Melody Carlson Books In Order

86 Bloomberg Place Books In Publication Order

  1. I Heart Bloomberg (2008)
  2. Let Them Eat Fruitcake (2008)
  3. Spring Broke (2009)
  4. Three Weddings and a Bar Mitzvah (2009)

Allison Chronicles Books In Publication Order

  1. On Hope’s Wings (1998)
  2. Cherished Wish (1998)
  3. Autumn Secrets (1998)
  4. Dreams of Promise (1999)

Beary Patch Bears Books In Publication Order

  1. Hi, I’m Hucklebeary (2000)
  2. Hi, I’m Razzbeary (2000)
  3. Hi, I’m Blackbeary (2000)
  4. Hi, I’m Bluebeary (2001)
  5. Hi, I’m Loganbeary (2001)
  6. Hi, I’m Mullbeary (2001)
  7. Hi! I’m Cranbeary (2001)
  8. Hi, I’m Elderbeary (2001)
  9. Hi, I’m Strawbeary (2001)

Being Zoey Books In Publication Order

  1. Meet the Misfits (2019)
  2. Odd Girl Out (2019)
  3. Broken Promises (2019)

Carter House Girls Books In Publication Order

  1. Mixed Bags (2008)
  2. Stealing Bradford (2008)
  3. Homecoming Queen (2008)
  4. Viva Vermont! (2008)
  5. Lost in Las Vegas (2009)
  6. New York Debut (2009)
  7. Spring Breakdown (2009)
  8. The Last Dance (2010)

Dating Games Books In Publication Order

  1. First Date (2013)
  2. Blind Date (2014)
  3. Double Date (2015)
  4. Prom Date (2015)

Dear Daphne Books In Publication Order

  1. Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel (2013)
  2. Dating, Dining, and Desperation (2014)
  3. Home, Hearth, and Holidays (2015)
  4. A Will, a Way, and a Wedding (2016)

Diary Of A Teenage Girl Books In Publication Order

  1. Becoming Me (2000)
  2. It’s My Life (2000)
  3. Who I Am (2002)
  4. On My Own (2002)
  5. My Name is Chloe (2003)
  6. Sold Out (2003)
  7. Road Trip (2003)
  8. Face the Music (2004)
  9. I Do! (2005)
  10. Just Ask (2005)
  11. Meant to Be (2005)
  12. Falling Up (2006)
  13. That Was Then… (2006)
  14. A Not-So-Simple Life (2008)
  15. It’s a Green Thing (2009)
  16. What Matters Most (2009)

Fallen World Books In Publication Order

  1. Rebel (2016)

Follow Your Heart Books In Publication Order

  1. Once Upon a Summertime (2015)
  2. All Summer Long (2016)
  3. Under a Summer Sky (2017)

Four Lindas Books In Publication Order

  1. As Young As We Feel (2010)
  2. Hometown Ties (2010)
  3. All for One (2011)
  4. Here’s to Friends! (2011)

Fruit Troops Books In Publication Order

  1. Penny Pear (1997)
  2. Tammy Tangerine (1997)
  3. Lyle Lemon (1997)
  4. Strawberry Sam (1997)
  5. Blackberry Bart (1997)
  6. Peachy Pete (1997)
  7. Pineapple Paul (1997)
  8. Gladys Grape (1997)
  9. Anna Apple (1997)
  10. War of the Weeds (1998)
  11. Jammin’ with the Fruit Troop (1998)

Girls Of 622 Harbor View Books In Publication Order

  1. Project: Girl Power (2007)
  2. Project: Mystery Bus (2007)
  3. Project: Rescue Chelsea (2007)
  4. Project: Take Charge (2007)
  5. Project: Raising Faith (2008)
  6. Project: Run Away (2008)
  7. Project: Ski Trap (2008)
  8. Project: Secret Admirer (2008)

Homeward On The Oregon Trail Books In Publication Order

  1. Westward Hearts (2012)
  2. A Dream for Tomorrow (2013)
  3. A Home at Trail’s End (2013)

Inn At Shining Waters Books In Publication Order

  1. River’s Song (2011)
  2. River’s Call (2012)
  3. River’s End (2012)

Legacy Of Sunset Cove Books In Publication Order

  1. Harbor Secrets (2018)
  2. Riptide Rumors (2019)
  3. Surf Smugglers (2019)
  4. Turning Tide (2020)

Life At Kingston High Books In Publication Order

  1. The Jerk Magnet (2012)
  2. The Best Friend (2012)
  3. The Prom Queen (2013)

Miracles Of Marble Cove Books In Publication Order

  1. Still Waters (2011)
  2. Hopes and Dreams (By:Susan Page Davis) (2012)

Mulligan Sisters Books In Publication Order

  1. I’ll Be Seeing You (2016)
  2. As Time Goes By (2017)
  3. String of Pearls (2017)
  4. We’ll Meet Again (2018)

Notes From A Spinning Planet Books In Publication Order

  1. Ireland (2006)
  2. Papua New Guinea (2007)
  3. Mexico (2007)

On The Runway Books In Publication Order

  1. Premiere (2010)
  2. Catwalk (2010)
  3. Rendezvous (2010)
  4. Spotlight (2010)
  5. Glamour (2011)
  6. Ciao (2011)

Second Chances Books In Publication Order

  1. Wise Man’s House / Built with Love (1997)
  2. Awakening Heart / Thursday’s Child (1998)
  3. Heartland Skies (1998)
  4. Shades of Light (1998)
  5. Looking for Cassandra Jane (2002)
  6. Armando’s Treasure (2012)

Second Chances Books In Chronological Order

  1. Looking for Cassandra Jane (2002)
  2. Armando’s Treasure (2012)
  3. Awakening Heart / Thursday’s Child (1998)
  4. Heartland Skies (1998)
  5. Shades of Light (1998)
  6. Wise Man’s House / Built with Love (1997)

Secret Life Of Samantha McGregor Books In Publication Order

  1. Bad Connection (2006)
  2. Beyond Reach (2007)
  3. Playing with Fire (2007)
  4. Payback (2008)

Secrets Books In Publication Order

  1. Forgotten: Seventeen and Homeless (2010)
  2. Shattered: A Daughter’s Regret (2011)
  3. Damaged: A Violated Trust (2011)
  4. Trapped: Caught in a Lie (2012)
  5. Deceived: Lured from the Truth (2012)
  6. Enticed: A Dangerous Connection (2013)

Storytellers’ Collection Books In Publication Order

  1. Tales of Faraway Places (2000)

TrueColors Books In Publication Order

  1. Dark Blue: Color Me Lonely (2003)
  2. Deep Green: Color Me Jealous (2004)
  3. Torch Red: Color Me Torn (2004)
  4. Pitch Black: Color Me Lost (2004)
  5. Burnt Orange: Color Me Wasted (2004)
  6. Fool’s Gold: Color Me Consumed (2005)
  7. Blade Silver: Color Me Scarred (2005)
  8. Bitter Rose: Color Me Crushed (2005)
  9. Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped (2006)
  10. Bright Purple: Color Me Confused (2006)
  11. Moon White: Color Me Enchanted (2007)
  12. Harsh Pink: Color Me Burned (2007)

Valentine’s Day Books In Publication Order

  1. Once Upon a Winter’s Heart (2014)
  2. Love Gently Falling (2015)
  3. Your Heart’s Desire (2016)

Westward To Home Books In Publication Order

  1. Delia and the Drifter (2021)

Whispering Pines Books In Publication Order

  1. A Place to Come Home to (1999)
  2. Everything I Long For (2000)
  3. Looking for You All My Life (2000)
  4. Someone to Belong To (2001)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Homeward (1997)
  2. Blood Sisters (2001)
  3. Finding Alice (2003)
  4. The Gift of Christmas Present (2004)
  5. Crystal Lies (2004)
  6. The Christmas Bus (2006)
  7. On This Day (2006)
  8. My Son, the Savior (2007)
  9. These Boots Weren’t Made for Walking (2007)
  10. An Irish Christmas (2007)
  11. All I Have to Give (2008)
  12. A Mile in My Flip-Flops (2008)
  13. The Other Side of Darkness (2008)
  14. The Christmas Dog (2009)
  15. Limelight (2009)
  16. Just Another Girl (2009)
  17. Anything But Normal (2010)
  18. Christmas at Harrington’s (2010)
  19. Never Been Kissed (2010)
  20. Double Take (2011)
  21. The Christmas Shoppe (2011)
  22. Three Days (2012)
  23. The Christmas Pony (2012)
  24. A Simple Song (2013)
  25. Grace Unplugged (2013)
  26. A Simple Christmas Wish (2013)
  27. My Amish Boyfriend (2014)
  28. The Princess Wars (2014)
  29. The Waiting Room (2014)
  30. The Christmas Cat (2014)
  31. The Long Road Home (2014)
  32. Trading Secrets (2014)
  33. The Christmas Joy Ride (2015)
  34. Perfect Alibi (2015)
  35. No One to Trust (2016)
  36. The Christmas Angel Project (2016)
  37. Against the Tide (2016)
  38. The Christmas Blessing (2017)
  39. A Christmas by the Sea (2018)
  40. Courting Mr. Emerson (2019)
  41. Christmas in Winter Hill (2019)
  42. The Happy Camper (2020)
  43. The Christmas Swap (2020)
  44. Looking for Leroy (2022)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Angels in the Snow (2002)
  2. A Christmas in the Alps (2021)

Children’s Books In Publication Order

  1. The Parable of Two Builders (1903)
  2. Sea Hag’s Treasure (1997)
  3. Benjamin’s Box (1997)
  4. Tupsu: The Squirrel Who Was Afraid (1997)
  5. The Ark That Noah Built (1997)
  6. The Greatest Gift (1997)
  7. King of the Stable (1998)
  8. A Tale of Two Houses (1998)
  9. What Nick and Holly Found in Grandpa’s Attic (1998)
  10. The Lost Lamb (1999)
  11. The Other Brother (1999)
  12. The Wonder of Christmas (1999)
  13. Sisters at Heart (2000)
  14. Farmer Brown’s Field Trip (2000)
  15. The Day the Circus Came to Town (2000)
  16. It’s Not Funny, I’ve Lost My Money! (2000)
  17. Forever Friends (2000)
  18. My Happy Heart (2001)
  19. A Treasure Beyond Measure (2001)
  20. The Most Beautiful Tree (2001)
  21. Yes or No, Who Will Go? (2002)
  22. I’m Zoe! (2003)
  23. I’m Parker! (2003)
  24. When the Creepy Things Come Out (2003)
  25. The Easterville Miracle (2004)
  26. Bitsy’s Harvest Party (2004)
  27. ‘Twas The Night (2004)
  28. Goodnight, Angels (2011)

By Design Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Knowing God Better Than Ever (2005)
  2. Finding Out Who You Really Are (2005)
  3. Making the Most of Your Relationships (2005)
  4. Discovering a Forgiveness Plan (2005)

God Is Here Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. God Lives in My House (1999)
  2. I Can Count on God (1999)
  3. God Made Them All (2000)
  4. God Goes with Me (2000)

Just Like Jesus Said Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Love Your Neighbor (2002)
  2. Don’t Worry About Tomorrow (2002)
  3. Secretly Do Good Deeds (2002)
  4. Show Each Other Forgiveness (2002)
  5. Devotions for the Overwhelmed (2020)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. How to Start a Quality Childcare Business in Your Home (1995)
  2. Contemplative Bible Reading: Experiencing God Through Scripture (With: ) (1995)
  3. Comfort from God (1996)
  4. His First Bible (1997)
  5. Gold & Honey Bible (1997)
  6. My First Bible Brain Quest (1997)
  7. Lull-A-Bye Bible (1997)
  8. Christmas Story Cookie Kit (1998)
  9. Take Time (2000)
  10. Daily Blessings for My Secret Pal (2000)
  11. O Come Let Us Adore Him (2000)
  12. Letters from God for Teens (2001)
  13. Apple for My Teacher (2001)
  14. Daily Blessings for My Husband (2001)
  15. Her First Bible (2001)
  16. Baby’s First Bible (2002)
  17. Piercing Proverbs (2002)
  18. Lost Boys and the Moms Who Love Them (2002)
  19. Secrets of the Vine for Little Ones (2002)
  20. Baby’s First Book of Prayers (2002)
  21. How God Decorates Heaven for Christmas (2003)
  22. Counting Baby’s Blessings (2005)
  23. Thank You for Being My Teacher! (2007)
  24. Dear Mom (2009)
  25. Healing Waters (2012)
  26. Devotions for Real Life (2012)
  27. Baby’s First Book of Blessings (2020)

‘Naturals Season 1 Books In Publication Order

  1. Awakening: Episodes 1-4 (2012)
  2. Awakening: Episodes 5-8 (2012)
  3. Awakening: Episodes 9-12 (2012)
  4. Awakening: Episodes 13-16 (2012)
  5. Awakening: Episodes 17-20 (2013)

‘Naturals Season 2 Books In Publication Order

  1. Evolution: Episodes 1-4 (2015)
  2. Evolution: Episodes 5-8 (2015)
  3. Evolution: Episodes 9-12 (2016)

Degrees Of Betrayal Books In Publication Order

  1. Kenzie’s Story (2004)

Degrees Of Guilt Books In Publication Order

  1. Miranda’s Story (2003)
  2. Tyrone’s Story (By:Sigmund Brouwer) (2003)

Eli Diaries Books In Publication Order

  1. The Battle Begins (By:Bill Myers) (2017)
  2. Skin Deep (2017)
  3. A Plan Gone Wrong (By:Jeff Gerke) (2017)
  4. Not Good Enough (By:Krista McGee) (2017)
  5. Thanks For Nothin’ (By:Shawn Hopkins) (2017)
  6. Daily Grind (2017)
  7. Payback (By:Tim Shoemaker) (2018)
  8. Showtime (By:Krista McGee) (2018)
  9. With The Tide (2018)
  10. Enemy (By:Shawn Hopkins) (2018)
  11. Warrior (By:Tim Shoemaker) (2018)
  12. Traitor’s Kiss (By:Jeff Gerke) (2018)
  13. Enough (By:Krista McGee) (2019)

Love Finds You Books In Publication Order

  1. Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon (2009)
  2. Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana (By:Tricia Goyer) (2009)
  3. Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington (By:Tricia Goyer) (2010)
  4. Love Finds You in Pendleton, Oregon (2010)
  5. Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho (By:Janelle Mowery) (2010)
  6. Love Finds You in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (2011)
  7. Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada (By:Susan Page Davis) (2011)
  8. Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska (By:Tricia Goyer) (2013)

