After a decade of dating disasters and her parents' divorce, Emma Burcelli has given up on romance---until she meets Lane Forester. Just as her heart begins to soften, she learns that her sister is vying for Lane's affections! Emma's mother and sister insist Lane sees her only as a future sister-in-law---but could they be wrong?
Over the years, Melody Carlson has worn many hats, from pre-school teacher to youth counselor to political activist to senior editor. But most of all, she is a writer who loves to write! She is a bestselling and award-winning author of more than 200 books for children, teens, and adults--with sales totaling more than six million. Carlson's passion for 'true to life' fiction has had great success for both the young adult and women's markets. Informed and aware of the challenges and struggles facing teens today, she writes young adult novels that she hopes will change lives and women's fiction to which women of all ages can relate. Her popular series, Diary of a Teenage Girl (Multnomah), has sold more than 775,000 copies and her popular Christmas novellas have sold over 590,000 copies combined. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.
"Once again Carlson touches the heart in this sweet, hopeful story of love finally found."RT Book Reviews, starred review
"A sweet, quick read that celebrates love's beginnings as well the spirit of Valentine's Day."Serena Chase, USAToday.com
"A delightful story about the loss and recovery of romance, love and hope. . . .ONCE UPON A WINTER'S HEART will revive anyone who's given up on romance and wants a happy ending."Family Fiction
"Melody delivers all that is sweetest and best about love in this Valentine's novella and does it with a tasty dash of Italian spice. Now that's amore!"Robin Jones Gunn, bestselling author of Sisterchicks in Gondolas
"A sweet love story, Once Upon a Winter's Heart is a beautiful picture of the joy of being swept off your feet."Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan and Where the Trail Ends
"Delightful. . .Should be on everyone's must-read list for the holiday season."RT Book Reviews Top Pick (4 1/2 stars) on The Christmas Pony
"A wonderfully sweet story, with vivid descriptions that pull you right into the pages."bookreporter.com on The Christmas Pony
"Carlson writes from her heart and it shines through on every page of this beautiful novel."RT Book Reviews on River's Song