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Millionaire S Christmas Miracle

Author : Mary Anne Wilson
ISBN : 9781460368138
Genre : Fiction
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Quint Gallagher in love? It would take a miracle… Self-made millionaire Quint Gallagher could rule a boardroom and bend numbers to his will, but he'd rather lose a merger than analyze his feelings for day-care worker Amy Blake. He was too old for the beautiful widow, too jaded to fall in love. Yet when he found a baby on the day-care doorstep just days after Christmas, Quint turned to Amy. The sophisticated millionaire was more man than Amy could handle. But Quint with the tiny babe touched her wary heart. Fate had thrown them together in the season of miracles—was it too late to wish for the miracle of love? Just for Kids: A day-care center where love abounds…and families are made!
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The Christmas Ranch A Cold Creek Holiday

Author : RaeAnne Thayne
ISBN : 9781460343708
Genre : Fiction
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A NEW Cowboys of Cold Creek story from New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne! Hope Nichols has never felt as if she belonged anywhere except her hometown of Pine Gulch. So when she hears that her family's property, Christmas Ranch, is set to be shut down forever, a determined Hope heads home. She refuses to let anything ruin her holiday—this will be the most memorable ranch Christmas ever! And thanks to hunky former navy SEAL Rafe Santiago and his adorable nephew, she might just pull off that miracle. Plus a heartwarming RaeAnne Thayne favorite from the Cowboys of Cold Creek series, A Cold Creek Holiday, also included in this book! "A richly plotted story with characters that are easy to care about, this one is as emotional as it is funny." —RT Book Reviews on A Cold Creek Holiday
Category: Fiction

A Rancher For Christmas

Author : Brenda Minton
ISBN : 9781460344125
Genre : Fiction
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A Family for Christmas Raised on the run, free-spirited Breezy Hernandez has never stayed in one place too long. But now that she has joint custody of her late brother's twin daughters, she's determined to give them a stable home. Even if it means cooperating with the twins' bossy uncle. Texas rancher Jake Martin learned the hard way that women can't be trusted. But as he and Breezy care for the orphaned girls, Jake begins to open his heart. Is Breezy ready to put down roots in Martin's Crossing, or will she run from the one thing she's always wanted: a family? Martin's Crossing: In this small Texas town, every heart finds a home
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Her Real Family Christmas

Author : Kate Hardy
ISBN : 9781460322123
Genre : Fiction
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All she's ever wanted… Dr. Stephanie Scott's smile can light up a room, and she certainly catches the eye of single dad and obstetric surgeon Daniel Connor! But getting close to him and his little girl isn't an option for recently divorced and heartbroken Stephanie. She's long since felt she'll never fit into a family. But spending time with Daniel and his cute daughter, Mia, opens Stephanie's eyes to the possibility that her longed-for wish—a family of her very own—might just come true this Christmas….
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Mr Miracle

Author : Debbie Macomber
ISBN : 9780553391626
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Includes a new story by Christina Skye Beloved author Debbie Macomber celebrates the most wonderful time of the year in this heartwarming Christmas novel of romance, hope, and the comforts of home—now a Hallmark Channel original movie! Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track—and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store. After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays, but this time she plans to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn’t plan to do is run into Erich Simmons. Addie and her next-door neighbor, Erich, are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they’re suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie braces for trouble. Perhaps it’s the spirit of the season or the magic of mistletoe, but Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought—and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right. With a little prompting from a certain angelic teacher, the two are in for a holiday miracle they’ll never forget. Praise for Mr. Miracle “Macomber’s Christmas novels are always something to cherish. Mr. Miracle is a sweet and innocent story that will lift your spirits during the holidays and throughout the year. Celebrating the comforts of home, family traditions, forgiveness and love, this is the perfect, quick Christmas read.”—RT Book Reviews “[Macomber] writes about romance, family and friendship with a gentle, humorous touch.”—Tampa Bay Times “Macomber spins another sweet, warmhearted holiday tale that will be as comforting to her fans as hot chocolate on Christmas morning.”—Kirkus Reviews “This gentle, inspiring romance will be a sought-after read.”—Library Journal “Macomber cheerfully presents a holiday story that combines the winsomeness of a visiting angel (similar to Clarence from It’s a Wonderful Life) with the more poignant soulfulness of A Christmas Carol to bring to life a memorable reading experience.”—Bookreporter “Macomber’s name is almost as closely linked to Christmas reading as that of Charles Dickens. . . . [Mr. Miracle] has enough sweetness, charm, and seasonal sentiment to make Macomber fans happy.”—The Romance Dish
Category: Fiction

