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Friday 16 September 2016

☀ Under a Purple Moon - Beverly Stowe McClure

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Under a Purple Moon, a Contemporary Young Adult novel by (, Freedom Fox Press, 272 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below. Read the first six chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Beverly Stowe McClure will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀).

Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


No Love in the Garden of Eden...

Eden Rose has learned to deal with her mother’s criticism that she can do nothing right. What she can’t deal with are the arguments between her parents. To escape their angry words, she finds refuge in an old abandoned house. She always returns home, hoping her mother will love her one day, even though Eden’s not sure what the word love means.

Three other teens with problems also hang out at the Old House. Meeting Murphy, Toby, and Josh changes Eden’s world, and she begins to have faith in herself. Perhaps she can do something right, after all.

Thanks to the boys, she begins to understand the meaning of love. But will it be enough to save her broken home life?

Teaser: Excerpt

Chapter One

      I slammed the door closed behind me and ran, my hands over my ears to shut out the angry voices. My mother’s. My father’s. They were fighting again. Not a physical fight but hurling words at each other: hurtful words, ugly words. They argued about me, as usual.
     The Old House waited at the outskirts of town, down a narrow dirt road two miles away, hidden from the street by trumpet and wisteria vines, deserted and empty. My sanctuary. I swept into the lane leading to the house. Giant tree branches bowed on either side of the road to form a shelter over me. I raced to a back window, swung the rough, weathered boards to one side and crawled into the house. Peace and quiet greeted me. No raised voices scorched my eardrums. No words reminding me I wasn’t wanted tore through my soul. Just my panting for breath filled the blessed nothingness.
     Clutching the ache in my side, I scanned the dusky room, a kitchen before the owners moved on, or died, or whatever happened to them. I hoped he was here. “Murphy.” I called his name softly to keep from disturbing the serenity.
     Light from a flashlight sent particles of dust shimmering in the air.
     “I’m here, Eden.” Footsteps moved toward me. His hand reached out. I clasped it. The flashlight guided us to a large room with a brick fireplace, the former living area now bare. No reminders a family once lived here, laughed here, loved here. A couple of sleeping bags lay along one wall. Flames from three candles arranged in a circle on the floor fluttered as Murphy and I settled down on the bags.

Under a Purple Moon
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About the Author

For twenty-two years Beverly Stowe McClure taught children to read and to write. Her students taught her patience. Most of the time these days, you’ll find Beverly at her computer writing stories young voices whisper in her ears. When she’s not writing, she takes long walks with her Tiger cat and snaps pictures of clouds, flowers, and wildlife. She’s affectionately known as the “Bug Lady.” She’s not telling why. To relax, she also enjoys playing the piano. Her cats don’t appreciate good music and hide when she tickles the ivories.

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.

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Sep 22: Book Lover Promo
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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thank you for hosting me today. You have a great blog.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thanks, Lisa. You're welcome. Good luck on the drawing.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great teaser - thanks for sharing :)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thank you for your kind words, Rita. I appreciate you stopping by.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Glad you like the teaser, Victoria. You're quite welcome.

Unknown said...

I just love the cover! Great use of purple in title and cover, and I'm especially impressed by the two award medallions! :)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thank you, Lexa. I'v never had a purple cover before. It's really neat. And thank you for noticing the awards: Children's Literary Classics and Lit Pick reviews. They make me happy. Appreciate your nice comments.