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The Christmas Train
The Christmas Train | David Baldacci
Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to LA in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight 'misunderstanding' at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades 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, where he will rediscover people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost. In equal parts hilarious, poignant, suspenseful and thrilling, The Christmas Train by David Baldacci is a delightful journey filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief . . .
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Twainy
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🎧 this was a fun short book. Boy‘s HS sweetheart dumps him, he never gets over her, later he is thinking about popping the question to a current GF, he‘s on a cross country train trip to meet up with her when the old GF & eventually the new GF show up. A twist & turn. Not my genre but an easy pleasant read. Recommended if you need a light, funny, palate cleanser. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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megnews
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#MorningCommute Christmas style

sblbooks I liked this one, I read it last year. 2w
megnews @sblbooks I‘m an hour in & enjoying it so far. The Capitol limited just left dc for Chicago. I‘ve contemplated this cross country train trip with my kids because I don‘t like to fly and think it would be pretty but a sleeper car is EXPENSIVE. I‘m excited to see how his trip goes. 2w
sblbooks I have never been on a train trip, that sounds awesome. 2w
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ShelleyBooksie
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First holiday book of the season. I enjoyed this story as well as the two bonus short stories included.

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bewareofwords
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Successfully finished this weekend‘s #tbr book—also this month‘s book club book. It was cheesy and unbelievable, but I thought it was also sweet and charming in its own way. It was a fantastic book to get me out of my few weeks in a reading slump, and fun to read even if it isn‘t Christmas time!

Lcsmcat My book club always wants to read something “light” at Christmas. We did this one a few years ago, and I agree with your assessment. 9mo
bewareofwords @Lcsmcat Thank you! I‘m glad you agree 👍🏽 9mo
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bewareofwords
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Okay, this totally cracked me up 😂

wordzie 😂 9mo
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bewareofwords
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📖 I hit a reading slump and this book is taking way longer than I thought... but I‘m getting back into it, and I should be done soon!
💚 Not yet!
🍀 Yes—I found one at my elementary school once.
🇮🇪 Yes, and I LOVED it. I went to Dublin, Galway, and some other tourist sites (like the Cliffs of Moher, shown in the picture).
👋🏽 @kaykay1307 Good luck, newest follower!

@wanderinglynn #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 9mo
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Liatrek
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Well that was a delightful Christmas read 🎄❤️🎄

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Liatrek
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Started my next Christmas themed booked🎄🎄🎄 I‘m enjoying it so far.

mdm139 That is one of my favorite Christmas books and Hallmark movies. 12mo
Liatrek @mdm139 Oh it‘s a hallmark movie❤️ well I will hunt that down when I finish reading. 12mo
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Butterfinger
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I was pleasantly surprised. I don't enjoy romance, but I heard of the author so I decided to get it. Very impressed. Loved the wacky characters. It made me want to spend Christmas on a train in a blizzard myself.

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InnerSavvy
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Sweet read with interesting characters. #davidbaldacci #thechristmastrain

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AMVP
The Christmas Train | David Baldacci
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#decktheshelves #day8 - #christmasmovie

One of my Mom's favorite books. I've recommended enough titles to her over the past year, I should be open to one of hers, so I'll stick with it despite some initial clunkiness.

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Chelsea.Poole
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Watching the movie adaptation of David Baldacci‘s The Christmas Train 🚂🎄at my neighbor‘s house (my mom‘s!).
I am snuggling with my youngest, a sleeping baby, while my mom bakes my favorite Christmas cookie, Russian tea cakes. Kinda like the best Sunday evening ever!! ❄️☕️🍪

DebbieGrillo Sounds perfect! 2y
Amanda.T Those are my favorite Christmas cookie too! My family calls them Kris Kringles. 🎅🏼 2y
Chelsea.Poole @Amanda.T that‘s a new one to me! I‘ve heard them called snow balls and Mexican wedding cakes as well! Whatever you call em, they‘re delicious! (edited) 2y
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HotCocoaReads
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Mehso-so

Meh, the story was okay—a little predictable and the dialogue wasn‘t my favorite, but it clipped along pretty quickly so that was good. It had some good lessons about kindness. I‘m still planning to watch the Hallmark movie that just came out.

Christy2318 I haven‘t read the book but I watched the movie last night and really liked it. 2y
HotCocoaReads @Christy2318 I‘m planning to watch it this week! 2y
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Christy2318
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I watched this last night & loved it. 2nd chance romance is not a favorite trope because I think there are usually good reasons something didn‘t work the 1st time. But this was lovely with several swoon worthy moments. I loved that is was about people in prime of life, old enough to have experienced disappointment, loss & failure. Plus Dermot Mulroney ❤️#romantsy #hallmark

Purrfectpages I have always ❤️ Dermot! 2y
Shaila Yes, Dermot is ALWAYS a plus! 😍😄 2y
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hes7
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A few #Family-friendly Hallmark #ChristmasMovie(s) based on books I'm totally planning to watch before Christmas.

