Do I really time travel? Find out below–and then enter-to-win the Cousins of the Dove series!

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One of my favorite TV shows this last year was “Timeless.” It follows the adventures of historian Lucy Preston as she time travels with a scientist and a soldier. They aim to change the course of American history, but as they travel their own personal stories become mixed up with the past.

CousinsDoveIt recently dawned on me how much writing historical fiction is like time travel, at least for me, a self-confessed history lover. Imagine my delight–but not surprise–when I found out that my co-author for the Cousins of the Dove series, Mindy Starns Clark, loves the show “Timeless” too! IMG_6374

There have been three particular times in writing this timeslip series (stories with both a contemporary and historical thread) where I was so in the moment, that I felt as if I’d time traveled.

The first time was in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France. My husband, Peter, and I were with our good friends, Jean-Louis and Sylvianne Theron, looking for plausible sites for a paper mill and a warehouse. When we stumbled across an ancient building made of stucco and stone with old-style windows, I knew I’d found the warehouse. Then we found the perfect spot along the river for a mill. At that moment I was no longer in the year 2014; I was back in King Louis XIV’s France, in 1685. These locations became the setting for a scene in My Brother’s Crown, the first book in the series.

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The second memorable “time travel” happened when I was actually writing a scene, not while I was researching it. When Peter and I visited Williamsburg in the summer of 2015, we stop by the pillory (like stocks, but worse). However lots of other visitors were milling around so I snapped a photo (that I’ve partially blurred to protect the innocent, lol), but I didn’t stick my head in the pillory to try it out. But once I was home and writing the scene that took place in My Sister’s Prayer, the second book in the series, I was transported back to 1704 Williamsburg on a cold and rainy autumn night. Every moment of the scene came to life for me—and then Mindy enhanced it even more when she polished that section and made it shine!IMG_1898

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My third memorable time travel experience in writing the series took place both in Richmond, Virginia and as I wrote back home in Oregon. The scene in My Daughter’s Legacy took place on April 2, 1865, known as Evacuation Sunday, as Richmond fell to the Union Army. In anticipation, the Confederates set ammunition, equipment, and buildings on fire. As people fled, the city burned behind them. When I walked the streets of Richmond on a research trip, thinking about where the train station was during the Civil War and standing at the top of the steps of the current station, I imagined the fear and turmoil surging in those who fled. But the story didn’t completely come alive for me until I found historical photographs from that day and the resulting devastation that truly put our character, Therese, in that setting.

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Yes, writing historical fiction does allow me to time travel. There have been times when I’ve thought that Lucy Preston from “Timeless” has the perfect “job” – but when I truly consider it, I know I’m wrong

I do.

Writing fiction is a dream come true for this lover of history.

Leave a comment below about where you would choose to time travel if you could, to enter the contest. The winner will receive a three-book set of the Cousins of the Dove series. The contest ends Sunday, June 25th. I’ll choose the winner the next morning, June 26th, as part of my countdown to July 1st, which is the release date of My Daughter’s Legacy!

Thank you for participating in my giveaway!

Leslie

 

 

 

 

 

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105 Comments

  1. Kay cook
    Jun 20, 2017

    I would time travel to 1871 in Gelderland Provence in The Netherlands. My ancestors boarded a ship and came to America. My gggrandmother was a maid traveling with them and carried 3 teacups and 2 holders. I have the matched set and siblings have the rest. Elisabeth Jansen was her name and she married the son
    Of the family, Grades Kruit. I named my daughter, Elisabeth after her.

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 20, 2017

      Kay, I love this story! Thank you for sharing it. So cool that you named your daughter after Elisabeth! 🙂

  2. Linda Palmer
    Jun 20, 2017

    I would love to go back in time to when my relatives first came to Missouri. I’d like to learn what experiences they had. They settled in or near Frohna. In the late 1800’s is when my ancestors left to move west. That, also must of been quite an experience.

