Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas at Harrington's

Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: Revell
October 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1925-8
Genre: Inspirational/Christmas

Lena Markham has recently been released from serving an eight-year prison sentence for a crime she didn’t commit. She wants a fresh start in a new town, and the social worker set her up with a few ill-fitting second hand clothes, an apartment in the bad part of town, a job, and a bus trip to Minnesota.

But when Lena arrives she finds out that all is not perfect. Her apartment is a single bedroom in a boarding house with a shared bathroom. Her job is at a business that is going under and the owner refuses to hire her. She is down-right snotty.

Finally, Lena lands a job as a Ms. Santa due to a red second-hand coat. But can Lena keep her past a secret?

CHRISTMAS AT HARRINGTON’S is a beautifully written Christmas story that is sure to warm your heart this holiday season. I read through the book in one afternoon, and I know this will be a story that will stay with me, and one I will want to read each holiday season.

Ms. Carlson is a prolific author who knows how to write about characters that become alive on the pages of the book, and has plot lines that will stay with the reader for a long time after finishing the book. If you are looking for a Christmas book to give a loved one, or one to read for yourself this season, then CHRISTMAS AT HARRINGTON’S is a book that you will want to pick up. $15.99 hardcover. 170 pages.

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