A Quilt for Christmas was everything I expected and more. I often say Christmas would not be complete without the latest Melody Carlson novella and this year’s story was such a touching one.

I loved how a little girl’s wistful request brought together a group of total strangers to provide a special gift of joy to an ailing young woman and the rest of her family. Although the women in the group were about as different as they could be – young and old, lonely, bossy, grouchy, experienced and inexperienced – it was wonderful to observe as their lives became knit together into a family of sorts.

Another heartwarming novel, A Quilt for Christmas is sure to become a holiday favorite.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


Cuddle up with this cozy story of giving and forgiving–with a little bit of romance

Christmas should be celebrated with family, but for Vera Swanson, that’s not an option this year. Widowed and recently relocated, she is lonely in her condo-for-one–until little Fiona Albright knocks on her door needing help.

With her mother seriously ill and her father out of town, Fiona enlists Vera’s aid, and when she finds out her new neighbor is a quilter, she has a special request–a Christmas quilt for Mama.

Vera will have to get a ragtag group of women together to fulfill the request. Between free-spirited artist Tasha, chatty empty nester Beverly, retired therapist Eleanor, and herself, Vera has hopes that Christmas for the Albright family will be merry, after all. And she may even find herself a new family of friends along the way.

Read an excerpt HERE.


Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than 250 books with sales of more than 7.5 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and contemporary romances. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, her novel All Summer Long was made into a Hallmark movie, and the film version of The Happy Camper is soon to be released. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at