"The Christmas Shoppe," by Melody Carlson
A strange older woman with scraggly gray hair and jewelry that jangles as she walks, Matilda is certainly not the most likely person to buy the old Barton Building on the town's quaint main street. When it becomes apparent that her new shop doesn't fit the expectations of Parrish Springs residents, a brouhaha erupts. After all, Christmas is approaching, and the last thing the town needs is a junky shop run by someone who looks and acts like a gypsy. But as townsfolk venture into the strange store, they discover that old memories can bring new life and healing.
I read and reviewed another Christmas book last year by this same author here. I am not sure what to make of this book. It's not a straight forward story, and I would love to ask the author where she got the idea for the book. It's one of those books you can read in a day no bother, but it was a book that did need concentration to my mind, as it does take a while to "get into" the book.
Stars out of 5: 3.5 Is it worth reading yes, but it isn't your usual cookie cutter Christmas story.
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I will be back to "normal/regular" posting in the next day or so.