Friday, October 7, 2016

The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson—that's all I needed to see in the email offering me this book for review. A Christmas book by Carlson—that's even better! The Christmas Angel Project is the latest in her collection of Christmas books. I've read Christmas at Harrington's, The Christmas Shoppe, and The Christmas Joy Ride. 

Who wouldn't love a small group of friends to meet with every week for a couple hours to support each other, encourage one another, and discuss a good book?
Abby Wentworth is the heart of this group. She leads it and has a personal, encouraging relationship with each member.Her unexpected death left the ladies in the group shocked, mourning, and aching for her influence in their lives. There was no sense in continuing the group—but maybe one last time they should meet to open the Christmas gifts Abby left for them—finished just hours before her death. The gifts not only comfort and encourage the ladies, they spark an idea that will change their lives. Each sets out on her own to accomplish her personal Angel Project with unexpected results.

We follow each lady as she implements her own idea for being a Christmas angel using her own unique gifts and resources—a good idea for us as well. These four ladies are very different and a little wary of each other without Abby's presence. The development of the relationships makes this a pleasure to read.

This is a terrific holiday read. It could only have been improved by three things—a Christmas tree to sit by, instrumental Christmas music playing softly, and a cup of eggnog. This, as well as any other of Carlson's Christmas books, is a must read this holiday season. It's light, quick moving, and has convenient sections within the chapters that make it easy to snatch a few minutes to read here and there. Y'all know how I love that! 

I hope you haven't tired of my Christmas posts. Christmas starts in September for reviewers. But truth be told—I love Christmas books any time of year. The season adds a magical touch to the setting. Now, you can take a look at this excerpt and see what you think. 

Thank you Revell Reads for this complimentary review copy.

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 BusThe Christmas Dog, and Christmas...
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  1. Sounds good! I didn't get the offer. Insert pout!
    Great post! It's never too early to think about Christmas.
    Except when it's time for the Fall Party. Got any Fall posts to link up!
    Happy Fall and Merry Christmas.

  2. Sounds like a neat read. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Christmas, really?! Seems a bit early. Haha! I guess some do get a head start, but I'm enjoying the light Fall weather we are having now.
    Enjoy your week Laura!
    Hugs, Amy

    1. Just 10 weeks! The leaves are just beginning to turn here in Missouri. Have a wonderful week!

  4. I have enjoyed many of her books, I will have to look for this one!

    1. Do you have a favorite Annie? I really liked The Christmas Bus.


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