Review: The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson

November 27, 2014

Title: The Christmas Cat
Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: Revell
Pages: 169
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1966-1
Publication Date: September 9th, 2014

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.

After years abroad, Garrison Brown finds himself at the home of his beloved grandmother who has just passed away. He must sort out her belongings, including six cats who need new homes. While he hopes to dispense with the task quickly--especially since he is severely allergic to cats--his grandmother's instructions don't allow for speed. She has left some challenging requirements for the future homes of her furry friends.

Can he match the cats with the perfect new owners? And is it possible that he might meet his own match along the way?
I'm a lover of both Christmas and cats, so this story seemed right up my alley. And this book became available just in time for the start of the holiday season.

I'm not much of a novella reader, but I will say I did enjoy this story. It was a quick playing story and it really highlighted all of the kitties and each of their unique traits. I love when authors are able to show how varying cats are. I have two myself and they are as different as night and day. I loved seeing how each of these kitties were just the perfect companion for that special person.

Garrison was a guy who meant well. He loved his grandma and cared for her, but his allergies kept him away. He was highly allergic to cats. When she passed away unexpectedly, he finds out many things he didn't know about his grandma and the discoveries take him down many roads.

This was a sweet, short story. If you love Christmas stories or animal stories, I think this is a book you would really enjoy.

Too Read
4 out of 5

About the Author:
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than six million. She is the author of several Christmas books, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington's, as well as The Christmas Pony and A Simple Christmas Wish. She received 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. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at

Thank you to the Revell Reads Blog Tour, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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