I'd like to welcome Beverly McClure to Stands of Thought. She is visiting today to share her brand new book with us, Princess Breeze.
For months, Breeze Brannigan has heard nothing from Cam, the prince she met at school and who disappeared one night, without telling her goodbye. On the night, she graduates from middle school, however, he contacts her and invites her to visit Isla del Fuego, his home. Who could refuse such an invitation?
Breeze along with her whole family and best friends, Amy and Allison, soon sail to the island, where she and Cam renew their friendship. But danger lurks; a legend comes to life; and Breeze finds herself in the middle of a battle that can have one winner.
Since Breeze gets to travel in her newest book, I asked Beverly McClure to stop in today to share with us one of her favorite vacation spots. Take it away, Beverly.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE VACATIONS
I’ve never visited an exotic island like Breeze and her family visit in PRINCESS BREEZE, but one of my favorite vacation spots is Charleston, South Carolina. It’s a paradise for history buffs as well as for people who love to fish or swim in the ocean or wander through beautiful churches and homes built in the early years of the city.
One of my favorite places in Charleston is Fort Sumter, now a National Park where old cannons still exist, and guides take you on a tour through the fort and the museum.
The beautiful College of Charleston, founded in 1770, still stands and students from all over attend.
The Battery and White Point Garden with artillery left from the days of the Civil War and antebellum homes, along with a monument of the hanging of the pirate Stede Bonnet (who is a character in my novel A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT) give visitors a look back at early America.
One summer when we were there, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival with artists, music, children’s activities, arts and crafts was going on and it is a sight to see. One of my favorite places in Charleston is Boone Hall Plantation, built by1681, but no exact date has been found. It reminds me of Scarlett O’Hara’s home in GONE WITH THE WIND. We took a tour and learned some interesting things about the times. The house has a room where the men would go after dinner for drink and talk and such. The door to the room is very narrow. Why? So the women in their full-skirted dresses could not go in. (I doubt that would work today.)
It sounds lovely, Beverly. Readers be sure to enter the giveaway!
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Thanks for sharing your vacation spot and the giveaway with us. And thanks for sharing Princess Breeze.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Most of the time, you’ll find Award-Winning Author 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. She’s affectionately known as the “Bug Lady.” She’s not telling why. To relax she plays the piano. Her fur babies 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 also teaches a women’s Sunday school class at her church.
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