Christmastime 1939

Christmastime 1939

by Linda Mahkovec

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CHRISTMASTIME 1939: Prequel to the Christmastime Series introduces the reader to the world of Christmastime. Set in Brooklyn, we meet the young widow Lillian Hapsey and her two sons, Tommy and Gabriel. Even though the Christmas season is just around the corner, Lillian has no Christmas spirit. Alone, unhappy with her job, and plagued by financial concerns, Christmas has become a burden to her.

Overshadowing everything is the war in Europe. Despite the setbacks, Lillian is determined to give her sons a happy Christmas. Can she rekindle her girlhood love for the holiday season? Rediscovering her touchstone just might be the key to unlocking the excitement and magic of Christmas.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161859100
Publisher: Bublish, Inc.
Publication date: 10/10/2018
Series: The Christmastime Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 653,241
File size: 708 KB

About the Author

Linda Mahkovec is the author of The Christmastime Series, love stories set predominantly in New York City during the World War II years. She also has two collections of short stories, The Dreams of Youth and Seven Tales of Love, and a contemporary novel set in Seattle, The Garden House.

Themes of love, family, home, and making the most out of life dominate her stories, and though they may be set against the backdrop of war, or deal with the disappointments in life, the overarching feel is uplifting and hopeful. One thread that runs through much of her work is that of the female character with an artist sensibility – whether she is a painter, a gardener, or simply someone who lives creatively and seeks out a life of beauty and meaning.

Mahkovec was born and raised in a small town in Illinois. She then spent several years in the San Francisco Bay area and Seattle, and for the past thirty years has lived in New York City. She has a PhD in English, specializing in Victorian literature. (Previously published as Agnes Irene)

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Christmastime 1939 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Holly More than 1 year ago
How can you not love a story set around Christmas time in 1939, this was a book that actually made me wish for a Christmas that was more simple and real, unlike what we have going on in 2018. like that while reading it. As we are introduced to the young widow, Lillian along with her two young boys, having this story set around Christmas just made this story feel even more real than ever. You get Lillian's frustrations of working a job that she is doing just for the money rather than do something that she is passionate for, then you have these two young boys that kinda have lost the Christmas spirit for what is going on at home and in the World. It's only when Lillian rediscovers her true passion, is the moment that everything changed for this family in the best possible way ever. Let's just say that this is a story that will grab your heart and won't let go until the last page is read. I didn't realize it until later that this is the last book in this series and it makes me want to go read the other 5 books just to see what happens to Lillian in the future! Thank You to Linda Mahkovec for writing this prequel to a series that has already captured my heart! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Suzy Approved Book Tours!