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Christmas whispers of wistful longings and warm family celebrations-the Savior has come. But the story isn't finished. "Peace on earth and goodwill toward men" will only be a wish and a vision until the Prince of Peace finally rules our world. The lights, the singing, the gift giving, and the joy foreshadow an eternal morning together in His presence. Through her artwork, her creative retelling of the Nativity, and her tender reflections of the Christmas season, Joni Eareckson Tada invites the reader to consider anew the Son of God, who is the wellspring of every joy, the fulfillment of every longing. Take time this Christmas season to step outside the clamor and excitement. Visit the stable and ask God to speak to you in the quiet and serenity and stillness. . . Never stop believing that He will fulfill His promise to live among us in unveiled majesty and splendor.
It's Christmastime in London, and unwittingly Grace is swirled into the sumptuous and scandalous world of Prince Maksim Rostov. When the unworldly secretary learns he took her innocence in exchange for a business deal, she flees broken-hearted.But when Maksim discovers Grace's pregnancy secret, the ruthless Russian drags her to his guarded mansion in snowy Moscow. There he'll keep her as his captive bride and unwilling princess....
THE PETS WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS "What kind of cat burglar brings her kitties?" groused tough state policeman Mike Burnette. Then Mike learned that his irrepressible intruder was actually Casey Crawford, his new—unwelcome— housemate…for the entire holiday season. Bah, humbug! The rugged Scrooge warily tolerated caroling Casey's enthusiastic Christmas spirit, and stared in disbelief as she and her feline companions mesmerized his dog, enchanted his neighbors and even tried to "transform" the resident Grinch! Mike knew there was no such thing as love or happiness for a lifetime. But somehow, with Casey cuddled beside him, it was hard not to wish upon his special star…
A heartwarming collection of festive short stories for the holiday season--only available on eBook. Can the sisters, Dolores and Genevieve, finally break free from their mother's powerful grip? Can Larissa learn to embrace the endurance test that is the Office Christmas Party or will this year's be too much to handle? Can Alice open her home and her heart to the one visitor that she doesn't want this Christmas? And when mysterious Madame Lucia sets up shop with her crystal ball above a travel agency, will the staff be convinced that fate really can play a hand? Full of charming, witty, and uplifting tales of life, love, and the everyday dilemmas that we all face, Christmas Magic is a delightful collection of tales--all told in Cathy's warm and engaging voice.
Subject: Captain D. C. Campbell, Military Police.Current Status: A little bored...but not for long!Mission: Getting his hands on a priceless stolen diamond.Obstacle: Trying to keep his hands off his sexy new partner, Fiona Gallagher.Fiona has never been into Christmas. Having grown up in a series of foster homes, she has no use for Santa...at least until she meets the hottie St. Nick delivers just in time for the holidays--Captain D. C. Campbell.Technically, they're supposed to be working together to find a stolen diamond, one reported to have the power to bring lovers together. Well, they might not have the stone, but Fiona and D.C. aren't having any trouble getting together--in every sexual position possible!But it's only a holiday fling, right? It is--unless Fiona's Christmas Male can convince her he's the gift that keeps on giving....
In "Christmas Male", Rusty Romero is furious when her grandmother answers a personal ad for her. When Rusty arrives on a Texas ranch for the holidays and meets Trent Creighton, she realizes this won't be so bad after all. In "The Truth about Cowboys", Erin Mackenzie heads to Colorado to introduce her daughter to Abe Cockburn, the cowboy who stole her heart and fathered her child.
The Spanish consultant and his runaway wife! When her marriage to gorgeous Spanish ER consultant Alessandro Garcia hit the rocks, Christy decided to leave, praying he would come after her, to prove that he saw her as more than a wife and mother. Only he didn't. And she still doesn't know what to do next. Their children do, however--and that's to spend Christmas in the rugged English countryside with their father! Christy reluctantly returns with them and is roped into working in Alessandro's understaffed ER department--and for the Mountain Rescue Team, to boot. This could be the opportunity they need to mend their marriage...
A collection of three novellas celebrating the beauty of Christmas at Grace Chapel Inn. Snow is falling, carols are playing, and the Christmas spirit is settling over the small town of Acorn Hill. Grace Chapel Inn, the gracious Victorian bed-and-breakfast run by the Howard sisters, is ready to welcome you home for the holidays. As the three Howard sisters gather around the fire on Christmas Eve, they reminisce about their favorite Christmas memories. Louise shares about one snowy Christmas in 1951 when the young Howard sisters, visiting their newlywed Aunt Ethel's farm with their mother and father, witnessed the birth of a lamb on a snowy Christmas Eve. Alice talks about the year when she got stuck running the children's Christmas musical at Grace Chapel and couldn't have done it without the help of her sisters. And Jane reminisces about the year, just after the sisters all moved home and opened Grace Chapel Inn, that she organized a Christmas cookie drive for shut-ins that ended up teaching the whole town a lesson about generosity.
