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Elyse Douglas Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Christmas Diary Books

The Christmas Diary (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost and Found (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Christmas Eve Books

The Christmas Eve Letter (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Eve Daughter (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Eve Secret (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Eve Promise (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Eve Journey (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Speakeasy Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Wanting Rita (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Astrologer's Daughter (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Ever After (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Season for Juliet (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas for Juliet (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Town (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Women (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer Diary (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Side of Summer (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Bridge (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer Letters (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Date Before Christmas (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Mata Hari Ring (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daring Summer (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Change (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time With Norma Jeane (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frantic (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Shutter (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Stranger (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Deadly Dreams (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Sensitive (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Visitor (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Zone (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Past (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Passage (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time and Tide (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Lost (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Parallel (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Elyse Douglas is the pseudonym of the wife and husband writing team of Douglas Pennington and Elyse Parmentier.

The two have made their name writing some of the most popular romantic fiction works in the genre. They made their fiction writing debut with the publishing of “The Christmas Diary” in 2012.

Since then, they have become quite prolific authors with more than thirty works to their name. Most of their novels are single-standing titles, even though they also have several series and a couple of novellas to their name.
The two had met at a writers’ workshop, started dating, and ultimately had gotten married.

Elyse Parmentier spent her childhood and young adulthood on the American East Coast alongside her brother and two sisters. Elyse’s father was a textile industry consultant while her mother was a painter.

From a very young age, she showed an interest in creative works as she began writing short stories and poems. Later on, she went to Columbia University where she graduated with an English Literature Masters’s degree.

She would then work as a speech-language pathologist, actress, and English teacher. Elyse first got interested in fiction writing when she read “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott.

As for Douglas Pennington, he has said that he grew up in a family of astrologers and musicians. He was lucky enough that his family had people who were avid readers which was something that he would become.
However, he first went to the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and it was during that time that he penned his first novel.

The writing was probably in his blood as he was the grandson of a native Kentuckian storyteller. He used to spend hours listening to the man and putting down on paper many of his tales.

Just like their fellow authors, both Elyse and Douglas are avid readers who read in pretty much any genre that catches their interest. They usually read anything from the classics, biographies, time travel romances, women’s fiction, and mysteries.
Still, they also have been inspired and like the works of authors who influence many of their works. Some of the authors they write include Gill Paul for her interesting plots and characters and the dark and innovative fiction of Anitta Shreve.
As for the ideas for their novels, they have said that they can get them from anywhere from newspaper articles, conversations with friends, and photographs.

Once they have the basic idea, they usually brainstorm to find the characters and plot that is foundational for their novel.

Elyse Douglas usually starts working on their novels from separate computers but then comes together as they start making some progress.
Douglas loves his coffee and quiet while Elyse is a chocolate addict who needs her fix every few hours.

Elyse Douglas’s novel “The Christmas Eve Letter” introduces Eve Sharland. The lead is a thirty-year-old woman that is at an antique store in Pennsylvania where she finds a strange brass lantern stowed on the shelf.

Picking it up, she notices that there is something behind one of the smoke-foiled glass panes. She is surprised to find an unopened letter inside the lamp with a December 24, 1885 postmark.

The letter has been addressed to Evelyn Sharland who lives in New York City which just happens to be her name. Shocked, she drops the letter but decided to purchase the letter and lantern and heads back home.

Later on, she opens the letter and reads it, and gets more astounded. She is shocked and left in alarm and wonder at the lamp and the tragic romance story in the letter.

Several days later, she follows the instructions in the letter and lights the lamp, and is shocked to find herself in New York City in 1885. She finds herself living in a very different time from her own.

Soon enough, she is involved with some of the wealthiest and most influential families in New York, which is how she meets Patrick Gantly.

“The Christmas Eve Daughter” by Elyse Douglas continues from where the first novel of the series left off. Eve had been sent back to 1885 where she found the love of her life.

At the opening of this novel, Patrick and Eve the lead protagonists are settling down and enjoying life and marriage.

Patrick the man from the 19th century finally learned how to use computers and has been looking for information about people he knew back in his time.

Things get really interesting when he stumbles upon a secret that throws him into a loop. It is something that he has not told anyone, not even Eve. The two team up and head to 1885 where they intend to save his daughter from a disastrous life.
Given the many challenges and hellish time Eve had the first time around, they will need to make plans and figure out all the odds. But sometimes the best-laid plans can go very wrong. They find themselves in the past but living in two different years.

Elyse Douglas’ novel “The Christmas Eve Secret” opens with Patrick Gantly and Eve now living in New York in 2019. They are waiting to celebrate Christmas and could not have been happier with their lives.

Eve is three months pregnant and is still working as a nurse practitioner while Patrick has been studying forensic psychology. While they are very happy, Eve has been having premonitions and believes something horrible is about to happen.
Concerned about the safety of her child and the future, she asks Patrick to destroy the time travel lamp. However, Patrick is a more cautious man and tells her the time is not right for such drastic action.

One afternoon, a man breaks into their apartment while Patrick is out and takes the lantern by force. Eve could not be more relieved that the lantern is gone as she believes it will pave the way for them living a more normal life.
Several days later, Patrickstalks a woman that has been hanging around their apartment and confronts her.

To their utter shock, they discover that she is from 1924 and she has come to the resent with the strange man that had robbed Eve of their lantern.

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