Life on Hold
By Beverly Stowe McClure
Myra Gibson’s sixteenth summer begins with the discovery of a shocking family secret. The man she calls her father is not her birth father. Her world is shattered. She always thought her family was perfect. Her mother, the TV anchorwoman certainly acted like they were perfect. In fact, Mrs. Gibson forbids her to see Jeremy because he’s not perfect enough for her. After Myra discovers her mother’s secret she sheds her good girl persona and decides rules are meant to be broken. Myra’s search for her birth father leads to a summer of forbidden love and reckless adventures into the local county music scene.
Beverly McClure deals with complicated issues like adoption, teen pregnancy, and family secrets with realism and sensitivity. Teen readers can easily relate to Myra’s pain and rebellion. Part coming of age, part teen romance, Life on Hold is full of surprises. ~ Copyright (c) 2012 by Peggy Tibbetts
Advice from a Caterpillar Featured Author: Beverly Stowe McClure
When Beverly was a child she hated to read. She hated to write. She was grown and married, with children, before she discovered what she was missing. Reading to her sons was the beginning. Then she started teaching and read to her students. Today, she’s retired and reads every spare minute. When she’s not reading she is writing. She lives in the country with her husband, two cats that adopted her, and a variety of wild critters that stop by for a handout.