martedì 11 ottobre 2016

Review &Giveaway: The Christmas Eve Letter by Elyse Douglas

Time Travel Romance/Women’s Fiction
Date Published: September 15, 2016

Synopsis: 30-year-old Eve Sharland is browsing a Pennsylvania antiques store when she discovers an old brass lantern tucked away on a shelf.  It attracts her.   She picks it up and sees something behind one of the sooty glass panes.  She gently lifts it and, to her surprise, she finds an unopened letter stuck inside.
The letter is postmarked December 24, 1885, and it is addressed to Evelyn Sharland in New York City.  Eve gasps and drops the letter.  That’s her name!  The letter is addressed to someone with the same name in 1885: Evelyn Sharland. 
Eve promptly purchases the lantern and the letter, and returns to her New York City apartment.  Later that evening, she carefully opens the letter and reads it, astounded by its contents.  She stares at the lantern in wonder and alarm, deeply moved by the story of a tragic romance.
A few days later, following a request in the letter, Eve cautiously lights the lantern.  To her utter shock, she finds herself in the past—in 1885 New York City.  Eve is thrown into a life far beyond what she could have ever imagined, as she gets involved with one of the richest families in New York City, and meets the handsome Patrick Gantly.  She must struggle to survive and return to her own time, even as her destiny is changed forever.

My Review: 
I love time travel romances and when I saw the plot of this book could not wait to read it. And I wasn't disappointed. It was a pleasant reading, light but very exciting, different from other romances of this genre that I read.
After finding a strange letter, Eve wakes up one morning in 1855. She haven't the suitable clothes and doesn't know how to behave. She is a very independent woman instead in this era  women are very submissive. Will she be able to save herself and return home?
This is a wonderful story that is very well written with a great pace. The love story is romantic and sweet, the characters are charming and lovable. It will grab your attention from the beginning and hold it through to the end and leave you begging for more.
I have no hesitation in recommending it highly.

 Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse's mother was a painter and her father a textile consultant. Elyse began writing poems and short stories at an early age, and graduated with a degree in English Literature. Douglas grew up in a family of musicians, astrologers and avid readers. His great grandfather lived to be a 134 years old, and was the oldest man in the world when he died in 1922. 

Some of Elyse Douglas' novels include: "The Other Side of Summer," "The Christmas Bridge," "Wanting Rita," "The Christmas Diary" and "The Summer Diary." They live in New York City.

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3 commenti:

  1. Thanks for posting and for the review!

  2. The fact that the letter is addressed to her and that when she lights it she some how is back in time is what attracts me to the book.


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