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The Joy of Christmas: A 3-in-1 Collection

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Melody Carlson is a much-loved author of Christmas stories. This volume brings together 'An Irish Christmas', 'All I Have to Give' and 'The Christmas Dog'.
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Lynda
Nov 12, 2015 Lynda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas, animal, novella
The three novellas are:

- An Irish Christmas
- All I Have To Give
- The Christmas Dog

I was quite disappointed in "The Christmas Dog" as it had such a great concept but I soon wanted to have a nerf bat and whap some people -- just about all the main characters. About 1/3 of the way through I realized I had read this novella some time in the past. And sadly I can't raise this one above 2 stars.


Rebecca
Dec 30, 2014 Rebecca rated it really liked it
I enjoyed The Christmas Dog and All I Have to Give. I did not care for An Irish Christmas. The Christmas Dog was my favorite. I liked the characters in the book and was glad that the ending was not predictable.
Mo
I only read the first novella in this collection, and I thoroughly disliked it. The young man Jamie is a lying, self-centered, deceptive, selfish, obnoxious pain in the *** know it all. He basically is either lying to his mother, or ditching her to pursue his own interests.

This story really had nothing to do with Christmas, other than the fact that the two main characters went to a Christmas Eve party. Oh, and Colleen was surprised when her son Jamie gets her a Christmas gift. Really, she was SU
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Vicki
Dec 14, 2015 Vicki rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Three good Christmas stories.
Wendy
Dec 19, 2011 Wendy rated it did not like it
A little too earnest for me- I like my Christmas books decidedly cheesier!
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Shelves: fiction
Includes: An Irish Christmas/All I Have to Give/The Christmas Dog
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Melody Carlson 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 inspi
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