SpringSong Books In Publication Order

  1. Jessica (1996)

Tales From Grace Chapel Inn Books In Publication Order

  1. Portraits of the Past (By:) (2003)
  2. Going to the Chapel (By:) (2003)
  3. Back Home Again (2003)
  4. Hidden History (2003)
  5. Winter Wonders (2004)
  6. We Have This Moment (By:Diann Hunt) (2004)
  7. Slices of Life (By:) (2004)
  8. Midsummer Melody (By:) (2004)
  9. Promises to Keep (By:) (2004)
  10. All in the Timing (2004)
  11. Tempest in a Teapot (By:) (2005)
  12. The Spirit of the Season (By:) (2005)
  13. Home for the Holidays (By:) (2005)
  14. The Pipe Organ (By:) (2005)
  15. Life is a Three-Ring Circus (By:) (2005)
  16. Small-Town Reality (By:Carolyne Aarsen) (2005)
  17. Something Old, Something New (By:) (2005)
  18. The Time of Their Lives (By:) (2006)
  19. Amazing Gracie (By:) (2006)
  20. Never Give Up (By:) (2006)
  21. Recipes & Wooden Spoons (By:) (2006)
  22. Spring is in the Air (By:) (2006)
  23. Autumn Tales (By:) (2006)
  24. The Kindness of Strangers (By:) (2006)
  25. Going, Going, Gone! (By:) (2006)
  26. Rosemary for Remembrance (By:) (2006)
  27. Autumn Tales (By:) (2006)
  28. The Time of Their Lives (By:) (2006)
  29. Fond Memories, Fresh Beginnings (By:) (2006)
  30. Summer Breezes (By:) (2006)
  31. Ready to Wed (2007)
  32. Talk of the Town (By:) (2007)
  33. They Also Serve (By:) (2007)
  34. Building Bridges (By:Carolyne Aarsen) (2007)
  35. Reading, Writing and Riddles (By:) (2007)
  36. In Her Sister’s Footsteps (By:) (2007)
  37. Empty Nest (By:) (2008)
  38. The Price of Fame (By:Carolyne Aarsen) (2008)
  39. As Time Goes By (By:) (2008)
  40. Eyes on the Prize (By:) (2008)
  41. The Way We Were (By:) (2008)
  42. Steady and Slow (By:) (2008)
  43. Prayers, Paws & Providence (By:Diann Hunt) (2009)
  44. Prayers and Pawprints (By:Diann Hunt) (2009)
  45. The Start of Something Big (By:) (2009)
  46. Mystery at the Inn (By:Carolyne Aarsen) (2010)
  47. Saints Among Us (By:) (2010)
  48. Keeping the Faith (By:) (2011)
  49. Rally Round the Flag (By:) (2011)
  50. Sing a New Song (By:) (2011)
  51. Christmas Traditions at Grace Chapel Inn (By:) (2012)

Tales From Grace Chapel Inn Books In Chronological Order

  1. Back Home Again (2003)
  2. Recipes & Wooden Spoons (By:) (2006)
  3. Going to the Chapel (By:) (2003)
  4. Hidden History (2003)
  5. Portraits of the Past (By:) (2003)
  6. Winter Wonders (2004)
  7. Home for the Holidays (By:) (2005)
  8. Slices of Life (By:) (2004)
  9. Midsummer Melody (By:) (2004)
  10. Something Old, Something New (By:) (2005)
  11. We Have This Moment (By:Diann Hunt) (2004)
  12. All in the Timing (2004)
  13. Promises to Keep (By:) (2004)
  14. The Price of Fame (By:Carolyne Aarsen) (2008)
  15. The Pipe Organ (By:) (2005)
  16. Prayers, Paws & Providence (By:Diann Hunt) (2009)
  17. Tempest in a Teapot (By:) (2005)
  18. Life is a Three-Ring Circus (By:) (2005)
  19. Mystery at the Inn (By:Carolyne Aarsen) (2010)
  20. Prayers and Pawprints (By:Diann Hunt) (2009)
  21. Rally Round the Flag (By:) (2011)
  22. The Spirit of the Season (By:) (2005)
  23. Small-Town Reality (By:Carolyne Aarsen) (2005)
  24. The Kindness of Strangers (By:) (2006)
  25. The Start of Something Big (By:) (2009)
  26. Going, Going, Gone! (By:) (2006)
  27. Spring is in the Air (By:) (2006)
  28. Amazing Gracie (By:) (2006)
  29. Rosemary for Remembrance (By:) (2006)
  30. Autumn Tales (By:) (2006)
  31. The Time of Their Lives (By:) (2006)
  32. The Time of Their Lives (By:) (2006)
  33. Never Give Up (By:) (2006)
  34. Fond Memories, Fresh Beginnings (By:) (2006)
  35. Summer Breezes (By:) (2006)
  36. Reading, Writing and Riddles (By:) (2007)
  37. They Also Serve (By:) (2007)
  38. Sing a New Song (By:) (2011)
  39. Saints Among Us (By:) (2010)
  40. In Her Sister’s Footsteps (By:) (2007)
  41. Ready to Wed (2007)
  42. Building Bridges (By:Carolyne Aarsen) (2007)
  43. Talk of the Town (By:) (2007)
  44. The Way We Were (By:) (2008)
  45. Eyes on the Prize (By:) (2008)
  46. Empty Nest (By:) (2008)
  47. Steady and Slow (By:) (2008)
  48. As Time Goes By (By:) (2008)
  49. Keeping the Faith (By:) (2011)
  50. Christmas Traditions at Grace Chapel Inn (By:) (2012)
  51. Autumn Tales (By:) (2006)

Words From The Rock Books In Publication Order

  1. True (2008)
  2. Life (2009)
  3. Always (2010)

86 Bloomberg Place Book Covers

Allison Chronicles Book Covers

Beary Patch Bears Book Covers

Being Zoey Book Covers

Carter House Girls Book Covers

Dating Games Book Covers

Dear Daphne Book Covers

Diary Of A Teenage Girl Book Covers

Fallen World Book Covers

Follow Your Heart Book Covers

Four Lindas Book Covers

Fruit Troops Book Covers

Girls Of 622 Harbor View Book Covers

Homeward On The Oregon Trail Book Covers

Inn At Shining Waters Book Covers

Legacy Of Sunset Cove Book Covers

Life At Kingston High Book Covers

Miracles Of Marble Cove Book Covers

Mulligan Sisters Book Covers

Notes From A Spinning Planet Book Covers

On The Runway Book Covers

Second Chances Book Covers

Second Chances Book Covers

Secret Life Of Samantha McGregor Book Covers

Secrets Book Covers

Storytellers’ Collection Book Covers

TrueColors Book Covers

Valentine’s Day Book Covers

Westward To Home Book Covers

Whispering Pines Book Covers

Standalone Novels Book Covers

Short Stories/Novellas Book Covers

Children’s Book Covers

By Design Non-Fiction Book Covers

God Is Here Non-Fiction Book Covers

Just Like Jesus Said Non-Fiction Book Covers

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‘Naturals Season 1 Book Covers

‘Naturals Season 2 Book Covers

Degrees Of Betrayal Book Covers

Degrees Of Guilt Book Covers

Eli Diaries Book Covers

Love Finds You Book Covers

SpringSong Book Covers

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Words From The Rock Book Covers

Melody Carlson Books Overview

I Heart Bloomberg

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 strengths.

As they struggle to become the women they want to be, they ll find new hope and maybe even Kendall will learn a thing or two about life, love and the true meaning of friendship.

Let Them Eat Fruitcake

It’s the holiday season, and each of the roommates at 86 Bloomberg Place is a little blue . Megan’s got the boss from hell, and now her mom is going on a cruise, leaving Megan alone for Christmas for the first time ever. Lelani can’t afford to fly home to Hawaii and isn’t sure she’d be welcomed anyway, not that she can admit that to anyone. Anna’s old boyfriend the one who cheated on her has sailed back into her life, just when she’s met a for real ‘nice guy’ she’s been keeping secret from her large, crazy Latino family. And Kendall’s met a famous actor, who might be the answer to her money woes if she could only convince him she’s the love of his life. His wife might have something to say about that, though. Thank goodness God’s around to listen when the girls need help! Let’s face it, relationships are hard work whether they’re with family and friends, coworkers and customers, or boyfriends and girlfriends. And when you’ve got your first apartment, a real job, and grown up responsibilities, too, relationships are loaded with confusion, emotion, and secrets you can’t tell to anyone but God. Best selling author Melody Carlson has captured all the uncertainty and joy of being twenty something in pitch perfect detail and their stories just might sound like someone you know.

Spring Broke

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 come to Hawaii with her, but far from being a carefree spring vacation, the trip turns into an emotional opportunity for the housemates to confront their deeper fears and work through the most troubling aspects of their relationships with surprising and rewarding outcomes.

Three Weddings and a Bar Mitzvah

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 relationship, and Anna risks losing Edmond to a flirty young intern at their office. And to complicate matters, Megan and Anna have just a few months to find a new place to live. With only two months to pull off both weddings on the same day!, the pressure is on, and the stress just might kill any promise of happily ever after. Are their friendships strong enough to weather the hassles and heartaches? Insert disc 7 into your PC to access discussion questions plus an author interview!

Hi, I’m Bluebeary

‘My friends and I each have a great story about what God is doing in our hearts. And we want to share them with you! So come with me and I’ll tell you how God gave me peace.’

Hi, I’m Mullbeary

‘My friends and I each have a great story about what God is doing in our hearts. And we want to share them with you! So come with me and I’ll tell you how God gave me peace.’

Mixed Bags

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 just 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 other and forming friendships. Sure, there’s an aspiring diva or two, but before long, the Carter House girls are dating, fighting, laughing, shopping, sharing clothes, purses, shoes…
and their deepest secrets. DJ may not turn into the perfect little lady her grandmother has in mind, but one thing’s for certain with all these new ‘sisters,’ her life will never be the same!

Stealing Bradford

The Carter House girls are just getting to know one another when the subject of boys comes up. Rhiannon’s dating Bradford, the most popular jock in school, Eliza’s seeing Harry, and even DJ has dated Conner, although now he acts as if he doesn’t like her. Boys aren’t always easy to understand, but every girl in the house wants a boyfriend and will do just about anything to get one. So when Taylor decides to put the moves on Bradford, Rhiannon is shocked and hurt. Mistakes are made and feelings battered…
there is forgiveness for some and bitterness for others…
but at the end of the day, the girls learn a valuable lesson about what it means to be a family.

Homecoming Queen

Taylor returns from her disappearing act. The girls are still at odds over boyfriends and drama roles, as well as the upcoming event where Taylor, Eliza, and a reluctant DJ compete for Homecoming Queen. Will the best girl win?

Viva Vermont!

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 new 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. As usual, Mrs. Carter does not pay close attention to the girls’ activities. When a dinner outing and small accident keep her away overnight, DJ, Eliza, Taylor, Kriti, Rhiannon, and Casey are quickly in over their heads. As a party gets completely out of hand, only God’s help can get the Carter House girls out of this gigantic mess.

Lost in Las Vegas

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 new 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.’ She’s invited Eliza, too, and DJ is quickly overwhelmed by the behavior of the wild duo. Desperate, she calls on Casey for help and prays for a miracle to help Taylor before she self destructs.

New York Debut

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 new chick lit series for young adults! New York Debut The New Year promises to be lively for the Carter House girls. No sooner does the calendar page turn and 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 outfits, and attention from favorite guys. Stresses mount and some personal challenges grow into serious problems. Will the girls survive the big city experience and the even bigger trials that come along with it?

Spring Breakdown

The six Carter house girls plan to join Mrs. Carter in Florida for a ‘quiet’ spring break, but quiet is impossible when Harry and his guy friends stay in a condo nearby. Focused on her newfound faith and sobriety, Taylor is trying to behave, but Eliza has no such intention. In an attempt to win Harry back, Eliza continues to push the envelope and her partying spins out of control. When Eliza goes missing, everyone is left worried and afraid for her safety. Will Eliza wake up and see that her life is built on sinking sand? Or will this quicksand claim her instead?

The Last Dance

With graduation looming, the Carter House girls are struggling with college visits, prom dress warfare, and boyfriend situations that are going from bad to worse. Mrs. Carter ups the stress level by planning a typical over the top Mother’s Day fashion show, and things get tense when the designer favors certain models. Through it all, surprises are in store for each girl as their time at Carter House comes to an end. As final good byes approach, some friendships will deepen while others crumble. Will the girls resolve old differences or part ways as enemies?

Becoming Me

In the fictional Diary of a Teenage Girl, sixteen year old Caitlin O’Conner reveals the inner workings of a girl caught between childhood and womanhood…
an empty life without Christ and a meaningful one with Him. Through Caitlin’s candid journal entries we see her grapple with such universal teen issues as peer pressure, loyalty, conflict with parents, the longing for a boyfriend, and her own spirituality. Follow Caitlin O’Conner, a girl much like yourself, as she makes her way from New Year’s to the first day of summer surviving a challenging home life, changing friends, school pressures, an identity crisis, and the uncertainties of ‘true love.’ You’ll cry with Caitlin as she experiences heartache, and cheer for her as she encounters a new reality in her life: God. See how rejection by one group can incredibly sometimes lead you to discover who you really are…

It’s My Life

In this emotional sequel to Diary of a Teenage Girl, Caitlin O’Conner faces new trials as she grows in her faith and strives to maintain the recent commitments she’s made to God. As a new believer, Caitlin begins her summer job and makes preparations for a Mexico mission trip with her church youth group. Torn between new spiritual directions and loyalty to Beanie, her best friend now pregnant, Caitlin searches out her personal values on friendship, romance, dating, life goals, and key relationships with God and family. Tough choices threaten her progress, and her year climaxes in her realization that maturity sometimes means life impacting decisions must be made…
by faith alone.

Who I Am

It’s challenging enough to be a normal high school senior but Caitlin O’Conner has a host of new difficulties to deal with in the third book of Melody Carlson’s widely popular and fascinating teen series. Time is critical to help the orphans in Mexico, missions minded Caitlin believes, but Mom and Dad are set on her attending college. Meanwhile, her relationship with Josh takes on a serious tone via e mail threatening her commitment to ‘kiss dating goodbye.’ When Beanie begins dating an African American, Caitlin’s concern over dating seems to be misread as racism. One thing is obvious: God is at work through this dynamic girl in very real but puzzling ways. A soul stretching time of racial reconciliation at school and within her church helps her discover God’s will as never before.

On My Own

University life isn’t what Caitlin expected. Her roommate Liz is hostile to her faith tormenting her with raunchy music and sleazy boyfriends. Worst of all, suddenly Caitlin doesn’t understand herself anymore. Why has she regressed to being the shy, insecure girl she was in junior high? She doesn’t even fit in with her new Christian fellowship group! Caitlin tries not to envy Josh and her friends at Christian colleges, but suddenly all she has are questions and few answers. In the story of Caitlin O’Conner’s soul, this frustrating year is the most significant one yet, as the homesick freshman eventually remembers there is one companion she can always trust.

