Spotlight: The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee

02_The Typewriter Girl Audio Book Cover

About The Typewriter Girl

Audible Audio Book Edition Audible.com Release Date: April 4, 2014 Listening Length: 12 hours and 39 minutes Publisher: Audible Studios Language: English ASIN: B00JH0L9HW

Genre: Historical Fiction

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

Buy the AudioBook

Amazon UK Amazon US Audible.com

About the Author

03_Alison Atlee

Alison Atlee spent her childhood re-enacting Little Women and trying to fashion nineteenth century wardrobes for her Barbie dolls. Happily, these activities turned out to be good preparation for writing historical novels. She now lives in Kentucky.

For more information please visit Alison Atlee’s website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads and Pinterest.

The Typewriter Girl Blog Tour & Book Blast Schedule

Monday, 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

The Typewriter Girl Swag Giveaway

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 charms

To enter, please click here. Giveaway is open to residents in the US, Canada, and the UK.

Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on August 29th. You must be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on August 30th and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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