Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson (Review)

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (August 30, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800722698
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800722692

  • Five women from different walks of life have become close friends through their book club--enjoying one another's company even more than they enjoy the books. So when the leader of the book club unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the four remaining friends are stunned. They relied on Abby for inspiration and motivation. She was the glue that held them together, and they're sure that without her the group can't continue.

    When the group gathers "one last time" to open a bag Abby's husband gives them, they find Abby had made each of them an angel ornament for Christmas, crafted especially for each woman and accompanied by a sweet and personal note. Inspired by their beloved friend, together Cassidy, Louisa, Grace, and Belinda decide to commit themselves to becoming Christmas Angels to others in need. Each woman will use her life situation and talents to reach out and help others in her own unique way--little knowing that her own life and her relationships will be changed forever.

    My Review:

    This was a sweet, heart warming, touching, Christian fiction book. I enjoyed reading it. It appealed to me for several reasons. I love the plot premise. The author does a good job developing it and the characters. The main characters are five women who are from different walks of life who meet for a book club. In the beginning of the book the leader of the club, Abby, dies. She was the glue of the club so all the members thought it would fall apart. Not all of the members are close. She leaves behind a present for each lady left. It is an Angel ornament with a note from Abby. The ladies decide to use it as inspiration to do different projects.  It is a slower paced book but it did not bother me. All of their lives ended up changed for the better by the end of the book. Recommended.

    Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with combined sales of more than six million. She is the author of several Christmas books, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, Christmas at Harrington's, The Christmas Cat, and The Christmas Joy Ride. 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 at

    Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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