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Verna Lind expects Christmas of 1952 to be the best holiday she’s had since the war ended. But as she’s leaving the bank, a frigid wind off Lake Erie catches her hard-earned Christmas club savings, whisking the bills into the busy streets of downtown Cleveland and devastating her plans. Strangers come to her aid, though no one anticipates the power of their chance encounter or the seeds of happiness Verna’s lost money will sow. From Barbara Hinske, best-selling author of the Rosemont series, comes this heartwarming Christmas tale celebrating the generosity of the human spirit and the irresistible pull of love — an instant holiday classic for admirers of It’s a Wonderful Life and The Gift of the Magi.
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NICUnurse’s Review of The Christmas Club by Barbara Hinske
The Christmas Club is a holiday novella that has now become a Hallmark Christmas movie. It premiers November 27th, 2019 at 8 pm.
Set in 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio, The Christmas Club follows the journey of a handful of $5 bills as they are launched into the wind, scattering and opening peoples’ hearts to the true spirit of the holidays.
Honestly, I can’t say much more about the book because it would spoil it for you. And I loved it enough that I’d hate to spoil the book and/or the movie for you. Suffice it to say, the plot was a new one, and definitely out of the norm for Hallmark Christmas movie plots, and the premise of the story drew me in. By the end of the first chapter, I was hooked. It’s a novella, so you don’t get the in-depth view of the characters, but it gives you just enough to fall a little in love with each of them.
NICUnurse’s Rating: For fans of Hallmark Christmas movies that feature characters with big hearts and lots of good cheer to spread, I think you will love this novella. Just know it’s not the typical cookie-cutter plot you see in most of the movies, which in my opinion isn’t a bad thing. In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we don’t always have hours to spare reading, no matter how much we love it. This book is the perfect length for this time of year. And it will absolutely help get you into the holiday spirit.
I give The Christmas Club by Barbara Hinske 5 out of 5 propellers!
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About the Author
Barbara Hinske is an attorney who recently left the practice of law to pursue her career as a full-time novelist. She inherited the fiction gene from her father who wrote mysteries when he retired and told her a story every night of her childhood. Barbara is the bestselling author of the beloved ‘Rosemont’ series.
She and her husband share their own Rosemont with two adorable and spoiled dogs. She is besotted with decorating, entertaining, cooking and gardening. Now that her novel The Christmas Club has been made into a Hallmark Channel movie, she is completely star-struck and thrilled to have her work on the screen.