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Carlson, Melody

Works: 754 works in 2,027 publications in 1 language and 101,718 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Romance fiction  Christmas stories  Religious fiction  Christmas fiction  Historical fiction  Fiction  Western fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: BV40, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Melody Carlson
Most widely held works by Melody Carlson
Back home again by Melody Carlson( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,658 WorldCat member 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 Christmas by the sea by Melody Carlson( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Wendy Harper inherits her family's beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But the neglected property needs renovation before it can be sold, so Wendy and her young son Jackson move in to fix the place up. Soon the town-- and local craftsman Caleb Colton-- make it difficult for Wendy to resist their charms."--
The Christmas joy ride by Melody Carlson( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member 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."
The Christmas angel project by Melody Carlson( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five women from different walks of life have become close friends through their book club---enjoying one another's company even more than they enjoy the books. So when the leader of the book club unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the four remaining friends are stunned. They relied on Abby for inspiration and motivation. She was the glue that held them together, and they're sure that without her the group can't continue. When the group gathers "one last time" to open a bag Abby's husband gives them, they find Abby had made each of them an angel ornament for Christmas, crafted especially for each woman and accompanied by a sweet and personal note. Inspired by their beloved friend, together Cassidy, Louisa, Grace, and Belinda decide to commit themselves to becoming Christmas Angels to others in need. Each woman will use her life situation and talents to reach out and help others in her own unique way--little knowing that her own life and her relationships will be changed forever
The happy camper by Melody Carlson( Book )

13 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Dillion Michaels returns home after a breakup, her grandfather gifts her a vintage camp trailer that needs restoration. Intrigued by the work, and the charming hardware store owner, she's hopeful for a fresh chance at love--until a surprise visit from her ex-boyfriend turns everything upside down"--
The Christmas blessing by Melody Carlson( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby's father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant's paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don't know that she-- or their grandson-- exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her relationship with their son?
Westward hearts by Melody A Carlson( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member 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
Once upon a summertime : a New York City romance by Melody Carlson( Book )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it's a safe choice for a woman whose childhood was anything but stable. Out of the blue, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reinvent herself by moving to New York City, where she hopes for a management position at a stylish new boutique hotel. The big city is full of surprises--not the least of which is Sean O'Neil. Her childhood crush has applied for the very same position! Sweet, romantic, and endlessly entertaining, this romp through the storied streets of New York City will enchant readers. Melody Carlson has created characters so charming that readers will long to meet them in the lobby of the stunning Rothsberg Hotel
The Christmas shoppe by Melody Carlson( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small town of Parrish Springs is not 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
A mile in my flip-flops : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member 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?
Courting Mr. Emerson by Melody Carlson( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Emerson doesn't want his predictable life to change, but free-spirited ex-hippie Willow West has other plans for him. They may soon discover that no one is too old to change their lives--or find love"--
Ready to wed by Melody Carlson( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member 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 song by Melody Carlson( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member 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
A dream for tomorrow by Melody Carlson( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member 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
All summer long : a San Francisco romance by Melody Carlson( Book )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When budding chef Tia D'Amico moves to San Francisco to help her aunt restore an old luxury yacht's restaurant, she discovers that the newly hired captain is her old crush, Leo Parker -- and he's engaged. As Tia learns her new job, figures out the business and struggles with secrets, loyalties, and her uncle's severe medical condition, she and Leo become friends. But could it become more than friendship?
River's call by Melody Carlson( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,010 WorldCat member 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
Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson( Book )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Krista Galloway has a good reason to dislike the holiday season, but when her new job as city manager forces her to plan the town's over-the-top Christmas celebration, she and her daughter may find a new home -- and some Christmas spirit -- in the process" --
Limelight : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member 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 end by Melody Carlson( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member 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
Christmas at Harrington's by Melody Carlson( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman down on her luck finds a new start at Christmastime in this warm, contemporary story by a much-loved novelist
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Audience level: 0.11 (from 0.09 for Back home ... to 0.38 for Something ...)

Back home again
The Christmas shoppeA mile in my flip-flops : a novelReady to wedRiver's songLimelight : a novelChristmas at Harrington's
Alternative Names
Carlson, Melody

Melody Carlson American writer

Melody Carlson écrivaine américaine

Melody Carlson escriptora estatunidenca

Melody Carlson escritora estadounidense

Melody Carlson novelista estauxunidense

Melody Carlson romancista norte-americana

Melody Carlson scrittrice statunitense

Melody Carlson shkrimtare amerikane

Melody Carlson yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

ميلودي كارلسون كاتبة أمريكية

칼슨, 멜로디 1956-

カールソン, メロディー


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