Friday, November 13, 2015

Review: The Christmas Joy Ride by:Melody Carlson

The Christmas Joy Ride
About the Book:
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.

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 Review:
 Miranda’s Christmas isn’t going as planned. Instead of a nice Christmas at home with a cozy fire, hot chocolate, and all the Christmas trimmings, she is facing the cold, rough feeling of foreclosure and no one to run to. And if that wasn’t bad enough her dear neighbor of whom she loves is moving away from their Chicago neighborhood.

Joy is taking moving to Phoenix by charge. Instead of leaving all hum-drum and boring she’s leaving in an RV covered with Christmas decorations. Due to a contest on her blog, Joy is planned to make several stops along the way, bringing Christmas cheer with her. But a trip from Chicago to Phoenix, isn’t going to be easy on old Joy, no she’s going to need a little help along the way. And that’s where Miranda comes in.

Miranda and Joy have little mishaps along the way but together they learn what Christmas is all about. And little does Miranda know, that Joy has something up her sleeve.

The Christmas Joy Ride is a beautiful Christmas story, just in time for the holidays. I love Melody Carlson’s books and this one will definitely be add to my stack of favorites. If you are looking for a wonderful Christmas book, this is the one you’ve been waiting for.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.