The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson…for Revell

The Christmas Pony   by Melody Carlson…for Revell

I always look forward to reading Melody Carlson’s Christmas books. They always leave me with that warm, homey feeling that we all want to experience at Christmas. The Christmas Pony is a short, easy read, I read it in one setting. But I didn’t want it to end. The Christmas spirit of God’s love and forgiveness is shown throughout this book, and I love the way the author shows that real love comes from the inside, not what someone looks like on the outside! And the story of Lucy wanting her pony is so very touching and heartwarming. Lucy is a special young lady and is very wise in the situations around her. I love all of the snow scenes. They just make it Christmas!

 The Christmas Pony…

by Melody Carlson….

for Revell Publishers

Book Blurb

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 on this Book

Lucy Turnbull wants the neighbor’s pony, Smoky so bad, but she knows her family cannot afford to purchase it, nor could they afford food. So Lucy gives up her wishes but she still visits Smoky as much as she can, until the day she finds he is gone, and the for sale sign is gone. In the mean time, Lucy meets some interesting strangers in town that need a place to stay, so she recommends her mom’s boarding house. This opens up a whole can on interest and tension for Lucy’s family. Will the situation work out with those staying at their house?

If you are looking for a sweet, heartwarming Christmas story, then you need to read The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson. The characters are real-like and as the story unfolds the characters develop well in their role in the story. I love, loved this story and I know you will too. So pick up your copy to enjoy. But you better hurry so you can read it before Christmas!

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

I received this book from the publisher Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

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.

For more information about Melody visit her website at


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. my recent favorite books
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 22:29:30

    I enjoyed reading your review, this sounds like a wonderful book!


  2. splashesofjoy
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 22:50:09

    Thanks much for your support!


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