I must say, it's rare for me to put a real life person's face on a character in a book that I am reading, but in The Christmas Pony I envisioned Lucy as Rebecca Harrell. If you don't know who Rebecca is, watch the movie Prancer. Rebecca played Jessica Riggs who's character is so much like little Lucy Turnbull's.
The Christmas Pony takes place at Christmas in the year 1937. It is the story of 8 year old, Lucy Turnbull who wants nothing more than a pony for Christmas. Not just any pony mind you, she wants Smoky, who is owned by a neighbor. Times are hard as Lucy's father has passed away and her mother and grandmother have started taking in borders and Lucy's mother does laundry in order to make ends meet. The last thing they need is a pony to feed and board.
While in town one day, Lucy comes across a couple of people who's car has broken down and they are in need of a place to stay. She invites them to her home and so the story begins.
Does Lucy get her pony? Does Lucy's mother find love again? You'll have to read the book to find the answers to these questions. This is a wonderful little book of 169 pages that is over before you know it. I guarantee that you will find joy between the pages. I loved this little book.
I would highly recommend The Christmas Pony to anyone wanting a clean, feel-good book to read.
On a 5-Star scale - 5 Stars!!!!!
* Available Sept 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.*
I would like to thank Donna Hausler and Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for my copy of The Christmas Pony. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done.