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Dear Maude

(The Dear Maude Trilogy #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  417 ratings  ·  97 reviews
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Upstate New York, 2012. Emily Stanton, a sociology major, graduates from college and is obligated to work for the mysterious company that funded her education. But a job with Evergreen Research Corporation is not what she expects. From fancy balls and operas to corsets and kid gloves,
Kindle Edition, 395 pages
Published April 2018 by Amazon Digital Services (first published October 7th 2014)
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4,5 stars - English Ebook 🦋🦋🦋
Emily has a scholarship. Little does she know where she ends up. And Then she has to survive a lot of holes in the road so to say. Her only lifeline is her diary, who she calls Maude, after her great aunt. Very Well written young adult timetravel story. When you are in to this kind of story’s I recomend it. 🦋🦋🦋
Grant Leishman
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
How do I write a review of Denise Liebig's Dear Maude, the first book in the Dear Maude Trilogy, that does the book the justice it deserves, without giving away too much of the plot? Ah therein lies the conundrum.
Conundrum is a very useful word in describing Dear Maude. It is full of conundrums and paradoxes, that make you think, make you pause and make you question what you know about physics, science and of course the paradox of time-travel.
The whole time-travel thing caught me on the hop. I
Jan 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
Oh Dear! (Maude). Where to start on this? First off the time travel alluded to in the blurb didn't even start until about 175 pages into the book. The rest was a pretty boring send up. Maude trades a college education debt for 4 years of her life. During her "training" at the institute after college she barely asks any questions. None of which are answered and she seems to accept that as just fine. The story seemed disjointed and all over the place. I had to read the blurb again to figure out wh ...more
Mar 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Upstate New York, 2012. Emily Stanton, a sociology major, graduates from college and is obligated to work for the mysterious company that funded her education. But a job with Evergreen Research Corporation is not what she expects. From fancy balls and operas to corsets and kid gloves, Emily learns to be a specialist in 1910 society. In the process, she finds herself fully immersed in the lives of wealthy aristocrats and industry leaders, whose thirst fo
Sheila Kell
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story begins with Emily Stanton in college sharing her room with a nasty student who suddenly acts like her best friend when Emily meets a guy. She’d accepted a full scholarship from a mysterious company with the expectation she either pays them back or works for them for four years. Holding to her responsibilities, she works for Evergreen Research Corporation and is chosen for a prestigious assignment. One she must agree to before she knows what it entails.

During the entire time she journal
Eichin Chang-Lim
Dear Maude is the first installment of The Dear Maude Trilogy. It starts with the main character, Emily, a diligent college student receiving a full scholarship from a company on condition that she works for that company for four years after graduation. However, the nature of her work had never been clearly defined.
The setup of the story is creative and well thought out. The story line is captivating and engaging right from the first line. Then, the plot turns and twists once the time travel the
Jan Raymond
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m glad this is the first of a series and there is more to come. Though the book works well as a standalone, you do know there is more to come and can’t wait for it. Emily Stanton comes out as a brave, strong character. She is courageous and works hard at doing well.
When she signs up for her scholarship, she has no idea what a roller coaster ride her life would become when she finished college. I like the first person narrative and the journal style of writing. It brings you closer to the char
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
I have no idea how the ratings are so high for this book. I honestly don't know why I kept reading it to the end. The beginning was so badly written, I really don't know how I kept going. The second half was better, but still not good. And the end was terrible. I know this is a trilogy, but there is no way I'll be reading the next two to find out what happens. I don't care enough about the characters to suffer through two more badly written books to get to the conclusion.

The premise of the story
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Some actual imagination about time travel!
I mean, it can't all be lairds and beautiful 21st century females, can it?
Jan 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bailed
How do so many like this book? The writing is horrible, the plot ridiculous, and the characters are unlikable.
Michael Mulvihill
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Denise Liebig has written an intelligent, engaging, well written and commendable debut novel "Dear Maude." What she achieves in this novel is a deep understanding of: place, time, character, period, and an ability to maintain a sense of mystery throughout. No small achievement this must be said. The novel oscillates between a narrative form and a diarist form. I found this structurally uneven and this is the prime reason why I awarded this readable and enjoyable novel a four out of five and not ...more
Lewis Kelley
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes a unique story
If you are reading reviews of “Dear Maude” by Denise Liebig, you have likely already read a synopsis. But even if you have, any brief outline of the contents of the book should be taken with a grain of salt. Unpredictable, wonderfully atypical, there are simply too many elements to the story to succinctly sum it up in a brief post (the “Maude” journal being one clever component). Time travel, detailed period depictions of life, characters from the past and the future, a devilish corporation behi ...more
Bob Laerhoven
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My roots are not only foreign (I’m a Belgian-Flemish professional author), but moreover I have been for nearly two decades a literary author who, later in life, began to write cross-over. In a novel, first of all I search for style, style and again style. If the story is additionally captivating, that’s a second plus. That’s why I have enjoyed reading “Dear Maude”, the excellent debut of authoress Denise Liebig. The novel has an elegant style and is moreover an interesting “cross-over” between m ...more
Kelly Pinella
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In 2012, Emily Stanton’s living situation at college is an interesting one. Laced with hidden mystery, Emily has a four-year scholarship. Her roommate is a wealthy school girl named Sophia. Emily is a smart student who loves her parents, and she has the natural ability to get good grades. The terms of her scholarship states that after she graduates, she must work for the mysterious company, Evergreen Research Corporation. Before graduating, Sophia introduces Emily to Gerd as well as Sophia's fat ...more
Ian Honeysett
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was the time travel and suspense that attracted me to “Dear Maude” rather than the romance. To like-minded readers I would say: the story of likeable, modest, innocent university student Emily Stanton in the first few chapters then changes dramatically when she has to start work with the mysterious Evergreen Research Corporation who have sponsored her degree course. She suddenly finds herself in a very strange, brave new world. And all those relationships in the previous chapters begin to tak ...more
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nothing is free in life and this is what Emily learns. She gets a free ride through college on condition she works for Evergreen Reasearch Corporation afterward for four years. This isn't much to ask or is it? Evergreen are not what they appear to be on face value and are actually an organization that can interfere with the past to make rich people even richer. This is where Emily, a 'wild card' comes in as she can influence without out causing a time paradox to herself and therefore negating he ...more
Ken Fry
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not read anything by Denise Liebig before...most certainly will in the future, The story is an amazing structure of originality that puts some established figures to shame.I found it hard to put down. So clever it's narrative process I was totally unprepared for it....Time travel, social experimentation, love, greed and a perennial secret diary to deceased relative, Maude. It is funny and a very clever interpretation of physics that few would dare to write.
The dodgy Evergreen Research Foundation
Richard Taylor
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic head-spinning journey

