A Covington Christmas

A Covington Christmas In this wondrous new holiday book in Joan Medlicott s USA Today bestselling series the Christmas season brings a host of surprises not all of them welcome to the lovely ladies of Covington and their

  • Title: A Covington Christmas
  • Author: Joan Medlicott
  • ISBN: 9781416524861
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this wondrous new holiday book in Joan Medlicott s USA Today bestselling series, the Christmas season brings a host of surprises not all of them welcome to the lovely ladies of Covington and their small North Carolina mountain town The new pastor at the Cove Road Church in Covington discovers that a former pastor from forty years ago was never ordained as a miniIn this wondrous new holiday book in Joan Medlicott s USA Today bestselling series, the Christmas season brings a host of surprises not all of them welcome to the lovely ladies of Covington and their small North Carolina mountain town The new pastor at the Cove Road Church in Covington discovers that a former pastor from forty years ago was never ordained as a minister, and was therefore not qualified to marry anyone which means that five longstanding marriages are invalid With their marriages thrown into crisis, it s decided that the couples absolutely must remarry on Christmas Eve But with the church desperately in need of repairs and lacking the funds to fix the rotting floorboards and the outdated heating system, how can they ever get it ready in time Sounds like a job for the ladies of Covington Grace, Hannah, and Amelia step in to organize the weddings, while their friends and neighbors volunteer paint, lumber, and good old fashioned elbow grease to fix up the church But when last minute obstacles threaten to stop the weddings, they re going to need a miracle to turn Christmas Eve into a wedding day that no one will ever forget Brimming with warmth, charm, and the spirit of the holidays, A Covington Christmas is a delightful gift for new fans and returning fans alike

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    1. I expected sweet, warm and fuzzy and while I think it tried, it just didn't work for me. I did not connect with the characters and while the premise of having a group of people who thought they were married and aren't is an interesting one to explore, maybe you just can't do it justice in a Christmas novel. I felt really bad for those in a bad marriage and who really didn't want to "make it legal". Since this is part of a series, I imagine that things will get resolved, I just will never know ho [...]

    2. Five couples find out that they are not legally married, and set about to fix the situation. I for one would jump at the chance to remarry my husband! No hesitation!

    3. The minister is ill so he asks his "son" Denny to come take over his responsibilities. While there Denny asks one of his congregation members to help clean out the attic. Grace volunteers and while cleaning they find some documents that says a previous pastor married 5 couples 40 years ago and he was not ordained. After more investigation they find that the marriages are not legal nor is common law marriage in their state. They discuss it with the couples and they want to legally marry on Christ [...]

    4. this is my first Covington read was OKmight have understood characters a little better had I read previous books. So many characters to keep track of and there were definitely relationships between these characters that influenced their actions. Nice Christmas read and I did enjoy making the Curried Fruit recipe in the back of the bookt sure why this was included as I did not remember reading about it in the story

    5. Oh, lovely! This book centers more on the other people in Covington and it is certainly wonderful to meet them. And our author, who describes this as a novella, actually gives us a full-length novel--this one clocks in at 234 pages! A delightful addition to the series.

    6. Ho HumNothing to really enjoy. I do not plan to spend time on any of the other books about the ladies of Covington. Sorry

    7. Booklist refers to the novels of Joan Medlicott as 'gentle novels'. This is the first one I've read by this author, but the classification certainly fits. A Covington Christmas is the type of sweetly evocative novel one would want to read on a cozy winter's night. For a while at least, I was transported out of the hot, humid South Florida weather, and to the delights of a part of the country where you can actually see the seasons change. Medlicott certainly sets the scene well for this one, and [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this one. The storyline involves 5 couples who find out that they are not legally married because the "priest" was not ordained. The ladies take a back seat in this one and others in the village that we normally only hear reference to are brought forward. We get a little insight into their lives and hear about the Ladies from their point of view. New to Covington is the priest who discovers the problem while cleaning out the attic, his job as the newbie. Grace volunteered to hel [...]

    9. When cleaning out the church attic, the new pastor discovers that a previous "pastor" was not legally ordained and the 5 couples he married where not really married. The couples decide to marry in a 5 wedding ceremony on Christmas Eve. The story is about the brides and their relationships with the men in their lives.This was an easy, gentle read, perfect for reading on a cold winter night during the holiday season. I don't know that I'll look up this author for more, unless I want a nice, fast r [...]

    10. This was an enjoyable read - from the opening with a young pastor who is filling in for an older friend, to the mix of couples who aren't really married due to a set of strange circumstances. The main threesome of ladies help with making sure the marriages are made legal before Christmas, but the focus of the story was on the brides and the marriages. The only part that bothered me, and it may be correct, is that North Carolina doesn't give long term partners any stake in the relationship or the [...]

    11. Another nice "Christmas" story from a collection by author Joan Medlicott. The story centers around 5 couples in Covington, NC married approximately 40 years ago. While cleaning out the church attic it comes to light that the pastor at that time was not certified to marry the couples and they are not legally in valid partnerships. A story of women, friendship, family, marital relationships, hardship and a struggling church which ends on a nice note of the 5 couples getting married in the refurbi [...]

    12. Because I had not read the earlier books I was confused about the relationship between Grace, Hannah, and Amelia but that did not detract from the story. Interesting topic, easy read, and just average writing. Ok, but I am not sure there is a pull for me to read more of the series. Not sure why but maybe just not my type of story and writing style.

    13. Not my cup of tea at all. This author was recommended to me by a friend, but I will pass on any further books. I almost stopped reading this book about halfway through. It was really poorly written, and lacked character development at that point. Finally at about 60%, a few of the characters were finally fleshed out, but by that point I did not care.

    14. This book mentions many places I'm quite familiar with: Greenville SC, Asheville NC, Carowinds. Although Greenville doesn't get THAT much snow!It isn't a quick-moving book, but was just what I was needing for a hectic week in December.

    15. I didn't like this book. The characters got all jumbled up-there were a lot. The characters were not developed very well and weren't memorable. I don't think I will be reading any more from this author.

    16. This series, that takes place in Covington, N.C is very much like Jan Karonall community nestled around the local church with various oddball characters but not as well written. However for the person that's read Karon and Gulley, this might be just right.

    17. An interesting twist in a 'miracle' for Christmas. Because of a problem found out by a new pastor at their church, the relationships of several townspeople are affected. Lots of interesting things happen and the story ends with a Christmas ceremony not to be forgotten.

    18. This was a pleasant read for near Christmas time. It was a bit simplistic and the idea of 5 couples thinking they were legally married for 40 years only to find out they weren't begs belief, but still not a bad book.

    19. I know that a lot of people rated this book high, but for me it just wasn't good. Sappy story and I felt like the writer's style was a bit juvenile for my taste.

    20. This was a good and easy little Christmas read. The book reminded me alot of the Mitford series. Really give it a 3 1/2 rating.

    21. This was a lovely gentle story - just right for the holiday. I felt like I had dropped in on some old friends. A good book to read with a hot cup of tea and an afghan tucked up over you.

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