The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

The Christmas Joy RideThe Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Miranda has been down on her luck, without a job, gone through a divorce and looking at possible foreclosure. When her 85 year old neighbor Joy tells Miranda of her plans to drive herself from Chicago to Phoenix right before Christmas in her old RV along Route 66, Miranda reluctantly agrees to accompany her on the journey.

Joy has a website up to give helpful hints/tips all about Christmas and refers to herself as Christmas Joy. She has run a contest on the site to help spread Christmas cheer to a few deserving winners. Miranda and Joy decorate the RV and head out on the road to visit with the winners and try to make it to Phoenix where Joy will be moving with her sons.

A lovely story of the two ladies bonding and spreading Christmas cheer across the nation. The winners they visited did all seem to need the stop from the ladies to brighten their holidays. Enjoyed the interaction between the two and the way Miranda truly cared about Joy. Joy certainly had a mind of her own and a whole lot of determination to make the journey to see a little brightness given to the families that needed it for the holiday season.

If it weren’t for a bit of predictability with the story and the ending seeming a bit rushed with it being short this would have been easily a 5 star book. Still very enjoyable, quick read overall and would recommend it.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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