John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In *Book Blast & Giveaway*

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the children’s historical fiction book written by Leigh Shearin, John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In. The blast will run June 1 – 3, 2016. JohnBloomDiggingIn

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

Book Description

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.

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About the Author: Leigh Shearin

leighshearin 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 central New York. Through all this, Leigh wrote stories and poems…some published; some tucked away. She is happiest living off the land and is an ardent supporter of local and sustainable farms, farmers and practices. Seasonal fresh produce from Winter’Rest Farm is even on the menus of some Farm-to-Fork restaurants in the Central New York. Leigh is also an accomplished photographer, working in Fine Art Photography from age 20, under the name M. Leigh Emery. Leigh writes fiction stories for middle-grade readers. Along with illustrator Kate Shearin, Leigh spins tales of self-sufficiency and independence, along with gentle agriculture education. Since historical fiction is also a lifetime interest, Leigh uses true stories of the past to bring inspiration and joy to modern-day children.

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Book Blast Giveaway

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: June 15, 11:59 pm, 2016

Open to: Internationally

Please enter the rafflecopter HERE.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Leigh Shearin and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to





6 thoughts on “John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In *Book Blast & Giveaway*

  1. I love to hear stories about families helping the war effort and each other in the 1940s. This sounds like an excellent story. Have you seen the Hallmark movie with Betty White, “The Lost Valentine.” It’s one of my favorite movies and covers this time period.

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    • I appreciate authors that give young readers a glimpse into what it may have been like to live through such an eventful period in our country’s history. I have not seen the movie, but am a fan of Betty White, and find Hallmark’s movies as real charmers. Thanks for stopping by to comment, Pat.

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  2. I love well written historical fiction for kids and the John Bloom series definitely fits the bill. I also learned things I was not aware occurred on the home front sure WWII. Thanks for taking part in the book blast!

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    • It’s important for kids to understand the hardships that past generations had to endure during wartime. Things that they may take for granted. Thanks for inviting me to take part in the book blast, and stopping by to comment, Stacie.


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