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  • Melody Carlson

    In this final installment in the 86 Bloomberg Place series, author Melody Carlson follows the four roommates through the high drama of their romantic relationships. Newly engaged Lelani has returned from Maui with her toddler anticipating a simple, beautiful wedding to Gil, but his Latina mama has other ideas—and the willpower to make them happen. Kendall, who accepts her “Maui Man’s” proposal of marriage, finds her wedding plans turned upside down by her absentee parents and cruel sisters, who don’t think she’s capable of making a single smart decision on her own. Marcus takes a trip to Africa, leaving Megan uncertain about the future of their...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Following her mother's funeral, and on the verge of her own midlife crisis, widow Anna Larson returns to the home of her youth to sort out her parents' belongings, as well as her own turbulent life. For the first time since childhood, Anna embraces her native heritage, despite the disdain of her vicious mother-in-law. By transforming her old family home on the banks of the Siuslaw River into The Inn at Shining Waters, Anna hopes to create a place of healing-a place where guests experience peace, grace, and new beginnings. Starting with her own...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    RITA Award winner Melody Carlson's sassy tale highlights the healing influence of family, friends, faith-and unexpected love-on a 31-year-old single gal who's down but not out. The day she dons her Valentino boots, Cassidy's life starts spinning out of control. Her boss fires her, her boyfriend dumps her, and someone steals her identity. And binging on chocolate doesn't help. 'Any book by Carlson is worth...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    In RITA Award-winning author Melody Carlson's light-hearted tale, 30-something Gretchen Hanover learns that renewing a heart takes as much grace as renovating a home. Jilted just before her wedding, she turns to home improvement TV-and ice cream-to soothe her broken heart. And when Gretchen's grand plan to flip a house soon flops, a certain carpenter-at first-only makes matters worse. 'A delicious chick-lit entry that fans will relish.'-Library...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Mix six teenage girls and one '60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add boys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two ... and you've got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson's chick lit series for young adults!The Carter House girls are just getting to know one another when tensions surrounding several boys threaten to undo everything. Rhiannon's dating Bradford, the most popular jock in school, Eliza's seeing Harry, and even DJ is dating Conner, although now he acts as if he doesn't like her. It seems every girl in the house wants a boyfriend-and will do just about anything to get one. So when Taylor decides to...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Mix six teenaged girls and one '60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add boys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two ... and you've got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson's chick lit series for young adults!When her mom died, DJ had to move in with her grandmother, internationally famous '60s fashion model Katherine Carter. Now Mrs. Carter's opened a boarding home for young ladies, and DJ-who would rather wear her basketball team uniform than haute couture-is sure they'll all be unbearable fashion snobs. One by one, the girls arrive and begin to figure out how to fit into this new family, getting to know each...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Mix six teenaged girls and one '60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add boys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two ... and you've got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson's chick lit series for young adults!In a whirlwind, DJ accepts "lonely" Taylor's invitation to join her mom's tour in Las Vegas during Christmas break. DJ soon discovers that the unsupervised Taylor is focused on one thing only-partying with a capital P. When Eliza arrives, DJ is quickly overwhelmed by the behavior of the wild duo, and begins to wonder if the partying will ever...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Mix six teenaged girls and one '60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add guys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two ... and you've got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson's chick lit series for young adults!The Carter House experiences a shake-up as one of its own returns home after an unnerving disappearing act. Then, friction grows as a school homecoming queen race heats up, turning friends and housemates against one another. DJ, Eliza, Taylor, Kriti, Rhiannon, and Casey show they have plenty of lessons to learn as the votes roll in. Will this latest competition turn some girls against each other for...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it's a safe choice for a woman whose childhood was anything but stable. Out of the blue, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reinvent herself by moving to New York City, where she hopes for a management position at a stylish new boutique hotel. The big city is full of surprises--not the least of which is Sean O'Neil. Her childhood crush has applied for the very same position! Sweet, romantic, and endlessly entertaining, this romp through the storied streets of New York City will enchant readers. Melody Carlson has created characters so charming that readers...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Inspired by their late friend's gifts for them, four members of a book club decide to become someone's Christmas angel--and find their own lives are changed. Perfect for readers who want a heartwarming and hopeful Christmas story Five women from different walks of life have become close friends through their book club--enjoying one another's company even more than they enjoy the books. So when the leader of the book club unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the four remaining friends are stunned. They relied on Abby for inspiration and motivation. She was the glue that held them together, and they're sure that without her the group can't continue. When the group...