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 20, 2017

      Yes, we can hear and read about those pioneer days, but living them would be an entirely different situation! That was such a fascinating time!

  3. Elaine Shorb
    Jun 20, 2017

    Since I live near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, I would time travel there. And, since Gettysburg is in our “backyard”, we take it for granted. There are so many things to be learned surrounding the Civil War.
    One other place I would l8ke to time travel to is Williamsburg, Virginia.

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 20, 2017

      You live in such an amazing place, Elaine! I’m looking forward to seeing it again soon–and you too!

  4. Paula S.
    Jun 20, 2017

    I think I would also go back to Williamsburg. So much history . My husband and I visited back in 1970. I’ve always loved history. My mother was an antique dealer and I grew up taking trips to historical places when we visited grandparents in the summer.( it was 20 miles from Gettysburg)

    We watched Dr. Who and I loved the travel back in time ones like with Dickens, Queen Elizabeth I , Van Gogh, etc.

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 20, 2017

      Love your post! Dr. Who is one of those shows I want to watch all of once I retire. 🙂 Or when I have some extra time, lol.

      • Paula
        Jun 24, 2017

        Yes it’s a fun binge watch. We are retired — so we CAN!

  5. Gail Hollingsworth
    Jun 20, 2017

    I would go to somewhere in the early 1920s when my grandparents first got married. I would love to see and interact with them at that time. My grandmother was a regular little flapper!

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 20, 2017

      Love this! We have a photograph of my grandmother in a flapper dress. I love that style!

  6. Evangeline Gober
    Jun 20, 2017

    I think I would travel back in time to the days of Jesus. How awesome it would be to hear Him speak and see some of His miracles firsthand. We have actually made a couple of trips to Israel and that was a wonderful experience.

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 20, 2017

      Evangeline, yes, that would be wonderful! I hope to visit Israel some day. 🙂

  7. Carol Ann Pileggi
    Jun 20, 2017

    Oh, yes! I would love to travel back in time. On my mother’s side of my family, the man who created the cranial surgical procedure for the Elephant Man was a relative. I would enjoy visiting with many of my ancestors. I was definitely born in the wrong Era. I would also enjoy visiting the Victorian period, dancing during the birth of swing, and viewing many historical events.

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 20, 2017

      How fascinating! Yes, I agree, there are so many fascinating eras! So much to learn about!

  8. Michelle Corning
    Jun 20, 2017

    I always tell my husband I was born in the wrong time period. I would love to go back to about 1880 ish . Great Britain, North America. Almost any place would do.

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 20, 2017

      The 1880s would be a great time! Just on the cusp of the modern era. 🙂 It’s amazing how much the world has changed, and how quickly from then until now.

  9. Brenda W
    Jun 20, 2017

    I wouldn’t travel far. One state east of where I live and it would be in the early 1800’s and meet some of my ancestors in 3 parts of my family. Then I would have evidence to argue with those who I think, write names without enough proof.

  10. Lisa Redecop
    Jun 20, 2017

    I don’t know exactly where I’d go or how far back but a lot of my familis history is unknown and I would love to go back and see where they came from and how they lived.

  11. Mary Hart
    Jun 20, 2017

    If I were to “Time Travel”, I think I would travel to Germany where some of my ancestors came from. Would like to know what their life was like there -and what brought them to America.

  12. Melody Bis
    Jun 20, 2017

    I actually feel like I time travel when I read historical fiction. Sometimes the descriptions are so vivid that I really feel like I’m living in a different time period. It’s so much fun! (and safer then real time travel hehe)

    I agree with everyone here. There is so much to learn and so many eras that I would love to visit. However, if I had to choose just one, I would like to travel back to the Civil War era. It’s a fascinating time period.

    • Patricia D. Neumann
      Jun 24, 2017

      I agree with your comment about feeling like you have time-traveled when you’re reading stories!

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 26, 2017

      Melody, I agree on the Civil War period. 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy My Daughter’s Legacy!

