Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas at Harrington’s

ImageChristmas at Harrington’s
Written by Melody Carlson
Published at Revell

About the book

Sometimes the best gift is a second chance

Christmas is approaching, and Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless, and nearly hopeless. She is trying to restart her life, but job opportunities are practically nonexistent. When a secondhand red coat unexpectedly lands her a job as Mrs. Santa at a department store, Lena finally thinks her luck is changing. But can she keep her past a secret?

Reading Christmas at Harrington's, a story full of redemption and true holiday spirit, will be your newest Christmas tradition.

Who is Melody Carlson?

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus. She also writes many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series. Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon. Visit Melody's website at

My Thoughts

This book is different in a sense that it has a Christmas story attached to it.   It is a fast pace read if you want to entertain  yourself and read something that is light.  No mysteries or crime to be resolved in this book – just a good reading to help you relax during this Christmas season.   While many will be running around like a chicken without a head to find the PERFECT gift for a love one, you can sit and enjoy this book from cover to cover.  

The story is charming and the characters almost believable.   However, I am a bit disappointed on how the book finishes.   It has a good ending but at the same time I would like to discover more about a specific event mentioned in the book – the bone marrow donation.  I don’t want to give too much details about the story so I won’t spend too much time on it but it would have been nice to know more about what would happen and how it would affect the lives of some of the characters in the story.    I suspect that the author has more to write about these characters and maybe she will consider writing a sequel to it.

I enjoyed reading Christmas at Harrington’s during this busy season of the year.    I would like to recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading Christmas stories in December. 

Disclaimer: Thanks to Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. for sending me the featured product for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.  All opinions expressed here are only my own.

1 comment:

  1. I thought Christmas at Harrington’s was a charming little read. Melody Carlson is a truly heart-warming author.

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