Friday, November 12, 2010


Christmas at Harrington'sIn Christmas at Harrington's, Lena Markham has just recently been released from prison after being falsely accused of embezzlement. She is starting her life all over and finds herself penniless, friendless and jobless. When she is given a secondhand coat by an elderly lady on a bus, the coat helps her get a job as Mrs. Santa in a department store. When Lena thinks that her life has gotten better something disheartening happens and it reminds her of her past. Can she keep her past a secret and can she trust the people that she has met in the town? Will she have a Merry Christmas and will her luck get better?

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 True Colors 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- 

I cannot wait for Christmas to come and this book has put me into the holiday season early.  When Lena came to town she immediately bonded with some of the folks in the town and made their lives better. I especially liked Moira Stanfield who was very kind to Lena. Moira was not judgmental when she found out about Lena's past and they became friends.  Ms Carlson wrote a wonderful book that reminds us that everyone needs, hope, love, inspiration and a second chance. This is not only a perfect book for the Christmas season but year round. A must read.

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

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from Revell for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.


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