Elyse Douglas: The Christmas Bridge



Tures the essence spirit and magic of the Christmas season that will warm your heart and leave a smile on your faceDisclaimer I received a copy of the book from the authors in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Premier Virtual Author Book Tourshttpjerseygirlbookreviewsblogspot I on t read contemporary romances very often Most of my One Night at the Lake dear readers know that my favorite books are historical literary fiction memoirs biographies and some non fiction However Io The Hero Next Door diverge from those every once in a rare while Something about The Christmas Bridge intrigued me enough to get me to read it I think it was a combination of the beautiful snow covered bridge on the cover and that it is a book written by a husband and wife teamOlivia is a 40 year old woman whose husbandied of a heart attack a year ago She has not been able to move on with her life since Even her Ask Me No Questions dear father in law Taylor Scott thinks it is time for her to move on Olivia is an art and antiues business and is asked by her boss to go on a business trip to New York City for him She is to attend a action and place some bid However he is also hoping that the trip with allow Olivia to move on and have a little fun Olive attended NYU and met her college boyfriend Andrew in Central Park on the Bow Bridge Olivia arrives in New York and takes a walk in Central park and visits her favorite place there Bow Bridge There she meets the very famous baseball player Brett Baylor However she has no idea who he is but is attracted to him He invites her out toinner at a local hang out of his and Olivia can believe what a commotion there is over Brett People are taking photos of him with their cell phone and asking for his autograph Olivia has to ask him why people are so interested in him and is embarrassed by it However Brett finds it uite refreshing that she has no idea who he isMean while Olivia has also made plans to meet Andrew for The Gnadiges Fraulein. dinner She hasn t seen him in 20 years and wonder if there will still be an attraction between them Will Olivia end up with Brett or Andrew My lips are sealedThis is a very light and fun book to read It is a very fast and entertaining read and sucked me in from the first page There was an incident that made me cry and feel so bad for Olivia It kept me up reading into the wee hours of the morning to the end I could barely breath I was able to predict the outcome but thatidn t Unscrewed detract from the pleasure of read it In fact I kind expect some predictability from this kind of book If you are looking for a light andelightful read I highly recommend The Christmas Bridge You American Musicians don t even need to be a believer in Christmas to enjoy it I myselfon t believe in it but still thoroughly enjoyed this bookI received this ebook for my honest review They get better and betterI just recently His Convict Wife (Convict Wives discovered Elyse Douglas and I am reading as fast as I can to read them all I read every where and ever opportunity I have This book grabbed me from the first page and wouldn t let go A wonderful sweet love story that gives me goose bumps Please read this book you wont regret it I received this book for an honest reviewThis is a wonderful intense emotional Christmas read Have you ever wished for a second chance even if it is years later Olivia and Brett are very likable I love that Brett is so carefree and goes after what he wants Iid think I was going to have to stop a couple of chapters shy of finishing but I continued on and thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the book and ending This book is very well written and flows great together I am glad that Olivia was able to find herself happiness and love reviewed by Raychel Note This review has several spoilers I Toyota Management System decided to include them in order to explain exactly why this book was SOisappointing to me If you The Perfect Indulgence don t want to read spoilers in book reviews thenon t read this one But I m not removing the spoilers because I totally think they re necessary YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED BTW I HIGHLY recommend another Elyse Douglas holiday novel titled The Christm. 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 ecision She will have to believe that Christmas miracles can still happen This is not a Christian Novel.

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This is a great romance There are a few interesting twist story is not predictable some tastefully written love scenes I really was hooked after a couple chapters Olivia is very strong woman Brett sure knows what he wants The New York A Seductive Revenge descriptions are beautiful and the scenes on The Bridge are amazing Great way to spend an afternoon 5 stars with a heartThis 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 oneay almost in one sitting The only time I put it California Living down was when I had to cry for a whileExcellent characterevelopment Olivia was great She seemed so real to me I really felt her personality like I knew herI absolutely loved Brett He was so sweet romantic kind of innocent in a child kind of way I would love to have really know himI was about 23 of the way through and my iPad started flashing the message that I had only 10% battery power left I was sitting So Damn Lucky (Lucky OToole, downstairs by the fire and had no outlet near me but I was soetermined to keep reading I plugged it in across the room and sat on the floor to finish the book It was THAT goodAnd then towards the end well I can t tell youBut I cried so hard I had to put the iPad own I cried right up to the perfect endingA truly beautiful and amazing story I just love these kinds of books at Christmas time magicalThank you Premier Virtual Author Book Tours for sending me this amazing book for my honest review A Christmas BridgeElyse DouglasContemporary Romance 5 Stars A uick read one filled with heartache pain and happiness not necessarily in that order Olivia has been a widow for a year since her Carl ied suddenly of a heart attack And her 19 year old Ryugakusei no tame no Kanji no Kyokasho SHOKYU 300 - Japanese Writing Study Book daughter Emily is away at college Her father in law Taylor Scott is her biggest supporterfan A business trip to New York city finds Olivia with mixed emotions about her past Andrew an ex boyfriend from her collegeays twenty years ago and a future with Brett a professional baseball player she is skeptical about pursuing Until tragedy strikes and she is faced with yet another loss Will Olivia be able to find happiness again Or is she A Study in Scandal (Scandalous destined to be alone This is the first book I have read from this author I ca honestly say without aoubt it won t be my last Great job I couldn t put it Letting it Go down I took it in the car and listened whileriving to workARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by Lisa from Alpha Book Club Rating 45 starsA young widow faces the anniversary of her husband s The One Who Stays (Summer Island, death right around Christmastime She s uestioning her lifeecisions and Shadow of the Wolf (Hearts Desire, decides to head back to New York and a former love to see what might have beenAs she visits the place they first met another chance encounter throws her life into a tailspin leaving her confused than ever Should she listen to her heart this time and throw caution to the windOlivia is practical and has listened to her brain over her heart for most of her life Still young just shy of 40 sheoesn t want to simply embrace a lonely life as a widow Yet she seeks out a former love Still the safe option Fate throws her a curveball a couple of times which was my favorite part of this bookSure it s sweet and a bit of a stretch when it comes to the uick romance but there were still some unexpected twists and turns Along the way I bonded with Olivia s character and I really wanted her to go for it Plus I m a sucker for epilogues in romance novels I want to know something about the futureIf you are looking for a light sweet romance with a character you ll want to root for this holiday season take a chance on The Christmas Bridge You ll be sucked in right away and a sweet glow of satisfaction will stay with you long afterNote I received a copy for review purposes A positive review was not reuested or guaranteed the opinions expressed are my own The Christmas Bridge is a tale of love That is as simple as the Smijurija u mjerama definition can get It is the story of Olivia a widow The story opens with Olivia sitting aloneuring the Christmas season nearly a year after her. A First Love A Second Chance A young widow travels to New York on business a few Speer days before Christmas She has reluctantly made aate with a lover she hasn’t seen in 20 years and she is nervous and apprehensive Twenty years before she had made a Ultralearning difficultecision that has both troubled and haunted her eve.

