CHRISTMASTIME 1939: Prequel to the Christmastime Series is the prequel to Linda Mahkovec’s “Christmastime Series.” It’s love stories set in New York City, during WWII. Characters face challenges and follow their dreams during this difficult time in history. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and find a warm fuzzy chair to settle in.
Set in Brooklyn, we meet the young widow Lillian Hapsey and her two sons, Tommy and Gabriel. Even though the Christmas season is just around the corner, Lillian has no Christmas spirit. Alone, unhappy with her job, and plagued by financial concerns, Christmas has become a burden to her.
Overshadowing everything is the war in Europe. Despite the setbacks, Lillian is determined to give her sons a happy Christmas. Can she rekindle her girlhood love for the holiday season? Rediscovering her touchstone just might be the key to unlocking the excitement and magic of Christmas.
I must admit while reading this novel, I saw the black and white movie playing in my head. Hopefully these stories will be produced in television form for our holiday enjoyment.