Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson

OverviewHe felt his face flushing as Cara opened the door. Wearing a garnet-colored knit dress and with her dark hair pinned up, she looked even prettier than he remembered. Suddenly he wished he'd thought to bring a hostess gift. Like a cat.

After years abroad, Garrison Brown finds himself at the home of his beloved grandmother who has just passed away. He must sort out her belongings, including six cats who need new homes. While he hopes to dispense with the task quickly--especially since he is severely allergic to cats--his grandmother's instructions don't allow for speed. She has left some challenging requirements for the future homes of her furry friends.

Can he match the cats with the perfect new owners? And is it possible that he might meet his own match along the way?

ISBN-13: 9780800719661
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/9/2014
Pages: 176
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My Review: I can now say that I have successfully kicked off the Christmas season by reading my first Christmas novella! Melody Carlson's book is a light-hearted, easy read. Though at times I found Garrison's behavior frustrating, it was interesting to read a book entirely from the male perspective, and I think Carlson pulled it off nicely. The story itself is sweet. It made me want to get a cat to cuddle with (though, I don't think my husband would care to much for that!). The romantic aspect of the story was my least favorite part. It felt rushed to me. Overall, though, I still enjoyed this story and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quick Christmas novella that will warm your heart and make you want to cuddle a kitty!

*I received this book from the publisher through the Revell Reads blogging program in exchange for my honest review.*

About the Author: Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington's, as well as The Christmas Pony and A Simple Christmas Wish. 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

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