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.