Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Book Review: "The Christmas Joy Ride" by Melody Carlson

Miranda Fortner is not feeling very into the Christmas spirit having lost her job and her husband and about to loose her house as well. When her 85 year old neighbor asks her to go on a cross country trek to spread Christmas Joy, she figures she doesn't have anything else better to do and this way she can make sure Joy gets their safely.

"The Christmas Joy Ride" was a very quick read that puts you in the mood for Christmas. As Joy and Miranda make stops along Route 66 delivering Christmas Joy surprises to 6 contest winners, Miranda finds her joy returning. I got teary eyed as they described the situations of the winners and why Joy wanted to help them out. The ending did seem a bit rushed, but with it being a novella, it isn't always possible to elaborate. In all, I thought it was a fun book.

"The Christmas Joy Ride" is available in hardcover:
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800719670
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800719678
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 5218 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (August 25, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 25, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

I received a free copy of this book by the publisher in order for me to review it. All thoughts and opinions are my own and a positive review was not required.

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