Christmas for One

A feel-good romance from the #1 bestselling author of My Husband's Wife

Author: Amanda Prowse

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781856532

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5426

As a child, Meg always dreamed of the perfect Christmas... This year, she can make it come true for her own little boy. There will be turkey and all the trimmings, a glittering tree, and a stocking hung up by a roaring fire. Who cares if there's no devoted husband in the picture? She and Lucas will be just fine on their own. But then a chance meeting with a stranger in New York unravels everything she's planned. Will Meg finally get everything she wished for? Or will she be alone this Christmas after all?

White Christmas for the Single Mom

Author: Susanne Hampton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488010021

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5773

Temptation under the mistletoe Specialist Juliet Turner flies halfway across the world to England with her young daughter, Bea, to perform lifesaving in utero surgery. But her first white Christmas is complicated by the feelings awakened by ob-gyn Dr. Charlie Warren! Juliet has protected her heart for years, but she soon finds there's so much more to this closed-off widower than meets the eye. Perhaps it's time for them both to let go of the past, surrender to their burning chemistry and make this a Christmas to remember!

Christmas with Miss Read

Christmas at Fairacre, A Country Christmas

Author: Miss Read

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409123979

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 6515

Two Christmas novels from Miss Read - the perfect festive treat! CHRISTMAS AT FAIRACRE From an unexpected visitor on Christmas Eve in 'The Christmas Mouse' to an unwelcome change of plan in 'No Holly for Miss Quinn', Miss Read recounts some of the traditional Christmas events where often, despite the most careful planning, things do not always go as expected. In his charming collection of Christmas stories Miss Read describes the season's events with great tenderness and nostalgia. A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS From the poignant story of 'The White Robin' and the intriguing tale of 'The Fairacre Ghost' to the rural festivities recounted in 'Tales from a Village School', Miss Read's wry wit and light touch is the perfect antidote to long winter evenings.


Author: Amanda Pickard

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 149181926X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 24

View: 8946

Neylah learns the real meaning about Christmas and friendship.

Christmas for Ransom

Author: Tanya Hanson

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1612174469

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 8195

Rebellious and independent, schoolmarm Eliza Willows wants to find the crook who thieved her rich granny's horses and knocked Eliza out cold. When outlaw "Canyon" Jack Ransom hires the beautiful 'marm to teach him to read, sparks fly and worlds collide...until she finds out just who her lover is.

Putting Meaning Back into Christmas for You and Your Loved Ones

Author: Elaine C. Ehrich

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481764330

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

View: 6280

This book of Christmas Ministries contains poems, devotions, and spiritual readings which will put meaning back into Christmas for you and your loved ones. It will help bring the spirit of Christmas alive for anyone stressed out, burdened, or depressed by our holiday celebrations. It tells of the many biblical stories related to God’s plan to restore us as His children and it will serve as a delightful keepsake or gift that can be created by your illustrations, drawings, special Christmas cards, or any Christmas memento. It will be helpful for families, children, parents, friends, Sunday school teachers, ministers, group workers, prison workers, or anyone involved with working with those needing support and comfort. It will be useful as a meditation and devotional resource for those seeking spiritual growth. It will connect you to the deep love and care that Jesus Christ, our Savior, has for His people and you may have a deeper, personal relationship with God after using this book. Elaine Ehrich


Author: Carol Kasser

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440180792

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 2128

By night, Barry brenner, scuba diver extraordinaire, saves a frantic swimmer from the clutches of a giant octopus. But when he awakes, he is just a bald teenager dealing with feeling different, escaping from bullying, making unlikely friendships, and experiencing first love. Told from the viewpoints of both Barry and the bully, the book gives real insight into both characters. At first, Barry escapes his tormentor Tommy by retreating into books and fantasies, but things change when he finally stands up to Tommy. After surviving a bank robbery together, the two boys form an unlikely alliance to solve the mysterious disappearance of Tommy's mother. This book is a must-read for every young teenager who has ever felt different or bullied.

A Celebration Christmas

Author: Nancy Robards Thompson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460341902

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6890

THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL Lily Palmer is in for the Christmas of a lifetime! When the nanny signs up to watch Dr. Cullen Dunlevy's four foster kids, she's got her hands full. The Thomas clan is the most mischievous group of youngsters she's ever had to wrangle, but Lily loves the job. After all, what girl wouldn't adore spending the holidays with a warmhearted new family—and their irresistibly handsome foster dad? Cullen doesn't mind Christmas, but his Scrooge-like facade is there for a reason—to protect himself. His tough childhood caused him to hide behind his work and avoid entanglements at all costs. That includes avoiding falling for the deliciously tempting new nanny that Santa left for him this year…

