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Carlson, Melody

Overview
Works: 383 works in 1,005 publications in 4 languages and 94,103 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christmas stories  Historical fiction  Christian fiction  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Western stories  Diary fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PZ7, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Melody Carlson
Publications by Melody Carlson
Most widely held works about Melody Carlson
 
Most widely held works by Melody Carlson
Back home again by Melody Carlson( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,549 libraries worldwide
Daniel Howard, the adored minister of Grace Chaple, passes away. His three spirited daughters come home to find that each has inherited a part of his run-down Victiorian house
A mile in my flip-flops : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
Thirty-something Gretchen Hanover becomes a first-time house-flipper. As ideas go, it's daring and genius. She'll take out a short-term loan, buy a fixer-upper, renovate it, resell it, and use the profit for an adorable house of her own. But Gretchen's plans to flip quickly flop when the house turns out to be in worse shape than she expected. She is relying on her retired contractor-father, but he wants to draw in his carpenter friend Noah Campbell. And although Noah is handy with tools, Gretchen isn't so sure about the baggage he brings with him. Will she be able to loosen her grip on the tools when it seems Noah may be her only help?
Becoming me : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )
28 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Caitlin O'Conner keeps a six-month diary in which she records the day-to-day events of her life as well as her struggles to understand herself and God's plan for her future
River's song by Melody Carlson( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,070 libraries worldwide
Following her mother's funeral, and on the verge of her own midlife crisis, widow Anna Larson returns to the home of her youth to sort out her parents' belongings, as well as her own turbulent life. For the first time since childhood, Anna embraces her native heritage, despite the disdain of her vicious mother-in-law. By transforming her old family home on the banks of the Siuslaw River into The Inn at Shining Waters, Anna hopes to create a place of healing--a place where guests experience peace, grace, and new beginnings ; starting with her own family
Limelight : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
Claudette relished her Hollywood lifestyle, but age has withered her youth, fame, and above all, beauty. She returns to her shabby hometown and her estranged sister. For the first time she begins to question her own values. Can the hand of God help her attain true beauty?
These boots weren't made for walking : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
When Cassie Cantrell's job is eliminated and her longtime boyfriend dumps her for a friend, Cassie limps home to the town she once so eagerly fled, in a novel that reveals God's plans are always a perfect fit
Ready to wed by Melody Carlson( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
It's a cold May in Acorn Hill. Jane is putting pansies in the front garden for a splash of spring cheer when a big pink Cadillac parks in front of the inn. Out jumps Belle from Georgia looking for a room. Within minutes, she divulges the reason for her trip. "God gave me a dream that I would meet the man I am meant to marry right here in Acorn Hill. We will be married the first weekend of June." Jane and her sisters teeter between disbelief and awe as Belle sets off to meet all the eligible bachelors in beautiful Cascade Mountains. Will it be Pastor Kenneth? Wilhelm, owner of Time for Tea? Or, Don and Ron, the twins staying at the Inn? Then Jane gets a letter from Justin, her ex-husband, asking if he can visit. What could he want after all this time? As Jane faces the mistakes of her past, the whole town helps Belle prepare for her wedding ... but to whom?
River's end by Melody Carlson( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 992 libraries worldwide
When Anna Larson's granddaughter Sarah finds her independence, she travels away from all that is familiar, but when she returns to Shining Waters, three generations of family heartbreak converge and Sarah finds God right in the center of it all
River's call by Melody Carlson( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 933 libraries worldwide
"Anna Larson's daughter, Lauren, is confused, brokenhearted, and misguided. It's the turbulent 1960s and feeling alienated from her mother, Lauren chooses to stay with her paternal grandmother. However, repelled by the woman's manipulative and spiteful ways, Lauren returns to her mother, the river, and the Inn at Shining Waters."--Page [4] 0f cover
Westward hearts by Melody Carlson( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
Kentucky, 1854. Elizabeth has mourned her husband's death for three years, but now she feels ready to fulfill the dream they had shared: to take their two children west. At Kansas City, they join a substantial wagon train. Elizabeth soon finds herself being drawn to the group's handsome guide, Eli Kincade
As young as we feel by Melody Carlson( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
