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The Christmas Locket

November 10, 2016
The Christmas Locket Book Cover The Christmas Locket
Barbara McMahon
Barbara McMahon
November 10, 2016

Description of The Christmas Locket

Caitlin chooses to spend her Christmas break from teaching this year clearing out the family home in southern Virginia recently left to her instead of enjoying the fun at her friend’s wild family celebration. Soon she begins to question if this is the wisest move. Being alone makes it especially hard with the decisions she needs to make.

A determined man

Zach doesn’t find the homecoming he expects when he pulls out all the stops to get home for Christmas. Chasing after Caitlin is not how he planned to spend his holiday. Things have a way of going off track unless a determined man can find a way to change the past.

A Christmas locket

It would take a miracle to bridge the gap between them. Will the locket prove to be the key? Or will the new year find them going their separate ways once again—this time forever?

My review of The Christmas Locket

This is a short read, I read it on a leisurely Saturday morning. The plot is good. Caitlin and Zach have been married for six years. She lives in Washington while he is away in foreign lands reporting the latest news.

The long absences have taken a toll on their marriage. Caitlin has inherited her late Aunt Sally’s home. She goes to Virginia during Christmas break  to clean up the house and try to make decisions about her future.

Barbara has written a very thought provoking story. The first part of the story is Caitlin’s point of view. She is lonely and misses her husband. She has decided  to end their marriage.

When Zach tracks her down at her Aunt Sally’s house he doesn’t get the reception he is expecting. We get to see things from Zach’s perspective, and that perspective is very different from Caitlin’s.

We hear all the time “there are two sides to every story”, but this story lets us see how very differently two people view the same incidents. We also see how two people react to the conflict between them. It is a very emotional story.

I liked this story. I’m a little partial because I love Barbara McMahon’s writing style and have yet to read a story by her that I didn’t like. Romance readers that like a clean read will like this one. Give it a try and let me know what you think.



About the author618vDxB-6jL._UX250_

USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Barbara McMahon has written more than 80 novels which have sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. Known for her heartwarming, emotional stories, she excels in capturing those special feelings when first falling in love.

Her books have won a number of awards including the Bookseller’s Best, National Readers Choice Award and the prestigious HOLT Medallion.

For a complete list of books or to contact Barbara, visit her website:


About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

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