In A One Horse Open Sleigh
The Christmas Eve Daughter by Elyse Douglas is the most delightful timeslip novel and the second book in A Time Travel Novel series. I would recommend reading The Christmas Eve Letter, book one first as you will receive the back story.
Once more the reader follows Patrick and Eve as they undertake a search and rescue mission. The pair are transported from present day to 1914. The reader becomes totally immersed in a bygone age – an age where horse-drawn carriages are more popular than horse power vehicles.
With a December setting the snow adds to the atmosphere, giving a nostalgic and romantic feel to the novel. In reality New York City was a precarious place to be in 1914. There is huge poverty and a wide gap between rich and poor. People are vulnerable as thugs traverse the city.
In 1914 women had few rights. They are seen to be subservient to men. Those who break traditional moulds, especially actresses are seen as scandalous.
Once more Elyse Douglas has enchanted me with her characters and plotline which was intriguing and exciting. I am loving Elyse Douglas’ style of writing and I want more, more, more.