Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Trading Christmas Book Review

I picked up a bunch of books at the same time at the library but I wasn't sure which order they all went in.  Trading Christmas: Trading Christmas\The Forgetful Bride by Debbie Macomber was the next in my pile to read.  It is a perfect time to read it since it is Christmas time!!  I thought that it was pretty fun to read about someone else's Christmas while we were in the process of getting ready to have Christmas at our house.

Trading Houses. Trading Towns. Trading Christmas!

Emily Springer, widowed mother of one, decides to leave Leavenworth, Washington, to spend Christmas with her daughter in Boston.

Charles Brewster, history professor, curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether. He figures a prison town should be nice and quiet over the holidays—except he's thinking of the wrong Leavenworth!

Through an internet site, Charles and Emily 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 that it's not the prison town—it's Santa's village! The place is full of Christmas trees, Christmas music and…elves.

Meanwhile, Emily's friend Faith Kerrigan travels to Leavenworth to visit her and instead finds Charles the grinch. Then Charles's brother, Ray, shows up at his home in Boston to discover that he isn't there—but Emily is.  Through all the mix-ups and misunderstandings, amid the chaos and confusion, romance begins to emerge in unexpected ways. Because everything changes at Christmas!

The Forgetful Bride

Caitlin Marshall's trying to go home to Minnesota, but at the last minute she gives her airline ticket to a stranded soldier. So Cait spends Christmas with Joe Rockwell, who was a childhood friend—and is still a terrible tease, claiming that Cait's his wife. Oh, sure, they were "married" in a pretend ceremony when she was eight, but now Joe wants to make their "marriage" real!

The first story was totally entertaining and had me wondering what was going to happen next.  The two people switch houses and Emily is in Boston and Charles is in Washington.  They are spending the holidays alone until they get visitors for the other people.  It was entertaining to see all the fun happening that are opening up Emily and Charles to new lives.  The second story which I knew nothing about it before I started was amazing (and nothing like the description on Amazon)!!  The story was about Caitlin Marshall who was spending so much time working that she didn't have a life until the day that she meets the contractor who is renovating her office.  He turns out to be a childhood friend of her brothers that she grew up with.  They rekindle their friendship while she is trying to balance her work life with a growing social life.  I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did.  Check it out at your local library or bookstore and see for yourself.  I hope that you bring back the holiday season with a little reading!!


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