  13. Pat
    Jun 20, 2017

    I would time travel to Pilgrim time. My grandmother’s grandfather was William Bradford. With my grandmother’s generation, the name Bradford disappeared after twin girls, and 2 more daughters were born. When preparing for a new highway, some cherished things were found buried in the barn. The Bradford cemetery exists on that property, too. I think that heritage is interesting.

  14. Rebecca Tellez
    Jun 21, 2017

    Oh my what an interesting question that causes me to pause, and I am not good at pausing. There are so many places I would love to go back to I could time travel for many years. But I think I would travel back to the time of Jesus. How marvelous it would be to actually hear Him and see where he walked and see the Disciples and their families and lives.

  15. Debra Nelson
    Jun 21, 2017

    I would like to go back to the 50’s, when I was a child. I would ask more questions, of my grandparents who came here by themselves in the early 1900’s. I would really listen to their stories and commit them to pen and paper…..I would draw as much information and unconditional love out of them that would carry me through a lifetime without them….I am so very proud of where I came from, the strength, the legacy, the determination and the will to live….I’d go back in a heartbeat!!!

  16. Shamekka
    Jun 21, 2017

    Without a doubt I’d love to go back to the Bible days. How incredibly awesome would it be to be on this Earth during the time Jesus was! So exciting to me☺️

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  17. Anne Rightler
    Jun 21, 2017

    I’d like to go to Pennsylvania during my grandparents younger days to find out more about their lives and also back in time to the dYs when Christ was on earth.

  18. Rita Hamby
    Jun 22, 2017

    I so often wonder what it would have been like to walk back in older days. Wish I would have ask more questions to my elders.

  19. Kris Markovich
    Jun 23, 2017

    Wow! What a question. I think so many periods of history are interesting which is why I love reading about them! But, I confess, I like the modern conveniences of today so I wouldn’t want to leave for long! I visited Lisbon, Portugal last summer and did think that it must have been so interesting to have the explorers come back and tell of what they had seen. And the architecture there is so beautiful and the weather so nice – must have been beautiful in it’s heyday. Also I think Rome in the early Christian days would have been fascinating as the gospel spread.

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 26, 2017

      I’m with you about not being gone for long! We’re so much safer now, not to mention all of the conveniences we have!

  20. Pam Graber
    Jun 23, 2017

    So many historical times fascinate me that it’s hard to choose one. I think I’d like to go back to the 1830s when my great great grandmother met my great great grandfather. Family rumor has it that she may have been Native American and he killed her father in a duel because her father opposed their marriage. Since no one has really proven this rumor, it would be interesting to see what actually happened!

  21. Skye Doggett
    Jun 24, 2017

    Israel is my dream now! I deeply desire to move to Tiberias, Israel so I would want to time travel to Israel during the time Yeshua, our Messiah, walked the earth.

  22. Virginia Winfield
    Jun 24, 2017

    If I could time travel I would hope to travel and meet Eleanor Roosevelt. She sounds very fascinating.

  23. Joye
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would have loved to go with Lewis & Clarke when they went west on their expedition. It would be thrilling to see the pristine wilderness, see the different cultures and eat their foods.
    Of course, I would miss my old reliables-safety pins, paper clips, duct tape and soft toilet paper!

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 26, 2017

      Joye, I grew up in the town of Pomeroy, Washington, right on Lewis and Clark’s route. The park in town is on the site where they camped one night. So I’m with you! I’d love to see their camp on the land where I played throughout my childhood. 🙂

  24. Robin Weiss
    Jun 24, 2017

    We enjoy seeing historical sites & I like reading novels set in past eras, but I’m too used to my modern conveniences to actually go back in time. 🙂

  25. Nancy Griggs
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would like to travel to the early pioneer days.

  26. Ashley Hinz
    Jun 24, 2017

    I’d like to go back just a few decades to solve a mystery.

