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Melody Carlson

Author of Benjamin's Box

317+ Works 19,885 Members 919 Reviews 15 Favorited

About the Author

Melody Carlson was born in San Francisco, California on March 2, 1956. She graduated from Lane Community College. Before becoming a Christian author, she volunteered in teen ministry, taught preschool, and worked briefly in interior design and in international adoption. She has written over 200 show more books for children, pre-teens, young adults, and adults including Revell, Finding Alice, The Christmas Bus, the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, and the Carter House Girls series. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Series

Works by Melody Carlson

Benjamin's Box (1997) 660 copies
Back Home Again (1905) 458 copies
The Christmas Bus (2006) 383 copies
Becoming Me (2000) 346 copies
Christmas at Harrington's (2010) 318 copies
Dark Blue: Color Me Lonely (2004) 306 copies
The Christmas Dog (2009) 274 copies
It's My Life (2001) 270 copies
My Name Is Chloe (2003) 248 copies
The Christmas Shoppe (2011) 235 copies
Who I Am (2002) 234 copies
Just Ask (2005) 230 copies
Deep Green: Color Me Jealous (2004) 225 copies
Hidden History (2003) 206 copies
On My Own (2002) 204 copies
Finding Alice (2003) 202 copies
Torch Red: Color Me Torn (2004) 200 copies
The Prayer of Jabez for Little Ones (2001) — Adaptor — 194 copies
Mixed Bags (2008) 184 copies
Sold Out (2003) 179 copies
Pitch Black: Color Me Lost (2004) 174 copies
I Heart Bloomberg (2008) 164 copies
I Do! (2005) 157 copies
Face the Music (2004) 156 copies
A Mile in My Flip-Flops (2008) 154 copies
Road Trip (2003) 153 copies
The Storytellers' Collection: Tales of Faraway Places (2000) — Editor; Contributor — 150 copies
An Irish Christmas (2007) 150 copies
Love Your Neighbor (2002) 148 copies
Catwalk (2010) 144 copies
All in the Timing (2001) 137 copies
Stealing Bradford (2008) 133 copies
Crystal Lies (2004) 132 copies
On This Day (2006) 130 copies
Harsh Pink: Color Me Burned (2007) 127 copies
A Christmas by the Sea (2018) 127 copies
The Christmas Joy Ride (2015) 127 copies
The Happy Camper (2020) 127 copies
Ready to Wed (2007) 125 copies
Blood Sisters (2001) 121 copies
The Christmas Angel Project (2016) 121 copies
Show Each Other Forgiveness (2002) 117 copies
Meant to Be (2005) 116 copies
All I Have to Give (2008) 115 copies
As Young as We Feel (2010) 115 copies
Premiere (2010) 112 copies
River's Song (2011) 112 copies
Double Take (2011) 110 copies
Bad Connection (2006) 109 copies
Winter Wonders (2003) 105 copies
It's a Green Thing (2009) 104 copies
The Christmas Swap (2020) 104 copies
Just Another Girl (2009) 104 copies
King of the Stable (1998) 103 copies
Falling Up (2006) 102 copies
Secretly Do Good Deeds (2002) 102 copies
Not-So-Simple Life (2008) 99 copies
Let Them Eat Fruitcake (2008) 98 copies
Armando's Treasure (2003) 91 copies
The Christmas Cat (2014) 90 copies
The Lost Lamb (1999) 90 copies
The Christmas Pony (2012) 87 copies
Grace Unplugged (2013) 86 copies
Courting Mr. Emerson (2019) 86 copies
Christmas in Winter Hill (2019) 86 copies
Beyond Reach (2007) 83 copies
Everything I Long For (1999) 81 copies
Viva Vermont! (2008) 81 copies
A Simple Christmas Wish (2013) 78 copies
River's Call (2012) 78 copies
Looking for Cassandra Jane (2002) 77 copies
That Was Then … (2006) 76 copies
A Christmas in the Alps (2021) 75 copies
A Quilt for Christmas (2022) 73 copies
Anything but Normal (2010) 72 copies
The Other Side of Darkness (2008) 72 copies
Homecoming Queen (2008) 70 copies
Once Upon a Summertime (2015) 70 copies
Don't Worry about Tomorrow (2002) 69 copies
The Christmas Blessing (2017) 68 copies
On Hope's Wings (1998) 68 copies
A Place to Come Home To (1999) 66 copies
Lost in Las Vegas (2009) 65 copies
Westward Hearts (2012) 64 copies
Gold 'n' Honey Bible (1997) 64 copies
A Home at Trail's End (2013) 64 copies
A Dream for Tomorrow (2013) 64 copies
Cherished Wish (1998) 63 copies
Spring Broke (2009) 61 copies
New York Debut (2009) 61 copies
Looking for You All My Life (2000) 60 copies
The Ark That Noah Built (1997) 60 copies
Limelight (2009) 59 copies
Playing with Fire (2007) 58 copies
All for One (1820) 58 copies
Someone to Belong To (2000) 57 copies
A Treasure Beyond Measure (2001) 55 copies
Rendezvous (2010) 55 copies
River's End (2012) 55 copies
The Easterville Miracle (2004) 55 copies
A Simple Song (2013) 55 copies
The Other Brother (1999) 53 copies
All Summer Long (2016) 53 copies
Wise Man's House (1997) 53 copies
Tale of Two Houses (1998) 52 copies
Trading Secrets (2014) 52 copies
Farmer Brown's Field Trip (2000) 51 copies
Here's to Friends (2011) 50 copies
The Jerk Magnet (2012) 49 copies
Payback (2008) 49 copies
Autumn Secrets (1998) 48 copies
Never Been Kissed (1859) 48 copies
Once Upon a Winter's Heart (2014) 46 copies
The Greatest Gift (1541) 46 copies
Last Dance (2010) 46 copies
Hometown Ties (2010) 45 copies
No Room at the Inn (2006) 45 copies
Forever Friends (2000) 44 copies
What Matters Most (2009) 43 copies
Spotlight (2010) 43 copies
Dreams of Promise (1999) 43 copies
Spring Breakdown (2010) 43 copies
Homeward (1997) 41 copies
My Happy Heart (1750) 40 copies
Under a Summer Sky (2017) 40 copies
My Amish Boyfriend (2014) 40 copies
First Date (2013) 40 copies
Perfect Alibi (2015) 39 copies
Damaged: A Violated Trust (2011) 37 copies
Glamour (2011) 37 copies
Awakening Heart (1998) 37 copies
Still Waters (2011) 36 copies
Project: Raising Faith (2008) 35 copies
Her First Bible (1997) 35 copies
God Lives in My House (1999) 34 copies
The Parable of Two Builders (2003) 33 copies
God Made Them All (2000) 32 copies
Love Gently Falling (2015) 32 copies
Unexpected Treasures (2012) 32 copies
His First Bible (1997) 31 copies
The Lullaby Bible (1997) 31 copies
Project: Girl Power (2007) 31 copies
Shades of Light (1998) 30 copies
Yes or No, Who Will Go? (2002) 29 copies
Sea Hag's Treasure (1997) 28 copies
Project: Mystery Bus (2007) 28 copies
Heartland Skies (1998) 28 copies
Project: Rescue Chelsea (2007) 27 copies
Project: Take Charge (2007) 27 copies
God Goes with Me (2000) 27 copies
True: A Teen Devotional (2008) 27 copies
Your Heart's Desire (2016) 26 copies
Ciao (2010) 25 copies
I Can Count on God (1999) 25 copies
Goodnight, Angels (2011) 23 copies
The Prom Queen (2013) 22 copies
Bitsy's Harvest Party (2004) 20 copies
Project: Secret Admirer (2008) 20 copies
The Most Beautiful Tree (2001) 20 copies
Prom Date (2015) 20 copies
Double Date (2015) 20 copies
Blind Date (2014) 20 copies
Harbor Secrets (2018) 19 copies
The Best Friend (2012) 18 copies
Against the Tide (2016) 18 copies
Jessica (1996) 17 copies
Gone Too Soon (2018) 17 copies
Turning Tide (2020) 17 copies
O Come Let Us Adore Him (2000) 16 copies
Surf Smugglers (2019) 15 copies
Trapped: Caught in a Lie (2012) 15 copies
I'll Be Seeing You (2016) 15 copies
Life: A Teen Devotional (2009) 14 copies
Project: Run Away (2008) 13 copies
War of the Weeds (1998) 13 copies
Always: A Teen Devotional (2010) 12 copies
No One to Trust (2016) 12 copies
Project: Ski Trip (2008) 11 copies
Delia and the Drifter (2015) 11 copies
As Time Goes By (2017) 10 copies
Devotions for Clutterers (2004) 9 copies
Home Sweet Tiny Home (2021) 9 copies
Riptide Rumors (2019) 9 copies
String of Pearls (2017) 8 copies
Sisters at Heart (2000) 6 copies
Odd Girl Out (2019) 5 copies
Meet the Misfits (2019) 5 copies
We'll Meet Again (2018) 5 copies
Broken Promises (2019) 5 copies
Taking Chances (2020) 5 copies
Counting Baby's Blessings (2005) 5 copies
Peachy Pete (1999) 4 copies
Daily Grind (2017) 3 copies
Pineapple Paul (1997) 3 copies
Miranda and the Miner (2021) 3 copies
Penny Pear (1997) 3 copies
Devotions for Real Life (2012) 3 copies
With the Tide (2018) 3 copies
Gladys Grape (1999) 3 copies
Blackberry Bart (1997) 2 copies
Julianne and the Judge (2022) 2 copies
The Waiting Room (2014) 2 copies
Lyle Lemon (1997) 2 copies
Tammy Tangerine (1997) 2 copies
Strawberry Sam (1997) 1 copy
Awakening (2012) 1 copy
The Long Road Home (2014) 1 copy
Anna Apple (1997) 1 copy

