Monday, October 27, 2014


Monday Musings
If my former teachers could see me now, they wouldn't believe it. I'm reading about two books a week, reviewing them, and working on three books of my own. This from a girl who hated to read and hated book reports even more.
Today, I'm happy to host Kelly Hashway and her MG novel THE CURSE OF THE GRANVILLE FORTUNE #1.

Title: Curse of the Granville Fortune (Granville Fortune #1)
Publication Date:  October 21, 2014
Publisher:  Tantrum Books
Author: Kelly Hashway

Find the fortune, break the curse!


The hunt is on for an ancient treasure tied to nine-year-old J.B.’s family history. He’s been having visions that make him sweaty, lightheaded, and certain he’s turning into some kind of freak—or worse, going insane. But things are worse than he imagined. The visions stem from a family curse. An ancient ancestor was accused of stealing the massive Granville fortune, and now J.B.’s entirely family will suffer.


To break the curse, J.B. must find and return the Granville’s stolen property. But he’s not the only one searching for the treasure. As he sets out on his journey through a dark and foreboding forest, he’ll battle his worst fears and fight terrifying creatures along the way. And when he meets two others who share the missing pieces of his visions and suffer from the same curse, the three soon realize they need to work together to break the curse before it’s too late.

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My Review
By Kelly Hashway

What do you think of when you hear the words “Enchanted Forest?” Lovely fairy like creatures with transparent wings flittering about? The sound of music drifting through the air? Sweet smelling flowers and shiny leafed trees? A forest you’d love to visit?

In Author Kelly Hashway’s MG novel, THE CURSE OF THE GRANVILLE FORTUNE, J. B. and his sister, Holly, become lost in a forest, a forest where their worst nightmares become a reality. J. B. has visions. An old woman tells him he’ll be cursed until he returns what was taken. In his vision two others are with him. He doesn’t know who they are or what was taken, just that he was cursed. In their search for meaning to his visions, J. B. and Holly end up in Braeden Forest, where they might possibly find the answers.

THE CURSE OF THE GRANVILLE FORTUNE has a lot of characters, a lot of twists and turns and surprises. People are not always what they seem, and J. B., along with Holly and a girl named Noelle, don’t know who to trust in their quest to discover what was stolen, by whom, and what it means to each of the kids and their families. There’s plenty of action for young readers. J. B. is a good older brother, protective of his sister and Noelle. And you may just be surprised at some of the twists and turns in the story. This book would make a nice addition to school libraries, public libraries and your own personal library.

I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.




Kelly Hashway grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.


Author Links:  Website  | Twitter Facebook | Goodreads

Giveaway Information:  Winner will be drawn November 21, 2014

·        Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Curse of the Granville Fortune by Kelly Hashway (INT)

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Also, C. Lee McKenzie is reviewing STAR OF THE TEAM today on her blog. Stop by and say "Hi."

Happy Reading.



  1. You are on a roll. I hated book reports too.

    1. I used the jacket flap cover whenever possible, Pat. You think the teacher knew? :)

  2. Congratulations, Kelly!
    You used to hate to write? Now that's funny.

  3. Always interesting how we change over time, isn't it? Great to have your book on my blog today,

    1. Yes, it is, C Lee. Hopefully we change for the best.
      Thank for hosting me. Going over there now.