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Christmas Bells

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9780698407091
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini celebrates Christmas, past and present, with a wondrous novel inspired by the classic poem “Christmas Bells,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I heard the bells on Christmas Day/ Their old familiar carols play/ And wild and sweet/ The words repeat/Of peace on earth, good-will to men! In 1860, the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow family celebrated Christmas at Craigie House, their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The publication of Longfellow’s classic Revolutionary War poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” was less than a month hence, and the country’s grave political unrest weighed heavily on his mind. Yet with his beloved wife, Fanny, and their five adored children at his side, the delights of the season prevailed. In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings. Sophia’s music program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children’s choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. Christmas Bells chronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment of Longfellow’s family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow’s patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. “Christmas Bells,” the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn. Jennifer Chiaverini’s resonant and heartfelt novel for the season reminds us why we must continue to hear glad tidings, even as we are tested by strife. Reading Christmas Bells evokes the resplendent joy of a chorus of voices raised in reverent song.
Category: Fiction

The Forever Christmas Tree

Author : Sandra Hill
ISBN : 9780062854087
Genre : Fiction
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The Christmas bells are chiming across the Outer Banks town of Bell Cove, North Carolina, but there’s one local ‘grinch’ who’s not listening . . . He’s got bad-boy looks and a Bah Humbug attitude, so when the local paper asks the villagers to vote on the “Biggest Local Grinch” as a fund-raising project, Ethan Rutledge isn’t surprised to hear he’s made the ballot. He might own the local Christmas Tree Farm, but the holiday hasn’t been welcome in his home since Wendy Patterson left him heart-broken twelve years ago. But now Wendy’s back, fresh from a tour of duty as a female Navy SEAL. She’s bold, beautiful, and has five Navy buddies trailing after her—as if she needs a bodyguard! And what’s all this about them wanting to start a treasure hunting company right here in Bell Cove’s failing bell factory? Then Wendy learns about how Ethan’s been nurturing the one thing he has to remember her by: a gorgeous Norway Spruce tree. Can the magic of Christmas and the spirit of the town help rekindle the romance between two people who thought they’d left love behind years ago?
Category: Fiction

The Jingle Bells Jam

Author : Patricia Reilly Giff
ISBN : 0440405343
Genre : Bands (Music)
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Chrissie Tripp cannot manage to play "Jingle Bells" on her fife, so she tries to hide it well enough to play in the Christmas concert at the Sunrise Mall with the Lincoln Lions Band. Original.
Category: Bands (Music)

