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The Christmas train by David Baldacci
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The Christmas train (edition 2002)

by David Baldacci

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Title:The Christmas train
Authors:David Baldacci
Info:New York : Warner Books, 2004, c2002.
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The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

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    Skipping Christmas by John Grisham (MikeBriggs)
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    The Edge by Dick Francis (SylviaC)
    SylviaC: Trans-continental train journeys full of railway atmosphere. The Edge has more suspense, while The Christmas Train is light and cheerful.
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For readers who appreciate Hallmark holiday movies, you might enjoy this book more than I did. The writing was okay but the story was also predictable, without much depth to it. At least I learned a few factoids about train travel in the US. ( )
  This-n-That | Dec 17, 2018 |
Journalist Tom is forced to travel by train to the west coast, a cute love story and a detective drama ensues. Makes you wonder if Baldacci had a similar experience? I was expecting heart warming and not the crime drama....yep, it was both. And, they all lived happily ever after, except the criminal, I guess? ( )
  buffalogr | Dec 6, 2018 |
Banned from flying due to an unfortunate incident, journalist Tom is forced to travel by train to the west coast. Not a fan of train travel, he decides to make the most of the situation and write about his trip, meeting people and taking down their stories. It becomes really interesting when he discovers his former girlfriend, the one who got way, onboard. Much happens in this delightful Christmas tale dosed with romance, intrigue, crime, natural disaster, and subterfuge. Maybe it is a bit contrived, but that just makes it an exciting yet happy Christmas tale. ( )
  Maydacat | Dec 2, 2018 |
Great book. Loved it. ( )
  deb115 | Apr 26, 2018 |
A warm read for the holidays. ( )
  godmotherx5 | Apr 5, 2018 |
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This novel is dedicated to everyone who loves trains and holidays.
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Tom Langdon was a journalist, a globetrotting one, because it was in his blood to roam widely.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446615757, Mass Market Paperback)

This edition of the "New York Times" bestseller--a heartwarming tale of humor, romance, and mystery by the bestselling author of "Split Second"--includes the brand-new short story, "Waiting for Santa." "Baldacci whips up a pleasant holiday confection."--"People."

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Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool. Now, he must take the train if he has any chance of arriving in Los Angeles in time for Christmas with his girlfriend. To finance the trip, he sells a story about a train ride taken during the Christmas season.… (more)

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