Wednesday, June 28, 2017

IS IT WEDNESDAY ALREADY?

Welcome Wednesday. Where did Monday and Tuesday go? I thought I'd have some book reviews ready for today. Thinking gets me in trouble every time. I haven't been reading as much lately. Too many other things need to be done. Here's what's happening.


PRINCESS BREEZE is going on tour.



If you'd like to be a part of the tour, you are invited. Sign up here.

And, if you're still reading this post, CLC has a nice review for A FAMILY FOR LEONA on their blog. Check it out here.


Both covers are by the talented AidanaWillowraven.

Or here's the review, because you have to scroll down to read the one on their blog.

In the year 1921 life was challenging, but times were especially hard for Leona and her family who had recently lost their mother.  At ten-years-old Leona is just one of six siblings.  With her mother gone, her father is unable to provide and care for his children, the youngest of whom is just a baby.  With nowhere to turn, he takes them to the Brooklyn School and Home for Destitute Children.  At first Leona believes it will be just for a short while.  Expecting her father to collect them any day, she’s always on the lookout for his return.  But he does not come back and eventually, one at a time, her siblings are gone.  First her fourteen-year-old brother runs away in hopes of finding a job.  Next, with the opportunity of becoming a nurse, her older sister leaves as well.  Eventually her other siblings are adopted, leaving just Leona and the baby.  Determined to hold on to her last remaining family thread, she’s devastated when, against her will, she’s put on an orphan train to Texas, leaving her baby sister behind. 


Author Beverly Stowe McClure is a skilled story-teller.  As with all her books, she writes with a depth of emotion that helps readers connect instantly with her characters.  With a page-turning plot and a story which begs to be discovered, A Family for Leona is a book which rises to the occasion for fans of her work and will certainly draw new fans who will come to want more from this exceptionally talented author.  Recommended for home and school libraries A Family for Leona is a wonderful book that will speak to the hearts of readers of all ages.  

LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval http://www.clcawards.org



14 comments:

  1. Great post Beverly, good luck with the tour.
    My, dosen't the week fly by?

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne. Fingers crossed. It sure is hard to type that way. :)
      It sure does.

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    1. Great! Thank you, Alex. I appreciate your support.

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  3. Terrific review, Beverly, congratulations!

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    1. Thanks, Karin. Also, thank you for your nice comment on the CLC blog.

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  4. Congrats, Beverly. I can't sign up for the blog tour but could shout out about your book in Follower News on 7/17. If you're interested, e-mail me at natalieiaguirre7@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. A shout out sounds great. Emailing you now.

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  5. Congrats on the review, awesome one you got indeed. Year is soon half over, flying by it does.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. I like the review. Yes, I can't believe how fast the days go by.

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  6. All signed up for the 13th. Can't wait! And congrats!!!

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    1. Great, Stephanie. You're awesome. I appreciate your support. Looks like a fun tour.

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  7. June is flying by. I feel like it just started.

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    1. As busy as you are, Kelly, an extra long month would be good. I know what you're saying. Wasn't June 1st just yesterday?

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