Silver Bells

Author : Leeanna Morgan
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Genre : Family & Relationships
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Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will love this feel-good, small-town romance! This Christmas, something magical is happening in Sapphire Bay. Bailey Jones is a family therapist, not an event planner, but when her friends ask her to organize Sapphire Bay's first Christmas carol competition, she can’t say no. Especially when the money raised will go toward another house in the tiny home village. When she meets eight-year-old Mila Butler at the local homeless shelter, her heart melts. When she hears her sing, she’s in awe. Music could change Mila’s life, but her father wants to keep her out of the spotlight. After spending two tours of duty in Afghanistan, Steven Butler returns home a broken man. When his wife dies, the only thing that keeps him sane is his daughter. And nothing, including the kindest woman he’s ever met, will stop him from protecting Mila. As their love for each other grows, a crisis threatens Steven and Bailey's relationship. Will they continue living in the past or can they build a future they'd only dreamed about? Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books: “I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!” “I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book.” Other Novels by Leeanna Morgan: Montana Brides: Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent) Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan) Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam) Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake) Book 5: Forever Santa: a Montana Brides Christmas novella Book 6: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex) Book 7: Forever Together (Kate and Dan) Book 8: Forever and a Day (Sarah and Jordan) The Bridesmaids Club: Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan) Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan) Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd) Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob) Emerald Lake Billionaires: Book 1: Sealed with a Kiss (Rachel and John) Book 2: Playing for Keeps (Sophie and Ryan) Book 3: Crazy Love (Holly and Daniel) Book 4: One And Only (Elizabeth and Blake) The Protectors: Book 1: Safe Haven (Hayley and Tank) Book 2: Just Breathe: (Kelly and Tanner) Book 3: Always (Mallory and Grant) Book 4: The Promise (Ashley and Matthew) Book 5: Coming Home (Mia and Stan) Book 6: The Gift (Hannah and Brett) Book 7: The Wish (Claire and Jason) Sapphire Bay: Book 1: Falling For You (Natalie and Gabe) Book 2: Once In A Lifetime (Sam and Caleb) Book 3: A Christmas Wish (Megan and William) Book 4: Before Today (Brooke and Levi) Book 5: The Sweetest Thing (Cassie and Noah) Book 6: Sweet Surrender (Willow and Zac) Santa's Secret Helpers: Book 1: Christmas On Main Street (Emma and Jack) Book 2: Mistletoe Madness (Kylie and Ben) Book 3: Silver Bells (Bailey and Steven) Book 4: The Santa Express (Shelley and John) Keywords: Heartwarming, small town romance, holiday, friendship, family life, series, Montana, relationships, love, wedding, bride, bridesmaid, family saga, mystery, ranch, cowboy, family relationships, second chances, romantic suspense, inspirational, second chance, danger, police, military, Army, Christmas.
Category: Family & Relationships

When Christmas Bells Ring

Author : Rochelle French
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Genre : Fiction
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One Christmas-obsessed former girlfriend + one self-proscribed Scrooge + five highly active kids all snowed in together = either an unmitigated disaster or the magical holiday of a lifetime. Malcolm Gallagher isn’t one for the holidays, but his former high school girlfriend Lainey Balciero loves everything to do with Christmas. This year, Malcolm had planned to spend the holidays alone, except that Lainey and all her siblings seem to have taken over his house while he was out. Bah, humbug. This will be the first Christmas Lainey and her five young siblings will experience as orphans. But as guardian of her new brood, Lainey will do anything to give her siblings a very merry Christmas, and that means convincing Malcolm to stop being such a gosh-darned grump! Sometimes a little holiday magic is all that’s needed to set what was wrong right again. (previously titled HER ONE HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS and published as part of the Hope Falls Kindle World)
Category: Fiction

The Virgins A Novel

Author : Pamela Erens
ISBN : 9781935639633
Genre : Fiction
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The Virgins is the story of Aviva Rossner and Seung Jung's erotic awakening at Auburn Academy re-imagined in richly detailed episodes by their classmate Bruce, a once-embittered voyeur, now repentant narrator, whose envy spurs the novel's tragic end. * A New York Times Editor's Choice selection * A Chicago Tribune Editor's Choice selection * A Best Book of 2013, The New Yorker * A Best Book of 2013, The New Republic * A Critics' Choice selection for 2013, Salon * A Best Indie Title of 2013, Library Journal * One of Redbook's "Top Ten Beach Reads of 2013" * One of O Magazine's "Ten Titles to Pick Up Now," August 2013 * Featured in The Millions's "Most-Anticipated" List 2013 * A "This Week's Hot Reads" selection, The Daily Beast * A Vanity Fair Hot Type selection * The Virgins was a finalist for the John Gardner Award * Publishers Weekly named The Virgins one of the best boarding school books of all time It’s 1979, and Aviva Rossner and Seung Jung are notorious at Auburn Academy. They’re an unlikely pair at an elite East Coast boarding school (she’s Jewish; he’s Korean American) and hardly shy when it comes to their sexuality. Aviva is a formerly bookish girl looking for liberation from an unhappy childhood; Seung is an enthusiastic dabbler in drugs and a covert rebel against his demanding immigrant parents. In the minds of their titillated classmates—particularly that of Bruce Bennett-Jones—the couple lives in a realm of pure, indulgent pleasure. But, as is often the case, their fabled relationship is more complicated than it seems: despite their lust and urgency, their virginity remains intact, and as they struggle to understand each other, the relationship spirals into disaster. The Virgins is the story of Aviva and Seung’s descent into confusion and shame, as re-imagined in richly detailed episodes by their classmate Bruce, a once-embittered voyeur turned repentant narrator. With unflinching honesty and breathtaking prose, Pamela Erens brings a fresh voice to the tradition of the great boarding school novel.
Category: Fiction