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Cuddle up with your little one and listen to these three bedtime Bible favorites: Goodnight, Manger by Laura Sassi - Goodnight, Manger tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they try to lull Jesus to sleep in the noisy stable after his birth. It’s bedtime for Baby Jesus, but who knew a manger could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels’ joyful hosannas, and three kings bearing noisy gifts, it’s just too loud. Until Mama finds a way for everyone to work together to shepherd baby Jesus into peaceful dreams under the twinkling stars. Goodnight, Angels by Melody Carlson - Goodnight,...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Grace Trey is an eighteen-year-old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her phenomenal, God-given musical talent. Both traits come from her father, one-hit wonder Johnny Tray who found Jesus after losing his chart success two decades ago. When Grace encounters her own music break of a lifetime, the sudden dive into the 'real world' puts her deeper beliefs to the test. Pop superstardom is just within reach but appears to require some spiritual compromise. Will Grace reject her faith, or will she own it? Grace Unplugged is based on the motion picture of the same name starring AJ Michalka (Super 8) and Kevin Pollak (A Few Good...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    At last! Short works by some of CBA's best-loved fiction authors-including Jerry Jenkins, Randy Alcorn, Terri Blackstock, Deborah Raney, and Angela Elwell Hunt-are compiled in one gripping volume! These masterfully told short stories promise to transport readers around the globe with amazing tales of international romance, mystery, and humor. A short bio accompanying each story allows readers to "meet" their favorite author. And the book even has a philanthropic element: all contributors are donating their royalties to The JESUS Film Project, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    In the 86 Bloomberg Place series, four diverse young women with varying levels of faith, differing interests, and unique personal issues share a four-bedroom bungalow in an energetic college town. In Spring Broke, Kendall’s housemates help her plan a garage sale to pay off her accumulated shopoholic debt. Megan is trying to decide whether to quit her job and pursue work more meaningful than designing wealthy people’s homes. Anna must battle her family’s condescending attitudes toward her Caucasian boyfriend, Edmond. And Lelani is trying to work up the nerve to go home to Maui, where her controlling parents are caring for her infant daughter. Lelani invites her roommates to...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Once you visit the charming village of Acorn Hill, tucked away in rural Pennsylvania, you’ll never want to leave. Townsfolk relax on their porch swings or gather to discuss the day’s events at the Coffee Shop over homemade pie. It’s the kind of town where friendship and faith flow together like a wide river on a fine spring day. However, the sleepy town of Acorn Hill is in for quite a surprise. After Daniel Howard, the adored minister of Grace Chapel, passes away, his three spirited daughters come home to remember their father, and find out that each has inherited a share of his run-down Victorian house. As the three wander through rooms rich with childhood memories,...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    When Alice Howard stumbles upon her father's boyhood journal from the early 1900s, she and her two sisters, Louise and Jane, uncover the hidden family history of the beloved Daniel Howard.  Through his profound and thoughtful words, they come to see how the power of grace can conquer the past and change the course of a life.  Meanwhile, Alice's college boyfriend, Mark Graves, re-enters her life, but will it lead to second-chance...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    An entertaining and humorous look at the relationship dilemmas of four unlikely female friends who share a small bungalow while launching their...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Kendall's managed to wrangle her grandmother's house free and clear except for the rules. No male roommates. But that's ok; with the right ad she'll pull in some girls, their rent and, if she's lucky, she won't have to go to work any time soon. For their part, Anna, Lelani, and Megan all have their reasons for wanting to move in: Anna has got to get out from under her overprotective parents; Lelani can't take another day in her aunt's tiny crackerbox house overflowing with toddlers and Megan needs a place free of her current roommate from Hades. Though they come with assorted extra baggage filled with broken hearts and dreams, they will discover they also have a vast array of hidden...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Mix six teenaged girls and one ’60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add guys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two … and you’ve got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson’s chick lit series for young adults! Christmas is coming, and Mrs. Carter treats the girls to a weekend trip to General Harding’s luxurious Vermont ski lodge. Naturally, she has no idea that Taylor has invited some guys to follow them—boys who have a different type of adventure in mind. At the lodge, Mrs. Carter is caught up in her own world, and DJ, Connor, Rhiannon, and Bradford are left to keep the chaos...read more

  • Melody Carlson

    Mix six teenage girls and one ‘60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add boys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two ... and you’ve got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson’s chick lit series for young adults! The New Year promises to be lively for the Carter House girls. As soon as the calendar page turns, the girls are forced to confront a whole load of difficulties. There is constant pressure from Mrs. Carter as the household prepares to participate in the high-stakes Spring Fashion Week in New York City. Competition flares from all directions as the girls vie for top billing, premium...read more