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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (238 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lori Copeland Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9780310772866
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Nativity, Missouri, is in trouble. When the small town is bypassed by the newly constructed highway, it loses its much-needed holiday traffic—threatening not only the town’s financial survival, but its very heart and soul. Outside consultant Jake Brisco threatens everything the community loves about Christmas with his budget-slashing solutions. Nothing is sacred—not even the traditional town Christmas tree. Long-time resident Roni Elliot knows some sacrifices have to be made, but can’t let go of the customs and traditions that have marked her holidays since childhood. The decorations and customary activities have always generated vitality and joy throughout the whole season in Nativity. Though their priorities and methods clash, Roni and Jake want the same thing—prosperity for the town. As the two get to know each other and become close, each begins to gain a new perspective on what the real wealth of Nativity—and the season—might be. The Christmas Lamp takes an honest look into the issues and concerns we all face and sheds light on the real origins of Christmas spirit.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mirah W | 2/19/2014

    " A holiday novella...it's sweet, but very predictable. This only took me a couple of hours to read so if you need something quick to read to get you in the spirit for the holidays, this might be just the thing for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Scriver | 2/12/2014

    " I love a good Christmas story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 1/28/2014

    " Cute little story about a town that loves Christmas but is going under financially. Grandson of leading citizen comes to town to put finances in order. Falls for Roni who works for the city. All ends well of course. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn O'Brien | 1/26/2014

    " I was really hoping this was going to be a good story, but it never came together. The author threw together characters that you didn't care about and would jump storylines. It had a charming concept but that was it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria Bernal | 1/25/2014

    " It was an ok Christmas novel about a town feeling the crush of the economy and having to cut back on their Christmas traditions. Free kindle book. Fast read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 1/15/2014

    " 2 to 2.5 stars, maybe "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki Tampos | 1/15/2014

    " Perfect for Christmas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 1/6/2014

    " I enjoyed this holiday story that centered on the festivities of a small town. The characters were very believable and enjoyable. I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys and easy read with a little romance thrown in . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 12/29/2013

    " This isn't the kind of book I'm going to remember for decades, but it was a good read to get into the spirit of Christmas. I enjoyed the small town setting and talk of small town politics. A bit of a romance and some religion too! A nice afternoon with a free book on my Kindle! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Stanford | 12/22/2013

    " This was a nice enjoyable book to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Stilwell | 11/25/2013

    " A sweet book that teaches us to remember that life is a miracle. Tradition shouldn't stand in the way of finding new ways to enjoy and value life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 11/18/2013

    " This is why I don't like short stories and novellas. Too short to have any real detail. Ehh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/15/2013

    " Two lamps from two different perspectives. Don't think that it will be Christmas without it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jody | 10/23/2013

    " The people and town of Nativity remind me of the Whos' in Whoville. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 9/9/2013

    " Light, fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 8/10/2013

    " Jake is brought in to help Nativity get it's budget back in order. By doing so he cuts a lot of Christmas themed things the town has been doing for years. Good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline Coleman | 7/8/2013

    " This was a really good story. It started slow but it picked up in the middle and went by quick. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 6/29/2013

    " Sweet, short romance novel... . I did not find this entirely gripping as the characters seemed somewhat less developed and the budding romance wasn't entirely believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Casey | 5/30/2013

    " A really cute and enjoyable Christmas read. Fans of the movie "Christmas Story" will especially appreciate the FRAGILE lamp. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianesugars | 2/6/2013

    " The Christmas Lamp was a very quick read, but it was a very cute story! Lori Copeland has a way of painting pictures in her stories and I felt like I was right there in Natvity Missouri all during the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 1/13/2013

    " What a nice short story. I've been struggling with Christmas spirit this year and it was nice to sit down and read a Christmas story in just a few hours that reminds you of the true meaning of Christmas "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerri | 7/18/2012

    " I'm a sucker for Christmas stories - this falls right into those sappy, feel good, can life really be that way, suspend some beliefs story. It is always good to get a reminder about what Christmas and the season should be about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) | 4/1/2012

    " I enjoyed this novella. It brings to mind our Christmas traditions, what we want to hold steadfast too, and what we are willing to change. There is also romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyleigh | 8/23/2011

    " Cute, light, predictable Christmas story. An easy holiday read from an author I like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathi Olsen | 5/31/2011

    " A fun, quick Christmas read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renee | 3/24/2011

    " A sappy,cute Christmas story but nothing that contains any true depth or great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathryn | 1/28/2011

    " this book is making me check my own christmas spirit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 1/10/2011

    " My last Christmas book for the season, not so great:( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jody | 5/18/2010

    " The people and town of Nativity remind me of the Whos' in Whoville. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn | 2/2/2010

    " I was really hoping this was going to be a good story, but it never came together. The author threw together characters that you didn't care about and would jump storylines. It had a charming concept but that was it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 1/4/2010

    " I enjoyed this holiday story that centered on the festivities of a small town. The characters were very believable and enjoyable. I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys and easy read with a little romance thrown in . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 12/19/2009

    " Jake is brought in to help Nativity get it's budget back in order. By doing so he cuts a lot of Christmas themed things the town has been doing for years. Good story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 12/13/2009

    " This is why I don't like short stories and novellas. Too short to have any real detail. Ehh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerri | 12/10/2009

    " I'm a sucker for Christmas stories - this falls right into those sappy, feel good, can life really be that way, suspend some beliefs story. It is always good to get a reminder about what Christmas and the season should be about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/7/2009

    " FREE Kindle Book....Fun Christmas Free Book "

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About the Author
Author Lori CopelandLori Copeland is a Zondervan bestselling author including titles Now and Always, Simple Gifts, Unwrapping Christmas, and Monday Morning Faith, which was a finalist for the 2007 Christy Awards. Lori was inducted into the Springfield Writers Hall of Fame in 2000 and lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband and family.
About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.