Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday Feature: A Family For Leona


I'm back! My blogging break is over. Of course I've missed you all. Today, I'm sharing Beverly Stowe McClure's latest release, A Family For Leona.


Ten-year-old Leona Chapter doesn't understand why her papa left his six children at the Brooklyn Home for Homeless Children after their mother's death in 1921. Each day she prays he'll return and take his children home. God, however, isn't listening. Her brothers and sisters are either adopted or run away, leaving only Leona and Baby Mildred in the orphanage. Leona promises she and Mildred will be together for always. A promise she cannot keep, for Leona, along with her friend Noah, who she defends from the bullies Hiram and Jehu, and several other orphans, are soon on a train headed to Texas, while her sister stays at the orphanage. Leona vows she'll go back to Brooklyn, the first chance she gets. An Orphan Tran tale of the early 1900s.

Grab it on Amazon.

Most days, you'll find Beverly at her computer writing stories young voices whisper in her ear. When she's not writing, she plays the piano. Her cats don't appreciate good music and run and hide when she tickles the ivories. She's sometimes called the "bug lady." She's not telling why.


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11 comments:

  1. Congrats on your new release, Beverly! This sounds heart-breaking, but that's what gets readers drawn in.

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    1. Thank you, Diane. You're right. I hope it touches readers and interests them in this little-known part of history.

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    2. I agree, Diane. It does draw readers in.

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    1. Aidana did a lovely job, as always, William. She wanted it to show the girl looking forward to her uncertain future.

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    2. I like it too. Aidana certainly accomplished her goal. :)

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  3. This story is as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming. Beverly is an excellent storyteller.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Kai. Your opinion of the story, dear friend, is very important to me.

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  4. Thank you for featuring my novel on your blog today, Kelly. The story is dear to my heart, partly true, partly fiction.

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