Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday's Good Read

Beverly has a new young adult book out that involves a guardian angel, a bully and a possible suicide. Take a peak.




Blurb:
Gabe Montana's clumsy. He's overweight, and he's dyslexic. Worse yet,
the bullies make his fifteen-year-old life even more miserable-so
miserable he wants to die.Charley, his guardian angel, says no to that
idea, and comes up with a different plan.

Short Excerpt:
As Gabe moseyed over to join Charley, he mumbled under his breath
 trying to figure out if angels truly existed or if his imagination had gone
wild, "I may be slow with my studies, and I may not spell cat and
other words correctly, but I am sure of one thing. Charley, except for
his cowboy boots and hat, looks ethereal, the way Mr. Smith described
the boy in my painting. What exactly does 'ethereal' mean, however?
Not human, right? So, angel works."




Bio:
Most of the time you'll find Beverly Stowe McClure at her computer, typing
stories young voices whisper in her ears. When she's not writing, she's snapping
pictures of wildlife, flowers, and clouds. Or else she's playing with her two
kitties and one doggy. She's sometimes known as the "Bug Lady." She's not
telling why.
Congrats, Beverly.


59 comments:

  1. Bookie lust ignited. Of course.
    It is a long time since I have heard ethereal used in general conversation...

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    1. Ah, ethereal is a good word, Elephant's Child. I like it anyway. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. A good reason for book lust on this one:)
      Stay safe. Stay healthy.

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  2. Sounds like a good book. Hmmm, bug lady has given me something to wonder about apart from toilet paper today, thanks! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Valerie. Ha, ha, I hear what you're saying about the toilet paper. Treasure it

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    2. It is a good book. I too am curious about 'bug lady':)

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  3. Oh interesting, sounds like it really is for teens/tweens. Nice! :)

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    1. Thank you, Hot guys. I hope teens/tweens and even older folks will enjoy it.

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    2. Teens, tweens and young at heart:)
      Stay safe. Stay healthy.

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  4. I need to read this! I love the concept.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Elizabeth. This story is happening these days all around the world. We should know about it to maybe stop it.

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    2. I do too, Elizabeth. Such an important topic.

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  5. Many congrats to Beverly! Love the premise for this book. Can definitely see this pulling at the heartstrings!

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    1. Thank you, Heather. It is a tender story of family and love and trying to do what's right. Appreciate your kind words.

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  6. One sure needing to be read indeed

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    1. Thanks, Pat. I'm hoping the story will alert people to what is happening in our world.

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    2. It's a great read and handles the subject of bullying well.

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  7. Hi Sandra - Beverley's book does sound a great read ... congratulations to her - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you, Hillary, for your kind words. I hope readers enjoy it and maybe share with others.

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    2. A great read sums it up nicely, Hilary:)

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  8. Thank you for featuring Beverly's book today.

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    1. And thank you, Diane, for making the book possible.

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    2. My pleasure and I echo Beverly's thanks:)

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    1. Thanks, Alex. I'm excited that the book is out now for people to read. Appreciate you stopping by.

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  10. Congrats to Beverly and her books that, I bet, will resonate with home teens. Have a good a safe weekend

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    1. Thanks, Birgit. I'm hoping teens will read the book and maybe it will help them realize what's happening, perhaps in their own schools. Appreciate you stopping by.

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    2. Most definitely.
      You stay safe too.

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  11. Thank you, thank you, for hosting me today, Sandra. You have been so much help through this tour. Always there when I needed you. Are you ready for April? I'm excited for you.

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    1. Entirely my pleasure. Hoping Gabe is going to be a huge success.
      I'm still editing/combing through:) Thanks:)

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  12. Thanks, Sandra. Have a good weekend...stay safe...take good care. :)

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    1. Entirely my pleasure. It's a lovely read.
      YOU stay safe. Stay healthy.

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    1. I appreciate your kind words, Christine. I hope it's good. Have a great day.

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  14. Once again, I've been offline due to my internet provider. I can take the stay at home orders, just not NOT being connected to the internet. This sounds wonderful, Sandra. I was even intrigued. Thanks for doing so much for this talented artist community.

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    1. Intrigued is super, Bleubeard and Elizabeth. I hope you have your internet back. These days it really is needed.

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    2. Good gracious. There's enough going on without you having to deal with your internet provider on top of it. I'm sorry they're giving you such grief.
      Gabe's Guardian Angel is a wonderful story.

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  15. It sounds good …

    Hope everyone has a good and safe weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  16. Nice review.I hope you and yours are fine.

    Greetings from London.

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  17. This sounds like an original story. I love the idea of a guardian angel that dresses like a cowboy. McClure is a good writer, so I'm sure this book is a winner.

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    1. Isn't a guardian angel dressed as a cowboy purrfect?

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  18. Sweet boy, who certainly needs a guardian angel---have known some many students who could have used one.

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  19. Congrats! Sounds like a very heartfelt story!! Big Hugs!

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