The Comfort of Things

Author: Daniel Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074565536X

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 5113

What do we know about ordinary people in our towns and cities, about what really matters to them and how they organize their lives today? This book visits an ordinary street and looks into thirty households. It reveals the aspirations and frustrations, the tragedies and accomplishments that are played out behind the doors. It focuses on the things that matter to these people, which quite often turn out to be material things – their house, the dog, their music, the Christmas decorations. These are the means by which they express who they have become, and relationships to objects turn out to be central to their relationships with other people – children, lovers, brothers and friends. If this is a typical street in a modern city like London, then what kind of society is this? It’s not a community, nor a neighbourhood, nor is it a collection of isolated individuals. It isn’t dominated by the family. We assume that social life is corrupted by materialism, made superficial and individualistic by a surfeit of consumer goods, but this is misleading. If the street isn’t any of these things, then what is it? This brilliant and revealing portrayal of a street in modern London, written by one the most prominent anthropologists, shows how much is to be gained when we stop lamenting what we think we used to be and focus instead on what we are now becoming. It reveals the forms by which ordinary people make sense of their lives, and the ways in which objects become our companions in the daily struggle to make life meaningful.

With Every Step

A Son's Quest and a Father's Promise

Author: Andrew Cadigan

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1922231789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5721

The story of my son, who made an epic solo trek around Australia in honour of a mate who died too young, only to lose his own life weeks later. - Neil Cadigan In late 2010 Andrew 'Cad' Cadigan quit his job, sold his home and set out to walk around Australia. He was doing it in honour of a mate, Chris Simpson, who had recently succumbed to a rare pre-leukaemia condition. Over the next eighteen months Cad walked over 15,000 kilometres, pushing a three-wheeler pram that held all his provisions. Along the way he met hundreds of people from all walks of life, making new friendships and collecting donations for the Leukaemia Foundation. He battled extreme weather, injury, loneliness and even depression, but refused to surrender. Four days after triumphantly crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge to complete his trek, Cad left for a holiday in Thailand, where he planned to turn his journals into a book. Tragically, within a month he suffered horrific injuries in a motorcycle accident, dying twelve weeks later. Cad's father, Neil, vowed to his son that he would finish his book. With Every Step, which is by turns irreverent, entertaining, tragic and inspirational, represents the completion of Andrew Cadigan's mission. It is an emotional story that only a father could tell.



Author: Giovanna Fletcher


ISBN: 3732550508

Category: Fiction

Page: 415

View: 4482

Glanz und Glamour? Das ist so gar nichts für Sophie May. Da verbringt sie ihre Zeit lieber mit Lesen - oder sie backt die nächste raffinierte Cupcake-Kreation für das Teestübchen im beschaulichen Rosefont Hill. Bis eines Tages Billy Sinclair ins Teestübchen kommt: Er ist der Shooting Star am britischen Schauspielerhimmel und nebenbei ein echter Traummann. Für Billy und Sophie ist es Liebe auf den ersten Blick, das Happy End scheint unausweichlich. Doch weder Paparazzi noch Billys intrigante Ex lassen lange auf sich warten ...

Father Christmas Has the Flu

Author: Dulce Rodrigues

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 145207478X


Page: 80

View: 5631

Set in Father Christmas' house in Sweden, this charming play by Dulce Rodrigues takes place in that holiday season. Regrettably, Father Christmas has come down with the flu. How will he deliver the presents? His assistant Elf dreams of playing Father Christmas for one night but Mrs. Christmas and her husband don't think it's a good idea. Instead they place an ad for a substitute and a young man who had once replaced the Finnish Father Christmas shows up. Angry because the Christmases did not think he was responsible enough to deliver the presents, Elf plays a prank on the substitute... Yet Father Christmas has no idea that this has happened until his replacement arrives in desperation. After confronting him, Elf confesses what he has done... and he is badly suffering the consequences... The book also features the story of Saint Nicholas, this mythical white-bearded gift-giving figure who entered our imagination in the form of Father Christmas or Santa. The Christmas carol "We wish you a Merry Christmas" is sung at the end of the play; a recipe for Mother Christmas Chocolate Cake and a few easy drawings for Christmas decorations are also included. Included are also production notes for stage performance in a classroom. If there is a character with whom we never get bored, that character is no doubt Father Christmas. With its twist on characters from the holiday season and its foreign setting, "Father Christmas has the Flu" may appeal to a wide audience. Both adults and children may be entertained by this charming play.

A Christmas for Santa

Author: Taylor Anne

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1628300086

Category: Fiction

Page: 89

View: 4194

Christmas...a time of joy, until Jill McDowell's niece is kidnapped from a busy mall. Scared and feeling powerless, Jill welcomes Mall Santa Matt Webb's help and take-charge attitude. But can Jill trust this man's mesmerizing eyes and sexy grin? Tossing aside his own fears and insecurities, Matt jumps into action the second Chloe goes missing. He'll do anything to protect Jill from experiencing the agony he knows cuts straight to the heart. The anguish of losing a child. Matt wants only to bring Chloe home safely. But even if he does, can his tormented heart allow Jill and her five-year-old niece into his life? Will Jill and Chloe's love be enough to bring the joy of Christmas to Santa?

