Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson (Review)

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 9, 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800719661

After years abroad, Garrison Brown returns home to Vancouver to build a new life. When his beloved grandmother passes away a few weeks before Christmas, Garrison goes to her house to sort out her belongings, including six cats who need new homes. While Garrison hopes to dispense with the task quickly, his grandmother's instructions don't allow for speed. She has left Garrison with some challenging requirements for the future homes of her furry friends--plus a sizable monetary gift for the new owners. Garrison's job is to match the cats with the right owners without disclosing the surprise gift. Along the way, he may just meet someone who can make him stay.

Humorous and heartwarming, this latest Christmas story from bestselling author Melody Carlson is the perfect gift for pet lovers and anyone in whose heart Christmas holds a special place.

My Review: 

I enjoyed reading this sweet contemporary Christmas novella. We have three cats at my house that are spoiled rotten so I was interested in this plot line. I was not disappointed. The book held my attention from beginning to end. The author did a good job on telling the story from Garrison, a male, point of view. The story centers on Garrison inheriting his grandmother's six cats. She left very specific instructions on how to find them new homes. At first he plans on just giving them away easy but as the book goes on he finds himself getting very attached to them. He follows his grandmother's wishes and made friends along the way. One of which might end up being the love of his life. This was a touching Christmas story. The ending was satisfying and fit the book. Recommended.

 Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington's, as well as The Christmas Pony and A Simple Christmas Wish. 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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