"Once upon a time in a little town on the Oregon coast lived four Lindas--all in the same first-grade classroom. So they decided to go by their middle names. And form a club. And be friends forever. But that was forty-seven years and four very different lives ago. Now a class reunion has brought them all together in their old hometown--at a crossroads in their lives. Janie is a high-powered lawyer with a load of grief. Abby is a lonely housewife in a beautiful oceanfront empty nest. Marley is trying to recapture the artistic free spirit she lost in an unhappy marriage. And the beautiful Caroline is scrambling to cope with her mother's dementia and a Hollywood career that never really happened. Together, they're about to explore the invigorating reality that even the most eventful lives have second acts ... and friendship doesn't come with a statute of limitations."--Page 4 of cover
A dream for tomorrow by Melody Carlson( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 879 libraries worldwide
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
The Christmas shoppe by Melody Carlson( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 876 libraries worldwide
The small town of Parrish Springs is not quite ready for Matilda Honeycutt. A strange older woman with scraggly gray hair and jewelry that jangles as she walks, Matilda is certainly not the most likely person to buy the old Barton Building on the town's quaint main street. When it becomes apparent that her new shop doesn't fit the expectations of Parrish Springs residents, a brouhaha erupts. After all, Christmas is approaching, and the last thing the town needs is a junky shop run by someone who looks and acts like a gypsy. But as townsfolk venture into the strange store, they discover that old memories can bring new life and healing. Once again, Melody Carlson delivers a Christmas story that will touch hearts and delight the senses. Sure to be a classic, The Christmas Shoppe is filled with the special magic the best Christmas stories share -- that intangible mixture of nostalgia, joy, and a little bit of magic. - Publisher
The Christmas dog by Melody Carlson( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 868 libraries worldwide
Betty Kowalski, who is having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit and is annoyed by her neighbor's supposed home improvements, learns a lesson about the meaning of the holiday when a mangy dog shows up at her doorstep
Here's to friends by Melody Carlson( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
"Once upon a time in a little town on the Oregon coast lived four Lindas--all in the same first-grade classroom. So they decided to go by their middle names. And form a club. And be friends forever. Decades later, they're all back home in Clifden and reinventing their lives, but the holidays bring a whole new set of challenges. Abby's new B & B is getting bad reviews and husband Paul is acting strange. Still grieving for her mom, Caroline is remodeling the family home, but boyfriend Mitch keeps pressuring her to go away with him. Artist Marley, distracted by a friend's family drama (and a touch of jealousy), can't find her creative groove. And Janie's drug-addicted daughter has just appeared up on her doorstep! When a long-planned New Year's cruise turns into a bumpy ride, they learn once again that, in your fifties, friends aren't just for fun--they're a necessity!"--Page 4 of cover
Christmas at Harrington's by Melody Carlson( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 853 libraries worldwide
A woman down on her luck finds a new start at Christmastime in this warm, contemporary story by a much-loved novelist
Hometown ties by Melody Carlson( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
Decades ago, four Lindas in the same first-grade classroom decided to go by their middle names, form a club, and be friends forever. Now they're all back home in Clifden, Oregon, all thrilled at the chance to reinvent their lives together. But for all of them, their fifties have brought growing pains. Join the four Lindas as they learn about forgiveness and faith, about asking for help and standing on their own two feet - and about love, which makes everything else possible
The Christmas joy ride by Melody Carlson( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
"Miranda did not put adventure on her Christmas list, but thanks to her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy, that's exactly what she's getting this year. When Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive an old RV decked out in Christmas decorations from their Chicago neighborhood to her new retirement digs in Phoenix--in the dead of winter, no less--the much younger Miranda insists that Joy cannot make such a trip by herself. Besides, a crazy trip with Joy would be more interesting than another Christmas home alone. Unemployed and facing foreclosure, Miranda feels she has nothing to lose by packing a bag and heading off to Route 66. But Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas joyride--and a hidden problem that could derail the whole venture."--Amazon.com
Hidden history by Melody Carlson( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 840 libraries worldwide
While giving the laundry room of Grace Chapel Inn a thorough cleaning, Alice Howard finds an old hatbox containing her father's journal from the early 1900s. As she reads it aloud each evening to her sisters, Louise and Jane they discover fascinating events their beloved father had never even hinted at
The Christmas pony by Melody Carlson( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 839 libraries worldwide
It is 1937, and Lucy 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. Then an interesting pair of strangers comes to town, and Lucy's world changes forever
 
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Carlson, Melody
Melody Carlson American writer
カールソン, メロディー
Languages
English (137)
Chinese (2)
German (2)
Polish (1)
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