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A Touch of Romance, A Dash of Wonder, and a Lot of Human Nature
on December 25, 2012
Parrish Springs City Councilman George Snider was upset when he found out a stranger, Matilda Honeycutt, had outbid him on the old Barton Building. He'd planned to buy it for little and sell it to a chain discount store for a huge profit. When he found out her Christmas Shoppe was nothing more than a thrift store with used junk, he vowed to run her out of town. As the town faces off between Matilda's supporters and enemies, Tommy Thompson, who owns and runs the newspaper, and Susanna Elton, the city manager, get caught in the squabbling. The attraction they felt at first seems to bog down in the quagmire. Strange, however, those who look through Matilda's shop find an item to remind them of something in their past and a change they need to make now. Maybe she has priceless gifts after all.
This was a heart-warming Christmas story with a lot of human nature, a touch of romance, and a dash of wonder. It is a quick read that will most likely leave a smile on your face. I certainly enjoyed it.