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March Misfit - Giveaway & Sneak Peek

We're only three days away from the release of March Misfit by Barbara Stremikis and we're in full celebration mode.

Barbara has been kind enough to provide us with a sneak peek of her fabulous book and she's going to give away a copy of March Misfit this week! Just leave a comment any time this week to be entered in our drawing to win your own copy of March Misfit.

But I'm happy to say you don't have to wait until Friday to start reading March Misfit. We'll be posting the first three chapters of Barbara's book on the blog this week. Cool!

Here's what the story is about:

When a mudslide destroys her home and kills her parents, fifteen-year-old Cara Talbot is sent to live with a distant cousin, his wife, and five sons on a dairy farm in Indiana. The stink of cattle, a tiny bedroom loft, and two brothers who resent her intrusion make life a bitter struggle. As she copes with her grief, she finds solace caring for an autistic child, who helps her see the softer side of Nicolas March, another family misfit.


And here's Chapter One:

Willsford
September 1952


The old Ford hit a hole in the gravel road, jolting the six passengers until their heads nearly hit the ceiling. Cara bumped against twelve-year-old Gideon. With a surly grimace, he raised a shoulder and moved closer to the window. He wore black-rimmed, owl-like glasses and had straight dark hair like his mother.

His first words to her when they met were, “I’m twelve and I hate girls.”

...click here to continue reading Chapter One of March Misfit.


Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in our drawing to win a copy of March Misfit! And check back tomorrow for Chapter Two!

4 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

ooooo thanks! I'm off to check out the link :)

Blaize said...

Hope you like it, Juju!

Sofie said...

Fabulous first chapter and beautiful cover!

Blaize said...

Thanks, Sofie! Glad you liked it :)