CHRISTMAS AT HARRINGTON’S
- Pub. Date: October 2010
- Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
- ISBN-13: 9780800719258
- ISBN: 0800719255
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? This tender story about fresh starts will charm readers as all of Melody Carlson’s Christmas offerings do. Full of redemption and true holiday spirit, Christmas at Harrington’s will be readers’ newest Christmas tradition.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!
CHRISTMAS AT HARRINGTON’S by Melody Carlson is a wonderful inspirational Christmas contemporary fiction set in modern day New Haven,MN.It is well written with depth,details, is fast paced and a page turner. It has redemption, forgiveness, selflessness, starting over, Christmas spirit, faith, past secrets, hopelessness,past betrayal, new hope, prison, past mistakes, holiday spirit and a new twist to Santa Claus in the mall….enter Mrs. Santa Claus. The characters are enduring, enchanting,and will keep you full of the holiday spirit. Lena, betrayed by her husband, family and friends was sent to prison for eight years for a crime she did not commit. When she is released she decides to move to a new town, New Haven,for a fresh start, where no one knows her or so she hoped. Here she befriends an older lady, a young mother,her little girl and a young girl who is fighting Leukemia. A unexpected red coat lands her a job at Harrington’s as none other than… Mrs. Santa Claus. This is a wonderful Christmas story full of hope, redemption, making new friendships, and finding a fresh start. I would recommend this book especially if you enjoy a fresh look at the holiday spirit. This will be a new Christmas tradition. This book was received for the publisher for review and details can be found at Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn