The Christmas Bridge - Elyse Douglas

5 Stars - with a heart!

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.

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, Christmas for Juliet,Wanting Rita, The Christmas Diary, The Christmas Bridge and The Summer Diary. They live in New York City.

Visit them at their website - HERE

This was the sweetest and most romantic book I have read in a very long time. I just loved it - beginning, middle and end. I read this book in one day, almost in one sitting. The only time I put it down was when I had to cry for a while.

Excellent character development. Olivia was great. She seemed so real to me. I really felt her personality, like I knew her.
I absolutely loved Brett! He was so sweet, romantic, kind of innocent in a child kind of way. I would love to have really know him.

I was about 2/3 of the way through and my iPad started flashing the message that I had only 10% battery power left. I was sitting downstairs by the fire and had no outlet near me, but I was so determined to keep reading. I plugged it in across the room and sat on the floor to finish the book. It was THAT good!

And then towards the end... well I can't tell you!
But I cried so hard I had to put the iPad down. I cried right up to the perfect ending.

A truly beautiful and amazing story! I just love these kinds of books at Christmas time - magical!

Thank you "Premier Virtual Author Book Tours" for sending me this amazing book for my honest review.

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  1. I'm glad you enjoyed 'The Christmas Bridge' so much! Thanks for taking part in the tour.

  2. Sounds like a good book. Cute cover too


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