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Review: A Christmas Ride

November 15, 2009

A Christmas Ride

Robert and Meg Warner were a pretty typical couple.  They stayed busy with their jobs so there wasn’t much time to spend with their children, Tim and Julie.  They made it a point to set aside the time to spend Christmas in Breckenridge, Colorado, but that didn’t always go well either.  It seems that the kids were always whining or Robert’s cell phone was ringing with a business call.

One year, Tim snuck away and took a horseback ride up a mountain.  What he saw there was so stunning, he decided he had to share it with Julie the next year.  When the two of them made the trip the next year, they were so amazed they knew they needed to  make more of an effort to get along and appreciate their family.  They vowed to show their parents the next year.  Things change, and by the next year, Julie and Tim found themselves struggling to save their family.

A Christmas Ride: The Miracle of Lights by Edie Hand with Jeffery Addison is a story of love, family and hope.  It will  make you reflect on what’s really important in your life.  This sweet novella is just the kind of story I like this time of year to put me in a holiday mood.  It left me with tears in my eyes and a smile in my heart.

I received this book at the SIBA Trade Show.   I am an Amazon Associate.
29 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2009 7:46 am

    I’m in the mood for some holiday reading myself…I’ll keep this in mind!

  2. November 15, 2009 7:54 am

    This sounds really good. My husband goes to Breckenridge every year, so it might be the perfect book for us!

  3. November 15, 2009 8:10 am

    See, I don’t know if I could name one Christmas-related book, but here you’ve read two! This one sounds like a heart-warming read. Something to pull us all down to the ground level and remind us what is important!

  4. November 15, 2009 8:53 am

    I usually don’t go for this type of book. I tend to be more of a “twisted Christmas” kind of girl–Holidays on Ice, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation–but now I’m curious what they find! I think I feel a new library list addition coming on. 🙂 Thanks for the rec.

  5. November 15, 2009 9:02 am

    I agree Kathy, there is something about this time of year that makes me turn towards these books as well. This one looks like a great read!

  6. November 15, 2009 11:50 am

    This does sound like a good holiday tale. I am glad you enjoyed it, Kathy. Thanks for sharing!

  7. November 15, 2009 1:24 pm

    This sounds like a cute holiday read! Thanks for sharing it!

  8. November 15, 2009 1:43 pm

    As you know I love Christmas books and this looks wonderful. Thanks Kathy!

  9. November 15, 2009 1:44 pm

    A Christmas Ride sounds like a great book to get you into the holiday spirit. Thanks for your short and sweet review.

  10. November 15, 2009 2:18 pm

    I will have to keep this in mind for my holiday reading too! Great review Kathy!

  11. November 15, 2009 2:59 pm

    I like these kind of stories at this time of year, too. Thanks for pointing this one out.

  12. November 15, 2009 4:45 pm

    I am always interested in holiday reading, so I will keep this one in mind!

  13. Bellezza permalink
    November 15, 2009 5:19 pm

    I love books that leave a smile in your heart, especially during this time of year! One of my bookish friends recommended The Christmas Box las year which was a lovely read. You’re doing well in your 2009 Holiday Challenge, and it isn’t even December yet!

  14. November 15, 2009 5:46 pm

    I just love books like this during the holiday season. I wasn’t familiar with this one! Thanks!

  15. November 15, 2009 6:55 pm

    I love it when tears and a smile go hand in hand..sounds delightful!!

  16. November 15, 2009 7:14 pm

    This sounds like a terrific “feel good” book. I enjoyed your review!

  17. November 15, 2009 7:30 pm

    This sounds like a good one to read with the holidays coming up! It’s nice to read these heartwarming stories this time of year.

  18. November 16, 2009 12:53 am

    Suffice to say I want to read this book. Thanks for the review, Kathy!

  19. November 16, 2009 6:40 am

    God! wow, Christmas books are the flavor of this blog 🙂 🙂

    It is so NICE and wonderful 🙂

    This one sounds like something I will definitely like.

  20. November 16, 2009 10:29 am

    I’ve been feeling like reading some holiday stuff already too. This book sounds really good. Thanks for the review!

  21. stacybuckeye permalink
    November 16, 2009 11:45 am

    This sounds sweet.

  22. November 16, 2009 12:10 pm

    Have you read Edie’s true life story, “The Last Christmas Ride”? It showcases one of the greatest gifts a sister could ever give her brother. It also highlights the intimate details of her life, her family and the trials and tribulations that made her the woman she is today. It will tug at your heart strings!

  23. November 16, 2009 12:22 pm

    Your review has the quality of a mystery. I have to know what the kids found on that mountain and what’s going on with the family. It’s going on the list.

  24. November 16, 2009 1:00 pm

    I’m looking for some holiday reading–this one looks good!

  25. November 16, 2009 2:49 pm

    I thought I had found all the Christmas books this year, but I missed this one. Thanks for the review. I’ll track this one down.

  26. November 16, 2009 3:50 pm

    I hadn’t yet heard of this book, but I have been looking for a good holiday read for this year. I really liked your review and will be taking a closer look at the book. Thanks!

  27. November 17, 2009 11:42 pm

    The holiday stories are being reviewed earlier and earlier this year lol. Glad you enjoyed this!

  28. Barbara S. permalink
    November 23, 2009 12:39 am

    What a beautiful book! I should find it and share it with my family. Thanks for sharing your review of it and bringing it to my attention.

  29. justicejenniferreads permalink
    November 26, 2009 10:00 pm

    I must admit, I used to hate Christmas. But in recent years, I’ve grown to love the Christmas season because I’ve discovered that Christmas is all about family, love, and celebrating what you are lucky enough to have. This sounds like a lovely novella and I hope I’ll be able to get my hands on it this Holiday season.

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