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.
You can read an excerpt of Christmas at Harrington's here (in PDF Format)
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 atwww.melodycarlson.com
I love Melody Carlson's writing, and as I read Christmas at Harrington's, I was not disappointed. It is a extremely quick read (I read it only in a couple hours last night), and brings you to the heart of the Christmas message: love, grace, and redemptions seen in the birth of Jesus Christ.
I loved the characters, and felt they were very well-developed, and the writing style is very easy to read. Actually it would be a great book for even older children/youth to read during the Christmas season. Better yet, a great book to read as a family. I previously read The Christmas Dog by Carlson, and both of these books are fantastic additions to anyone's Christmas book library.
I think that it would be great to see the characters of Lena and Sam developed into another novel, and develop their characters even more. Not sure if that is in the author's plans, but it would be great to see.
Overall, a very sweet book, which I really enjoyed reading.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: Christmas at Harrington's is available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group"
****This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***