Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

Miranda did not put adventure on her Christmas list, but thanks to her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy, that's exactly what she's getting this year. When Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive an old RV decked out in Christmas decorations from their Chicago neighborhood to her new retirement digs in Phoenix--in the dead of winter, no less--the much younger Miranda insists that Joy cannot make such a trip by herself. Besides, a crazy trip with Joy would be more interesting than another Christmas home alone. Unemployed and facing foreclosure, Miranda feels she has nothing to lose by packing a bag and heading off to Route 66. But Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas joyride--and a hidden problem that could derail the whole venture.

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than two hundred books with combined sales of more than six million. She is the author of the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, Christmas at Harrington's, and The Christmas Cat. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at

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My Thoughts
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love Christmas and this book was an awesome Christmas book. This story is fun and heartwarming. I got all warm and fuzzy while I was reading it. This is my second read by Melody Carlson and I have to say, I think she is one of my new favorite authors. Even in her larger novels, she is direct and to the point. She isn't overly wordy or drawn out.
This book begins with Joy an elderly widow, and her friend Miranda. Joy has decided she is taking a cross country road trip to help spread some "Christmas Joy." As you begin the adventure be prepared for fun and cheer. Perfect for the Christmas season.
I loved how this story flowed and how it kept my reading and wanting more all the way to the end. The whole time I was reading this book I kept thinking what a great Hallmark movie it would make. Fun and sweet this book is sure to please. A great read for a short trip or plane ride or even a lazy day curled up in your favorite chair.
I was blessed with a copy of this book by Revell in exchange for my review. A positive review was not required.

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1 comment:

  1. The Christmas Joy Ride looks like a good story. I look forward to reading this one. Adding it to my wish list right now. :-)


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