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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.
This title includes a wealth of over 500 fabulous festive cross stitch designs to celebrate everyone's favourite time of year. Be inspired to create a variety of wonderful cross stitch projects, ranging from beautifully detailed Christmas keepsake pictures to last minute hand-stitched cards and tags for when time is short. With clear colour charts and photographs, easy-to-follow stitching instructions and a huge variety of motif designs, you will soon be on your way to stitching unique cross stitch projects this Christmas.
[from the back cover] "Whoever said it's better to give than to receive was wrong! Megan was so excited when she went to the auction. But she got really mad after finding out she'd spent all her money on an ugly old cup. Luckily for Megan, her grandmother, Nannie, always makes her feel better. And Nannie has a great idea! Why doesn't Megan make the cup a special Christmas cup? All she has to do is put all her extra money into it. Then, when Christmas comes, Megan can give a secret present to a very special person. Now the only problem is who will it be?" Eight-year-old Megan and her grandmother turn a worthless old cup to good use by saving money in it to buy a gift for a special person at Christmas.
When newly single Rachel Tanner finds out that pro pitcher Kevin Ganlin has come home to recover from an injury, her heart skips a beat. She's loved him from afar since her preteen years, never bold enough to let him know.Kevin is less than thrilled when Rachel shows up at his doorstep. She's his best friend's little sister and officially off-limits. Besides, he's staring early retirement in the face, a one-man pity-party with no interest in anything more serious than quick flings on the road. Until an icy mishap lands Rachel cozied up on his sofa, irresistible in his practice sweats.A little game of Truth or Truth reveals much more than Rachel had ever dared to hope and leads to a midnight make-out session that leaves them both panting. But can she trust that he's truly changed his ways? This Christmas, Kevin will do whatever it takes to make Rachel understand she's the only one for him.37,000 words
[from the back cover] "STUDY, DEVOTION, AND INSPIRATION Sure to fascinate everyone who celebrates Christmas and to give extra pleasure to readers with special interest in folkways." The author has gathered meticulously from many sources, including records of missionaries, a remarkable variety of Christmas miscellanea intended to 'supplement rather than duplicate' other books on Christmas customs. Divided geographically by continent and by country, this book discusses the Christmas celebration, with special emphasis on geographical and cultural influences. Vernacular terminology with English equivalents adds reality and interest. A selection of Christmas recipes and suggestions for a Christmas program based on world-wide customs complement the text which describes both secular and religious Christmas observances. Recipes, a bibliography and indices are included.
A Sprig Of Mistletoe, Some Christmas Magic. . . And Who Knew What Might Happen?Kate Merrill wasn't kidding herself. Attractive men didn't commit, as she knew very well from growing up without a father. So even though the jet-setting photographer with the high-voltage smile was the most captivating guy she'd ever met, she refused to think of him as anything more than a fling. Tyler Nichols was addicted to adventure. So at first he was relieved that the cynical law clerk with the cool blue eyes didn't expect him to stick around for long. But that was before he realized that being with Kate was a thrill he wasn't getting tired of. Now their future depended on him getting back to her on time from his most dangerous assignment. He just better not be late for their Christmas date!
These decorative stars and hearts are embellished with embroidery and little heart buttons. They can be made individually to hang on the Christmas tree - just sew loops of thread on for hanging - or for an extra garland, take a meter of decorative tape and alternate the hearts and stars!
Faith Green spends her career as a pilot honoring her grandmother's heroic efforts during World War II. When she's invited to participate in a Christmas time air show in the Florida Keys, she thinks it will be exciting to fly somewhere warm and sunny instead of her cold and wintery London home. But on her first day, she encounters a lifeless body washed up onto the beach. TJ Viscolli is the eldest child and only son of a wealthy and powerful corporate mogul but instead of modern business his interests lie in history. Months away from a Ph.D., he has an accident windsurfing at his Key West home. When he is resuscitated by a beautiful women, at first he thinks that a Christmas angel has come to save him. The couple share the common bond of a love of history and romance blossoms. But an accident during the Christmas Eve air show threatens their hope of a life spent together. Will God provide a Christmas miracle, or will the future look cold and dark like a winter night?
Betty Kowalski isn't looking forward to the holidays. She just can't seem to find Christmas in her heart. There's church, of course. But who can she bake for these days? And who would care whether or not she pulled out the Christmas decorations?Her new neighbour just adds to the problem. He's doing home improvements that don't appear to be improving much of anything. These days when Betty looks out the window, she sees a beat-up truck, a pile of junk, lots of blue tarps, and horror of horrors an old pink toilet. But when a mangy dog appears at her doorstep, the stage is set for Betty to learn a very important lesson about what Christmas is all about. This contemporary Christmas story is a timely yet gentle reminder that God can work miracles through something as seemingly insignificant as a little brown dog.
Lucy and Glory are orphaned sisters with no real place to call home. Only their memories of a beautiful doll named Morning Glory brighten their bleak lives. When a fever sweeps through the workhouse where the girls live, they flee to the London.
