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The Christmas Basket [Hardcover]

Debbie Macomber
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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Mira Books (Oct 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551669447
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551669441
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 14 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,513,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Through both words and deeds, Debbie Macomber inspires women from all walks of life to realise their dreams.

She overcame the obstacles in her own life to become one of the world's most popular writers. She encourages women to achieve the goals that burn in their hearts as fiercely as the desire to become a bestselling novelist did in her own.

When Debbie first decided to write a novel, people called her a hopeless dreamer. She had only a high school degree and was dyslexic. She was also the very young mother of four active children. No one believed she had what it took to write a book--except Debbie. She eventually saved enough money to rent an old typewriter, and every night when the children were asleep, she would sit down to write.

She wrote--for years. But each time she completed a story and mailed it off to a publisher, the manuscript was returned, stamped "rejected." As tough as it was to keep her spirits alive, Debbie never gave up. Five long years and thousands of pages later, she received a letter in the afternoon mail. The letter was from Silhouette Books--and they wanted to buy her story. Her first novel, Heartsong, was published as a Silhouette in 1984, and it became the first romance novel ever to be reviewed in Publishers Weekly.

Today, Debbie is the internationally acclaimed author of more than 100 novels and has sold over 60 millions copies. Popular around the globe, she receives approximately three thousand letters from readers every month. And she responds personally to each one.

In lectures around the country, Debbie encourages women to "exercise the success muscle." She also offers advice on how to achieve success in seeking or changing a career, building family relationships, forming healthy relationships and more.

Like her heartwarming novels, Debbie's inspirational speeches are always filled with laughter and love. She cares deeply about the women she touches with her writing, and she continues to mentor people around the country. She also volunteers her considerable talents to help raise much-needed funds for battered-women's shelters, literacy and medical research.

She lives with her husband in Port Orchard, Washington. Their children are grown and she is a proud grandmother.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heart touching 17 April 2003
By Detra Fitch TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
Two events changed two families' lifelong friendship years ago. When Sandy MacDowell borrowed Mary Sutton's tea service, loaned it to someone, and it was then stolen, their families became enemies. Despite this, Noel MacDowell and Thomas Sutton managed to fall in love and plan to marry. However, a misunderstanding shattered this relationship and the two parted, not to see one another for ten years.
When Noelle comes home to be part of her sister's wedding, it is inevitable that Thomas is one of the first people she sees, and keeps on seeing. At first, both pretend that their love turned into hate, but before long, they realize it did not and try to be just friends, though secretly. Their mothers still hate each other; however, they are being forced to work together on their club's annual Christmas basket project.
In an effort to mend the feud, Thomas and Noelle begin a search for a duplicate tea service, and in the process find that friendship is not all they feel. As Christmas draws nearer, can two miracles occur and two sets of hearts be healed?
With trademark humor and warmth, Debbie Macomber spins a tale sure to touch your heart. Both storylines are endearing and captivating, as you can always expect with this writer. Her characters, as always, are easy to relate to, as if you already knew them, or someone just like them. This is perfect reading with a cup of warm cocoa, even in the deep south where it might be iced hot chocolate instead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An enchantig, romantic Christmas tale 7 Dec 2013
Format:Hardcover
A Silver tea set was what sparked a row between two friends that turned into a family feud between the MacDowell's and the Suttons. Mary Sutton lent Real Estate Agent, Sarah MacDowell, a family heirloom which once belonged to her grandmother--a silver tea set. Sarah had lent it to another Real Estate Agent whom Mary couldn't stand for her Open House. The tea set was stolen and Mary never forgave her friend for losing her beloved tea set. This sparked a grudge between the two friends that went on for years, affecting everyone in their households and the community at large.

Their children, Noelle MacDowell and Thom Sutton bore the brunt of that grudge. Both children fell secretly in love with each other since high school. They planned to confront their feuding mothers and announce their plan to elope.
Both mothers were dead set against the idea. Nineteen year old Noelle stood up to her mother, Sarah, and stormed out of the house to meet her beloved Thom at the pre-arranged meeting place, only to find out that Thom had stood her up.
Hurt, betrayed and writhing with anger, Noelle moved to Texas vowing never to return to Rose, Oregon again. She wanted to forget about Thom Sutton.

