Carlson, Melody

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The Happy Camper

Packed with a lot of small-town charm and a little bit of faith, Carlson’s latest (Christmas in Winter Hill) delivers a fun romance with crossover appeal. The author is prolific, but she hasn’t lost her touch for modern romantic fiction. Recommended as a stand-alone for new Carlson readers and fans of Courtney Walsh and Sandra D. Bricker.

A Christmas by the Sea

This breezy, entertaining read provides the perfect afternoon getaway during a busy holiday season.

Under a Summer Sky: A Summer Romance

Moving from the breezy San Francisco of All Summer Long to the Deep South, this third volume in Carlson's travel-based romantic series evokes another colorful and atmospheric setting for her quirky and endearing characters. A treat for aficionados of character-driven fiction.

Once upon a Summertime: A New York City Romance

Managing the shabby Value Lodge in her hometown is not exactly the life Anna Gordon envisioned after college, but a chance encounter with an old high school friend now living in New York City revives her dreams of working in a grand hotel...

The Christmas Cat

This moving holiday tale about the ability of animals to forge connections among us all will have broad appeal. Carlson's steadily paced story line and multidimensional characters make this inspirational work come alive. For cat lovers and fans of RT Reviews Achievement Award winner Carlson's other Christmas titles, including The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and The Christmas Pony.

A Simple Christmas Wish

Popular and prolific Christian fiction author Carlson (The Christmas Bus; The Christmas Dog) has written an uplifting holiday story about how our past can poison our present but that emphasizes that with love, trust, and faith in each other, miracles can and do happen. The author's many fans will want this title.

Westward Hearts

Carlson starts this new historical series with her signature emotionally intense storyline. Adult readers will find the writing and language somewhat didactic, but it may win her teen readers looking for a clean romance. Recommend it to readers who enjoy the stories of Lurlene McDaniel.

River's End

Like the other series titles, this emotionally intense family drama by the RITA Award-winning Carlson will appeal to readers of Sara Shepard.

Here's to Friends

Carson's heartwarming final entry in the well-loved character-driven series (after All for One) should appeal to fans of Linda Evans Shepherd.

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