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Author of The Christmas Village and Return to Canterbury

Thursday, November 6, 2014

SHELF FULL OF BOOKS REVIEWS THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

Very grateful for this wonderful review for THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE from Kathryn Svendsen at SHELF FULL OF BOOKS. She'll be reviewing RETURN TO CANTERBURY later this month, when my KINDLE COUNTDOWN PROMOTION kicks off. Stay tuned!

Here's a taste of what she has to say:

There was a lot of exciting action and suspense in the book that will hold the interest of middle graders. Even as an adult reader I didn’t want to put the book down.

I loved the old time feel to the town of Canterbury. With a look back to the depression era, The Christmas Village brought back the old time magical feel that Christmas used to have before all the electronic gadgetry brings now.

I found the resolution to Jamie’s dilemma of how to get home cleverly thought out and executed.

I absolutely loved The Christmas Village. It’s one of those favourites that’ll be one my bookshelves for years to come. I gave this book 5 stars out of 5. A great read for everyone in the family!

CHECK OUT THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE


Monday, September 22, 2014

NOW FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED

BOTH OF MY BOOKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FREE ON AMAZON WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED SUBSCRIPTION!




Sunday, June 1, 2014

A GRANDMA'S REVIEW OF THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

Review of The Christmas Village from a grandma who is reading it for the second time with her grandson:

"I'm reading this wonderful story with my grandson, because he's too young to read it to himself. Despite that, he is on the edge of his seat (or my lap!) and always sighs with regret when we have to stop reading until the next day.This is our second reading, and we're both enjoying it even more than the first time. We're noticing more details, and feel like we know Jamie, Kelly and Chris, better.This is a classic for sure in our family, and we have Return to Canterbury ready to read next! Many thanks to Ms. Goodwin for helping me make more great memories with my grandson!"






Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SUMMER READING SALE!

Hi Everyone!

My books are ON SALE on AMAZON for the SUMMER!

THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE ON KINDLE IS ONLY 99 CENTS AND THE PAPERBACK IS JUST $8.99!


RETURN TO CANTERBURY IS $3.99 ON KINDLE AND ONLY $10.99 FOR THE PAPERBACK!



Librarians tell me that kids love books with a Christmas backdrop at any time of year. Now is a great time to read The Christmas Village, because the sequel, Return to Canterbury, takes place over the Fourth of July.

Make it a great summer of reading!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Check Out My Interview at Becky Povich's Blog!

HI! Please pop over to Becky Lewellyn Povich's blog to read her fun interview with me. I asked her not to make it too serious! To give you an idea, here's her first question and my answer to it:

Becky:  If there was going to be a movie made about your life, who would you like to play you at your current age? 
Melissa: Can we meld Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lawrence? They both have a free-spiritedness at very different life stages, and I relate to each of them at those stages.  And they seem very comfortable with who they are, which I feel I have, finally, also become. If we can’t do that, then let’s go with Mary Steenbergen. She’s closer to my age, we have similar facial features and she seems very nice.

Becky is the author of From Pigtails to Chin Hairs, a humorous memoir that is available on Amazon or from Becky's website

So, please pop over to her BLOG and if you're on twitter, would love for you to tweet it.

Thanks and have a great day!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dee Ready, Author of Dulcy's Story, Reviews My Books

Pop over to Dee Ready's WORD-CRAFTING, A WRITER'S BLOG for a comprehensive review of both The Christmas Village and Return to Canterbury.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Review for Return to Canterbury

Latest review for Return to Canterbury on Amazon:

"An Unforgettable Return to an Unforgettable Place:"

"I was privileged to read A Christmas Village, and loved every minute of it. I anxiously and excitedly awaited Return To Canterbury's arrival. I loved this book as much as it's predecessor. It was wonderful to revisit all the beloved characters I fell in love with. I loved getting to visit the wonderful town of Canterbury again. I was on the edge of my seat, and going through chocolate, during some of the more dramatic parts.

Just like A Christmas Village, this book is one you won't want to put down. You, too, will feel the love between all the characters. These books are ones generations of readers are sure to embrace."

Friday, January 3, 2014

The First Reviews for RETURN TO CANTERBURY

THE FIRST REVIEWS ARE IN!

"A WONDERFUL RETURN....Return to Canterbury is filled with the suspense, humor, and heartwarming characters readers have come to expect from Goodwin. It was a pleasure to return to her writing and I look forward to reading more from her in the future!"

"WHAT A WONDERFUL SEQUEL! .... Absotively, posilutely a great book! "

See the full reviews HERE