Monday, November 12, 2012
The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson
Lucy's mother and grandmother aren't happy that she's praying for a pony for Christmas. She has her eyes on Smoky, the little grey pony on a nearby farm. But, her widowed mother tells her they can't afford to feed a pony. She'd be better off praying for boarders who might help them keep food on their own table. So, Lucy prays for roomers, although her heart still yearns for that pony.
Maybe one of Lucy's prayers will come true. While running errands, she comes across a young couple stranded in town because the man's car broke down. Veronica Grant is the most beautiful woman Lucy ever saw, and she isn't surprised she's heading to California to become a movie star. She caught a ride with George Prescott on her way west, an encounter that will change lives. Suddenly, Lucy's mother has two unexpected boarders.
Once again, Carlson tells of a struggling family at Christmastime. She always manages to incorporate prayer, hope, and caring people in her Christmas stories. The Christmas Pony is a warm story of a little girl's dreams.
Melody Carlson's website is www.melodycarlson.com
The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson. Revell. 2012. ISBN 9780800719272 (hardcover), 169p.
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