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Award-winning author Melody Carlson is well-known for her delightful Christmas tales. Join her again as she pens another Christmas story that will warm your heart and have you dreaming of your own enchanted seaside holiday.

When Wendy Harper inherits her family’s shabby but charming beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But before it can be sold, the neglected property must be renovated. She and her twelve-year-old son Jackson move in temporarily to do the work themselves. Although Wendy and Jackson have very different hopes for the cottage, the charming town, along with local craftsman Caleb Colton, pulls on their hearts.

Wendy knows that the most responsible thing to do is to sell the cottage and return to Ohio, but the lure of the sea is hard to resist. Can this Christmas season bring her the miracle she needs and provide her with the joy and love she never expected?

What is ONE thing you’ve learned the hard way so that others don’t have to?  

The hardest (and best) thing I’ve ever learned in life is that you cannot put God in a box. There was a time when I honestly believed that if I did A, B, and C . . . God would do X, Y, and Z. I thought that as long as I ‘performed’ well enough spiritually, the results would always be great. But over the years, I’ve been humbled again and again . . . and reminded that God works in a multitude of unexpected and delightful ways and that his ideas of perfection are far different than ours. I try to reflect this in my books in the hopes that readers will catch on more quickly than I did. God is the creator of the universe and cannot be contained in a box—or a human brain.

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Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with combined sales of more than six million. She is the author of many Christmas books, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, Christmas at Harrington’s, The Christmas Cat, The Christmas Joy Ride, The Christmas Angel Project, and The Christmas Blessing. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon.

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