There Is Always Room for One More

Volga German Stories and Recipes

Author: Rebecca Nab Young

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456728911

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 9954

"From living on a farm and then a ranch in Wyoming I have a passion for good food and recipes. I also am immersed in the history and personal stories of the Volga Germans. All my grandparents came from Russia, but were of German descent. This places me in a small, but unique group of people within the United States. I would like to introduce you to these wonderful, hardworking people who still cling to their values, traditions, and religion. I decided to combine my Volga German upbringing with stories and recipes from my childhood and beyond."--Back cover.

One Wondrous Christmas

Author: Julie Cadalbert

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 1462407013

Category: Fiction

Page: 42

View: 8375

Christmas Eve is coming soon, but there is no joy in the Kriegen home. A year prior, Clara lost her husband, Joshua, to a sudden heart attack, leaving their son, eleven-year-old Donald, without a father. Now, Clara and Donald both feel lost, and Clara is dreading Christmas. When yet another tragedy strikes, she can’t help but question the goodness of God. How could God take her husband away? How could He take her son’s dog, just before Christmas? How could He leave them so alone? Just when things seem darkest, however, a bit of good luck lands on their front porch. A mother and daughter want to rent the old cottage in the Kriegen backyard, and Clara certainly needs the cash. There’s something different about Miriam Schenken and her daughter, Shirley. When Donald falls ill, they seem to be Clara’s saving grace. Christmas seems like it might be a disaster, and yet a miracle occurs that reignites Clara’s passion for her loving God. The holiday season is a time to rejoice and give thanks. It is a time for miracles … if only we believe.

Dear Canada: A Christmas to Remember

Tales of Comfort and Joy

Author: Perry Nodelman,Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch,Jean Little,Sarah Ellis,Carol Matas,Maxine Trottier,Julie Lawson,Karleen Bradford

Publisher: Scholastic Canada

ISBN: 1443119970

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2920

A wonderful seasonal anthology for Dear Canada readers, both old and new! A real treat for fans of this series, and all lovers of historical fiction! Eleven stories that each revisit a favourite character from books in the Dear Canada series are included in this special collection. These are completely original tales that stand alone as heartwarming Christmas stories, but also serve as a lovely "next chapter" to their original books. Each story is written by one of Canada's top award-winning writers for children, including Jean Little, Sarah Ellis, Maxine Trottier, Carol Matas and more. This collection is a lovely companion to A Season of Miracles, and will be treasured year after year at holiday time!

Christmas for 10

Author: Cathryn Falwell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618378364

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2155

Rhyming text presents a traditional Christmas celebration in which various objects and people are counted.

Texts for Preaching: Year A

Author: Walter Brueggemann,Charles B. Cousar

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664219277

Category: Religion

Page: 608

View: 855

Based on the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, this third in a series of three volumes provides resources for an entire year of sermons and offers practical help for preachers and others who use the Revised Common Lectionary. Beginning with Advent, this unique and comprehensive resource deals with lectionary texts for Year A. Each of the four texts--the Old Testament, Psalter, Gospel, and Epistle--for each Sunday and important festival day, including Christmas, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday, is treated. A brief introdution for the day indicates the general thrust of the texts and the relationships among them, emphasizing the interpretation of the texts themselves. Also included are suggestions concerning the implications of the texts for life today.


A Candid History

Author: Bruce David Forbes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520933729

Category: Religion

Page: 187

View: 5207

Written for everyone who loves and is simultaneously driven crazy by the holiday season, Christmas: A Candid History provides an enlightening, entertaining perspective on how the annual Yuletide celebration got to be what it is today. In a fascinating, concise tour through history, the book tells the story of Christmas—from its pre-Christian roots, through the birth of Jesus, to the holiday's spread across Europe into the Americas and beyond, and to its mind-boggling transformation through modern consumerism. Packed with intriguing stories, based on research into myriad sources, full of insights, the book explores the historical origins of traditions including Santa, the reindeer, gift giving, the Christmas tree, Christmas songs and movies, and more. The book also offers some provocative ideas for reclaiming the joy and meaning of this beloved, yet often frustrating, season amid the pressures of our fast-paced consumer culture. DID YOU KNOW For three centuries Christians did not celebrate Christmas? Puritans in England and New England made Christmas observances illegal? St. Nicholas is an elf in the famous poem "The Night Before Christmas"? President Franklin Roosevelt changed the dateof Thanksgiving in order to lengthen the Christmas shopping season? Coca-Cola helped fashion Santa Claus's look in an advertising campaign?