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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.
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In the fifth Carter House book, DJ accepts lonely Taylor’s invitation to come to Las Vegas over Christmas break, where Taylor's mom is performing. DJ soon discovers that Taylor just wants to party, and she’s invited Eliza as well. When the two girls begin going a little too wild, DJ finds herself wondering if Taylor needs serious help.
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Back in fifth grade, Micah Knight got an Amish pen pal, and over the years, they've exchanged many letters--and many secrets. At age seventeen, Micah finally has the chance to meet her pen pal face-to-face. The only problem is that because of confusion about her name when the pen pals were assigned, her pen pal was a boy, Zack Miller. And all this time, Micah's never told Zack that she's actually a girl! While she wants nothing more than to experience life on Zack's Amish farm, she's afraid he'll hate her for deceiving him all these years. But she makes up her mind to face the music--and that's where the fun really begins.
With graduation looming, the Carter House girls are struggling with college visits, prom dress warfare, and boyfriend situations that are going from bad to worse. Mrs. Carter ups the stress level by planning a typical over-the-top Mother’s Day fashion show, and things get tense when the designer favors certain models. Through it all, surprises are in store for each girl as their time at Carter House comes to an end. As final good-byes approach, some friendships will deepen while others crumble. Will the girls resolve old differences or part ways as enemies?
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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 will need a lot of time to recover. Worse, without being able to run their family-owned salon, her mother could lose the business. Determined to help, Rita realizes what the struggling salon really needs is a complete make-over.
Rita is determined to get the salon back to its former glory by Valentine's Day, which happens to coincide with the reopening of the nearby skating rink that she loved as a child. She only has her small personal savings and a short amount of time off of work to get the job done. But she also has the help of old friends, including Johnny, a former classmate who now works for Jolly Janitors, the company that cleans the salon. Rita is surprised at how well they connect and how much he is willing to do to help her. Though Rita believes Johnny is only being kind, with romance in the air their friendship may just fall into something more.
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After years abroad, Garrison Brown returns home to Vancouver to build a new life. When his beloved grandmother passes away a few weeks before Christmas, Garrison goes to her house to sort out her belongings, including six cats who need new homes. While Garrison hopes to dispense with the task quickly, his grandmother's instructions don't allow for speed. She has left Garrison with some challenging requirements for the future homes of her furry friends--plus a sizeable monetary gift for the new owners. Garrison's job is to match the cats with the right owners without disclosing the surprise gift. Along the way, he may just meet someone who can make him stay.
Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel, Dear Daphne Series #1Melody CarlsonMelody Carlson / 2013 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 16 Reviews
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