Fiction, Holiday, Romance

Review: The Christmas Town @douglaselyse

TheChristmasTownPublisher: CreateSpace
Author: Elyse Douglas
Genre: Holiday, Romance, Fiction

★ ☆★ ☆★ 5 Stars!

The Christmas Town, by Elyse Douglas, is a new time travel, mystery, romance novel that was released on October 11, 2013.
Traveling home for Christmas, two young women in their 20s are forced to drive together during a snowstorm, and they get lost. They cross a covered bridge and, suddenly, they enter the past, finding themselves in a small picturesque Vermont town in 1943. They meet two handsome soldiers, who are about to be sent off to war, and they fall in love with them, while also struggling to find a way to return home to their own time.
With the soldiers’ help, on Christmas Eve, the two women finally have one chance to return to their own time, but they are caught between their love for the soldiers, and their desire to return to the present. At the last moment, they must make the difficult decision and, because it is Christmas, a miracle happens.

The Christmas town is a beautifully written story. It didn’t suck me in right away, but eventually I was glued around Chapter Four! I wanted to know more, and couldn’t put it down until I knew what was happening. This is a wild, sweet, funny, happy, romantic time travel novel that will make you want to keep flipping pages.
I absolutely loved watching Jackie and Megan’s friendship blossom more than just a couple of strangers fighting over a rental car, ha! I actually enjoyed reading a story that depth was in the 1940s, definitely gave ya a little back in time aspect. A cute, cute read all the way to the end. Would recommend to anyone who loves a little time travel and mystery!
The girls meet 2 soldiers about to go off to World War II, they fall in love, but they don’t tell them their secret. The guys don’t want them to leave. So, do the girls stay? or do their loves come with them into the future?

Jackie said, “This morning, if someone had told me I’d be lying in bed with a complete stranger, in an old town out in the middle of nowhere… well…’ her voice drifted into silence.
‘Have you noticed that all the old things don’t look that old, even though they are old? They look, well new old.’
‘Everything in this town looks vintage, but it looks authentic.’
Jackie didn’t speak…
‘Maybe these people are like Amish people. Maybe they don’t believe in modern day world.’…
‘Yes, Megan,’ she said yawning…
‘Did you see the calendar hanging in the kitchen? The Coca-Cola calendar with the picture of the three Army guys, each drinking a Coke from a little bottle?’
‘No, I didn’t.’
‘Just before Aunt Betty turned off the kitchen light, I glanced at it. The calendar said it was Monday, December 20th, 1943.’

About the Author
ElyseDouglasElyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse began writing poems and short stories at an early age, and graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in English Literature. Douglas grew up in a family of musicians, astrologers and avid readers. Some of Elyse Douglas’ novels include: “The Astrologer’s Daughter,” “Wanting Rita,” “The Christmas Diary” and “The Christmas Town.” They currently reside in New York City.

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