The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson
This is yet an other good book by Melody Carlson. I truly love her writing, but the last 2 books of hers that I have read, have not been that great. This one isn't GREAT but it isn't BAD. I just don't think I will remember the details to this Christmas book like I will her Christmas at Harringtons. I read that book last year and I can still tell you about it. I really enjoyed it and tell everyone to read it. Now this one I like, but not sure that I will tell everyone to read it now that I have. I have also read other Holiday books this year too, so that could be why I did not fall in love with this book. I hope you don't take my word for it and read it for your self and tell me if I was wrong.
Can a Christmas Store and a Stranger Bring Change to Small Town?
Much-Anticipated Christmas Novella From Award-Winning Author Melody Carlson
In sleepy little Parrish Springs, everyone seems to know everyone else’s business practically before they do. The empty Barton Building has finally sold-- but not to the right person, according to Councilman Snider. He is successful in stirring up the townspeople and turning them against the new owner, Matilda Honeycutt. This older woman with scraggly gray hair and a different fashion sense doesn’t fit into the Parrish Springs tradition. The town is curious and yet afraid of her at the same time. But nothing convinces Matilda to give up her plans for The Christmas Shoppe (ISBN: 978-0-8007-1926-5, $15.99, 176 pages, September 2011) by best-selling author Melody Carlson.
The neighboring shop owners respond in horror when The Christmas Shoppe like all the other charming stores on the town's quaint main street. After all approaching, and the last thing the town needs is a junky shop run by someone a gypsy. But as townsfolk venture into the strange store, they discover that old new life, healing, and love.
The Christmas Shoppe, by best-selling author Melody Carlson, offers a touch of Christmas with a mixture of nostalgia, joy, and hope.