This is a reissue of an older book called When Christmas Comes. But whatever it is called, it was an enjoyable book. It has also been turned into a movie, which I would like to see. The book is light and fun and a perfect Christmastime read.
Just a sweet Christmas story. Older heroines (20's and 40's) and simple story with some smiles thrown in. Just a the right heartwarming Christmas story when you are in the mood. It's about a 40'ish mother living in Washington who swaps houses with a professor in Boston over the Christmas holiday. Their adventures, who they meet, and how they open up in their new towns are the gist of the story. Nice!
Cute book-perfect to get you into the holiday mood. It was a quick read that wasn't hard to tackle. Reminded me a bit of the movie "The Holiday" with Cameron Diaz and Jack Black. But the book was even more complicated and cute. I would definitely recommend this to a friend!
A humorous story that helped me get into the Christmas spirit. We can't always depend on old holiday traditions, sometimes a change is just what we need. A quick and easy read which is just what I like in the days up to Christmas.
A really sweet and beautiful Christmas story! The ending was really great! I loved it! I think this book was the basis for the movie, The Holiday, with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black. I really enjoyed the movie as well.
Liked it better than some of her other Christmas stories. I very closely resembled a movie that took place in England and in the US but I can't remember the name of it. Still and all, a very nice, cozy read for this time of year. It reinforced our decision on the very unusual way we are going to spend out Christmas this year, since all our gang has their own plans. Christmas is what we make of it and when the old traditions are jeopardized, just make new ones!!!!!
This book was absolutely great. I laughed so much. I hadn't really wanted to read a book about Christmas in July but it was so much more than just about Christmas. We never know what life will hand us. So funny!!
It wouldn't be Christmas without Debbie Macomber's heart warming tale of love. A traditional Christmas in previous years was not at all what happened for Emily and her daughter, Heather. Her good friend Faith finds love in Washington while Emily and Heather learn they are ready to move on in their lives. Choose this book for a nice evening by the fireplace with the snow falling out the window.
Emily Springer widowed mother of one, decides to leave her hometown of Leavenworth, Washington, to spend Christmas with her daughter in Boston.
Charles Brewster, history professor, seasoned curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether.
Through an Internet site, they arrange to swap houses for the holiday. So Emily goes to Boston--and discovers that her daughter has gone to Florida. And Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover a town that looks like Santa's village, full of Christmas trees, Christmas music and elves.
Meanwhile, Emily's friend Faith Kerrigan travels to Leavenworth to visit her--and finds Charles the grouch. . .whose brother, Ray, shows up at Charles's place, to find Emily living there.
Through all the mix-ups and misunderstandings, amid the chaos and confusion, romance begins to emerge in unexpected ways. Because when Christmas comes, so does love. . .
Debbie Macomber lives in the state of Washington with her husband, Wayne.
New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber is a multi-award-winning writer with more than sixty million copies of her books in print, including 311 Pelican Court, The Shop on Blossom Street and Changing Habits.
I just really loved this book. I read it in 2 days. It's light easy reading. It's probably your typical romance comedy - but I still really enjoyed it. It's about a lady who does a house swap with another person. The lady is going to be with her daughter for Christmas in Boston. She gets there to surprise her daughter & her daughter has went to Florida. The man, Charles that moves into her house for 2 weeks, doesn't like Christmas. He gets to her house & finds out the town looks like Santa's village. Very cute, funny & romanic. Perfect for these cold winter days so close to Christmas.
Widow Emily is looking forward to Christmas, when her daughter, Heather, comes home from Harvard to Leavenworth, Washington, an idyllic small town that goes all out for the holiday. When Emily finds out that Heather has no intention of spending Christmas with her, she calls her friend, Faith, for sympathy, then decides to surprise her daughter in Boston. No rooms are available, so she tries a Web site that exchanges houses. Emily trades her house for two weeks with an absentminded professor who hates Christmas and is on her way. Then Faith makes a surprise visit to Emily and is surprised instead. Heather leaves with a biker dude for Florida; Faith then hitches a ride with an acting troupe dressed as elves. Add a Pomeranian and a lobster, and hilarity ensues, as does romance in prolific Macomber's fast-paced, lighthearted, and charming Christmas story, a tale as joyful as the season itself.
I truly enjoyed this book. There were parts that had me laughing out loud. Emily Springer was heartbroken when her daughter told her she would not be home for Christmas. Charles Brewster, a history professor from Boston,wants to skip Christmas. Emily decides since her daughter will on come to Levenworth Washington for the holidays, she will go to Boston. So Emily and Charles switch homes for two weeks. Faith Kerrigan, Emily's best friend decides that Emily should not be alone on Christmas so she goes to Levenworth to surprise her, only Faith is surprised to find Charles. Ray Brewster is instructed by his mother to go to Boston to check on Charles because a strange woman had answered his phone. Ray finds Emily and decides to stay at the condo with her for the holidays. Charles agrees for Faith with him at Emily's because it is impossible to find a flight around the holidays.
Emily Springer mother of one is going to Boston to see her college aged daughter. Charles Brewster is going to switch homes with her for the holidays. All he wants is peace and quiet to get away from all of the Christmas hustle and bustle...Only he doesn't realize Leavenworth Washington is a huge Christmas town. Meanwhile Emily's best friend Faith shows up to surprise her for Christmas knowing that her daughter was not coming home......
Beautiful Gift Copy. This is two books in one. Trading Christmas is about a woman from Seattle who trades homes with a man in Boston and both find true love with visitors who have come to visit the homeowner but do not realize that they are gone.
The Forgetful Bride is about a young man and women who meet as adults but who were married as children. They have a wonderful time together and they both realize how much they do love each other. This is a sizzling story about true love and romance.