Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Goodreads: Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. After her rough childhood in multiple foster homes, the holiday season just brings too many bad memories to the surface. But when she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal. The small town is famous for its Christmasville celebration, something that the city manager . . . well, manages.
As she tries to make her tiny new apartment feel like home for her and her eight-year-old daughter, Emily, Krista begins to wonder if this move was a mistake. She doesn’t always feel welcomed in the close-knit town, and Emily continually wonders, “Where’s the snow?” Can a friendly stranger and his family help restore Krista’s Christmas spirit before the big day?
Bestselling author Melody Carlson invites you to spend this holiday season in a town you’ll never forget–and never want to leave.
Ope’s Opinion: This was a really cute, sweet, short story – perfect at a busy time of year. Get your favorite hot drink, find a quiet spot, put your feet up and enjoy this read. The characters are ones you will really like and the story is full of good feelings.
The ending felt a little rushed, but it was what you expect for a good holiday read.