  27. Rachel Lepree
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would love to time travel back to the 1950s so I can experience it all again – it was such a different time and I miss it and the people who have passed. It would be wonderful to be with them all again.

  28. Bonnie Howard
    Jun 24, 2017

    The Victorian era is intriguing to me, but I’d love to travel back in time to see Jesus!

  29. Alice Railton
    Jun 24, 2017

    I always heard that my great-great grandmother was part Native American but have never been able to verify it. I believe she was an Ottawa from Northern Michigan, so I would love to go back to the early 1800’s and see what life was like for those who may have been my ancestors.

  30. Erin Laramore
    Jun 24, 2017

    As long as I’m just traveling and can come back to my modern conveniences (don’t think I could survive without indoor plumbing or a microwave..,), I would also want to go back to the time of Jesus. It would be amazing to see and hear Him firsthand. I love that we have the written Word, but to actually experience it in person would be beyond amazing!

  31. Joyce Heffron
    Jun 24, 2017

    I love reading about history, but inserting myself into it would be a challenge as we now know the difficulties those past generations faced. But there are many times I wish I could go back just 10 or 20 yeas to ask my parents and grandparents more questions. I feel like I didn’t mine the treasures that they held in their pasts well enough.
    I do like to travel though and many places intrigue me.

  32. Mary Ellen Bell
    Jun 24, 2017

    I always thought I would love to live back in the simpler times. 1800 for instance. But than I wish I was a teen in the 1950 era as well. I think being Amish would be an awesome experience as well. I always get so lost in the stories I read. I feel like I am right there. LOVE IT.

  33. Stephanie H.
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would like to travel back to the 1820’s or the early 1900’s. There is so much living history from long ago that our ancestors could teach us to use in our daily lives now. That would be interesting and fun.

  34. Carla
    Jun 24, 2017

    I don’t know where I would choose to go if I could time travel or when. Every generation has had to deal with many hardships and trials through the course of history. I think I’ll be content to “time travel” in the books I read that transport you in the story.

  35. Emogene N Oliver
    Jun 24, 2017

    Enjoy both you and Mindy’s books. I would like to receive this series. I know it is very interesting.

  36. Kailey B
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would probably like to go to colonial times and probably go to Williamsburg. I have always wanted to go see that place. Maybe one day I can go visit.

  37. Rita Wray
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would time travel to the 1800’s, the old west.

  38. Pam Potter
    Jun 24, 2017

    I think I’d like to go back to the 1880’s. I don’t think I’d want to stay. I like my creature comforts. By the 1880’s the west was beginning to be tame. I don’ t think I’d like to be there right after the civil war.

  39. Jill Miller
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would love to time travel to Little House on the Prairie….but just for a visit!!

  40. Connie Saunders
    Jun 24, 2017

    As much as I love history and as many times and places I could choose, today, at this moment, I would choose my own area in 1940. My dad would have been 17 and about to enter his Senior year of high school. I know that he had grown up in a large farm family and they had struggled financially. He graduated from hifh school in 1942 and 8 years later, he beame my father. I would enjoy seeing his eatly life and meeting the young man who matured into my wonderful father!

  41. Lillian Crouse
    Jun 24, 2017

    If I could time travel, I would want to go back and see Jesus. Just to walk beside Him would be wonderful.

  42. Alyssa Weinzapfel
    Jun 24, 2017

    Jeruselum prior to the crucifixion, when Jesus was with the people.

  43. Laura Wilson
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would love to time travel back to the garden of eden before the fall. I think it is fascinating that Adam and Eve could walk around with all the animals without ever having to be afraid of them attacking them or hurting them. Also interesting that they could walk with God and talk with Him in the garden. Wouldn’t that be amazing to do? Also, the fact that there was no sickness or pain back then either.

