The Christmas Diary

The Christmas Diary Alice Ferrell is an entrepreneur who owns her own gift shop She s practical professional and loyal But her business is failing and she s also struggling to plan her wedding She s tired and dispirited

  • Title: The Christmas Diary
  • Author: Elyse Douglas
  • ISBN: 9781938886027
  • Page: 223
  • Format: ebook
  • Alice Ferrell is an entrepreneur who owns her own gift shop She s practical, professional and loyal But her business is failing and she s also struggling to plan her wedding She s tired and dispirited Although she and her wealthy fianc argue frequently, they re meeting in a picturesque Pennsylvania town to be married on Christmas Day.Alice leaves New York and is soonAlice Ferrell is an entrepreneur who owns her own gift shop She s practical, professional and loyal But her business is failing and she s also struggling to plan her wedding She s tired and dispirited Although she and her wealthy fianc argue frequently, they re meeting in a picturesque Pennsylvania town to be married on Christmas Day.Alice leaves New York and is soon lost in a violent snowstorm Night descends She nearly hits a man who darts out in front of her He s frightening and mysterious He directs her to a nearby BB In a bookshelf in her room, she discovers an old diary wedged behind a row of books.The diary was written by a man 15 years ago She reads it and is immediately overcome by its honest and tender style Intrigued, she sets off on an innocent journey to try to find the man, to learn what happened to him.During her journey, Alice must confront her past, present and future and make a decision that will change her life forever.Show More Show Less

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    1. The Christmas Diary is the story of a woman's journey of self-discovery and finding true love.Thirty-one year old Alice Ferrell is a New York City candle/gift shop owner, who is six days away from her Christmas Day wedding to wealthy corporate attorney Philip Bollinger. Alice's business is failing and she is stressed out from working endless hours, while also struggling to finish the wedding plans. Alice and Philip will be married in the western Pennsylvania town of Holbrook. Rather than flying [...]

    2. If you are a fan of Richard Paul Evans novels then you definitely want to grab The Christmas Diary. This is a super quick read that you pick up on a Saturday afternoon and devour in one sitting. One glorious afternoon sitting.It is a story of love and changes with a paranormal twist.The story involves Alice, Phillip (her fiancee) and Jack, the author of the journal she reads at the B & B. From that minute on the course of her life changes. She sets off to find out what happened to the man wh [...]

    3. This was a different take on "girl not happy in relationship, but doesn't realize it, finds another man she 'likes' better" type of story. It was just a fun read and the plot was good, and as I said, different than other stories like this. It's a quick read, but thoroughly enjoyable.

    4. I really enjoyed reading "The Christmas Diary" by Elyse Douglas. Alice Ferrell owns a shop called Candelight's Corner. The business is failing and she was nearly broke. Alice is engaged to Philip and planning to get married on Christmas Day. Alice wants to drive to Holbrook rather than fly with Philip to Pittsburgh. Alice leaves New York a little latter then she planned on and gets stuck in a bad winter storm. While she is driving she nearly runs over a man walking in the blizzard. The man direc [...]

    5. I really fell in love with this book. This time of the year I really enjoy reading holiday books. Especially those that have a great story and a meaningful focus. Alice’s story that begins with a snowstorm will force her to face her life as it is by reading the diary of Jack and the love and loss he heartfeltly writes about. Her drive to meet Jack and find out what happened in the end. Alice begins to question her life’s choice and tries to imagine if she continues down the path she is curre [...]

    6. I enjoyed this fun little Christmas book. I thought the characters were believable and the story line engaging.

    7. Wonderful Christmas read!! Elyse Douglas does a good job weaving some Christmas magic into a love story to warm your heart & soul for the holidays!!!

    8. 3.5 Stars“The Christmas Diary” was close to what I expected, a semi non-traditional love story in some ways, a nice light read, a decent Christmas story. Alice owns a shop in NYC, which isn’t doing as well as she’d hoped when she opened it. Her fiancé is an attorney. Scheduled to be married on Christmas Day in Pennsylvania, she leaves work and drives, hoping to arrive before the predicted snowstorm makes driving impossible. She ends up forced off the road and onto side roads into a smal [...]

    9. WonderfulLovely story. Loved the way the story flowed and that there was no bad language. Can't wait to read more from this author.

    10. Christmas readLovely book to curl up with on a cold winter night couldn't put it down will definitely read this author again

    11. Reading “The Christmas Diary” was like reading a fairy tale romance story. It reminded me a bit of the movie ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, and I could easily see this being made into a Lifetime TV holiday movie. Those were my immediate thoughts while reading this book.The story revolves around Alice. While traveling through a snowstorm, just days before Christmas and her own wedding, she finds herself snowed in and stuck at a B&B. Trying to past the time, she comes across a diary, written [...]

    12. I received an e-copy of this book for the purpose of review.Alice Ferrell thought she had it all worked out, in her life, in her head and in her heart. But fate had other plans.Alice owns a failing candle shop in New York and thinks she is ready to marry her fiance of 2 years. She knows that there love is not the "blow your mind", breath stealing kind of love, but it is truthful, kind and solid. She and her fiance Philip are due to be married on Christmas Day and will meet at their house in Penn [...]

    13. I enjoyed the basic premise of this "clean" romance novel (no sex). The story was interesting and kept me reading. I had a hard time relating to any of the characters though, as they were pretty one-dimensional, they all spoke in the same voice, and a lot of the dialogue and interaction between them felt forced. This novel would greatly benefit from an editor: the author overuses exclamation points and quotation marks, uses cliches, and there were a few grammatical errors. I wasn't very excited [...]

    14. I really enjoyed this book and will probably re-read it next year. The author(s) need to work on polishing their descriptors and the flow of transition from one scene to the next. Either parts of the book were better than others or I just got so involved with the story that the choppiness of the writing didn't bother me. I was looking for a little more of an ending, but despite my criticisms, I really loved the book.It isn't so much what I would call a Christmas story, but more of a sweet romanc [...]

    15. I really enjoyed this book. It was a love story with a touch of mystery. I thought it was very well written & really liked the interaction between the characters. I enjoyed the budding relationship between Alice & Jack. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys light-hearted romance with a slight air of mystery.

    16. "The Christmas Diary" is a nice smooth read filled with emotions and a touch of the paranormal world. Elyse pens her characters well developed, believable and lovable in this Christmas romance story. Highly recommended for all who love a nice enjoyable romance tale.This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.

    17. This was a cozy holiday story and a fast read. I liked the mystery and the supernatural element, and the overall plot. The characters were likable and interesting. A good enjoyable book.

    18. Good readEnjoyed the easy read. Very similar to a Hallmark channel Christmas movie with predictable but enjoyable plot.Left you hanging a bit as to the ghost.

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