Biography

Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over 200 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 Life at Kingston High series, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. She is the winner of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and FINDING ALICE. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.

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Books by Melody Carlson

by Melody Carlson - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

Shannon McNamara has exciting plans for the summer and can't wait to dive in. But her ill mother has plans of her own: to relocate them both to the heart of Amish country in Ohio where she has relatives who can help her. When a hot young Amish guy named Ezra enters the picture, Shannon is ready to get an Amish makeover and even consider making it a permanent change. Can she really make the jump into a whole new way of life?

by Melody Carlson - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Emma Burcelli concludes that love is officially dead when her grandfather Poppi suddenly passes, leaving her grandmother Nona devastated. To help out, Emma works in the family bookstore, which Nona insists must be decked out in sweetheart décor as Poppi would have done for Valentine's Day. Emma quickly learns to enjoy the task with the help of a handsome family friend, Lane Forester, who shows her that hanging hearts is much more fun when done to the tune of Dean Martin.

by Melody Carlson - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Holiday

Rachel Milligan never imagined that she and her seven-year-old niece would spend the week before Christmas on a quaint Amish farm in Ohio. With her young niece Holly in tow, Rachel anxiously makes her way from Chicago to Ohio's Amish country. As love begins to blossom, family secrets emerge, and old wounds are healed, Rachel realizes that she will do whatever it takes to ensure that Holly has the loving family she needs.

by Melody Carlson - Fiction

Elizabeth Martin and her two children have finally reached the Oregon Country. But Eli Kincade, the wagon train scout who captured her heart, has chosen to continue life on the trail. As other pioneer families begin building new homes, Elizabeth has never felt more alone.

by Melody Carlson - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her strict Amish parents view her singing as vain. However, when her family faces a crisis, it seems to Katrina that going on the TV show "American Star" might be the way to get the money needed to cover the emergency expenses. How will Katrina handle herself as an Amish teenager out in the world? Will her parents ever forgive her? And will she be accepted back into her community when it's all over?

by Melody Carlson - Fiction

With high hopes, Daphne Ballinger lands her dream job at The New York Times. But it's not long until writing about weddings becomes a painful reminder of her own failed romance, and her love of the city slowly sours as well. Is it time to give up the Big Apple for her small hometown of Appleton?

by Melody Carlson - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

Elizabeth Martin and her two children have made it through the easy part of their journey, but now their wagon train faces high mountain passes, dangerous river crossings, and decreasing supplies. Desperate circumstances bring out the best and worst of the travelers, including Will Bramford, the wealthy widower who is pursuing Elizabeth, and Eli Kincade, the independent and solitary guide who has stolen Elizabeth's heart.

by Melody Carlson - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

Bestselling author Melody Carlson begins an inspiring new series of adventure and romance on the Oregon Trail. It’s 1854, and as Elizabeth Martin --- a young widow and mother of two --- faces unexpected challenges, she forges true character, close relationships, and a vital faith in God.

by Melody Carlson - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

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.

by Melody Carlson - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Holiday

When rumors start to fly about what might be going on behind the papered-up windows and the locked door of Matilda Honeycutt's new shop, image-conscious residents start looking for a way to get this woman and her wares out of their town before Christmas.