Nov 12, 2011

The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson

The small town of Parrish Springs is not quite 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.

Read an excerpt here

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington's, which is being considered for a TV movie. She is also the author of many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, Double Take, The Jerk Magnet, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books in 2010 and 2011. She and her husband live in central Oregon. For more information about Melody visit her website at

The Christmas Shoppe is a keeper! Life will never be the same for the residents of Parrish Springs after the strange little woman called Matilda Honeycutt moves into their town.

Matilda doesn't follow normal expected behaviour, and she doesn't seem concerned when the other business owners rally together to get rid of her unconventional store set up downtown just before Christmas. One by one, town residents go to visit her store, and their lives are changed forever.

I can't say much more without giving away spoilers on this one. However, I highly recommend this book, and The Christmas Shoppe is sure to become a holiday favourite!

Disclosure: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


  1. I want to try this one :) I loved Christmas at Harrington's.

  2. This is such a sweet book! I, for one, immensely enjoyed it. I had been wanting to try Melody Carlson's books for the longest time, and The Christmas Shoppe was definitely a great way to start!

    Aaand, I was thrilled to see that your bio at the right hand said you're from Canada. A fellow Canadian, I thought. You really are the first Canadian blogger I've come upon. :)

    All the best...

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