Monday, November 24, 2014

Shelf Full of Books Reviews RETURN TO CANTERBURY plus KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL IS ON NOW!

Earlier this month, Kathryn at Shelf Full of Books reviewed THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE and gave it FIVE STARS! Now she has reviewed the sequel, RETURN TO CANTERBURY and I'm happy to say she loved this book too - another FIVE STAR REVIEW!

GO TAKE A LOOK: SHELF FULL OF BOOKS

A couple of other things:

There is a KINDLE COUNTDOWN SPECIAL on RIGHT NOW for RETURN TO CANTERBURY! This means that the price is just 99 cents for two days, then goes up to $1.99 for two days and then $2.99 and then returns to the original price of $3.99. So take advantage of the savings NOW!

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If you buy the print versions of THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE and RETURN TO CANTERBURY together, you'll save - in fact you can get the two books together on AMAZON for under $20!

THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE is the perfect holiday read, not just for the kids but for the whole family. And you'll want to dive right into RETURN TO CANTERBURY to find continue the adventure and get all your questions answered.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Shelf Full of Books Reviews THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

Grateful for this WONDERFUL review of THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE over at Kathryn Svendsen's SHELF FULL OF BOOKS blog. She'll be reviewing RETURN TO CANTERBURY later this month, when a Kindle Countdown promotion kicks off! You can also now save when you buy the two books together on AMAZON.


HERE'S A TASTE FROM THE REVIEW:

There was a lot of exciting action and suspense in the book that will hold the interest of middle graders. Even as an adult reader I didn’t want to put the book down.

I loved the old time feel to the town of Canterbury. With a look back to the depression era, The Christmas Village brought back the old time magical feel that Christmas used to have before all the electronic gadgetry brings now.

I found the resolution to Jamie’s dilemma of how to get home cleverly thought out and executed.

I absolutely loved The Christmas Village. It’s one of those favorites that’ll be one my bookshelves for years to come. I gave this book 5 stars out of 5. A great read for everyone in the family!


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ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

The Christmas Village reflects many of my cherished childhood memories of growing up in the beautiful New England town of Andover, Massachusetts. It holds remembrances of snow-covered ground, the smell of pine and wood smoke filling the air and candlelit Christmas Eves. But it's more than just a story set at holiday time - it's an adventure that will transport you to another place and time and take you on a roller coaster ride of excitement and suspense.

As a reader, I love stories with twists and surprises, and as a writer, I promise there are more than a few in my book! And as a reader, I also enjoy a story with underlying themes that reflect life itself, and so in The Christmas Village, issues of disappointment, loss and forgiveness are subtly interwoven.

As you are transported into a magical adventure along with our young hero, Jamie, I hope that my book's positive themes around friendship and family, blanketed in an adventure that is exciting and fun, and topped off with a dollop of nostalgia, will bring you and all the children in your life, young and old, a renewed sense of holiday joy.

THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE is the winner of the 2013 BLOGGER BOOK FAIR READER'S CHOICE AWARD for children's action/adventure.

KIDS REVIEW THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

~I am in the 3rd grade. My mother just bought an autographed copy of "The Christmas Village". I couldn't stop reading it ! It was just hard to put down. Everyone in my family wants to read it. I think you should write Part Two! Thanks for writing a great book. From Pete

~I just finished your book, The Christmas Village. It was an awesome book! I love your books and I hope you write another book. Sincerely, Andrew

~I loved your book The Christmas Village. It was so funny that I could not stop reading it. Your book was amazing! From Arnav

~I loved The Christmas Village! It was so interesting and exciting that I wouldn't stop reading it until I finished the whole book! ... Everyone should read it because it is packed with action and like I said is so exciting. I think you had an amazing choice of your describing words. Sincerely, Ava

~I really like your book. Your ending I thought was really good. Jamie and Kelly are my favorite characters. From
Maegan

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