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Friday, January 27, 2023

My Thoughts -Max by Izzy James

Max JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Max by Izzy James, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Max: A Yorktown Christmas

Title: Max

Series: The Yorktown Christmas Time Travel Series

Author: Izzy James

Publisher: Bent Knee Press

Release Date: December 2019

Genre: Christian Romance, Time Travel

Trapped in his conservatory for 250 years by the curse of an enraged woman, Max appears to Olivia just before Christmas. Olivia is a young woman waiting for the right man to recognize her strengths and talents. Can Olivia help Max break the curse without breaking her heart?

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About the Author

Izzy James

Izzy James is the pen name of Elizabeth Chevalier Hull. Elizabeth grew up in coastal Virginia surrounded by the history of the founding of our nation. She lives there still with her fabulous husband in a house brimming with books.

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Max is a time travel novella that is written by Izzy James. This is the first book in the Yorktown Christmas Time-Travel Series. I read the books a bit out of order, but that did not take anything away from the story. Max Ballard has been trapped in a curse for over 250 years - he has been able to watch and observe but all of a sudden Olivia can see him.

Olivia had heard the stories of Colonial times when Max Ballard disappeared. She is shocked when she sees him in front of her. She tells her grandmother, Dr. Rita Woods (she has her own story in book 3) and her grandmother encourages her to see what she can do to try and break the curse. I think my favorite scene was when Max ventures out into the city. Dressed in colonial garb, he is fascinated by everything that he sees in front of him.

I also loved how the author had Olivia witnessing to Max. Making sure his soul was in order was high importance. The characters are well written - the storyline intriguing. I have enjoyed this novella series.

Thank you to the author, publisher and JustRead Publicity Tours, all thoughts are my own.

Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of the book and a $25 Amazon gift card!

(1) additional winner will receive a print copy of the book!

Max JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 24, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 31, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Open internationally. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Max sounds like he would be a great book boyfriend and I am looking forward to reading his book! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, for sharing your thoughts!

    Have an awesome weekend!

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Max, this sounds like a great story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

  3. This sounds like a great book! I love the cover! Thanks for sharing!