Friday, December 7, 2012

Promotion - Life on Hold

posted by Vivian Zabel 

          The following review will be found in the November 2012 issue of The Midwest Book Review's online book review magazine "Reviewer's Book Watch." Life on Hold is written by Beverly Stowe McClure, which is entered for several book awards.

          The review, written by Katherine Boyer, will be archived on the Midwest Book Review website for the next five years.


          Beverly Stowe McClure writes excellent stories for the youth of today. She has done it again with Life on Hold. He comprehension of a teenager's feelings, as they mature and become more aware of life around them, is very astute and empathetic.

           Myra Gibson has to put her life on hold when she happens to come across a very disturbing piece of paper while cleaning out the family guesthouse. It is such a shock to her that she cannot even think about it, much less ask her parents about it.  As an introverted teen, she has no one she can confide in.

          "On June eleventh, ten days after my sixteenth birthday life as I knew it came to an end."

          The startling discover will change Myra's life, both with her family and friends. She has to work it out by herself at first, but eventually starts to open up with her mother, then her father. Later she brings her friends into her secret and finds that she has a lot of support from all sides. Teens will love following Myra and hter friends and family to the conclusion of her dilemma.

          Beverly Stowe McClure lives in Texas with her husband, Jack. She is the moter to three sons, grandmother to four granddaughters and two gransons, and great grandmother to one great-grandson. Her official bio says she married very young.


Find Life on Hold through most book 'n mortar stores, online book stores, and at the 4RV Bookstore.




  1. I've read this book and loved it. Good luck to Beverley in the book awards she's entered in.

  2. Sounds like a great book. Seems everyone has some hidden family secrets that just pop out of nowhere sometimes.

  3. I loved this book. I cried at least three times ... lol. Beverly is such a wonderful storyteller and writer, I am totally honored when I get to create one of her book covers.

  4. Great review, Beverly. Sounds like a great read!

  5. Aidana, you did such a lovely job with the cover. It just begs the reader to open it and see what's inside.

    Thanks, everyone. Katherine gave it a really great review.

    Thank you, Vivian, for your faith in my work.

    Would have responded sooner, but it's been a rough week.

  6. Hope a bit of promotion helps cushion the difficult week.