A Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year pick: The Typewriter Girl is a “spectacular debut, set in a perfectly realized Victorian England.”
When Betsey Dobson disembarks from the London train in the seaside resort of Idensea, all she owns is a small valise and a canary in a cage. After an attempt to forge a letter of reference she knew would be denied her, Betsey has been fired from the typing pool of her previous employer. Her vigorous protest left one man wounded, another jilted, and her character permanently besmirched.
Now, without money or a reference for a new job, the future looks even bleaker than the debacle she left behind her.
But her life is about to change … because a young Welshman on the railroad quay, waiting for another woman, is the one finally willing to believe in her.
Mr. Jones is inept in matters of love, but a genius at things mechanical. In Idensea, he has constructed a glittering pier that astounds the wealthy tourists. And in Betsey, he recognizes the ideal tour manager for the Idensea Pier & Pleasure Building Company.
After a lifetime of guarding her secrets and breaking the rules, Betsey becomes a force to be reckoned with. Together, she and Mr. Jones must find a way for her to succeed in a society that would reject her, and figure the price of surrendering to the tides of love.
Praise for The Typewriter Girl“Atlee’s out¬standing debut unflinchingly explores … the unforgiving man’s world of Victorian England.” –PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review) “Easily one of the most romantic books I’ll read all year … John and Betsey are compelling and worth rooting for.” –DEAR AUTHOR (a Recommended Read) “Sweeps readers to a satisfying conclusion.” –LIBRARY JOURNAL
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The Typewriter Girl Blog Tour & Book Blast ScheduleMonday, August 4 Review at Peeking Between the Pages (Audio Book) Book Blast at Mina's Bookshelf Book Blast at Princess of Eboli Book Blast at Literary Chanteuse Book Blast at What Is That Book About Tuesday, August 5 Review at A Bibliotaph's Reviews (Print) Book Blast at So Many Books, So Little Time Wednesday, August 6 Book Blast at Let Them Read Books Thursday, August 7 Book Blast at Mari Reads Book Blast at Book Lovers Paradise Friday, August 8 Book Blast at Book Blast Central Saturday, August 9 Book Blast at Caroline Wilson Writes Sunday, August 10 Book Blast at Book Nerd Monday, August 11 Review at Just One More Chapter (Audio Book) Book Blast at Gobs and Gobs of Books Tuesday, August 12 Book Blast at Queen of All She Reads Wednesday, August 13 Review at Historical Tapestry (Audio Book) Book Blast at The Lit Bitch Book Blast at CelticLady's Reviews Thursday, August 14 Review at A Bookish Affair (Print) Guest Post at Historical Tapestry Friday, August 15 Review at Brooke Blogs (Audio Book) Guest Post at A Bookish Affair Saturday, August 16 Book Blast at Broken Teepee Sunday, August 17 Interview at Closed the Cover Monday, August 18 Review at The Maiden's Court (Audio Book) Tuesday, August 19 Book Blast at Layered Pages Book Blast at Always with a Book Wednesday, August 20 Book Blast at Literary, Etc. Thursday, August 21 Review at Books in the Burbs (Print) Book Blast at Bibliotica Friday, August 22 Review at Bibliophilia, Please (Audio Book) Saturday, August 23 Book Blast at Reading Lark Book Blast at Ageless Pages Reviews Sunday, August 24 Book Blast at Passages to the Past Monday, August 25 Review at Flashlight Commentary (Audio Book) Book Blast at Historical Fiction Connection Tuesday, August 26 Interview at Flashlight Commentary Wednesday, August 27 Book Blast at Susan Heim on Writing Thursday, August 28 Review at Luxury Reading (Print) Review at The True Book Addict (Audio Book) Review at Jorie Loves a Story (Print) Friday, August 29 Interview at Jorie Loves a Story
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One copy of The Typewriter Girl (Audio Book or Print) Set of earbuds in a cute typewriter print pouch A Typewriter Girl Happily-Ever-After t-shirt (features last lines from famous novels) A vintage style postcard "from" Idensea, the setting of The Typewriter Girl A "dream wildly" ribbon bookmark with typewriter key charmsTo enter, please complete the Rafflecopter giveaway form below. Giveaway is open to residents in the US, Canada, and the UK.
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