Tuesday, September 11, 2018

"If Only it Were Yesterday" by A.M. Heath--Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway

Book Description: 
Liz Cooke has two problems in life: Her social media is filled with brewing political conflict and her idea of a perfect man seems to have gone extinct a century ago. Inspired by the contents of an antique trunk, Liz dreams she time-travels to 1885. As she sets out to enjoy the Victorian era in all its glory, armed with knowledge gleaned through historical novels and period dramas, will she find the past to be all that she thought? And does the right man for her exist only in her dreams or has he been in her life all along?
Loosely inspired by Alice in Wonderland, A.M. Heath brings you a fun read chock-full of humor and whimsy with a special message for the avid reader in all of us.

My thoughts:
I liked the little quotes from "Alice in Wonderland" and Bible verses that appear at the beginning of each chapter. I also liked the nods to various books and movies. Some of the ties to "Alice in Wonderland" were more obvious, like the uncle who was obsessed with his timepiece and even the story being set in "Carroll". While I was reading, I wasn't quite sure if Liz was experiencing something like in "Alice in Wonderland" or if it were more like "Somewhere in Time". I kept waiting for her to realize her life wasn't so bad after all and to notice what was right in front of her all along. I was happy to see her growth and progress. I found the book to be well written and enjoyable. I liked how we got to meet characters that will have books of their own later on in the series and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Author Bio: 
Besides being an Indie Author, I’m a wife, mother of four, children’s Sunday School teacher, sweet tea drinker, history fanatic, romantic, bubbly, lover of broccoli, and cake decorator who has a soft spot for Christmas trees, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What I’m not is a laundress (or at least not one who keeps up very well), a duster, tall, or patient in a doctor’s office.

Author Links: 
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Release Day Spotlights: 
Sept 4: 
Amanda Tero @ With a Joyful Noise
Becky Dempsey @ Blossoms and Blessings 
Alicia G. Ruggieri @ A Brighter Destiny
Reviews for If Only It Were Yesterday:
Sept. 5:
Laura Wilson @ Blue Eye Books
Sept. 6:
Alicia G. Ruggieri @ A Brighter Destiny
Sept. 10: 
Karen Hadley @ Karen Sue Hadley
Sept. 11:
Becky Dempsey @ Blossoms and Blessings
Sept. 12: 
Virginia Winfield @ Bigreadersite
Sept. 13:
Heather G. @ Blue Jeans and Teacups
Sept. 17:
Raechel Lenore @ God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae
"If Only it Were Yesterday" is available in paperback:
  • Series: A Season Passed
  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 8, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1986902005
  • ISBN-13: 978-1986902007
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 3283 KB
  • Print Length: 221 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1986902005
  • Publication Date: September 4, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07F27JLLN

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.


Trixi said...

I love the idea of this book and haven't read any time-slip type stories before. Thanks for sharing your review, it sounds like something I would enjoy reading!

Kathy Anderson said...

I enjoyed this book too. Especially how the gospel is weaved throughout.