Facing a personal airline travel ban but needing to get to from DC to LA, journalist Tom Langdon had to formulate a plan. He decided to go by train and to turn that adventure into a story.
The pace moves along nicely in this not-too-long modern-day Christmas book. It has a bit of everything; some romance, some adventure, and a nasty winter storm.
I read it in December of 2004. I rated it 4.5 * at the time I finished it. I might read it again next year.