Monday, August 12, 2013

Jesus, Mo, and Cheese Puffs by Lisa Boucher - Blog Tour

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Flo’s deformed eye doesn’t bother her a bit. Nope. Never mind the eye patch or her aversion to mirrors. But when she wins $40,000 in the lottery, she decides to get one of those “TV doctors” to fix her bad eye. It’s a long way from Indiana to California, so she and Mo, pack along some extra bags of cheese puffs for the trip.

Funny thing about life, it doesn’t always follow a plan. Flo and Mo, primed for an adventure, get sidetracked at every turn. For one, there’s the young family with the broken-down car they stop to help only two hours into the trip. Turns out there’s more to the young family than either of them could ever imagine. On to Hooker, Oklahoma, where they stumble into a wake for the town hero—High Henry,

a Clydesdale horse, who shows the town it’s not the package but the heart inside that matters. At a farmer’s market in Pasadena, Jostlin’ Jack and Angel—a happy if homeless couple, suggest Flo “wear the world like a loose garment.” Angel’s words come back to Flo when the plastic surgeon wants to rework her whole face and make her into something she’s not. Realizing at last the only limitations in life are the ones she puts on herself, Flo opens her heart to the possibilities.

Jesus, Mo and Cheese Puffs is the kind of story that asks you to look and find the magic in every single encounter.
E-book available for purchaseon Amazon

My Thoughts:
What caught my eye about this book was the title. What did Jesus, Mo and Cheese Puffs have in common? Flo, Mo's wife is a church going woman, and loves Jesus. Flo also loves Cheese Puffs. Flo struggles with insecurity after her eye has been damaged from an accident. She has worn and eye patch for years, but after winning the lottery, her husband wants her to get her eye fixed so she will no longer be self-conscious about it. The book has a certain appeal, as each day becomes an adventure and interesting things that come up as they travel cross country. On the way to California, to see the Hollywood surgeon, Flo and Mo come across a number of people they stop and help. You can really make a connection to Mo and Flo and various other characters in the book. Kind of makes you feel like you are right there traveling with them. The author certainly seems to have talent and potential.

About the Author:
Lisa Boucher has Sicilian roots and thinks about cooking and food about as often as she thinks about writing more books! In her spare time she travels, holds a BA in English, works part-time as a nurse, and makes pesto and homemade granola, naming her local cottage product line (Simple Grace). Lisa is married, and has twin sons that play college football.

Next book in the pipeline: “Black Butterflies White Fences,” an interracial love story. Coming late spring or early this summer.
I received this book from the author and and Pump Up Your Book in exchange for my review and participation in the Pump Up Your Book Blog Tour

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