Christmas at Harrington’s

November 15th, 2010. Filed under: This & That.

Christmas at Harrington’s

Melody Carlson


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?


Lena is in a new town, and attempting to start a new life. Is this possible with the secret in her past? Will people still give her the benefit of the doubt if they find out?


Now with a new job, new friends and the beginning of that new life , Lena was making headway towards happiness. That was, until a mean spirited person from her past ruined it all.

Now she’s nearly alone again. Right before Christmas. How can it ever be possible to find that peace and happiness?

I found this book to be delightful.  I want Mrs. Claus as my friend.  By the way, you may need a tissue or two before the end of this book.

***Thank you to Donna Hausler for providing a review copy.***

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 TrueColors 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

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