The Typewriter Girl

The Typewriter Girl

by Alison Atlee
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The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee

A passionate historical debut novel about a young woman in turn-of-the-century England who finds love and independence at a seashore resort. As Betsy and Mr. Jones grow closer, she begins to dream that she might finally have found her place in the world--but when her past returns to haunt her, she must fight for everything she's worked for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410457509
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 04/19/2013
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 611
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

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.

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The Typewriter Girl 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Loved the setting and the characters, this is a must!!
AngieJG More than 1 year ago
I am shocked that there are not more reviews. I absolutely loved this book, and I am one tough customer. I thought this was such a beautiful love story. I wasn't expecting it to be. The title through me off. But the cover helped convince me to give it a try. I was so pleasantly surprised. I wanted more! Perhaps a longer book or a sequel. Anyway, I am going on my Twitter account and promoting this book, even though I don't know the author. I am not sure if this was her first novel or not. But I fell in love with the characters and goofy as it sounds, I pictured Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams the whole time. Bravo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not finish. Redundant. Like putting on an old, holey pair of plimsoles and having to walk through mud over and over.
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LibraryAsst More than 1 year ago
This was a lovely book. Very well written. I admit I was looking for an inexpensive read for my Nook while waiting for some holds from the library, and I was very pleasantly surprised. I will always root for a strong female character trying to succeed in a man's world and on her own terms.
kph21 More than 1 year ago
From the first moment when we meet Betsey Dobson, we’re drawn into her world and routing for her to get ahead in this hard world. Back in the days, when women’s choices of professions were so limited, it’s hard to imagine a woman wanting to make their own way. To get ahead meant dealing with the harsh realities of the man’s business world. Women were objectified and looked down upon. Betsey was offered a way out of a dead in position. Getting to Idensea, and learning all she could along the way with a benefactor that didn’t realize she was what he truly longed for. John Jones was also looking to hitch his wagon to a shining star. At first glance, that star wasn’t Betsey.  It was a short summer with the ups and down of the tourist business at the sea side resort. Betsey ever the challenge, John ever the dreamer, weave a together a romance fit for the ages.  This is a marvelous tale, and as a debut novel it exceeded my expectations. I loved the development of all of the characters, the rogues that you want to smite, to the young lovers you can’t wait for the blindfolds to be removed so they can realize the precious gift before them. The setting is so well described that you can envision every scene as it unfolds before you as you read. As one that normally doesn’t read historical romances, I’m very glad I had the opportunity to read The Typewriter Girl, and will look forward to reading more of Alison Atlee’s books.
twOH More than 1 year ago
The idea and adventure in this story was good but I really had a hard time understanding the written accent of one of the characters. Too many big words for me but I really did enjoyed it.