Book Description: 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.
My Review: Ahh...the sweet smell of the holidays are in the air as the new Christmas books are being released. I grabbed Melody Carlson's new book, Christmas at Harrington's, mainly because I really, really like this cover and because I begin Christmas shopping in July and am finished by Thanksgiving. So, I'm in the mood for Christmas reading. Christmas at Harrington's is a wonderful read filled with love, grace and the redemption of Jesus birth!
Lena is a "marked woman" who needs a fresh new start. She begins her new life in a small town but must prove herself over and over again. She has a secret she wants to keep but as secrets go, this one gets out the bag. Will her secret make or break her?
Lena allows God to work for and even though she goes through exceptionally hard times, somewhat like the trials Joseph in the Bible endured, God once again proves that He loves those who trust in Him.
This read made me think about those who seem less than me. I was enthralled with the sweet lady the Lena meets on the bus . . . I would like to emulate her attitude towards those less fortunate. As the old saying goes, "You can't judge a book by its cover." Nor can you judge a person by his lack of a coat. Yes, I judged this book . . .LOVE , LOVE the cover and LOVE, LOVE the story inside---absolutely fabulous! So, glad I had the privilege to read this 5 star book!
In the mood for a great-tastic Christmas read? Then you'll not want to miss this excellent story!
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