Melody Carlson


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Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus.

She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series.

Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon.

Average rating: 3.88 · 122,481 ratings · 14,025 reviews · 340 distinct worksSimilar authors
Christmas at Harrington's

4.03 avg rating — 5,022 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Becoming Me (Diary of a Tee...

3.91 avg rating — 3,027 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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The Christmas Bus

3.82 avg rating — 3,866 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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The Christmas Dog

3.94 avg rating — 3,235 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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A Christmas by the Sea

3.68 avg rating — 3,362 ratings — published 2018
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Dark Blue: Color Me Lonely ...

3.68 avg rating — 2,347 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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The Christmas Shoppe

3.74 avg rating — 2,756 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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The Christmas Joy Ride

3.94 avg rating — 2,561 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Blade Silver: Color Me Scar...

3.91 avg rating — 1,898 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Finding Alice

4.04 avg rating — 1,839 ratings — published 2003
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“It's amazing the things you realize
when you lose someone:
you get mad at yourself for not
saying the things you could've a million times,
you take for granted the days
spent doing nothing when
you could have been with them.
Anyone can be taken,
at any time in our lives,
but we always wait until they're gone to say
the things we never had the courage to before.”
Melody Carlson, Finding Out Who You Really Are

“I’ll never be lonely
Even if I am alone
For I've a precious Savior
Who’ll come to take me home.
But while I’m here
His servant I will be
With one foot on earth
And one in eternity.
And I’ll gather His crops
To populate His land
And if I feel weary
I’ll cling tighter to his hand.”
Melody Carlson

“I welcome each new day with a hopeful expectancy that I, too, will rise above the ordinary. For I am not content to live a merely "normal" life or settle for an average existence. No, I am destined for more--much, much more.”
Melody Carlson, Finding Alice

Polls

This is the poll for December's Book of the Month - the book with the most votes will be the Group Read, and the book with the second most votes will be the Group Buddy Read.

Giver of Wonders by Roseanna M. White Giver of Wonders How a Christmas Tradition Began (A Visibullis Story) by Roseanna M. White
 
  6 votes 26.1%

The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson
 
  5 votes 21.7%

Mountain Christmas Brides by Susan Page Davis Mountain Christmas Brides Nine Historical Novellas Celebrate Faith and Love in the Rocky Mountains by Susan Page Davis
 
  2 votes 8.7%

The Christmas Note by Donna VanLiere The Christmas Note (Christmas Hope #6) by Donna VanLiere
 
  2 votes 8.7%

The Snowflake by Jamie Carie The Snowflake by Jamie Carie
 
  2 votes 8.7%

The Judge Who Stole Christmas by Randy Singer The Judge Who Stole Christmas by Randy Singer
 
  2 votes 8.7%

Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe by Irene Brand Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe by Irene Brand
 
  2 votes 8.7%

Love Came Down at Christmas by Karen Anna Vogel Love Came Down At Christmas A Fancy Amish Smicksburg Tale by Karen Anna Vogel
 
  1 vote 4.3%

The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere The Christmas Town (Christmas Hope #8) by Donna VanLiere
 
  1 vote 4.3%

The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton
 
  0 votes 0.0%

23 total votes
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