Miss Plum and Miss Lavender are wrapping dolls donated to the orphanage for the little girls who live there. They set two aside as extras because one is a rag doll with no shoes and the other is bald, has a backward head, is losing stuffing and also has no shoes. When it looks as if the dolls, Lily and Florabelle will spend Christmas in the trash and never be loved again, seven-year-old Tatty, who can talk to dolls takes them out by herself on Christmas Eve to get them fixed. Find out about Christmas at the orphanage and what happens to Tatty and her dolls who get lost in the snow in this story for children who love dolls and Christmas.
[from the back cover] "Evergreen by Rebecca Germany. To fill the void of her first holiday alone, Nora, a string reporter for the local paper, agrees to do a story on the homeless shelters--accompanied by a certain rakishly handsome photographer. Is Rick Thompson too good to be true, or is he the man of her dreams? Search for the Star by Mary Hawkins. To Jean Drew, Christmas is a time to work, not spend with family. Until this year, that is, when she's invited to spend the holidays with her niece--and then to witness her wedding. Also on the guest list is Dr. Jonathan Howard, a man who once embodied all of Jean's dreams. Could they have another chance at love? The Christmas Wreath by Veda Boyd Jones. Jennifer Faucett is dwelling in the past, not dreaming of the future, as she prepares to spend one last Christmas in the home of her recently deceased grandmother. Next door, Mike Shannon, now a successful novelist, has come seeking peace and quiet--and finding neither when he encounters the woman of his dreams. Christmas Baby by Melanie Panagiotopoulos. Christmas amid the ruins in Athens, Greece, on the arm of a modern-day Adonis, sounds like a dream vacation. But there's a much more poignant reason for Christina Raffias visit: She's come to meet her birth mother. Christina's Christmas dreams seem destined to come true... until she realizes she may have to make an unthinkable sacrifice."
Each of the girls has a choice to make about the beautiful brooch. Meg's Christmas Dream: Meg would gladly exchange it for a gift for her father.... Jo's Christmas Dream: Jo behaves like a total scrooge and must learn the true spirit of Christmas. Beth's Christmas Dream: Beth discovers what her sisters' and parents' lives would have been like without her. Amy's Christmas Dream: Always happy to receive presents, Amy surprises everyone when she bestows a gift to a poor little girl. This quartet of Christmas stories captures the joyful spirit of the holiday season.
From the book jacket: "In a dingy one-room apartment in London, old Princess Karukhina lies dead amid the squalor in which she lived. She had fled from Russia in the fearsome days of the Revolution, and had lived in obscurity and poverty with the one member of her family who remained alive, her grandson, Ivan. Now death brings her to the attention of Inspector Nightingale and Sergeant Beddoes of Scotland Yard. Very soon the Inspector begins to realize that the Princess did not die of natural causes. Her grandson is unaccountably missing, and the trunkful of magnificent jewels that she kept under her bed is empty. In particular, the fabulous Fabergé egg is gone, that most beautiful and valuable of the Princess' possessions. As Inspector Nightingale pursues his investigation, he learns the intimate history of a royal house; he ferrets out the existence of some rare opera recordings of great value; and he meets a beautiful but strange young shop girl whose part in Princess Karukhina's death must be uncovered. With a background of the fabulously wealthy white Russian community and the decline and fall of an empire, Inspector Nightingale and Sergeant Beddoes uncover theft, double-dealing, and murder--and the tradition that contributed to the dignity of a royal family." Mary Kelly artfully and closely describes details and characters. Contains British spelling and dialects, and some use of foreign language including accented words.
THE BOSS SAYS "BAH, HUMBUG." Ever had a tall, dark and scrumptiously sexy boss? So desirable that you wish he'd be waiting under your Christmas tree on December 24, wearing nothing but a red ribbon around his neck? But so scroogelike that he's planning to cancel the company party, enforce the "no-dating co-workers" policy and spend the holidays shredding mistletoe? Sounds just like Carrie Sargent's boss. So how did the woman who was one eggnog away from saying "I quit!" ever get Cash Cunningham to merrily say "I do!" at a wedding chapel on Christmas Eve?
For countless readers, Christmastime means a delicious new holiday mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. A Christmas Escape, her thirteenth noel to the season, transports us to the Mediterranean island of Stromboli for an unconventional Yuletide adventure--and an unforgettable volcanic encounter. Lonely Charles Latterly arrives at his small hotel hoping that the island's blue skies and gentle breezes will brighten his spirits. Unfortunately, there's no holiday cheer to be found among his fellow guests, who include a pompous novelist, a stuffy colonel, a dangerously ill-matched married couple, and an ailing old man. The one charming exception is orphaned teenager Candace Finbar, who takes Charles under her wing and introduces him to the island's beauty. But the tranquility of the holiday is swiftly disrupted by a violent quarrel, an unpleasant gentleman's shocking claims of being stalked, and the ominous stirrings of the local volcano. Then events take an even darker turn: A body is found, and Charles quickly realizes that the killer must be among the group of guests. Captivating in its depiction of untamed nature in all its awesome power, and of the human heart in the throes of transformation, A Christmas Escape gifts readers with Anne Perry's talent for making the season brighter--and more thrilling. Praise for the Christmas novels of Anne Perry "Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat."--The Wall Street Journal A New York Christmas "A thoroughly enjoyable mystery set against the wonderful historical backdrop of 1904 New York City at Christmastime."--Library Journal (starred review) A Christmas Hope "Very much recommended . . . a wonderful story."--Historical Novel Review A Christmas Garland "In Anne Perry's gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly."--Greensboro News & Record A Christmas Homecoming "Could have been devised by Agatha Christie . . . [Perry is] a modern master."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A Christmas Odyssey "[Perry] writes with detail that invades the senses."--Lincoln Journal StarFrom the Hardcover edition.
