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Now that Amanda Harding has graduated from music school, she finds herself back in Cape Light, not at all sure where her music career is going. At least she can still direct music at Reverend Ben's church. The challenge she faces is that she has to share her practice space with the curmudgeonly Gabriel Bailey who is restoring the stained glass in the same area. Somehow, the most likely of events starts to take place and both of them come enjoy one another and become unlikely friends.
Can Lillian and Amanda see the greater joy that comes with Christmas?
Number of Pages: 310
Vendor: Berkley Hardcover
Publication Date: 2013
Series: Cape Light
It’s the happiest time of year, but the Christmas spirit is lost on Lillian Warwick. Her beloved Ezra’s failing health requires the help of an aide. Estrella Salazar quickly wins Ezra’s admiration, but drives Lillian absolutely crazy. When a brutal storm forces Estrella’s family to take shelter under Lillian’s roof, her humbuggery is pushed to its limits.
Amanda Harding comes home to Cape Light, feeling at loose ends in her life. A recent graduate and accomplished musician, she hopes to find a seat in a big-city symphony. In the meantime, the job of music director at Reverend Ben’s church seems good enough. Unfortunately, she must share her practice space with Gabriel Bailey, who is restoring the stained glass windows. The rough-around-the-edges craftsman is Amanda’s opposite in every way. Still, something rare and wonderful flourishes between them. When Amanda is offered an ideal opportunity to perform her music far from Cape Light, Gabriel encourages her to pursue it. But must she choose between her music and losing Gabriel forever?
As Christmas nears, Lillian and Amanda both hearken to the sound of their favorite carols, but soon learn that sometimes the sweetest songs of Christmas are still waiting to be sung…
Katherine Spencer was a fiction editor before turning to a full-time career as a writer. The author of more than thirty books, she also writes the Inn at Angel Island series, as well as the Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries under her real name, Anne Canadeo. She lives with her husband and daughter in a small village on the Long Island Sound. Outside of her office, she is active in many community charity projects.
Valley5 Stars Out Of 5Songs of ChristmasDecember 31, 2014ValleyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Loved the book. Could not put it down and cannot wait to read the next book.You feel as though you are right there at Cape light. Enjoy it yourself.
Nancy EChula VistaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5a Christmas story in a small townFebruary 5, 2014Nancy EChula VistaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleI love all the Cape Light books that Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer have done. They keep your interest all through the book till the very end and a gospel message is entwined all the way through it. I can't stop reading once I start - it's that good.
mimiOviedo, FLAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great book in this wonderful seriesJanuary 9, 2014mimiOviedo, FLAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read all the books in the Cape Light series and each one gets better. I really enjoyed this one very much.
Pattyg54Middleburg, FLAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book was the best one yet.December 30, 2013Pattyg54Middleburg, FLAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My Mother and I have read all of the Cape Light series and this one is the best one that has been written this far. It makes you feel like visiting the place so you can meet all the characters. You do get frustrated with Lillian in this book even more than the other books.
Linda BuftonThe Woodlands, TXAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5I love this latest in the seriesDecember 16, 2013Linda BuftonThe Woodlands, TXAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Every year I look forward to reading the latest installment of the village of Cape Light and all its wonderful inhabitants. It is the first Christmas book I order every fall but save it for the month of December.