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First published in 1952, this classic Little Golden Book retelling of the Christmas story was illustrated by beloved artist Eloise Wilkin. Its simple but poetic text gently invites children to hear the story of Jesus' birth in a stable in Bethlehem.
A very short child's version of the birth of Jesus.
The miracle of the Christmas story is brought to you in vivid stories that allow you to feel as if you were there -- overhearing the angel Gabriel as he announces to Mary that she will bear the Christ-child; peering into Joseph's heart as he grapples with the news that his betrothed is pregnant; and glimpsing into heaven's silent halls as the angels wait hushed and poised, ready to announce the Savior's birth. Stirring stories retell favorite biblical passages, and inspiring messages reveal the true meaning of Christmas. You'll be touched and warmed as you read this fresh telling of that old and beautiful story of Christmas.
Christmas lights adorn front porches before the Thanksgiving turkey is in the oven. Plane tickets to visit hardly-missed relatives cost more than the presents you have to lug along. It's official: Christmas Sucks. With this humorous look at America's commercialization of the Christmas holiday you can commiserate with the fact that everyone drives themselves into debt buying gifts, no one enjoys seeing long-lost relatives, and everyone is creeped out by the department store Santa!
Molly is so excited to spend Christmas with her family. . . she can?t wait for the snow, food, and presents! But Molly just can?t seem to keep herself out of trouble. Luckily, she finds a distraction in Flame, the snow white kitten. With his magical help, it looks like Molly may get the best Christmas present ever!
In this holiday story, Flame appears as a snow-white kitten to help a young girl who can't seem to keep herself out of trouble. With his magic, Flame gives the girl the best Christmas present ever.
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[From the back cover] Four Texas Babies by Tina Leonard. To save his parents' ranch from falling into the wrong hands, Sam Johnston must marry. A quickie wedding to Lily Bartholomew brings more than he bargained for-including some shocking news about his new in-laws. But the biggest shock of all is that the baby on the way is actually four babies, set to arrive just in time for Christmas! A Texan Under the Mistletoe by Leah Vale. Lori Beth Whittaker comes home looking for tradition-and discovers that for the first time ever, the Hooper Creek Christmas festival has been cancelled. She's determined the festival will go on, but one man stands in her way-Jackson Hooper, her former high school sweetheart and the man she left behind! Merry Texmas by Linda Warren. Mariel Todd-Crandall and Grayson Crandall love their daughter, but since their divorce, it's hard to find time to spend with Chloe. But Chloe's sick of being ignored, and she knows her parents still love each other. So this Christmas she has a special plan, including a very special tree, that's going to make Mom and Dad see that Christmas- and every day-should be spent as a family.
Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling mystery writer Carol Higgins Clark, have again joined forces to create a suspenseful and humorous holiday tale. Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, teams up with private investigator Regan Reilly to solve another Christmas mystery. InDeck the Halls,they rescued Regan's kidnapped father. This time they get in the middle of a case involving a beautiful eighty-foot blue spruce that has been chosen to spend the holidays as Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree. The folks who picked the tree don't have a clue that attached to one of its branches is a flask chock-full of priceless diamonds that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, had hidden there over twelve years ago. An excited Packy breaks his parole and heads to Stowe, Vermont, to reclaim his loot. Once there, he is horrified to discover that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning. With a bumbling crew consisting of Jo-Jo, Benny, and an unsuccessful poet, Milo, he knows he has to act fast. What Packy does not know is that Alvirah and Regan are on a weekend trip to Stowe with Alvirah's husband, Willy; Regan's fiancé, Jack; Regan's parents, Luke and Nora; and Alvirah's friend Opal, a lottery winner who lost all her winnings in Packy's scam. On Monday morning when they're supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing, Packy Noonan may be in the vicinity, and Opal has disappeared. From two of America's beloved storytellers,The Christmas Thiefis filled with suspense, comic characters, and holiday cheer, and is sure to delight its readers.
