Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Christmas Basket by Debbie Macomber

Noelle loves Thom. They are eloping.  But Noelle has been waiting for two hours. Where is Thom? She calls his house and was told he was out bowling. I guess he was just playing her.  Their mothers do not get along. Noelle leaves town for college and does not come back for eleven years.
Kristen, Noelle's sister, is getting married. Noelle cannot miss her wedding.  She hope Thom is happily married so she doesn't have to deal with him.  He is not and turns up everywhere she is.
Sarh and Mary, Noelle and Thom's mothers, do not get along but they are thrown together by the country club.  They are needed to make Christmas baskets for needy families. Can they get along to accomplish this task and have a happy Christmas?

From the author's site:
No one tells a Christmas story like Debbie Macomber. The Christmas Basket is filled with gifts for the reader -- gifts of warmth and laughter . . . and emotional truth. This Christmas, let Debbie make you smile!
That summer -- more than ten years ago, while they were still in high school -- Noelle McDowell and Thomas Sutton fell secretly in love. Secretly because their mothers had been locked in a bitter feud for decades. But despite the animosity between Sarah McDowell and Mary Sutton, Noelle planned to elope with Thom. Until he jilted her.
This Christmas Noelle McDowell is home to celebrate the holidays with her family. (After all, December 25 is also her birthday.) Unfortunately, Noelle's feelings about home -- or rather, her hometown of Rose, Oregon -- were changed forever the day Thomas Sutton broke her heart.
This Christmas the feuding mothers find themselves working together to fill Christmas baskets for charity. What irony! And what an opportunity for reconciliation . . . if only they could see it.
This Christmas Noelle and Thom discover they're still in love. Regardless of their mothers' reactions, they want to be together. Is that possible? Can old rivalries be set aside? Will Sarah's Christmas daughter have a second chance with Mary's charming son?
Maybe she will . . . this Christmas!
For an excerpt, click here.

Pages: 238
Published: 2002

1 comment:

Tracy Terry said...

Participating in the Christmas Spirit challenge myself I thought I'd stop by to see what other books are being read.

Hugely popular in America, I don't know why this author isn't more widely read here in England. OK so you can buy her books via Amazon but you rarely see them in independent book shops and not many libraries seem able to get hold of them.

Nice to meet you, Merry Christmas.