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Come join a meeting of the First Love Cookie Club! "On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your own true love, he will be your destiny." Carrie MacGregor doesn't believe this-not one bit. She might be a "paid up" member of the Cookie Club and the local Sweethearts Knitting Club, but she's not about to give in to the forced ho-ho-ho of the season. And why? Mark Leland. When he left town he broke Carrie's heart. Now, the local-guy-made good is back, hosting the reality show "Fact or Fantasy." Fact: Mark broke her heart. Fantasy: her friends think they'll be getting back together. But could the magic of a Twilight, Texas Christmas make Carrie's secret dreams come true? And don't miss The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Raylene available November 29thfrom Avon Impulse!
Come join a meeting of the First Love Cookie Club! "On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your own true love, he will be your destiny." Everyone in Twilight, TX knows that Christine Noble can mix up the most delectable concoctions and turn them into amazing Christmas cookies. And the whole town also knows she can't seem to find the ingredients for finding true love. Then through the doors of her shops strides Eli Borden-the man she still thinks of as "the best kisser ever." To her surprise, Eli asks her on a date...and to her greater surprise she accepts. Maybe it's the mistletoe, or the season, or even the cookies...but suddenly something magical happens. But the dreams that Christine thought she'd given up on are suddenly coming true-and it all begins with another kiss Eli.
Originally appeared in the print anthology The Christmas Cookie Collection.New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde returns to Twilight, Texas, for another delightful holiday love story.There's a legend in Twilight, Texas. It says that if on Christmas you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny ...It's Christmas Eve, and Flynn and Jesse Calloway are thrilled to be expecting a new baby. Jesse believes he's put his dark history behind him ... until his past resurfaces, pulling him from Flynn's side, leaving her alone and vulnerable. Then Flynn's car hits a patch of ice, and Jesse must move earth--and heaven--to save her and their unborn child.
Come join a meeting of the First Love Cookie Club! "On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your own true love, he will be your destiny." It's Christmas time at the Horny Toad Tavern, located in the heart of Twilight, TX. Elvis is on the jukebox, the lights twinkle outside...and inside, Raylene Pringle is wondering if it's going to be another "Blue Christmas" without her true love, Earl. But things are about to change-because 'tis the season for unexpected romance and a surprise mother/daughter reunion...reminding Raylene that you should never disbelieve the legend of the kismet cookies! And don't miss The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Christine available December 13th, from Avon Impulse and The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Carrie on sale now.
The New York Times Bestselling Author of The First Love Cookie Club returns to Twilight, Texas,with one brand-new story and three stories never before in print!There's a legend in Twilight, Texas. It says that if on Christmas you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny.Carrie, Raylene, Christine, and Flynn are all members of the Christmas Cookie Club. Each has a story to tell, and each discovers the miracles of the season and the power of love.Carrie: Reconnects with her high school sweetheart . . .the only man she's ever loved. Raylene: Discovers that the daughter she gave away at birth is living right in Twilight . . .Christine: Has given up on love . . . until the man ofher dreams walks through her shop door.Grace: It's Christmas Eve and Flynn and Jesse Calloway are thrilled to be expecting a new baby. Then Flynn's car hits a patchof ice, and Jesse must move earth . . . and heaven . . .to save her and their unborn child.
The Christmas Cookie Cookbook is the perfect holiday present or year-round companion for new and seasoned bakers alike. Packed with tips, anecdotes, and tons of recipes, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone looking for a new holiday tradition or simply a fresh way to spread holiday cheer throughout the year. For almost twenty years, Ann Pearlman and a dozen of her friends have been in a Christmas Cookie Club founded by Marybeth Bayer. Every year at the same time, they gather at her house to exchange cookies, wine, and laughs. Now, with The Christmas Cookie Cookbook, Ann shows readers how to start a club of their own. The recipes and the inspiration are all here in one complete guide for cookie club hopefuls. With a diverse selection of not only Christmas cookies, but Chanukah and Ramadan cookies too, there's a treat in here for everyone!
Bake up a batch of festive winter treats! All of the traditional favorites--and some contemporary twists--are included in this handy deck of easy-to-follow recipes, from classic gingerbread and spiced Lebkuchen, to rich Snowflake Brownie Diamonds and delicate Norwegian Lace Cookies. Whether at home or with friends, The Christmas Cookie Deck will help you deck your halls with the sumptuous aromas and oven-baked warmth of the season.
Phyllis Newsom stands a good chance in the Christmas cookie contest with her snowflake-shaped lime sugar cookies. But Mrs. Simmons? gingerdoodles might give her a run for her money?until she?s found strangled in a pile of cookies. With many on Santa?s naughty suspect list, this case is a cookie Phyllis means to crumble?