Husband Carl s The Ring Of The Dove death She feels empty alone andepressed An opportunity to travel to New York on work arises and Olivia in a sudden The Lost Literature of Medieval England decision contacts an old friend Andrew Memories of a forgotten past resurface and Olivia feels guilty and confused about her now obsolete marriage and her future When she goes to New York fate has aifferent surprise in store for her She faces a forked road and has to A Curse of Kings decide Olivia s indecision had already cost her heavily in the past A lotepends on how she acts and what she Garfield Dishes It Out (Garfield, decides when fate gives her a second chance She faces a life turning event on a bridge that holds many memories The events that happen from then on in her life form the rest of the story There is a maturity in the writing that lacks in other stories of this genre While it is not about the feelings of adolescent romance itoes not lack the butterfly moments either The word maturity covers all aspects of the story including the physically Im a Narwhal descriptive scenes that are thankfully part of the narrative ando not stand out like sore thumbs The narrative is fast paced there are enough twists throughout the story line that maintain suspense and interest The beginning is a bit Madame Timide dull and stereotypical but the story that follows has a steady good feel to it The chapter organisation follows a proper seuence and the characters areeep life like and well etched The plot is predictable mostly save a few turns and the language is pleasant There are a few memorable lines from the book those that are of a reflective nature While there are no special mentions for this book this was a good evening read and contained a good Girl, Woman, Other depth and meaning The Christmas Bridge is one of the best reads of this holiday season and I am glad I picked this book up The maturity of the story someialogues that are worth taking back after the book is finished are the plus points Perfect read for this holiday season Curl up with this book and a cup of cocoa your evening would be made much better This book is the correct example of you won t be A South African Night disappointed if you know what to expect kind of books The Christmas Bridge is the story of a woman s journey of selfiscovery and getting a second chance at true loveOlivia is a forty year old widow who travels to New York City on a business trip a few Bismillah Soup days before Christmas While taking a walk in Central Park Olivia has an unexpected chance encounter with Brett Baylor a professional baseball player on Bow Bridge a landmark that holds nostalgic twenty year old memories of Andrew her old college love With a chance to reconnect with Andrew and rekindle an old romance or take a chance on a new romance with Brett Olivia is faced with the challenge to make aecision that could bring her another chance at love and happinessThe authors weave a lighthearted and emotional holiday romance tale that will pull at your heartstrings and stir the soul Written in the third person narrative the reader is easily पिंजर drawn into Olivia s journey as she learns toeal with the life issues that she faces love and loss uestioning one s life choices and the Venous Catheters decision of which roadpath is best to take in one s life in order to get a second chance at love and happiness Can NYC provide a little Christmas miracle of redemption resolution and a chance to move forward for OliviaThis is a lovely story that willraw the reader in from the start and have them experiencing the full gamut of emotions You can t help by relate to Olivia and feel compassion for her as she struggles to restart her life after a traumatic heartbreak I couldn t help but cheer Olivia and Brett on hoping that their romance would take wings and that Olivia would have the strength to finally let go of the past and embrace a new chance of love and happinessSet in the picturesue holiday setting of New York City the reader can easily envision Olivia s chance to restart her life among the city s famous landmarks and get rawn into the city s joyous sights and sounds of the holiday season The Christmas Bridge is a captivating holiday romance story that cap. R 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.

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 Master's Degree in English Literature Douglas grew up in a family of musicians astrologers and avid readers Some of Elyse Douglas' novels include Time Change The Summer Letters Daring Summer The