Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Planet iPad Daily Free Book Alert, Tuesday, January 25: Jacquelyn Cook's 5-Star Novel Sunrise is brand new to our Free Book listings, plus ....A stunt to save a town brings threats to its existence in Meet Me In Nuthatch by Jacqueline T. Lynch (Today's Sponsor)

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It began as a practical joke, turned into an event that promised to bring the failing town back to life.  But in many ways, the stunt worked too well and attracted trouble.

Jacqueline T. Lynch
4 Stars  -  1 Review

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Here's the set-up:

A novel of humor, warmth, Christmas tree farming, dressing up like it was 1904, and selling your small town to a theme park conglomerate.

A publicity stunt to attract tourists to a small dying town (population 63), results in the entire community turning the clock back to 1904. It is local Christmas tree farmer Everett Campbell’s idea, after watching the film “Meet Me in St. Louis,” his young daughter’s new favorite movie. What begins as half practical joke and half desperate ploy initiates the rebirth of Nuthatch, Massachusetts. Tourists do come, along with the media. Everett’s resentful teenaged son rebels at living in the pretend past. His wife, a medical transcriptionist who works at home, a self-employed and self-professed loner, has panic attacks when tourists stop to take her picture. The town’s unofficial historian, a genteel septuagenarian, supports Everett’s scheme, but for personal gain. 

To Everett’s dismay, his campaign to save their community results in also attracting representatives of a chain of theme parks who want to buy Nuthatch 1904. Everett now stands to lose his town in a way he never imagined, and the community is divided on which alternate future to choose. On the sidelines but ever encroaching toward the center is a local drug dealer, the longtime enemy of Everett and his best friend Bud, who discovers a new opportunity to threaten them and exploit the town, or its new owner. 

About the Author:

Jacqueline T. Lynch's articles and short fiction have appeared in regional and national publications, including the anthology "60 Seconds to Shine: 161 Monologues from Literature" (Smith & Kraus, 2007), "North & South", "Civil War Magazine", "History Magazine." Several of her plays have been published by Eldridge Publishing, Brooklyn Publishers, and Dramatic Publishing Company, one of which has been translated into Dutch and produced in the Netherlands. 

She also writes three blogs:

Another Old Movie Blog, A blog on classic films.

New England Travels , A blog on historical and cultural sites in New England.

Tragedy and Comedy in New England, A blog on theatre in New England, past and present.

Website: www.JacquelineTLynch.com

She has never actually been to Nuthatch, but is planning a trip there as soon as they fix the potholes.

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