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 is a delightful journey filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief ...Part detective story, part disaster movie, part romance, this is a brilliant, heart-warming holiday tale.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 05/11/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330412704
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Review by BoundTogetherForGood
Facing a personal airline travel ban but needing to get to from DC to LA, journalist Tom Langdon had to formulate a plan. He decides to go by train and to turn that adventure into a story. The pace moves along nicely in this not-too-long modern-day Christmas book. It has a bit of everything; some romance, some adventure, and a nasty winter storm.I read it in December of 2004. I might read it again next year.