Monday, November 12, 2012

The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson

With Christmas around the corner, the Turnbull family is in need of a few small miracles.

It is 1937, and Lucy Turnbull knows better than to wish for a pony this Christmas. Her mother has assured her in no uncertain terms that asking for a pony is the same as asking for the moon. Besides, the only extra mouths they need at their boarding house are the paying kind. Then an interesting pair of strangers comes to town, and Lucy's world changes forever.

My review:

   Melody Carlson is quite a versatile author. She writes romance, teen books, and her best kind in my opinion: Christmas books. Since I started reviewing books, she has come out with a Christmas novella each year, and I have reviewed each one that has come out, and gone back and read the other ones that I didn't review.

   The Christmas Pony is her newest addition to her growing list of great Christmas books. The book is set in the 1930's, and the main characters is a family who is trying to survive without a husband and father. The little girl in the story, Lucy, wants a pony very badly for Christmas and there seems to be no way on earth it will happen. Then she starts praying for one.

   As with all of Melody's Christmas books, I was pulled quickly into the story and loved it. She again has come up with some great and lovable characters and written a great nostalgic Christmas story using them and their plight. I was sorry to come to the end of the book, but that is the problem with a great Christmas story. They go by too fast. Not only is it a great story to read during the Christmas season, it takes the reader back to simpler times and brings about the true meaning of Christmas, and the possibility of answered prayer.

About the author:

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington's, which is being considered for a TV movie. She is also the author of many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, Double Take, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. She is the winner of 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. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.

Available Sept 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Donna from Revell for the review copy and opportunity.

For more information about Melody visit her website at