[from the back cover] "It's Christmastime in Weatherford, Texas, and retired teacher--cum--amateur sleuth Phyllis Newsom is looking forward to finishing up what has been one unlucky year. But she wont be hanging up her apron quite yet, because this year's Christmas bake-off is going to be cutthroat. Phyllis would like to think she's entering the Christmas cookie contest just for fun. But that's not exactly true. She can't imagine anyone beating her delicate snowflake-shaped lime sugar cookies, although her neighbor Mrs. Simmons's gingerdoodles might give her a run for her money. Then, during her annual Christmas cookie exchange, Phyllis heads over to elderly Mrs. Simmons's home and finds the poor thing in a pile of lime sugar cookies, strangled by the belt of her own bathrobe. With a number of names on Santa's naughty suspect list, this case is a cookie Phyllis means to crumble...."
For Lucy Stone, the best thing about Christmas in Tinker's Cove has always been the annual Cookie Exchange. But the usual generosity and goodwill is missing from this year's event which turns out to be a complete disaster. Petty rivalries and feuds that have long been simmering finally come to a boil, leaving a bad taste in the mouths of many guests, including Lee Cummings who accuses Tucker Whitney of stealing her recipe for low-fat, sugar-free cookies. But the icing on the cake is when Tucker is found strangled in her apartment on the following morning. Who could've wanted Tucker dead badly enough to kill her? Despite all of the ingredients for danger, Lucy sets out on the trail of a murderer and soon uncovers a Christmas secret best left wrapped. "As usual, Meier deftly combines a realistic depiction of Lucy's life as a hard-working mother with a satisfying mystery plot." --Publishers Weekly
Any couple who spends the night in the Christmas cottage shall have love everlasting... Lacey Quinn did not believe in happily ever after or the legend of the Christmas cottage. As maid of honor for her best friend Ava, her duties included decorating the cottage for the newlyweds. It was a simple enough task, but she hadn't counted on sexy Ean Callahan, the bride-to-be's brother, to be assisting her. Spending the evening ensconced in the overly romantic setting while a blizzard howls outside has Lacey wondering if fairy tales really do come true...
An exciting reissue of both books in the beloved Christmas Cottage series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase, just in time for the holidays . Legend has it that any couple who spends the night in the Christmas Cottage shall have love everlasting... THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE Lacey Quinn does not believe in happily-ever-after or the legend of the Christmas Cottage. But her best friend does, and she's the one getting married. It's Lacey's job to make sure everything at the cottage is perfect for the newlyweds. Instead, she finds herself snowed in with the best man, and she begins to wonder if fairy tales really can come true.EVER AFTER Ava Callahan wants desperately to believe in love everlasting. But when Brian McCabe walks back into her life and upsets her carefully organized world, her commitment to perfection makes it hard to accept the love that's right in front of her. Will it take a night in the Christmas Cottage for Ava and Brian to find their happy ending?What readers are saying: "Delightful Christmas romance with a twist ending." "Loved the layered plot." "Sweet holiday romance...love, love love!" "An enchanting tale." "A five star story!" "Instant connection with the characters."
Emma Clareborn banked everything she had on saving her family farm. But after one accident too many-to her and to her award-winning colt-it was time to hire a bodyguard. But the minute she saw Mac Titus, she knew he could do more damage to her heart than some faceless strangers could do to her home. Mac Titus knew coming to Firehill Farm was a mistake. It only resurrected the ghosts from his past-and forced some gun-toting criminals out into the open. Still, Mac had a job to do, one that required focus and determination if he was going to keep Emma safe. Too bad his greatest distraction came from the woman he'd been hired to protect....
A simple trip home for the holidays is all former FBI profiler Maggie Mason wants. But a serial killer has other plans. Trapped in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Maggie finds an ally in Lost, Inc. with private investigator Dr. Ian Crane. The handsome widower is reluctant to love again, and the last thing Maggie wants is to put Ian in the line of fire, too. Love could cost them everything...unless they can find their way to each other, in time for Christmas.
Can A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE HAPPEN? Jana Morgan, Melanie Edwards, Beth Barry, Christie Winchell, Katie Shannon... they're The Fabulous Five. They started out as a club whose secret purpose was to keep up with snobby Taffy Sinclair. Now these five best friends are in the seventh grade--are they ready for the ups and downs of junior high? THE CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN When Melanie Edwards's parents won't buy her a puppy for Christmas, she hopes she can find one for free at the local animal shelter. There among all the cats and dogs, she discovers the perfect pet. She also uncovers some horrifying news: If no one adopts the older animals at the shelter soon, they'll be put to sleep...on Christmas Eve! Now it's up to The Fabulous Five and their friends to save the animals. But with Christmas Eve only nine days away, can their pet project possibly succeed?