My Name is Chloe

Chloe, Josh Miller’s younger sister, is a free spirit with funky clothes and dramatic hair. She struggles with her own identity, classmates, parents, boys, and her biggest question whether or not God is for real. But this unconventional high school freshman definitely doesn’t hold back when she meets Him in a big, personal way. Refusing to change her image to fit into the ‘stereotypical Christian preppy mold,’ Chloe expresses God’s love and grace through the girl band she forms, Redemption. In her development as a musician and performer, tender hearted Chloe will learn tough lessons about following God, her heart, and her dreams.

Sold Out

Chloe Miller and her fellow band members must sort out their lives as they become a hit in the local community. Accustomed only to being scorned and marginalized, Chloe suddenly has to decide who her real friends are, and who’s just along for the ride. Now her generosity gets her in more trouble than ever. And all too soon after a talent scout from Nashville discovers the trio, their explosive musical ministry begins to encounter conflicts with family and school. Exhilarated yet frustrated, Chloe puts her dream in God’s hand and prays for Him to work out the details.

Road Trip

After signing a contract with a major recording company, Redemption’s dreams are coming true. Chloe, Allie, and Laura begin their concert tour with the good looking guys in the popular band Iron Cross. Allie’s mom and her brother with Down’s syndrome add a little variety to their entourage. But as soon as the glitz and glamour wear off, the girls find life on the road a little overwhelming. Even solid, well balanced Laura appears to be feeling the stress and Chloe isn’t quite sure how to confront her about the growing signs of drug addiction…
we want it all, or so we say / but what gets lost along the way? / along the road to riches, fame / we know we ll never be the same The guys in Iron Cross occupy Chloe’s thoughts a little more than she cares to admit. Still, life on the road gets less and less glamorous and more and more overwhelming especially when solid, well balanced Laura begins acting strange. Her hostility toward Chloe s concern makes the girls wonder how much longer they can keep their act together…
Story Behind the BookOver the years, I have worn many hats, from pre school teacher to Young Life leader to political activist to senior editor. But most of all I love to write! In the past few years, I have published more than ninety books for children, teens, and adults. I hope the Diary of a Teenage Girl series will impact the lives of teens through an honest and gutsy approach of a ‘diary style’ book.

Face the Music

Redemption has made it to the bestseller chart, but what Chloe and the girls need most is some downtime to sift through the usual high school stress with grades, friends, guys, and the prom. Chloe struggles to recover from a serious crush on the band leader of Iron Cross. Then, just as an unexpected romance catches Redemption by surprise, Caitlin O’Conner whose relationship with Josh is taking on a new dimension joins the tour as their chaperone. Chloe’s wild ride only speeds up, and this one of a kind musician faces the fact that life may never be normal again.

Monday, June 13

prepare my heart for the storm / keep me safe, keep me warm / heap those bags, around my heart / build that wall, before it starts / pile them up, and pile them high / keep me safe, keep me dry / before the waves come rushing in / Lord, please, make me strong again

Chloe, Allie, and Laura split their time between normal high school life going to classes, attending prom and touring as Redemption, a rising new Christian band. When Allie’s mom needs to bow out of their summer tour, Caitlin O Conner fills in as chaperone.

And a good thing, too. Caitlin is the perfect person to have around as Chloe s feelings for the handsome lead singer of Iron Cross continue to grow. Amid a grueling concert schedule, Chloe realizes that attraction is a powerful and even dangerous force. But when death hits close to home, Chloe s heart is slammed by another emotion: guilt.

In good times and bad, with blessing and temptation, and especially when things spin out of control, trusting God is the challenge. Cause there comes a time when we all have to Face the Music.

Story Behind the Book

Chloe and her band, Redemption, are being given amazing opportunities, but with it comes the responsibility of serving God wholeheartedly. In this book, perhaps more than the others in the Diary series, Chloe begins to grasp what sort of ministry not just a music career that God is calling her to. As an author, I travel a similar road. I am constantly weighing my ‘art/craft’ against what God is pressing on my heart to write, while striving to be authentic and uncompromising.

I Do!

Caitlin O Conner, now 21 and in her senior year of college, accepts Josh Miller’s proposal for marriage. But Caitlin soon discovers there s a lot more to getting married than just saying I do. Between her mother and mother in law to be who don t seem to agree on anything and Caitlin s old buddies who still have problems of their own because of wrong choices, Caitlin s life never seems to run smoothly. But Caitlin, as determined as ever to do things God s way, always manages to find the high ground…
eventually. As a result, the journey to her wedding is full of twists and turns where God touches many lives, including Caitlin s. Most of all, Caitlin and Josh realize that a wedding only lasts one day, but a marriage is for a lifetime. Saturday, October 22 My life changed today. It s as if I got up this morning as one person and will go to bed as someone else. Okay, maybe it s not THAT drastic. But I m so excited I m not sure I ll ever go to sleep tonight. Josh Miller asked me to marry him! First she kissed dating goodbye. Now, several years later, Caitlin O Conner is getting married to the guy she s loved all along, Josh Miller! It s her senior year of college, and she has seven months to plan her wedding…
but according to Josh s mom, that s not enough time. Meanwhile, Caitlin s roommate, Liz, has ditched her to move in with a boyfriend. Her new roommate and old friend, Jenny, is toying with anorexia again, and just when Caitlin needs her most, Beanie heads off to a New York City design school. On top of all this, an issue from Josh s past rocks Caitlin s emotions. Can she handle it all? True to form, Caitlin is more concerned with following God than having the perfect wedding. But it is her big day. Can Caitlin have a lovely ceremony without spending a small fortune? Will she remember it s the marriage and not the wedding that lasts forever? Story Behind the Book My teenage years remain vivid in my mind. It was a turbulent time full of sharp contrasts love and hate, pain and pleasure, trust and doubt. Then, just as I reached my peak of questioning, rebelling, and seeking, I found God. And I found Him in a really big way! My life turned completely around and has, thankfully, never turned back. Hopefully this story will touch and change hearts speaking to teen girls right where they live, reminding readers that God is alive and well and ready to be intimately involved in their lives right now! Caitlin provides a very positive role model for girls. And her wedding is a great way to teach them about the things that really matter in life their relationship with God and their willingness to be used by Him.

Just Ask

Who Do You Ask When You Don t Have the Answers? What’s a girl to do when caught between a rock and a hard place? The hard place is losing the use of her beloved car, and the rock is her immovable dad. In order to regain driving privileges, Kim Peterson s dad talks her into writing an advice column for teens in his newspaper. Kim reluctantly agrees and writes under a pen name. But as she reads letters from peers and friends, she becomes keenly aware of two things: 1 Some kids have it way worse than her, and 2 she does not have all the answers! Who can she turn to? Thursday, September 1 I ve been saving for my own car, but my parents decided that I can only get a car if I keep a clean driving record. That means absolutely NO tickets period nada. And the policeman said he d clocked me going 72 in a 55 mile zone. Oops. When Kim Peterson gets a speeding ticket, her dad offers her a way to retain her driving privileges. If she ll write the anonymous teen advice column for his newspaper, she can still get a car. So Kim becomes Jamie of Just Ask Jamie. No big deal, she thinks. She answers letters about stuff that s everyday and stuff that s not: parents, piercings, dating, drugs, depression, and people who are just users. Nothing Kim can t handle. But when a classmate is killed, the letters turn to questions about life, death, and what it all means. And Kim starts to wonder if she really does have all the answers and if not, where to find them. The Christian faith of her adoptive family? The Buddhism of her Korean heritage? Who can she turn to to Just Ask? Story Behind the Book My teenage years remain vivid in my mind. It was a turbulent time full of sharp contrasts love and hate, pain and pleasure, trust and doubt. Then, just as I reached my peak of questioning, rebelling, and seeking, I found God. And I found Him in a really big way! My life turned completely around and has, thankfully, never turned back. Hopefully this story will touch and change hearts speaking to teen girls right where they live, reminding readers that God is alive and well and ready to be intimately involved in their lives right now!

Meant to Be

Kim’s World Turns Upside Down When Kim s mom is diagnosed with cancer, Natalie steps in, as true friends will do, to round up hundreds of people to pray for Mrs. Peterson s healing. Her health begins to improve, and Kim s love life begins to flourish but with a non Christian. Natalie warns Kim to break off the relationship, but is that just because she s jealous? Or is God trying to speak to Kim through Natalie s counsel? When her mom s health suddenly declines again, Kim blames herself. Maybe she never should have become involved with Matthew, especially as she s tempted to give in to his pressure to have sex. Kim s faith is hanging in the balance. She wants to believe that prayer will prevail, but the obstacles seem so big Thursday, December 29 My dad and I are both feeling a little torn about Mom right now. On one hand, we all act like everything is just peachy, perfectly normal. But at the same time, it s like we re walking on eggshells too. Like we re all thinking the same thing is this our last Christmas all together? Kim Peterson s mom has stage four ovarian cancer, and Kim s done enough research online to know the odds are dismal. But Kim and her best friend, Natalie McCabe, and a lot of other people are praying that God will heal her mom. Kim s mom makes her promise that she ll continue with life as normal: Nat, youth group, violin, her Just Ask Jamie newspaper column, even hanging out with Matthew. But how can life be normal with cancer hanging over your head like a dark cloud? And then she s getting flak from Natalie because Matthew s not a Christian, and Nat s afraid he ll drag Kim down. But Nat s dating life isn t exactly smooth sailing, either. Both girls are praying a lot and waiting to find out what s Meant to Be. Reader s guide included Story Behind the Book My teenage years remain vivid in my mind. It was a turbulent time, full of sharp contrasts love and hate, pain and pleasure, trust and doubt. Then, just as I reached my peak of questioning, rebelling, and seeking, I found God. And I found Him in a really big way! My life turned completely around and has, thankfully, never turned back. Hopefully this story will touch and change hearts speaking to teen girls right where they live, reminding readers that God is alive and well and ready to be intimately involved in their lives right now! Melody Carlson

Falling Up

Answer Girl Has a Zillion Questions. And Zero Answers Kim Peterson, the Just Ask Jamie answer girl is about plum out of them. As if losing her mother to cancer wasn t enough, the hits just keep coming. Now living with Kim and her father, her aunt and cousin bicker nonstop. Dating Matthew is about as unpredictable as can be. Her dad’s out of a job. Her prayers go unanswered. And her best friend Natalie loses her virginity to Benjamin O Conner, Caitlin s brother! And p.s. now she s pregnant! When the world turns upside down, and Kim is about to fall apart, can she perhaps fall up? Straight into the arms of the One who loves her through the madness of life? Friday, June 7 I think I m having a serious meltdown here. It s like I m unable to reason, I can t think straight, and I can t get my feelings under control. Even my prayers are pathetic, just hopeless cries for help, with no faith involved. I m a mess. How much stress can a girl take? Kim Peterson s mom has just died. Her visiting relatives bicker constantly. Her dad is lost in a fog of grief. Her boyfriend, Matthew, can t decide what to do after graduation. And Kim s best friend Nat just can t seem to get over being dumped by Ben O Conner, Caitlin s younger brother. More than anything, Kim wishes her mom were here to tell her everything s going to be okay. But that s not going to happen. When Kim reaches the breaking point, her dad sends her off to her grandmother s house in small town Florida, where she s able to slow down, feed the gators, and realize that she s not indispensable…
only God is! And instead of falling apart, she can fall up…
into His arms. Reader s guide included Story Behind the Book My teenage years remain vivid in my mind. It was a turbulent time full of sharp contrasts love and hate, pain and pleasure, trust and doubt. Then, just as I reached my peak of questioning, rebelling, and seeking, I found God. And I found Him in a really big way! My life turned completely around and has, thankfully, never turned back. Hopefully this story will touch and change hearts speaking to teen girls right where they live, reminding readers that God is alive and well and ready to be intimately involved in their lives right now! Melody Carlson

That Was Then…

This Is Now

It’s Kim s senior year and, while everyone s looking forward to graduation, she s got so much going on she can barely make it through the day. Natalie, pregnant with Benjamin O Conner s baby, believes it s God s will for them to marry, and Ben sees it as his Christian responsibility to do so. Major red flag? He doesn t love her. Then surprise! Kim s birth mother in Korea sends her an intriguing letter, making Kim question her reluctance to get to know another mom. And what about Maya? Is God calling Kim and her father to open their hearts and home to Kim s biracial cousin whose mother was just sentenced to five years in state prison? Kim has been through so much already, but That Was Then…> Does she have enough faith for now?

Saturday, November 11

I ve talked to Nat twice this week. But only on the phone. Both times she just glossed over what happened last weekend. She told me everything was fine. But without any details. It was the kind of reassurance that isn t reassuring at all. I know she s covering something up.

That Was Then…
Kim Peterson has had a lot going on the past few years: writing a teen advice column, finding a new faith, dating and breaking up for the first time, losing her mom to cancer…
Kim has learned to turn it all over to God day by day, relying on Him like she never has before.

Now Kim s best friend, Nat, is pregnant and soon to be married to Ben O Conner, Caitlin s younger brother. Nat is starry eyed, believing that once she and Ben are married, God will bless them and everything will work out because they re doing the right thing. Kim s not so sure. Is marriage the only solution for two seventeen year olds with a baby on the way? Why won t they consider adoption? Kim knows about that firsthand and is about to find out even more

Reader s guide included

Story Behind the Book

In book four, Kim s life is still shadowed by the loss of her mother, but her faith is deepening. My best friend lost her mother to cancer in high school, and I was very involved in counseling, encouraging, and praying with my friend as she worked through her grief. That experience helped me write Kim s story from an insider s perspective. Melody Carlson

A Not-So-Simple Life

Fifteen year old Maya Stark seems to have it all fame, fortune, a Beverly Hills lifestyle, and an eighties pop star dad who’s making a comeback. But looks can be deceiving, and on the inside, Maya is miserable. Her parents are divorced, her dad is away on tour, and being biracial, she struggles with her identity. Then, to make matters worse, her mother has returned to using drugs and is quickly depleting their finances. In a plan to become emancipated from her messed up mom, Maya takes a job on Rodeo Drive. Selling designer clothes compromises Maya s earth friendly green girl values, but she is desperate. Just when Maya thinks she s got it all worked out, her life caves in. Her mom embezzles Maya s savings and is later arrested on DUI and cocaine possession charges and is facing jail time. With nowhere to live, Maya is sent to spend the summer with her relatives. In the collision of two very different worlds, Maya must figure out where she fits in or does she fit in at all?

