The Christmas Pony

November 12th, 2012. Filed under: Monday's Musings.

The Christmas Pony

By Melody Carlson

The queen of the Christmas novella, Melody Carlson pens another magical tale of expectation and excitement as one little girl dreams big and the impossible becomes possible.

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.


Sometimes at Christmas impossible things really can happen.

Sometimes strangers can come into one’s life and cause even stranger things to happen.

Sometimes a child can be the catalyst that reminds others that Christmas can light up the eyes of both those who are young and those who are not so young.

You will probably need a tissue or two before you reach the end of this book. Or you can pretend you are one of the younger ones and just snuffle a bit while you wipe your eyes and nose on your sleeve.

It really is a bit difficult to see what you are reading when those tears are in the way.

***A special thank you to Donna Hausler for providing a review copy.***

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

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.?They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.

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

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