Friday, September 30, 2016

"The Christmas Angel Project" by Melody Carlson

My review...

Abby, Belinda, Louisa, Grace, and Cassidy have been “book group” friends for some time. Their lives change drastically when Abby, the leader of their group, dies unexpectedly. The ladies try to deal in their own way, as well as encourage each other, but it’s difficult without their “rock.” The women decide to meet one final time to open the gifts Abby left for them. They are surprised to learn that Abby viewed each of them as her angels, and this was signified by personalized angels, with a message, that she made for them. It was almost as if Abby knew she would be leaving. Belinda, Louisa, Grace, and Cassidy decide to become Christmas Angels, in hopes of helping others in need and blessing them like Abby blessed the group. Along the way, they will discover a new purpose for their own lives.

This is a highly emotional, inspirational, and sweet holiday book which may encourage the reader to look at how they can help others. While it is not overly Christian in nature, it is certainly a hope-filled tale, which is exactly what Carlson’s fans have come to expect from her stories. Her characters demonstrate how by helping others, we can help ourselves.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy as part of the Revell Readers blogger program in exchange for an honest review.

Amazon link for purchase...

About Melody...

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That's a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a "storyteller." Her novels range from serious issues like schizophrenia (Finding Alice) to lighter topics like house-flipping (A Mile in my Flip-Flops), but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors, etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She's won a number of awards (including Romantic Times' Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog. To find out more about Melody Carlson visit her website at

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