Have you ever seen one of those miniature villages, with a miniature train track, set up under a Christmas tree? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a "Christmas" village like that? Well, "Christmasville" takes us on a magical journey through such a village. The characters "come to life" in the story. But, one character, Mary Jane Higgins, realizes things just aren't "right" in Christmasville.
It reminds me a bit of the movie "Groundhog Day". In that movie, the main character kept waking up to the same song on the same day, as he couldn't get himself out of the loop. In this story, the town's calendar goes only from November 1 to December 31. Instead of the year starting over on January 1st, after New Year's Eve, the characters begin their "new year" on November 1, year after year. No one seems to think this is odd, except for Mary Jane Higgins.
It's a great story concept - - a figurine in a miniature Christmas town finds her way into the "real" world. However, in my opinion, the story is longer than it needs to be. It seemed to take an awful long time for the main character to find her way. And, the text is riddled with typos and incorrect punctuation. As a writer and an editor, I found it constantly distracting; I wanted to take a blue pencil and correct all the mistakes rather than just read through the story!
I give the book 3 stars: I just can't justify a higher rating than that with all the typos.