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Two Penny Blue

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This is the second edition of Two Penny Blue.

Two women, two different centuries, what happens when they meet?

Florence Howe and Dr Penny Black are both having a hell of a day on the 15th June in a house in Cambridge but one is in the year 1840 and the other in 2010. One woman wakes up in the same house but in a different century to meet the other. They have to find out why
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Published (first published September 6th 2011)
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Elizabeth Marshall
Nov 08, 2011 Elizabeth Marshall rated it it was amazing
‘Two Penny Blue’ is a wonderfully compelling story with a highly entertaining plot! This book, with its short length and captivating quality, will have you rushing through the pages and will not take too long to read. I wholeheartedly loved this story - it was beautifully written, surprising, and I was able to connect with it in ways I could not have imagined. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a short, enjoyable, entertaining read- I assure it will not disappoint!
Julia Hughes
Sep 16, 2011 Julia Hughes rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, historic
This shortish story deserves every one of the five stars I've awarded. First the format & grammar are impeccable which isn't always easy to get right when you're editing your own work. The story entertained and informed, and the characters engaged immediately - something that's vital in a short story! The story deals with two very different women from different centuries who meet by chance in the same house. Both women have serious potentially life changing problems to deal with. I particual ...more
Louise West
Jun 02, 2013 Louise West rated it it was amazing
A gorgeous little gem!

Well-written and well-paced, tight and sound. I got into this really quickly and, although I suspected how the situation would be resolved, I didn't get it exactly right- which was actually a pleasant surprise! The characters are fleshed out nicely with enough detail to make them believable without an "info-dump" to bog the story down. I was aware, as I was reading, that I was emotionally invested in Penny and Florence's happy ending, and whizzed through the ending chapter
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Karen (Kew)
May 13, 2013 Karen (Kew) rated it it was amazing
This was a lovely, feel-good short story that I enjoyed reading very much. I particularly liked the character of Florence, and was amused by her reactions to life in the 21st century; especially her first encounter with spaghetti! This is a nice, uplifting read about two women from different centuries but linked by the same house, how are able to help each other out with their difficulties.
Sonic Alpha
Jun 10, 2012 Sonic Alpha rated it liked it
A fairly entertaining short story, with a (sadly) predictable ending. When Florence Howe goes to sleep in 1840, she wakes up to find herself 2010. Years apart from her friends and family, it's up to Florence and Dr Penny Black to discover why she's been transported to the future, and how to get back home.
Colin Barnes
May 24, 2013 Colin Barnes rated it really liked it
This was a really enjoyable, quick read. Nicely combining the timelines and conflicts of two women 170 years apart, L.K. Jay has created a tightly plotted story that resolves to a satisfying conclusion. Highly entertaining, and I found the reactions of the Victorian character to modern day times humorous. But underlying the occasionally comic sections is a heart warming story.
J.S. Egan
Jun 17, 2012 J.S. Egan rated it really liked it
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I first started writing fiction during the summer holidays in 2009 whilst working in education. During the evening I am a martial artist where I am currently a 2nd Dan black belt in taekwondo. Prior to 2009 I spent several years writing for martial arts websites and magazines interviewing some of the country's most prominent martial artists but made the switch over to fiction after several hundred ...more
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