Review of The Christmas Village: In A NUT SHELL!


The Christmas Village 
by Melissa Ann Goodwin 

      Young teen, Jamie Reynolds’ father does an illegal business deal which turns Jamie’s world into turmoil. Ashamed to face his so called friends and gossiping neighbors, Jamie and his mother need to get away and head for comforting surroundings of his grandparent’s home for what they hope is a peaceful Christmas.
Grandma’s decorations for Christmas include a miniature village from 1932 and Jamie’s mother tells him the story about the village and it’s earlier time and place.
        He wishes he could go and live in this truly enchanted time where no one knew his problem.
       Late one night he hears the voice of a young girl and finds the two children in the village scene in trouble on its miniature pond. Jamie quickly moves to save these tiny characters who have amazingly come to life and he finds himself physically drawn right into the small village of Canterbury. Jamie has a remarkable adventure, but it’s not long before his wishes to be back in his own time with his mother and grandparents.
Melissa Ann Goodwin 
The Christmas Village is a story for everyone! It is a well written story which moves and intertwines through the character’s history together. This story is destine to become a Christmas classic and will make a wonderful Christmas movie.

Melissa Ann Goodwin has written many stories, poems and articles for children's magazines, and her non-fiction work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers. For more about Melissa Ann Goodwin visit: 

That's  The Christmas Village by Melissa Ann Goodwin, In A Nut Shell!

                                                                            ~J.D. Holiday


  1. I'm delighted that you enjoyed it. Thank you for your review -)

  2. You are very welcome, Melissa! It's a wonderful story. It's, I think, the best Christmas story I've read.


    1. Sounds like a charming tale. As I was reading the review, my first thought was that this would make a wonderful Christmas movie!


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