Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

Christine Presents: The Summer Diary by Elyse Douglas

Please welcome Elyse Douglas author of The Summer Diary.

Elyse Douglas will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


The Summer Diary

by Elyse Douglas



After her best friend and husband are killed in an airplane crash, a young woman finds her best friend’s diary and learns that she was secretly in love with another man, a soldier. Determined to find the secret lover, Keri sets off on a journey and discovers the key to her destiny.




Keri noticed that Sophia’s handwriting was clearer than her usual rushed script, when she often left out commas and didn’t always cross her t’s. The dots for the i’s were usually far from the intended letter, or left out entirely.

In the diary, Sophia wrote with care and precision, seemingly enjoying the process of documenting her thoughts and emotions.

I’m going to call this my “Summer Diary,” because when I’m finished filling all these pages, summer will be over, I’ll be married, I’ll fire my shrink and I’ll toss this thing into the fire. For now, I’m having fun. I can write any damned thing I want and nobody will ever know it or see it. I can be crude or selfish, sexy or crazy. Who cares? It’s only me talking to me, and when it’s all over—into the fire, baby, and forever forgotten.


My shrink is right, it’s very freeing to write down whatever you feel. Whatever you think. It’s like being in a hot air balloon or skydiving or being in bed with a sexy guy who absolutely sends you into spasms of ecstasy.


Okay, I feel wonderfully wicked. I went to lunch with the guy—oh what the hell—his name is Ryan. No last name, though. We ate hamburgers and drank dark beer at the Main Street Café. He’s quiet, doesn’t talk much, but wow, he is the sexiest man I’ve ever met. He oozes with it, but he seems to keep it inside, which really turns me on. Never met a guy like him. He’s like an unopened treasure chest, and girl oh girl, would I like to ride on top of that chest!




AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up near the sea, roaming the beaches, reading and writing stories and poetry, receiving a Degree in English Literature.  She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a speech-language pathologist.  She and her husband, Douglas Pennington, have completed five novels: The Other Side of Summer, Christmas for Juliet, Wanting Rita, Christmas Ever After, The Christmas Town and The Christmas Diary.

Douglas grew up in a family where music and astrology were second and third languages.  He attended the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and played the piano professionally for many years. His two detective books include Death is Lookin’ for ELVIS and Death is a TAPDANCER. His great, great grandfather lived to be 132 years old, and was the oldest man in the world when he died in 1928.

Book Trailer:




Elyse Douglas will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



12 comments on “Christine Presents: The Summer Diary by Elyse Douglas

  1. Goddess Fish Promotions
    July 21, 2015

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Mai Tran
    July 21, 2015

    Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?

    • Elyse Douglas
      July 21, 2015

      Kate Chopin, Jane Austen, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Anita Shreve.

  3. achristay
    July 21, 2015

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

  4. Victoria
    July 21, 2015

    This sounds both heart breaking and amazing, I can’t wait to read this! Thanks for sharing

  5. Trix
    July 21, 2015

    I like the excerpt!

  6. Rita Wray
    July 21, 2015

    Thank you for the excerpt.

  7. Betty W
    July 21, 2015

    I really enjoyed the excerpt! This sounds like a great book! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Glenda
    July 21, 2015

    Love the excerpt!

  9. lilallykitten
    July 24, 2015

    I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. Can’t wait to read the book!

  10. Ree Dee
    July 24, 2015

    Thank you for the excerpt and the giveaway!

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