Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Christmas Pony

The Christmas Pony
Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson writes the best Christmas novellas! This is a sweet addition to the books she's written in previous years. Reading her new novella has become a Christmas tradition in our home, and this one definitely got me in the mood for the holiday.

For a small book, this one packs a lot of tender moments. My favorite was the discussion between Lucy and George when Lucy's part in the annual Christmas pageant at church gets switched. Carlson brings Lucy and an eight-year-old's struggle between wondrous Christmas dreams and the reality of poverty to life in a poignant way.

Eight-year-old Lucy Turnbull knew better than to wish for a pony that Christmas in 1937. Her mother had assured her in no uncertain terms that asking for a pony was the same as asking for the moon. Besides, the only extra mouths they needed at their boarding house were the paying kind. But when an interesting pair of strangers comes to town, Lucy starts to believe her Christmas wishes might just come true after all.

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, The Jerk Magnet, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books in 2010 and won the award in 2011. She and her husband live in central Oregon. For more information about Melody visit her website at

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

Thank you to the Baker Publishing Group for providing a copy of this book for review.

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