Monday, November 12, 2012

The Christmas Pony Giveaway!

UPDATE 11/15/12 9:10 pm WINNER!

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Congrats to Mandy B! Email me your address, Mandy, and I'll send the book your way!

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The Christmas Pony
Melody Carlson
ISBN: 978-0800719272
September 2012/176 pages/Hardcover/$15.99
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.


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, 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.

For more information about Melody visit her website at


I love Melody Carlson's Christmas books. Carlson has a penchant for creating wonderful characters and this story is full of them--including a woman who is highly annoying! But eight-year-old Lucy Turnbull immediately captured my heart, not because she wanted a pony for Christmas but because even more than that, she wanted her mama to get her smile back, the one she lost when Lucy's daddy died and it became so hard to find boarders and keep food on the table. Set in 1937, this story captures the despair of the times and the faith and dreams of a little girl. Perfect for a cozy holiday read!


I have an additional copy of this book to give to one of you. Just leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm CST on Thursday, Nov. 15 and I will randomly draw a winner. US Residents only, please.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this beautiful christmas story

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Cathy said...

I love Melody Carlson's books and books about Christmas. I would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sr. Ann Marie Slavin said...

I'd love to read this also--sounds like a delightful Christmas story! Thanks for offering the possibility!

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this. It sounds so much like a story my grandmother shared about our family.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Mandy B said...

This sounds like a book right up my alley. I just finished my last one, so this would be perfect timing!!

2u3mommy at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Would love to own this book - I have a collection of Christmas books, but none by this author!

tickmenot said...

I love Christmas books! Both my parents grew up during the hardships of the Great Depression. I heard their stories, and what it was like for city people (my mother's family lived in the city), and farmers (my dad's family farmed). Because of my history, stories set in that time period are really interesting to me. This story sounds like one I would like to read!

windycindy said...

The cover of the book is delightful!
I would love to win a copy of this
Christmas story and share it with friends and family...
Many thanks, Cindi

Mandy B said...

Thank you so much!! I'm e-mailing you right now! :)

Cathy said...

Congrats Mandy B