Publisher: Broadback (September, 2020)
Category: Time Travel, Historical Fiction, Romance, Christmas
Tour dates: September-November, 2020
Available in Print and ebook, 405 pages
Christmas Eve Promise: Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas
Eve and baby Colleen are traveling to Ohio for the Christmas holidays to spend time with Eve’s parents.
After a few days in Ohio, they all plan to fly to Florida in Eve’s father’s private airplane. Patrick will meet them there after he completes exams for his forensic psychology degree.
Nothing goes as planned. The day Patrick is to leave for Florida, he receives a shocking telephone call from one of Eve’s cousins. Sobbing, she tells him a terrible tragedy has occurred. It stuns him and shakes him to his heart’s core.
His life shattered, Patrick knows he has but one chance: he must use the time travel lantern to return to the past in order to prevent the current tragedy.
But once again, the time travel lantern has a mind of its own, and Patrick is hurled back to a time where he must confront a strange, unfamiliar world and learn why the lantern transported him there.
When Patrick comes face-to-face with a mysterious, beautiful woman who looks and acts like Eve, and whose name is Eve, Patrick is haunted.
He recalls the promise he and Eve had made to each other on Christmas Eve the previous year—no matter what happens; no matter if they’re separated; no matter what time or place they find themselves in; no matter what obstacles they must face, they will always find each other, help each other, and love each other for all time.
The Christmas Eve Promise is a journey about the enduring promise of hope and the infinite, unbreakable bonds of love.
The husband and wife writing duo that go by the name Elyse Douglas have done it again. This is the third book in this series that I have read and I always enjoy the way that they craft a story and the amount of research they put into the details. I love the depth of the writing in these novels and the atmosphere that drips off of every single page.
This book throws fans of the series for a loop almost immediately, beginning at Christmas 2019 with Eve and Patrick drinking a toast to always finding each other and being there for each other through all of life’s struggles. The following Christmas, Eve and their newborn daughter, Colleen take a trip to Ohio to visit Eve’s parents.
While they are there, a devastating and unforeseen tragedy befalls the small family and Patrick must find a way to right this wrong and help his family. Fortunately, he has a solution.
See, Eve and Patrick originally met via a lantern that Eve found in an antique shop that grants the holder the ability to travel through time. The plot of the first book in the series revolves around Eve going back to the 1800’s, meeting Patrick and falling in love with him.
Patrick intends to use the lantern to go back a short time, but the lantern has other ideas. He is sent back to the year 1925 where he struggles to find a place to live and ends up meeting a woman who looks and sounds like Eve and has the very similar name of Evelyn. Patrick must figure out what this woman has to do with his wife and whether or not he can save his family in a heart-pounding series of events that keep the reader guessing and fans hooked on every word.
Praise Christmas Eve Series by Elyse Douglas
“The Christmas Eve Letter is a beautiful, poignant story. It is well written and will have you turning the pages eagerly.
All of the characters are well thought out, and believably written, together with the well-constructed scenery, that has you feeling as if you yourself have just stepped into the past.
The story is unique and moving. It will hold you long after you turn the last page. A perfect Christmas tale of love and hope.”-Whispering Stories
“This book is the perfect vehicle for a movie, and I can only hope that there will be more in the series. This novel is truly as close to perfection as the reader could imagine! 5 Stars!”–My Devotional Thoughts Blog and Reviews
“I enjoyed the new characters, an update on characters from the first book, and the possibility for more books. If you enjoy time travel-themed novels you will love these books!”–StoreyBook Reviews
“I am most impressed that this book did so well as a stand-alone novel. Kudos to the author! If you are looking for a good Christmas book with time travel, give this a go!”–Carole’s Bookshelves
“I love this whole story, and I especially love Patrick and Eve’s romance and all of the adventures that they go on together. Eve is exactly my kind of character. I still can’t stop thinking about the feeling that it gave me and the arc that the characters went on. Everyone really developed a lot in this story and it was so rewarding as a long-time reader to watch that happen. It feels like every new book in this series just keeps getting better and better and I love these characters more and more. Every time a new one comes out I feel like a kid on Christmas morning.
The Christmas Eve Secret is my favorite in the series so far, but if you have not read the first two books I would recommend doing that as soon as possible! If you enjoy romance, time travel, mystery and great writing, I promise that you won’t regret dipping a toe into this series.”–Cuzinlogic
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. She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a speech-language pathologist.
Douglas has worked as a graphic designer, a corporate manager and an equities trader. He attended the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and played the piano professionally for many years.
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This giveaway is for 1 copy for 3 winners. Print is is open to the U.S. and Canada only and ebook is open worldwide. This giveaway ends November 26, 2020,midnight pacific time.
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