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
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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About the Author
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.
The Typewriter Girl Blog Tour & Book Blast Schedule
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
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
Tuesday, August 12 Book Blast at Queen of All She Reads
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.
Friday, August 22 Review at Bibliophilia, Please (Audio Book)
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
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.