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The Traveling Man (The Traveling Series #1) by [Harvey-Berrick, Jane]
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The Traveling Man (The Traveling Series #1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 293 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"I was lucky to get to read an ARC of The Traveling Man and it was AMAZING!!!" A. MEREDITH WALERS, New York Times Bestseller "I'm speechless. This book is so beautiful." NATASHA IS A BOOK JUNKIE "Wow. That was the first thing I thought of as I finished reading this book. The words flowed so fast on the page that I could not put it down. Eloquently written story of Aimee and Kes who find each other on a hot July day at the carnival that Kes was a part of. This book actually captured me at the prologue. The words hit me hard and I was hooked. This whole book had the magic feel, the emotional draw, absolutely everything." SUZANNE'S BOOK OBSESSION

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“I was lucky to get to read an ARC of The Traveling Man and it was AMAZING!!!”
A. Meredith Walters, New York Times Bestseller

“Wow! Read ‘The Traveling Man’ last night in one sitting. I loved this book”
Joanna Wylde, NY Times Bestselling Author

TOTALLY BOOKED
"a top favourite"

MARYSE BOOK BLOG
"Beautifully written, super-sweet, wonderfully detailed and HIGHLY recommended by so many of my well-read fellow readers!"

Natasha Is A Book Junkie 5*****
MESMERIZING, EMOTIONALLY-CHARGED, ADDICTIVE
"Against a brilliant backdrop of colourful characters and bewitching imageries, we get a front seat in this delightful coming-of-age tale that then transition"

Southern Belles
“How different her books always are. Every. Time. They’re never your generic tale of boy meets girl. She has the most entertaining stories and with her writing, the characters and their lives truly come to life. The Traveling Man was no exception. This ride is unlike anything else I’ve read, and that made me enjoy it even more.”

Agents of Romance
"Jane makes it so easy to fall head over heels for Kestrel (Love that name!) and all of his dark moods. He is honestly one of her best heroes yet"

Hopelessly Devoted 2 Books
“Jane has recreated the magic of the carnival flawlessly, I felt that same rush reading it that I felt when I was a child hyped up on sugar charging around from ride to ride”

Badass Bloggettes
“There aren’t many stories that make me feel the wide range of emotions when reading it like The Traveling Man does. I can’t get the characters out of my head even now.”

Kelsey’s Korner Blog
"It had been months since a book pulled me in by the short and curlies and at 50% and reading into the early hours of the night I didn't wanna put this baby down."

Beauty and the Beastly Books
“Five magical stars! How can you start reviewing a book that touched you as deeply as The Traveling Man touched me?”

Forever Romance
“An amazing story, full of passionate and well rounded characters.”

No BS Book Reviews
“This book was simply perfection in my eyes. There is such a magical quality about the story with the whole carnival aspect, but also with the writing. It’s beautifully pieced together, well researched and I highlighted like a madwoman. When I read I look for something that’s going to make me emotional, whether that’s happy, angry, devastated, terrified, you name it, I want to feel it. And I did here. My emotions were all over the place and I loved every heart wrenching moment of it.”

Sassymum Book Blog
“The is the first book of Jane Berrick-Harvey I have read and certainly look forward to reading her other word. This book had such an emotional not so perfect love story between Kestrel (Kes) the "Carnie" and Annie - your everyday Suburban girl from a small town.
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Not suitable for under 18
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I was ordinary. Nice.

He was extraordinary. And he wasn’t always nice.

Moody and difficult, brilliant and beautiful, Kes scared me and he protected me. He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for me. He challenged me, he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent. He was everything I wasn’t."

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Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town. She doesn’t expect her world to change so completely. But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path.

Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town, his friendship is the most important of her life. As a child’s friendship grows to adult love, the choices become harder, and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1156 KB
  • Print Length: 293 pages
  • Publisher: Harvey Berrick Publishing (Jan. 27 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00R3EQC1W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,823 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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At first I really didn't know what to expect from this book, it's just so different from anything I've ever read. About 2 chapters in and I was well and truly hooked, Jane has recreated the magic of the carnival flawlessly, I felt that same rush reading it that I felt when I was a child hyped up on sugar charging around from ride to ride.

