Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Christmas Joy Ride Book Review

I enjoyed The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson even more then I thought that I would.  I got it because it sounded interesting with a RV on the cover so that I could pass it on to my mother in law.  I knew that she would enjoy it because she has an RV.  I didn't even read it all of the description when I picked it out because the cover was so pretty that I couldn't pass it up!

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. Besides, a crazy trip with Joy would be more interesting than another Christmas home alone. Unemployed and facing foreclosure, Miranda feels she has nothing to lose by packing a bag and heading off to Route 66. But Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas joyride--and a hidden problem that could derail the whole venture.

This book had me into it as soon as I started it.  It took me a little bit to have the time to start it but when I did, I couldn't put it down.  I read long into the night missing another good night sleep but still feeling happy from the great characters and message.  Joy and Miranda were headed across the country and making many stops along the way to help others.  They were leaving the Christmas Spirit in their wake by making many others feel better.  In the process, they were also getting more out of it and getting more in the holiday spirit but Joy started to get very tired with all the traveling and excitement.  It was a great holiday story that got me in the mood for the holidays as well as interested in finding out what happens with the characters next.  I hope that you check this out at your local library or bookstore.  I know this will fill you with the Christmas spirit like it did me!!

**Please note that I got a copy of the book for my honest opinion and review.  All opinions expressed here are my own.  Review also posted on Amazon.

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