On Tour 11/15/18 – 12/24/18 ”Christmastime 1939” by Linda Mahkovec


Release Date: September 25, 2018

About The Book:

CHRISTMASTIME 1939 introduces the reader to the world of Christmastime. Set in Brooklyn, we meet the young widow Lillian Hapsey and her two sons, Tommy and Gabriel. Even though the Christmas season is just around the corner, Lillian has no Christmas spirit. Alone, unhappy with her job, and plagued by financial concerns, Christmas has become a burden to her.

Overshadowing everything is the war in Europe. Despite the setbacks, Lillian is determined to give her sons a happy Christmas. Can she rekindle her girlhood love for the holiday season? Rediscovering her touchstone just might be the key to unlocking the excitement and magic of Christmas

About Linda:

Linda Mahkovec is the author of The Christmastime Series, love stories set predominantly in New York City during the World War II years. She also has two collections of short stories, The Dreams of Youth and Seven Tales of Love, and a contemporary novel set in Seattle, The Garden House.

Themes of love, family, home, and making the most out of life dominate her stories, and though they may be set against the backdrop of war, or deal with the disappointments in life, the overarching feel is uplifting and hopeful.

One thread that runs through much of her work is that of the female character with an artist sensibility –whether she is a painter, a gardener, or simply someone who lives creatively and seeks out a life of beauty and meaning.

Another thread is the celebration of the seasons: the thrill of the first flowers of spring, barefoot summer nights, the nostalgic beauty of fall, and delight in the first snowfall.

Mahkovec was born and raised in a small town in Illinois. She then spent several years in the San Francisco Bay area and Seattle, and for the past thirty years has lived in New York City. She has a PhD in English, specializing in Victorian literature.

To find out more, please visit her at lindamahkovec.com.

Blog Tour Schedule:

November 15th – Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/

November 28th – Reading With Nicole https://instagram.com/reading_with_nicole?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=pnxqo3poj6iq

November 30th – Sue’s Booking Agency https://m.facebook.com/groups/1977460229183119

December 1st – Karina’s Book Emporium – https://www.facebook.com/Karinas-Book-Emporium-1611647995621369/

December 2nd- The Oxford Comma Momma https://instagram.com/theoxfordcommamomma

December 2nd- Texan Holly Reads https://instagram.com/texanhollyreads?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1mubx12s53r8m

December 3rd- Amy Lynn Lifestyle https://instagram.com/amylynnlifestyle?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=2fmwbzcye6w8

December 4th – BookWorm Mommy of 3 https://instagram.com/bookwormmommyof3?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=2o3lnr2dk5no

December 4th – Thoughts On This ‘N That https://writeoncindy.wordpress.com/


December 7th – As I Read It https://www.instagram.com/as_i_read_it

December 10th – RW Book Club Goodreads https://www.instagram.com/rwbookclubgoodreads

December 10th– In Literary Love https://m.facebook.com/groups/665323023647679

December 11th–Little Book Page https://m.facebook.com/Littlebookpage-192613211319741


December 20th – Courtney Turns The Page https://www.instagram.com/courtturnsthepage

December 24th – Bookapotamus https://instagram.com/bookapotamus?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1l7y2r4ji4rb0

December 24th – Marisa Gothie https://m.facebook.com/groups/131878603663093 https://www.instagram.com/marisagbooks










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