Review & Giveaway: Max by Izzy James

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Max by Izzy James, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Title: Max

Series: The Yorktown Christmas Time Travel Series

Author: Izzy James

Publisher: Bent Knee Press

Release Date: December 2019

Genre: Christian Romance, Time Travel

Trapped in his conservatory for 250 years by the curse of an enraged woman, Max appears to Olivia just before Christmas. Olivia is a young woman waiting for the right man to recognize her strengths and talents. Can Olivia help Max break the curse without breaking her heart?

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My Review

I have read these time travel novellas out of order, so it was nice to finally read book one in the series and see how everything got started. I have really enjoyed this fun collection. The books all had a good spiritual thread in them pointing to God. And although the stories were short, the characters were relatable and the romances felt believable to me in each book.

In Max, the main character, Maxwell Ballard, comes forward in time. I liked that Olivia actually saw him appear, so that that she was more inclined to believe that he was from the past. I loved how excited Max was to experience life in the modern world. He was not one to bemoan what was missing from the past, but embraced and hoped for the future.

The sweet connection that grew between Max and Olivia was quick, since the novella was not long. However, it felt genuine and I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions between these two characters.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

You can read my reviews of the other two books in the series here:



About the Author

Izzy James

Izzy James is the pen name of Elizabeth Chevalier Hull. Elizabeth grew up in coastal Virginia surrounded by the history of the founding of our nation. She lives there still with her fabulous husband in a house brimming with books.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of the book and a $25 Amazon gift card!

(1) additional winner will receive a print copy of the book!

Max JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 24, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 31, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Open internationally. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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9 Responses to Review & Giveaway: Max by Izzy James

  1. Rita Wray says:

    Great review sounds good.

  2. Shelly Peterson says:

    I look forward to reading this.

  3. Pingback: Welcome to the Max Blog Tour & Giveaway! – JustRead Publicity Tours

  4. thanks for sharing your review!

  5. Eva Millien says:

    Max sounds like a book that I would really like to read and I can’t wait to read it, thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Britt, for sharing your review!

    Have a spectacular day!

  6. Beatrice LaRocca says:

    Thank you for sharing your review of Max, this sounds like a great story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

  7. Nina Lewis says:

    Sounds good. Thank you for your review! 🙂

  8. Roxanne C. says:

    It is certainly a fascinating story idea.

  9. andreadrake1 says:

    This sounds like a great book! Very interesting & intriguing!

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