  44. Dotty
    Jun 24, 2017

    Oh yes! This would be fun and interesting!
    My husband and I both enjoyed watching Timeless …
    And interesting show!
    Where would I like to travel? Hummm
    I have to agree to be able to physically walk with The Lord! To join Mary , sit at His feet and listen….
    That would be the ultimate experience!
    But…. am I brave enough to jump in and Go like Lucy in Timeless… don’t think so! lol

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 26, 2017

      Dotty, I agree that Lucy is extremely brave, lol! 🙂

  45. Melissa Ford
    Jun 24, 2017

    If I could time travel I would go back to 1997, before my son died, and take him to a different Dr, one who took me serious.

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 26, 2017

      Oh, Melissa, I’m so sorry. 🙁 I haven’t had a child die, but I can think of a couple of things I would definitely do differently if I could time travel. Blessings to you and yours.

  46. Cheryn Cutting
    Jun 24, 2017

    I don’t know where I would like to go. Time travel in books is so much easier.

  47. Amy
    Jun 24, 2017

    Hmmm that’s a tough one! I’d like to go to Oxford in the 50s and meet CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien. 🙂

  48. Betty Elsner
    Jun 24, 2017

    the Roaring 20’s

  49. Cynthia St. Germain
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would love to time travel to the south before the war and also after. I would love to see the difference in lives of everyone who lived there,

  50. Patty Rude
    Jun 24, 2017

    I think it would be interesting to travel to the old America West. Maybe to a big cattle ranch in Texas!

  51. June H
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would love to travel to Europe and visit all of the castles that I possibly could! It would be fun to live a few days in a castle and dress in the time period when the castle was built.

  52. Carole Smith
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would travel back to the days that Jesus was on earth. I’d love to witness it for myself, see the miracles, and see the Bible come alive!

  53. Kay Garrett
    Jun 24, 2017

    If I could travel back in time, my first inclination would be to travel back to my earlier self. I would love the chance to relive the precious time we had with our daughter before her passing at the age of 17. However, if the end would be the same, I don’t think I could take losing her again. With that being said, I would love to go back a couple generations to explore both the great-greats I never knew that I have just found out lived right close to where I live now as well as the folks that homesteaded the property that we live on.
    You might ask what is so fascinating about that time period. Well, it’s kind of interesting. We have always loved the Ozark Mountains (Mountain View, AR in particular). After my Mom’s passing, there wasn’t anything holding us to the southwest part of AR. We figured it was now or never so we found a historical piece of property with 2 – 1853 huge stone fireplaces from the old home. We were fortunate enough to get to purchase the land and designed our home around the two fireplaces. While getting ready to move and going through parent and grandparents papers, I found an old, old newspaper obits of my great great grandmothers. Lo and behold, she was from and buried within a few miles of where we were moving. We were also able to track down the original homesteader’s gravesite just 3 miles from here as well. We have wondered if they had known one another or been to town on Saturdays like farmers and such did way back when and cross each other’s paths. Won’t it be amazing to go back and meet them and know first-hand how their lives were and if they did know each other? 🙂

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 26, 2017

      Kay, I agree, there are some things we don’t want to relive. 🙁

      I love your account of your new place. How fascinating! I love that you incorporated the historic fireplaces into your home.

  54. Martha Troxel
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would like to time travel to Europe.

  55. Susan Strohmaier
    Jun 24, 2017

    I absolutely love to read about the past. I live through books. It would be wonderful to time travel to Williamsburg in 1875 and up. I went to Williamsburg in grade school and was fascinated, didn’t want to leave. I totally believe I’m living in the wrong time but….then I wouldn’t know my beautiful children. I love your books. God Bless You.

  56. Nyla Kay Wilkerson
    Jun 24, 2017

    Tough question because women had it rough throughout history. I would say the Holy Lands with the Disciples and Jesus.

  57. Shirley Cochran
    Jun 24, 2017

    I think the Civil War battle of Gettysburg which when I visited in the sixth grade I could hear the shots from the snipers on the hill.

