First Line Friday #49 – A Simple Christmas Wish by Melody Carlson

Hi Readers!

Happy December. ๐Ÿ™‚ Christmas is my favorite time of year so I’m very excited to start my month of Christmas books!! Since December is so busy, I won’t write long, but I wanted to show you a really sweet Christmas book by Melody Carlson. So without further ado, let’s take a look at A Simple Christmas Wish.


Rachel Milligan had given up on Christmas years ago.

First line of A Simple Christmas Wish by Melody Carlson

From The Back Cover

Rachel Milligan is caring for her seven-year-old niece, Holly, at her home in Chicago when she receives devastating news: Holly’s parents have been killed in a plane crash. Because Rachel is Holly’s only known relative, she assumes that she will be her beloved niece’s guardian. However, custody is awarded to Lydia, a distant aunt who happens to be Amish. Just a week before Christmas, Rachel takes Holly to the Amish community in the hopes of persuading Aunt Lydia to relinquish custody. Instead, Lydia sets out to teach Holly to live according to the Amish way. As family secrets emerge and old wounds are healed, Rachel realizes that she will do whatever it takes to ensure that Holly has the loving family she needs.

Combining an Amish family saga with the anticipation of Christmas cheer and the promise of a budding romance, this newest Christmas story from beloved author Melody Carlson is sure to please.


About the Author

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her novels range from serious issues like schizophrenia (Finding Alice) to lighter topics like house-flipping (A Mile in My Flip-Flops) but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog. To find out more about Melody Carlson, visit her website at http://www.melodycarlson.com/

Is there a Christmas book that you love? I would love to hear about it! I’m always searching for a new book and I don’t have a lot of Christmas stories. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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