Ready for A Christmas Joy Ride?

Ready to go on a road trip? "Where," you asked? To spread some Christmas joy!

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Title:  Christmas Joy Ride
Author:  Melody Carlson 
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: September 1, 2015



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!

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Adorable, sweet and full of joy! As I was reading this story, a smile was nearly plastered on my face the whole time. I mean, there are moments of course that are sentimental, but once I think of the goal of Joy and how wonderful it is to bring her namesake to those not feeling it at all. Now, truthfully, who doesn't love a nice cross country trip, especially along the scenic Route 66?  Imagine as you're driving or standing in the streets outside a shop, and then in a distance you see a blob of shiny lights heading your way.  As it gets closer, you see it's a fully decked out RV that looks like a moving Christmas tree. What do you think? You just can't help but smile or even chuckle. There may be other reasons besides happy when you were laughing, but once you hear that this RV is to bring you joy, your heart will beat more warmly.  This story is aptly named. It truly is a Christmas Joy Ride. When will you start your own joyride? 

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell for an honest review. 


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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.  She is the winner of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series andFinding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.

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