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Christmastime 1940: A Love Story (The Christmastime Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – October 27, 2016
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About the Author
In addition to her six-part Christmastime series (love stories that take place in NYC during the WWII years), she has two collections of short stories, and a contemporary novel set in Seattle, The Garden House. She has a PhD in English, specializing in Victorian literature. George Eliot will always remain one of her key sources of inspirations.
- Item Weight : 9.4 ounces
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1946229052
- ISBN-10 : 1946229059
- Product Dimensions : 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Bublish, Inc. (October 27, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #961,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Christmastime 1940” by Linda Mahkovec describes the year 1940, around the holiday season. In the background is talk of war, with the Germans invading and fighting Europe.
The genres of this story are Romance, Fiction and Women’s Fiction. This story takes place in 1940 in New York.
The author describes the characters as complex and complicated.
I love the vivid presentation and descriptions of the decorations, and the food. “Hot Buttered Rum”, homemade hot chocolate and marshmallows, wood in the fireplace, the Christmas tree and decorations. Theses lend such a cozy feel to this story.
Widowed Lillian Hapsey and her two young boys have moved to a new apartment in the city. One of their neighbors, Charles Drooms seems very distant,cold, and unfriendly. Charles Drooms has an extremely successful accounting business and seems to be hiding dark secrets, and keeps his distance from people. Lillian is also lonely and feels that underneath the shell that Charles Drooms hides behind is a different man. She has seen Charles help her son make a snow-ball, when he thinks no one is looking. What is he hiding? At times Charles Drooms reminds me of “Scrooge” at Christmas. What can Lillian do to help?
I appreciate that the authors discusses the importance of family,friends,neighbors emotional support, hope and love.
The author also provides a lesson in this story. Forgiveness, acceptance, understanding, and growth are important. I received a copy of this book for my honest review. I would highly recommend this novel as a heartwarming and feel good story.
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I've also read The Garden House by Linda Mahkovec, as with that, I was impressed by how she captured often the most mediocre of moments and infused them with life and spirit. There was a dark back story within the lightness of the novel, the perfect blend. A heart warming read. The characters were easy to connect with, filled with energy but not tiring. This book was truly lovely. I only wish that it didn't end so soon: a real sign of a brilliant book.
I can't wait to work my way through the rest of the series: it's a real blessing there's more to come!
This is definitely one of those you will always want to read around Christmastime. It immerses you instantly in the compassionate nature of the joyous Christmas celebrations. I've always been hyped up when it comes to Christmas- I love the city lights, the store fronts, but this book will resonate even with those who don't share my enthusiasm for the holiday.
I received this book from the author for review consideration.