A Christmas by the Sea

A Christmas by the Sea

eBook - 2018
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Baker Publishing Group, 2018
ISBN: 9781493415045
1493415042
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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MB_kcls
Apr 11, 2019

This is the 16th book I've read written by Melody Carlson. Her contributions to the Grace Chapel Inn series have long been a favorite of mine. I've really laughed while reading and just plain felt good after finishing her other books, especially her Christmas novellas, written with heart and humor.

'A Christmas by the Sea' has a lot of heart. I wish I could more to say that's positive but it was also full of angst over lies, worry over money (neither of which make a 'bad' story) and an ending that infuriated me. That ending is so trite, so ridiculous and far too unworthy of Melody Carlson.

I'm giving 'A Christmas by the Sea' a generous 3 stars, C-

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karenjm1962
Jan 20, 2019

I leafed through this quickly and finished it in two sittings, mostly because it was somewhat predictable. Clean novel, no language or sex, faith-based.

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