Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson ★★★★★

The Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson is another must-read Christmas book!


From the Publisher:

All Emma Daley wants this holiday season is a white Christmas. But the young teacher and struggling musician sure can't find that in sunny Arizona. Luckily, there's someone living in a perfect mountain home in the Colorado Rockies looking to make a vacation trade this year.

Tyler Prescott is an in-demand songwriter and talented musician who put his own singing career on hold to write songs for celebrity acts to perform. When his mother convinces him to do a vacation trade for Christmas, he never imagined one of the houseguests would be so sweet—or so strikingly pretty. Naturally, he decides to stick around, and, to get better acquainted, he poses as the house's caretaker. But when Emma's friend Gillian discovers his true identity and sets her sights on him, things
get . . . messy.

My Thoughts:

I just adore Melody Carlson's Christmas novellas. I've read and reviewed several over the years. They are the books I look forward to the most. They just leave me feeling good! They are the ultimate in cozy up, put your feet up, put on a little Christmas background music, and sip something warm and comforting books. 

Emma Daley is a down-to-earth kind of gal with an uppity, spoiled rotten, rich best friend. As a substitute teacher, her feet are firmly on the ground, but she's about to fly and climb to new heights literally and figuritively. 

Tyler Prescott is a is a busy guy who's been pushed into the house swap by his mama who cannot wait to spend a Christmas in the sun. Unfortunately, or fortunately, he misses his plane. That's just the beginning.

Sparks fly when Tyler is discovered still at the house. Depending on who you ask, some of the sparks are sparkly and some are firy. Emma and her friend both have their eye on Tyler, but for different reasons entirely. 

I don't want to give anything away, but I definitely think it's a terrific low stress interesting holiday read. It's a bit different than many of the books. I truly enjoyed it. I hope you will, too. 

Five Stars!


Other Christmas books by Melody Carlson that I've reviewed:

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I use the Goodreads star system.
★               Did not like it
★★            It was okay
★★★         Liked it
★★★★      Really liked it
★★★★★   It was amazing

Shared at Over the Moon


  1. My phone would let me comment on your blog this weekend (our internet can be weird so...) First thanks for the recommendation. Also, I think you could use that final photo for your profile pix. What a great picture:-) I like that you are wearing that cheery smile.

  2. Thank you for the review. I'm a Hallmark lover at Christmas, but I think this year with all the compromise of not-so-good standards, I think I'll read a good novel instead. You're a gem. I'll get this.

    1. I quite agree. Hallmark has made some poor choices recently. Happy reading!

  3. Looks like you quite enjoyed your book dear friend! And just so you know, Jack and I and Bozz of course are moving to Joplin next month!

    1. Oh wow! I cannot wait to meet you in person!


Thank you for praying for me! I have the best blog friends in the world! Yes! You!

I read all your comments and respond as I can right now.
Please make sure I have your email if you want me to respond or pray for you.

God bless you all! This life only works with Jesus. The next life is a continuation of this one—make sure you spend it with Jesus. Jesus is the only way to God the Father!

Your blog friend,
Laura Lane
3 Year Cancer Survivor