It’s a Green Thing

For the first time that she can remember, Maya Stark is beginning to feel like a normal teenager. Even with her mother in jail for drug possession and her pop star father away on his comeback tour, Maya’s new life with her uncle Allen and cousin Kim is coming together. Summer vacation s just beginning, and with a new job, a new boyfriend, and a new car hybrid, of course, things are finally starting to look up. But that doesn t mean life is about to get any easier. Maya s still devoted to living Green, and her uncle offers her a Green column in his newspaper. With the opportunity to make a difference in the town s attitude toward the environment, Maya wonders how this fits with her newfound commitment to Christ. And if she can really consider herself a Christian when her feelings toward a fellow youth group member are anything but loving

What Matters Most

Maya’s Green Tip for the Day: Recycled fashion is one of the most fun ways to go green. A pair of jeans could be transformed into a denim skirt. A sweater into a vest. A bunch of old ties into a dress. A blanket into a poncho. Accessorize it in new way with beads, buttons, appliqu s, buckles, stencils, or ribbons your imagination is only the limit. 65 wordsSixteen year old Maya Stark has a lot to sort through. She could graduate from high school early if she wants to. She s considering it, especially when popular cheerleader Vanessa Hartman decides to make her life miserable and Maya s ex boyfriend Dominic gets the wrong idea about everything. To complicate matters even more, Maya s mother will be released from prison soon, and she ll want Maya to live with her again. That s a disaster waiting to happen. And when Maya plays her dad s old acoustic guitar in front of an audience, she discovers talents and opportunities she never expected. Faced with new options, Maya must choose between a normal life and a glamorous one. Ultimately, she has to figure out What Matters Most.

As Young As We Feel

Once upon a time in the little town on the Oregon coast, there were four Lindas all in the same first grade classroom. So they decided to go by their middle names. And form a club. And be friends forever. But that was 47 years and four lives ago. Now a class reunion has brought them all the New York lawyer, the empty nester, the frustrated artist, and the aging starlet together again in their old hometown, at a crossroads in their lives. They re about to explore the invigorating reality that even the most eventful life has second acts and there’s no statute of limitations on friendship.

Hometown Ties

In this second installment of Melody Carlson’s engaging Four Lindas series, four fify something women discover your really can go home again u2026. but it’s not always easy! After decades out of touch, four fifty something childhood friends have returned to the little coastal town of Clifden, Oregon, where they grew up. They look forward to supporting one another as they reinvent their lives. But second acts can be a challenge, and each woman feels the stretch. Widowed lawyer Janie struggles to leave the past behind. Emerging artist Marley wrestles with ‘painter’s block’. Empty nester Abby fears no one takes her seriously, while beautiful Caroline has all she can do keep her Alzheimer’s patient mother at home…
. and wearing clothes! Plus, old resentments and new misunderstandings are beginning to strain the fellowship they all count on. Can the four Lindas sisterhood continue to thrive in the close quarters of one little hometown?

All for One

Brimming with heart, humor, and a bit of mystery, this third book in Melody Carlson’s lively new Boomer series packs a poignant punch! Life is heating up for the four Lindas and it s not just hot flashes! Abby s losing sleep over her husband s health and neglecting her bed and breakfast dreams. Caroline may have waited too long to put her Alzheimer s afflicted mom in a care facility. Marley s hard won independence is threatened by her grown son s neediness. And Janie s having a hard time being everyone s rock as the relationship she counted on falters. Add to that a house fire, a missing set of dishes, a bully brother, plus a half crazy blonde named Donna, and things get really complicated. But with each new twist their lives take, the Lindas are learning that good friends are the best family a girl can have.

Here’s to Friends!

In the final book in Melody Carlson’s popular series, the four Lindas learn that life doesn’t stop for the holidays and even a cruise can rock your boat. Here s to Friends carries our favorite fifty somethings through the holidays to a New Year cruise to a romantic hometown wedding with plenty of bumps in between. As they struggle to reinvent themselves at midlife coping with marital woes, a creative crisis, a financial tsunami, a prodigal child and scariest of all! a home remodel Abby, Janie, Caroline and Marley must all come to terms with the need to give their worries over to God. And they learn once more that in your fifties, friendships aren’t just fun. They’re an absolute necessity!

Project: Girl Power

Written by bestselling author melody carlson. Meet Morgan, Amy, Carlie, and Emily. They all live in the trailer park at 622 Harbor View in tiny Boscoe Bay, Oregon. Proximity made them friends, but a desire to make the world a better place and a willingness to work at it keeps them together. In the first book of this new series, Project: Girl Power,bullies knock Emily from her bike on her way home from school, so the girls start walking together because there’s safety in numbers. With help from other people in the park, they set out to beautify Harbor View. In book two, Project: Mystery Bus, the girls begin summer by working to clean and restore their bus to use as a clubhouse. And thus begins the Rainbow Club. In book three, Project: Rescue Chelsea, Carlie makes a new friend. Chelsea Landers lives in a mansion and isn’t always very kind. Carlie would like a best friend, but will Chelsea fit in with her other friends? In book four, Project: Take Charge, the girls decide to take action when they find out their town’s only city park has been vandalized and may soon be turned into a parking lot. MELODY CARLSON In sixth grade, Melody Carlson helped start a school newspaper called The BuccaNews her school’s mascot was a Buccaneer argh!. As editor of this paper, she wrote most of the material herself, creating goofy phony bylines to hide the fact that the school newspaper was mostly a one ‘man’ show. She lives in Sisters, OR. Visit her at www. MelodyCarlson. com

Project: Mystery Bus

Written by bestselling author melody carlson. Meet Morgan, Amy, Carlie, and Emily. They all live in the trailer park at 622 Harbor View in tiny Boscoe Bay, Oregon. Proximity made them friends, but a desire to make the world a better place and a willingness to work at it keeps them together. In the first book of this new series, Project: Girl Power,bullies knock Emily from her bike on her way home from school, so the girls start walking together because there’s safety in numbers. With help from other people in the park, they set out to beautify Harbor View. In book two, Project: Mystery Bus, the girls begin summer by working to clean and restore their bus to use as a clubhouse. And thus begins the Rainbow Club. In book three, Project: Rescue Chelsea, Carlie makes a new friend. Chelsea Landers lives in a mansion and isn’t always very kind. Carlie would like a best friend, but will Chelsea fit in with her other friends? In book four, Project: Take Charge, the girls decide to take action when they find out their town’s only city park has been vandalized and may soon be turned into a parking lot. MELODY CARLSON In sixth grade, Melody Carlson helped start a school newspaper called The BuccaNews her school’s mascot was a Buccaneer argh!. As editor of this paper, she wrote most of the material herself, creating goofy phony bylines to hide the fact that the school newspaper was mostly a one ‘man’ show. She lives in Sisters, OR. Visit her at www. MelodyCarlson. com

Project: Rescue Chelsea

Written by bestselling author melody carlson. Meet Morgan, Amy, Carlie, and Emily. They all live in the trailer park at 622 Harbor View in tiny Boscoe Bay, Oregon. Proximity made them friends, but a desire to make the world a better place and a willingness to work at it keeps them together. In the first book of this new series, Project: Girl Power,bullies knock Emily from her bike on her way home from school, so the girls start walking together because there’s safety in numbers. With help from other people in the park, they set out to beautify Harbor View. In book two, Project: Mystery Bus, the girls begin summer by working to clean and restore their bus to use as a clubhouse. And thus begins the Rainbow Club. In book three, Project: Rescue Chelsea, Carlie makes a new friend. Chelsea Landers lives in a mansion and isn’t always very kind. Carlie would like a best friend, but will Chelsea fit in with her other friends? In book four, Project: Take Charge, the girls decide to take action when they find out their town’s only city park has been vandalized and may soon be turned into a parking lot. MELODY CARLSON In sixth grade, Melody Carlson helped start a school newspaper called The BuccaNews her school’s mascot was a Buccaneer argh!. As editor of this paper, she wrote most of the material herself, creating goofy phony bylines to hide the fact that the school newspaper was mostly a one ‘man’ show. She lives in Sisters, OR. Visit her at www. MelodyCarlson. com

Project: Take Charge

Written by bestselling author melody carlson. Meet Morgan, Amy, Carlie, and Emily. They all live in the trailer park at 622 Harbor View in tiny Boscoe Bay, Oregon. Proximity made them friends, but a desire to make the world a better place and a willingness to work at it keeps them together. In the first book of this new series, Project: Girl Power,bullies knock Emily from her bike on her way home from school, so the girls start walking together because there’s safety in numbers. With help from other people in the park, they set out to beautify Harbor View. In book two, Project: Mystery Bus, the girls begin summer by working to clean and restore their bus to use as a clubhouse. And thus begins the Rainbow Club. In book three, Project: Rescue Chelsea, Carlie makes a new friend. Chelsea Landers lives in a mansion and isn’t always very kind. Carlie would like a best friend, but will Chelsea fit in with her other friends? In book four, Project: Take Charge, the girls decide to take action when they find out their town’s only city park has been vandalized and may soon be turned into a parking lot. MELODY CARLSON In sixth grade, Melody Carlson helped start a school newspaper called The BuccaNews her school’s mascot was a Buccaneer argh!. As editor of this paper, she wrote most of the material herself, creating goofy phony bylines to hide the fact that the school newspaper was mostly a one ‘man’ show. She lives in Sisters, OR. Visit her at www. MelodyCarlson. com

Project: Raising Faith

When the girls set out to raise the money to go on a 3 day ski trip with the church youth group, Morgan is confident that God will provide the funds. But while everyone else finds a way to afford the trip, Morgan’s plans are derailed by her grandmother’s illness, school, Christmas activities, even jealousy…
and when Grandma suffers a heart attack, Morgan’s faith is severely tested. Will God provide what’s really important? The girls of 622 Harbor View may not have much, but they’ve got dreams, a desire to make the world a better place, and friendship.

Project: Run Away

The miraculous power of prayer to protect, guide, and heal plays an important role in the sixth adventure of the Girls of 622 Harbor View. Fleeing her abusive ex husband, Emily’s mother packs up her two children and disappears down a rainy Oregon highway. Emily’s friends are devastated they haven’t even been on the ski trip yet! and they’re worried. But what can they do?

Project: Ski Trap

Carlie’s mad! Can she forgive her friends and will they forgive her? Meet Morgan, Amy, Carlie, and Emily. They all live in the trailer park at 622 Harbor View in tiny Boscoe Bay, Oregon. Proximity made them friends, but a desire to make the world a better place and a willingness to work at it keeps them together. Friendships are put to the test as the girls go on their long awaited ski trip with the church youth group. But there are boys on this trip, and some of the girls would rather flirt than ski and tomboy Carlie would rather snowboard than shower! Then an accident on the slopes forces her to slow down and shows her who her real friends are.

Project: Secret Admirer

What happens when the boy you like doesn’t like you back? Meet Morgan, Amy, Carlie, and Emily. They all live in the trailer park at 622 Harbor View in tiny Boscoe Bay, Oregon. Proximity made them friends, but a desire to make the world a better place and a willingness to work at it keeps them together. The Valentine’s Day dance is on the horizon, and Amy daydreams about the cutest boy in school after all, someone’s leaving secret admirer notes in her locker. But when news of her crush gets out, she is so embarrassed. What do you do when you’re going to be single on the biggest couples’ night of the year? Amy just might have an answer…
helping others who are lonely on the most romantic day of the year!

River’s Song

Sometimes when we look back, we are able to see ahead 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 family…
Melody Carlson painted a serene and unforgettable sense of place that came alive with shimmering waters, one woman s dream, life changing wisdom, and characters I care about I m seriously hooked on the series!’ Kathy Herman, author of Secrets of Roux River Bayou Series and the Sophie Trace Trilogy ‘Melody Carlson’s River’s Song eased through me gently layer by layer, deeper and deeper. This story of re awakening or renewal appears deceptively simple but wields great emotional power. I look forward to book 2 in The Inn at Shining Rivers series.’ Lyn Cote, Author of Her Abundant Joy ‘In River s Song, Melody Carlson beautifully tells a generational story of a family living alongside the banks of Oregon s Siuslaw River. Told with sensitivity and insight the story includes a Native American thread, deals with issues of abuse, and weaves an ending full of redemption and grace. I can t wait to read the next novel in the series!’ Leslie Gould, Beyond the Blue and co author of The Amish Midwife and The Amish Nanny, with Mindy Starns Clark

River’s Call

Anna Larson’s daughter, Lauren, is confused, brokenhearted, and misguided. It’s the turbulent 1960s and, feeling alienated from her mother, Lauren chooses to stay with her paternal grandmother. However, repelled by the woman’s manipulative and spiteful ways, Lauren returns to her mother, the river, and the Inn at Shining Waters. There, Lauren begins to appreciate the person her mother is becoming and she loves the river. However, romantic interests throw a wrench into the works and Lauren, jealous and angry, returns to her grandmother yet again. But as time passes, Lauren, now a mother to her own defiant teenager, faces a new crisis one that puts the entire family at risk. ‘Colorful characters, entrancing setting, and a twisting yet natural plot carried me along. A lovely read. ‘ Lyn Cote, Author of Her Abundant Joy Having read the first book of The Inn at Shining Waters Series, I was instantly pulled into this ongoing saga of three generations of women, struggling to make sense of life and the Native American heritage that belongs to them. Raw with emotion and rich with hope, River’s Call is not to be missed!’ Kathy Herman, author of the bestselling series, Secrets of Roux River Bayou

Ireland

It’s pretty humiliating to admit, but I ve never flown in a plane before today. So wouldn t you think that I d be feeling pretty jazzed right now? Instead I keep grabbing onto these armrests as I ask myself why on earth I ever agreed to come on this frightening trip. Affectionately teased as a country bumpkin, nineteen year old Maddie has never been one to explore new territory. Her first trip outside of the country with her Aunt Sid and Sid s godson, Ryan, promises an exhilarating adventure. Northern Ireland is more captivating than she even imagined and Ryan is offering plenty of intrigue himself. As Aunt Sid researches peace camps, Maddie and Ryan explore Ireland s rich landscape. During the journey, Maddie begins to discover more about what she wants from life, while developing a deeper friendship with her irresistible traveling companion. When Maddie and Ryan dig for the truth about the IRA car bomb that killed Ryan s father years ago, questions about the past accumulate. Unable to let go of growing suspicions in this mysterious country, Maddie finds herself on a dangerous journey, a journey that will lead her to the greatest discovery of all.

Papua New Guinea

I have to wonder if the AIDS crisis in Papua New Guinea is so hopeless, what difference will it make whether Aunt Sid writes a good story about it or not? What difference will it make that I m here with her? I ask God to do something miraculous for both of us in this third world country. I ask God to use me After her life changing journey to Ireland, twenty year old Maddie Chase feels ready for whatever she and her Aunt Sid will find on their trip to Papua New Guinea. But when she sets foot on the beautiful South Pacific island, she can t help but notice the sense of hopelessness around her. Through their investigative reporting, Maddie and Aunt Sid learn that this developing country is literally dying of AIDS. As Maddie delves deeper into the culture and history of the land and develops relationships with nationals who are eager to share their lives she finds a tangled past that could help to explain the current health crisis. Will Maddie be able to see past the darkness to offer light to these gracious island people? Join Maddie on her latest international adventure as she learns that maybe it is possible for one person to change history.

Mexico

Madison Chase’s holiday break is drawing to a close and she s eager to leave the gray Washington winter and join her Aunt Sid on a warm vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Maddie is pleasantly surprised when her good friend Ryan McIntire shows up to enjoy the trip with them, and she looks forward to spending time with him. But when Ryan runs into his high school crush, the beautiful Shelby Wagner, Maddie s jealousy threatens to spoil their sun drenched days.

