SUMMARY: With the 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.
REVIEW: In typical fashion, Melody Carlson does not disappoint. She makes you feel the desperation of the times: the woman willing to take in boarders and to extra laundry to help make ends meet, the little girl who only wants a pony of Christmas but there's no way her family can afford it, and the repairs that need to be made but cannot due to the lack of money and a husband. She also helps you feel the hope of the season: two new boarders show up when they are needed, someone to help with the repairs, and the miracles of Christmas. This is a wonderful book can help you get into the Christmas season.
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Available Sept 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington's. She is the winner of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market. She lives with her husband in Oregon.