Blog Tour- THE GIRL IN THE '67 BEETLE by @LindaLatte With An Excerpt & #Giveaway! @RockstarBkTours

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE GIRL IN THE '67 BEETLE by Linda Lenhoff Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Link in bio.

 

About The Book:

Title: THE GIRL IN THE '67 BEETLE

Author: Linda Lenhoff

Pub. Date: June 18, 2021

Publisher: Laurel Canyon Press

Formats: Papreback, eBook

Pages: 284

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org


Amy Shepherd greets the one-year anniversary of her divorce by throwing herself a celebratory dinner of once-forbidden foods (frozen dinner from Trader Joe’s, no salad at all, and lots of dessert) and giving away all of her married-life possessions. The art director of Kids Press, Amy has been assigned to revise the story of Goldilocks, and she finds her own life reflecting a similar tale. Will she fall for a man who’s a little too old (but exciting), a man who’s a little too young (but awfully exciting looking), or a man who’s just right, at least as far as her friends are concerned? Or will she bring Goldilocks’ story—and her own—up to date with a little help from high-technology and the Goldilocks Planet theory? Can Amy resolve issues with her ex, her failing publishing company, plus her best friend’s quandary about working in a museum that’s been universally panned? Amy will have to decide how her own tale will end, all the while driving her beloved powder blue convertible through the streets of Santa Monica, where she has become known as the Girl in the ’67 Beetle, the only thing in her life that, so far at least, feels just right.

Linda Lenhoff is the author of Life a la Mode and Latte Lessons.

Praise for The Girl in the '67 Beetle
“I am so happy to keep company with smart, witty, and lovable characters. I rooted for all involved and applauded every romantic and professional payoff that The Girl in the ’67 Beetle delivered.
Elinor Lipman, author of Good Riddance, On Turpentine Lane, and The Family Man

I enjoyed this book so much I realized I wanted to start dating again and joined an online dating site! The Girl in the '67 Beetle is an utterly charming novel that zips along at a fun, brisk pace. You'll love the wide range of funny, quirky characters and the witty dialogue throughout will make you laugh out loud time and again. What a delight!
Renee Swindle, author of Shake Down the Stars, A Pinch of Ooh La La, and Please Please Please

 

Excerpt:

I am scanning the aisles of Trader Joe’s, looking for something celebratory but inexpensive for dinner. It is my anniversary, and I realize I’m acting a little like a New Agey Hallmark card for a thirty-four-year-old celebrating the first anniversary of her divorce (and you just know the card would be too pink, with a girl holding a martini glass with too much martini in it). And for reasons I’ll never understand, her feet would be pointy.

Trader Joe’s is the grocery store where I came as a college student to buy very cheap wine (I still buy it) and big blocks of cheese (I’ve cut down on the cheese—dairy, you know). The store looks brand new, having undergone renovation this past year. A lot like me, but more fluorescent and way more noticeable. You can now find some form of chocolate at the end of almost every aisle. Something that makes me think they know I shop here, or there are a lot more women like me than I ever thought.

A crowd has gathered around the low-carb section, which thankfully isn’t too large an area. Lots of women studying the fine print. An older man is watching the low-carb folks, too. He looks at me, and we share a smile. He then accidentally turns and knocks over an entire rack of chocolate bars (the ones with the white wrappers and hazelnuts inside, a very good choice), and the whole group of low carb-ettes turns to see, with looks of longing on their determined faces. The older man looks slightly bemused.

“You’re a tempter, is that it?” I ask, helping him pick up the bars. I put one in my basket. I don’t care if it fell on the floor. It’s wrapped.

“Who could resist?” he says, with a mischievous smile on his face. “Thanks for the help. I should buy you a chocolate bar,” he says.

“Please, I’m over thirty,” I joke. “You should buy me two.”

“I don’t think they’d approve,” he says with a nod to the low-carbettes. They’ve all gone back to reading the confusing low-carb packaging with all the tiny print tucked under the fold. I can never make it past the first line of text. Food shouldn’t come with so many instructions.

“Well, enjoy your not-good-for-you treats,” I say.

“Dark chocolate is very good for you, I’ve heard,” my older man says, waving a dark chocolate-with-cherries bar at me.

“I don’t have a problem with milk chocolate,” I say. “You could call it a personal health study I’m conducting. All the results aren’t in yet, but so far, I’m finding I’m a lot happier when I see that the store has refilled the selection. I don’t even necessarily need to buy one—it’s just something about knowing they’re here.”

“In times of need,” he says, completing my thoughts. No one’s done that in a while. I laugh and wave, then head for wine. He waves back then goes to the premade frozen-dinner-with-a-flair section. Most of which serves one. I hit that section already. Trader Joe’s can tell you a lot about a person. 

 

About Linda Lenhoff:

Linda Lenhoff  has worked in publishing as a writer and editor for several years, having edited nearly everything from makeup techniques (apply blush up and over the “apples” of your cheeks) at Seventeen Magazine to migraine studies (cut back on that chocolate) at research institutes. She has earned an MFA in Creative Writing, and her next novel, *Your Actual Life May Vary, will be published in 2022. Linda lives in California’s Bay Area with her husband and daughter.

 

Contact Linda at lenhoff@informativity.com, https://lindalattelessons.wordpress.com. Author photo by Haley Nelson.

 

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE GIRL IN THE '67 BEETLE, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

2/7/2022

Rockstar Book Tours

Kickoff Post

2/7/2022

Mythical Books

Guest Post/IG Post

2/8/2022

Cindys Love of Books

Review

2/8/2022

Daily Waffle

Excerpt/IG Post

2/9/2022

Unconventional Quirky bibliophile

Guest Post/IG Post

2/9/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

2/10/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

2/10/2022

Jaime's Book World

Excerpt

2/11/2022

Lisa Loves Literature

Guest Post

2/11/2022

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

Week Two:

2/14/2022

@coffeesipsandreads

Review/IG Post

2/14/2022

Webreakforbooks

IG Post

2/15/2022

Rajiv's Reviews

Review/IG Post

2/15/2022

Coffee and Wander Book Reviews

Review/IG Post

2/16/2022

Fire and Ice

Review/IG Post

2/16/2022

The Girl Who Reads

Review/IG Post

2/17/2022

Buried Under Books

Review

2/17/2022

BookHounds

Review/IG Post

2/18/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Review/IG Post

2/18/2022

Prison Wife Reviews

Review/IG Post


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