Unsure of her relationship with Ryan, Maddie distracts herself by befriending a local girl, Francesca Tarrago, who is both intelligent and hardworking but lives in deep poverty. As Maddie does what she can to help Francesca, she discovers a secret that Shelby has been keeping from all of them. Can Maddie put aside her conflicted feelings and love Shelby enough to help her?

This third book in the Notes from a Spinning Planet series invites young women to the romantic beaches of Mexico to explore a love deeper than simple affection and the meaning of true sacrifice.

Premiere

A recipe for success or a design for disaster? Although they’re sisters, Paige and Erin Forrester are like oil and water, night and day, denim and silk. Paige is an outgoing fashionista who loves to be the center of attention, while Erin is more comfortable sporting vintage garb and recording the action around her. When a near disaster turns into the opportunity of a lifetime, these two very different sisters are given the chance to star in their own fashion TV show. A guest spot on a hot teen reality series and their first big red carpet assignment give this unlikely partnership plenty of room for success and even more for failure.

Catwalk

Big Apple. Bigger Problems. The success of the Forrester sisters’ On the Runway TV show lands them a hot ticket to Fashion Week in New York City. Paige is determined to garner the attention of New York’s top designers, but her newfound fame threatens to go to her head. Erin wants to help promote the work of some eco minded designers, but struggles to be taken seriously. Can Paige keep her prima donna behavior in check? Will Erin’s involvement hurt the people she’s really trying to help? Success in the big city comes with even bigger challenges, and as the pressure grows, so does the drama.

Rendezvous

Lost in translation? Having learned some hard lessons about the costs of recklessness and fame, sisters Paige and Erin Forrester feel ready to take their fashion-focused TV show on location to Paris. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for many of their good intentions to get lost in translation. An unplanned week of filming at runway model Eliza Wilton’s family estate leads to romance, jealousy, and surprises. With cameras rolling, both girls have to be careful or the future of On the Runway could end up as wobbly as Paige’s stiletto heels.

Spotlight

FEE LING THE HEAT On the Runway has become a global phenomenon, and when Paige and Erin Forrester take their reality show to London, they get a reception to remember. Bombarded by crazed fans and the flashbulbs and interrogations of the infamous British paparazzi, the sisters know that their lives have changed big time. Star treatment has its perks, but the girls quickly learn just how scorching life in the limelight can be. Before long, the sisters are stretched close to a breaking point. With zealous paparazzi poised to take advantage of even the slightest whiff of a scandal, the stakes have never been higher.

Awakening Heart / Thursday’s Child

Emma Davis breaks out of her isolation as the sole caretaker for her grandmother and takes off on a cruise to Papua, New Guinea, where she cares for three motherless children, and befriends their father, Josh Daniels, who is haunted by painful memories.

Shades of Light

Widow Gwen Sullivan has never worked outside the home, but faced with an empty house after her daughter leaves for college, she reluctantly takes a job for an interior designer.

Looking for Cassandra Jane

Written in first person, memoir style, this is the heart touching story of Cass Maxwell, a girl struggling to find her identity during the turbulent sixties and seventies. Forced to make her own way from childhood, Cass’s strength of spirit lifts her above her circumstances as God calls her to a life of hope and freedom.

Armando’s Treasure

Dora Chase is an eighty year old widow whose family finds her frustratingly independent. Armando Garcia is a young man who has a propensity for taking the easy way even if it means flirting with crime. When they meet, neither realizes how much their lives will be changed. Together this unlikely pair journeys toward hope and healing.

Bad Connection

Meet Samantha McGregor She seems like your average teen, but Samantha is unusually gifted. God gives her visions and dreams that offer unconventional glimpses into other people’s lives and problems. It s a powerful gift with a lot of responsibility Bad Connection: Book One Kayla Henderson lives on the edge. She likes to break the rules, considers partying an extracurricular activity, and can t stand her parents. So, most people aren t surprised when she goes missing. Like everyone else, Samantha McGregor assumes Kayla has run away. But then she has a vision where Kayla is tied up with duct tape over her mouth. Freaked by the image, Samantha wonders, Is Kayla alive or dead? Was the vision real or just a silly dream? Most important, can Kayla be found before it s too late? If God Gave You a Vision, Would You Trust It? Samantha McGregor knows that Kayla Henderson likes to break the rules, considers partying an extra curricular activity, and can t stand her parents. Fine. That s Kayla s thing. Samantha s not even surprised when Kayla goes missing. Hadn t she been saying she was going to take off, to go meet her online boyfriend in person? It might not be the smartest move in the world, but Kayla would be okay. She always was. Then the vision comes and reveals that Kayla is far from okay. Samantha freaks. Was her vision from God or just imagined? If Kayla s really in danger, what can Samantha do? Only one person can help her: Detective Ebony Hamilton, her father s former colleague. Now this unlikely pair must work against the clock and the system to patch together the truth and find Kayla before it s too late. INSERT ENDORSEMENTS TO COME READER S GUIDE INCLUDED Story Behind the Book The secular world has become very interested in supernatural gifts. Take, for example, shows like Joan of Arcadia , The Medium, Monk, and Dead Zone . Yet it s God who gives every good and perfect gift. My guess is that we humans barely tap into the vast variety of gifts that He has to offer. Not only that, but our fast paced, high tech culture rarely relies on those good old fashioned character traits like insight, intuition, wisdom, and foresight. My hope is that this series will provide a fun way for teens to explore deeper levels of spirituality and creativity while inspiring them to a greater love for God. Melody Carlson

Beyond Reach

If You Thought You Needed Vision, Would You Ask God For It?Exhausted by her role in the dramatic rescue of Kayla Henderson, Samantha McGregor is ready for a vacation from her God given visions. But when Sam gets her wish and the visions actually go on hiatus, she’s beginning to wonder if she s lost her spiritual gift forever. To make matters worse, her police friend Ebony needs her help!Peter Clark has been dead for several years, an open and shut case of suicide, but Ebony s not convinced. Why would he do it? And why does Ebony suspect foul play? Sam has been no help in the investigation, and just when she s lost all hope, God gives her a vision of a guy jumping from a railroad bridge. Suddenly the floodgates open and all of Sam s visions involve suicide. Who is this guy? And what does this have to do with Peter s death? It s a race against the clock as Sam worries about every brown haired guy she meets: her lab partner, Olivia s rocker friend, Peter s little brother they all fit the description!Whoever the guy in her vision is, his identity is just beyond Sam s reach, and he s definitely losing his grip fast Trusting God will lead her, Sam s determined to send a message of hope and find him before he gives up.

Playing with Fire

If your vision led you straight into the fire,would you follow it anyway?Samantha’s brother, Zach, is finally home after a ninety day rehab for his meth addiction, and life seems to be getting back to normal. That is, until Sam starts having dreams about dangerous situations involving drugs. But her visions are so vague that she doesn t know who needs help. Of course she s worried about Zach staying clean, especially since he s hanging with the wrong crowd. But the whole school seems to be buzzing about drugs, and Sam doesn t know who s using and who s not. What is wrong with these people anyway?Then Sam has a vision of a burning cabin, and this time someone has been shot. Convinced that Zach is involved somehow, Sam chooses to leave Detective Ebony Hamilton out of the loop. If Zach really is involved, this will land him in jail for sure! But her own investigation is getting too hot to handle, and Sam must decide whether to risk getting Zach in trouble with the law or ultimately risk his life.

Payback

If your vision asked you to risk your life to save others, would you have the courage?When Samantha McGregor tells her friend Detective Ebony Hamilton of her disturbing visions of a brutal murder at a high school, Ebony asks her to go undercover to help identify the shooter before it’s too late. The stakes are raised when Ebony discovers that the potential crime may be connected to a larger terrorism threat! Meanwhile, Samantha realizes that her mother s new boyfriend is a little too good to be true. Her unsettling visions, combined with Ebony s investigation of Steven s past, reveal him to be more interested in her mother s money than her heart. To make matters worse, Samantha has been having visions of an unknown boy who is mercilessly being bullied by his peers. Who is this teen? Can she help him? This fourth and final installment in The Secret Life of Samantha McGregor series brings Samantha her biggest challenges yet, as she works against the clock to stop a mass murder, help a troubled youth, and save her mother from making a terrible mistake!

Forgotten: Seventeen and Homeless

With absent parents, overdue rent, and no one to turn to, Adele is forced into the hard, cold world of homelessness. While striving to maintain the pretense of a normal life, Adele attempts to finish high school, all the while concealing her secret. But is she strong enough to keep up the act? Forgotten will propel teen readers into a world where promises are broken, life is not fair, and challenges seem unbearable, while still offering assurance that solid faith, loyal friends, and a persistent spirit will prevail.

Tales of Faraway Places

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 International.

Dark Blue: Color Me Lonely

Kara Hendricks and Jordan Ferguson have been best friends since kindergarten. That is until Jordan started hanging out with a new ‘cool’ crowd and decided Kara was a popularity liability. Devastated, Kara feels betrayed and abandoned by everyone even God. Yet for all the hurt and insecurity, these dark blue days contain a life changing secret. Kara has the chance to discover something about herself that she never knew before. This first book in the teen fiction series TrueColors deals with self worth, identity, and loneliness. Includes discussion questions.

Deep Green: Color Me Jealous

Jordan Ferguson and Shawna Frye became good friends when Jordan made cheerleader. But when Timothy suddenly dumps Shawna to start seeing Jordan, rumors fly. Shawna gets her revenge, first by smearing Jordan’s reputation, then by tempting Timothy with an offer he can’t refuse. Jordan feels absolutely green with envy so much so that she considers doing everything in her power to get Tim back. Everything. This second book in the teen fiction series TrueColors deals with jealousy and relationships. Includes discussion questions.

Torch Red: Color Me Torn

With the possible exception of Callie Price, Zoe Stepanovich feels like the only virgin on Earth. The new girl in school, Shawna Frye from Deep Green, has all these stories about sex, but they only make Zoe more confused. Am I ready for sex and everything that goes with it?

When football star Jamie Allen asks her out and pressures her to sleep with him, Zoe can’t help but wonder if now might be the right time. Meanwhile, Nate Stein, a guy Zoe has had something of a secret crush on since middle school, tries to persuade her to think twice before giving herself to Jamie. One night, Shawna hooks up with Jamie and her dark secret comes into light, changing everyone’s attitude about sex–especially Zoe’s.

Pitch Black: Color Me Lost

If Morgan thought her life was tough before what with a drug addicted, klepto brother and a cradle robbing mother it just got worse: Her friend Jason took his own life. Morgan copes or tries to by attempting to piece together vague clues that might explain Jason’s suicide. Making matters worse, she can’t help but feel responsible somehow. Sometimes she thinks maybe Jason had the right idea all along. This fourth book in the teen fiction series TrueColors deals with the important topics of grief, suicide, self worth, identity, and handling tragedy.

Burnt Orange: Color Me Wasted

Up until her senior year, Amber has been the model of perfection just like her dad, Pastor Conrad, taught her to be. But when Claire Phillips invites her to more and more parties, Amber’s little white lies about her drinking spark a raging wildfire that threatens to overtake her life. Will she be honest with herself and her friends before things really get out of control?This fifth book in the teen fiction series TrueColors looks at alcohol abuse, addiction, and temptation.

Fool’s Gold: Color Me Consumed

Hannah Johnson is pretty happy as a missionary kid in Papua New Guinea. But when she visits her cousin Vanessa for a summer in America, everything changes. Vanessa and her friends try to catch Hannah up on all the latest fashions, but in the end, Hannah feels hopeless. She doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to keep up with the rich girls but that doesn’t stop her from trying. In the process, Hannah is forced to come to grips with what she values most: beauty on the inside or beauty on the outside. The sixth book in the teen fiction series TrueColors, Fool’s Gold deals with identity, materialism, values, and money. Includes discussion questions.

Blade Silver: Color Me Scarred

Ruth Wallace knows she can only hide the scars on her arms for so long. Cutting herself doesn’t make her problems disappear, but at least it helps her cope. Ruth needs to find someway, any way, to heal her scars the ones she hides and the ones she can’t before something terrible happens. The seventh book in the TrueColors teen fiction series, Blade Silver deals with cutting, guilt, psychology, and healing. Includes discussion questions.

Bitter Rose: Color Me Crushed

Maggie blames her mom for the family’s disintegration. ‘She’s driven him away with her constant nagging and complaining and arguing. Honestly, who could stand to live with that woman?’ she vents to her friend Claire.

However, there’s more to the story, and Maggie desperately wants to know the truth something nobody seems willing to tell her.

Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped

All of Emily’s friends seem so perfect: skinny and pretty and fun and flirty. Emily loathes her slightly overweight body, and as her secret bitterness begins to eat away at her soul, she faces the dark prospect of developing an eating disorder. This ninth book in the TrueColor teen fiction series, Faded Denim takes a serious look at the important issues of body image and eating disorders. Includes discussion questions.

Bright Purple: Color Me Confused

Jessica LeCroix drops a bomb on her best friend, Ramie: I m a lesbian. Ramie Grant cannot believe her ears. Jess!? Her best friend, her teammate a homosexual?Before long other girls on the basketball team find out, and little jokes become vicious attacks. In the end, Ramie must decide if she will stand by Jessica’s side or turn her back on a friend in need. The tenth book in the teen fiction series TrueColors, Bright Purple examines the subjects of sexuality, identity, and forgiveness. Includes discussion questions.

Moon White: Color Me Enchanted

Heather’s curiosity in Wicca brings new confidence and reassurance but alienates her from others. Even so, this enchanting path seems harmless, even helpful. But when terrifying things begin to happen that Heather can’t explain, it becomes clear that she has less control over her world than ever before. The eleventh book in the teen fiction series TrueColors , this book discusses spiritual warfare, tragedy, anger, and more.

Harsh Pink: Color Me Burned

Kendra, the most popular girl in school, decides to make Reagan part of her elite crew. But Reagan finds that acceptance has a steep price, as her new friends make life miserable for anyone who gets in their way. And after a tragic accident and party gone too far, can Reagan make the right choices?The twelfth book in the TrueColors fiction series, Harsh Pink goes deeper into important teen issues, such as peer pressure, relationships, identity, and values.

Homeward

Returning home after twenty years absence, Meg Lancaster struggles to restore relationships with her family, but finds herself uncovering secrets hidden for decades. The more she learns, the more she is forced to reevaluate her long held assumptions.

Finding Alice

Sliding into the Rabbit Hole Would She Ever Return?On the surface, Alice Laxton seems no different from any other college girl: bright, inquisitive, excited about the life ahead of her. But for years, a genetic time bomb has been ticking away. Because of Alice’s near genius intelligence, teachers and counselors have always made excuses for her little idiosyncrasies. But during a stress filled senior year at college, a new world of voices, visions, and unexplainable knowledge causes Alice to begin to lose her grip on reality. As Alice s schizophrenia progresses, she experiences a disturbing religious awakening, believing that God and angels and demons are speaking to her. When others attempt to intervene, Alice is subjected to a wide range of treatments even more frightening and painful than her illness. Powerfully raw and brutally honest, Finding Alice is a story of individual suffering and hope, a family s shared ordeal, and a search for true mental and spiritual healing.

