Well as luck would have it I just finished this wonderful book called Now & Then by Jacqueline Sheehan and reviewed it earlier today for you all. You’re welcome to take a peek at that review here. I really enjoyed the book. It’s time travel at it’s best and full of great characters that you will come to love as I did . Here’s a bit about the book from Amazon.com…
Living a dog’s life…now and then
Anna O’Shea has failed at marriage, shed her job at a law firm, and she’s trying to re-create herself when she and her recalcitrant nephew are summoned to the past in a manner that nearly destroys them. Her twenty-first-century skills pale as she struggles to find her nephew in nineteenth-century Ireland. For one of them, the past is brutally difficult, filled with hunger and struggle. For the other, the past is filled with privilege, status, and a reprieve from the crushing pain of present-day life. For both Anna and her nephew, the past offers them a chance at love.
Will every choice they make reverberate down through time? And do Irish Wolfhounds carry the soul of the ancient celts?
The past and present wrap around finely wrought characters who reveal the road home. Mystical, charming, and fantastic, New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Sheehan’s Now & Then is a poignant and beautiful tale of a remarkable journey. It is a miraculous evocation of a breathtaking place in a volatile age filled with rich, unforgettable, deeply human characters and one unforgettable dog named Madigan.
About the Author from Jacqueline Sheehan’s website…
Jacqueline Sheehan, Ph.D., is a fiction writer and essayist. She is also a practicing psychologist. She is a New Englander through and through, but spent twenty years living in the western states of Oregon, California, and New Mexico doing a variety of things, including house painting, freelance photography, newspaper writing, clerking in a health food store, and directing a traveling troupe of high school puppeteers.
Her first novel, Truth, was published in 2003 by Free Press of Simon and Schuster. Her second novel, Lost & Found, was published 2007 by Avon, Harper Collins. Lost & Found has been on the New York Times Bestseller List and has been optioned for film by Katherine Heigl, star of Grey’s Anatomy. Her third novel, Now & Then, was published in July 2009 by Avon, Harper Collins. She has published travel articles (Winter in Soviet Georgia), short stories (most recently in the Berkshire Review), and numerous essays and radio pieces. In 2005, she was the editor of the anthology Women Writing in Prison. This anthology is the culmination of eight years of writing workshops sponsored by Voices from Inside, an advocacy group for incarcerated women.
Jacqueline teaches workshops at Grub Street in Boston and Writers in Progress in Florence, Massachusetts. She also offers international writing and yoga workshops in Jamaica with Celia Jeffries. For more information about her Jamaican workshops, go to www.TropicalEscapes.biz.
I have 5 copies of Now & Then by Jacqueline Sheehan to share with my readers courtesy of Stephanie with Harper Collins. What do you need to do to enter…
- For 1 entry leave me a comment with a way to contact you.
- For 2 entries follow my blog. If you already do, thank you and please let me know as it’s hard to keep track of everyone.
- For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway to spread the word.
This giveaway will be open to US & Canadian residents only as the books will be coming to you directly from the publisher. I will be drawing for the winners on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Good luck everyone!