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Bodyguard Ellie St. James has one objective: protect her client...without letting her know. Pretending to be Rachel "Winnie" Winfield's assistant lets Ellie stay close, but there's an unexpected complication-Colt Winfield. Winnie's grandson wasn't in on the plans, and the suspicious marine biologist isn't easy to fool. When the truth comes out, so do more threats to Winnie's life. Trapped on a Colorado mountain, Ellie and Colt must trust each other to guard Winnie and find the stalker. Before this Christmas becomes their last.
[from the back cover] "Joy to the world and throughout the universe! Christmas is a time for miracles, scientific and otherwise, and for amazing surprises that can only occur at this very special time of the year. But what marvels will the holidays bring to the far future--and alien worlds light-years from the North Pole? In this celebratory collection, many of today's finest writers of fantasy and science fiction unwrap startling visions of the future of Christmas: A father's gift opens up the universe for all humanity. A very unusual Christmas spirit brings confusion-and romance-to a modern young woman. And a devout researcher uncovers the shattering secret of the original Star of Bethlehem. These and other stories shine like sparkling, unearthly ornaments on a fresh green tree of holiday traditions. 'Twas the night before tomorrow, and all through the galaxy, nothing burns as bright as...Christmas Stars
[from inside flaps] "Penned by distinguished and emerging writers, the works in Christmas Stories from Georgia span over two centuries of the state's storytelling. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the seaport Savannah, the landscapes, characters, and holiday traditions described by these writers are uniquely Georgian. Waiting to be unwrapped are scenes of Georgia Christmases past and present. Lillian Smith practices "peace on earth and good will to all" in her memoir of a Depression-era Christmas dinner shared with men from the local chain gang. Toni Cade Bambara's "Christmas Eve at Johnson's Drugs N Goods" seeks the true spirit of the season in the most commercial of settings, while Erskine Caldwell casts a darker shadow across the season of lights in "We Are Looking at You, Agnes." Christmas magic works its spell in a number of tales. Jack Slay, Jr., wakes the dead with a discordant holiday marching band in "The Education of Edie Mac." Karen Schwind's "Healing the Sick" revives the living with a powerful laying on of hands. Santa Claus navigates a dry landing in Jason Taylor's "Yule Tides and Water Buffalo," but faces youthful doubters in an excerpt from Ferrol Sams's Christmas Gift! The Civil War provides the backdrop for holiday tomfoolery in Joel Chandler Harris's "A Conscript's Christmas." Scarlett O'Hara, icon of Southern womanhood, welcomes Ashley Wilkes home on a holiday furlough in an excerpt from Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind. The renowned Georgia wit and its accompanying wisdom are present in "Little Things Mean a Lot to Little Ones" by Lewis Grizzard. Additional pieces by Raymond Atkins, Laura Dabundo, Janice Daugharty, Jim Hendricks, Kenneth Robbins, and Philip Lee Williams complete this holiday collection."
Christmas stories from the popular Grandma's Attic series
[from inside flaps] "With the first Christmas tree in American history, the creation of the candy cane as a Christmas icon, and the production of one of the most popular Christmas gifts of all time, the Etch A Sketch, Ohio can boast of a remarkable seasonal heritage. Christmas Stories from Ohio documents this heritage in fiction and memoir and celebrates the many moods of yuletide in the Buckeye State. With selections from some of Ohio's most highly regarded classic and contemporary authors, these tales span the generations, offering readers unique geographical, historical, and cultural perspectives on winter holiday traditions. The selections explore time-honored themes of Christmas: family, compassion, wonder, and the human desire for connections and reconnections. Their charm and wit recall the fun of Christmases past, while still looking to the yuletide magic yet to happen. Dorothy Dodge and Kenneth Robbins have compiled the perfect Christmas gift. Christmas Stories from Ohio is sure to delight readers who live in Ohio, as well as former residents with cherished memories of Christmas in the Buckeye State. Contributors include: Rane Arroyo, Ambrose Bierce, Kay Boyle, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Scott Geisel, Nikki Giovanni, William Dean Howells, Langston Hughes, Randy McNutt, Wendell Mayo, Robert Miltner, Harriet Beecher Stowe, James Thurber, Jane Ann Turzillo and Mary Turzillo, Julia Duffy Ward and Eric Wasserman Dorothy Dodge Robbins is a professor of English at the Louisiana Tech University. Kenneth Robbins is director of the School of Performing Arts at Louisiana Tech University. They are the editors of Christmas Stories from Georgia, Christmas on the Great Plains, and Christmas Stories from Louisiana."
