****BLOG TOUR **** The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

I’m delighted to be on the Blog Tour for the fabulous The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald.  Not only do I have a giveaway but also the chance to win a grant for  your local bookstore!


This is a heartwarming tale that is perfect for an avid booklover like me.

As the title suggests, this book provides lots of ideas for different books to read.  Sara sets up a bookstore and is able to match titles to quirky local characters.  Some of her choices are off-the-wall and bring a humorous flavour to the book.

If you would like a chance to win a copy of this charming, big-hearted tale about the joy of books and community spirit, you can enter the Rafflecopter giveaway until the end of January 2016.

Even in these days of kindles and e-books, there’s nothing quite like going into a bookshop.  I can spend hours in there having a nice long chat with the well-read person behind the counter or  meandering through the shelves to see what gems I can discover (or until my husband and kids object!).  My local bookstore has been a fabulous source of these gems.

The publisher, SourceBooks Landmark, recognises this and has launched a “Readers, Recommend Your Bookstore” campaign.   Three nominated bookstores will receive grants from SourceBooks Landmark. This campaign was inspired by the phenomenal support that booksellers have given to The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald  which has been selected as the #1 Indie Next Great Read for January 2016


“Bookstores are the heart and soul of their community and have enormous impact on readers’ lives,” said Dominique Raccah, founder and CEO of Sourcebooks. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend inspired us to create a campaign that will not only give back to a few deserving bookstores, but hopefully highlight all the many wonderful bookstores that service communities across the country.”

Anyone can nominate their favorite bookstore at http://books.sourcebooks.com/readers-recommend-your-bookstore-sweepstakes/. Sourcebooks will award the winning bookstore with a $3,000 prize; two additional bookstores will each receive a $637 prize (the population of Bivald’s fictional Broken Wheel, Iowa). In addition to bookstores receiving prizes, weekly giveaways for those who nominate will be held throughout the campaign. Voting began on 4th January and closes on 19th February when the winning bookstores will be announced.

For my full review, see the post Recommended Reads

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend was published by Sourcebooks Landmark on the 1st January in the UK and on the 19th January in the USA.


Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark for an advance review copy – I loved it!