Friday, November 19, 2010

Blog Tour: Christmas At Harrington's (Review)

Sometimes the best gift is a second chance

Christmas is approaching, and Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless and nearly hopeless. She is trying to restart her life, 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?

What I Thought
I liked this Christmas novella. It was an easy, friendly read that weaves the meaning of Christmas into a modern tale.

I will admit, when I initially picked up this book, I expected it to be about a "time long past." But instead, I found a novel set in modern times - so I was a bit confused at first.

If you are looking for a Christmas gift book, or even a new book to add to your "traditional" reading list, Christmas at Harringtons may fill the bill.

Melody Carlson has successfully created characters that draw you into the small novella, and keep you hooked until the very end - in fact, you may find yourself wanting more.

About The Author
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than 200 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 TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series.

Carson 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 Carlson's website at

Online Resources
Read an Excerpt of Christmas At Harringtons
Find it at Amazon
Find it at Barnes & Noble
Find it at CBD

About the Publisher
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. For more information, visit

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

1 comment:

  1. I thought Christmas at Harrington’s was a charming little read. Melody Carlson is a truly heart-warming author.

    You can see my thoughts on this book here:



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