Sunday, January 10, 2016

Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

I sat down with this book and couldn't stop reading until I was finished! 

Joy, an 80 year old woman, is ready to take the trip of a lifetime in her old RV as she heads toward retirement.  Along the way Joy plans to share Christmas love and cheer to needy people along the way. Miranda, her neighbor,  is a perfect companion given her single statue, this trip really breathes new hope and joy for her. 

The RV is decorated for Christmas and the sight of it along the highway brings happiness to all who see it.  They go about the business of spreading Christmas gifts to families along the way to Albuquerque.  Joy begins to have heart pains, and then the journey takes an unexpected twist.

You'll have to read it to learn the rest.  The book is a perfect Christmas read.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh

This is the first novel I have read of Dan Walsh, but you can be sure I will be looking for others to read.  His Christmas story of an empty nester couple whose children, for all good reasons, decide not to come home for Christmas.  Judith is especially hard hit, but I love that she finds a way to enjoy the holiday season by making ornaments with area children.  This book is such a delight and with a message of Christmas that is selfless and timeless.

Friday, January 8, 2016

New Facebook Group!

I am wanting to form a new Facebook group for Christmas Bloggers, only.  The purpose of the group would be to help promote each other's blogs and Facebook pages.  If you are interested, please leave your name, Facebook page, and blog URL in the comment section.  Thank you!