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"Artist Waverly Brennan wants a fresh start. She gets her chance when her ever-quirky mother calls to say she's purchased a gallery in Martha's Vineyard and would love Waverly's help setting it up. Enticed by visions of running a classy art gallery, Waverly is in." From the back of the book.
 
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salem.colorado | 3 other reviews | Feb 22, 2024 |
This book brought back all the memories and feels from my teenage years. Still made me want to shake the MC, but I could definitely hear my internal monologue from that time in my life and would make similar stupid decisions.
 
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midmomo | 1 other review | Feb 11, 2024 |
Have you heard of a Man Called Øve? This is the American female Christmas version! Two women have given up on Christmas. When a poor immigrant family next door has an emergency, a series of events, and a quilt, bring a myriad of people together to save Christmas and bring good cheer. An adorable story I’d definitely make a regular holiday read.
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KarenMonsen | 32 other reviews | Jan 9, 2024 |
My Review of Christmas In Winter Hill by Melody Carlson: I didn’t finish this in time to review it for Revell because I just didn’t enjoy the plot since it was almost any Hallmark movie, I love the cover, but I also disagree with the main character being divorced and have heard/read/watched this plot several times with different books, movies, and such. And honestly I just do not want to finish reading something that I don't enjoy currently, maybe I'll read it closer to Christmas but I doubt it. Though I do love the book's cover.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
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