When Christmas Comes Author:Debbie Macomber Trading houses. — Trading towns. Trading Christmas. — 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 ... more »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. . .« less
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.
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.
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.
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!