Monday, September 17, 2018
A Christmas by the Sea
When Wendy Harper inherits her family's beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But before it can be sold, the neglected property must be renovated. She and her 12-year-old son Jackson move in--temporarily, she reminds him--in order to do the work themselves, even though Christmas is coming. The charming town, along with local craftsman Caleb Colton, pulls on both Wendy and Jackson, who even registers himself for school in a bid to get his mom to move them there permanently. Wendy knows that the most responsible thing to do is to sell the cottage and return to Ohio, but the lure of the sea is hard to resist.
Join award-winning author Melody Carlson for a Christmas story that will warm your heart and have you dreaming of your own enchanted seaside holiday.
My thoughts: This one is a fun holiday read to pick up and enjoy, as the holidays come around! I like that, even though the front cover makes you think about Christmas, it also covers Thanksgiving as well. It's a darling story of a single mother and her last hope for getting ahead. I enjoyed the characters and story line! I wish the story was just a little bit longer, since the ending seemed a tad rushed. Other than that, I enjoyed the story and setting. It was fun to read about Wendy transforming their beach cottage.
I received this book from Revell.
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