Are you looking for a light read over the holidays? Do you know someone who likes to read a novel with a Christmas setting? If you’re like me, I choose a light Christmas novel to read during the holidays or at least immediately after when I like to vegetate for a few days.
Try David Baldacci’s The Christmas Train. It contains no foul language, no overt sex, and no violence. True, it is a departure from his other genres, but it was the perfect book to read over the holidays. The hero journalist was banned from flying for a year because he had an “air rage” incident, so he decided to ride the rails, reporting on rail travel, and his adventure began. You’ll find a bit of mystery, romance, humor, holiday cheer, intrigue and a surprise ending.
Baldacci fans may not enjoy his foray into this lighter genre; however I found it to be the perfect lite fare for my holidays and even read it aloud to my husband on a long driving trip. Audio Tapes bah humbug!
If you are a Baldacci fan, The Christmas Train derails from his usual stories. It could be compared to John Grisham’s The Painted House—where some critics at least wanted the appearance of an attorney, even if he only dropped by and helped paint the house for a few minutes.
Do you have a favorite book that has a Christmas setting or theme? Share it with us, won’t you? I haven’t bought my holiday book for 2010, yet. I’m waiting for your suggestions.