Trading Christmas: When Christmas Comes / The Forgetful Bride

Front Cover
HarperCollins Publishers, Dec 3, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
13 Reviews

Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy' - Candis

Emily Springer decides to leave Leavenworth, Washington, to spend Christmas with her daughter in Boston.

Charles Brewster, history professor, curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether. He figures a prison town should be quiet over the holidays—except he's thinking of the wrong Leavenworth! Charles and Emily arrange to swap houses for the holiday.

So Emily goes to Boston—and discovers her daughter has gone to Florida. And Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover that it's Santa's village! Meanwhile, Emily's friend Faith Kerrigan travels to Leavenworth to visit her and instead finds Charles the grinch.

Then Charles's brother, Ray, shows up in Boston to discover that he isn't there—but Emily is. Through all the mix-ups and misunderstandings, romance emerges in unexpected ways. Because everything changes at Christmas!

Originally published as When Christmas Comes. Also included is a bonus story, The Forgetful Bride!

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Trading Christmas

User Review  - morgan Kaeppel - Goodreads

very cute,short, Christmas read Read full review

Review: Trading Christmas

User Review  - Kimngan Tran - Goodreads

Trading christmas 4 The forgetful bride 3 Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

Debbie Macomber, with more than 100 million copies of her books sold worldwide, is one of today's most popular authors. The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Debbie is a regular resident on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times (70 times and counting), USA TODAY (currently 67 times) and Publishers Weekly (47 times). Visit her at

Bibliographic information