stack of books on redSaturday, June 1 is the official release day of In Plain View, the sequel to Accidentally Amish.

This is my fourth novel, so to celebrate I’m going to give away books on the blog all week. Here’s the schedule:

Monday: My first book, The Pursuit of Lucy Banning

Tuesday: My second book, Accidentally Amish

Wednesday: My third book, The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow

Thursday: My fourth book, In Plain View

Friday: A collection of all four books.

Here’s all you have to do: Check in each day right here on the blog and see what the question of the day is. Leave a brief answer in the comments. Names go in a hat and I’ll find someone to squeeze eyes shut and pull out a name.

Drawings may lag slightly more than a day behind so that no one loses out because their blog reading service or Internet provider posts a little late or other matters beyond their control.

Olivia Newport The Pursuit of Lucy BanningHere’s the first question:

• Think about living in 1893. What would you miss most about 2013 and why?

P.S. If you haven’t seen the trailer to In Plain View, here it is.

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  1. Lisa Medeiros on the May 27, 2013 remarked #

    I would miss how easy it is to travel and communicate! My little brother lives out west and it doesn’t seem as far with airplanes and Internet 🙂

    • Lisa Medeiros on the May 27, 2013 remarked #

      Oh congrats on the new book! 🙂

  2. Jayne Whiteside on the May 27, 2013 remarked #

    I would miss not being able to wear shorts on hot days and having to wear long dresses even to work in.

  3. Susan Towarak on the May 27, 2013 remarked #

    I would miss facebook and the gift of connecting with family all over creation and Skyping with my kids and grandchildren. Probably also Central Air Conditioning and other items which make life so much easier. I treasure history but I love the modern connections and better way of life. God is so very important in today’s living. Freedom is a gift from God. In the 1800’s life was so good to the rich and so bad for the poor! I can’t imagine having someone to help me dress for so many occasions. Modern medicine also means such a difference in life and death situations. Today we actually take care of our own children and Grandchildren. They are not raised by servants. People are free! Women are pretty much equal today and not thought of as a minority. Connection in general makes 2013 a gift not even conceivable in 1893! We are a spoiled society, but life is a gift and I am blessed by God to be on the earth in 2013!

  4. SHARON MILLER on the May 27, 2013 remarked #

    I would miss our car, which we use to take long vacations to the National Parks, lighthouses, etc. Would love to win this book!

  5. amyc on the May 27, 2013 remarked #

    Definitely air conditioning. Well, because it can get really hot during the summer months.

  6. Kat Apel on the May 27, 2013 remarked #

    I’d miss the technology. The photos to capture memories forever. And the ease of communicating.

    But look at the gorgeous dresses we could wear instead! *swoons* Absolutely adore them.

    Congrats on the new book! I’ll be looking out for it.

  7. Lane Hill House on the May 27, 2013 remarked #

    That is only 120 years ago ~ seems remarkable! I would have likely been a nurse which would not have been a seemingly occupation for a young lady, so maybe I would have been a stenographer instead. I would ride the train and await the meeting at the station of my father as I come from the large city. I would have an escort and bring a fruit basket home for all to enjoy.
    From 2013, I would miss this instant contact with friends and wonderful books of historical fiction ~ my world would be shallow (of what was going on around me other than glimpses) and I would be unaware I was living what you are writing about.
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  8. mary ellen ashenfelder on the May 27, 2013 remarked #

    I would miss electricity very much. It provides so much in this day and age to make our lives easier and more comfortable.

  9. Maggie on the May 27, 2013 remarked #

    I would miss contact lenses and lazic surgery. I was born extremely nearsighted and would have been totally disabled in that era.

  10. loretta on the May 27, 2013 remarked #

    Everything, lol. Mostly AC and vehicles for quick transportation. Love inside toilets, too!

  11. Sue Harrison on the May 28, 2013 remarked #

    I would truly miss my vaccuum cleaner. I hate to sweep with a broom!!

    • Sue Harrison on the May 28, 2013 remarked #

      Oops, *vacuum* cleaner. You’d think that if I’d miss it so much, I’d know how to spell it!

  12. Bethany W. on the May 28, 2013 remarked #

    I would probably miss the Internet most. As much as I hate to say it, it is the truth, but maybe if I wasn’t born in the 21st century and used it so much then I wouldn’t know what I was missing. 🙂 Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this book! I have wanted to read it for some time. 🙂 Have a great day!

  13. Kathy Milburn on the May 28, 2013 remarked #

    I would miss the internet the most

  14. Olivia on the May 28, 2013 remarked #

    I just drew the winner for Day 1. Congratulations Kat Apel.

  15. Marguerite Beal on the May 28, 2013 remarked #

    I would miss TV and Phones.

  16. Beth Laurent on the May 29, 2013 remarked #

    I would miss a car. In the traffic a horse would be a challenge!

  17. Kat Apel on the May 29, 2013 remarked #

    Delighted to win your gorgeous book, Olivia. Thank-you.

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