An Amish Family Christmas

Author : Marta Perry
ISBN : 9781460342343
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Celebrate the holidays in Amish Country Heart of Christmas by Marta Perry Amish teacher Susannah Miller suddenly has two new students: the children of her former love. Widowed father Toby Unger broke Susannah's heart ten years ago, but now the handsome Amish man desperately needs help with his troubled little ones. Can the joy of the season reunite two lonely hearts in time for Christmas? A Plain Holiday by Patricia Davids Outspoken nanny Sally Yoder left her Amish community for her rumspringa. Though her heart is back home, the Amish man she loves, Ben Lapp, will never love a bold woman like her. But when a snowstorm strands her, her young charges and Ben on a remote farm at Christmastime, they both might discover that love is the true holiday spirit.
Category: Fiction

Murder For Christmas

Author : Francis Duncan
ISBN : 9781473545069
Genre : Fiction
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A classic mystery for the festive season: mulled wine, mince pies...and murder. Mordecai Tremaine, former tobacconist and perennial lover of romance novels, has been invited to spend Christmas in the sleepy village of Sherbroome at the country retreat of one Benedict Grame. Arriving on Christmas Eve, he finds that the revelries are in full flow - but so too are tensions amongst the assortment of guests. Midnight strikes and the party-goers discover that it's not just presents nestling under the tree...there's a dead body too. A dead body that bears a striking resemblance to Father Christmas. With the snow falling and the suspicions flying, it's up to Mordecai to sniff out the culprit - and prevent someone else from getting murder for Christmas. 'Kept guessing to the end, I am left wondering why it has taken so long to discover Francis Duncan... With some 20 crime novels to his credit, a relaunch seems long overdue' Daily Mail 'Who can resist a seasonal whodunnit? This is a bah-humbug’s ideal read' Lady 'The book nods towards Agatha Christie but retains a crackling atmosphere of dread and horror that will chill the heart however warm your fireside' Metro 'A wonderfully cosy read and a great way to while away a winter’s evening' Nudge 'This is a golden age murder mystery that’ll certainly appeal to lovers of Agatha Christie – or anyone who enjoys a good, old-fashioned whodunit... This is a book that could be read at any time of year but would certainly make perfect festive reading. It has humour, excellent characterisation and a gentle tone that would sit well following the after-Queen’s Speech nap' crimefictionlover
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Forever Christmas

Author : Mary Kelly Reed
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FOREVER ... CHRISTMAS SOMETIMES IT TAKES TIME TO FALL IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT My name is Katie and I couldn’t have imagined a better setting for a romantic encounter other than Christmas Eve. The only problem is that Alex isn’t exactly my ideal man and he doesn’t seem to have fallen for my charms either. He's insisted, right from the start, that he is absolutely not interested in dating me. At least we can agree on one thing. But when each Christmas he whisks me away into a romantic story filled with snowflakes, laughter and unforgettable memories, I start to wonder if maybe I judged him too quickly. After all, he brings so much enchantment into my life and makes my heart beat faster than anyone else can. The only small obstacle standing in the way: he’s not in love with me. Can I count on the magic of Christmas to make a miracle happen? EXCERPT 1 I make a sudden movement and both of us fall. He laughs, but gets worried when he sees me all tangled up in the covers and unresponsive.‬‬‬‬ “Katie?” “Everything but my pride is okay.”‬‬ He helps me up and throws me on the bed.‬‬‬ “All this to avoid kissing me?”‬‬‬ “What? No!” I protest, blushing.‬‬‬ He gives me a disbelieving look.‬‬‬ “You think I don’t know what’s going through your head?”‬‬ “What?” I urge him on.‬ “Oh my God, how could I resist his beautiful eyes, his luscious lips, his soft hands and his killer smile?” he says with a mischievous look that makes me laugh. “What? That’s not at all what I’m thinking.”‬‬‬ “Too bad, because I am.”‬‬‬ He looks at me affectionately.‬‬‬ “Come on, stand up.”‬‬ How can he flirt with me and appear so detached at the same time? This is clearly not a good sign for me. I must not be that irresistible after all.‬‬ EXCERPT 2 ‪I get up and start doing a little dance step. When Alex suddenly grabs me like a sack of potatoes and takes me out of the living room, I don’t realize what he wants to do. “You beat me, but that doesn’t mean you’ll get a reward. I know you and my Dad cheated. You want me to turn back into the Alex that you know? Here he is.” He throws a snowball at me. ‪Christine joins us and I ask for help. The battle grows. Fortunately, these two also have some scores to settle, and I can rest a bit. Except that when Alex notices that I’m not playing any more, he bombards me. ‪“Stop,” I beg him as if I can’t take it anymore. Christine gets worried and asks him to leave me alone. “Oh no, you’re not really gonna fall for that are you?” Alex says and comes over to me. “Stop! Really?” ‪“Okay, okay, I’m playing.” ‪Our eyes meet, and we remain still for a few seconds. “You guys can say what you want, but if in this moment you don’t want to kiss, I know nothing at all.” ‪It’s a good thing Christine said something because it’s enough to break the spell. What’s going on with us? I know we’ve already kissed, but it was years ago. Since then nothing has happened between us. ‪“You think you know everything?” ‪Alex grabs Christine and shoves some snow down her neck. ‪“I hate you,” she cries. Forever ... Christmas A tender and delicious romantic comedy, happily ever after, whimsical holiday magic romantic comedy, humorous chick-lit girl falls in love with boy at Christmas eve, happy ending fun read believe in destiny become friends meet each other every year on Christmas for ten years, modern contemporary romance new adult couple afraid to ruin relationship madly in love, wedding proposal family friendship laughter, cute meet chance meet separate reunite
Category: Fiction

