Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson
A book by Melody Carlson is always a treat. And always different from the last one. This author pumps out books at a ridiculous level and none of them are alike. The Christmas Pony is a special Christmas story set in the late 1930s. The Book is only 169 pages, but is packed full of nostalgia and is so perfectly real. I enjoyed watching Lucy experience the surprise boarders during December at her home-turned-boarding house. Her fascination with the actress want-to-be was darling and watching her discover the truth was even better.
This novella will warm your heart. It took about an hour for me to read and the only thing that could have made it better was some hot cocoa, a warm fire, and snowflakes outside of my window.
About the book:
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.
This book was provided for review by Revell.
Posted by Suzanne at 1:38 PM