Dear Maude

Dear Maude

by Denise Liebig

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2017 Readers' Favorite Awards Bronze Medal Winner, Fiction-Tall Tale Category

"Beautifully written, this story brings time travel to life!"

Upstate New York, 2012. Emily Stanton, a sociology major, graduates from college and is obligated to work for the mysterious company that funded her education. But a job with Evergreen Research Corporation is not what she expected. From fancy balls and operas to corsets and kid gloves, Emily learns to be a specialist in 1910 society. In the process, she finds herself fully immersed in the lives of wealthy aristocrats and industry leaders, whose thirst for power leads them to manipulate everything, including time. Thrust into this strange and dangerous world, Emily becomes their most important asset.

Unable to trust her coworkers or her surroundings, Emily finds herself alone—with her very survival in the hands of a handsome stranger, Wendell Beringer. Unfortunately, Emily soon discovers that he has a few secrets of his own. Can she trust this man or the feelings she develops for him? Only time will tell.

Follow Emily’s unexpected journey, where journal entries to her deceased aunt and the powerful secrets they contain, become her only link to the life she once knew and the future she must choose to follow.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046219951
Publisher: Denise Liebig
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Series: Dear Maude Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 13,165
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

A fan of everything vintage, Denise Liebig’s desire to be a fly-on-the-wall during the early 1900s was what first inspired her to write DEAR MAUDE, and later, FOR THE LOVE OF MAUDE, and FOREVER MAUDE, the books of The Dear Maude Trilogy. Her travels, family stories/ experiences, and her love of a good silent movie also lent a hand. When she’s not imagining stories about the past and writing them down, Denise lives in the present with her husband and three kids. Book Awards: Dear Maude -- 2017 Readers' Favorite Awards Bronze Medal Winner, Fiction-Tall Tale Category

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Dear Maude 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a free Nook book through Barnes and Noble.  The story was exciting, well written, with an interesting twist on time travel and I am looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous 8 months ago
How absolutely fabulous! I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this book - so much so, in fact, that I hadn't even gotten a third of the way through it when I went ahead and purchased the next two books.I adored the (actually almost believable!) premise, as well as the plot and the characters. The book is extremely well written, with only a few grammatical & punctuation errors (small ones that in no way disrupt the flow of the story). Abundant creativity and imagination make up the foundation of the novel, with nicely paced plot twists and turns that caused me - repeatedly! - to hang on way past bedtime. I felt solidly connected to the well thought-out, nicely developed characters, and was delighted with the descriptions of period fashions, inventions, and more. There is simply nothing I did NOT enjoy about this book! I highly recommend it, and am off this very minute - with huge anticipation - to begin book 2. Hopefully, the protagonist can manage to avoid all need for her dreaded corsets for the next 250+ pages!~~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy time travel books, but this one was disappointing. It's not a complete story, you have to buy the next books. If I'd known that, I wouldn't have bothered reading this one. It isn't a story that makes me care what happens next.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite Dear Maude by Denise Liebig is a novel that starts with an intriguing statement: “Today’s the day I bury my journal—not because it’s dead, but because it needs to live. This is the only way. I was so naïve when I first started writing in it.” This statement had me hooked, but it is what followed that was enchanting and kept me reading. It’s a perfect blend of time travel and romance, with wonderful twists to keep the reader’s heart racing. Emily Stanton has a full scholarship for her education and everything seems normal. Then the call comes: her grandfather is dead. And so is her life, or at least the hopes she’d lived with. Things escalate pretty fast when her sponsor offers her a job — one without any disclosure, so she knows nothing about her position — a very secret job and she can either accept the job or reject it and then pay for the full scholarship. She accepts it. Now she finds herself working for a company that has the technology to manipulate time for profit, and the only link she has to a life she once lived is her journey. Read on as she connects with another person, the one working for a rival company, and the only one who can help reveal the secret of Evergreen Research Corporation. But can they survive long enough to bring the shady business to the light of justice? This is a story that combines journaling, epistolary, and a unique art of storytelling to make the perfect gift to delight readers. Dear Maude is told in the first person and from the perspective of the protagonist, an absorbing narrative voice that will enthrall readers from the very first page to the last. I enjoyed most of the journal entries, written as letters to an aunt who is deceased. The plot is unique and complex and the reader learns pretty quickly to care about the characters. Denise Liebig had me entertained, transporting me right into the heart of her characters. This is a brilliant and gripping story and readers will find great entertainment in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interresting story line. I look forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! Great writer! Can't wait for the other two.
Anonymous 6 months ago
A very, very different time travel book that kept my interest from page one. The characters are all well developed, from the minor to the major players. While this is a stand alone book, it makes you want to buy the next in the series... and that's exactly what I did prior to writing this review.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I enjoyed this novel quite a bit. It was reminiscent of the first Jack Finney time travel novel, and quite nearly as good.
shedevilmx88 11 months ago
Dear Maude by Denise Liebig is book one in The Dear Maude Trilogy that I listened to on audio narrated by Daniela Acitelli. This is the first book by Denise that I have read/listened to and it definitely won’t be my last. I was not really into the start of the book but I was glad I pushed through because it got better after the initial ground work was laid on how Emily ended up time traveling and falling in love. This was a great twist on a Time Travel Romance. Daniela did a good job narrating. I did find the reading a bit slow so I did listen at 1.25 – 1.5 speed and it was still easy to keep up with the storyline. I feel the book ended in a way that it could stand as standalone. But I am looking forward to reading book two For The Love Of Maude to get the next chapters of Emily and Dell’s love story. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Time Travel Romances. #AudiobookObessionReviwer #AudioBookObsession
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So different, which made it so interesting! Want her others books right NOW!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved+it.++Have+always+enjoyed+this+genre+and+the+%22what+ifs%22.%0A
Rita13PA More than 1 year ago
I read all three of these books because I just couldn’t put the books down. This is a rollercoaster ride. But all three were written very well. Always kept you guessing who were the good guys, what was going to happen next. So worth reading all three books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have fallen in love with Ms. Emily! Her quick tongue and thinking, her resourcefulness and the little adventures she finds herself in through the progression of the story. I love time travel. The science wasn't to much. It was just enough to make the story flow with consistency. While the romance never missed a beat. Can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy. :-) Queen Nuba
Anonymous More than 1 year ago