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Honored with Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, bestselling author Melody Carlson has been writing (professionally) for more than twenty years, with more than 200 books published and more than five million books sold. She attributes her success to her changing environment whether it’s staying in her beach cottage or enjoying her home near the Cascade Mountains; she reflects on the diverse scenery and easily gathers plenty of writing ideas. In addition to the two writing retreats Melody and her husband take RV ever exploring the country and area for new story ideas and they enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking.
Favorite Verse: John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."
It’s the “whosoever” part that gets me. That’s who I write for – “whosoever” and to me that means everyone and anyone.
Rita is living her dream of working as a hairstylist in Hollywood when her father calls with news that her mother has suffered a terrible stroke. When she gets home to Chicago, she finds her mother is healing, but without being able to run the family-owned salon, her mother could lose the business.
With only her small personal savings and the help of old friends, including former classmate Johnny, Rita vows to return the struggling salon to its former glory by Valentine's Day. Rita believes Johnny is only being kind, but with romance in the air their friendship may just fall into something more.
Series by Melody Carlson
The girls from the DG have found that through the club, both their friendships and dating savvy have grown. But that is all about to be put to the test. Despite their promises of secrecy, word has somehow gotten out, and new girls want to join the club. The reaction in the DG is mixed, but with the Christmas Ball coming up, they need to pull together to organize their double dates. The trouble is, how can they get guys interested in a dance that's become increasingly unpopular?
Grace Trey is on her way! Now that her phenomenal musical talent has thrust her into the spotlight, the 18-year-old pop singer feels success is within her grasp. But her sudden fame and fortune put her Christian faith to the test. Will the glitter of superstardom cause her to compromise her beliefs? Based on the motion picture.
Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel, Dear Daphne Series #1Melody CarlsonB&H Books / 2013 / Trade Paperback$10.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 18 Reviews
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With high hopes, Dorothy Ballinger lands her dream job at The New York Times. But it's not long until writing about weddings becomes a painful reminder of her own failed romance, and her love of the city slowly sours as well. Is it time to give up the Big Apple for her small hometown of Appleton?
When her eccentric Aunt Dot passes away and leaves a sizeable estate to Dorothy, going back home is an easy choice. What isn't easy is coming to terms with the downright odd clauses written into the will.