Friday, June 14, 2013

Free giveaway of a wonderful book

In the weeks before Tom's retirement day actually arrived, I found myself unable to sit down and read for very long at all. You know when you're a kid and Christmas or your birthday is coming up, and you can't really focus on anything else? Well, that's kind of how I've been. Which is fine, except for one big reason. A blogging friend of mine has written a book, and she very kindly sent me a copy. I began it, I read along for a while, and told Tom it is one of the best books I've ever read. No kidding. It is wonderful. It contains three of my all time favorite things in literature: time travel, a setting in England, and the time period I wish I had lived in - those years between the two world wars. The writing is excellent. I cannot praise it enough, even though I'm only halfway through. When I finish, it will receive a full post of its own. You may wonder why I'm even talking about it at this time, and here's the reason. June 14 and June 15 you may get your own free Kindle copy from Amazon. This offer is available on both US and UK sites. I am positive that so many of you will love this book, as I do, that you'll want to jump right on this. 

The book, 


written by Kim Velk whose blog may be found here. She has also begun a blog just for the book here.

The links where you may go to get your own copy


18 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Nan! I've grabbed my free copy and sent the link to a friend.

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  2. Thank you, Nan. This sounds wonderful. I just "bought" my own copy and posted about it to the D.E. Stevenson book group.

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  3. Thanks for the tip! I've snapped it up and look forward to reading it.

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  4. Thanks, Nan. I'm always up for a freebie, especially one that comes with such a great recommendation from someone whose opinion I trust and one that takes place in Englang and has time travel, as well. Thanks for posting and thanks to your friend Kim Velk for making this available .

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  5. Thanks for the heads up, Nan! I downloaded it. :) I look forward to your full review.

    I LOVE your iris header!

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  6. Took your recommendation to the website where I am a moderator - 2 emmediate customers for Ms Velk thank you Nan!
    Nrs Nac

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  7. I have recommended it to a Kindle-enabled friend! Thanks!

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  8. Thanks, Nan. I just ordered it. Sounds very good.

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  9. Sounds so interesting. Thank you for the recommendation.

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  10. Thanks for this, Nan. I love time travel, and it's free today. I'm downloading it now.

    I just bought a new Kindle Fire, and it's on its way across the country to the west coast. First time the Fire is available in Canada, and I feel like that kid you talked about waiting for Christmas. Color and sound ... yeehaw ... looking forward to re-reading the one about the two old fools and chickens... lots of color photos.

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  11. Thanks so much for letting us know about this - three of my favourite things in a book, too! Just downloaded it, and don't know how I'll refrain from reading it until next month. :-)

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  12. Dearest Nan - (And you know I mean that!) Really, I can't think of a time in my life when I have ever been so flattered, partly because I have such faith in your integrity. I know you wouldn't have said this if you didn't mean it so, gosh. Thanks to you and all the kind commentators here is all I can say. And, My God! I hope you like the end of the book! Hearts to you.

    Kim

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  13. Have not been reading much fiction lately, but a time travel sounds like a fun escape from chores and obligations. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  14. I'm very thrilled you are all so interested, and Kim, your words touched me beyond what I can say.

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  15. Most interesting. I would probably like it too. I missed the freebie since I haven't been online for a few days. I will check it out anyway.

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  16. Well worth buying! Either the print or Kindle version.

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  17. Thanks, Nan! I downloaded and read it yesterday. At first, I wondered if I would like it, but then I found myself "turning" page after page. It is just the way I want time-travel to be: without lengthy, illogical explanations. Loved the characters. A fun read!

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  18. This sounds really cool. I too love time travel and English settings. About time eras, I do not have strong preferences, I don't think, but the 1920's and 30's were definitely an interesting era. I am not "kindle-enabled" as someone phrased it above, so I'll have to hope to get my hands on it someday in print-form.

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