Description : In equal parts hilarious, poignant, suspenseful and thrilling, The Christmas Train by David Baldacci is a delightful journey filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief . . . 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. The Christmas Train Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starred Dermot Mulroney, Danny Glover, Joan Cusack and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
Description : An estranged father and daughter meet for the first time at Christmas in this touching holiday story that will tug at your heart, from USA TODAY bestselling author Rexanne Becnel. On the train to meet her father, young Anna Spano befriends Eva Stephens, an older woman who occasionally thinks she’s traveling to her home village in pre–World War II for the holidays. Recognizing Miss Eva’s disorientation as the same dementia her late grandmother experienced, Anna isn’t sure who is actually taking care of whom on the journey. At the far end of the journey, Tom Thurston is anxious about what to expect when his daughter arrives. So he’s doubly shocked when a teary old woman embraces him, convinced that he is her long-lost brother. At Anna’s insistence, he reluctantly agrees to bring the woman home with them and try to locate her family. And as Anna clings loyally to her new friend, and Tom struggles to be who Miss Eva needs him to be, both father and daughter begin to understand one another. And through Miss Eva, they learn the true meaning of family, and of love.
Description : Thomas S. Monson, the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shares the story of the Christmas train from his childhood.
Description : Living poor and growing up on the farm, I always dreamed of riding on the trains I would hear off in the distance. One magical Christmas, a grandmother I didn't even know, made that dream come true.
Description : Snowbound in a high mountain pass, the train is a deathtrap and passengers must choose life or death. Buck Henry has chosen life but is fighting against the odds. With leadership and resolve inherited from his famous father, Buck wages a desperate battle against time and the forces of nature. Meanwhile, back in New Haven, the Henry family unites to fight for their own.In this companion edition to the internationally acclaimed multi volume Henry Family Chronicles, compelling short stories bring readers deeper into the lives of the characters they love, and introduce them to new members of the family. Filled with unexpected treasures, The Christmas Train delivers five special adventures to warm your heart through page-turning action and moments of delight.Experience more of the gripping stories attracting so many fans to the world of the Henry family. See Otis again become "Bull" Henry, leader of men, find Skerby and Dooley sharing Christmas in a desolate mountain cabin, follow Tetch as he desperately seeks what was lost. All these plus more!
Description : A boy, an elf and a train. Sam Reynolds is in trouble. He's been placed in detention for fighting by the school principal and on restriction by his dad. The cause? A story. It was a story his grandfather told him of a trip he took by train when he was a boy. A trip to the great city of the north. The very north. And of a circular object he picked up in the snow dropped by a man he could see only from a distance. In the center of the object, written in large letters, were the initials SC. Santa Claus! It had to be. Sam has heard the story his whole life and has seen the proof. But he wants to know for himself, to prove that what he has believed since he could remember was the truth. One night he goes looking for the train. And the adventure begins. From the author of I Am Legion, Skyfallen, and The Doom Bearers.
Description : A tired Jake Sherman boards a train from New York City to his upstate home a few days before Christmas. As the train makes its way up the Hudson Valley during a blizzard, he meets Claire Delaney, who is escaping the city and its memories for the solitude of her country home. A Christmas Train Home is the story of love, hope and redemption. During this magical holiday season, Claire and Jake find in each other the Spirit of Christmas that resides in all of us.
Description : Preface I lived the life of a hobo for a few years. I believe I became pretty good at distinguishing the truth from a lie when I heard it. I heard this most amazing story from a homeless veteran from the Vietnam War. I befriended him in the summer of 1982 and together we traveled across the United States many times. I heard this story many times, but not once did his story ever differentiate from the first time he told it to me.
Description : Everyone at the orphanage, in a small town on the coast of northern California, is excited because they get to put the Christmas decorations up tomorrow. Little did they know the owner, Mr. Williams, has sold the orphanage. A group of five orphans wish to stay together. Will they be able to convince the owner not to sell. If not can they at least be sent to the same place. All of this happening right before Christmas. Will they even get to celebrate Christmas this year?