Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Book Review: Jesus, Mo, and Cheese Puffs By Lisa Boucher

Join Lisa Boucher, author of the cozy fiction novel, Jesus, Mo, and Cheese Puffs, as she tours the blogosphere  August 5 - October 25, 2013 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

Jesus Mo and Cheese PuffsJESUS, MO, AND CHEESE PUFFS

By: Lisa Boucher

Published: February 18, 2013


Flo has been playing the lottery once a week for the past 25 years. Finally one day her prayers are answered and she wins $40,000. Due to an accident many years before, she has a bad eye and wears an eye patch.  Her husband, Mo, convinces her to use to money to fix her eye.  They make an appointment with a "TV Doctor" and head west to California.  Along the way, their travels put them in the path of others and makes for an adventure Flo and Mo will never forget.  

This isn't one of those great literary fiction novels, but instead, a "feel good" story.  One that can't help to make you see the people you interact with differently.  Flo and Mo have a wonderfully endearing relationship with each other.  They are of retirement age, and finally have extra money to do something special with it.  They aren't strangers to hard times after losing their down-syndrome son, Jimmy, much too early. Mo, still struggles with his acceptance of Jimmy's death and isn't quite so forgiving of Flo's God, whom she prays to on a regular basis.

Flo is self-conscious about her bad eye and patch and has ended up not engaging in some of the things she loves because she is so self-conscious about it.  When Mo suggests getting her eye fixed, she is very nervous about it, but agrees to it for Mo. Her favorite snack is cheese puffs and packs plenty to keep her nerves at bay for the trip.

Along the way, Flo and Mo meet many strangers who all show them a lesson or two on life.  Flo and Mo are easily waylaid on their trip due to their need to help others.  But, their interactions will prove to be something quite amazing.

I don't want to give any more away from this short, delightful story.  You will have to read it to find out if Flo gets her eye fixed and who Flo and Mo meet on their travels.  This story is perfect if you are looking for a light, quick read that will fill your heart with joy.



Lisa Boucher has Sicilian roots and thinks about cooking and food about as often as she thinks about writing more books! In her spare time she travels, holds a BA in English, works part-time as a nurse, and makes pesto and homemade granola, naming her local cottage product line (Simple Grace). Lisa is married, and has twin sons that play college football.

Next book in the pipeline: "Black Butterflies White Fences," an interracial love story was published on July 29, 2013.


Jesus, Mo, and Cheese Puffs Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Tuesday, August 6 - Book reviewed at Season of Opportunities
Tuesday, August 6 - Guest blogging and 1st chapter reveal at My Devotional Thoughts
Thursday, August 8 - Interviewed at Broowaha
Friday, August 9 - Guest blogging at From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, August 13 - Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Wednesday, August 14 - 1st chapter reveal at Examiner
Thursday, August 15 - Guest blogging at Inside BJ's Head
Monday, August 19 - Book featured at Between the Covers
Tuesday, August 20 - Guest blogging at She Writes
Wednesday, August 21 - Interviewed at My Devotional Thoughts
Thursday, August 22 - 1st chapter reveal at Margay Leah Justice
Monday, August 26 - Guest blogging at The Writer's Life
Wednesday, August 28 - Interviewed at Review From Here
Thursday, August 29 - Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Friday, August 30 - Guest blogging at Straight From the Author's Mouth
Monday, September 2 - Book featured at Reading Rendezvous Reviewz
Tuesday, September 3 - Interviewed at Reading Rendezvous Reviewz
Wednesday, September 4 - Guest blogging at Reading Rendezvous Reviewz
Thursday, September 5 - 1st chapter review at Reading Rendezvous Reviewz
Friday, September 6 - Guest blogging at Read 2 Review
Tuesday, September 10 - Book reviewed at Sincerely Stacie
Thursday, September 12 - Book reviewed at My Devotional Thoughts
Monday, September 16 - Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, September 18 - 1st chapter reveal at Literary Winner
Thursday, September 19 - 1st chapter reveal at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Tuesday, September 24 - Book reviewed and guest blogging at B & M Review Gazette
Thursday, September 26 - Book reviewed at Sidewalk Shoes
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I was sent a copy of this book for review. This review is my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any other way for this review.

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