The Christmas Train

The Christmas Train

Book - 2014
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One of America's most critically acclaimed storytellers, David Baldacci has enthralled millions with his popular novels. Showcasing his remarkable versatility, Baldacci gift-wraps a beloved holiday classic...

THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington, D.C., to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced 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.

David Baldacci's 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.

INCLUDES A BONUS SHORT STORY!
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Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2014]
ISBN: 9781455532940
1455532940
Branch Call Number: BALDACCI
Characteristics: 337 pages ; 21 cm

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Apr 25, 2019

David Baldacci isn’t usually noted for writing romance novels so for him, this is a rarity, heading out in a new direction. This novel, and I had the great fortune of being able to read it in book form, sends Him in a new direction. There’s lots of snow, there’s a Christmas train heading west, travellers Who must be on their way add to their destinations before the holiday. Part detective thriller, but mainly romance novel, this Is the poignant love story that will tug at your heart strings. It is the story of love lost: will it be found again? Does boy get girl? Who is the girl anyway?
Like I said, an enthralling story easy to get hooked on till you’re all the way through.

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Candona
Aug 26, 2016

It may help to go into this realizing it really *is* a Christmas book and it has 3 separate stories, the first two of which deal with Christmas. The first story is roughly two thirds of the book. It has recognizable Baldacci characterizations to it but is essentially a feel-good story and lacking zest. The second is only a couple of pages and to be honest I quickly got bored with it. I think it ended with an over-used "surprise" element. The third is more Baldacci-like and is a prequel to the Camel Club.

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bixbyjim
Feb 20, 2016

Not too bad but very non Baldacci.

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deumbach
Jul 14, 2013

Fun read with realistic logistics of long distance train rides. It was funny and presented several twists in the finale.

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NANCY1936
Mar 12, 2012

returned 3/12/2012

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nicholsda
Mar 10, 2012

very surprising considering how his other books are written. They are such mysterys and this was kind of a love story.

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