Trading Christmas: Trading Christmas / The Forgetful Bride

Trading Christmas Trading Christmas The Forgetful Bride Trading Houses Trading Towns Trading Christmas Emily Springer widowed mother of one decides to leave Leavenworth Washington to spend Christmas with her daughter in Boston Charles Brewster history

  • Title: Trading Christmas: Trading Christmas / The Forgetful Bride
  • Author: Debbie Macomber
  • ISBN: 9781459215214
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • Trading Houses Trading Towns Trading Christmas Emily Springer, widowed mother of one, decides to leave Leavenworth, Washington, to spend Christmas with her daughter in Boston Charles Brewster, history professor, curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether He figures a prison town should be nice and quiet over the holidays except he s thinkiTrading Houses Trading Towns Trading Christmas Emily Springer, widowed mother of one, decides to leave Leavenworth, Washington, to spend Christmas with her daughter in Boston Charles Brewster, history professor, curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether He figures a prison town should be nice and quiet over the holidays except he s thinking of the wrong Leavenworth Through an internet site, Charles and Emily arrange to swap houses for the holiday So Emily goes to Boston and discovers that her daughter has gone to Florida And Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover that it s not the prison town it s Santa s village The place is full of Christmas trees, Christmas music andelves Meanwhile, Emily s friend Faith Kerrigan travels to Leavenworth to visit her and instead finds Charles the grinch Then Charles s brother, Ray, shows up at his home in Boston to discover that he isn t there but Emily is Through all the mix ups and misunderstandings, amid the chaos and confusion, romance begins to emerge in unexpected ways Because everything changes at Christmas Also included is a Special Bonus Story, The Forgetful Bride A seasonal classic first published as When Christmas Comes.

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    1. so the urgent care told me there is a 2 hr wait to see dr so was reading this in the waiting room, well it passed the time. Maybe if I was more in holiday spirit I would enjoy it more, cutesy but predictable (but really what's wrong with Christmas in Florida? this author makes it sound just awful)cute romantic book!

    2. I wonder if Hallmark has turned this into a Christmas movie. Of course, it's that kind of story. Macomber doesn't do that bad a job of it, considering she churns out so many books each year. In this one she paints Boston, New York, and Leavenworth, WA as romantic holiday spots. On the other hand, she makes Florida seem like the last place you'd like to spend Christmas.

    3. Debbie Macomber's Christmas books are always cute and heartwarming. Trading Christmas was no different. I enjoyed listening while I knitted a Christmas gift.

    4. Trading Christmas was an enjoyable, very heartwarming read.The Forgetful Bride was quite enjoyable, but predictable.

    5. Personal ResponsePersonally, I thought that Trading Christmas was a great book. I thought it was a great book because it was a Christmas book, which I love because I love Christmas. I also thought that this was a great book because it was really funny. I really loved the character, Bernice Brewster because she made me laugh every time that she was in the book. My favorite part about Trading Christmas was the epilogue because I loved how Ray and Emily got married and also, how Charles and Faith g [...]

    6. First published as “When Christmas Comes” this 2004/2015 book is quite similar to the Hallmark Movie version of Trading Christmas. Two strangers who are having a miserable time trade houses at Christmastime. This leads to their meeting up with two other strangers and romance blossoms in the snow. Boston and Leavenworth (Washington not Kansas) provide lovely seasonal settings with some humorous episodes. The subplot on a sunny Florida beach provides interesting contrast and it ends up with ev [...]

    7. Good book to unwind from the Christmas rush with. Trading Christmas was a delight to read. Emily is facing her Christmas alone after her daughter tells her that she isn't coming home on Christmas break. She calls her best friend for sympathy but doesn't get what she hoped for. So she decides she will go to her daughter in Boston. Charles wanted to escape Christmas in Boston. Actually he just wanted to escape Christmas all together. Emily and Charles trade homes for the holiday each hoping to cel [...]

