Book Review and Giveaway: WOW Blog Tour – The Christmas Village. Ends Dec 10th
WOW BLOG TOUR: The ChristmasVillage by Melissa Ann Goodwin
About the Author: Melissa Ann Goodwin is a native New Englander, now living inSanta Fe,New Mexicowith her husband, artist J. Richard Secor. She has written extensively for Fun for Kidz, Boys’ Quest and Hopscotch for Girls. She was a regular feature article contributor to the Caregiver’s Home Companion for more than five years. Her work has appeared in Guideposts’ Angels on Earth, Caregivers’ Home Companion, Caring Today, The Lutheran Digest, The Peak Magazine, The Andover Townsman, and theMartha’s VineyardGazette. Her poetry took 10th prize in The Writer’s Digest 2010 annual competition. TheChristmasVillageis her first novel.
Melissa Ann Goodwin http://writeryogini.blogspot.com/
The ChristmasVillage http://thechristmasvillagebook.blogspot.com
Note: here is the link to Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Village-Melissa-Ann-Goodwin/dp/1463646259/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317935533&sr=8-1
Link to Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95060
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About the Book: When Jamie Reynolds comes to his grandparents’Vermonthome for Christmas, he just wants things to go back to the way they were before his dad disappeared. Time and again he is drawn to Grandma’s miniatureChristmasVillage, where he imagines that life is perfect. Late one night, the village comes to life before Jamie’s eyes, and his fantasy of escaping into it becomes very real indeed. He discovers that the village is calledCanterbury, where the year is 1932. He becomes fast friends with Kelly and Christopher Pennysworth, and is taken in by Ida, who runs the local boarding house. But he also makes a dangerous enemy of the mysterious and menacing Jim Gordon, whose return to town is nothing but trouble. As Jamie desperately races against time to find his way back home, he is suddenly faced with a terrifying choice: to go ahead with his plan to leave, or to stay and help his friends, at the risk of never going home again.
My Review: TheChristmasVillage is a delightful holiday story about a 12 years old boy named Jamie. When his dad left them Jamie was unhappy because everyone talked about them but not to them. So his mother decided that a trip to his grandparent’s house inVermont for the Christmas holiday will be better.
When his grandmother shown them a miniature Christmas Village Jamie is drawn to it. Later that day, Jamie imagined how perfect life would be in a perfect little village likeCanterbury, and he made a wish “I wish I could live inCanterbury,” and tiptoed to bed. Late one night the miniature village came to life before Jamie’s eyes. Is theChristmasVillagereally what it seems? What secret does the miniatureChristmasVillagehold?
This book will take the readers on a rollercoaster ride to a place in time full of excitement, suspense and twists that will surprise you toward the end of the book. What an interesting read am still smiling. I highly recommend this book.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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