Dear Readers, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Melody Carlson’s Christmas book this year. I’ve enjoyed her Christmas novels for several years. This one is historical, a real heartwarming story of loss and reconciliation. The characters really grabbed my heart and held on until the end of the story. I know you’ll love it, too.
Welcome back, Melody. What is the title of your most recent book?
The Christmas Blessing
Who is the primary audience for The Christmas Blessing?
Readers of all ages, who want to read an uplifting Christmas story.
The Christmas Blessing is set during WWII, an era that’s not only admirable for the heroic efforts performed by that generation, but it’s also ripe with an endless supply of fascinating stories. Including ones of bravery on the home-front. So I imagined a young mother with some tough challenges—and then I simply let the story roll out.
How do ideas for books or storylines or characters come to you?
Usually in a small snippet—and usually in the form of a character who has a specific problem and in a setting that interests me. Then I simply jump in and find out how it all works out.
What do you hope readers can gain from reading The Christmas Blessing?
That God is loving and good—and there is hope for everyone and anyone.
What are you working on next?
I almost always have something in the works. Even though I’m trying to slow my writing down, there’s always a story brewing—sometimes it’s just putting down notes for a future project. Right now I’m finishing my Christmas novella (for 2018) and am about to get back to the fourth and final book in my historical Mulligan Sisters series (set in WWII San Francisco).
Tell us about the story, for my readers.
During World War II, Amelia Richards had been serving as USO hostess, when she met James Bradley at the USO New Year’s Eve dance. They immediately fell in love and he proposed 4 days later. That same afternoon he was commanded to report back to the ship. In late 1944, Amelia received news from the War Department that his plane was shot down in the South Pacific. Now she is alone with their infant son Jimmy and the dilemma of contacting James’ parents in
to let them know
that they are grandparents. Amelia prays that they will accept this grandchild
even if she and James did not have the chance to marry? Montana
Thank you, Melody, for sharing this book with us. I loved reading it.
Readers, you can find out more about Melody here:
Here are links to the book.The Christmas Blessing - Christianbook.com
The Christmas Blessing - Amazon
The Christmas Blessing - Kindle
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