"The Christmas Pony," by Melody Carlson
With Christmas around the corner, the Turnbull family is in need of a few small miracles.
It is 1937, and Lucy Turnbull knows better than to wish for a pony this Christmas. Her mother has assured her in no uncertain terms that asking for a pony is the same as asking for the moon. Besides, the only extra mouths they need at their boarding house are the paying kind. Then an interesting pair of strangers comes to town, and Lucy's world changes forever.
Again this book was a lovely book. I loved the lead character Lucy, she was a character with so much depth and wisdom, especially for her age. This book highlighted how outward appearances mean nothing, it's what's inside of you that counts and shines through.
There are no real surprises and you will know what is going to happen, but regardless it was one of those books that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. It's also an easy one or two afternoon read, and with a Christmas theme that gets you in the mood for the holidays.
Stars out of 5 : 4.5 Again loved the book, but thought it was a tad expensive at $14.99. I would recommend that you do read this though as you won't be sorry.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a
division of Baker Publishing Group".