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Wanting Rita [Kindle Edition]

Elyse Douglas
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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When his high school sweetheart experiences a devastating tragedy, Dr. Alan Lincoln reluctantly returns to his Pennsylvania hometown to see her. It’s been 15 years. Rita was a small town beauty queen—his first love whom he has never forgotten. He was a nerd from a wealthy family. Her family was poor. They formed a strong connection during their senior year, but Rita married someone else, and the marriage ended tragically.

Alan’s marriage of three years is disintegrating, and he sees in Rita the chance to begin again with the true love of his life. Rita has been mentally and emotionally shattered, but she reaches out to Alan and fights to build a new life with him. During a passionate summer, however, the past and present converge and threaten their rekindled love, as Alan and Rita must struggle with old ghosts and new secrets.

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About the Author

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse received a Master's Degree in English Literature from Columbia University, and Douglas attended the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Their novel, The Astrologer's Daughter, was published in 2011. They currently live in New York City.  Wanting Rita is their second novel.

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  • File Size: 533 KB
  • Print Length: 261 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZSPDDY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #947,815 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb writing and plot June 24, 2012
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So well written, wonderful story, characters who ring true and whom you care about. This book has an epic feel to it. Hard to stop reading and do other things. A must read even for those who like fiction other than the romance genre. I can't believe this was a kindle free book. Many parts of the story are powerful in their illuminating profound truths of life, love, heartache, highs and lows, self esteem, self perception, small towns, social stratification, pain in teen years, disillusionment, faith, honesty, growth, suffering, death...the whole range of emotions we feel in a lifetime. Nothing about this book is disappointing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Love Story May 23, 2012
By Liz
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Wanting Rita is second novel I've read by Elyse Douglas. It grabbed me from the first chapter and I could not put it down, could not, it is very moving. It just kept getting better and better. It has suspense (how will this love affair end?) and love. What could be better then that? I liked picturing where Alan James was in many of the NYC scenes, since I've been to those neighborhoods.
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By Bradley
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My librarian neighbor recommended this book and loaned it to me. He always gives the best suggestions and he really hit the mark this time. Wanting Rita is great! What a fun and compelling read. This is a wonderful saga of a love story with classic themes twisting in new ways that surprise and twist the heart as you go. The character development is wonderful - very believable, present, real. There are many passages I wanted to underline or copy, they are so poetic and beautiful. Can't wait for more by Elyse Douglas.
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More About the Author

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse's mother was a painter and her father a textile consultant. Elyse began writing poems and short stories at an early age, and graduated from Columbia University with a Master's Degree in English Literature. Douglas grew up in a family of musicians, astrologers and avid readers. His great grandfather lived to be a 134 years old, and was the oldest man in the world when he died in 1922.

Some of Elyse Douglas' novels include: "The Astrologer's Daughter," "Wanting Rita," "The Christmas Diary" and "The Christmas Town." They live in New York City.


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