Dear Maude


Fiction - Womens
340 Pages
Reviewed on 06/03/2017
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Author Biography

Denise Liebig is the award-winning author of "Dear Maude," "For the Love of Maude," and "Forever Maude," the books of The Dear Maude Trilogy. A true fan of historical fiction, she spends her free time researching historical events and writing about the possibilities. Denise also enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids at home in Nevada.

    Book Review

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.