Melody Carlson

Best-selling author Melody Carlson has written over 200 books for children, teens, & adults. She received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.

Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson

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.

Recent Releases

  1. Baby's First Book of Blessings
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    Baby's First Book of Blessings
    Melody Carlson
    ZonderKidz / 2020 / Hardcover
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
  2. The Happy Camper
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    The Happy Camper
    Melody Carlson
    Revell / 2020 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 38% ($6.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 26 Reviews
  3. Baby's First Bible and Book of Prayers Gift Set
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    Baby's First Bible and Book of Prayers Gift Set
    Melody Carlson
    ZonderKidz / 2020 / Other
    $12.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 24% ($4.00)
  4. The Christmas Swap
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    The Christmas Swap
    Melody Carlson
    Revell / 2020 / Hardcover
    $11.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 29% ($5.00)

Special Edition-Bonus Chapter!

  1. The Christmas Swap Special Edition
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    The Christmas Swap Special Edition
    Melody Carlson
    Revell / 2020 / Hardcover
    $8.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 47% ($8.00)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/01/20.
    Stock No: WW740154

EXCLUSIVE BONUS CHAPTER!

All Emma Daley wants this holiday season is a white Christmas. But the young teacher and struggling musician sure can't find that in sunny Arizona. Luckily, there's someone living in a perfect mountain home in the Colorado Rockies looking to make a vacation trade this year.
Tyler Prescott is an in-demand songwriter and talented musician who put his own singing career on hold to write songs for celebrity acts to perform. When his mother convinces him to do a vacation trade for Christmas, he never imagined one of the houseguests would be so sweet--or so pretty. Naturally, he decides to stick around, and, to get better acquainted, he poses as the house's caretaker. 

Carter House Girls Series

  1. Mixed Bags #1
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    Mixed Bags #1
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  2. Stealing Bradford #2
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    Stealing Bradford #2
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
  3. Homecoming Queen #3
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    Homecoming Queen #3
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
  4. Lost in Las Vegas #5
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    Lost in Las Vegas #5
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews

Dating Games Series

  1. The Dating Games #1: First Date
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    The Dating Games #1: First Date
    Melody Carlson
    Revell / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99
    3.5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
  2. Blind Date
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    Blind Date
    Melody Carlson
    Revell / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  3. Double Date, The Dating Games Series #3
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    Double Date, The Dating Games Series #3
    Melody Carlson
    Revell / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $0.49 Retail: $12.99 Save 96% ($12.50)

Diary of a Teenage Girl Series

  1. Diary of a Teenage Girl Series, Kim #1: Just Ask
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    Diary of a Teenage Girl Series, Kim #1: Just Ask
    Melody Carlson
    Multnomah / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
  2. Diary of a Teenage Girl Series, Kim #2: Meant to Be
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    Diary of a Teenage Girl Series, Kim #2: Meant to Be
    Melody Carlson
    Multnomah / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $14.39 Retail: $15.99 Save 10% ($1.60)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
  3. Diary of a Teenage Girl Series, Maya #1: A Not-So-Simple Life
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    Diary of a Teenage Girl Series, Maya #1: A Not-So-Simple Life
    Melody Carlson
    Multnomah / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $13.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 10% ($1.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
  4. Diary of a Teenage Girl Series, Caitlin #1: Becoming Me
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    Diary of a Teenage Girl Series, Caitlin #1: Becoming Me
    Melody Carlson
    Multnomah / 2000 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 19 Reviews

Faithgirlz Series

  1. Girl Power
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    Girl Power
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
  2. Raising Faith
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    Raising Faith
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
  3. Raising Faith, Includes Raising Faith and Run Away
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    Raising Faith, Includes Raising Faith and Run Away
    Melody Carlson
    ZonderKidz / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $4.49 Retail: $7.99 Save 44% ($3.50)
  4. Secret Admirer
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    Secret Admirer
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)

Follow Your Heart Series

  1. Once upon a Summertime #1
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    Once upon a Summertime #1
    Melody Carlson
    Revell / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $10.49 Retail: $15.00 Save 30% ($4.51)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 33 Reviews
  2. All Summer Long #2
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    All Summer Long #2
    Melody Carlson
    Revell / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $10.49 Retail: $15.00 Save 30% ($4.51)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 35 Reviews
  3. Under a Summer Sky, Follow Your Heart Series #3
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    Under a Summer Sky, Follow Your Heart Series #3
    Melody Carlson
    Revell / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 13% ($2.01)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 22 Reviews
  4. Follow Your Heart Series, Volumes 1-3
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    Follow Your Heart Series, Volumes 1-3
    Melody Carlson
    Baker Books / Trade Paperback
    $32.99 Retail: $45.00 Save 27% ($12.01)

Homeward on the Oregon Trail Series

  1. Westward Hearts, Homeward on the Oregon Trail Series #1
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    Westward Hearts, Homeward on the Oregon Trail Series #1
    Melody Carlson
    Harvest House Publishers / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $13.99 Save 29% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews Video
  2. A Dream for Tomorrow, Homeward on the Oregon Trail Series #2
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    A Dream for Tomorrow, Homeward on the Oregon Trail Series #2
    Melody Carlson
    Harvest House Publishers / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 25% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews Video
  3. A Home at Trail's End, Homeward on the Oregon Trail Series #3
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    A Home at Trail's End, Homeward on the Oregon Trail Series #3
    Melody Carlson
    Harvest House Publishers / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 41% ($7.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews Video
  4. Homeward on the Oregon Trail Series, Volumes 1-3
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    Homeward on the Oregon Trail Series, Volumes 1-3
    Melody Carlson
    Harvest House Publishers / Trade Paperback
    $26.99 Retail: $43.97 Save 39% ($16.98)

On the Runway Series

  1. Ciao
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    Ciao
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
  2. Glamour
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    Glamour
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
  3. Premiere
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    Premiere
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
  4. Rendezvous
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    Rendezvous
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews

Stand Alone Novel

  1. Your Heart's Desire
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    Your Heart's Desire
    Melody Carlson
    Center Street / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $7.49 Retail: $13.99 Save 46% ($6.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
  2. A Mile in My Flip-Flops
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    A Mile in My Flip-Flops
    Melody Carlson
    WaterBrook / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 27% ($4.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
  3. Crystal Lies
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    Crystal Lies
    Melody Carlson
    Random House / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $16.19 Retail: $17.99 Save 10% ($1.80)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
  4. Finding Alice
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    Finding Alice
    Melody Carlson
    Random House / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $17.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 10% ($2.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
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