  58. Mary Lou Kwiatkowski
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would love to time travel to Germany both because many of the Amish people came from there and also because there are many castles there and I love castles. Many books could be written about the people found in Germany such as romance, suspense, relationships and history. Thank you for this contest. Hoping to win!

  59. Sarah Anderson
    Jun 24, 2017

    Hmmm, so many ideas of times I’d like to travel and witness firsthand…..when the dinosaurs roamed the earth….Noah when he’s nearing completion of building the ark and the animals arriving and seeing the finished ark…Joseph and his coat of many colors and his journey to 2nd in command in egypt…Queen Esther….Mary as she and Joseph travel to Bethlehem for the census and Jesus’ birth….Paul on his missionary journeys….the middle ages to see how they lived….when life was simpler (before technology overtook society) and people were relationship driven instead of isolated, when community was the norm…Jews escaping Hitler and the Nazis and the people who helped the Jews…just to name a few.

  60. Jane Squires
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would travel to heaven to see family and friends

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 26, 2017

      Aww, Jane, wouldn’t that be wonderful?!

  61. Mrs. Wagenbach
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would time travel to the future and then come back to correct errors I must be making now.

    Or, I would love to be in the high society part of the Victorian Era and see all the lavish dresses.

    Most importantly, I’d like to be part of our early church here in the Northeast or Midwest part of the country and be able to live an honest, clean, wholesome life according to the dictates of conscience and heart while many congregations were being established and the Word was simply the Word and no petty divisions amongst brethren causing splits throughout the years (not to mention tremendous heartache).

  62. Wendy Newcomb
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would like to time travel to my ancestors in Norway as I am half Norwegian.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  63. Rebecca Booth
    Jun 24, 2017

    I would like to time travel to the Appalachian mountains in North Carolina during the early 1900s. I have always been interested in this time period! I believe we can learn a lot about how to live without all the material and learn to plant and raise food!

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 26, 2017

      I had relatives there in the early 1900s. 🙂 Although by then, a lot of them had come to Oregon.

  64. Pauline Barlow
    Jun 25, 2017

    I would like to go back and be with Lewis & Clark and their expedition West. To complete the entire trip and endure the hardships that they had. Then if there is time, I’d like to have been in Vermont during the 14 years it was independent till becoming the 14th state in 1791.

  65. RENAE CAREY
    Jun 25, 2017

    Oh my there’s so many interesting places in history to visit, it’s hard to decide. But I find it fascinating to read about the Civil War and the time of the Underground Railroad. I’m sure I would have helped the slaves to escape to freedom if I’d lived back then. I know God helped the people who risked their lives to move the slaves north. The morals of that time, the slower way of life and using the horse and buggy intrigue me. I don’t like all the noise and busyness of this digital age!

  66. Beverly M.
    Jun 25, 2017

    I would like to visit the time of the birth of our nation with people like Washington, Adams, Franklin, Jefferson and the women standing beside them.

  67. Mary Preston
    Jun 25, 2017

    If I could return to my own time at will, then yes I’d love to time travel.

  68. Martha Peace
    Jun 25, 2017

    I don’t travel much,but I read a lot

  69. Sandra B
    Jun 25, 2017

    If I am reading a good book, I often get so involved in it , I forget my troubles or present situation. For me I am carried away, so that is kind of like time travel. That’s why I like reading clean Christian novels.

  70. Rosalyn
    Jun 25, 2017

    I’d love to time travel to England in the 1800s.
    That’s one thing I love about reading–I can kind of do a time travel, without leaving my home!

