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!
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS
This is one of the sweetest reads, and not only for Christmas, this can be read any time. And I love the cover, it makes a beautiful conversation book for your coffee table. I can just imagine Joy and Miranda riding in that old RV, all decorated for Christmas, across the country! I would have loved being with these two. The two had a fun time playing Santa and dropping off gifts to people on the way. And the bitter sweet ending is just wonderful. Joy was such a special person and neighbor, one we all want to be like, and live close too. This book sure made me want to be a better neighbor and help those in need more. I highly recommend this Melody Carlson special story.
I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
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 Bus, The Christmas Dog, Christmas at Harrington’s, and The Christmas Cat. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at http://www.melodycarlson.com.