#SeasonsReadings2017 #DeckTheShelves

Christy2318 Dashing Through The Snow is cute. I liked it better than the book. 2y
Purrfectpages I had to watch Christmas Train, if only for Williams and Mulroney. 2y
IheartYA The movie the Mistletoe Inn is one of my favorite new ones this year. My all time favorite is the Nine Lives of Christmas. I tried the book but it was too different. 2y
GypsyKat I‘ve seen Dashing Through The Snow, it was really cute! ❤️🎄 2y
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Michelle_mck
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Day 3 of #Christmascheese gives us The Christmas Train, your eyes do not deceive you! That‘s Danny Glover, Annie from Father Bride and my beloved Dermot who I too would pay to have him as my date to a wedding (I loved the Wedding Date and you can never convince me it‘s not a tremendous and underrated film) cont in comments

eanderson Oh the Wedding Date!!! I adore that movie!!! 2y
Michelle_mck Hallmark paid the big bucks, it shows! Cynical journalist runs into long lost love who now works for famous director and they are travelling from D.C to L.A.do I need to tell you anymore.. there is snow, recriminations, lingering looks and a juicy pash! Winning!! We see Dermott dancing! Someone get a hose and cool me down!This isnt just cheese it‘s Dauphinois Bitches! 🧀🧀🧀🧀🧀🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 all the cheese the trees. The pine fumes are gettin to me! 2y
Ericmanciniwriter This is amazing! Please keep it up 2y
Purrfectpages Dermot is one of my all time faves! And he‘s aging well! 2y
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mdm139
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Happy Thanksgiving! I am watching the Macys parade, reading, and having light snack for lunch. Turkey goes in the oven in an hour.

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mdm139
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Hoping to read this before the hallmark movie premiers this weekend plus hickory farms!

britt_brooke Yum!! 2y
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JoanehSmith
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I‘m starting this tonight and am looking forward to the movie next week on the Hallmark Channel.

tpixie Ooh thx for the heads up! 2y
tpixie @Sills is this the book you‘ve read? 2y
tpixie Welcome to Litsy!! Check out #LitsyWelcomeWagon and #LitsyTips And feel free to ‘ friend‘ many. We‘re all a pretty friendly crowd! (edited) 2y
Sills Loved this book❤️ but I'm a hopeless holiday reader🎄 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! P.S. Here's the compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
http://litsy.com/p/aDJja2lMZFFY (It's what @tpixie is talking about.)
2y
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BooksAndTeaJulie
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Newest addition to our family. Meet Krishna. 💕💕💕She makes a better reading buddy when she has her sleepy moments. 🐶📚💜

Donna_sBookMinute Cute 🐶 3y
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ReadingOver50 Adorable 3y
BooksAndTeaJulie Thank you @ReadingOver50. She's incredibly sweet and so cuddly!! 💕 3y
MrBook #Krishna, oh my goodness, so cuuute 😻😻😻😻😻😻!!! #dogsofLitsy 3y
BooksAndTeaJulie @MrBook she's disturbingly cute, but incredibly mischievous!! Definitely too smart for her own good!!! 3y
MrBook 😂👏🏻 Love it! 3y
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DoodlesDistractions
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Merry Christmas Eve my Litsy Friends!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! #christmas #christmastree #presents #wonderful

NatalieR Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🏻🎁 3y
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Jnine57
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One of my favorite quick reads. Such a nice guy, too. I love all his books.

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Branwen
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After a long day at work followed by an obligatory family gathering I am taking some much-needed introverting time with a book and a mug of hot mulled wine! :-)

NovelGirl82 Mulled wine sounds awesome! I need to make some soon! 3y
Branwen @NovelGirl82 YES! You totally should! It's absolutely perfect this time of year! 3y
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DoodlesDistractions
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✔️Hot Chocolate ✔️ Roaring Fire ✔️ Holiday Read. Maybe this will cure my #Grinch mood the past few days #bahumbug #christmas #lovely

NatalieR 🎄🎅🎄 3y
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Branwen
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Officially finished Starry Night, my first holiday book of the season tonight! Starting my second! A lovely start to the weekend. Also, Loki stole my favorute reading spot, the handsome devil :-) ♡ #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #readingcompanion

Zelma Adorable ! 😻😻 3y
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Lcsmcat
The Christmas Train | David Baldacci
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I love Christmas and I love trains. I did not love this book. If it weren't my book club's December selection I might have bailed. The prose is clunky, and while the author did his research, the seams show. The obviousness of the plot (even with the far-fetched twist at the end) could have been saved by better writing. The prose could have been overlooked with a more imaginative plot. The two together left little to enjoy.