If you enjoy reading sweet Christmas stories this time of year, I recommend The Christmas Cat—even if you don’t like cats—because it isn’t really about the cat.
Actually, there are six cats in the story. They belonged to Garrison Brown’s grandmother. But now that she has passed away, Garrison must find homes for them all, and he can’t just give them away to anyone. Garrison’s grandmother’s will has him placing these cats as carefully as children up for adoption.
Unfortunately for Garrison, he’s allergic to cats and, perhaps, afraid of them, too. Thankfully for Garrison, his grandmother belonged to a loving and helpful community of people whom Garrison is about to get to know.
I really liked this book. I only wish it had included just a few more chapters. It seemed to end too abruptly. Melody Carlson did give readers enough information to predict which way the story will probably go, but I would have liked just a little more reassurance about the happily-ever-afters for Garrison, Cara, Harry, and Elliott. Maybe Carlson will set another book in this Washington state town! I’d like to read about these people—and cats—again.