Crystal Lies

A Son’s Addiction. A Mother s Heartbreak. A Family s Crisis.

As the wife of a prominent city attorney and the mother of two teenage children on the brink of adulthood, Glennis Harmon lives the kind of successful, high profile life that many people envy. But when nineteen year old Jacob is drawn into substance abuse, Glennis perfect world shatters like a crystal vase rocked from its once steady shelf.

Glennis struggles to understand the response of her family as they seek to support Jacob s recovery. Her husband appears more concerned with protecting his image than with finding help for their troubled son, but Glennis becomes determined to save Jacob no matter what the cost. Stepping into a rescuer role, she unintentionally puts her relationship with her older daughter, Sarah, and her already strained marriage on the line and a revelation about her husband will push her to the brink of what she can bear.

How far should a mother go to save her child?

A compelling, compassionate, and ultimately hopeful novel about the impact of substance abuse and addiction, Crystal Lies is an intimate portrayal of one mother s attempt to simultaneously love, trust, and let go.

The Christmas Bus

The people of Christmas Valley always celebrate Christmas to the fullest extent. The mayor plays Santa, every business is holiday themed, and there’s a nativity for the kids each Christmas Eve. This town knows Christmas. But this year nothing goes according to plan. Shepherd’s Inn is full of strangers, Mad Myrtle is causing problems, and a young couple with a baby due any minute rolls in to the middle of town in their Partridge Family style bus. It’s hardly the holiday Christmas Valley wanted but it may be just what they need. This charming novella is sure to become a new Christmas tradition for readers who love a great holiday story.

On This Day

As One Marriage Begins,Five Others Are Put to the Test. Drawn to Lakeside Inn from a variety of locations as diverse as they are, Elizabeth Anderson, Suzette Burke, Ingrid Campbell, Margaret Simpson, and Laura Fairbanks the bride’s aunt, family friend, bridesmaid, grandmother of the bride, and sister of the groom seemingly share little more than their collective joy for the couple marrying at the mountain resort. During the course of one unforgettable day, however, each woman reaches a point of reckoning in her own most intimate relationship. As their stories unfold, the women of necessity turn to one another upholding each other through the pain of postpartum depression, doubts about an upcoming wedding, the discovery of a husband s affair, reflections on the ups and downs of life as a war bride, and plans to end a 25 year marriage. Through it all, their connection with one another deepens and grows, as does their understanding of themselves and of the healing power of love, perseverance, and friendship.

My Son, the Savior

My Son, the Savior captures Mary’s story as she grew from a young, vulnerable girl to a grown woman witnessing Jesus’s agonizing death and then, miraculously, his resurrection. It imagines Mary’s deepest emotions and richest experiences as the mother of God’s own Son. Readers will feast on this poignant tale rife with motherly love, deepening faith, worry and despair, and ultimately eternal hope as envisioned by one of today’s most beloved authors. My Son the Savior is a faith inspiring gift for a loved one ideal for Mother’s Day, Easter, or any time readers want to lift up and encourage a friend.

These Boots Weren’t Made for Walking

Willing to make the necessary sacrifices even skipping the occasional latte to ensure career success, 31 year old Cassidy Cantrell invests in a chic pair of boots, certain they ll make a spectacular impression and help seal the deal on a long anticipated promotion from her Seattle employer. But reality tromps all over her expectations. Cassie’s job is abruptly eliminated and her love life obliterated, when her longtime boyfriend dumps her for a friend. Her self esteem in tatters, Cassie limps home to the resort town she once so eagerly fled only to find her recently divorced mother transformed into a gorgeous fifty something babe with a thriving social life. Cassie wrestles with envy and apathy as she considers the dismal shape of her own physique and romantic prospects. What will it take for her to jump back into life and regain her stride?This sassy and hilarious novel leads readers on a romp through the wilds of relationships, romance, career, and spirituality, revealing that, while God s plans may look drastically different than our own, it ll always be a perfect fit.

An Irish Christmas

For Colleen, life is spinning out of control. She just lost her husband, and her relationship with her young adult son Jamie is crumbling. Should she confess to him the secret that has been haunting her for twenty years? Jamie has a few secrets of his own. When he announces his plans to join the military, Colleen decides it’s time for the two of them to take a trip together to Ireland. The truth they discover there could fulfill both their dreams in a way neither ever thought possible. An Irish Christmas is a captivating story of love, deception, and secret passions, from popular and prolific author Melody Carlson.

All I Have to Give

Anna and Michael have been trying for years without success to have a baby. Now in her late thirties, Anna has given up on the hope of motherhood after heartbreaking miscarriages and shattered dreams. As Christmas nears, she has to consider the possibility that it might be time to empty out the nursery and convert it to a guest room. Amidst her heartache, Anna secretly struggles with strange health problems that have her very worried. But, as often happens at Christmastime, there are miracles in store for Anna and Michael. As each tries to give the other the perfect Christmas gift the magic of Christmas is working its way into their lives. And what each of them unwraps for Christmas will surprise everyone.

A Mile in My Flip-Flops

Thirty something Gretchen Hanover is stuck. Seeking solace from a broken heart, she traded her wedding plans for home improvement shows and ice cream but she knows she can t live on Ben and Jerry’s forever. She also knows that her enthusiastic Lab puppy has outgrown her tiny apartment.

The perfect patch for Gretchen s dilapidated plans? She ll become a first time house flipper. As ideas go, it s daring and genius. She ll take out a short term loan, buy a fixer upper, renovate it, resell it, and use the profit for an adorable house of her own. What could be easier?

But Gretchen s plans to flip quickly flop when the house turns out to be in worse shape than she expected. She is relying on her retired contractor father, but he wants to draw in his carpenter friend Noah Campbell. And although Noah is handy with tools, Gretchen isn t so sure about the baggage he brings with him. Will she be able to loosen her grip on the tools when it seems Noah may be her only help?

A whimsical look at color swatches, mismatched curtain rods, and the building of relationships, A Mile in My Flip Flops reminds us that it takes faith to renovate the heart, as well as the home.

The Other Side of Darkness

Once again, I have kept the demons at bay.

As a wife and mother, Ruth knows her prayers are crucial to her family’s spiritual welfare. She stands between her precious children and the evil one, doing battle in prayer. She can t afford to be careless. Thankfully, she has powerful allies: Pastor Glenn, New Life Christian School where her daughters Mary and Sarah attend, and the inner circle at Arbor Drive Fellowship. They all reinforce her careful nurturance of her children.

If only her husband, Rick, understood that. He s exasperated about the money Ruth keeps spending for the church and school. Doesn t he see that these are their best defenses in shielding their children from the dangers of the world?

But the forces that threaten Ruth s faith, her family her very life are not the ones she expects. Ruth doesn t realize that her heartfelt desire to obey God is mingled with dangerous currents of OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Her own strategies for protecting her family may be the very thing that tears them apart.

The Christmas Dog

Christmas miracles can come from unlikely sourcesBetty Kowalski isn’t looking forward to the holidays. Maybe it’s because her husband is gone. Maybe it’s because she’s missing her children. Or maybe it has something to do with her obnoxious new neighbor, who seems to be tearing his house apart and rearranging it on the lawn. But when a mangy dog appears at her doorstep, the stage is set for Betty to learn what Christmas is really all about.

Limelight

Claudette Fior used to turn heads and break hearts. She relished the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle because she had what it takes: money, youth, fame, and above all, beauty. But age has withered that beauty, and a crooked accountant has taken her wealth, leaving the proud widow penniless and alone. Armed with stubbornness and sarcasm, Claudette returns to her shabby little hometown and her estranged sister. Slowly, she makes friends. She begins to see her old life in a new light. For the first time, Claudette Fior questions her own values and finds herself wondering if it’s too late to change.

Just Another Girl

Aster Flynn wants a life of her own. She’s stuck at home taking care of her mentally handicapped sister, Lily, because her mom is always at work, her dad is MIA, and her older sister is too self centered to care. But when a cute popular guy seems to be interested in her, Aster hatches a plan to get her workaholic mom and deadbeat dad to be the parents Lily needs so that Aster can have a life of her own.

Anything But Normal

Sophie is starting a new school year. Shopping for it with her best friend should be fun, but nothing seems to fit, which is a major issue to a high school girl. But her biggest problem is the secret she’s keeping. And she’s about to find out that she won’t be able to keep things under wraps for much longer. This page turning novel explores the tangled web of choices, secrets, and love that all teen girls navigate. Melody Carlson enjoys a huge audience of teen readers. Now, Revell presents another new stunning story from an author who understands teen girls right where they are.

Christmas at Harrington’s

Christmas is approaching, and Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless, and nearly hopeless. She is trying to restart her life after false accusations landed her in prison, but job opportunities are practically nonexistent. When a secondhand red coat unexpectedly lands her a job as Mrs. Santa at a department store, Lena finally thinks her luck is changing. But can she keep her past a secret? This tender story about fresh starts will charm readers as all of Melody Carlson’s Christmas offerings do. Full of redemption and true holiday spirit, Christmas at Harrington’s will be readers’ newest Christmas tradition.

Double Take

It’s spring break of her senior year and Madison Van Buren is fed up. Stressed over Ivy League pressure, her parents’ marital problems, and her boyfriend’s neglect, Madison gets in her car and drives west. Meanwhile, eighteen year old Anna Bronner wants to escape the so called simple life which for her consists of caring for younger siblings, sewing, cooking, and gardening and she’s well aware that her future will simply be more of the same with a man she doesn’t love. Suddenly, worlds collide when Madison and Anna meet in a small town, realize they look uncannily similar, and decide the grass is definitely greener on the other side. Readers will love this funny and provocative tale of switching places from bestselling author Melody Carlson. As they get a glimpse into two very different worlds, they may find themselves happy to be just who they are, where they are.

Three Days

Being a mom is tough enough but raising God’s own Son? This novella imagines Mary’s rich, complex experiences as Jesus’ mother.

Angels in the Snow

Faith, hope, and love can triumph through even the darkest hours. Looking for solace after losing her husband and young son, artist Claire Andrews flees to a cabin in the Cascade Mountains. Even there, she finds she is too distracted by her sorrow to continue painting. As Claire walks through the woods each day, she discovers two mysterious sets of footprints in the snow, an adult’s and a child’s. Is it her imagination? Where are they coming from? And how is it that the tracks are gently leading her to paint and to hope once again? Beautifully written by bestselling author Melody Carlson, this unforgettable tale of love, loss, and healing will lift your spirits and renew your faith in happy endings.

Benjamin’s Box

What are the treasures in Benjamin’s Box? Come along with Benjamin and see. Like all boys and girls, Benjamin is very, very curious. When Jesus comes to Jerusalem, Benjamin decides to follow him and find out who he really is. At first, Benjamin thinks Jesus is a teacher, then a king. At last, he learns the good news news that every child and grown up! will want to share. Can be used in conjunction with Resurrection Eggs from Family Life!

Tupsu: The Squirrel Who Was Afraid

Tupsu the squirrel learns a lesson about what it means to trust in God instead of being afraid.

The Ark That Noah Built

Take a wild ride on Noah’s Ark! And see what happens when a boatload of animals are cooped up for too long.

King of the Stable

A wealthy boy in biblical times learns the meaning of the Incarnation when he must leave his home to live with poorer relatives in Bethlehem and ends up helping a certain couple who are about to have a very special baby.

A Tale of Two Houses

Through inspired rhythm and rhyme, you’ll experience the impact of Jesus’ teaching about building on rock, not sand. A delightful read for children of any age.

What Nick and Holly Found in Grandpa’s Attic

A book that explains the final week of Jesus life with highlights from And the Angels Were Silent.

The Lost Lamb

Retells in rhyming verse the biblical parable which compares God with a good shepherd who leaves His ninety nine sheep and goes to search for the one that is lost.

The Other Brother

A contemporary retelling, in rhyming text, of the parable of the prodigal son.

The Wonder of Christmas

Gather your family for a journey to the true meaning of Christmas. Along the way you’ll unwrap the many layers of God’s wondrous gift and discover afresh His saving love. Thirty one captivating readings, written just for kids, share the full Christmas story from Creation to Christ’s return. And you can help reinforce the truths they’ll learn by discussing the questions at the end of each reading and enjoying together the fun filled projects in its companion, The Wonder of Christmas Activity Book. It’s a wonderful time of year to teach your children how to receive and celebrate God’s most amazing Christmas gift ever each and every day of their lives.

Sisters at Heart

Women throughout the ages have understood and respected the meaning of sisterhood. It’s a link between women that goes deeper than friendship a connection of the heart. Sisters at Heart celebrates the complex and beautiful relationship of women, both biological sisters and ‘soul’ sisters. With poetry, Scripture, and meaningful quotations, Melody Carlson creates a warm book that is a perfect woman to woman gift.

Farmer Brown’s Field Trip

The Biblical parable of the sower who scatters seed on hard ground, rocky soil, in the weeds, and in good soil is presented in the story of a farmer who hurries to plant even though he has broken his glasses.

The Day the Circus Came to Town

After other boys ridicule the idea of going to the circus, Seth almost passes up the chance to see one for the first time.

Forever Friends

Jenny, the new doll in Mr. Giovanni’s toy shop, learns from an old rabbit that friends are not the ones that look perfect on the outside but come in all shapes and sizes.

A Treasure Beyond Measure

In this contemporary version of one of Jesus’ parables on the Kingdom of Heaven retold through Melody Carlson’s rhyming verse and Steve Bj rkman’s amusing illustrations kids journey along with an ordinary guy named Fred as he discovers a treasure map and sacrifices what little he has to gain everything. Ages 3 and up.

The Most Beautiful Tree

A tree that has bragged about being the most beautiful in the forest becomes a Christmas tree fit for a king, but a barefoot little boy named Leo helps him find the inner beauty that comes from giving.

Yes or No, Who Will Go?

A contemporary retelling, in rhyming text, of the parable of two brothers who say they will do one thing but do the opposite when their father needs their help in his vineyard.

I’m Zoe!

Rhyming text and artwork celebrate taking good care of ourselves and our possessions.

The Easterville Miracle

Just as a little boy named Sam and an old man named Henry remind the town of Easterville, best selling author Melody Carlson reminds us as well that the true meaning of Easter is not Easter bonnets, baskets, colored eggs, candy, or decorations, but the story of the Cross.

