Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson

  • File Size: 4102 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0800719662
  • Publisher: Revell (September 2, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KDN87XG

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.

My take on this book:
Reading The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson is the purfect way to spend an afternoon. I found myself drawn to this story because of the beautiful cat on the cover but it was the heartwarming story inside that kept me glued to the pages to see how Garrison's story would work out and whether he would keep Harry! 

Garrison Brown loves his grandmother, but always put off visiting her because of her cats, thing is he is allergic, but when he gets a call from her lawyer telling him that she has passed away he feels regret. When he learns that she has six cats and has left implicit instructions on rehoming them Garrison is certain that he will never find homes for the cats that will meet the stipulations of his grandmother's wishes. Thing is as he spends time in his grandmother's home getting it ready to sale, and finding homes for the various cats, he finds himself drawn to one of the cats, but he can't keep a cat after all he is allergic, and he has a life and a new job waiting back in Vancouver. He wonders though if Vancouver is really where he wants to be?

Garrison Brown's story certainly was one that was easy to relate too. He sort of felt out of place,not sure where he belonged. His regret of not visiting his grandmother was certainly understandable, but I also understood why he didn't visit more often. It was interesting to see how his story progressed, not only with the cats, but the ideas of what he might be able to accomplish. I couldn't help but wonder if he would stay or go, but the one thing I had to know was what would happen to Harry. There were a few twists that had me wondering how the ending would turn out. It was so easy to imagine each cat as Ms. Carlson described them, they had distinct personalities. I loved how they found the people they were intended for. Cat lovers are sure to enjoy The Christmas Cat, but honestly anyone looking for an inspiring tale that will put them in the Christmas mood will want to read it as well! 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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