The Christmas Basket Author:Debbie Macomber No one tells a Christmas story like Debbie Macomber. The Christmas Basket is filled with gifts for the reader -- gifts of warmth and laughter . . . and emotional truth. This Christmas, let Debbie make you smile! That summer -- more than ten years ago, while they were still in high school -- Noelle McDowell and Thomas Sutton fel... more »l secretly in love. Secretly because their mothers had been locked in a bitter feud for decades. But despite the animosity between Sarah McDowell and Mary Sutton, Noelle planned to elope with Thom. Until he jilted her. This Christmas Noelle McDowell is home to celebrate the holidays with her family. (After all, December 25 is also her birthday.) Unfortunately, Noelle's feelings about home -- or rather, her hometown of Rose, Oregon -- were changed forever the day Thomas Sutton broke her heart. This Christmas the feuding mothers find themselves working together to fill Christmas baskets for charity. What irony! And what an opportunity for reconciliation . . . if only they could see it. This Christmas Noelle and Thom discover they're still in love. Regardless of their mothers' reactions, they want to be together. Is that possible? Can old rivalries be set aside? Will Sarah's Christmas daughter have a second chance with Mary's charming son? Maybe she will . . . this Christmas!« less
Debbie Macomber has outdone herself. This is one of my favorite of her books. She brings out the details of the worst and best in a family and how love and forgiveness bonded all. Because the book is small yet over 200 pages, I could not put the book down until I finished the very last page. I laughed and cried from the picture that Debbie Macomber painted for me with "The Christmas Basket." I highly recommend it and now is a good time to enjoy it.