Knowing God Better Than Ever

Part fiction, part Bible study, this Bible study encourages young women to write down their thoughts, ask questions, and think about God like never before. Each weekly study 6 weeks includes a topic introduction, story, Scripture, application, and personal goals. Personal study between meetings 6 sessions

Finding Out Who You Really Are

Who are you in Christ? This Bible study blends fictional stories with biblical truth while featuring interactive activities and fun to read stories about women just like you who are in the process of learning about the amazing plans God has for their lives. Personal study between meetings 6 sessions

Making the Most of Your Relationships

Six sessions of interactive stories and Bible study questions provides young women with insights into how to make the most of all their important relationships. Personal study between meetings 6 sessions

Discovering a Forgiveness Plan

Each study session on an aspect of forgiveness includes an introduction to the topic, story, Scripture, application and personal goals. Discover God’s forgiveness plan for yourself. Personal study between meetings 6 sessions

God Lives in My House

Kids can have fun while they learn! Exploring the different rooms of a house will teach children new vocabulary words. Each room introduces a new activity and lots of new words with charming illustrations. And the story shares a very important spiritual truth: God lives in our hearts!

I Can Count on God

Kids can have fun while they learn! Counting sled and bobbing heads, lots of flowers and pots, little bugs and spider legs, planets and sun help teach the numbers ten through one. The delightful illustrations and rhyming text also share a very important spiritual truth we can always count on God and His love!

God Made Them All

Kids can have fun while they learn! Introduce your kids to tons of fun animals and new words as they travel around the world in this vocabulary building book. Through its charming illustrations and rhyming text, children will learn a very important spiritual truth, too because God has made them all, every animal is special, whether big or small.

God Goes with Me

Kids can have fun while they learn! Going here, getting there. So many choices to make. A boat, a plane, a bike, a train which one do they take? Kids explore the different ways people travel in this delightful vocabulary building book, which teaches an important spiritual truth for young adventurers: no matter how they go or where they go, God always goes with them.

Love Your Neighbor

One in a series of three books from award winning children’s author Melody Carlson, presents children with typical situations they may face every day but shows how the child should conduct themselves by illustrating what Jesus would have said or done.

Don’t Worry About Tomorrow

One in a series of three books from award winning children’s author Melody Carlson, presents children with typical situations they may face every day but shows how the child should conduct themselves by illustrating what Jesus would have said or done.

Secretly Do Good Deeds

One in a series of three books from award winning children’s author Melody Carlson, presents children with typical situations they may face every day but shows how the child should conduct themselves by illustrating what Jesus would have said or done.

Show Each Other Forgiveness

After a very unhappy day spent getting upset with friends and family, a young boy learns the importance of forgiveness.

How to Start a Quality Childcare Business in Your Home

For women who decide to stay at home with their children yet need to earn an income, operating an in home childcare business can meet both goals. In this guide, a seasoned author and childcare provider gives advice on everything needed to start a successful business, from finding customers to creating a safe environment to keeping accurate financial records.

Contemplative Bible Reading: Experiencing God Through Scripture (With: )

This study guide will help you learn to hear God’s voice as you explore different Bible passages and meditate and act on the truth of the Bible. Personal study between meetings 8 lessons

Comfort from God

Highlighting key selections from today’s most popular Bible translations NIV, NAS, KJV, NKJV, and LB, this inspiring gift book series offers a beautiful collection of Scripture verses to refresh and encourage readers in times of trouble…
and of joy. These gift books uniquely provide the reader with pure, undiluted scripture selections, free from distracting commentary. The focus remains on God’s Word and the comfort and blessings from God revealed in the Bible. Nothing ministers to the soul like the timeless wisdom drawn from the Word of God, for God’s Word is alive and living…
and relevant

His First Bible

With this story Bible you can begin to hide God’s word in a little boy’s heart.

Gold & Honey Bible

Filled with over 100 Bible stories, this book will captivate both you and your child with its delightful artwork and animated text.

My First Bible Brain Quest

This game combines 40 best loved stories from the Bible with hundreds of picture questions to expand your young child’s world of knowledge and to enrich your plan and learn moments together.

Lull-A-Bye Bible

Sing your child to sleep with these twenty three Bible stories set to the tunes of traditional lullabies. Look also for the companion Lullaby Bible audio.

Take Time

In this fast paced world of hustle and bustle, the small, simple pleasures of life are often drowned in a sea of expectations and responsibilities. Often we miss the brief reminders all around us of God’s love and faithfulness to us, not because we do not need them but because we do not Take Time to look. Melody Carlson encourages the reader to ‘Take Time‘ to breathe deeply, touch a baby’s cheek, listen to an elderly person, forgive an old hurt, or hug someone spontaneously. A simple message coupled with a beautiful design reflecting the comforting truth we often do not Take Time to notice.

Apple for My Teacher

Padded case side with striking cover design that jumps off the shelf; 2 color interior Written by best selling author Melody Carlson The perfect gift to warm the heart of any teacher great any time during the school yearBACKCOVER COPYBrighten A Special Teacher’s DayEvery word we write, every number we crunch, every thought we express was at one time or another shaped by a teacher. It is a high calling to equip young minds for a lifetime. Express your gratitude for the wealth of wisdom and knowledge your teacher impressed upon you by giving this thoughtful gift of encouragement and inspiration.

Her First Bible

Hold your little one close. Begin to hide God’s word in her heart. Enjoy the treasured times as you share these Bible stories with her again and again.

Baby’s First Bible

Hold your baby close. It’s never too early to begin to hide God’s word in your baby’s heart. Enjoy the treasured times as you share these ageless Bible stories with your little one again and again.

Piercing Proverbs

More and more teens find themselves growing up in a world lacking in godly wisdom and direction. In Piercing Proverbs, bestselling youth fiction author Melody Carlson offers solid messages of the Bible in a version that can compete with TV, movies, and the Internet for the attention of this vital group in God’s kingdom. Choosing life impacting portions of teen applicable Proverbs, Carlson paraphrases them into understandable, teen friendly language and presents them as guidelines for clearly identified areas of life such as friendship, family, money, and mistakes. Teens will easily read and digest these high impact passages of the Bible delivered in their own words.

Secrets of the Vine for Little Ones

Preschoolers learn how God cares for them with tenderness and love in this very simple version of Bruce Wilkinson’s best selling Secrets of the Vine. As the disciples heard from the Savior, God is the Vinedresser, Jesus is the Vine, and we are His branches. This timeless lesson becomes applicable for even small children in this colorful, sturdy board book.

Baby’s First Book of Prayers

A beautiful first book of prayers for your baby. Great as a gift or just to buy as a first book for your child.

How God Decorates Heaven for Christmas

God has a flair for decorating, especially at Christmas. He started by awakening the shepherds with a brilliant sky and a host of singing angels but how does He make it look up where He lives? Join Ron Mehl and Melody Carlson for a wondrous tour through heaven at Christmas…
and find out what God really likes to have to make His celebration complete.

Thank You for Being My Teacher!

You guided my hand, helped me to learn, and taught me to think. You encouraged me, inspired me, and nudged me along when I needed a push. Yours is a high calling and I m glad you answered it. God bless you!

Dear Mom

Hear your daughter’s heart without the angst, arguments, or arm wrestlingRaising a teen daughter can be like trying to chart a course underwater. You can drown in an ocean of one word answers, defensive conversations, and unpredictable outbursts, and never get anywhere. Popular teen girls novelist Melody Carlson helps you cut through murky, deep, uncharted and seemingly unsafe waters so you can hear what your daughter s really trying to tell you through her anger, silence, and mixed messages: I need you, but I won t admit it. I m not as confident as I appear. I have friends. I need a mother. Instead of focusing on outward behaviors, Dear Mom captures your daughter s heart and soul. You can know your daughter s hopes and fears, doubts and dreams about her identity, guys, friendships, and even you. And you can connect on a deeper, more intimate level that will carry both you and your daughter through the stormy seas of life.

Kenzie’s Story

When Sierra lands in the hospital following a car accident, she thinks it’s her own fault. What she doesn’t know is that her two friends, Ryun and Kenzie, are about to let her take the fall for their mistakes. When she discovers their betrayal, Sierra is out for revenge. Join these three friends as they experience the sting of betrayal, the treachery of deceit, and the wonder of true forgiveness. Read all three friends’ stories to get each one’s perspective in this exciting new trilogy from thirsty?.

Miranda’s Story

This new trilogy from three best selling authors explores the differing perspectives of three high school seniors on the events and choices leading up to the death of a classmate, Sammy. All feel a measure of guilt for their role in the loss of their friend and must learn to understand their own life story through God’s eyes instead of their own finite perspective. Nobody knows better than Miranda Sanchez that life isn’t fair. She’d come to expect that life can kick you around, but Sammy was a different story. Miranda weaves her story threads into the drama of Sammy’s last days. She’s convinced he’d still be alive if not for her.

Tyrone’s Story (By:Sigmund Brouwer)

This new trilogy from three best selling authors explores the differing perspectives of three high school seniors on the events and choices leading up to the death of a classmate, Sammy. All feel a measure of guilt for their role in the loss of their friend and must learn to understand their own life story through God’s eyes instead of their own finite perspective. Tyrone is an observer of life as it comes…
and he’s pretty unimpressed so far. What happened to Sammy is just another chapter that he titles I Told You So. But the police aren’t intimidated by his tough guy indifference. They’re convinced he may not care, but he may know what really happened.

Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon

Hope Bartolli has avoided Sisters for yearsboth her hometown of Sisters, Oregon and her two sisters who live there. But when the 32yearold corporate lawyer returns home to attend her beloved grandmothers funeral, shes surprised to learn that she has inherited Nanas old house, her little dog Andy and an unexpected friendship with Nanas attorney, Lewis. If she had any hopes of burying the hatchet with her sisters, these gifts from Nana arent going to help. But the more Hope is reacquainted with old friends and the charming town she once loved, the harder she realizes it will be to return to her fastpaced city routine. She wants more out of lifebut is she willing to take the risks to get it? And can she trust her family to stand by her side?

Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana (By:Tricia Goyer)

Julia Cavanaugh has never left New York City. But in 1890, the young woman must head west to ensure that the orphans under her care are settled into good families. After her final stop in Montana, she plans to head straight back east. But upon arriving in the remote town of Lonesome Prairie, Julia learns to her horror that she is also supposed to be delivered into the hands of an uncouth miner who carries a bill of purchase for his new bride. She turns to a respected circuit preacher to protect her from a forced marriage but with no return fare and few friends, Julia’s options are bleak. What is God s plan for her in the middle of the vast Montana prairie?

Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington (By:Tricia Goyer)

The Second World War has stolen Rosalie’s fiance from her. But rather than wallow, Rosalie throws herself into her work at the Boeing plant in Victory Heights, shooting rivets into the B 17 bombers that will destroy the enemy. A local reporter dubs her Seattle’s Own Rosie the Riveter, and her story lends inspiration to women across the country. While Rosalie’s strong arms can bear the weight of this new responsibility, her heart cannot handle the intense feelings that begin to surface for Kenny, the handsome reporter. Fear of a second heartbreak is a powerful opponent but will it claim victory over love?

Love Finds You in Pendleton, Oregon

Native American beauty Sunny Westcott is not one to let her hair down. But her friend Aubrey manages to drag her to Pendleton, Oregon, and the pair arrives just as the hundredth annual Pendleton Round Up begins. Sunny is surprised by how much she enjoys watching the rodeo, riding horseback, and getting to know Aubrey’s family particularly a handsome cowboy named Cody. Pendleton is also home to the Umatilla reservation where Sunny s ancestors once lived, and the trip gives her the chance to do some digging into her family s history a topic she knows next to nothing about. But will Sunny like what she finds? And how will skeletons from the past compete with the current drama unfolding in Cody s own family?

Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho (By:Janelle Mowery)

It’s 1869, and chaos rules Silver City. As Rebekah Weaver recovers from an accident that has left her badly burned, she worries that her father s handsome new assistant won t see past her scarred exterior. Deputy Marshal Nathaniel Kirkland is working undercover to investigate a series of explosions in the mines and businesses of Silver City. When ominous notes begin appearing on townspeople s doors, Nate needs Rebekah s help to uncover the identity of the perpetrator. As they work together, Nate begins to speculate that Rebekah s ‘accident’ was really a case of intentional sabotage and that she might still be in danger.

Love Finds You in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Artist Waverly Brennan wants a fresh start. She gets her chance when her ever-quirky mother calls to say she’s purchased a gallery in Martha’s Vineyard and would love Waverly’s help setting it up. Enticed by visions of running a classy art gallery, Waverly arrives in Vineyard Haven only to discover that her mother’s new business venture isn’t quite what Waverly had envisioned. Stuck on the island for the summer, Waverly attempts to make the best of it. She puts her creativity to work and soon finds other motivations to stick around such as Blake Erikson and his charming daughter.

Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada (By:Susan Page Davis)

In the summer of 1860, Prince Edward Island’s inhabitants eagerly await their first visit from a British royal. Molly Orland is too poor to be invited to the ball in honor of the young Prince of Wales, but she is pleased to serve as a maid in the house where he will be a guest. There she meets Peter Stark, under steward for the royal party. Peter is attracted to the beauty of the island and to Molly, whom he’s determined to shield from the antics of the playboy prince. When they discover a long buried secret that could bring shame to Peter’s royal employer, will he remain a loyal servant or help Molly’s family get the justice they deserve?

Going to the Chapel (By:)

Who will become the new minister of Grace Chapel? The church board can t stop squabbling, and every week the congregation hears a sermon from a different minister. Finally, a charming man is appointed to take over the pulpit, but the townspeople offer him a chilly reception. During his stay at Grace Chapel Inn, the sisters slowly warm up to him. But will he win over the townsfolk and Aunt Ethel as well?

Back Home Again

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, Louise dreams of a small music conservatory where she can give lessons, and Alice thinks the house would be perfect for a youth ministry. Jane would like to open a restaurant. The squabbling begins…
as does a brilliant solution to the sisters dilemma. Grace Chapel Inn a unique bed and breakfast is born, and a new life begins for them all.

Hidden History

While giving the laundry room of Grace Chapel Inn a thorough cleaning, Alice Howard finds an old hatbox containing her father’s teenage journal dating back to the early 1900s. As Alice reads it aloud each evening to her sisters, Louise and Jane, the Hidden History of their beloved father sheds new light on his life and their own. Meanwhile, a guest at Grace Chapel Inn turns out to be the sister of Mark Graves, veterinarian Alice dated back in nursing school. Jane invites him to dinner and Alice and Mark end up doing late night surgery on a plum pie eating pig. Will the time they’ve spent together lead to more?

We Have This Moment (By:Diann Hunt)

Autumn is a beautiful time in Acorn Hill and a busy time at Grace Chapel Inn. Love begins to blossom when one of Alice’s patients reunites with a long lost love who just happens to be one of the inn’s guests. Will these high school sweethearts get a second chance at love? Jane is occupied with a secret project and her suspicious packages and frequent trips to neighboring Potterson keep her sisters guessing. Meanwhile, Louise, with the help of a very special little girl, helps a worn out teacher discover her true calling in life and Lloyd goes to great lengths to get a special gift for aunt Ethel. Preparations for a harvest party, complete with pumpkins, cider, and a hayride, make the season festive and remind the Howard sisters to appreciate every moment they have together.

