The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson follows Lucy Turnbull during Christmas in 1937. Her father is no longer living, and her mother made their home a boardinghouse as a way to provide for her young daughter. When Lucy meets a young couple in town and hears about their car breaking down, she believes it is an answer to prayer as a way to help her family earn money through their rental of rooms at their home. She is also hopeful for the fulfillment of two other prayers: a pony and to have her mother’s smile return. As Lucy spends time with the young man, George, and woman, Veronica, she learns more about their true character.
This was very quick read, and it was a cute book that got me ready for Christmas! I think this would be a good book for a family to read together before the Christmas Season. The book focused on the real reason for the holidays, and the Christmas play at the local Church was a perfect way to focus on Christ’s birth rather than just presents. I’m glad I had the opportunity to read the book, and I can’t wait to share it with others.
Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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