    8. This may possibly bet the funniest, most unique Christmas story that I’ve ever read. Macomber throws her cast of characters into some very unique situations that you can’t help but laugh at. She creates an inescapable world for her readers to revel in. Macomber’s descriptions and narrative are so vivid that you cannot help but picture everything. At the same time everything remains realistic and in the moment. Macomber’s brilliant cast carries this story forward without a hitch. Getting [...]

    9. First, I don't read mainstream, popular authors unless the premise sounds SO incredibly good. This one did: a stodgy professor swaps homes with a widowed empty-nester, and neither end up where they hoped to be. But it was too pat, to quick, and too over the top. The about-face the prof makes is ridiculous, the 'funnies' in the story were SO contrived, and even the characters - Santa and six elves = X-mess version of the seven dwarves for Snow White to travel with? C'mon.Worse, I found out it was [...]

    10. I listened to this book to begin with on my way back from University in the car and have worked my way through the rest of it this week.I really enjoyed listening to it and loved the way the narrator made the characters come alive.We meet five great characters, a mother, a daughter, a best friend and two brothers who all learn so much from Christmas adn what the season really means.A great book to read or listen to.

    11. Reminiscent of the movie, The Holiday (starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz), a female kindergarten teacher and a male college professor "trade" homes on opposite sides of the United States during the holiday season. Due to the characters planning surprise visits for family and friends, it turns out not quite exactly as planned. I enjoyed and loved how the author closed the story! And I love how the magic of Christmas can soften even hard characters. 5 out of 10 for me.

    12. 'Trading Christmas' is a sweet seasonal romance. If you love Christmas and want a book to help get you into the spirit, then this book should do it.

    13. Review Posted on Reading Lark 1/16/18: readinglark/2018As I sit here waiting to see if it's going to snow in my neck of the woods or not, I decided to sit down and write my last holiday review until November/December rolls around again. I finished this one right after Christmas, but wasn't able to squeeze in a review. It's nice to have this one hold out to keep me in the holiday spirit a bit longer. This is one I was familiar with going in as I love the Hallmark movie based on the book. Typicall [...]

    14. Apparently there's been a misunderstanding.- Debbie Macomber, Trading Christmas I am starting to think that 'cheesy and romantic' just isn't my idea of a great read. It is fine every once and again but after a while the idea of love is nothing more than a "Hallmark Holiday Special" you watch during a winter storm. Trading Christmas was exactly what I expected. A simple story full of 'insta-love' found right before the holidays so that a women doesn't spend it alone and feeling sorry for herself [...]

    15. I picked up this book because I had seen the Hallmark movie (and Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite authors). While I liked both versions, neither hit a home run for me. The movie made some unnecessary changes in profession (which caused the book to make much more sense), but one of the sub-plots was far too messy in the book and was more of a distraction than a benefit. Not the same. Just as good. Left wanting more.

    16. I'm a sucker for these corny cozy Christmas romances. I love watching them during Christmas too. This one was particularly cute. I listened to it on audio, and they did adapt this into a movie. I will be watching.

    17. I love the movie version with Faith Ford and Tom Cavanaugh and I honestly think it is better than this book. The addition of the mother and Heather with a biker boyfriend wasn't interesting. Still it is an enjoyable holiday chick lit book.

    18. I loved this book. Heather was not going to make it home for Christmas. Her mother decided to surprise her with a visit. The surprise was on her mother. But it all worked out for the good. Read the book to see how.

    19. A cute Christmas story that's an easy read. My first time reading Debbie Macomber and I'm definitely going to read more of her books.

    20. Cute! Very much like 'The Holiday'. Without the debonair Jude Law. Still, a sweet story that checked all the cheesy Christmas romance boxes. ✅

    21. Family drama and family love are present in this story. A well written perfectly paced story keeping your interest from start to finish. Fun dialogue.

    22. It was my first time reading Debbie Macomber but I liked it a lot. At times it was predictable but still good!

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