Wednesday, August 6, 2014

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - One Smart Cookie by Kym Brunner

Young Adult Contemporary
Published by Omnific Publishing
Released July 15, 2014

Sixteen year old Sophie Dumbrowski, is an adorably inept teen living above her family-owned Polish bakery with her man-hungry mother and her spirit-conjuring grandmother, who together, are determined to find Sophie the perfect boyfriend.

But when Sophie meets two hot guys on the same day, she wonders if  this a blessing or a curse. And is Sophie’s inability to choose part of the reason the bakery business is failing miserably? The three generations of women need to use their heads, along with their hearts, to figure things out…before it’s too late.

This is a cute story about adorkable teen Sophie, the relationship she has with her mother and grandmother, Sophie's wish for a boyfriend and the comedic results that happen along the way that occurs with both the help of some magic charms cast by her grandmother.

I loved Sophie's grandmother, but not so much her mother, who was argumentative and stubborn. But at the same time I'm sure it's hell trying to raise a teenage daughter and keep the family business going. The charm may or may not have worked in Sophie's favor when she meets not one, but two guys who are interested in her; but with the bakery in serious financial trouble, the arguments with her mother, and trying to date two guys becomes more than Sophie was ready to handle. But is it the spirit Dola who is causing so much trouble? You'll just have to read to find out :)


Book provided in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author
As the saying goes, I'm pretty much an open book. What do you want to know?  

HOMELAND: I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois (Woo-hoo! Best city in the world!), but currently live in a northwest suburb that's still close enough to get to the city in 40 minutes. Almost all of my stories take place in and around Chicago since it's the only region where I've lived. I wish I could write a story that takes place in Greece, but I'd need to go there first. (Hint, hint, Husband)

SPARE TIME: I love to read and write obviously, but I also LOVE movies and reality TV. There, I said it. Point fingers all you want, laugh at me, but my brain wants what it wants and I've never been a good disciplinarian. Just ask my students or my lovely daughters, who laughed all the way out of the house after they did a few loads of laundry as "punishment." 

FAMILY: I've been blessed with three beautiful daughters, a very tall, intelligent, and debonair husband (who might read this so I have to be really nice so I can get that trip to Greece), and two adorable dogs. Life's pretty damn good, for which I am super thankful. 

WORK: Starting at the tender age of 14, I've been employed. First, as a hot dog wrangler (Sammie's in the Portage Park area of Chicago), then an old-fashioned sign maker and cashier for PG Berland's Paints, then in high school as an A-Accurate Answering Service operator (loved the job - hated the perverts who used to call and breathe heavy) and finally, for most of my life. . . a teacher. I'm teach 7th grade reading and writing all day long! And they pay me! What could be better than that?


  1. Thanks for reading, reviewing, and hosting my giveaway! Glad you enjoyed reading Cookie!

    xoxo, KYM

    1. You are most welcome! I really enjoyed Sophie's story :)