These Books Aren't All New??

Books are expensive. I tend to pick and review books that are both new & old. Many of these books you will be able to find on the shelves on your library as opposed to the front of your bookstore.

I believe that there are many hidden gems from years gone by & I enjoy highlighting those as well as today's best sellers.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas At Harringtons, Melody Carlson

Publishers Copy:

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?

My Review:

Full of the Christmas spirit, this book had me humming Christmas carols in October!  This book is slim, but full of charm.  Hard times are found in her small town, just as they are all over the country today, but Lena is trying to keep a secret, a big one.

Big secret, small town, yeah, you can see where this is going.  What's different about Christmas at Harringtons is that it's a feel good book, that really does make you feel good.  Redemption is available if you know where to look.  I'm hoping Melody Carson will revisit Lena Markham in a future book.
If you're feeling a bit "bah humbug", pick up Christmas At Harringtons, you won't be sorry!


  1. Christmas stories are some of my favorite books to read. Especially ones like this one sounds. I will have to look at my local library and see if they have it. Thanks for the review! :)


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