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Review | The Christmas Joy Ride

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When Christmas Joy hosted a giveaway on her blog her entrants had no idea what they were signing up for.

Neither did Miranda Fortner when she agrees to join Joy on her Christmas Joy Ride.

Joy and Miranda are on their way to spread Christmas cheer to Joy’s winners. The people that most need some Christmas cheer.

Hott Review:

Christmas Joy Ride is my new favorite Christmas book!

I think I loved Miranda most. She’s so destroyed over how her circumstances have changed she can barely function. She’s lost everything except Joy, and Joy is leaving too. Her pain and growth are so heart-wrenching and heat warming you’ll want to share Christmas Joy Ride with everyone, but won’t want to give your copy up for anything!


Author: Melody Carlson
Source: NetGalley
Publisher & Date: September 1st 2015 by Revell
Genre: Christian Christmas Fiction
ISBN: 0800719670 (ISBN13: 9780800719678)
Pages: 176
Grade: A+
Ages: 16+
Steam: Nada
Setting: Flagstaff, Arizona
This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 Just for Fun Reading Challenge, 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge, Reading Road Trip 2015 Challenge

Author Bio:

Melody CarlsonMelody Carlson has written around 200 books for teens, women and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her books range from serious issues like schizophrenia (Finding Alice) to lighter topics like house-flipping (A Mile in My Flip-Flops) but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, TrueColors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including the Rita and Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

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