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11.26.2015

The Christmas Joy Ride ~ Review

The Christmas Joy Ride
by Melody Carlson

Christmas stories from Melody Carlson have become a Christmas standard.  Each of her Christmas stories is a unique experience. Are you ready for the newest Christmas experience from Melody?Get ready for to meet Christmas this year from an RV!

A move that is going to be done in unique style taking Route 66 from Chicago to Phoenix via RV.  Joy has finally agreed to leave her home and join her sons and their families in Arizona.   But she's going to do it her way and spread some Christmas Joy along the way.  Joining Joy is her neighbor Miranda who is going through difficulties in her own life.

This is one Christmas that will never be forgotten.  Joy is a special person who is determined to help those who need a little extra holiday joy added to their lives.  We could benefit from more Joys in the world.

This is a lovely little book that is under 200 pages - perfect for a little holiday down time.  Curl up with your favorite coffee, tea, or cocoa and a Christmas cookie or two for several hours of reading.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review.


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. 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 atwww.melodycarlson.com.