Book Reviews

Book Review: The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson

1Five 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.

Fan favorite Melody Carlson is back with another touching Christmas story sure to grip readers’ hearts and perhaps inspire them to become Christmas Angels themselves.

Melody Carlson is a synonym for warm Christmas stories and The Christmas Angel Project was certainly one of them. The story starts off a little slow and more on the depressing side for what you might hope to find in a Christmas story, but once it started picking up, the mood in the story changed. The Christmas Angel Project is a novel with a much-needed message. I loved how Carlson weaved a common Christmas hardship that many of her readers will relate to and the uplifting solution in the lives of these four women. For those that are heartbroken during the holidays, The Christmas Angel Project will be an encouraging read full of ideas and wisdom wrapped up in an entertaining story.

Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving it 4 stars and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction, Christmas Fiction, or stories featuring loss.

~ I received a copy from Revell in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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