Sep 5, 2014

Eclair goes to Stella's by Michelle Weidenbenner ~ a fun children's book on Tour & #giveaway


Hi, I’m Éclair and I’m seven. My sister Meggie is two. When mom got sick we had to go live with Stella, my dad’s mom, the one with maroon colored hair. I begged Dad not to make us stay with her because she beat her horse and was going to eat her rooster, but he didn’t believe me. Even after I pretended I was going to barf, he
left us with Stella.

So there we were, Meggie and me, on a strange pink farm with a skinny horse, a mean rooster, and Stinky Stella who
had a living room filled with dead deer heads.

What would she do to us?

Would we end up on her wall too?

Book Reading Age
First – Third grade GIRLS. 5 – 9 year olds

My Review :
A cute and fun book for younger readers.  Just a little warning for some more sensitive children, the grandma "Stella" has animal head on her wall - she hunts and farms so for those who might be over sensitive about animals I thought I should let you know.

Overall a cute and fun story.  Well written with a few minor flow issues at the beginning but otherwise a fun read for younger readers.  A story that teaches children not to judge based on first impressions and misconceptions but to give others a chance to show who they truly are.

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eclair pic
“Do you want to name her?” Stella said. 
I squeezed my eyes to think again. “Star. She looks like a movie star.” 
I love it.”  Stella reached up to give me a high-five. “Star, it is.”  

About the Author

Michelle grew up in the suburbs of Detroit with five brothers.  She enjoys writing her novels and encouraging writers and readers alike. She is living her dream writing stories of real people searching for their dreams and confronting their fears, showing the passion of the characters' plights, often giving her the ability to show the reader the 'other' side of the story. When she is not writing she enjoys life on the tennis court and is known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.”

Her debut novel, CACHE a PREDATOR, a geocaching mystery. was launched in July, 2013 and has been an Amazon best-seller in the crime/thriller category.  Her other works include: Willow, Scattered Links, Kelly’s Story, Eclair Series, and The Vision in a Kiss.  She has won contests in both The Writer’s Journal and The Writer’s Digest. Love is Just a Word (Scattered Links) was a bronze medalist is the 2010 Frasier Contest, a 2011 semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis Contest, and won the Aspiring Writer’s Contest withe THE READING ROOM, 2013.

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5 Lucky Winners !!
1st Prize - $25 or Paypal Cash (WW) plus Sterling Silver & Brass Horse Charm Necklace and Signed Eclair Book 
4 more winners will each receive a Signed Eclair Book
(Amazon GC/Paypal Cash open Worldwide - Necklace/Signed books open to US/CA/UK)
Ending on Thursday 25th September at 11.59pm EST

Horse Charm Necklace from Chapman Jewelers , Warsaw, Indiana 
 Sterling Silver and Brass 
Brown Satin Cord - Extends 16" - 18"
(not red cord as shown in image)

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Disclosure: I received free the item(s) mentioned in this post in exchange for my honest review through Beck Valley Books. Regardless ~ All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”.


  1. I read this one last night, so cute.

  2. She should go to Australia.

  3. Coming from a long line of families that have "animals hanging on their walls", I never would have thought of a child being fazed by it. Since you mentioned it, I see it in another light.

  4. Yes, Eclair had never seen deer heads on a wall. That was a new experience for her, one that maybe a few city kids would never have experienced either. Lol. Thanks for reading the story and sharing it here! I appreciate what you do for authors.


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