Monday, November 16, 2015

The Christmas Joy Ride

The Christmas Joy Ride
Melody Carlson
Joy, an 85-year-old widow, is selling her home and moving into an assisted living home near her sons. But before she does, she decides to have one last adventure in her motorhome. She has been writing a Christmas blog with the help of her neighbor, Miranda. She plans a contest. The winners of the contest will be along Route 66, a trip she'd wanted to take with her late husband. She'll do the trip in his memory and use her Christmas decorations to bring Christmas joy to the winners. She convinces Miranda to join her in hopes that Miranda will regain some of her own Christmas joy. Neither lady expects the trip to turn out quick like it did. 

This was a fun, quirky, entertaining story about the true meaning of Christmas. The ending was a little different than I'd anticipated, but I liked it. The author wrote in a light-hearted style, but wove messages of overcoming, faith, and joy into the story. It was the kind of story that captured my attention and left me pondering thoughts after I finished. It's a short story, but packed with feeling and soul.

I received this book free of charge from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.

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