In this gentle Christmas story, we see Christmas through the eyes of two adorable mice. As they admire the Christmas tree and Santa's generous gifts, they even find a little something for themselves! Pictures are described.
There's no place like Bliss for the holidays... What else does Jason Macland have to do this Thanksgiving except save the town of Bliss from the idiot banker his dad hired? Step one: fire the idiot banker. Step two: help Fleming Harris save her Christmas shop or-better yet-foreclose on the place, because it would take a miracle to save a store that can't break even selling holiday trinkets during the holiday season. And all Jason wants to do is cut his dad's losses, salvage what local businesses he can and get out of the hometown he doesn't even remember before all the ghosts of his past-and one particularly memorable Christmas-shop manager-threaten to melt his Scrooge heart.
New York Times bestselling author Virginia Henley whisks us back to the reign of King Charles II, as a beautiful governess discovers unexpected passion--and learns a lesson in love. Katherine Kingsley, winner of a Romantic Times Career Achievement award, introduces us to a young blind woman who helps a desperate artist rekindle his genius as she brings the true spirit of the season to light. Rebecca Paisley, winner of two Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Awards, weaves an enchanting tale set in nineteenth-century England, where a magical girl transforms a cynic with the power of love. Critically acclaimed newcomer Stephanie Mittman turns the tables when a thoroughly unsuitable heroine surprises a disillusioned tycoon with the one gift his money cannot buy. With four acclaimed authors and four unforgettable stories, A Christmas Miracle is a collection to cherish--a holiday gift to savor throughout the year.
"Brad and Sherry Hansen Steiger are two of my favorite people. Their wonderful book Christmas Miracles is a treasury of uplifting stories that demonstrates the wonders that can and do accompany our lives." --Shirley MacLaine, Academy Award-winning actress and authorThe promise that miracles can happen is never more certain than during the holiday season, when it really does seem that your dreams and wishes can come true.From a guardian angel who finds a desperately needed job for a man whose wife is about to give birth right before Christmas to pair of grieving parents who receive a warm Christmas message from their recently departed son, these incredible-but-true, larger-than-life miracles celebrate the wondrous joys of this special time of year. Because the first Christmas--and every one since--is a miracle.
At Christmas, our hearts are touched by reports of wondrous occurrences that make us stop, reflect, and hope. This luminous book shares true accounts of Christmas miracles-- inspiring events that happened to real people at Christmas time, including: A Christmas Mystery: A deaf boy's generosity is miraculously rewarded First Christmas: Newlyweds take part in the local Christmas pageant -- and receive a surprising lesson in timeless love My Christmas Angel: A pro baseball player visits a children's ward to cheer the patients, and is himself transformed A Heart for Christmas: A series of coincidences brings new life to a little girl The Stranger: A gentle, mysterious Christmas Eve visitor awes a family Christmas Saved My Mother: A rabbi tells how his mother, fleeing the Holocaust, was spared on Christmas Eve George Misses a Shift: Sudden car trouble on Christmas night saves a couple's life... and more. Albert Einstein said, "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is." If you believe in miracles -- or want to -- let Christmas Miracles light the candle of hope in your heart this year.
"Brad and Sherry Hansen Steiger are two of my favorite people. Their wonderful bookChristmas Miraclesis a treasury of uplifting stories that demonstrates the wonders that can and do accompany our lives. " #151;Shirley MacLaine, Academy Award-winning actress and author The promise that miracles can happen is never more certain than during the holiday season, when it really does seem that your dreams and wishes can come true. From a guardian angel who finds a desperately needed job for a man whose wife is about to give birth right before Christmas to pair of grieving parents who receive a warm Christmas message from their recently departed son, these incredible-but-true, larger-than-life miracles celebrate the wondrous joys of this special time of year. Because the first Christmas#151;and every one since#151;is a miracle.
Paxton Peterson's favorite day of the year is his annual Gay Boy Christmas dinner. He's checked and double-checked his to-do list, because nothing stresses him out like the unexpected. Confident everything will run smoothly, Paxton embarks on his yearly snowshoed hike through the Rocky Mountains near his home. His perfectly planned evening is cut short by Logan Charles's careless enjoyment of his brother's snowmobile, and Paxton is stranded in the woods. It's the worst thing that could've possibly happened to him--or maybe the best.A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package "Sleigh Ride".
