Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Review and Giveaway!! Now & Then by Jacqueline Sheehan

When Stephanie at HarperCollins emailed me and asked me to review Now & Then by Jacqueline Sheehan, I jumped at the chance!! I’m a sucker for a good chick-lit novel, and with the promise of time travel and a cute puppy on the cover, I couldn’t resist!!

Anna is dealing with a lot right now. She has had three miscarriages and is recently divorced from her husband who has had an affair. She escapes with a friend on a trip to England, Scotland and Ireland, and upon her return discovers her brother, Patrick, has been in a terrible car accident while on his way to pick up his sixteen year old son who has stolen a car and wound up in jail. Anna, dealing with seeing her older brother in a coma, has to go and bail her nephew, Joseph, out of jail.

Exhausted, Anna brings Joseph home to get some sleep before they go to the hospital to see Patrick. Anna wakes up in the middle of the night to find Joseph rummaging through her suitcase. The package Joseph has found, a gift from a stranger in Ireland, turns out to be something of a portal, and the two are violently transported back to 1844 Ireland.

I loved the time travel part of this story. Anna and Joseph were separated and found by drastically different people. Anna is found by an Irish country family, while Joseph is found by a wealthy British man who looks down upon the Irish. Each story holds it’s own while we learn about the struggles and stories of these two sides. It’s interesting how both Anna and Joseph have to learn how to live in 1844 and deal with the times and lack of current “luxuries.”

Anna tries desperately to find Joseph and to figure out why they have been transported to this exact moment in time. Why 1844 Ireland? How did this happen? You will just have to read the book to know for sure!!! I found that I just couldn’t put this book down – I was totally invested in the characters – even Joseph, who was quite the obnoxious teenager!

And now, you have a chance to read it, too!!! Stephanie at HarperCollins is letting me give away 5 copies!!! HOOORAY!!!!! So, all you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog. Please leave your email address – if I don’t have a way to contact you, you won’t be entered in the contest! I’m going to open the contest to ANYWHERE – if HarperCollins can’t deliver it to you, I will!!!

The contest ends on Thursday, December 10, and I’ll announce the winners on Friday, December 11!! Good luck to everyone!!!!!! And a big THANK YOU to Stephanie!!!

44 comments:

Kat Bryan said...

This sounds like a different and interesting storyline.

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Tracey said...

Hi

Sounds like a great read for the quiet times in the next month or so.

Keep up the great work.

Trish said...

sounds good!! Please count me in:) thanks!
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Tina said...

Please count me in! Sounds like a great read!

amyb2332 said...

Sounds good! Count me in!

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Lauren said...

Thanks for the giveaway, KS!
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bermudaonion said...

I don't think I've ever read a time travel book, so I'd like to give this one a try. Thanks for the giveaway! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Dar said...

No need to enter me. Just popping by to let you know I've posted this at Win a Book.

AmandaSue said...

I'd love a chance to read this book thanks! (And I love the cover the dog is adorable even if the book has nothing to do with the doggy lol)

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Pam said...

I'm not supposed to be entering giveaways for books until I get through some of the books piled up high on my TBR shelves...but this sounds so good and I LOVE the cover so I'm going to throw my name in anyways (shhhh - don't tell anyone...I have NO willpower...LOL)

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GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I love time travel stories! I'd love to be entered.

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mariska said...

i really like to win this book ! i've been eye-in this book since couple weeks ago :)

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Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd love to read this - I've heard lots of good things about this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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solitarywindchime said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. It sounds so interesting!

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mindy said...

sounds like a great read thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Critter said...

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Amanda said...

Sounds like a great book!

Anonymous said...

I've totally gotten in to chick lit lately!

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LittleEagle said...

Time travel and a mystery sounds like the perfect combination. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis
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Thanks for the chance to win this book I have had it on my wish list for a long time!!! Happy Holidays to you and yours!!
I follow your blog and just love it!!

StephanieD said...

I totally wasn't expecting the time travel aspect of it. The chick lit part sounded great and then the rest of it makes the book even more interesting.

Thank you for the giveaway!

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kakihara said...

Yes please, I love the idea of time travel.
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MoziEsmé said...

Would love to read this!

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guru said...

I love time travel stories. I would love to read this.

Jenni Rafalski said...

I hope I win!

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Anonymous said...

Love Time Travel BOoks - Sounds like a good one
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Mia J. said...

This sounds like something that I would like to read. Please enter me.

Catherine said...

sounds like a great book!

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Alicia said...

Would love to read this!

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Lorilei said...

After giving in and finally reading The Time Traveler's wife, another time traveling book sounds fun. Count me in!

Lorilei

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P.S. I'm doing the UNT program right now and bracing myself for the 3 summer classes and Capstone that are going down next year.

Milka said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to read this one! :)

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Bunny B said...

Wow! You've got me intrigued!! I wanna read this, please :)
Thank you so much!

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Bethie said...

Sounds like a great read. Please count me in.

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wateva_08 said...

Sounds like a good read, with a sophisticated concept, definately count me in.
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Dawn M. said...

Oooo, this sounds really good. Would love the chance to read it. Count me in, please! :0)

Thanks!
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Margie said...

Looks interesting!
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Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks!
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Kimberly said...

Sounds like a great read!

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Barb said...

Sounds interesting - I'd love to read it!

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Jacks2583 said...

Hey KS! I would love a change to win too!!! MWAH Skye

shelby said...

Pick me pick me pick me!

;)

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Sahm Lee said...

Looks like a great book! thanks for the contest!
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Lmarie said...

Hey there!
Sounds like an interesting read

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