December 27, 2013
The Christmas Town by Elyse Douglas
The Christmas Town is a beautiful time travel book about happiness and love.
I almost just want to leave it there, because that is all you need to know, but I shall continue.
The Christmas Town begins with two women trying to get home for Christmas. When a large winter storm threatens their journey, they must share a car from the airport.
One their way home, they get lost and end up crossing a mysterious bridge. They ended up in a small, seemingly vintage, town on the other side of the bridge When they notice that other people’s reactions to them and their car were those of fear, they figured out something was a bit off.
When they fall in love with two army boys fighting in World War II, they have a difficult decision to make. Do they stay out of their time in place to wait for their men to come home from war, or do they ignore their hearts and try to get home?
It is easy to find yourself rooting for the girls and their men to be together. It was such a happy and uplifting story that just needs to be read.
The Christmas town is a beautifully written story. It sucks you in from the first page, and fully engages you up until the very last.
The story is funny, happy, and sort of magical.
The characters are all likable and all very well-rounded.
This is a great book to read during the holiday season, and it could really be great during any time of the year.