Welcome to the first ever ALL ABOUT THE SPONSORS BLOG HOP!  These kind members of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB (RRBC) donated their support during the 2017 conference, in the way of gift card and Kindle e-book donations for RRBC’s Gift Basket Raffle. They supported RRBC and RRBC is showing their thanks by pushing supporters book(s).  
Please pick up a copy of the title listed and after reading it, leave a review.  There are several books on tour today, so please visit the HOP’S main page to follow along.  
Also, for every comment that you leave along this tour, including on the HOP’S main page, your name will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!
And the Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso
It is a day like any other, except the intense heat wave has broken and signs of early fall are in the air.

Around the dining room table of her 100 year old farmhouse Micki Peluso’s six children along with three of their friends eagerly gulp down a chicken dinner. As soon as the last morsel is ravished, the lot of them is off in different directions. Except for the one whose turn it is to do the dishes. After offering her mother a buck if she’ll do them, with an impish grin, the child rushes out the front door, too excited for a hug, calling out, “Bye Mom,” as the door slams shut. For the Peluso’s the nightmare begins.

Micki and Butch face the horror every parent fears—awaiting the fate of one of their children. While sitting vigil in the ICU waiting room, Micki traverses the past, as a way of dealing with an inconceivable future.

From the bizarre teenage elopement with her high school sweetheart, Butch, in a double wedding with her own mother, to comical family trips across country in an antiquated camper with six kids and a dog, they leave a path of chaos, antics and destruction in their wake. Micki relives the happy times of raising six children while living in a haunted house, as the young parents grow up with their kids. She bravely attempts to be the man of the house while her husband, Butch is working out of town.

Hearing strange noises, which all the younger kids are sure is the ghosts, Micki tiptoes down to the cellar, shotgun in hand and nearly shoots an Idaho potato that has fallen from the pantry and thumped down the stairs. Of course her children feel obligated to tell the world.

Just when their lives are nearly perfect, tragedy strikes—and the laughter dies. A terrible accident takes place in the placid valley nestled within the Susquehanna Mountains in the town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. On a country lane just blocks from the family’s hundred year old haunted farmhouse, lives are changed forever.

In a state of shock, Micki muses through their delightful past to avoid confronting an uncertain future—as the family copes with fear and apprehension.

One of her six children is fighting for life in Intensive Care. Both parents are pressured by doctors to disconnect Noelle, their fourteen-year-old daughter. Her beautiful girl, funny and bright, who breathes life into every moment, who does cartwheels in piles of Autumn leaves, who loves to sing and dance down country roads, and above all loves her family with all her soul. How can Micki let this child go?

The family embarks upon yet another journey, to the other side of sorrow and grasps the poignant gift of life as they begin. . .to weep. . .to laugh. . .to grieve. . .to dance—and forgive.

Author:  ​Micki Peluso​
This blog hop sponsored by:  4WillsPublishing

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Educator, Author, Blogger, and supporter of Independent Writers. One mystery novel, The Neon Houses, Find me on Twitter @boom_lyn.

21 thoughts on “ALL ABOUT THE #RRBC SPONSORS BLOG HOP! ​@AndTheWhippoorwillSang

  1. Micki congratulations! And I just love the cover of your book. It’s gorgeous! It also brings to my attention that I do not have a copy, so must go out and get mine today.

    Linda, I love your blog and appreciate your support for Micki today.

    Everybody have a wonderful Easter!

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  2. I read and reviewed this book a few years back. that is, I read it three times. Each time I found something new to explore. This book is funny, poignant and sad, all at the same time. It makes us aware of all the drunk-driver accidents that happen all too frequently and the damage it does to the families of the victims.

    I highly recommend this book. Linda, thanks for hosting Micki’s book.


  3. This is one of the first books I read in RRBC. It is a strong testimonial of love lost, yet love experienced. Powerful writing. Thank you, Linda, for hosting Micki. ♥


  4. 🦋 Thanks so much for hosting, Micki today, Linda. This book is coming up very soon on my TBR. The reviews have been touching and this is clearly going to be an emotional, and inspirational reading experience.

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