A Woman With A Past. . .. . . Six years ago, Rebecca Tremaine, the daughter of a vicar, became pregnant by her fiancé. When he died unexpectedly, Rebecca was heartbroken and disgraced. The child was stillborn--or so Rebecca believed. Now, she's both shocked and jubilant to discover that her relatives arranged for her baby girl, Lily, to be given to a distant family connection--Cameron Sinclair, Earl of Hampton. The widowed earl reluctantly agrees to let Rebecca visit Lily over Christmas at his home in Kent, where she finds that the little girl, while a darling, is alarmingly spoiled. . .and the handsome, confident earl is attractive beyond measure. . . A Love For All Seasons. . . Graceful, tender-hearted, and completely captivating, Rebecca fills Cameron Sinclair's home with warmth and light. There's no denying that her concern for Lily's behavior is well-founded. Just as he knows there's also no denying the ache he feels at the thought of her departure. After his wife's death three years ago, Cameron was adamant that he could never love another woman. But as the holiday season draws to a close, he can only hope that it is not too late to admit the joy of being proven thoroughly, delightfully wrong. . . Praise for Adrienne Basso's The Christmas Heiress. . . "In her latest sinfully sensual historical, Basso neatly blends beautifully nuanced characters with a plot rich in Christmas cheer." --Booklist
Christmas in Colorado had unleashed a killer. . . Cody Berringer had dedicated his life to uncovering the truth behind his father's murder. So when he met Rue Harris at a Colorado Christmas party and discovered the link between their pasts, Cody was determined to get to know her. Even if that meant disrupting a gunman targeting the beautiful businesswoman. With Rue next on a killer's list, Cody worked hard to unlock the secrets trapped in her memories. . . and to ignore the attraction his protective instincts brought to the surface. But as they closed in on long-awaited answers, Cody was confronted with some disturbing facts about the father he'd vowed to avenge--and the woman who'd become more than a potential witness to his demise.
HER STOLEN SISTER Seven-year-old Lucy Randall had been kidnapped in broad daylight fourteen years ago, and now Detective Katie Randall is determined to solve her sister's case. Her only option is to team up with the man whose family hates her. Former FBI agent Jordan Grey knows the beautiful cop isn't to blame for his brother's death, but he can't risk causing his parents more pain by falling for Katie. He'll have to focus on finding Lucy. But when Katie and Jordan uncover the truth, will this kidnapper turn killer? Family Reunions: Bringing loved ones back together
An Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance AuthorFOREVER'S COUNTRY BOYHis heroic rescue of a stranger caught in a flash flood just changed Liam Murphy's life--big-time. With Whitney Marlowe's help, the laid-back country-and-western singer could be a star. Only now, with the dynamic LA talent scout stranded in his Texas town, during the holidays no less, Liam has another dream: a permanent duet!The long, lean cowboy with the soulful eyes makes the most beautiful music Whitney has ever heard. Fate brought her to Forever, and the town embraced her, inviting her to help decorate the community's Christmas tree. Though reluctant to return home, she isn't leaving without her newest discovery. It's dangerous mixing business and pleasure! Together, can she and Liam find their forever after?
Wrap up warm with these three Christmas tales A Family for Christmas by Carolyn Davidson When a handsome widower and his young boy are stranded at Joy Watson's Missouri homestead just before Christmas, the true meaning of love and family is revealed. A Christmas Miracle by Carol Arens Laira Lynne is striving to save her beloved town. New arrival Rayne Lantree is the only man with the power to make her dream come true...if he'll just believe in a little Christmas magic! Christmas with Her Cowboy by Lauri Robinson Ranch hand Tanner Maxwell is not pleased that Anna Hagan has returned to the Double Bar for Christmas. But the little girl he once knew is now all grown up....
When Anna Stolis takes over for her aunt, the local midwife, Christmas night heats up with multiple deliveries, three strangers' quilts, and unexpected help from the handsome and brooding Asa Lapp.
In a California garden on a rainy night, Cricket feels small and worthless. He hops up some steps and finds himself in a place filled with light and warmth and a tall, sparkling tree. He begins to sing but is scared into silence by two voices, one big and one small. It is then that he makes a marvelous discovery. Eve Bunting's text is filled with her customary tenderness and charm, and Timothy Bush has captured its mood in his luminous illustrations. Together they create a memorable holiday book about a cricket who discovers that though he may be small, he is not insignificant.
After escaping her traumatic past, all Brooke Johnson wanted for Christmas was a quiet life in her new Colorado home. Not on her list was the shocking death of her look-alike roommate or the appearance of sexy police detective Michael Shaw. Michael had come to warn Brooke about a vengeful serial killer. . . and vowed to protect her even though it might mean his life. Before long, with Christmas approaching, Brooke found her holiday spirit and sought comfort in Michael's arms. For Michael, letting down his guard while there were still threats against Brooke wasn't an option. But neither was letting her go. . . .
"The Christmas crocodile didn't mean to be bad, not really." Thus begins a delightful Children's story about a hungry crocodile and a soft-hearted family. This book should braille beautifully. Older children might enjoy reading it to little ones. A joyful Christmas tale.
The Christmas Cross is a story about finding your way home for the holidays, told in the context of one man's journey in a small Texas town. Unique interactive elements inside this book-including envelopes with pullout letters and surprises-makes this a one-of-a-kind Christmas treasure.
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