By Melody Carlson
Lucy Turnbull knows what she wants for Christmas, a pony. But both Mama and Grandma tell Lucy not to get her heart set on something that she can't have. But Lucy has her heart set on Smoky, a nearby pony that is for sale.
But Lucy knows that Smoky is an impossible dream, yet she prays that God will send her a pony, send them more boarders, and to give mama back her smile. Soon it appears that God is helping Lucy Christmas dream come true when they get two new boarders. Veronica and George are different from their normal boarders. Veronica is on her way to California, determined to become a movie star and George is always doing things to help Lucy and her mother with small tasks around the house.
But for reasons Lucy can't understand mama doesn't seem to like their new boarders; boarders who came in answer to Lucy's prayer. With God answering her prayer for new boarders answered, Lucy has a sliver of hope for the rest of her Christmas pray - a pony and mama's smile. But what will it take for mama to smile again? Will Lucy get the desire of her heart? Only time will time! The Christmas of 1937 is one Lucy won't soon forget.
The Christmas Pony is a sweet, timeless Christmas story that will leave you with a warm feeling in your heart!
I was provided a copy of this title by the publisher for the purpose of this review.
Available Sept 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.