Tempest in a Teapot (By:)

With a beloved natural landmark in danger, the Howard sisters must find a way to save the beauty of God’s creation. When an out of state developer wants to drain Fairy Pond a beloved piece of Acorn Hill’s past and put in a gas station, a storm of protest rises up. But while most residents are opposed to destroying the idyllic spot, some businesspeople are in favor of the added commerce a gas station would bring. With the town divided, Mayor Lloyd Tynan is having a hard time keeping everyone happy, but when the stress starts to affect his health, the fight over Fairy Pond takes on a new urgency. With the mayor out of commission, who will champion the cause of saving this natural wonder? A recluse who lives by the pond has some answers, but his strange history with Louise complicates matters. As the Howard sisters take charge to fight the development, help arrives from an unexpected source and reminds the whole town of the wonder of God’s creation.

The Spirit of the Season (By:)

Once readers visit the charming village of Acorn Hill they’ll never want to leave. Three sisters Louise, a widow from Philadelphia; Alice, an unmarried nurse who lived with her father; and Jane, a divorced chef from San Francisco reunite in the sleepy town after their father’s death and turn the family home into a charming bed and breakfast. Here the sisters rekindle old memories, rediscover their childhood bonds, revel in the blessings of friendship and meet fascinating guests along the way. It’s December and Acorn Hill is festive, but the Howard sisters are about to discover that Christmas doesn’t always mean peace on earth. A misunderstanding between Florence Simpson and her husband Ronald has Florence jetting off to Florida and feisty Ethel has just the solution. She sets off after her friend and drags Alice and Ronald with her, determined to convince Florence that her marriage is worth fighting for. Can she get through to the couple in time to make it back to Acorn Hill by Christmas? Meanwhile, the downtown merchants of Acorn Hill start a Secret Santa program, and Jane sees a special way to arrange a special Secret Santa delivery for a needy family in town. As Christmas gets closer, they all begin to get into the spirit of the season.

Home for the Holidays (By:)

About the Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series: Once readers visit the charming village of Acorn Hill, they’ll never want to leave. Three sisters Louise, a widow from Philadelphia; Alice, an unmarried nurse who lived with her father; and Jane, a divorced chef from San Francisco reunite in the sleepy town after their father’s death and turn the family home into a charming bed and breakfast. Here the sisters rekindle old memories, rediscover their childhood bonds, revel in the blessings of friendship, and meet fascinating guests along the way.

Home for the Holidays, a new Christmas installment in the bestselling Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series over a million copies sold, takes readers back to Acorn Hill and the characters they’ve grown to love.

The Christmas spirit is settling over Acorn Hill, and the town is gearing up for a holiday house tour to showcase Acorn Hill’s finest homes all decked out in wreathes and bows. But an unpleasant group of tourists is doing anything but making the season bright, and a stranded group of travelers shows up at the inn on Christmas Eve, seeking shelter from the storm and throwing off the sisters’ plans for a quiet Christmas together. Through it all, the Howard sisters show their special blend of hospitality with their guests, who discover the importance of family and friendship and the true meaning of Christmas.

Something Old, Something New (By:)

A celebrity author visits Grace Chapel Inn to finish her novel. Can the Howard sisters give her the quiet she needs? The whole town gets involved in the high school genealogy project, and Aunt Ethel provides some surprise information about their own family’s history. Meanwhile Jane is busy with preparations for a Grace Chapel wedding. Everyone seems ready to pitch in, but time is short! Available only in Christian Fiction 6 & 8.

Never Give Up (By:)

When they adopt an injured fawn, the Howard sisters find themselves appreciating the wonders of spring in new ways. When they discover a sweet little fawn in distress, what can the Howard sisters do but try to find it a proper home? At the same time, when Louise spots her latest student behind the wheel of a car instead of in front of a keyboard, she also finds herself in a difficult situation. And Jane is enjoying the company of an antiques expert and learning a thing or two about kindness, careful shopping, and making old things new.

Recipes & Wooden Spoons (By:)

Once you visit the charming village of Acorn Hill, you’ll never want to leave. Here, the three Howard sisters rekindle old memories, rediscover the bonds of sisterhood, revel in the blessings of friendship, and meet many fascinating guests along the way. While cleaning out the cluttered basement of Grace Chapel Inn, Jane Howard finds an old cookbook brimming with her mother’s recipes and hand written notes. Through these precious, fragile pages of the recipe book, Jane comes to discover the spirit of her mother, Madeleine, who died while giving birth to Jane. But when the inn gets busy and money troubles threaten, Jane wonders if moving back to Acorn Hill was a big mistake. Can her crisis of faith lead to a new solution for the inn and for Jane herself?

Spring is in the Air (By:)

About the Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series: Once readers visit the charming village of Acorn Hill, they’ll never want to leave. Three sisters Louise, a widow from Philadelphia; Alice, an unmarried nurse who lived with her father; and Jane, a divorced chef from San Francisco reunite in the sleepy town after their father’s death and turn the family home into a charming bed and breakfast. Here the sisters rekindle old memories, rediscover their childhood bonds, revel in the blessings of friendship, and meet fascinating guests along the way.

Spring comes to Acorn Hill and brings with it birds, budding flowers and a whole new set of challenges for the Howard sisters. While Louise becomes involved in the creation of the town’s official website, Jane helps coach the local Little League team and Alice befriends an Amish girl who’s about to make the biggest decision of her life. Meanwhile, the sisters host a family who are building something very interesting in the backyard. When spring is in the air, excitement is just around the corner.

The Kindness of Strangers (By:)

A young widow raising two boys, Sarah Laden is struggling to keep her family together. But when a shocking revelation rips apart the family of her closest friend, Sarah finds herself welcoming yet another troubled young boy into her already tumultuous life. Jordan, a quiet, reclusive elementary school classmate of Sarah’s son Danny, has survived a terrible ordeal. By agreeing to become Jordan’s foster mother, Sarah will be forced to question the things she has long believed. And as the delicate threads that bind their family begin to unravel, all the Ladens will have to face difficult truths about themselves and one another and discover the power of love necessary to forgive and to heal.

Ready to Wed

It’s a cold May in Acorn Hill. Jane is putting pansies in the front garden for a splash of spring cheer when a big pink Cadillac parks in front of the inn. Out jumps Belle from Georgia looking for a room. Within minutes, she divulges the reason for her trip. ‘God gave me a dream that I would meet the man I am meant to marry right here in Acorn Hill. We will be married the first weekend of June.’ Jane and her sisters teeter between disbelief and awe as Belle sets off to meet all the eligible bachelors in beautiful Cascade Mountains. Will it be Pastor Kenneth? Wilhelm, owner of Time for Tea? Or, Don and Ron, the twins staying at the Inn? Then Jane gets a letter from Justin, her ex husband, asking if he can visit. What could he want after all this time? As Jane faces the mistakes of her past, the whole town helps Belle prepare for her wedding…
but to whom?

Building Bridges (By:Carolyne Aarsen)

Welcome to Grace Chapel Inn. Once you visit the charming village of Acorn Hill, you’ll never want to leave. Here, the three Howard sisters reunite after their father’s death and turn their family home into a bed and breakfast called Grace Chapel Inn. They rekindle old memories, rediscover the bonds of sisterhood, revel in the blessings of friendship and meet many fascinating guests along the way. As the dog days of summer wind down, the Howard sisters end up trying their hands at many new things. After a minor auto accident, Louise accustomed to coaxing beautiful music from the piano and organ learns to check tire guages, dipsticks and battery cables. Alice gets roped into helping Aunt Ethel on a new project, and employs hammers, saws and nails to try to keep up with her feisty aunt, and Jane has been commissioned to cater a very special dinner. The finicky hostess makes planning a menu a challenge, but learning to minister to a special group of guests may just be the trickiest task of all.

The Price of Fame (By:Carolyne Aarsen)

The winter doldrums are just settling over Acorn Hill when a movie crew comes to scout out locations for an upcoming film. The director wants Grace Chapel to be the setting for a pivotal scene and the town itself is a perfect back drop for the film. While some residents are thrilled about the revenue the shoot will bring, and some want to star in the picture, others are less certain that the disruption will be welcome, and a director with a nefarious reputation doesn’t help. Can the town keep from becoming star struck long enough to make a wise decision? Meanwhile, Alice and Louise fear losing Jane when she is offered a place on a nationally syndicated cooking show, Louise learns how to handle an overly zealous piano student, and a guest draws all the sisters unexpectedly into a new past time. Soon the Howard sisters along with the rest of Acorn Hill will have to decide if the price of fame is worth paying.

Eyes on the Prize (By:)

About the Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series: Once readers visit the charming village of Acorn Hill, they’ll never want to leave. Three sisters Louise, a widow from Philadelphia; Alice, an unmarried nurse who lived with her father; and Jane, a divorced chef from San Francisco reunite in the sleepy town after their father’s death and turn the family home into a charming bed and breakfast. Here the sisters rekindle old memories, rediscover their childhood bonds, revel in the blessings of friendship, and meet fascinating guests along the way.

Eyes on the Prize, a new autumn installment in the bestselling Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series over a million copies sold, takes readers back to Acorn Hill and the characters they’ve grown to love.

September brings hints of autumn to Acorn Hill, and the Howard sisters face new challenges. Jane breaks out her running shoes and enters a charity race, hoping to win out not only against the clock, but also against an old rival. Alice tries to help find a way to make Vera Humbert’s aunt’s last days comfortable. But it is Louise’s activity in the garden that has everyone excited. Will her giant pumpkin bring fame to Acorn Hill? Through all the excitement, the sisters have to remember to keep their eyes on the true prize.

The Way We Were (By:)

Once readers visit the charming village of Acorn Hill they’ll never want to leave. Three sisters Louise, a widow from Philadelphia; Alice, an unmarried nurse who lived with her father; and Jane, a divorced chef from San Francisco reunite in the sleepy town after their father’s death and turn the family home into a charming bed and breakfast. Here the sisters rekindle old memories, rediscover their childhood bonds, revel in the blessings of friendship and meet fascinating guests along the way. Alice is caring for a patient suffering from amnesia, and the only clue to her identity is the dog that was watching over her after her car went off the road. As Alice tries to help this woman recover her life, Louise counsels a guest whose marriage is on the rocks. Can she help the young woman give it one more try? Meanwhile, three of Jane’s art school friends come to Grace Chapel Inn for a reunion and a reminder of the blessing of old friends.

Steady and Slow (By:)

Each volume in this popular series offers another chapter from the lives of the Howard sisters, Louise, Alice and Jane. Together, they run a charming bed and breakfast in rural Pennsylvania where they learn important lessons about each other and themselves, all the while managing to enrich the lives of their guests.

The Start of Something Big (By:)

About the Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series: Once readers visit the charming village of Acorn Hill, they’ll never want to leave. Three sisters Louise, a widow from Philadelphia; Alice, an unmarried nurse who lived with her father; and Jane, a divorced chef from San Francisco reunite in the sleepy town after their father’s death and turn the family home into a charming bed and breakfast. Here the sisters rekindle old memories, rediscover their childhood bonds, revel in the blessings of friendship, and meet fascinating guests along the way. It’s the beginning of summer, and Acorn Hill is buzzing. Alice is heading to the big city with her ANGELs, if only she can find a willing chaperone. Aunt Ethel is busy revamping her home for a visit from her daughter Francine and when a Do It Yourself Warehouse opens in nearby Potterston, Jane takes it upon herself to save the local store, Fred’s Hardware. In the process, she strikes up a friendship with the manager of the local superstore, and struggles between loyalty to her friends and loyalty to her own heart. Could this new relationship be the start of something big?

Mystery at the Inn (By:Carolyne Aarsen)

With their first ever murder mystery weekend at the Grace Chapel Inn, the Howard sisters get the whole town involved but who will solve the case? The month of October brings thrills, chills, and excitement to the good people of Acorn Hill. The Howard sisters are holding their first ever murder mystery weekend at the inn to benefit a wonderful charity. With Aunt Ethel hamming up her role as the victim and various townspeople as suspects, the mystery promises to be hilarious as well as exciting. Who will solve the case? And why is Reverend Thompson spending so much time with the charity’s coordinator? Come along on a weekend mystery adventure you will not soon forget!

Keeping the Faith (By:)

With a new bed and breakfast threatening to open in Acorn Hill, will the Howard sisters be able to keep the Inn running and keep the faith? It should have been a relaxing summer, but Louise, Alice and Jane face a new challenge a husband and wife have checked into the Grace Chapel Inn but seem to have more on their minds than a simple vacation. They poke and pry and ask all sorts of questions about the inn and how it is run. But a young man on a mission saves the day when he walks into their lives and helps lighten their cares and even brings romance to one of Alice’s coworkers. Will hope prevail again in the hearts of those who walk through the doors of Grace Chapel Inn?

Rally Round the Flag (By:)

A group of veterans checks into the inn and teach the sisters about loyalty and sacrifice. A perfect fall read just in time for Veteran’s Day. It s time to bring out the old patriotic spirit when three lively World War II vets check in at Grace Chapel Inn and march in the annual Veterans Day parade. However, another guest, Gulf War veteran Nathan Delhomme, suffers from guilt for surviving the war when his friend didn t make it. Can Alice help this troubled young man march proudly in memory of his friend? And will the Franklin High Patriots be victorious in the Thanksgiving Day football game this year? The patriotism abounds as the citizens of Acorn Hill rally round the flag!

Sing a New Song (By:)

With Louise away at a music camp, Alice and Jane host a scrapbooking retreat at the inn and learn more about their family’s history. As winter approaches, the Howard sisters venture outside their comfortzones to try something out of the ordinary. Louise heads to music camp and learns a different style of piano playing, while Jane tests out recipes for a new audience and Alice unearths some family history. The results of theirexperiments are mixed, but each one learns something special about herself in the process. In the meantime, a scrapbooking retreat at the inn gathers friends from near and far. The event is a great success, providing anopportunity for connections to be made and hearts to be healed.

True

Teens are already devoted followers of Melody Carlson’s fiction series. But based on thousands of personal letters to Carlson, she knows they want more. They’re looking for substance and spiritual guidance that can make a difference in their lives. True introduces teens to the Bible by focusing on the words of Jesus. Carlson shares with her faithful readers the life changing message of Jesus, giving them something to lean on in the turbulent time that is adolescence. This 90 day devotional will strengthen teens’ faith and help them start studying the Bible for all its worth.

Life

What does Jesus have to say to you?Life is the next devotional for teens from Melody Carlson. It offers readers a structured way to encounter Jesus’s words for their own personal inspiration and practical application. Carlson shares with her faithful readers the life changing message of Jesus, giving them something to lean on in the turbulent time of adolescence. This 90 day devotional will strengthen teens’ faith and help them study the Bible for all it’s worth.

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