Monday, December 04, 2006

Can This be Christmas? by Debbie Macomber

Can This be Christmas?
by Debbie Macomber

1. Did this book put you in the Christmas Spirit? Was the book touching to you? Why or why not?

2. Do you feel the characters
in this book where changed by the snowstorm and the fact that they were snowed in on Christmas Eve?

3. Can you relate personally to any of the characters situations? The newly adoptive parents, the navy man about to propose, the widower doing through her first holiday season alone.

4. Do you feel the location of the book, A New Hampshire Depot, added to the realness of the story? Why or Why not? Review of Can this be Christmas?
by Ellen Edwards
In this short hardcover, Debbie Macomber shows how a group of train travelers stranded in a New Hampshire depot on Christmas Eve find the true meaning of Christmas. Len Dawber, a navy man stationed in Maine, is desperate to get home to Texas, where he intends to propose to his sweetheart Amy. Cathy Norris, devastated by her husband's recent death, doesn't expect to enjoy the holiday with her daughter's family in Boston. Burned-out computer salesman Matt McHugh, emotionally estranged from his wife and two kids, nurses his resentment and contemplates divorce. Kelly and Nick Berry fear they're losing the closeness they once shared as they struggle to adjust to their new roles as adoptive parents. When a blizzard forces these characters, and several others, all cranky and argumentative, to spend the night before Christmas together, they find that a little kindness and the courage to open their hearts go a long way toward making it a Christmas to remember. A good choice if you're looking to get in the Christmas spirit.


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