Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from Revell Publishing)

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 Thoughts:

I definitely think God will answer your prayer, Lucy.  But sometimes God’s answer isn’t the answer we want.  Sometimes God’s answer is no…or wait.” (p 55)

And sometimes God makes us wait and then says yes!  I’m just suggesting that the question of ten-year-old Lucy Turnbull praying for her mama to smile again, is a reasonable prayer for any child to pray.  Lucy also prays for boarders for her mom so that bills can be paid and that the worry lines that are etched into her mother and grandmother’s face will ease from worry.  1937 was not an easy time to be a widow with a dependent child and a live-in parent, but Miriam was taking in laundry and boarders to make ends meet, and so far was getting by. 

Christmas was approaching, and like any young girl, Lucy was praying for a gift.  The gift she wanted most of all? To see her mother smile! Lucy’s prayer for boarders was answered, but the stress that came with them didn’t help Miriam’s smile! Or did it?

Once again, Melody Carlson has created a heart-warming tale for the holidays!  Sit down with a warm mug of chocolate and indulge your heart!

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 BusThe 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 GirlAnything but NormalDouble Take, the Life at Kingston High series, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. She is the winner of aRomantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series andFinding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.

For more information about Melody visit her website at

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