But when her sister, Kristen, announced she was getting married to Jonathon, she asked her sister, Noelle to come to Rose to discuss wedding plans. Adamant to return to the place where her heart was broken, Noelle felt trapped. She didn't want to return to Rose and come face-to-face with the man that broke her heart; but then again, how could she miss her chance to see her sisters. Boarding on a plane, she returned to Rose to face her past. Yet how could she forget what happened ten years ago when everyday would be a painful reminder every time she ran into Thom.
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  96 reviews
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful holiday indulgence 22 Nov 2002
By Sandi Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
As a relatively new reader of the romance genre, I was surprised by the great development of the characters in this book. Seeing good people at their worst was so much fun. It had great humor. I was cracking up through most of the book. This is NOT one of those sappy sweet sticky books. It is not the least bit smutty. I would be quite comfortable to let a young girl who likes romances read this. If you need a quick read to lift your holiday spirits, or to give you a holiday spirit any time that you need it, pick up this book. I will pick up more from this author. This would make a great chick film. (Sorry, not for they guys, not explosions, no nudity!)
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heart touching 17 April 2003
By Detra Fitch - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Two events changed two families' lifelong friendship years ago. When Sandy MacDowell borrowed Mary Sutton's tea service, loaned it to someone, and it was then stolen, their families became enemies. Despite this, Noel MacDowell and Thomas Sutton managed to fall in love and plan to marry. However, a misunderstanding shattered this relationship and the two parted, not to see one another for ten years.
When Noelle comes home to be part of her sister's wedding, it is inevitable that Thomas is one of the first people she sees, and keeps on seeing. At first, both pretend that their love turned into hate, but before long, they realize it did not and try to be just friends, though secretly. Their mothers still hate each other; however, they are being forced to work together on their club's annual Christmas basket project.
In an effort to mend the feud, Thomas and Noelle begin a search for a duplicate tea service, and in the process find that friendship is not all they feel. As Christmas draws nearer, can two miracles occur and two sets of hearts be healed?
... With trademark humor and warmth, Debbie Macomber spins a tale sure to touch your heart. Both storylines are endearing and captivating, as you can always expect with this writer. Her characters, as always, are easy to relate to, as if you already knew them, or someone just like them. This is perfect reading with a cup of warm cocoa, even in the deep south where it might be iced hot chocolate instead.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars These mothers are something else! 19 Nov 2002
By Book Lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Debbie Macomber is a romance author and that is just what I expected from this wonderful writer. I wasn't prepared for what I would call the "show stealing" characters of Sarah Mc Dowell (Noelle's mother)and Mary Sutton (Thom's mother). Although this book is about Noelle and Thom, their mothers antics make this a comedy about two women who have been feuding for 20 years about a stolen silver tea service that belonged to Mary. If anyone is looking for a quick read and a fun time, then read this book.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Christmas Basket 18 Dec 2003
By K. Morgan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The Christmas Basket is the story of Noelle McDowell. She is returning to her childhood home for the first time since her broken engagement to Thom Sutton. The two were going to sneak off to get married because of a feud that had driven apart the once close family. The marriage never happened though because of events that took place that long ago night. This causees Noelle to face going home with dread and trepidation. Hoping to avoid seeing Thom during her stay at her parents house, Noelle comes face to face with Thom on the plane home. Neither is happy to see each other as memeories of their past come back full force. Can they resolve their problems from the past and become friends this Christmas? Will their feuding mothers find peace with each other while filling Christmas baskets?
The Christmas basket is a short feel-good Christmas story. It is a quick read with plenty of laughs. The mothers and their antics to outperform each other are hilarious. They were more fun to read about than the two main characters. This story is very easy to read and can be read in an afternoon or evening.
Debbie Macomber is great at what she does. This is another good story with characters you can relate to and like. A book to get you in the Christmas mood.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A light-hearted treat for the holiday season...or anytime! 24 Oct 2004
By Molly - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
What a delightful story! The plot has been described beautifully already by Amazon and fellow reviewers, so I won't take the time mention characters or events. What I will say is that this story is full of reunited high school sweethearts, feuding mothers, fun family members, neighbors and, eventually, forgiveness, romance and a happy ending - Would you expect anything else from a Christmas story?!?

I highly recommend this book. This was my first experience with a Debbie Macomber book and I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style and the fact that she set the book in Oregon, my home state. It's a beautiful tale that you can read quickly and is guaranteed to leave you with a smile. :)
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