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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: 750 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZSPDDY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,333,984 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 with a 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 Other Side of Summer," "Christmas For Juliet," "Wanting Rita," "The Christmas Diary" and "The Summer Diary." They live in New York City.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jersey Girl Book Reviews / Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews on August 22, 2012
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You never forget your first love ...

Alan and Rita were high school sweethearts, but after high school graduation they went their separate ways. Fifteen years later, Alan returns to his hometown in Pennsylvania, and seeks out the woman he has always loved and never forgot. Will Alan and Rita have a second chance at renewing their love, or will the past and some dark secrets once again separate them for good? Will Alan always be just Wanting Rita ... or will he succeed in regaining her love forever?

Wanting Rita is a profound love story that reads like a modern day Romeo and Juliet, it will pull at your heartstrings. Written in a hauntingly beautiful style, the story is told in the first person narrative by our protagonist, Dr. Alan Lincoln, and alternates between the past and present time. The reader will be captivated as they follow along with Alan and Rita's love story. Rich in details and vivid descriptions, the story takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride where they will feel the full gamut of emotions. Their story is haunting, it is tender, it is moving ... it is an honest and real look into the dimensions, changes, and struggles in life and relationships ... it is one that will move your heart and soul.

Rita and Alan are realistic down-to-earth people whose complexities are intriguing and who are easy for the readers to relate to. You can't help but embrace their story, they pull you into their lives, and you will feel their emotions as they struggle through life's changes, and learn to deal with their love and relationship. Be sure to have tissues handy, you're going to need it!

Wanting Rita is an amazing story about true love and second chances. This emotionally charged and moving story will pull at your heartstrings, and will resonate with you long after the last page has been read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Klipper on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Liz on May 23, 2012
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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 JLaz on September 14, 2014
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I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review.

I liked the story and felt for Alan, he seemed to be negative a lot of the time. I didn't quite understand his high school relationship with Rita, it seemed to end before it began. Rita was never really with him in public and I don't feel that was every really explained. There was a scene in the beginning were he was talking to an old classmate and she told him how Rita had told her that she was going to marry Alan, I almost feel like the author forgot about that part when she continued with the story.

I felt the author got too detailed in some of the descriptions. In the beginning ,she also continued to reiterate certain things that did not need to be, this got better though, later in the book.

I disliked Nicole, which was probably the point. She was very cold towards him and didn't even try to help with their relationship. I understood everyrging revolved one issue, and I didn't understand the whole "natural " thing. If she wanted it that bad i think an alternate option should of been tried, just one. I felt it was contradictory, she wanted it so bad but was not willing to try other options.
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