She was lucky to be alive. . . . . . after the hit-and-run that nearly took her life. But history seemed to be repeating itself when Rachel Hampton spied a car speeding down the dark road. Tyler Dunn came to Rachel's family inn seeking justice for a decades-old crime. Rachel wanted to trust the attractive architect, but he was too secretive. . . until she uncovered a shocking link to her own past. Suddenly a holiday season amid the Plain People swarmed with hidden danger as Rachel found herself a killer's target. THE THREE SISTERS INN: Danger awaits the Hampton sisters in quiet Amish Country.
The New York Timesbestselling authors take a journey into the Cape Light of Christmas past. As the citizens of Cape Light deck the halls for a Christmas to remember, the curmudgeonly Lillian Warwick has been confined to her bed with pneumonia. Cared for by her daughters, Emily and Jessica, she lets her thoughts drift back to the holiday season of 1955, to the magical time when she first met Oliver Warwick-the dashing man who would become her husband. Back then, Lillian was beautiful, spirited, and idealistic, and Oliver was a wonderful man who took a real joy in living. As she recounts those romantic early days to her daughters and faces the mistakes she's made, she is reminded of a time when she had much to be grateful for-and of all the special gifts Christmas can bring. And, to cap off this special, life-altering holiday season, there just might be a winter wedding on the horizon. . .
Grumpy businessman Jordan Scoville has never understood why everyone makes such a big deal about Christmas. And he is positively appalled at the prospect of helping lovely Joella Ratchford's restore Christmas to their festive little town. Could the warmth of her love ever turn this resident scrooge into a true believer?
Grandma's heirloom ornaments. The family carol singalong. Aunt Millie's fruitcake. We all have our special holiday traditions we practice year in and year out. This book not only embraces these old standbys, but also explores unique rituals celebrated the world over. This heartwarming collection evokes the memories of Christmas past with such stories as: Holly Berry Dreams, in which a young girl hangs holly leaves above the doorway as a sign of better times to come while waiting for her father to return from war PJ Presents, featuring a single mom who enlists her neighbor to leave new pajamas on the front porch every Christmas Eve to surprise her children Too Much Christmas, in which a young mother buys up all the leftover tags on the Giving Tree, leaving her with too many tags and too little money Christmas Diaries, featuring a Scottish family who exchanges a diary every Christmas with their extended family in Germany that details the highlights of the past year With touching stories like these, this book is the perfect gift to commemorate old traditions and create new traditions-for many Christmases to come.
A collection of three novellas celebrating the beauty of Christmas at Grace Chapel Inn. It's Christmas morning, and as the Howard sisters celebrate some of their family's treasured traditions, they reminisce about Christmases past. Jane reads from the Bible, just like their father always did, and remembers when she took part in a Living Nativity. Cast as an angel, she decided to make her part more exciting, resulting in a dangerous fall from a hayloft. She should have been injured, but insists a strong pair of arms protected her as she fell -- a Christmas miracle that changed the course of her life. Louise studies the badly-constructed stocking she made for her newborn daughter Cynthia and remembers her first Christmas as a mom. And Alice examines the special Christmas ornament she received the year she organized a program to give all the animals from a nearby shelter a home for Christmas. The novellas capture a sense of nostalgia and the ideal of a good old-fashioned Christmas.
At a health resort, Miss Marple becomes suspicious that a man she meets is planning on murdering his wife. Previously published in the print anthology The Thirteen Problems.
An estranged father and daughter meet for the first time at Christmas in this touching holiday story that will tug at your heart, from USA TODAY bestselling author Rexanne Becnel.On the train to meet her father, young Anna Spano befriends Eva Stephens, an older woman who occasionally thinks she's traveling to her home village in pre-World War II for the holidays. Recognizing Miss Eva's disorientation as the same dementia her late grandmother experienced, Anna isn't sure who is actually taking care of whom on the journey.At the far end of the journey, Tom Thurston is anxious about what to expect when his daughter arrives. So he's doubly shocked when a teary old woman embraces him, convinced that he is her long-lost brother.At Anna's insistence, he reluctantly agrees to bring the woman home with them and try to locate her family. And as Anna clings loyally to her new friend, and Tom struggles to be who Miss Eva needs him to be, both father and daughter begin to understand one another. And through Miss Eva, they learn the true meaning of family, and of love.
