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)
  3. Hometown Ties
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    Hometown Ties
    Melody Carlson
    Revell / 2019 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 13% ($2.01)
  4. Christmas in Winter Hill
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    Christmas in Winter Hill
    Melody Carlson
    Revell / 2019 / Hardcover
    $9.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 41% ($7.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 18 Reviews
  1. Notes From A Spinning Planet #3: Mexico
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    Notes From A Spinning Planet #3: Mexico
    Melody Carlson
    WaterBrook / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $0.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 92% ($12.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW071463
  2. Notes from a Spinning Planet, Papua New Guinea #2
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    Notes from a Spinning Planet, Papua New Guinea #2
    Melody Carlson
    Melody Carlson / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $13.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 10% ($1.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW071453

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. Viva Vermont! #4
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    Viva Vermont! #4
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)

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, Kim #3: Falling Up
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    Diary of a Teenage Girl Series, Kim #3: Falling Up
    Melody Carlson
    Multnomah / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $7.49 Retail: $13.99 Save 46% ($6.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
  4. 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

Faithgirlz Series

  1. Girl Power
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    Girl Power
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $7.49 Retail: $9.99 Save 25% ($2.50)
  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
    $5.49 Retail: $7.99 Save 31% ($2.50)
  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
    $12.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 13% ($2.01)
    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
    $12.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 13% ($2.01)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 34 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
    $36.99 Retail: $45.00 Save 18% ($8.01)

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
    $8.49 Retail: $15.99 Save 47% ($7.50)
    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: $13.99 Save 29% ($4.00)
    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. Catwalk
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    Catwalk
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  2. Ciao
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    Ciao
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
  3. Glamour
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    Glamour
    Melody Carlson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
  4. 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

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: $13.99 Save 21% ($3.00)
    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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