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
About this author
is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them
Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling
book, The Christmas Bus.
She also writes many teen books,
including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and
the Carter House Girls series.
Melody was nominated for a
Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for
her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding
Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and
her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon.
not a cat person, I am clearly a dog person. However the cat pictured on
the cover captivated me and I was thrilled to be able to read it for
Garrison's grandmother has passed away and he goes home
to settle her estate. This is not the "usual" probate, after his
grandfather died, and after he went abroad, his grandmother began
collecting cats. That may not be a problem for most, but Garrison is
allergic, and his grandmother has instructed that he find homes for
these cats, and his grandmother has left him a set of guidelines for
finding homes for said cats.
I loved this book from beginning to
end. Melody not only creates great characters, the cats are characters
too. I knew nothing about a Maine Coon Cat, which is the cat on the
cover, because of this book I learned about this beautiful cat.
is 41 days away, and I know for some reading Christmas books before
December seems way early. This would make a great Christmas gift for the
reader in your family.