I love a good Christmas read, and Melody Carlson knows how to deliver tales that leave readers with the comfort and joy of the season.
In My Opinion…
Wendy Harper remembers her grandparents’ cottage on the coast of Maine as a place of comfort and peace, but life has taken over and she hasn’t been there in years. With plans to update and make repairs in order to sell the cottage and make life more comfortable for her and her son, the two make the trip from Ohio to Maine. But Jackson has other plans.
It will take a miracle to allow this little family to stay in the cottage, but Jackson is determined to make it happen regardless of his mom’s agenda. As Wendy spends time in the small coastal community, she struggles with the practical side of being a parent and her heart’s (and son’s) desires.
Melody Carlson weaves a sweet tale of family, home, and finding what your heart desires in A Christmas by the Sea (including a fun meet-cute). The perfect quick read to get you in the mood for the holidays.
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About the Book
When Wendy Harper inherits her family’s beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But before it can be sold, the neglected property must be renovated. She and her 12-year-old son Jackson move in–temporarily, she reminds him–in order to do the work themselves, even though Christmas is coming. The charming town, along with local craftsman Caleb Colton, pulls on both Wendy and Jackson, who even registers himself for school in a bid to get his mom to move them there permanently. Wendy knows that the most responsible thing to do is to sell the cottage and return to Ohio, but the lure of the sea is hard to resist.
Join award-winning author Melody Carlson for a Christmas story that will warm your heart and have you dreaming of your own enchanted seaside holiday.