Jingle Bells And Krampus Spells A Scarlett Cantrell Christmas Novella

Author : Penny Burwell Ewing
ISBN : 9781509223558
Genre : Fiction
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Heaven's first rule to becoming a guardian angel: Earn your wings. Seriously. Harder than I anticipated. Being the Southern ghost that I am, I've followed all the rules strictly by the book. Well, almost. Some things don't count. Like kissing the lead sword-fighting instructor behind headquarters for the Council of Noble Purposes. And now, because someone snitched, I'm being dispatched on a solo mission to close a demonic portal opened by a bunch of trouble-making teenagers fooling around with a spirit board. An innocent Christmas party trick gone bad. Sure, it sounds harmless, but Saint Peter isn't laughing. Santa's unlikely sidekick, Krampus is loose and stirring up big trouble in Whiskey Creek, Georgia. With the countdown to Christmas ticking away, my only authorized equipment is one winged horse and a slick new pair of white leather chaps and bullwhip. Yay! Tis the season to be jolly. Now, where's my sleigh?
Category: Fiction

Christmas At Holiday House

Author : RaeAnne Thayne
ISBN : 9781488056031
Genre : Fiction
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In the town of Silver Bells, there’s always a feeling of Christmas in the air… Let love—and RaeAnne Thayne—melt your heart this holiday season! This New Year will bring widowed nurse Abigail Powell a fresh start in a different city. Excited about the chance to create an unforgettable Christmas for her young son in picturesque Silver Bells, Colorado, Abby has been hired to take care of her dear friend’s recuperating grandmother. But sprightly senior Winnie insists she doesn’t need looking after. What she does need is help decorating her historic mansion, Holiday House, for a seasonal town fundraiser. Abby warms to the festive task, but she’ll have to contend with her own personal Grinch: Winnie’s prickly grandson, Ethan Lancaster. Ethan Lancaster is good at a lot of things. Relationships surely aren’t one of them. His ex-fiancée convinced Ethan he was incapable of love, and he believes her…up until the moment he impulsively kisses Abby. What is it about this vibrant woman and her sweet son that knocks his world off-kilter? He knows they’re leaving town after Christmas. He just didn’t expect they’d be taking a little of his heart with them. But as he and Abby work together on the magical Holiday House through the record cold weather, visions of a different future dance in his head…one filled with warmth, love and a new beginning for them both.
Category: Fiction

Sleigh Bells Mistletoe A Short Story

Author : Lena Goldfinch
ISBN :
Genre : Fiction
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What's a wife to do when her Christmas plans fall apart? Join Becky and Isaac from The Unexpected Bride in a romantic short story complete with sleigh bells, mistletoe, and sweet holiday surprises. It's Christmas Eve, and smoke isn't just rising from the chimney—it's pouring from the stove due to yet another batch of burnt biscuits. Becky wants everything to be perfect for her family, but a ruined meal spells disaster for all her high hopes. Will the night end in despair...or with a happy Christmas dream? Reconnect with your favorite characters from Book 1 of "The Brides" series in Sleigh B ells &Mistletoe. *Includes an excerpt from The Bartered Bride, Jem's Story. The Brides Series #2, A Short Story Sweet Historical Western Romance / Inspirational Romance THE BRIDES SERIES The Unexpected Bride Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe The Bartered Bride Only the Heart Knows
Category: Fiction