The Christmas Angle Project, by Melody Carlson, is a good book to read, share, and gift this season. Christmas books are always fun to read in the days leading up to the holiday. This story focuses on women- their troubles, journeys, and friendships. The character descriptions are superb. I love it when I can delve into a character's mind and feel for him/her. The troubles these women face are real and readers will definitely identify with them. Giving is what the true spirit of Christmas is all about and these women show that to one another and others. This is a quick read, too quick in fact. I would love to read more by this author in the future.
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.