The Christmas Shoppe

The Christmas Shoppe Cover

The Christmas Shoppe

By Melody Carlson

Fleming H. Revell Company, Hardcover, 9780800719265, 168pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011

The small town of Parrish Springs is not ready for Matilda Honeycutt. 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.
Once again, Melody Carlson delivers a Christmas story that will touch hearts and delight the senses. Sure to be a classic, "The Christmas Shoppe" is filled with the special magic the best Christmas stories share--that intangible mixture of nostalgia, joy, and a little bit of magic.

About the Author
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling "The Christmas Bus," "The Christmas Dog," and "Christmas at Harrington's," which is being considered for a TV movie. She is also the author of many teen books, including "Just Another Girl," "Anything but Normal," "Double Take," and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. She is the winner of a "Romantic Times "Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and "Finding Alice." Melody and her husband live in Oregon.For more information about Melody visit her website at