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My book is now free on Kindle for a limited time, from 31st August to 3rd September. 432 pages, around 10 hours read time.

The Open Doorway is based around the true events of the Lincoln Assassination.

British dancer, Leigh Boswell, flees her abusive husband, Daniel, on a vacation trip to Gettysburg, USA. If the creepy child she meets at the Devil’s Den isn’t enough to freak her out, the storm the girl summons blasts Leigh into the aftermath of one of America’s bloodiest battles on 3rd July 1863. Sick and disorientated, she’s helped by a young Confederate soldier, Lewis Thornton Powell, whose simple act of compassion has repercussions across two centuries. In the Federal field hospitals of Old Dorm and Camp Letterman, and the notorious West's Building Prison Hospital in Baltimore, Leigh is taken under the wing of Confederate sympathiser, Maggie Branson, and endures the horrors of Civil War nursing as she struggles to adapt in an alien world. Fate and circumstance take her deep into the Virginian countryside where she’s adopted by Daniel's ancestors; the Chandlers, and meets once more with the enigmatic Powell, with whom she seems unable to escape a mutual destiny. Tormented by her knowledge of the future, Leigh is driven to the sprawling metropolis of Washington DC in a desperate bid to alter fate and change history; but as her nightmare unfolds, she finally uncovers the terrible truth about the man she loves. The Open Doorway is a novel of struggle in adversity, timeless love, and karmic absolution. It pits the past against the future where, for everything given in life, a price must be paid; and for everything taken, something wonderful is offered in return.
Thank you!
Maddie, thanks for letting us know.
Great! Thanks ever so much, Maddie!
It has a 5 star rating on Amazon based upon 9 customer reviews.
(very good Maddie)
(08-31-2016 07:30 AM)Gene C Wrote: [ -> ]It has a 5 star rating on Amazon based upon 9 customer reviews.
(very good Maddie)

Thanks all. I've had some lovely reviews, and so pleased that all the hard work and research has given some people a good reading experience. The editing process was and is an absolute nightmare, it's unbelievable how hard it is to spot the grammatical and layout errors, particularly when you have to convert it to Kindle. It is inherently, a romance, but it's very gritty in parts, and has a twist ending. Bringing Powell to life was a challenge, and hopefully, I've done it without being too biased in his favour but at the same time bringing forwards his human side, and perhaps more of who he really was or might have been.
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