Monday, November 30, 2015

The Christmas Joy Ride - by Melody Carlson

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About the book:

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. Unemployed and facing foreclosure, Miranda feels she has nothing to lose by packing a bag and heading off with Joy toward Route 66. But Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas joyride--one that could derail the whole venture.

No one captures the heartwarming fun of the Christmas season quite like Melody Carlson. Fasten your seat belt, because it's going to be an exciting ride!

My review:

This was such a fun, joy-filled story!  I loved the idea of an RV decorated for Christmas and I think it would be a lot of fun going on a road trip and spreading Christmas cheer.  Miranda and Joy were wonderful ladies, with Joy being such an encourager to Miranda and the people she wanted to help.  I really felt for Miranda and the hard time she was going through.  It would have been so easy to just throw a pity party, but she resolved to help Joy and really enjoyed herself.  They both seemed to have a strong faith, Joy especially.  There were some touching scenes as the people they helped were so appreciative.  There was a hint of romance and the enthusiasm of a child at Christmas made me smile.  They had some difficult times, but they persevered!  I highly recommend this Christmas story that really gets you in the spirit of the season!

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

 The Author

  1. Melody Carlson

    Melody Carlson

    Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas...

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