A Family Christmas

Author : Glenice Crossland
ISBN : 9781409035909
Genre : Fiction
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Lucy Gabbitas has just left school and is excited about joining her sisters at the local umbrella factory. But then her beloved father dies of lung disease leaving Lucy and her brothers and sisters broken-hearted. With barely enough to make ends meet, the family receive no sympathy from their tyrannical mother, Annie, and their first Christmas without him holds little comfort and joy. Things seem to be looking brighter for Lucy when she meets John Grey and falls in love. That is until Annie becomes seriously ill and dies, and Lucy is forced to put her family first. But despite their continued hardship and despair, Lucy resolves to turn their home into a happy one for her brothers and sisters, and for the family of her own she dearly hopes for. And she is determined to make Christmas a joyous occasion for them all once more...
Category: Fiction

Christmas With You

Author : Heidi McLaughlin
ISBN : 9780349422909
Genre : Fiction
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Bestselling authors Heidi McLaughlin, L.P. Dover, Cindi Madsen, R.J. Prescott, and Amy Briggs invite you to celebrate the holidays in small-town Friendship, Massachusetts, where a mysterious newcomer decides to play matchmaker for five lucky couples. Snowflake Lane Inn by L.P. Dover The owner of a picturesque inn gets a holiday surprise when a well-known fashion designer comes to stay and re-designs his future. Runaway Christmas Bride by Cindi Madsen Making a new life in Friendship certainly wasn't the plan, but the spirit of Christmas - along with the rugged local sheriff - leads to a change of heart for this runaway bride. Christmas Lights by Amy Briggs A visitor to Friendship learns the true meaning of Christmas from a single dad and his young daughter. Christmas Encounter by R.J. Prescott A famous Formula One driver finds all roads lead to Friendship - and love - this Christmas. It's a Wonderful Holiday by Heidi McLaughlin A workaholic finds just the right Christmas magic to remind him about the most important thing in life: spending time with his wife and family. What readers are saying about Christmas with You... 'Beautifully well-written' 'A touching, funny Christmas anthology packed full of entertaining, likable characters and great Christmas romance short stories' 'If you love Christmas romance...this is an anthology you won't want to miss' 'The perfect collection for the most wonderful time of the year' 'Beautiful, heartwarming Christmas stories...new couples, warm loving relationships...perfect for young adults and older'
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The Forest Ranger S Christmas

Author : Leigh Bale
ISBN : 9781460341162
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A Small-Town Christmas Josie Rushton's in Camlin for the holidays—but not for long. She has just a few weeks to persuade her ailing grandfather to leave his small Nevada town and move closer to her Las Vegas home. But after seventy-five happy years in his house, Gramps isn't going anywhere. Josie can't imagine what's so great about Camlin. When she meets single dad and forest ranger Clint Hamilton, she quickly begins to see the appeal. Clint shows Josie the joys of living in a close-knit community, especially at Christmas. She's soon falling for the town, Clint's charm and his adorable daughter. Can Clint convince her that love and family are the best gifts of all? Josie Rushton's in Camlin for the holidays—but not for long. She has just a few weeks to persuade her ailing grandfather to leave his small Nevada town and move closer to her Las Vegas home. But after seventy-five happy years in his house, Gramps isn't going anywhere. Josie can't imagine what's so great about Camlin. When she meets single dad and forest ranger Clint Hamilton, she quickly begins to see the appeal. Clint shows Josie the joys of living in a close-knit community, especially at Christmas. She's soon falling for the town, Clint's charm and his adorable daughter. Can Clint convince her that love and family are the best gifts of all?
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Christmas Carols And Other Plays

Author : Jascha Kessler
ISBN : 9781462801404
Genre : Fiction
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Jascha Kessler has published 7 books of his poetry and fiction as well as 6 volumes of translations of poetry and fiction from Hungarian, Persian and Bulgarian, several of which have won major prizes. He served as Arts Commissioner for the City of Santa M
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An Amish Christmas Journey

