Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas at Harrington's


Christmas at Harrington’s
Melody Carlson
(Revell)
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1925-8
October, 2010/Hardcover/176 pages/$15.99


Just in time for the holidays, comes Christmas at Harrington’s, a tender story about fresh starts from Melody Carlson, the bestselling author of The Christmas Bus.

In Carlson’s latest tale that will charm readers, Christmas is approaching, and Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless, and nearly hopeless. She is trying to restart her life after false accusations landed her in prison, 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?

Full of redemption and true holiday spirit, Christmas at Harrington's will be readers' newest Christmas tradition.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 www.melodycarlson.com.

MY THOUGHTS:
What a delightful story Melody Carlson has created in Christmas at Harrington's! I love the cover and the story within was just as charming. I was captivated by Lena's situation as well as the other characters in the story. A beautiful message of grace and restoration, this is the perfect book to curl up with by the fireplace during the Christmas season.


Available November 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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8 comments:

Liz said...

Do you know that none of the Christmas novels that are put out ever interest me? But when I saw the cover of this book, it made me want to read it. I don't know what it is, but I'm drawn to it by the picture. I'm gonna have to read this one.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I love the cover too and will probably read this one. I am like Liz...Christmas novels can be disappointing at times.

Kim said...

I loved this one too! My review goes up tomorrow.

2Thinks said...

I love reading your reviews, because I work at a bookstore and we sell all these titles there. I don't have time to read them all. I just quote your reviews to my customers to help them choose a good read. Hope you don't mind.

Thanks!

Mocha with Linda said...

2Thinks,
Of course I don' mind! I'm honored that you would do that. Thanks!

CeeCee said...

Where's your consultant fee? LOL.

This book looks good!

Cathy said...

I love reading Christmas books at this time of the year. In fact I just started one a few days ago. :)

tracysbooknook.com said...

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

You can see my thoughts on this book here:
www.tracysbooknook.com

-Tracy