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Book Review: The Christmas Joy Ride

51qFJxKCfzL__SX321_BO1,204,203,200_The Christmas Joy Ride

Author: Melody Carlson

Paperback: 176 Pages

Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2015)


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.

Meet the Author:

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than two hundred books, including the Dating Games series, the Life at Kingston High series, Double Take, A Simple Song, and My Amish Boyfriend. She has received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.

Visit her website here!

My Review:

The cover of this book was enough to tease me into loving this book! Melody Carlson never disappoints me with anything she writes. I bet her shopping lists would be interesting to read. She has such a way of writing that just makes you want to crawl into the book. Once you open this book beware that you will not be able to put it down until you finish. The chapters are short so it makes for a pleasant way to spend your free time. This book really makes you think how wonderful the world would be if there was more people like Joy, ready to give instead of receive. All Joy wants to do is share some love and Christmas cheer. Miranda is a perfect companion given her many losses, this trip breathes new hope and joy into her. It is a Holiday MUST read!


I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Happy Reading!


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