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Melody Carlson

3.84 of 5 Votes: 5
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Books by Melody Carlson
The Christmas Cat (2014)
language
English
3.9 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Who can resist an adorable cat, especially around a holiday like Christmas? This is a cute fun read, well written and just long enough. I do not feel the romantic aspect was developed enough but the cats made up for that. The story is adorable and perfect for this time of year. I...
The Other Side of Darkness (2008)
language
English
3.64 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This book was really nerve racking at some parts. Its written in first person which makes it seem like its real. The character in the book had an extreme condition of OCD and it get to the point where she "sees" demons around a her house and starts throwing everything away to tr...
Dating, Dining, and Desperation (2014)
language
English
series
3.91 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This is book 2 of the Dear Daphne series. I haven't read book one but it didn't detract from this story. It is definitely Christian fiction but is not overly so. As Daphne settles into her neighborhood she encounters Mable, a young girl living with her grandmother after the deat...
Catwalk (2010)
language
English
series
3.75 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: The summary on the back is incredibly misleading. Eco-friendly designers are only in the first couple of chapters. Erin's 'involvement' never hurts anything.The book is a thinly veiled attempt to talk about personal relationships with God. The religion in the book does nothing to...
Just Another Girl (2009)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This was okay. Not quite what i was hoping for from one of my favorite authors. It was a quick read with nothing really unpredictable in the plot line, and I felt like some things weren't wrapped up well. But the characters were nicely done, and the premise was a fresh take on...
The Christmas Pony (2012)
language
English
3.93 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I will be honest, I did not have high hopes for this book. I don't really like sappy Christmas books and I was only reading it because it is a Book Club pick (and it's short!) But I liked it much more than I expected! It was a cute, simple story with a nice ending. It was not as ...
Anything but Normal (2010)
language
English
2.79 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Sophie Ramsay is seventeen and a senior, but is not looking forward to her last year of high school. It could have been a fabulous nine months of enjoying her friends, her great classes, her journalism interests, yet her nine months are spent living out the secret of last summer....
Christmas at Harrington's (2010)
language
English
3.94 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I really enjoyed this story. Lena has just been released from prison. She goes to a town where she doesn't know anyone, hoping for a fresh start. She makes a friend & gets a job, things seem to be going good. But then she hits a bump in the road. Some of my favorite parts are whe...
The Christmas Shoppe (2011)
language
English
3.7 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This was a feel-good book perfect for a cozy Sunday afternoon read. If you have ever lived in a small town, the attitudes of the community in this book were right on. In a world of suspicion of strangers and doing anything different this book hit on the fear we all have of change...
All I Have to Give: A Christmas Love Story (2008)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This was a cute love story/Christmas Story. It had a really happy and predictable ending. The characters were nice to read about. Although, I don't know too many teachers who get off for 3 weeks at Christmas time. It was a pretty quick read. Although, I read another mini n...
Christmas Cat, The (2014)
language
English
3.88 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I picked up The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson because I like to read a couple Christmas novels to put me in the proper spirit. I usually get ones by Anne Perry or Kate Kingsbury. I did get the Anne Perry, but apparently Kate didn't write another one this year. Looking around...
Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon (2009)
language
English
3.95 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Hope's grandmother "Nona" dies in her sleep in her 90's. She loved her so much and was very close to her as a child, and wrote her letters on a regular basis. Hope hadn't been home for a long time though. She hadn't even seen her two sisters in a long time either. She and he...
A Simple Christmas Wish (2013)
language
English
3.98 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I loved this book from the first page to the last. The aunt/niece relationship between Rachel and Molly is beautiful.After Rachel gets a phone call telling her that her brother and sister-in-law were killed in a plane crash, she also finds out that she is not the guardian of Moll...
Love Finds You in Pendleton, Oregon (2010)
language
English
3.78 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I am really enjoying the series "Love Finds You". While I usually do not read romantic fiction, I am enjoying this series because I have enjoyed learning about a variety of communities and regions in the US. I do read historical fiction and have enjoyed the books in this series...
New York Debut (2009)
language
English
4.05 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: The final book is here and the Carter House Girls are thrilled to go to New York for their fashion debut! What could go wrong? A major fight between Taylor and Eliza, that`s what could go wrong! D.J. is now a fashion queen and can`t wait to go to this major debut! Will Taylor and...
The Christmas Dog (2009)
language
English
3.8 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The Christmas Dog is the perfect book to put you in the spirit of the Holidays. Betty is a little old lady who has lost the spirit of Christmas. Her children moved away. The neighborhood isn't the same with the new neighbor who is acting strange, doing construction work during th...
The Jerk Magnet (2012)
language
English
3.7 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Actual rating- 4/10 starsI'm sorry, I really hate to give a bad review, but this book just wasn't my cup of tea. However, I did like how the stepmother was actually nice for once! I hate how books often portray step- mothers as mean, evil souls, and that isn't always the case....
River's Song (2011)
language
English
3.79 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: As much as I wanted to enjoy this book, I couldn't get past the horrible job that was done putting this book into the kindle format. At one point, there was a sentence that repeated every few paragraphs. And numerous times two sentences were reversed. This made the story very ...
Viva Vermont! (2008)
language
English
3.97 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Yes! The fourth book in the carter house series has come! Mrs.Carter is taking the girls out for a ski trip in vermount but is unawere that the girls have brought some boys along. This makes Mrs.Carter a little curious as to why the girls act so strange. Mrs.Carter cannot have t...
Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel (2013)
language
English
series
3.82 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Wow! What a wonderful first book to the Dear Daphne Series. It is beautifully written. I love the characters. Daphne has great character traits. She inherits from her aunt with strings attached. Will she be able to fulfill those strings? I guess we will just have to wai...
Lost in Las Vegas (2009)
language
English
4.03 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: It`s Christmas break and Taylor invites D.J. to come with her to Las Vegas for Christmas where Taylor`s Mum will be performing on her tour! Awesome! When D.J. gets to Las Vegas she is so happy to finally be in a huge city! What could be better than spending Christmas in Las Vega...
Spring Breakdown (2010)
language
English
4.06 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I think this was my favorite in the series by far. I love how all the characters have really fleshed out - except for Kriti. I really feel like I don't "know" her any better now than I did at the beginning of the series. But everyone else, especially Taylor, has really grown as a...
Homecoming Queen (2008)
language
English
4 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: These get better with each book, but I'm just not sure how I feel about these girls yet. DJ being friends with Conner's ex was a bit ridiculous, especially after it became clear she wanted Conner back. Girls just don't do that. The whole pill thing was interesting, though, mainly...
Three Weddings and a Bar Mitzvah (2009)
language
English
3.74 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Love is in the air for all the inhabitants of 86 Bloomberg Place. And wedding bells are ringing, but for whom? In this last installment in this Christian chick lit series, the women of this story are coming into their own. Kendall has made the greatest strides in personal deve...
Love Finds You in Martha's Vineyard (2011)
language
English
3.88 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is actually the second time I've read this story, and I thought it was very touching the first time I read it and that does hold true for this time as well. I loved Waverly and how she always tried to make the best out of a bad situation. The story was very entertaining, a...
Westward Hearts (2012)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Westward hearts was a good read as long as you don't mind a fairy tale approach to a wagon train experience this is not meant as an insult but the heroes and heroines are clear and I think it's safe to assume the rest of the journey will find them safe. It does give a lot of de...
Hometown Ties (2010)
language
English
3.77 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: How could I not pick up a book clearly about women each named Linda? The four women here grew up in coastal Oregon and use their middle names since they are all named Linda. They're in their mid 50's (again a draw for me) and trying to build new lives in their old neighborhood. T...
My Amish Boyfriend (2014)
language
English
3.7 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: My Amish Boyfriend by Melody Carlson***Shannon McNamara is 16 and has plans for her summer break. However, her plans are suddenly changed when she is informed that she will be taking a bus with her ill mother to her grandparents home in Hochstetler, Ohio. Grandparents that up t...
A Simple Song (2013)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: As I first started reading this book I thought I mistakenly got a book written for teenagers/young adults. As I kept reading I felt it could be for adults too. It was good, a simple story but also had a few life lessons mixed in. I grew up in the 50's & 60's so could relate to...
River's Call (2012)
language
English
3.95 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: The story of Anna and her family continues. The Inn at Shining Waters is a source of healing for many who visit. This volume focuses on Anna's daughter Lauren over many years in her troubled life. Lauren gives birth to Anna's granddaughter Sarah but is destined to repeat many mis...
Once Upon a Winter's Heart (2014)
language
English
3.93 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Emma moves home when her beloved Poppi passes away and finds, unlike her grandparents steadfast love, that love is fading everywhere. The author's editing team failed the author: Page 42 ("Maybe..."Anna wondered how) Anne should be Emma. Also page 55 ("This is how it's done."...
Here's to Friends! (2011)
language
English
3.72 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Title: HERE’S TO FRIENDSAuthor: Melody CarlsonPublisher: David C. CookSeptember 2011ISBN: Genre: Women’s fictionOnce 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 c...
The Best Friend (2012)
language
English
3.66 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I loved the first book in this series (The jerk Magnet) a lot, I've re-read it about 5 times, but this book was only okay, it had a good message but the whole time I was just like what the heck are you doing? It was harder to relate to than the first book. The moral of this story...
River's End (2012)
language
English
3.92 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: River's EndThe Inn at Shining Waters #3by Melody CarlsonThe peaceful waters of the Siuslaw River provide rest and healing to those who come to stay at The Inn of Shining Waters. But all is not peaceful as Anna's granddaughter Sarah struggles in the turbulent 70s to find her own ...
A Dream for Tomorrow (2013)
language
English
4.05 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is the second of three books in the Homeward on the Oregon Trail series. We are primarily following the Dawson and Martin families as they leave their Kentucky homestead for a new home on the Oregon coast. The first book chronicled the families' plans for departure and the...
A Home at Trail's End (2013)
language
English
3.99 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Title: A HOME AT TRAIL’S ENDAuthor: Melody CarlsonPublisher: Harvest HouseJuly 2013ISBN: 078-0-7369-4875-3Genre: Historical/western/women’s fictionBestselling author Melody Carlson (more than 5 million books sold) continues her Homeward on the Oregon Trail series with this third ...
All in the Timing (2008)
language
English
3.93 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I just love this series about 3 sisters who move back home after the death of their father and turn their family home into a bed & breakfast. The sisters are the eldest, Louise, a widow with an adult daughter who is also a music teacher. Then, there is Alice, a nurse, followed by...
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