Book Review & Giveaway: The Christmas Eve Daughter by Elyse Douglas



Christmas Eve Daughter: A Time Travel Novel by Elyse DouglasChristmas Eve Daughter: Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas

Publisher:  Broadback (Sept. 12, 2018)
Category: Time Travel, Historical Fiction, Romance, Christmas
Tour dates:Oct-Nov, 2018
Available in Print and ebook, 385 pages

The Lost Mata Hari Ring


The sequel to The Christmas Eve Letter!

When husband and wife, Eve and Patrick Gantly, discover a shocking secret from Patrick’s past, they make the difficult decision to use the old lantern once again to return to 1885. They hope to save his child from a tragic future.

Although they try to plan for every possible contingency, something goes wrong.  They lose each other and end up in a different time!  Nothing goes as planned.  They struggle to save Patrick’s daughter from certain death, even as they search for the lost lantern that will return them to their own time.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I didn’t read The Christmas Eve Letter but this book stands on its own. In the sequel, it is explained how Eve time traveled to the 19th century and met Patrick. It also explained why she brought him back to the present. Patrick is now adjusting to life in the 21st century. It has its pros and cons compared to 1885.

Patrick finds out that he had a daughter that he didn’t know about and that she was murdered in 1915. He decides he has to go back in time to warn her. Eve warns him that time travel is dangerous but he feels guilty for not being there for her and insists on going. Of course, Eve won’t let him go alone. First, they have to find the lantern. Then they’re separated…will anything go right? Will they find each other? Will they be able to come back to the present?

I like the authors’ writing style and enjoyed The Christmas Eve Letter. Patrick and Eve are a good pair and I enjoyed reading about the other characters. I especially liked the letter that Patrick read near the end of the book. I will probably go back and the read the first book when I have time, not for clarity but I’d like to read about the beginning of their relationship. 

If you like time travel, The Christmas Eve Daughter is a book you’ll enjoy.



Praise Christmas Eve Letter

The Christmas Eve Letter is a wonderful Christmas novel. The authors weave an intriguing time travel holiday romance tale written in the third person narrative that follows Eve Sharland’s personal journey between the present and the past.  The reader is easily drawn into this fast paced time travel holiday romance story as they follow Eve’s journey between the past and the present. The reader can easily envision both the present and the past among the city’s famous landmarks, and easily get drawn into the city’s joyous sights and sounds of the holiday season. You can’t help but relate to Eve and cheer her on as her personal journey brings an unexpected destiny that will change her life forever. I really enjoyed the intertwining of a time travel tale with a holiday romance twist, the historical references were realistic, while the time travel between the present and past kept me intrigued right to the end.  Captivating.”-Kathleen, Jersey Girl Book Reviews

“If you are a fan of authors such as Nicholas Sparks and  Marybeth Whalen, or H.G. Wells or Jack Finney, you need to add this book to your shelves.
This is a romantic suspense novel with many dangerous and tense moments. As always, when one travels in time, the concern of consequences and potential changes to history and the future weigh heavily on both the traveler’s and readers’ minds.  Those worries added to the atmosphere but were also handled skillfully. I smiled at a certain twist of color. It is a perfect bookclub read.”-Laura’s Interests

“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

A great plot and a very fast-paced and well told story.  The women characters were strongly portrayed.   I got taken on the ride of my life, traveling between different eras with Eve and waiting with bated breath to see how the story would turn out.-Corinne Rodrigues, Everyday Gyaan



About the AuthorChristmas Eve Daughter: Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas

Elyse 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 with a degree in English Literature. Douglas began writing novels in college, while studying music at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.  He traveled the world as a professional pianist for many years.  He has also worked as a copywriter and corporate manager.

Some of Elyse Douglas’ novels include: The Christmas Eve Letter (A Time Travel Novel), Christmas for Juliet, The Summer Letters, The Christmas Diary, The Summer Diary, and The Lost Mata Hari Ring. They live in New York City.



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One thought on “Book Review & Giveaway: The Christmas Eve Daughter by Elyse Douglas

  1. teddyrose1 November 28, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    Thanks again for taking part in the tour. I am so glad you enjoyed ‘The Christmas Eve Daughter’!

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