Author : Patricia Davids
ISBN : 9781460344132
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Their Holiday Adventure Toby Yoder promised to care for his orphaned little sister the rest of her life. After all, the tragedy that took their parents and left her injured was his fault. Now he must make a three-hundred-mile trip from the hospital to the Amish community where they’ll settle down. But as they share a hired van with pretty Greta Barkman, an Amish woman with a similar harrowing past, Toby can’t bear for the trip to end. Suddenly, there’s joy, a rescued cat named Christmas and hope for their journey to continue together forever. Brides of Amish Country: Finding true love in the land of the Plain People
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Father Christmas And Me

Author : Matt Haig
ISBN : 9781786890764
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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LET THE BATTLE FOR CHRISTMAS BEGIN It isn't always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs everyday - even in July - and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold. But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it's too late . . .
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The Battle For Christmas

Author : Stephen Nissenbaum
ISBN : 9780307760227
Genre : History
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Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had their reasons, since Christmas was once an occasion for drunkenness and riot, when poor "wassailers extorted food and drink from the well-to-do. In this intriguing and innovative work of social history, Stephen Nissenbaum rediscovers Christmas's carnival origins and shows how it was transformed, during the nineteenth century, into a festival of domesticity and consumerism. Drawing on a wealth of period documents and illustrations, Nissenbaum charts the invention of our current Yuletide traditions, from St. Nicholas to the Christmas tree and, perhaps most radically, the practice of giving gifts to children. Bursting with detail, filled with subversive readings of such seasonal classics as "A Visit from St. Nicholas” and A Christmas Carol, The Battle for Christmas captures the glorious strangeness of the past even as it helps us better understand our present.
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A Country Christmas

Author : Debbie Macomber
ISBN : 9781460341544
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A Country Christmas might be the best Christmas of all… Buffalo Valley The town of Buffalo Valley, North Dakota—a community in farm country—is undergoing a revival. Vaughn Kyle, who's just out of the army, is looking for a place to live, a life to live. While he's waiting for his ambitious fiancée to make up her mind, he visits Buffalo Valley one snowy day and meets a young woman named Carrie Hendrickson. As they grow close, Vaughn has to question his feelings for the woman he thought he loved. He knows then that he wants to stay in Buffalo Valley, where life is about family and friends—not money and social standing. And not just at Christmas, but every day of the year… Return to Promise Rancher Cal Patterson and his wife, Jane—known as Dr. Texas—have recently separated, with Jane going back to her childhood home in California with their children. Now Cal, alone on his ranch, is forced to confront what he really wants in his life, what he needs. Jane is confronting the same questions. How seriously does Cal take his marriage vows? And how important is Promise to Jane? Is there hope for a reconciliation—in time for Christmas?
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German Pen Pals Made Easy Ks3

Author : Sinéad Leleu
ISBN : 9780857473042
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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German Pen Pals Made Easy provides an easy way for pupils to communicate in German with other German speakers. It contains fill-in-the-gap letters, so even pupils just beginning to learn German can have the satisfaction of being able to communicate effectively in German. The format is ideal for non-specialist teachers as it does not require fluency and little or no preparation is required. English translations of the letters are included, as are lists of vocabulary, key grammar points and extension ideas. For the student, German Pen Pals Made Easy is easy to follow, instills confidence and helps to foster positive attitudes towards foreign language learning.
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Her Christmas Guardian

Author : Shirlee McCoy
ISBN : 9781460344170
Genre : Fiction
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TO SAVE HER DAUGHTER Former army ranger Boone Anderson immediately senses danger when he spots Scout Cramer and her precious little girl while holiday shopping. Then two cars suddenly give chase in the parking lot—kidnapping the child. His worst suspicions are confirmed, and professional instincts propel him into action. Having lost his own infant daughter years before, Boone is determined to reunite the beautiful single mother and her missing child. But when a secret from Scout's past finally catches up to her, she must work with her self-appointed guardian to save her daughter. Before the kidnappers cancel Christmas for all of them…permanently. Mission: Rescue—No job is too dangerous for these fearless heroes
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Tales Of Ethshar

Author : Lawrence Watt-Evans
ISBN : 9781434449023
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Ethshar? Some readers already recognize the name, but if you aren’t one of them, perhaps a brief explanation is in order. “Ethshar” is the invented world that has been the setting for almost a dozen novels from the pen of Lawrence Watt-Evans. Its inhabitants don’t call it that; they call it “the World.” For readers, though, that’s not specific enough. The dominant nation on the World is the Hegemony of the Three Ethshars, while the largest, richest city, where most of the stories are set, is Ethshar of the Spices, so “Ethshar” is close enough. The name itself comes from words meaning “safe harbor.” You don’t need to have read any of the novels to enjoy the stories herein; each one should stand alone. And if you've read the novels, you will enjoy this return to the world of Ethshar with 11 stories... This is the first time they have all been collected in one book!
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The Big Book Of Christmas Mysteries

Author : Otto Penzler
ISBN : 9780345802996
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Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.
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