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The Christmas Joy Ride & The Christmas Angel Project

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The Christmas Joy Ride & The Christmas Angel Project
Bestselling Christian author Melody Carlson prepares you for a heartwarming holiday in these captivating Christmas novels!

The Christmas Joy Ride, eighty-five-year-old Joy shares her somewhat wacky plan, to spread Christmas joy across the country in an old RV decked out in Christmas lights. She plans to drive over a thousand miles to Phoenix, to live nearer to her sons and grandchildren. Her neighbor, Miranda is insistent that Joy can’t make the trip alone, and offers to join her. Unemployed, and facing foreclosure, Miranda feels she has little to lose by going on this Route 66 adventure, and it’s a welcome distraction. Almost immediately, the women discover that the promise and hope of the season is real!

In The Christmas Angel Project you’ll meet longtime friends who cherish each other and their weekly bookclub meetings. When their dear friend and bookclub leader, Abby, passes away from a sudden illness right before Christmas, they are in shock. Their sadness is so overwhelming that it seems Christmas will never be the same—that is until a special miracle starts to unfold.

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Can you imagine taking off on a road trip in a rickety, decked-out RV to deliver Christmas cheer to strangers all the way from Chicago to Phoenix? 

That's exactly what joy decided to do in The Christmas Joy Ride, at the age of 85 years young! Joy is downsizing her home and dividing up her enormous collection of Christmas decorations amassed over the decades. Among her many hobbies, she hosts a popular Christmas website, and recently ran a contest to find families along her route who could benefit from a dose of Christmas goodness and a batch of her famous Christmas cookies.

After all the baking, and packing, and deciding who to surprise with a special gift and a message of God’s love—she’s ready.
When her neighbor Miranda hears of her plans, at first she tries to stop her. However, once exposed to Joy’s infectious Christmas spirit, Miranda can’t resist her invitation, and decides to join her. Miranda is still recovering from a difficult divorce, and is about to lose her home, so she feels she has nothing to lose and thinks this trip might be God’s way of giving her a fresh start.

Of course as soon as the ladies hit the road, challenges arise. But with strong faith, a lot of prayer, and a good sense of humor, their journey brings blessings to many, and to themselves. It’s the ride of a lifetime! So hop aboard their merry Christmas cruiser and take an adventure that will bless your heart with holiday cheer.


The Christmas Angel Project is a story that reminds us that God’s love and mercy will guide us through anything.

You’ll meet longtime friends Belinda, Grace, Louisa, and Cassidy, who cherish each other and their weekly bookclub meetings. When their dear friend and bookclub leader, Abby, passes away from a sudden illness right before Christmas, they are in shock. Their sadness is so overwhelming that it seems Christmas will never be the same—that is until a special miracle starts to unfold.

When the women gather to honor their friend, they discover she had previously prepared Christmas gifts for each of them—a handmade angel ornament and precious heartfelt note. It is almost as if Abby knew she would be going to heaven, and wanted each to know how much they meant to her. Her final gifts fill them with a conviction to carry on Abby’s mission to help others by being Christmas angels. As they find creative ways to bring Christmas joy to people in need, each discovers love and hope are the best Christmas gifts of all.

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Book Details

The Christmas Angel Project; hardcover, 186 pages


5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

The Christmas Joy Ride; hardcover, 166 pages


5 1/2" x 8 1/2"