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Read an excerpt:
A gust of wind blew open the back door. Leaves and trash swirled and danced across the floor. I dashed to close it and there, in the faint glow of the rising sun, my mother sat in the swing. “Nora!” I rushed outside and over to her.
She peered at me, her head tilted to one side.
Instead of answering, she slid off the swing, pushed past me and strode into the house, slamming the door behind her.
I’d been ignored before, but this time, when the door separated us, an actual pain crawled through me. Nora had just walked out of my life. I’d never see her again. I knew it as well as I knew my name. That’s what the vision meant.
“No! Mother! You can’t.” I flew across the yard and pushed against the door: locked. I beat my fists on the rough wood. “Nora, open up. Mom, don’t leave me.”
I pounded on the door until my hands stung. I raced around the corner of the house, hoping to catch her before she got away, and crashed into Toby.
He gripped my shoulders to steady me. “What’s wrong?”
“She, Nora.” The words stuck in my throat.
“Take a deep breath.”
I struggled to pry his hands off me. “Nora locked me out. She’s leaving like my dad.” I broke free and ran.
About the Author:
Beverly is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has fifteen books published for children and teens, along with short stories in three Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She also teaches a women’s Sunday school class at her church.
You can learn more about Beverly and her books here:
Under a Purple Moon can be purchased at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Under-Purple-Beverly-Stowe-McClure-ebook/dp/B019H83T1M/ref=sr_1_5_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469474674&sr=1-5&keywords=beverly+stowe+mcclure#nav-subnav
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Beautiful cover and it sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
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That was such a powerful scene.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Diane. I'm happy you think it's powerful.Delete
Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)ReplyDelete
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