Six-year-old Holly has never again spoken a word after lost her beloved mother Victoria. The last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six-year-old girl in his life. But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again. His sisters will give him the instructions: There's no other choice but you. Just start by loving her. The rest will follow. Maggie Collins doesn't dare believe in love again, after losing her husband of one year. But she does believe in the magic of imagination. As the owner of a toy shop, she lives what she loves. And when she meets Holly Nolan, she sees a little girl in desperate need of a little magic.
Pregnant mom on his doorstepSince returning from the army, Dr. Jordan Hart has isolated himself on his ranch-based medical practice, preferring to be left alone with his battleground ghosts.Then Nurse Deseré Novak comes to his sleep Texan town-pregnant and alone-weeks before Christmas. Reluctantly, Jordan discovers she raises all his protective instincts, and suddenly he's confronted with a different kind of torment-a beautiful brunette with a baby on board!
Bubbly midwife Hayley Hamilton has lost her heart to the intoxicating man she spent one magical night with--a man she has been completely unable to forget! so imagine her surprise when taking a job as a housekeeper leads her to exactly where she needs to be. . . . Obstetrician Patrick Buchannan hasn't been able to forget his night of reckless abandon with Hayley either, but he's the father to two young children and can't simply follow his heart on a whim. But a knock at his door on Christmas Eve and an unexpected delivery are about to change everything!
A bride for the holidays...?The only thing Thea's looking for on her vacation on the Greek island of Crete is a little R and R-she certainly doesn't expect to find herself roped in to being Rhys Kingsford's pretend fiancée! It definitely isn't relaxing being around Rhys-in fact being with him is exciting, exhilarating...and everything Thea's ever wanted!Back home, Christmas is coming and reality sinks in. Perhaps it was just a holiday fling? Rhys is a single dad, and Thea's not sure there's room in his life for her. But Rhys has other ideas.
Fourteen Christmas stories and poems about two sisters expecting nothing for Christmas, two boys who can't stop fighting, two children checking to see if animals talk on Christmas Eve, a music-loving mouse living in a church, Santa visiting a giant in a smelly castle and more! Each story is a gift. RL 3, Ages 8-10
The Greatest Christmas Gift Contractor Brady Buchanon can't wait to surprise single mom Abby Webster with his company's Christmas home makeover prize. But once he does, the struggling waitress turns him down flat! Raised in foster care, Abby won't accept charity. Yet when her dilapidated porch almost injures her daughter, Abby finally agrees to Brady's offer.As the hardworking bachelor pushes to finish the house in time for Christmas, he starts falling for Abby and her little girl. With the holidays in sight, Brady wonders if Abby will not only accept her beautiful new home, but also his wish to make her his wife...
From the Book jacket: This merry tale about the childhood of Santa Claus has a timeless quality that will make it a favorite Christmas book for years to come. In it Carolyn Haywood combines her sense of fun with the charm of make-believe to produce a fantasy that embodies the Christmas spirit. The story begins when a little boy called Claus mysteriously appears in his godmother's house one Christmas morning. Everyone loves the jolly fellow, although he has a strange habit. Claus never enters a house through a door, but always tumbles down the chimney. Before long Claus shows a desire to share his toys with his friends, and soon he is in the present business. Today boys and girls look forward to his visit once a year by way of the chimney on Christmas eve. The lavish illustrations enrich this new classic with a wealth of detail. Children will want to pore over them endlessly as they hear once again how Santa Claus came to be. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Carolyn Haywood was born in Philadelphia and now lives in Chestnut Hill, a suburb of that city. A graduate of the Philadelphia Normal School, she also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she won the Cresson European Scholarship. Her first story, "B" Is for Betsy, was published in 1939. Since then she has written books almost every year and has become one of the most widely read American writers for younger children. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Victor Ambrus was born in Budapest, Hungary, and Glenys Ambrus in London, England. Both are graduates of the Royal College of Art, in London, and are noted illustrators. Mr. Ambrus won the 1965 Kate Greenaway Medal in England for his picture book The Three Poor Tailors, and he has illustrated many books for older children as well. Mr. and Mrs. Ambrus collect antiques, particularly of the Victorian period, and some of the items in their collection were used as models for the illustrations in this story. They and their teenage son live in LEt Hants. England.