The Christmas Shoppe is a delightful novella perfect for Christmas giving. The characters are well drawn, the plot engaging and the theme inspiring.
When Matilda Honeycutt purchases an old building on the main street of a small town, the other shopkeepers are suspicious and worried. When she opens what appears to be a thrift shop they are enraged and stirred to get rid of her by an unscrupulous town councilman who wants the old building for himself.
The local newspaper man and the lovely town manager, also a newcomer to town, try to build bridges between Matilda and the town and find a bridge being built between their own lives. But will they allow it to be complete or will they burn it down?
Things begin to change as the people of Parrish Springs step through the doors of Matilda's shop. Is she a witch? What is happening to the people of this small town? And will Matilda be forced out?
Melody Carlson has given another great read. Don't miss it. Purchase here
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