Traveling home for Christmas, two young women in their 20s are forced to drive together during a snowstorm, and they get lost. They cross a covered bridge and, suddenly, they enter the past, finding themselves in a small picturesque Vermont town in 1943. They meet two handsome soldiers, who are about to be sent off to war, and they fall in love with them, while also struggling to find a way to return home to their own time. With the soldiers’ help, on Christmas Eve, the two women finally have one chance to return to their own time, but they are caught between their love for the soldiers, and their desire to return to the present. At the last moment, they must make the difficult decision and, because it is Christmas, a miracle happens.
I was so excited when Elyse Douglas’ publicist contacted me and asked me to review The Christmas Town, as I just love reading books about Christmastime during, well, Christmastime. Plus, I’m guessing you all know by now how much I adore a good time travel novel. I honestly can’t say this one disappointed.
The novel opened on both Megan and Jackie on a plane to Portland that had to make an emergency landing because of weather. Now rushing to get to their destination, Jackie because of spending Christmas with her fiance’s family and Megan to spend Christmas with her own family, they find themselves sharing a rental car. A twist of fate in the form of a wrong turn has them crossing a bridge into the 1940’s in the middle of World War II. There, they find themselves making new friends and falling in love with two young men about to head off to war after Christmas. As they search for a way to get back to their own time, they begin to find themselves questioning whether or not they actually want to.
This was the perfect recipe for a good Christmas read in my opinion. The Christmas Town contained just the right amount of romance, adventure, and good old Christmas magic to keep me turning the pages long into the night. I highly recommend to read on that plane or car ride(if you’re not driving!) in to visit family for the holidays, or curled up on Christmas Eve in your own home. If you’re anything like me, you’re sure to love it!
*I received this novel for review by the author through their publicist in exchange for an honest review, but this in no way affected my review or opinion.*