Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Christmas Cat

Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: Revell
September 2014
ISBN: 978-0800719661
Genre: Christmas story / contemporary

After years abroad, Garrison Brown returns home to Vancouver to build a new life. When his beloved grandmother passes away a few weeks before Christmas, Garrison goes to her house to sort out her belongings, including six cats who need new homes. While Garrison hopes to dispense with the task quickly, his grandmother's instructions don't allow for speed. She has left Garrison with some challenging requirements for the future homes of her furry friends--plus a sizeable monetary gift for the new owners. Garrison's job is to match the cats with the right owners without disclosing the surprise gift. Along the way, he may just meet someone who can make him stay.

Humorous and heartwarming, this latest Christmas story from bestselling author Melody Carlson is the perfect gift for pet lovers and anyone in whose heart Christmas holds a special place.

He 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.

THE CHRISTMAS CAT is a totally cute story – but one does have to suspend reality for it. I enjoyed getting to know Garrison and his inherited collection of cats… and wondered how he would end up placing adult cats within the strict requirements Grandma had dictated—and the lawyer enforced. If Garrison doesn’t do it Grandma’s way, he inherits nothing.

The cats all had personalities of their own, and requirements to what type of home they should go to. Children or not? Singles or not? Garrison had a lot of decisions to make, and suffering from allergies to cats and a phobia of them, he has a lot of uncomfortable moments, too.

THE CHRISTMAS CAT is a great Christmas book that will stay on your keeper shelf for years, and may become a holiday tradition. Available in ebook or hardcover. 176 pages. 

1 comment:

Judy said...

Great review Laura! I'm looking forward to reading this book!

Judy B