Butterfly Love From Above by Melissa Stuart Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 8/5/22}

Jul 12, 2022 | 1 comment

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”

Book Details:

Category:  Children’s Fictions (ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Book
Publisher:  Performance Publishing Group
Release date:   April, 2022
Formats Available for Review: print – softback (USA only), e-book PDF
Tour dates: July 11 to July 29, 2022
Content Rating:  G – Suitable for everyone. 

Book Description:

This is the heartwarming story of one little girl’s journey through grief. After losing her best friend—a butterfly named Twinkle—Star must search to rediscover her sunshine. The loss of Twinkle has kept Star under a dark cloud for some time, but her journey towards betterment will touch the hearts of all readers! Star is amazed to discover that she can reclaim her own sunshine by helping others who are also stuck under a dark cloud of their own! And she’ll realize that her light is even brighter than before! Star’s love for Twinkle—and her pony, Luna—will show readers the beauty, joy, and healing power that animals can bring to our lives! Her journey will remind us that there is something beautiful to see when we take a moment to “always look up!”

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Review By LAWonder10:

Butterfly Love From Above is a cute story based on actual events.

For a child who has lost a pet or has experienced similar grief, this is sure to be added comfort.

The Illustrator, Kate Solenova, did a very good job in creating soft pastel watercolor images.

The only negative was the lack of a smooth transition between the first part of the story and the latter half.

It has an uplifting message and the author’s note at the end of the book about the origin of the story, was a great addition.

I feel the age recommendation is “off”.  To me, it is too wordy for most three and four year old toddlers. I feel a better recommendation would be between the ages of five to nine.

I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.

*This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.

Guest Post:

“Obstacles are Detours in the Right Direction”

We make our plans and think we have it all figured out, and then life happens! Nobody likes
obstacles in their path when they are focused on a dream and a mission. But looking back from
where I am now, I am forever thankful for those obstacles that turned into detours in the right
For over 15 years I worked in the Fitness industry and taught classes all over the country. My
husband played in the NHL and was traded six times throughout his career, so no matter what
state we were living in, I could always find a local gym to teach at. It was always our plan that
after he retired, I would make my longtime dream of opening my own Spin boutique studio
finally come true. We moved to LA and begun the studio search, when unexpectedly, my back
ruptured after a day of horseback riding. My dreams went up in smoke that day! The next couple
years I endured multiple spinal surgeries and physical setbacks. It was the most devastating
time in my life.
Obstacles truly are blessings in disguise because right before my back injury, we had tried to
start a lease three different times, for a space for my studio, and all three fell through. I
remember being so frustrated because all the reasons our contracts weren’t being accepted
didn’t make sense. I didn’t see it at the time, but if we had signed with any of those three
spaces, we would have been stuck in a 5-year lease with a worldwide pandemic that none of us
saw coming just around the corner. I also never would have imagined I would be unable to
teach fitness classes, let alone do much of anything physical with three spinal surgeries in my
near future!
Being unable to do what I loved the most, which was riding horses and teaching spin classes, I
found a new passion for writing. It became such a therapeutic and healing way for me to keep
my mind off what I no longer could do. This book means the world to me because it’s based on
my true story. I hope to share with both adults and children, about the magic healing horses and
butterflies can bring just by being in their presence and that the best way to find our own
sunshine when we find ourselves under a dark cloud, is by shining our light on others who may
also be stuck in a storm of their own.
I’m so grateful for the obstacles and detours I encountered, which led me to writing this story!
It’s been an unexpected gift that has helped me to turn my pain to purpose! I hope this story
touches the hearts of all that read it!


Meet the Author:

Melissa Stuart lives in Los Angeles, California with her family, their English Mastiff, Gucci, and their pony, Luna! Melissa and her husband stay busy traveling all over the country with their boys’ hockey teams. She loves being a Hockey Mom and watching her boys chase their dream of following in their dad’s footsteps to play in the NHL! Her happy place is with her little girl, Stella, at the barn surrounded by horses and their precious Luna. Sun Valley, Idaho is her family’s favorite summer getaway destination. When they’re there, Melissa feels most inspired to write sitting by the river, surrounded by mountains and nature! Her dream of becoming a published author for the first time came true in early 2021, as she shared her story “Find Your Sunshine” in a book co-written by 10 other inspiring authors—all of whom were sharing stories about shining their light and becoming difference makers in the world! Melissa hopes this story will inspire children to always look up. She wishes to teach them that true joy comes when we shine our own light and show kindness to others. That’s the secret to finding our sunshine!

Author’s links:  

website ~ facebook ~ instagram 

You Can Find the Tour Schedule Here :

July 11 – She Just Loves Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 11 –
Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
July 11 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
July 12 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 13 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
July 14 –  The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / author interview / guest post / giveaway
July 15 –
 Kam’s Place – book review / guest post
July 18 – Faith and Books – book review / giveaway
July 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 20 – Lamon Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway 
July 21 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 21 – Bizwings Blog – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 22 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
July 25 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 26 –
 Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 27 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books
– book review / author interview / giveaway
July 29 – Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway

Giveaway Details:

Win signed copy of BUTTERFLY LOVE FROM ABOVE by Melissa Stuart (one winner) (USA only)

(ends Aug 5)

To Enter the Giveaway click on the Rafflecopter below:


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1 Comment
  1. Nancy

    Cute artwork

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