Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson (Review)

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.

I GIVE THIS BOOK: 3 1/2 Stars

The Christmas Pony was an enjoyable and sweet story, and the perfect size to read in one sitting, it just wasn't what I was expecting. I didn't realize the whole story was going to be told from an 8 year old's perspective, which wasn't a problem, but the story was predictable. I think this is a story you could read aloud to your family and everyone would enjoy it. Even though it's categorized as an adult book, I think children will enjoy it more than adults. Overall, a nice Christmas story, but it wouldn't be the first Christmas book I would recommend to adults as the story just wasn't that impressive.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.***

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  • Hardcover: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800719271
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800719272
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Available to purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | CBD

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus.

She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series.

Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon.


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