If You Could Change Your Life by Reversing Your Biggest Regrets, Sorrows and Mistakes...Would You? #1 New York Times bestselling author and renowned radio and television host Glenn Beck delivers an instant holiday classic about boyhood memories, wrenching life lessons, and the true meaning of the gifts we give to one another in love. We weren't wealthy, we weren't poor -- we just were. We never wanted for anything, except maybe more time together.... When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder -- and money tighter -- since his father died and the family bakery closed...Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning. What he got from her instead was a sweater. "A stupid, handmade, ugly sweater" that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room. Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don't always get what they want, and too young to understand that he already owned life's most valuable treasures, that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie's dark and painful journey on the road to manhood. It will take wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family -- and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell -- to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart. Based on a deeply personal true story, The Christmas Sweater is a warm and poignant tale of family, faith and forgiveness that offers us a glimpse of our own lives -- while also making us question if we really know what's most important in them.
On Christmas Eve, Eddie shook his snow globe on last time and placed it on the dresser beside his bed. He watched the snowstorm swirl and thought about the one gift he wanted most for Christmas-- a new bicycle. Adapted from the #1 New York Times bestselling novel by Glenn Beck, The Christmas Sweater shares a young boy's story of hope and redemption as he searches for the true meaning of Christmas. With the whimsical Grandpa by his side, Eddie takes a magical journey reminiscent of A Christmas Carol and The Polar Express that leads him to appreciate the simple things in life: family and love. The picture book edition of The Christmas Sweater is a beautiful holiday treat from Glenn Beck that you'll share with your family again and again.
FOR JESSICA,The note was accompanied by a single red rose on a white satin pillow. For Miami businesswoman Jessica Landon, the gesture was anything but romantic. She'd been in snowy Montana less than a day, and already she'd become the target of a rifle-toting Santa, then run off the road and left for dead. Her protection through the holidays was sexy-as-sin cowboy cop Ross McGarrett-a man with a tragic past and a motherless young daughter....FROM YOUR SECRET SANTARoss liked city women and warm, tumbled beds. And Jessica fit him and his bed to a tee. With Christmas approaching, Ross dared to believe in love again-but could he keep Jessica safe through the silent and deadly night...?
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.
Curl up with this heartwarming Christmas collection!<P> Jill Shalvis, Dream a Little Dream: Melissa has kept every man at a safe distance-especially firefighter Ian, a sexy friend with sexy benefits. But Ian secretly longs for more. Luckily, 'tis the season for giving love a chance...<P> Kristen Ashley, Every Year: Holidays don't come easy for Shy and his brother, Landon. But with the magic of Christmas, along with a little help from Tabby and her family, the Cage brothers are about to get the gift of a lifetime...<P> Hope Ramsay, Silent Night: Down on her luck and evicted from her apartment, single mother Maryanne hopes to start over in Last Chance. When the snow begins to fall, it looks like her baby might literally spend Christmas Eve in a manger. And Maryanne might celebrate the holiday with a handsome stranger...<P> Molly Cannon, Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas: Lincoln is a bachelor who's set in his ways-until a professional organizer dressed up as Mrs. Claus changes his life, one tip at a time...<P> Marilyn Pappano, A Family for Christmas: War widow Ilena doesn't mind spending Christmas alone. But when a new doctor blows into town with the winter wind, will she get her secret Christmas wish?<P> NOTE: The contents after page 255 are excerpts from other books, not complete stories.
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.
Four christmas romance novellas
Little ones will love this charming holiday tale with a cast of unforgettable characters! It's the perfect stocking stuffer
Throughout the year, Janice and Leo lovingly tend the trees on Christmas Tree Farm. But the magic starts in late November, when Christmas Tree Farm opens and customer and friends once again race through the fields in search of the "perfect" tree.
