Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Holiday Reading

Well, the bags are packed, the car is loaded and you're on your way for summer vacation. Whether you're off to the beach, relatives or just relaxing in your back yard, you'll need something to give you a break from all the craziness of the summer vacay. Why not bring along some light Christmas reading to help bring back those memories of frosty nights and Christmas cheer?

This time I've picked The Christmas Bus by Melody Carlson. It's only two weeks before Christmas and Edith Ryan is disappointed that none of her children are coming to visit for the holidays. She and her husband run a small inn, the Shepherd's Inn, in the quaint town of Christmas Valley. She opens the inn to a small group of strangers: the cantankerous older woman by the name of Myrtle Pinkerton and a young couple Lauren and Michael Thomas help Edith celebrate the reason for the season. With a baby on the way, Edith wonders if she's made the right choice about opening up the Inn to these mysterious strangers.

This should be a short and fun read for most. The book barely makes 175 pages, so you don't have to worry about it taking up all your summer vacation. It reads quickly and is full of quirky and lovable characters. So, check it out at your local library and enjoy!

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