Christmas is coming and Max wants Horse Wise to get in the holiday spirit. He announces that they are going to have Secret Santas, but there's a catch: You can't give something; you have to do something. It sounds like fun, until they draw names. Lisa gets Max. Carole gets Lisa. And Stevie gets Veronica. Carole would love to do something for Lisa, but since they already do things for each other all the time, what? Meanwhile, Lisa has a lot of family visiting and they aren't giving her room to breathe--let alone do anything for Max. As for Stevie, she would love to do something to Veronica--but that wouldn't be in the holiday spirit. Suddenly, doing the "right thing" is really hard.
Four christmas romance novellas
Little ones will love this charming holiday tale with a cast of unforgettable characters! It's the perfect stocking stuffer
One animal after another tries to rescue the kitten, but all of them get stuck! Who will help? Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
Ready to get into the holiday spirit? The Everything® Family Christmas Series is the perfect Christmas gift to share with your family and friends!Inside you'll read about how the celebration of Christmas has evolved throughout the years, revisit classic holiday movies, and test your Noel knowledge with a trivia quiz for the whole family. Warm your heart and bring your family closer together this Christmas with The Everything® Family Christmas - and capture the spirit of this memorable season.
Jessica Tomball Farnsworth has never seen a cowboy before, so is quite unprepared for her strong physical reaction to him. And when her little indiscretion results in a baby--make that "babies"--she's more than a little overwhelmed. Zach Forrester has always been a bit of a wild one, but the ladies of the Tulips Saloon finally see their opportunity to make him settle down for good. So with some prodding from the gentle matchmakers, it looks as if the people of Tulips, Texas, might achieve their goal of growing the town one--make that "two"--babies at a time.
Now curious kids can learn about all their favorite holiday traditions in this fun, full-color, fact-?lled book. What do reindeer have to do with anything? What is the most popular Christmas present? Who is Santa, anyway? The fascinating answers inside will surprise and delight any kid who's ever wondered about mistletoe, or frankincense and myrrh. For kids, and grownups, of any denomination, this book reveals the interesting facts behind this much- loved holiday. Bonus materials include holiday crafts by renowned children's craft designer, Kathy Ross, and recipes for all types of yummy Christmas treats!
Renowned for her acclaimed Victorian novels as well as a stunning new series set in World War I, Anne Perry consistently dazzles us with stories rife with emotion, intrigue, and psychological depth. She recently expanded her talents with the delightfully rendered novella,A Christmas Journey, whichUSA Todaycalled "one of the best books to brighten the joyous season. " Now she has given readers another gift-a yuletide offering full of holiday magic . . . and murder. The Dreghorn family is gathering for an anticipated reunion in the Lake District of England. The blissful tranquility of the snowbound estate, however, is soon shattered by what appears to be an accidental death. The victim's distraught wife, Antonia, summons her godfather, distinguished mathematician and inventor Henry Rathbone-one of the most beloved characters from Perry's bestselling William Monk series. But questions about the tragic event turn into whispers of murder, sending shock waves among members of the Dreghorn clan, who haven't seen each other in ten years. Now Rathbone must put his analytical and creative capacities to the test as he assumes the role of an amateur investigator. But while searching for clues and mulling over potential motives, he cannot help but wonder: Will another poor soul meet the same untimely end-and be silenced like the night? In this Christmas novella, featuring a colorful, somewhat eccentric cast of characters and an irresistible plot as twisty as a ribbon, Rathbone rescues the holiday with a grace that would impress William Monk himself.