My Country Cousins: Journey To Juniper Junction
By Heather N Quinn
Babblegarden Publishing Ltd.
If you love fun-filled, lighthearted adventures you’ll love the My Country Cousins series!
Ten-year-old Gemma Merriman longs for adventure. Leaving her home in England to spend the holidays with her Canadian cousins, she hopes she’ll have the best summer ever. But will she? Right from the start Gemma faces challenges she never imagined.
Join Gemma as she explores her newfound independence in Journey to Juniper Junction. This story, the first in the My Country Cousins series, is a fun, fast-paced read. Glowing with warmth and humour, it celebrates the joys of growing up.
What a treasure! Gemma is going to go visit her cousins in Canada, she’ll be flying by herself from England. She faces challenges that are totally relatable for younger readers. I love the secret rooms and the fun that they have together. A great beginning to what I believe will be a wholesome series for young girls everywhere. The writing is great for beginners without feeling juvenile for adult readers. The pacing is steady and the plot is one that will resonate with pre-teens across the globe. One of my favorite parts was the word count at the end of each chapter – it really gives you a sense of accomplishment. I can’t wait to see what Gemma and her cousins get into next!
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About The Authors
Heather N Quinn is the pen name of the mother and daughter writing team of Heather MacDonald and Quinn Slobodin. They reside with their families in Ontario, Canada.
Heather was born in Scotland and emigrated to Canada with her family in 1963. She grew up in Ontario on a small hobby farm. In 1990, she moved to England with her husband and young daughter, Quinn. Heather worked as a magazine features writer for national magazines and had three more children while living in the UK. Returning to Canada in 1998, she was a full-time mum, during which time she published short fiction. Today, Heather once again lives in the country, where she tends a big garden filled with vegetables and flowers. She loves to cook and bake, and to spend time with her family. Writing children’s stories with Quinn brings her great joy.
Quinn was born in Canada. She moved with her parents to England at the age of two and spent eight formative years on the Wirral Peninsula. Her childhood in England, and then her returning to Canada at the age of ten, is what helps her to understand Gemma, the protagonist in the My Country Cousins series. Growing up in a big family whose motto was the same as the Merrimans of Almosta Farm, “If you can’t behave, be funny!” Quinn has lots of funny childhood experiences to draw upon for her writing. Today, she has two little girls of her own. Their antics continue to provide lots of fun stuff to write about.
Huge thanks to Heather & Quinn for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review! To get your hands on a copy of Journey To Juniper Junction click the link below!
I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday, have a great week!