Christmas Eve Secret: Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas
Publisher: Broadback (September 16, 2019)
Category: Time Travel, Historical Fiction, Romance, Christmas
Tour Dates: October-November, 2019
Available in Print and ebook, 440 pages
A mysterious man from the past steals the time travel lantern.
When Eve and Patrick find it, they destroy it.
Eve’s life is shattered.
She must return to the past, where secrets await.
In the third novel of THE CHRISTMAS EVE series, Eve and Patrick Gantly are living a normal life in 2019 New York, preparing to celebrate the Christmas season. Patrick is taking courses in forensic psychology and Eve continues to work as a nurse practitioner. To their delight, she is three months pregnant.
Despite their happiness, Eve is having premonitions that something dreadful is about to occur. Concerned about the future and the safety of their child, she insists that they destroy the time travel lantern. Patrick is more cautious.
One afternoon when Patrick is out, a sinister man breaks into the apartment and forces Eve to give him the lantern. In many ways, Eve is relieved the lantern is gone. She hopes they can now live a more normal life.
A day later, Patrick shadows a woman who has been staking out the Gantly’s brownstone apartment, and he confronts her. To his and Eve’s utter shock, they learn that Lucy Rose is from 1924 and that she time-traveled with the man who took the lantern. He returned to 1924, but she chose to stay behind. She offers to sell the lantern back to Eve and Patrick, and they reluctantly agree, hoping to keep it out of unscrupulous hands.
Convinced that the lantern is a threat to their future happiness, Eve and Patrick decide to destroy it.
But the lantern has more power than they could have ever imagined. Once the lantern is destroyed, Eve’s life is completely changed. She must set off on an adventure, in a struggle that will return her to the past, where she will learn the secret of the lantern’s origin and delve into the farthest reaches of her heart.
Guest Review by Suzie Mamba
When Eve bought the lantern that turned out to be for time travel, her life changed forever. She found out by lighting the lantern and ending up in 19th century New York that it was for time travel. In book one of ‘The Christmas Eve’ series, she meets Patrick and falls in love. She brings him back to the 21st century. Then in book 2 they go back to try to rescue the daughter Patrick didn’t know he had. Now, in book three, Eve’s world explodes once again and she must go back to 19th century New York again to try to piece her life back together.
This time Eve’s friend, Joni insists on going with Eve. Joni doesn’t really believe they can time travel until she wakes up there with Eve. There Eve and Joni have many adventures and Joni meets a man and falls in love. However, she must learn to rein in her 21st century ways or she will bring on big trouble to both herself and Eve. Will Eve be able to piece her life back together and return to the 21st century? What will happen to Joni? You need to read the book to find out!
I love ‘The Christmas Eve’ series but ‘The Christmas Eve Secret’ is my new favorite. Husband and wife writing team, Elyse Douglas keeps even the old characters fresh. They dance off the page and into your head and will not leave! Reading the book is more like watching a movie in your head. Someone should seriously look into buying the movie or television rights to the series. I really think they would make a killing! I give this book 5+ stars!
Praise for Christmas Eve Letter
“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
“The Christmas Eve Letter is a wonderful time travel book and one of my favorite books of the year.”–The Book Return Blog
Praise for Christmas Eve Daughter
“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
About the Author
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.
This giveaway is for the winner’s choice of one print or ebook copy of the book. Print is open to the U.S. only and ebook is available worldwide. There will be 3 winners. This giveaway ends November 29, 2019, midnight pacific time.
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