The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson

The Synopsis:

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.

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


The Christmas Cat is a light and fluffy read!

This novella has barley over 200 pages but a very well-written storyline and perfect pace. The characters are believable in their speech and actions however there is that dramatized element of romance to make it fiction. Garrison was charming in many ways and his [unwanted] cat companions added a decent amount of humor to the book.

Christmas is in the air; romance is in the air; and cats with a small amount of mystery make this novella perfect for a holiday read or even a Christmas gift. The only thing that might turn readers away would be that some scenes are rather “cheesy”. However, if you’re a fan of Hallmark movies, you will be very pleased with this book!

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Rayleigh GrayRayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.

Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.

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