Christmas, 1483: Roger the Chapman is looking forward to twelve days of peace and celebration with his wife and children in Bristol. The family is particularly excited by the arrival of a troupe of mummers, who will perform their plays in the outer ward of the castle throughout the festival. But the gruesome murders of two of the town's most prominent and venerable citizens, both veterans of the French wars, scupper Roger's hopes as he is gradually drawn into the hunt for the killer. Once again, Roger finds himself in grave danger, but it is someone else who pays the price of his inability to keep his nose out of matters that do not concern him . . .
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns with a classic story of destiny, desire and a little holiday magic! In her youth, Molly Anderson couldn't help crushing on gorgeous bad boy Dylan Black-even though he only had eyes for her older sister. When things didn't work out between them, he said goodbye to Molly as well, vowing they'd have a great adventure when she grew up. Years later, dumped by her fiancé just before Christmas, she's finally ready to take Dylan up on his promise. A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, and when she waltzes back into his life-grown-up and gorgeous-he's stunned. So why not whisk her away for some no-strings-attached fun? Laughter-filled days and late-night kisses are changing Molly's life, for good. The only gift she truly wants now is Dylan's love, but when he discovers the secret she's been keeping, she may lose him again...this time forever.
Molly has returned to Serenity for Homecoming...but will she stay forever?Beau Julander, a single father of two, is having trouble juggling the responsibilities of career, home and family. And his work for the Homecoming Week Committee makes this time of year really busy-but not too busy to get reacquainted with Molly Shepherd, a girl he barely knew in high school.His attraction to Molly and her obvious interest in him soothe the damage done to his ego when his ex-wife walked out on him, but he's keenly aware of how his kids have been hurt by the divorce, and he doesn't want to make things worse for them by becoming involved in a relationship that's only temporary. But Beau and his kids soon find out that Molly is not a temporary kind of woman-she's in for the long run.
From the book: It's almost Christmas! Toddlers will smell the cookies baking, feel the snowflakes falling, and enjoy Anjelina's excitement along with their own. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
Two Christmas stories from the Anne of Green Gables books, and 14 other holiday stories
The Sutton Family needs a house keeper, Ida Early takes the job in the family's rural Georgia home during the Depression. Ida becomes the unwitting target of the children's matchmaking schemes during the holiday season.
"I've gone through all my books and put together this collection of my most treasured recipes and memories for the holiday season to share with you...You'll find a few new dishes, a sprinkling of new holiday stories, and some family pictures you might not have seen before." There's no holiday Paula Deen loves better than Christmas, when she opens her home to family and friends, and traditions old and new make the days merry and bright. Filled with Paula's trademark Southern charm and happy reminiscences of Yuletide seasons past, Christmas with Paula Deen is a collection of beloved holiday recipes and stories interspersed with cherished family photographs. Included are Paula's most requested homemade gifts of food; a collection of cookies sure to become your family's favorites; easy dishes for a Christmas breakfast or brunch that will let you enjoy the food and your guests; impressive fare for Christmas dinner and holiday entertaining and, of course, spectacular cakes, puddings, pies, and other sweet things. "So Merry Christmas, y'all, and best dishes and best wishes from me and my family to yours."
She'd come for the mustangs, Dallas Donovan told herself. Just a quick visit to Boone Barnett's Nevada ranch. Then her truck's engine seized and she stayed the night in the rugged, off-the-charts sexy Boone's home. Had pizza with his daughter, waited for the mechanic-and woke up to a snowfall keeping her in the reclusive rancher's grasp for another few days. Boone didn't believe in Christmas or miracles or a woman who understood his love for this wild untamed land. Yet now Dallas brought decorations and laughter and joy to his home. But what would happen when the snow melted and Christmas was over...?
There was never any question that young George McCray would grow up to be a man, but there was a big question about the kind of man he'd grow up to be. It is the winter of 1962, snow is piling higher by the day, and George is called upon to endure more than most men could withstand. With the help of his grandparents and Tucker, his beloved Irish setter, George must navigate through life's most difficult challenges and find the strength to walk on the road that leads to healing, growing up and finding his true self. George's journey is our shared human journey. A coming-of-age story suitable for readers of all ages; Christmas with Tucker is a classic Christmas story about a young man's love for his dog, his family and his farm.