I have come to look forward each year to Melody Carlson’s annual short Christmas novel. I know I will open its pages to find a heart-warming story that is perfect for the holiday season and I know that within its pages I will also findĀ  encouragement and inspiration. “The Christmas Angel Project” thoroughly lived up to my expectations.

Several women meet together to discuss books each month but when their unofficial group leader dies unexpectedly, its members fully expect the group to fall apart without Abby. When each member receives a personalized handmade angel from Abby, they decide to honor her memory with one last special project. To their surprise their project knits their hearts together and has a far greater impact on their lives than they could have imagined.

“The Christmas Angel Project” is beautifully written with just the right characters and circumstances to touch the reader’s heart. I loved how each woman’s special project brought unexpected surprises and blessings to her and others. Another beautiful Christmas book from Melody Carlson that could be a great start for your own Christmas tradition!

A free copy of this book was provided for review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own..


Abby Wentworth is the glue that holds her book club together. So when she unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the rest of the women in the group are stunned, saddened, and sure that, without her, the group can’t continue.

They gather “one last time” to open gifts Abby left behind, little knowing how it will change each of their lives–forever.


Melody CarlsonMelody 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 from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington’s, which is being considered for a TV movie. She is also the author of many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, Double Take, the Life at Kingston High series, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. She is the winner of 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. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.

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