Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carison

Book Description:
The small town of Parrish Springs is not ready for Matilda Honeycutt. A strange older woman with scraggly gray hair and jewelry that jangles as she walks, Matilda is certainly not the most likely person to buy the old Barton Building on the town's quaint main street. When it becomes apparent that her new shop doesn't fit the expectations of Parrish Springs residents, a brouhaha erupts. After all, Christmas is approaching, and the last thing the town needs is a junky shop run by someone who looks and acts like a gypsy. But as townsfolk venture into the strange store, they discover that old memories can bring new life and healing. Once again, Melody Carlson delivers a Christmas story that will touch hearts and delight the senses. Sure to be a classic, The Christmas Shoppe is filled with the special magic the best Christmas stories share--that intangible mixture of nostalgia, joy, and a little bit of magic.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this one. It is a perfectly timed release. Parrish Springs has a new store. Matilda Honeycutt has bought a store wanted by a city counsel man and has opened nothing more than a second hand shop...or is it? As the accepting towns people visit they find more than they ever expected!
I liked the characters in this book. The author wrote them perfectly. The townspeople being so standoffish was just what they had to be. Matilda was great and I liked the magic of the store. It is a good quick read that will put you in the holiday spirit.

It is a 5/5. Great read for Christmas.

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. It's been ages since I read a Christmas book. Maybe i should pick one up for the season ...