Book Review

‘The Christmas Train’ by David Baldacci

tct dbSTORY: Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington D.C. to L.A in time for Christmas. Forced to travel by train, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures and holiday magic.

He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people’s essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost.

The Christmas Train is filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief … and shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during this season of miracles.

REVIEW: I’ve heard of this author, yet never had the inclination to read his work. Well, with this story, that has changed and I’ll probably read more of his work in the future. The reason for it is not that he writes well, which he definitely does, but it’s all the characters that he writes about are really good and well fleshed out.

This story had meat on it and Tim Matheson narration was spot on. He brought all the characters to life and I had so much fun following all of them but especially Tom and his two girlfriends, one from his past and another from his present.

This was a wonderful story of second chances, human interaction and some romance and mystery woven within it. Loved it!

I literally spurted my coffee as I heard this:

 It had always bothered Tom that women thought they could win an argument with a man simply by appealing to his baser instincts, by holding out the mere possibility of award-winning carnal knowledge. It was the gender-battle equivalent of a preemptive nuclear strike. He thought it unfair and, quite frankly, disrespectful of the entire male population.

Melanie for b2b


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