Thursday, December 10, 2015

Review: The Christmas Bridge by Elyse Douglas

The Christmas Bridge
by Elyse Douglas

Pages: 183
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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. 

Kritters Thoughts:  A great holiday novella/short story that really put me into the holiday spirit.  With moments taking place in the city that makes me think of the holidays - New York.  Olivia a recent widow returns to New York for work during the holiday season and sets a dinner date with a long lost love, but fate intervenes!

I love how this book deals with the idea of fate.  I love how she thought her life was going a certain way when fate and a bridge stepped in.  Even in your late 30s can your life take a turn and you can end somewhere you didn't even imagine if you just follow your heart.  What a great message especially right before the new year when everyone is focusing on both the past year and the year to come.

For a "Christmas" book, this one definitely had some ups and downs and I appreciated that it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows and white snow!

With this being my first Elyse Douglas, I may have to see what other books are in her back list.  

Rating:  definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2015 Challenge:  51 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. MY life certainly took a turn in my (late) 30s so that aspect of the book really got my attention.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!


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