Find what you’re missing at The Christmas Shoppe

Renee Ann Smith —  November 12, 2011 — 2 Comments

~October 30, 2011~

Since here in upstate New York we experienced our first snowstorm of the season in October, we’ve already been thinking Christmas! Just this weekend I fed my holiday spirit with a sweet Christmas novella by Melody Carlson called The Christmas Shoppe.

The Christmas Shoppe tells the story of Matilda Honeycutt and her store filled with treasures. Well, they don’t appear to be treasures at first glance. But as the shoppers look more closely at Matilda’s stock, they find exactly what they were missing in their lives—though most didn’t realize they needed anything until they walked through Matilda’s door.

I enjoyed the way Matilda’s magic touch changed lives in the small town of Parrish Springs. This book sparked my imagination and touched my heart with its simple truths. Plus the charming cover and timeless message, make it perfect for gift giving. I already have plans to use my copy in a gift basket! Follow this link to pick up some copies for the loved ones on your shopping list.

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.

Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books in 2010 and 2011. She and her husband live in central Oregon. For more information about Melody visit her website at

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.  They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. ***Thanks to the folks at Revell for providing a copy of Melody’s book for me to review.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

2 responses to Find what you’re missing at The Christmas Shoppe

  1. I really must try this one. I really like Christmas at Harrington’s. Great post!

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