Friday, December 4, 2015

"The Christmas Joy Ride" by Melody Carlson

{{It’s December and that means Christmas book reviews here on BFCG! Unlike how we did last year with every review day being a Christmas book, this year just Monday & Friday will be reviews of Christmas books. Wednesdays will be reserved for new releases. :) A couple giveaways are also scheduled this month, so keep an eye out!}}

About this book:

  “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. Besides, a crazy trip with Joy would be more interesting than another Christmas home alone. Unemployed and facing foreclosure, Miranda feels she has nothing to lose by packing a bag and heading off to Route 66. But Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas joyride--and a hidden problem 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!”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Prayers (& many mentions of prayers); The Bible & Scriptures are mentioned; Talks about God & having faith; ‘H’s when referring to God are not capital; Mentions of nativity sets, baby Jesus & the true meaning of Christmas; All about Christmas!;
*Note: A mention of a lady who is anit-religion.  

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘oh my word’, a ‘what the heck’ and two ‘stupid’s; Mentions of curses (not written); A mention of a car crash (barely-above-not-detailed); A mention of an alcoholic; A couple mentions of drug addicts & prions; A couple mentions of rehab centers & addictions; A few mentions of divorce; Mentions of sewers, hookups & black water (barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- a forehead kiss & a not-detailed kiss; Miranda’s husband cheated & left her for another woman; A mention of another husband who left for a younger woman; Noticing & Attraction that could lead to love.

-Miranda Fortner, age 36
-Joy Jorgenson, age 85-86

                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        168 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens-

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating-

My goodness, this was a cute book! I don’t know what my favorite part was! I loved Joy, her giving heart and her desire to bless others for Christmas. The beginning to middle was so sweet and I had a feeling that the last half would have a bit of romance in it. “The Christmas Joy Ride” was such a fun plot and almost like a Hallmark Christmas movie—only better!

See y’all on Monday with a new Christmas review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Revell) for this review.

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