Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

Thank you Revell for this review copy.
Just one look at the cover and I knew that this was going to be another light hearted Christmas read from Melody Carlson. I just feel relaxed when I read her books. Mind you, I've only read a couple, The Christmas Bus and Christmas at Harringtons. I don't know about her other books, but she has a way of setting a scene that can just make me want to crawl into the book. Her style of writing is so easy to read that I could forget my surroundings and see it all in my movie projector imagination. While the very end was rather predictable, it was so wonderfully described, I didn't mind.  It was just the kind of just for a fun break book a woman needs at Christmas time.

I tucked this book in my handbag and read it while on vacation at my friend Laura's house. When I had a few down moments, I would just pull it out and read a few pages. The chapters were short, so this was easy. It was a pleasant way to spend my free time. Well done Melody Carlson!

Now, take a look at this description from the publisher.

The Christmas Joy Ride
by Melody Carlson
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.

No one captures the heartwarming fun of the Christmas season quite like Melody Carlson. Fasten your seat belt, because it's going to be an exciting ride!

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than two hundred books with combined sales of more than six million. She is the author of the bestselling The Christmas BusThe Christmas DogChristmas at Harrington's, and The Christmas Cat.

I'm not an affiliate for Amazon, but they have a Look Inside feature for this book if you'd like to see her writing style.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Revell Reads.



  1. I haven't read any of her books, but I think I will give her a try. This book sounds right up my alley. Thank you!

  2. How fun is this! I've been looking forward to some good reads. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I will have to check our library to see if they have this book. I loved Melody Carlson's books as a teenager. I read all of her Diary of a Teenage Girl books. But I think my favorite of all was Armando's Treasure.

  4. I hope you enjoy The Christmas Joy Ride Kelsie.


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