The Christmas Club book by Barbara Hinske

Last month I wrote about actual Christmas club bank accounts. Around that time I read this book, The Christmas Club by Barbara Hinske (affiliate link). The book cover advertises that it was also made into a Hallmark movie.

This is a very pleasant read that takes place in 1952, when Christmas club accounts were more common. An elderly woman withdraws her Christmas club savings in five dollar bills, and then proceeds to have an accident just outside of the bank and all of her five dollar bills blow away. The story then follows the paths of those bills and how they touch the lives of the people who find them. One of these sub-plots does involve a Christmas romance, but it’s just a minor plot.

I have not seen the Hallmark movie. I understand that Hallmark set the story in modern times and amped up the romance story. Unfortunately the movie doesn’t appear to be currently streaming, but maybe Hallmark will add it back to their streaming service later this year. I am very curious to see how it compares to the book.

I definitely recommend this book. This is a short read that is available in paperback, as an e-book for $2.99, or free if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription. Check it out and let me know what you thought!

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