Wednesday, June 8, 2016

GIVEAWAY

I think it's time for a giveaway. Starting tomorrow, June 9th, I'm giving away a signed, paperback copy of my latest, A FAMILY FOR LEONA. You can enter with the form on the right. Here's a little about the story behind the story, if you haven't already heard.

Between the years 1854 and 1929, Rev. Charles Loring Brace, founder of the Children's Aid Society, sent over 100,000 children from New York to homes in the West. Leona and her sister Mildred rode one of those trains.

This book is their story. Some events actually happened; others were added since I do not know the details of her early life. Leona and her family are real. Many of the other characters, like Noah, are fictional. Thank you for reading Leona's story.
 

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Happy Reading!




24 comments:

  1. Would've been scary to be one of those kids.

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    1. Yes, it would be, Alex. Imagine leaving the only life you knew, even as bad as it sometimes was, for places you'd never heard of. They thought they were doing the best thing for the children.

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  2. Sure each and every one of those kids have a story indeed.

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    1. They sure do, Pat. I've read many of their stories. Some have happy endings. Many are sad.

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  3. Sounds a wonderful book Beverly.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne. It was a long time in the writing.

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful book, Beverly! That would have a scary time to live.

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    1. Thank you, Karin. Yes, many tears were shed when children were separated.

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  5. Love historical themes like this. I have to agree with Alex. Must have been terrifying to be one of those kids.

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    1. Thanks, Sheri. Those were difficult times for the children. Some of the placements worked, others did not.

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  6. This book sounds fascinating, but then I'm not surprised. You're an excellent author. The topic sound unique including some truth to your fiction.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Janet. You're too kind. I tried to keep it as realistic as possible.

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  7. It sounds like a great book! I definitely have this on my must-read list, but I'll buy it when I do--gotta support my friends!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie. You have a great attitude. I'm looking forward to your next book. It's out soon, isn't it?

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. It was different to write, trying to keep the historical part accurate.

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  9. This book has intrigued me since I first heard about it! Thanks for a chance to win a copy. :)
    ~Jess

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  10. What a coincidence that we both have giveaways the same week! My GR one is my very first because my last publisher refused to put out Soul Cutter in print. I'm lucky I have Diane now. I didn't think it would make much of a difference to me, but I'm ridiculously pleased to be able to tell people my book will be in print, just like a real book! LOL! :)

    The Orphan Train is a brilliant subject to write about and Leona's story sounds wonderful!

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    1. I noticed your giveaway. I wish us both success that we get good reviews. The last one I had, the winner didn't review it that I can find.
      I understand about print books too. I still prefer them though I buy a lot of ebooks because they're easier for my poor old eyes to read. I have a couple I'm looking to have in print rather than just ebook.
      Thanks about the Orphan Train. It took me a long time to write it and keep the historical facts accurate.

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  11. This is an interesting piece of history to turn into a story. I had no idea about it.

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    1. A lot of people haven't heard about the trains, Medeia. I hadn't either until I read an article in the newspaper. There are quite a few books now about this era in history.

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  12. Sounds interesting story. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, Nas. If you enter, good luck. Have a great week.

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