Perfect for readers who want a heartwarming and hopeful Christmas story
Five 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.
From the Back Cover
The only sound in the room was the rustling of tissue paper being peeled away, followed by some oohs and aahs.
Belinda peered down at the delicate angel ornament in her hand. Made with satin and lace and glitter and ribbons, the small figure was lovely. But it was the hand-painted face on a large wooden bead that captivated Belinda. From the caramel-colored skin to the wavy dark hair and chocolate-brown eyes, this angel was clearly meant to resemble Belinda. She felt the familiar lump growing in her throat as she stared down at the dainty angel. Every detail was perfect.
Belinda looked up to see the others holding similar–yet different–angels. Each one resembled the woman holding it. Abby had obviously put a lot of time and thought into these gifts.
“To write that letter–telling us thanks like that,” Grace said with surprising intensity. “And to make these angels so that we’d remember her. And calling us her angels . . . doesn’t it seem strangely coincidental? Like she had some kind of premonition?”
“It does to me,” Louisa declared.
About the Author
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with combined sales of more than six million. She is the author of several Christmas books, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, Christmas at Harrington’s, The Christmas Cat, and The Christmas Joy Ride. 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 http://www.melodycarlson.com.
Christmas is such a joyful holiday for most. But for these four friends, they have just lost someone special to them. Their best friend, Abby. Abby was the leader of their book club. She was wise, sincere, kind, thoughtful, and the best friend anyone could ask for. She had overcome cancer, only to be taken right after thanksgiving from a brain aneurysm. Abby’s friends, and the community was devastated from her death. Shortly after her death, Abby’s husband found a bag of gifts Abby had made for each friend to give to them at their next meeting. The girls met, opened their gifts, and it was angel ornaments. One made specially and uniquely for each girl, along with a special heartfelt note. This gift inspired each girl in the group to be an “Angel”, like Abby was. Each thought of ways they could be angels during the Christmas holiday, to bring joy to others.
The Christmas Angel Project, was a very good book. Honestly, it started out a little slow, but it definitely got better. The book is an easy read, and it’s not very long. The characters and the plot are wonderfully explained and very well written. Also, there is a great message we could all take away from the book. Especially with the Christmas season quickly approaching. And even all year! Treat others with kindness. You never know who you are touching and the impact you are having on their life for the better. Do it all for the glory of God, to show His love and mercy.
The Christmas Angel Project was a good book. I do recommend this easy, and inspiring read. I give this book a 4/5 stars.
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Disclaimer: I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are honest, and my own.