Friday, November 27, 2015

Blog Tour: The Christmas Bridge by Elyse Douglas

Author: Elyse Douglas
Date of publication: September 2015

A First Love. A Second Chance.

A young widow travels to New York on business a few days before Christmas. She has reluctantly made a date with a lover she hasn’t seen in 20 years, and she is nervous and apprehensive. Twenty years before, she made a difficult decision that has both troubled and haunted her ever since. She knows she’s about to come face-to-face with her past and she’s hoping for some redemption and resolution. She also wonders if she can somehow pick up where she left off 20 years ago and start again.

An exciting chance encounter changes everything. Now, not only will she face the past with hope to rekindle an old romance, but there is the possibility that this chance meeting will bring her love and happiness she never thought possible.

Once again, she will have to choose. She will have to make the right decision. She will have to believe that Christmas miracles can still happen.

Christmas time is a great season for love stories involving second chances and new hope.  In the Christmas Bridge, Olivia has been a widow for a year.  She decides to try to meet up with an old flame while traveling on business on New York City.  While there, she visits a bridge in Central Park that she had always loved during college.  There she meets someone unexpected and her life once again changes.

I thought this was a cute story.  It was well written and made me want to read it in one sitting.  I liked both Olivia and Bret.  They made a cute couple.  Brett was a breath of fresh air.  While the romance was fast, it felt like it was believable.  As it says in the book, sometimes there is that one moment or one chance meeting that changes your life forever.    The only thing that drove me nuts was how everyone kept bringing up the fact that she was older than 4 years. I didn't understand what the big deal was to be honest.  The difference between 35 and 39 is nothing.  Despite that, it was an enjoyable read and one that can put you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season!

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About the author:

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up near the sea, roaming the beaches, reading and writing stories and poetry, receiving a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Columbia University.  She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a  speech-language pathologist.  She and her husband, Douglas Pennington, have completed five novels: The Astrologer’s Daughter, Christmas for Juliet, Wanting Rita, Christmas Ever After, The Christmas Town and The Christmas Diary.

Douglas grew up in a family where music and astrology were second and third languages.  He attended the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and played the piano professionally for many years. His two detective books include Death is Lookin’ for Elvis and Death is a TapDancer. His great great grandfather lived to be 132 years old, and was the oldest man in the world when he died in 1928.

Connect with Elyse Douglas

Elyse Douglas’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, November 16th: Majorly Delicious
Tuesday, November 17th: Book Nerd
Thursday, November 19th: I Wish I Lived in a Library
Monday, November 23rd: Bibliotica
Wednesday, November 25th: Read Love Blog
Friday, November 27th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, November 30th: Mom in Love with Fiction
Wednesday, December 2nd: A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, December 3rd: Romance Novels for the Beach
Monday, December 7th: Bewitched Bookworms
Thursday, December 10th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Monday, December 14th: Written Love Reviews
Monday, December 14th: A Night’s Dream of Books 
Tuesday, December 15th: FictionZeal
Wednesday, December 16th: The Romance Dish
Friday, December 18th: A Splendid Messy Life


Maria said...

I love holiday romance and second chance romance - this sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this sweet holiday romance. Thanks for being a part of the tour!