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Carlson, Melody

Overview
Works: 443 works in 967 publications in 2 languages and 85,231 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christmas stories  Juvenile works  Christian fiction  Diary fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: PS3553.A73257, 813.54
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Publications about Melody Carlson
Publications by Melody Carlson
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Most widely held works by Melody Carlson
Back home again by Melody Carlson( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,654 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 )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,143 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?
Ready to wed by Melody Carlson( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,094 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?
These boots weren't made for walking : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,093 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
Limelight : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,077 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?
River's song by Melody Carlson( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,000 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
Diary of a teenage girl : becoming me, by Caitlin O'Conner by Melody Carlson( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 988 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
The Christmas shoppe by Melody Carlson( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 982 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
Hometown ties by Melody Carlson( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 960 libraries worldwide
Who knew their fifties would bring such growing pains! The four Lindas learn about forgiveness and faith, about asking for help and standing on their own two feet-- and about love, which makes everything else possible
Hidden history by Melody Carlson( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 894 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
On this day : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and German and held by 878 libraries worldwide
"Drawn to Lakeside Inn from a variety of locations as diverse as they are, Elizabeth Anderson, Suzette Burke. Ingrid Campbell, Margaret Simpson, and Laura Fairbanks, the bride's aunt, family friend, bridesmaid, grandmother of the bride, and sister of the groom seemingly share little more than their collective joy for the couple marrying at the mountain resort. During the course of one unforgettable day, however, each woman reaches a point of reckoning in her own most intimate relationship."--P. [4] of cover
The Christmas dog by Melody Carlson( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 873 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
The Christmas pony by Melody Carlson( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 865 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
River's call by Melody Carlson( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 857 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."--P. [4] 0f cover
Christmas at Harrington's by Melody Carlson( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
A woman down on her luck finds a new start at Christmastime in this warm, contemporary story by a much-loved novelist
The Christmas bus by Melody Carlson( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
When her family cannot make it home for Christmas, Edith opens her home--which doubles as an inn the rest of the year--to a few strangers in need of a place to stay, who are an unusual bunch of characters
Dark blue : color me lonely by Melody Carlson( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 846 libraries worldwide
Two sophomore girls, best friends since kindergarten, grow apart when one wants new friends and decides the other is a popularity liability
It's my life, by Caitlin O'Connor by Melody Carlson( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Caitlin struggles with her feelings about her best friend's pregnancy, boys who tempt her to break her vow not to date, non-Christian friends, and what God may be calling her to do with her life
My name is Chloe, by Chloe Miller : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
An intelligent but insecure fifteen-year-old aspiring musician, who sports off-beat clothes, spiked hair, and multiple piercings, questions the existence of God until she meets Him head-on in a graveyard
Who I am, by Caitlin O'Conner by Melody Carlson( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 815 libraries worldwide
It's challenging enough to be a normal high school senior--but Caitlin O'Conner has a host of new difficulties to deal with in the third book of Melody Carlson's widely popular and fascinating teen series. Senior Caitlin O'Conner confronts life-determining issues in this emotionally gripping sequel to It's My Life. Time is critical to help the orphans in Mexico, missions-minded Caitlin believes, but Mom and Dad are set on her attending college. Meanwhile, her relationship with Josh takes on a serious tone via e-mail -- threatening her commitment to "kiss dating goodbye." When Beanie begins dating an African-American, Caitlin's concern over dating seems to be misread as racism. One thing is obvious: God is at work through this dynamic girl in very real but puzzling ways. A soul-stretching time of racial reconciliation at school and within her church helps her discover God's will as never before. A soul-stretching time of racial reconciliation at school and within her church helps Caitlin discover God's will as never before
 
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Alternative Names
Carlson, Melody
カールソン, メロディー
Languages
English (130)
German (1)
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