Blog Tour Stop: Papa’s Shoes by Madeline Sharples

Knowing that this story is fiction, it felt like it was a true story . . .

Synopsis for Papa’s Shoes

Papa’s Shoes, a work of fiction about immigration with a feminist and historical bent. At 99,968 words, Papa’s Shoes is a stand-alone novel with series potential.

Ira Schuman is determined to move his family out of their Polish shtetl to the hope and opportunities he’s heard about in America. But along the way he faces the death of three of his four sounds, a wife who does not have the same aspirations as his, and the birth of a daughter, Ava, conceived to make up for the loss of his boys. Ava grows up to be smart, beautiful, and very independent.

Besides having a feisty relationship with her overly-protective mother, Ava falls for the college man who directs her high school senior class play. With the news that she wants to marry a non-Jewish man, Ira realized that his plan to assimilate in the new world has backfired. Should the young couple marry, he must decide whether the banish his daughter from his family or welcome them with open arms. Even though he won’t attend their wedding, he makes her a pair a wedding shoes. In his mind, the shoes are simply a gift, not a peace offering.

I have to admit, I felt a little intimidated reading this book because it had Jewish words that I did not understand. But, that is what is so great about reading . . . You learn and your vocabulary grows.

Papa’s Shoes is a work of art, and again, I am adding it to the list of my favorite history books (even though it is fiction, to me, it still fits). I hope you enjoy it just as much as me. I give Papa’s Shoes ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ for how beautiful it was written, and the connect I felt with the characters.

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Blog Tour Stop – Ascenders Saga by C. L. Gaber

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Are you interested in a young adult read that transports you to something similar to limbo? Something with time travel? Romance? Adventure and more? Read below and be intrigued like I was in the Ascenders Saga by C. L. Gaber!

Synopsis for Ascenders Saga Volume One, High School for the Recently Departed

Welcome to the Ascenders Academy where there is absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences.

Walker Callaghan, 17, is dead.

She doesn’t go to heaven or hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where teenagers have one thing in common: They were the morning announcement at their high schools because they died young.

These high school kids are now caught in a strange “in-between” zone where life hasn’t changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques.

“There are even cheerleaders in death,” Walker observes.

It’s not a coincidence that the music teacher is a guy named Kurt who “used to have this band.” The drama teacher, Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie.

Principal King explains the rules – there are none. Why? You Can’t die twice.

You’re just there to learn because the human brain isn’t fully formed until you’re 24.

By the way, you can’t get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside.

But falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do . . . Because no one knows how long you’ll stay in this realm or what’s next.

“Losing someone you love would be like dying twice,” Walker says.

Synopsis for Ascenders Saga Volume Two, Skypunch

In the Midst – a place for those who die young – there are no rules except one.

And Walker Callaghan, dead at seventeen, just broke it. She briefly revisited her earthly life . . . And the punishment is eternal. Longing fo her rebel love interest, Daniel Reid, Walker finds an ally in Cass, whose attraction to her is as alive as he is. “Life is short,” he tells her.

“I’m banking on eternity. With you.”

In the second book of the Ascenders Saga, a realm-jumping journey takes Walker and Daniel back to life again when they search for something buried in history. They team with students from several other schools in the middle realm including a place for teens born with oddities.

It’s home to the Claires . . . Beautiful, ruthless, and quite dead seventeen-year-old quads who each have a different clairvoyant gift.

Can Walker survive another adventure of an afterlife-time – or will she find herself on the downside of eternity?

Synopsis for Ascenders Saga Volume Three, OMORROW

Get Ready For More Of Your Favorite Ascenders Characters in Ascenders OMORROW.

Expired at seventeen and living in a middle world for those who died young ,Walker Callaghan and her rebellious love, Daniel Reid, have been tasked with an insurmountable mission: Find something hidden in the past that will forever change everything for the living and the dead.

Sent to a place where a second can mean a lifetime, Walker and Daniel find their existence threatened as they scour New York City decades to find the lost, secret writings of Albert Einstein. They are warned, “Die in the past and you will never be born in the future.”

History has a way of being rewritten by those who defy the odds. In the third book of the Ascenders Saga, will Walker manage to survive or delete her own story?

Synopsis for Ascenders Saga Volume Four, Ascenders 11:11

“In the Midst – a place for those who departed young – there is a fate worse than death. It’s the passing of true love. Tat-covered Daniel Reid’s memory has been erased by his sadistic father. Walker Callaghan must face her destiny alone.

Alliances shift in the fourth book of the Ascenders Saga. Only twice a day at 11:11 – a time when all things converge – is everyone and everything clear.

Forced to run to The Other Side, Walker and Daniel discover the afterlife would they previously knew was only the beginning of the vastness. In a new realm of illusion and deception, there are no rules except one: Rock bottom builds heroes.

TO BE CONTINUED WITH BOOK 5

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