The Date Before Christmas
By Elyse Douglas
Genre: Christmas Romance, Romantic comedy, Women's Fiction
Like any other waitress, Dina Lee has big dreams. She wants a new life, a better life—she wants romantic adventure, especially since her last two relationships were disasters.
When, out of the blue, she receives an anonymous gift to travel first class to three of the most exciting and exotic cities in the world during the Christmas season, she is stunned, conflicted and skeptical.
Who would give her such a gift? What would they want in return? Is it too good to be true?
Dina is assured by her benefactor’s representative that it is indeed true, and that Dina’s anonymous patron wants nothing from Dina in return. Dina’s best friend finally convinces her to accept the gift, and Dina is soon on her way to Paris, Rome and New York. Her adventures are far beyond what she could have ever imagined—beyond her wildest dreams. On one of her first exhilarating days, she has an unexpected encounter with a handsome mystery man.
The days and nights are magical and she finds herself falling in love with the alluring, enigmatic man who, she believes, is also falling in love with her.
Will Dina learn who her mystery benefactor is? Can the love she feels for the illusive man continue after she returns home—when her Cinderella moment is over? And will Dina give the miracle of love a chance when she learns the truth?
About the Author(s)
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 degree in English Literature. Douglas grew up in a family of musicians, astrologers and avid readers, and attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, playing piano professionally for 15 years. His great grandfather lived to be a 134 years old, and was the oldest man in the world when he died in 1922. Their cat, Sir Eaton, loves parties and a few sips from a good glass of Pinot Noir.
Some of Elyse Douglas’ novels include: The Other Side of Summer, “The Christmas Eve Letter,” “The Christmas Town,” The Christmas Diary,” “The Summer Letters.” They live in New York City.
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