Kes and Aimee's story is a real captivating and in places utterly heartbreaking tale. At times I really did want Kes' POV because his mind works so differently, I think seeing the world through his eyes would have been a real treat. I'm not a mushy person but I was floored by the way the emotions were projected, if they felt it, then you did too. I really cannot express how much I loved experiencing the magic that flowed through the pages of The Traveling Man, it drew me in so much I couldn't put it down, I was mesmerized by it. I really liked that Jane not only wrote about the carnival in full swing but also in take down and set up, it helped me appreciate all the hard work that would have gone into creating that magical atmosphere and gave me an appreciation for the carnie way of life that probably wouldn't have been there otherwise. I'm so incredibly glad that I've never read a circus/carnival based book before because it means I was able to go into The Traveling Man with no expectations and just enjoy it for what it is, a beautiful story with an amazingly magical setting. There is one hell of a cliffhanger though that left me speechless for a good 5 minutes (which if you know me then you will know is damn near impossible!)
If you want one hell of a love story that will suck you in and make you believe in magic again then I suggest you pick this up today. I am waiting with baited breath for the sequel!
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This is a first Harvey-Berrick read and what a treat!

It’s such a charming emotional read, if that makes sense. A love story that spans time, a love story about second chances, a love story born out of innocence… sigh… The more I think about this, the more the emotions wash over me and make me appreciate the relationship and story more.

Part 1 completely captivated me, seeing the connection blossoming in time, feeling the same anticipation as Aimee did at every turn, aching just as much as Kes and Aimee, and breaking my heart just as much. Oh the innocence that only childhood can evoke…

Part 2 challenged me a bit, technically and emotionally. I disconnected a bit at their first reunion, not sure why. Then, my eyes glazed a bit with all that carnie details. This is all personal taste of course. But there is no denying the sweet (oh so sweet) emotions. As much as I want to simplify the decisions in my head, I can’t, because these decisions are life-altering in real life and for me to minimize the feelings, especially Aimee’s, it just didn’t feel right.

The last chapter completely hooked me in and gutted me, the crossroad that they need to pass…

“… Love doesn’t feed you or keep you warm – it withers and dies when you have to get practical.”

“But if you have all those things without love, what’s the point?”

… sigh…

Kes has only ever known carnival life, and not just that, it permeates his blood. His challenges meant a lifetime of insecurity yet, like Aimee described him, he’s just this amazing person. Kes has a lot of layers to him that can be explored some more. Aimee got Kes right from the start. Frankly, I don’t think she would’ve stood out too much in my head if not for her reaction towards Kes.
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Like a child, JHB took me on a magical ride at the carnival with the lights, bells and whistles, the chaos, the candy, the laughter and the stomach ache. And yet, I'd do it all again!
This is a loving, tender and heartbreaking collision of two completely different worlds when two 10 year olds: Aimee, the townie and Kes, the carnie meet on the midway at the Carnival. What ensues is a special friendship, bond and love that is tested by time, space, others and themselves.

“It’s hard to explain what those two weeks every summer meant to me. I lived for them, breathed for them and the rest of my life seemed to be spent waiting.”
Kes is a shining bright star that has the magical "je ne sais quoi" that draws people in. He's beautiful, brilliant, difficult, dark and dangerous. And like a moth to flame, Aimee's drawn to Kes. Seriously, who wouldn't be? Aimee is a good girl. She's kind, caring and loving. And instantly, she forms this deep, special connection to Kes that they both feel.

“You've been sprinkled with fairy dust, missy. The carnival is in your blood now.”

I loved Aimee from the start and could feel her excitement and glee for the carnival and the magic. She had an effervescence in her youth that just sprung off the pages and made it so easy to understand how Kes bonded with her. I had a love/hate (okay not really that strong) relationship with Kes. He could be so sweet and in an instant so mean and closed off. I understood why but like Aimee, it left me wanting so much more!

Their journey is not an easy one and there is angst, heartbreak but also love, joy and tenderness. This was a whirlwind of emotions.that ended with a cliffy that has me hoping for the best and dreading the worst.

I'm off to join the carnival!
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