Wouldn't it be great to understand all our Christmas traditions? Here, Jonathan Green offers the fascinating history behind our most beloved holiday traditions. For example, myrrh is incense made from the resin of a North African bush and was a special gift during biblical times. To the Romans, mistletoe was a symbol of fertility, so today we are encouraged to kiss when it is near. The Yule log was originally used to brighten homes during the dark, cold Scandinavian Christmas season. Packed with all manner of delightful surprises and delicious morsels, A Christmas Miscellany demystifies the origins of familiar festive customs such as caroling and Christmas cards, and entertains with fun, little-known facts. This is the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the curious-minded during the holiday season.
Auntie Julie is the Christmas mommy. That's Julie Dennis's role for the next two weeks to her nephews and niece while her brother and his wife enjoy a much-needed getaway. Her only support is the assistant pastor, her former boyfriend who left her behind as he chased after God. Noah Loughlin has loved Julie for a long time. Now that the Lord has brought her back into his life, Noah feels confident he can pursue her as his future wife. But she has wounds she's never revealed, and the reality of his calling is a threat to Julie's sense of stability. Can Noah compete with the mayhem of caring for five kids and reach Julie's heart with only fourteen days until Christmas?
Anything can happen under a Christmas Moon...Pregnant, unwed and down on her luck, history teacher Emma Carlyle is facing the worst Christmas of her life. Needing some research for her master's thesis on legendary Wyoming lawman J.D. McNulty, she makes a Christmas Eve drive to South Pass City, where J.D. was buried. Heading home, she loses her way in a storm. After her car vanishes, she ends up in 1870, half-frozen and in labor, on the doorstep of a remote mountain cabin. When J.D. himself opens the door with a pistol in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other...well, let's just say that sparks start flying. These two lost souls are clearly meant for each other. But there's one problem. Emma has studied everything about J.D.--and she knows he has only a few weeks to live.Historical author Elizabeth Lane has penned a sensual time travel romp that will delight the reader from beginning to end.
It's Christmas in rural North Carolina's Colleton County and Judge Deborah Knott is looking forward to a family celebration when a tragedy clouds the holiday season. A beautiful young cheerleader dies in a car crash and the community is devastated by her death. Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant soon learns that her death was not a simple accident, and more lives may be lost unless he and Deborah can discover why she died.
In the corner of a dusty old bookstore, Joachim discovers a magic Advent calendar. When he opens the first door on December 1, a small piece of paper falls out. On it is the beginning of a story about a little girl named Elisabeth.
The man who brought mistletoe magic to a single mom Most people dream of a white Christmas. But this particular Yuletide Meg could have done without snow! She'd crashed her car and was forced to seek the kindness of a stranger. Jed Cole clearly wasn't delighted to have Meg and her little boy foisted upon him. But they found themselves sharing Christmas together- and watching a festive miracle unfold. . . .
A Christine Bennett Mystery.A cheerful Christmas party at St. Stephen's Convent is spoiled when the guest of honor, Father Hudson McCormick, fails to arrive. Worried Sister Joseph asks Christine Bennet, a former St. Stephen' s nun, to investigate. Now every signpost points Christine into the past -- to a troubled young woman who committed suicide and a once-prominent family that has vanished as mysteriously as Father McCormick himself . . .
A cheerful Christmas party at St. Stephen's Convent is spoiled when the guest of honor, Father Hudson McCormick, fails to arrive. Worried Sister Joseph asks Christine Bennet, a former St. Stephen' s nun, to investigate. Now every signpost points Christine into the past -- to a troubled young woman who committed suicide and a once-prominent family that has vanished as mysteriously as Father McCormick himself ... It's a snowy Christmas at St. Stephen's Convent, where a cheerful party awaits an old friend and former confessor, Father Hudson McCormick. But he never reaches his destination. Christine Bennett, a former St. Stephen's nun, arrives to investigate the disappearance. But the nuns are mum until an old scandal involving the priest and a St. Stephen's novice rears its ugly head. Has Father McCormick, unable to face the scene of his sins, gone underground? Or has someone taken belated revenge, ensuring that the truth will never be known?
On Christmas Eve, Melody James leaves the hospital to start life anew without her charismatic, powerful husband, Zeke. The injuries that ended her dancing career-and her marriage-may have healed, but her heart is still shattered. Tycoon Zeke fought to be the best, clawing his way from nothing to the very best, and he's going to fight for Melody. He sweeps her off to a stunning London penthouse suite, intent on seduction. All the man who has everything wants for Christmas is his wife-back in his bed!
Christmas wishes… Christmas kisses…. Paris Reid wasn't prepared to settle for less than the best where men were concerned! But the best was Will Brydon. After their affair had ended disastrously three years ago, Paris hadn't so much as looked at another man. Now, holed up in a remote hotel under police guard, Will and Paris were destined to spend Christmas together. They were being hunted by an escaped murderer—a man they'd helped to convict. Things looked pretty dismal…but Paris knew exactly what she wanted for Christmas. It was just a question of whether she would get him!
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