John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In Blog Tour

BeachBoundbooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the children’s historical fiction book John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In by Leigh Shearin from May 10 – May 31, 2016. We are happy to be providing a review for the tour. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at then end. Thanks for stoping by!

About the Book

Title: John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In | Author: Leigh Shearin Genre: Children’s Historical Fiction | Number of Pages: 106 | Publication Date: January 22, 2016 | Summary: The fun continues in Appleside, NJ, as John Bloom and his pals live, laugh, and watch the incredible events of late 1942 as they unfold across the world. The attack on Pearl Harbor has brought America into the
global war, and everyone’s involved- even children! Join them as they do what they can to help with the war effort, even from a small, rural, American town.

**My Review**

I really enjoyed reading John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In. We typically read and review fantasy and have never really read a historical fiction so I wasn’t sure what to expect. This book is a fun and very interesting read. There is plently of history facts in the story and I found myself wanting to look up more about some of the things that were mentioned. The book follows John Bloom and his friends. Together they are the America Boys Club, or Sullivan’s Crew later in the book. The boys with the help of their friend, 90 year old Mr. Hutchins, build a Victory Garden and try to do their part to help America in the war. The book is the second in a series. I believe that if you wanted you could read this without having to read the first book. While reading you will get some of the backstory from the first book. However, I did read the first book and highly recommend reading both. Both books are fun and have you wanting to read more. John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In end with “THE END (for now)…” I look forward to more adventures with John Bloom and his friends.

About the Author: Leigh Shearin

Leigh Shearin is a farmer, writer, photographer, baker, and lifetime dreamer.

Leigh earned a B.A. degree in Studio Art at Maryville College and worked as a graphic artist before earning an ASS degree in Culinary Art.  She has worked as a chef, baker and culinary arts instructor.  Most recently, she and her husband bought rural land and are developing Winter’Rest, a small farm in
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0 thoughts on “John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In Blog Tour

  1. Stacie Theis says:

    I’m so happy you enjoyed a book outside your normal genre. I have to admit I wasn’t sure what to expect of a historical fiction book for kids when I read the first one, but the author does a wonderful job of capturing her readers’ attention. It’s funny that you looked up stuff from the book because I did exactly the same thing. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the book.