#GuestReview Speakeasy: A Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas

Speakeasy by Elyse DouglasSpeakeasy: A Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas

Publisher: Broadback (April 5, 2022)
Category: Time Travel, Historical Fiction Romance
Tour Dates May 3-June 30
ISBN: Coming Soon
Available in Print and ebook, 375 pages

Description Speakeasy by Elyse Douglas

In 2019, A West Village Nightclub Singer, Roxie Raines, stumbles through a basement doorway into the past and finds herself in Roaring Twenties New York, with all its dangers, secrets, excitement, and romance.

Roxie Raines lurches through a secret basement doorway in 2019, and time-slips back to New York’s raucous Roaring Twenties. While she dazzles the speakeasy crowds with her “modern sound,” she gets trapped in the dangerous web of Frankie Shay, an evil club owner. She struggles to escape his control and return to the basement doorway that sent her to 1925.

When she meets the handsome detective, Jake Kane, it’s love at first sight, but Jake has a secret past, and her own time travel secret makes him suspicious.

Roaring Twenties New York comes alive with flappers, gangsters, romance and speakeasies and Roxie’s stunning rise to stardom could come with the price of losing both the man she loves and her own life.

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When the main character of a book has a name like Roxie Raines, you know you’ve got a winner on your hands!

Roxie is a singer and, in the summer of 2019, she takes a job at a 1920’s throwback-themed bar called ‘Speakeasy,’ As a long time lover of jazz music, Roxie is thrilled to have gotten the gig—if only to sing some of her jazz favorites. 

But the gig is only temporary, and after three days, Roxie must return to the real world of unemployment and mounting debt. However, just before leaving on the last day, a man stumbles into the bar when Roxie is alone and runs past her into the basement. Following him, Roxie notices several strange things in the basement, including a portrait of herself in 1920’s garb, and a strange door with what seems like a blue light glowing behind it. 

The man who ran into the basement throws himself into the blue light, and Roxie, cautiously approaching, gets sucked in as well. The next thing she knows, Roxie is in an alleyway, shivering and confused about how she got outside. Of course, she isn’t just ‘outside’ but back in time, as the glowing blue light was actually a portal that transported her back to the 1920’s. 

Roxie is quickly found by a gangster named Frankie Shay, who is so suspicious of her appearance that he decides to hold her in his hotel until he can discover who she is. All alone and without any resources, Roxie must face this different time period and try to figure out a way back to her own time before it’s too late!

This was a marvelous novel and one that I really got into! I felt as though this book was a portal itself, sucking me in so that I couldn’t put it down! ‘Speakeasy’ is a trip that is worth your while! 

Praise Time With Norma Jeane: Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas

“A delightful and enthralling read! Elyse Douglas captured magic and put it on the page.”—Ambling Bookworm Reviews

“This is just an astonishing read that will have you hooked on page one and won’t let go till the last. I read it all in one sitting and could not put it down.”• —Donadee’s Corner Reviews

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

About Elyse DouglasSpeakeasy by Elyse Douglas

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington.

She and her husband, Douglas Pennington, have completed many novels, including The Other Side of Summer, The Summer Letters, The Christmas Eve Series, Time Visitor, Time Change, The Summer Diary, and The Christmas Diary Series.

Website: www.elysedouglas.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/douglaselyse
Facebook: www.facebook.com/elyse.authorsdouglas


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I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

2 thoughts on “#GuestReview Speakeasy: A Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas

  • June 3, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the book Katy! Thanks so much for hosting Fee!

  • June 3, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks, Katy, for your review! It is much appreciated!

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