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Carlson, Melody

Works: 696 works in 1,804 publications in 1 language and 99,989 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Christmas stories  Religious fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Western fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
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 1,770 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
The Christmas joy ride by Melody Carlson( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,142 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 1,134 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
Westward hearts by Melody Carlson( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,099 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
Ready to wed by Melody Carlson( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,080 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?
The Christmas shoppe by Melody Carlson( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member 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
A mile in my flip-flops : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,072 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?
Once upon a summertime : a New York City romance by Melody Carlson( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,064 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
River's song by Melody Carlson( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,062 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
Here's to friends by Melody Carlson( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member 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
A Christmas by the sea by Melody Carlson( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,030 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."--
A dream for tomorrow by Melody Carlson( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,026 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
Limelight : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,015 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?
The Christmas blessing by Melody Carlson( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,015 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? Or could the celebration of the arrival of another unexpected baby nearly two thousand years ago be the answer to her dilemma?
River's end by Melody Carlson( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 998 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
As young as we feel by Melody Carlson( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member 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
River's call by Melody Carlson( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 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
These boots weren't made for walking : a novel by Melody Carlson( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member 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
Christmas at Harrington's by Melody Carlson( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman down on her luck finds a new start at Christmastime
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Audience level: 0.10 (from 0.08 for Back home ... to 0.31 for Something ...)

Back home again
Ready to wedThe Christmas shoppeA mile in my flip-flops : a novelRiver's songHere's to friendsLimelight : a novelAs young as we feelThese boots weren't made for walking : 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

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カールソン, メロディー


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