It's BLACK FRIDAY here at Jane O'Brien Author! In order to get in the shopping spirit with the rest of the country, I have marked down the Kindle edition of both Pinecones and Promises and A Kindred Christmas from $3.99 to only $.99. And Amazon has lowered the price of the paperback edition of Pinecones and Promises from $9.95 to $5.22!! I don't know how long Amazon;s sale will last, but my Kindle sale will last the rest of the weekend. The paperbacks make great gifts, especially in a basket together or wrapped in a bundle side by side.
Friday, November 24, 2023
Sunday, November 5, 2023
Did you set your clocks back? How I hate doing that. It makes no sense to me and plays with my head for about a week. But there's one thing I know. I have some exciting news to tell you and clocks have nothing to do with it.
I'm beginning to do Branches of Time on AUDIO! It's a long process as I work with the narrator, I'll be using the same fantastic voice, Belinda Lams. We worked together through the entire series, A Slip in Time. I'm looking forward to seeing, or should I say hearing, how this turns out.
This process usually takes a few months, so if you are an audio listener, please be patient with me. Follow along with me here. I'll be sure to let you know when Skye is ready. And please feel free to share with your audio listening friends.
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
How could I forget to tell you? With the launch of my newest book and my vacation travels, I totally forgot to tell you about a Five Star Review I was given by Reader's Favorite for Yesterday's Hopes. I submitted several books months ago and this one was finally chosen for review. I am thrilled with what she had to say about Book #2 in the Slip in Time series. It is a true honor to receive yet another great review from Readers Favorite. Tell me what you think.
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
Einstein is quoted as saying that “time is relative.” What he meant is that time is dependent on a person’s frame of reference. Thus, if the frame of reference alters, so does one’s perspective on time. That’s what happened to Fran. In Jane O’Brien’s first book in the Slip in Time series, Fran slipped back in time from the twenty-first century to 1875, from her grandmother’s home in Twin Lake in the present to its original cabin over a hundred years earlier. Now, the saga continues in the second book in this series, Yesterday’s Hopes, when Fran’s sister, Dora, is sitting in their grandmother’s house in the twenty-first century, trying to reach into the past to find Fran. She has the old quilt lying on her lap and a message from her sister in the past, but can she jump back in time and reconnect? And, what will she discover in the past? A new love? Or another broken heart? Is the past a good place for Dora, like it is for Fran? Only time will tell.
Jane O’Brien’s historical fiction time travel novel, Yesterday’s Hopes, is a clever take on parallel possibilities in lives set in the present and in the past. This novel continues with Fran’s growing love for Luke but focuses more on Dora’s trek into the past and her meeting with a handsome man who captures her heart. The two women struggle with conflicting connections, both in the past and in the future. The story is about the bond of family, the power of love, and the history of a world that draws two women to make difficult decisions, not on where to live, but on when to live. This is a powerful narrative that, like the first book, will not disappoint. And there’s more to come: the story isn’t over yet.