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Monday, December 23, 2013

The Christmas Pony by Melody Carson/ Review

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a sucker for horses and ponies, dogs and cats and babies.   So how could I pass up a Christmas read called The Christmas  Pony?    And how could I do anything but enjoy it?
So with that in mind, this is the Synopsis from Goodreads:

Eight-year-old Lucy Turnbull knew better than to wish for a pony that Christmas in 1937. Her mother had assured her in no uncertain terms that asking for a pony was the same as asking for the moon. Besides, the only extra mouths they needed at their boarding house were the paying kind. But when an interesting pair of strangers comes to town, Lucy starts to believe her Christmas wishes might just come true after all. 
The queen of the Christmas novel, Melody Carlson pens another magical tale of expectation and excitement as one little girl dreams big and the impossible becomes possible.

From My Perspective:

The Christmas Pony was a truly delightful read.   Carlson's characters were well developed and endearing.  Lucy knew they couldn't afford a pony, let alone afford to feed it.   But she prayed for one anyway.   Just as she prayed that her mama's smile would return to her sweet face.   Needing boarders for their extra rooms, Lucy prayed and  it seemed her prayers were answered.   Two extra boarders over the Christmas holidays were just what they needed to make ends meet.

The story is told by Lucy; an eight year old without a belief in Santa Claus, but a firm belief that God can and does answer prayer.  Although there are bumps along the way, Lucy's dreams are about to come true!  The innocence of a child was portrayed beautifully and I smiled from ear to ear as I read the final chapter.   It was a lovely and joyful read!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.   I purchased this book in hardback from Amazon.  

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