Today, we're joining TLC Book Tours for a stop along their current promotion. It stars a work of magically infused Middle Grade Fiction penned by a new voice in the arena that's just waiting to be devoured. No, really! You'll either be severely jonesing for an ice cream cone or want to avoid them (the basic flavors at least) for quite some time. Curious? GOOD because here comes today's blog tour guest and book of choice...
About the book...
Tabby Easterland wakes on her twelfth birthday to find herself magically transformed into the twenty-five-year-old "Ms. Mulligan," an event witnessed only by her young friends - the platinum-haired southern belle Dolly Hargrave and the hard-boiled urban detective wannabe Kat Dorsett. Hiding her true identity, Ms. Mulligan becomes a teacher at her own school, where a desperate search for answers lead the girls to seek out Tabby's long-lost father, discover an ancient mystical society, and fight the evil Black and White Sisters--witches determined to complete a long-planned curse upon Tabby. In a race against time, will love be enough to overcome the crippling curse and restore Tabby to her former self?
|...from the movie BIG...|
Think the movie BIG with a witchy twist.
Hey, it's just a bunch of hocus pocus, right? 😉
Seriously though, I had a hard time getting into it initially, I think because it focused so much on our leading "girl-turned-lady" fitting into her new world versus finding a fix. I mean, if it was me, I'd probably be hopping up and down to figure out a solution to this strange growth spurt with my current and future well being a very distant thought...I know, not exactly practical. What can I say? It holds shock value for sure, but while everyone wants to grow up, no one REALLY wants to do it ALL AT ONCE! Moving forward...
|...an ironically chosen still from HOCUS POCUS...|
Once we get the proverbial ball rolling, we pick up speed pretty fast! We go from finding scraps of clues here and there to building a complete backstory for both Tabby AND her family...which really was a surprise considering how her family tree fleshed out from a sampling to a full blooming oak! If those reveals weren't enough to set her head spinning, how about trying to convince her friends she actually WAS their friend, having to hide from her new BOYfriend because HELLO she's an adult (sorta) now, discovering her new powers, digesting flashes of the past and future, and realizing that the creepy feeling of being watched, isn't just a feeling...but REAL...and DEADLY. 😨 Yeah, there are SO MANY angles here, but it's definitely a case of the more the merrier.
In the end, we discover that while wishes are mighty and words hold much power, it's the intent that really counts...for better or worse. Even magic can't hide all truths, and an ugly soul is still an ugly soul. Something to remember when you put yourself out there in the world. Recommended for older Middle Grade readers and beyond!
About the author...
Tiffany Elaine grew up writing stories for her friends to read chapter-by-chapter instead of doing homework. She brought her love of words to a career in business and entertainment writing, but fiction remains her first love. Tiffany lives in North Carolina with her family. Ms. Mulligan and the Enchanted Ice Cream is her first novel. She's currently working on the next novel in the series, Ms. Mulligan and the Council of Butterflies.
(1) print edition of Ms. Mulligan and the Enchanted Ice Cream by Tiffany Elaine!
*Open to US/Canada residents; no P.O. Boxes please.
Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond with their mailing information, which will be passed on to the tour team/publisher for prize send out. SFIR is not responsible for lost prizes.
Special thanks to Lisa at TLC Book Tours for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the series (yes, there will be more!), the author, the publisher, THIS TOUR, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now via Ingram Elliott, so seek thee out a copy at your favorite brick & mortar or online bookstore. Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!