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Monday, October 3, 2016

Cover Reveal: A Family for Leona


Congratulations to Beverly Stowe McClure on her cover reveal for A Family for Leona

Available now at Amazon and other places where books are sold.


Synopsis: 

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 Train tale during the 1920s. ~Amazon

12 comments:

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    1. Kate- Doesn't it sound fascinating! Thanks for visiting. :)

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  2. The orphan train is such an interesting historical occurrence--definitely makes for a great story!

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    1. Meradeth- I totally agree! Such an interesting topic to create a story around. :)

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  3. It must be very hard to be an orphan for any kid. An orphan train is something I heard of for the first time.

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    1. Munir- I was surprised when I learned about them a year or two ago. I can only imagine how sad it was for kids!

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  4. I haven't read this one because I hate books that make me cry, but I bet I'd love it.

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    1. Crystal_ Reading books that make us cry can be tough- but this does sound like a great book too. :)

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  5. How did I miss this? Thank you for tweeting it. What a pleasant surprise. Guess I should be more alert. Thanks, again, for the cover reveal.

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    1. Glad you were pleasantly surprised. We shared it a while ago when we saw it on your blog. It sounds like such a great story, so we wanted to spread the word! :)

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    2. And I thank you. It is estimated that 2 million people today can trace their ancestry back to the Orphan Trains.

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    3. Beverly- That is amazing!

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