Friday, November 16, 2012

The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson

I am starting to enjoy the darker, cooler evenings with a good book! I have dived into Christmas books lately and it is certainly getting me in the spirit. I have read several books by Melody Carlson, she has written a few Christmas ones that I have enjoyed as well. Her latest Christmas novella is  The Christmas Pony, set in 1937.

Young Lucy lives with her Mother and Grandmother and run a boarding house in their rural town. Money is very tight since Lucy's father has passed on, but Lucy still desires a pony for Christmas. The neighbor has one for sale, Smokey, and she would love to have him. She prays for a pony, for boarders to make some money, and for her Mother's smile to return.
Picture movies are all the rage, and into town lands a gal named Veronica who is sure to make it big in Hollywood if she can get there. George's car is at the repair shop so Lucy's prayer for boarders is answered.
Will God answer her other prayers?
This was an easy read, one you can just pick up in an afternoon and finish. Cute, and sweet as Lucy tells the story. I love the books of yesteryear and of Christmas before it became all of the chaos and materialism that it is today. Melody Carlson did a great job showing the true spirit of Christmas in her book.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
You can pick up a copy of this book from Revell at your local Christian bookstore or from Christian Book Distibutors online.

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