  71. Renee Jackson
    Jun 25, 2017

    I would time travel back to the Civil War era to somehow meet President Lincoln. And I most likely would have been a teacher. This is why I love reading anything during this time…

  72. Linda C
    Jun 25, 2017

    I would like to time travel back when our now 43 year old daughter got spinal meningitis at age 7 weeks. This left her with mental retardation! I would like to be able to get professionals to give us help & intervention at a much younger age! It would have possibly made a bigger difference in her future! Although she has greatly advanced & improved, if she had had proper care & training before age 17, it may have made a huge difference for all of us! Instead we had professionals blaming us that a lot the problems surfaced at home! Instead we were seeking help, spending money for medical/mental help that caused great debt, crying & trying to get someone To seriously listen and help! Fortunately help did arrive & for now 26 years she has had excellent care & training in a special home! Perhaps with early intervention, she could have remained in our own home! We will never know!

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 26, 2017

      Linda, thank you for sharing this. So much has been discovered in medicine–and I hope caregivers are listening more to patients and the parents of patients. 🙁 Blessings to you and your daughter.

  73. Rebecca
    Jun 25, 2017

    I would love to go back to the early 1930s when my grandmother was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She has so many fond memories and stories of that time, so I would love to experience them first hand with her.

  74. Lindsi
    Jun 25, 2017

    I would travel back to when C.S. Lewis was alive and try to speak with him. He is my favorite author so getting to meet him would have been amazing.
    Thanks for hosting this contest!
    God Bless,
    Lindsi

  75. Melissa M.
    Jun 25, 2017

    Oh, this is rather hard to answer! I’d love to see Jesus and his disciples, and those like Moses and Joseph, but also places and times in our ancestry!

  76. LaDonna Shielee
    Jun 25, 2017

    I have read all your other books, but not this series, I read them and then donate them to my church library. I would love to add these for others to enjoy.

    • Leslie Gould
      Jun 26, 2017

      LaDonna–thank you so much for reading and then donating the books to your church library! I really appreciate it! 🙂

  77. LaDonna Shielee
    Jun 25, 2017

    I love historical fiction. It gives me a feel for the way things were in different times. I makes me appreciate the good things that we have and realize how much things have changed.

  78. Frances Cavallo
    Jun 26, 2017

    I would love to time travel…I also feel like I was born in the wrong time period…I would love to go back when medicine was new…help people heal with more natural things…care for them…maybe discover some medicine or cure for something…probably in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s would be good…or should it be earlier? I once had a doctor…as a little girl…his name was Dr. Geraci from Brooklyn, NY…I remember his dr office…sort of dark…lots of books and equipment..nothing like a dr office of today…cold, computer screen on the counter…a bed and two or three chairs…the dr pulls your name up in the computer…and remembers you slightly…though your family hS been seeing him for over 15 years…Dr. Geraci knew your name when you walked in…he did everything from eye exams to piercing ears…besides being extremely knowledgeable in medicine and drugs…it is so hard to think that was only about 50 years ago!!! I love to read about things that have gone on in the past…historical fiction…plus I love things and times when they were much simpler! I think that’s where I get my love for Amish Fiction from…because of that love! You are a great writer…you can transport me back to that time…some writers can’t do that…and that is really horrible…to try to read a book…and not get into it! Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to win…it is very generous of you…have a great day!!! And a Blessed One too!!!

  79. Leslie Gould
    Jun 26, 2017

    Thank you so much for all of these comments! I’ve read them all–and love what you’ve shared!

    This giveaway is now closed. I’ll post the winner on the next blog post.

  80. Janet Blazo
    Jun 26, 2017

    I would time travel back to Bay Springs, Mississippi to the year 1909 when my maternal grandparents met. I would love to meet my grandmother who was 16 at the time & my grandfather who was 25 & walk with them through their courtship. I love the story of how my grandfather rode up to the share croppers house my grandmother lived in with her parents with a friend of his & asked for water. Mama came to the door & directed them to the well. As they rode away on their horses Papa told his friend, “I’m going to marry that girl someday” and he did that September. I loved to hear about the ice cream socials & dinner on the ground & revival meetings that they attended. Definitely, that would be exactly where I would slip back to!

  81. Donna Harmon
    Jun 26, 2017

    I would love to time travel in the 1920’s and meet my grandmothers when they were young.

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