I once joined a neighborhood book club and found I was the only male with seventeen women. I enjoyed that but found all our selections were chic lit. Never would have read those books and I'd have missed a lot of good reading. Denise Liebig could have been an author of one of those books. Dear Maude is chic lit, well written, and smooth, and it kept me smiling the whole way. It is cute, funny, and enjoyable while mind altering. This enjoyable read draws in science
Virginia Gray
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More Twists than a Rollercoaster!
Fasten your seatbelts. This book is unique and exciting and suspenseful, and I found myself truly worried about the safety of the main characters by the end. The time period the author chose and the way women were expected to behave was fascinating. Once I was pulled in, I couldn’t put it down. I will say this, however: after reading the first couple of chapters, I thought, okay, this is another one of those “socially awkward girl meets rich, handsome man” storie
C.A. Pack
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this book. It is not what I expected based on the title. The protagonist is a college graduate who must now work for the company that gave her a scholarship for her tuition. And that's where it gets interesting. The characters are great. The plot has unexpected twists and turns. The setting is unique. And it's well written. I'll definitely be reading the next two books in this trilogy.
Kim Perron
Jan 16, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn’t even finish. Not well written.
Lori Holuta
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
A bit slow to start, but not enough to give up. Once the real adventure kicked in, I was hooked! Gobbled up the book like candy. :)
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was suffering a book hangover when a friend suggested I read this next. I wasn’t really sure in the beginning, because like others, I found the two roommates very annoying and frustrating in the beginning of the book. My friend urged me to read on and I’m so glad I did! I’m now suffering from a new book hangover and I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.

I originally thought it might be similar to an advice column, but I was wrong, and it is SO much better. I am not one to give away t
Unathi Ngada
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Writing that has reached a new plateau!

When I read a book, any book, one of the things that I often yearn for is for the writer to take me to a place that gives me, the reader, a sense of vulnerability or even nostalgia. I experienced both but in such a therapeutic way. The last time I came across a book with its high descriptive content because of the writer's perfect use personifying a character's surroundings and a character's reality that is unashamedly fixed because of life experiences and
Sophie Koufes
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dear Maude (The Dear Maude Triology) provides a arcane understanding of characters, place, and time with a cognizance mystery. Told in first person single pov with world building descriptions that are vivid & well detailed. When I began listening to this science fiction about time travel I was highly anticipating when the time travel would occur. A chick-literature genre with a time travel aspect that emerges aways into the narrative. Journalizing her life with entries being written to her late ...more
Carol Phipps
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
DEAR MAUDE by Denise Liebig is the most compelling and original story I've read in a long time, and it's this author's debut novel no less! I simply could not put it down! The writing is superb, and the characters are realistic. The story itself kept me utterly enthralled with so many twists and turns my head was in a spin, but pleasantly so.This fascinating tale is full of romance, suspense and mystery with enough time-travel paradoxes to make any scifi aficionado purr in delight.

I can't wait t
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It would be difficult for me to write a proper review without revealing too much of the plot. It was very lucky for me that I had this on my iPhone during an unexpected overnight at a hospital ER. I loved the writing and it was one of the most enjoyable time-travel stories I have read. The plot was very clever and had many unexpected twists and I quite liked the main character, Emily. Her monologue/dialogue was appropriate to her original time setting.

Thank you to the author and Amazon for maki
Laura Doty
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Real Blast From The, Future?

LOVED IT. What an interesting "twisted" imagination Ms. Liebig has! That is meant in a good way. I'm refeeing to the twists and turns in the story.
There is just the right amount of historical period description to draw the reader into the story and enough intrigue to keep one glued.
Looking forward to reading the next book.
Nicole Dunton
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely enjoyed this book very much. I felt like I was a part of it. I didn't want the story to end! There were a few pieces that I felt got rushed over and not explained fully, but not that many. I can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy!!!!!
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An entertaining unusual time-travel story. Lots of surprises and unanswered questions that will be answered in subsequent books. Romance, villains and historical settings make this a great read.
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Denise Liebig is the award-winning author of Remembering Skye and The Dear Maude Trilogy, which includes Dear Maude, For the Love of Maude, and Forever Maude.

A true fan of historical fantasy fiction, she spends her free time researching historical events and writing about the possibilities. Denise also enjoys spending time in the present with her husband

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The Dear Maude Trilogy (3 books)
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