Sunday, January 19, 2020

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The Bus Ride by Joanie Chevalier - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway


The Bus Ride: A Zany Busnapping Adventure


When Devon discovers his car stolen, he must find transportation to get to his destination before the deadline to get what’s rightfully his: the urn containing one-fifth of his deceased momma. He hops on Bus No. 255 and changes the course of the route. As the passengers’ personalities and needs emerge, they go from being strangers to a bonded family within hours as they fight for each other, and themselves… in more ways than one. Funny and sentimental, this story will grab your heart as you cheer everyone on Bus Route No. 255, maybe even the busnapper.


Meet the passengers on Bus No. 255, an unlikely group of people who have no choice but to try to get along and survive when their bus gets busnapped. Meet Devon, who has a deadline he must meet, or risk losing what’s his; Doug, a dreamer of a better life, but first must face a sad truth; Frankie, a life full of loneliness, but unexpectedly becomes a hero; Gloria, a woman who finds validation in the most unexpected place; Autumn, a girl who desires a family, and a sense of belonging; Dave, a man seeking justice and equality, learns to love himself as he is; and the Garcia family, whose family ties brings them to the brink of danger. Follow these passengers as they each fulfill their destinies, together.


Purchase Link - http://getbook.at/TheBusRide

My Review
The Bus Ride is a quick, short read that is full of humor, adventure, and is, in the end, a story of family and friendship. 
A bus driver with a hoity-toity wife who expects to live a lavish lifestyle is just going about his day, driving his normal route. But one passenger is about to change everything. When Devon gets on Bus No. 255, he takes everyone hostage. But he has a good reason. And it's because of him that the other passengers slowly let their stories come to light as well. 
They're all unique in their own way, and I really enjoyed how different each character was. I think my favorite character may have been Dave, but I also thought Gloria was a sweet, caring person who wanted to keep everyone safe and happy in whatever way she could.
I actually really liked this novella. I went into it not sure what I was getting into, but by the end, I had laughed, shed a few tears, and found myself in a really good mood. 
I'd recommend The Bus Ride to anyone looking for a quick, silly read that will also tug at your heartstrings a little.
4 stars!



Author Bio –
Joanie Chevalier is a multi-genre Indie Author; Founder & Editor of RAC Online Magazine: Promoting and Encouraging the Reader/Author Connection; and Founder of Our Indie Author Room FB Group, a place where writers in all stages of their career go to learn, inspire, and teach.


Joanie loves the outdoors and nature, reading and supporting fellow indie authors. Her writing is a blend of everything she likes to read: suspense, horror, crime, psychological, non-fiction, and a good short story. She thinks her two Chihuahuas look adorable in sweaters.





Giveaway to Win a Signed copy of The Bus Ride: A Zany Busnapping Adventure (Open INT)
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you Jasmine for featuring my newest book on your blog. I appreciate everything you do for authors and readers. :o) All the best, Joanie

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