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Book Review/Giveaway: Return to Canterbury. Ends Feb 28th


Return to Canterbury by Melissa Ann Goodwin

About the Book: Things have settled down for thirteen-year-old Jamie Reynolds since last Christmas. That’s when he time-traveled to 1932 and wound up in the town of Canterbury, Vermont. There he met Kelly and Christopher Pennysworth, who quickly became his best friends. Back in his own time again, he misses them every day. But, as the July 4th, 2008 holiday approaches, the biggest black cloud hovering over Jamie’s life is the mystery of what happened to his dad, who has been missing for almost a year.

Little does Jamie know that he will soon reunite with Kelly and Christopher for an adventure even bigger than their last. Together they’ll uncover a secret plot that threatens to destroy Canterbury. But will they be able to stop it before it’s too late? And will Jamie finally solve the mystery of his father’s disappearance? Return to Canterbury with us and find out!

My Review: Be careful what you wish for because you may find yourself time traveling. Author Melissa Ann Goodwin is back with a sequel to The Christmas Village. In ‘Return to Canterbury’ Jamie returns to 1935 Canterbury this time to save his father who is still stuck there. His father has managed to travel back in time and wound up in Canterbury without a way of returning to his family. The last time Jamie traveled to Canterbury he got there through the Christmas village. Now they must figure out a way to travel back. But there’s a plot that threatens to destroy Canterbury and is up to them to uncover this secret before they return home.

Just like The Christmas Village, Return to Canterbury will take readers on a rollercoaster ride back to 1935, full of excitement, suspense, humor and twists. I highly recommend this book.

To read all about the Christmas Village click on the link

Pages: 268

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

Giveaway Rules


There will be 1 winner.

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

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Giveaway Ends February, 28th

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #8 – Amy


February 6, 2014 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , ,


  1. Interesting story, love time travel books. Will have to look for the first one also.

    Comment by Lori Thomas | February 6, 2014 | Reply

  2. Time travel books are always interesting, if they are well written, because of the issues related to the time/space paradoxes that result from people from the future occupying the past. I love reading about all the potential ill effects that could result from some simple action. This book sounds as if it would be very interesting. I’m curious about the mystery mentioned. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

    Comment by michellewillms2013 | February 7, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi Michelle, there’s definitely a mystery and both books hold LOTS of surprises – twists and turns. Hope you enjoy them. Thanks so much for coming by and for leaving a comment

      Comment by melissa ann goodwin | February 11, 2014 | Reply

  3. I myself love time travel stories. This book sounds like it’s filled with lots of action and suspense. Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity Ella.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | February 7, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi Carol, thanks for the note. I hope you’ll enjoy the books – you can read reviews on Amazon – readers say they love the fast-paced action and all the surprises. Regards, Melissa

      Comment by melissa ann goodwin | February 11, 2014 | Reply

    • Shared on Pinterest and forgot to post link.

      Comment by Carol L | February 17, 2014 | Reply

  4. Long time saying of mine “be careful of what you wish for….” I think that it will be fun to follow Jamie and his return to Canterbury, Vermont to see what happened to his father who has been gone over a year. It will be fun to reunite with Kelly and Christopher for this adventure in Return to Canterbury by Melissa Ann Goodwin.

    Comment by Dorothy Teel | February 8, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi Dorothy – all the Canterbury gang are back in this sequel. But there’s something new afoot and it’s up to the kids to figure it out before it’s too late! Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by melissa ann goodwin | February 11, 2014 | Reply

  5. There are two aspects of this book that already intrigue me: time travel and Canterbury. This book sounds like something I could share with my classroom to discuss themes, character development, and exciting plot development as well!

    Comment by Amy H | February 9, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi Amy, you can read a couple of reviews from teachers and parents in the Amazon reviews for The Christmas Village. Return to Canterbury is very much in the same vein – suspense, surprise, lots of excitement! I hope you and your students will enjoy!

      Comment by melissa ann goodwin | February 11, 2014 | Reply

  6. Hi, Ella. I’d like to say thank you for sharing your review of Return to Canterbury. This book is on my wish list. It sounds like Melissa has written another winner. The cover is cute and I like that Melissa was able to revisit with the characters and Canterbury.

    Comment by Susanne Drazic | February 11, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi Susanne, thanks so much for coming by and leaving a note. Melissa

      Comment by melissa ann goodwin | February 11, 2014 | Reply

  7. Ella, thank you again for hosting me and reviewing the book. Good luck to all for the giveaway!

    Comment by melissa ann goodwin | February 11, 2014 | Reply

  8. This sounds like a wonderful book to incorporate into my homeschool history ciriculum.

    Comment by Amy | February 24, 2014 | Reply

    • Good luck Amy! Thanks for the note – I think my books bring in history in a way that makes it fun – at least I hope so!

      Comment by melissa ann goodwin | February 24, 2014 | Reply

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