A wallflower determined to fulfill a dying promise, the rogue she jilted years ago, and an orphaned baby are all brought together amidst the magic of Christmas in this new novella from Manda Collins. Miss Merry Parks makes a deathbed promise to a schoolfriend that her infant daughter will be taken to her absent father. There’s only one problem—to find the baby’s father, she’ll have to consult his cousin, Viscount Wrotham, the man she jilted five years ago. The man she couldn’t forget. Alex Ponsonby, Viscount Wrotham, is stunned to find Merry Parks—looking more lovely than ever--on his doorstep with an infant in her arms. His shock soon turns to dismay when he learns his own cousin William is the man who abandoned his wife and child. As head of the family he’s duty bound to see right is done. But he can't let this opportunity pass. He’ll take Merry and the baby to his cousin, but he’ll woo her back in the process. Merry agrees to travel with Alex and the baby to Wrotham Castle, where the entire Ponsonby family has gathered for Christmas, but her plans to see the baby settled then leave are ruined by a snowstorm. After five years apart, Alex and Merry will spend the week getting reacquainted. Perhaps it’s the spirit of the holiday, or the magic of the season, but there could be something else in the air this Yuletide...A Christmas Reunion.
As a girl, Molly Anderson had a crush on her older sister's boyfriend, Dylan Black, and, now grown, recovering from an engagement broken just before Christmas, and hiding a secret, she seeks him out and they begin a new relationship.
Hear Them Ring
Author: Erynn Mangum
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Light the fire, grab a cup of hot chocolate and snuggle down for this collection of Christmas novellas!In The Christmas Watch, Lindsey works as a florist and waits for her special someone under the tree. Is Marcus the one? And if he is, why is her childhood best friend acting so weird? In Merry and Bright, Kelly can't wait to bring her new fianc� home for Christmas, but when he breaks up with her the night before they are supposed to leave, she is devastated. Her co-worker offers to carpool with her home, but when a huge snowstorm hits, Kelly realizes God might have different plans than she thought. In My Revised Christmas List, nurse student Chloe is too busy to sleep, much less look for love. In the middle of finals, working at a diner and trying to earn enough money to keep her apartment, could it be that love was just around the corner this whole time? And in O Christmas Bree, Bree has worked at her family's Christmas tree farm for her entire life and yet feels like she still doesn't know her place in the world. When her dad gets sick right as the selling season starts, it's up to Bree to keep things going. Does God have a plan even in the midst of the insanity?
The Christmas Ring
Author: Douglas Kennedy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
My ex-husband had his extravagant moments. So begins a delightful short story by Douglas Kennedy, the #1 international bestselling author of The Moment, just in time for Christmas, and only available as an eBook. Erica, a Manhattan corporate lawyer, seemingly has it all—a gorgeous Tribeca loft, a hefty paycheck, a svelte physique, and an engagement ring worth a healthy six-figure sum. The problem is that the ring was given to her by her now ex-husband, who wants it back and is willing to pay her handsomely for it. In this state of material wealth, Erica has found herself utterly alone, her life empty, her only companions the piles of work sitting on her midtown office desk. It's Christmas Eve, and as she finally decides to call it a day, she walks through the building's lobby, begins a conversation with the doorman, and in one extravagant moment of her own, discovers the truth about the gift of giving.
The new Christmas bestseller from Katie Flynn; the UK's bestselling saga author Liverpool 1938 It’s Christmas in the Courts, and single mother Rosheen Clarke and her mischievous twin daughters April and May have no idea of the cataclysmic events which will soon overtake them. When war is declared, April and May are evacuated to the countryside and Rosheen joins the WAAF where she befriends fellow Liverpudlian Cassie Valentine. While Rosheen worries about what trouble the twins will cause next, Cassie is fighting her love for her childhood friend Andy. Because ever since he joined the RAF, he has become arrogant and remote. Will he change back to the old Andy when it’s all over? Or will their love be another casualty of war? Cassie and Rosheen support each other as best they can, but it will be many years before the Christmas bells ring out again.
Ring Bells of Joy
Author: Latonya Gaston L.S.G
My goal is to implement teacher plan for all ages. This book is about five days before Christmas in Colorado Springs. Everyone was shopping for Christmas except poor old Mrs. Mary, who had six children but with no husband and no job. Mary had given them odd names that reminded her of Christmas because they were all born in December. Marys only concern was about her children and their gifts.
Too Many Tamales
Author: Gary Soto
Christmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria. Snow had fallen and the streets glittered. Maria's favorite cousins were coming over and she got to help make the tamales for Christmas dinner. It was almost too good to be true when her mother left the kitchen for a moment and Maria got to try on her beautiful diamond ring . . . This is the story of a treasure thought to be lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate adn funny attempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and the warm way a family pulls together to make it a perfect Christmas after all.
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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Sleigh Bells Ring
Author: Linda Nelson Stocks
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Linda Nelson Stocks is one of the world's most renowned and beloved folk art painters, famous for scenes of family and community life, bucolic traditions, and quaint villages. Her rich, beautiful illustrations grace the pages of Sleigh Bells Ring, a wistful look at the magic of Christmas. Christmas and winter scenes are the trademark of folk artist Linda Nelson Stocks. Her colorful paintings capture the nostalgic warmth and beauty of special holiday moments such as caroling in the village, celebrating with friends and family, playing in the snow, and riding in horse-drawn sleighs. Children fashion snowmen and dream of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Gorgeous, snow-covered villages come alive in richly detailed tableaus. These charming scenes are interwoven with classic and heartfelt holiday sayings to capture the true meaning of Christmas: Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." --Norman Vincent Peale The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." --Burton Hills Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime." --Laura Ingalls Wilder This charming keepsake is sure to become a perennial favorite with art lovers and Christmas lovers alike.
Slay Bells Ring
Author: Karen Rose Smith
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially now that Caprice De Luca has wrapped up her holiday-themed staging gig at a stunning historic home in downtown Kismit, Pennsylvania. Behind all the red ribbon and glowing string lights, homeowners Chris and Sara Merriweather have it all. But Chris, a Vietnam vet who plays Santa every year at the community park, has been displaying strange behavior after a recent trip to Washington, D.C. The joy of the season vanishes entirely when Chris is found murdered on Santa Lane, leaving behind his loyal malamute and lots of unfinished business. As Caprice uncovers hidden secrets in Santa’s workshop, the pressure is on to catch the candy cane-wielding culprit—before she’s next on a killer’s deadly wish list . . .
Gold Rush Christmas
Author: Colleen Coble, Rebecca Germany, Cathy Marie Hake, Joyce Livingston
Publisher: Barbour Pub Incorporated
When the "Gold Fever" epidemic sweeps the nation in 1849, people drop everything to chase the dream of striking it rich. Follow one family's itch for adventure from California to the Rockies to the Yukon - and discover a Christmas gift more valuable than gold. When Jeb Monroe succumbs to the fever, it's "California or bust." Will the rich banker's daughter, Aggie Wells, accept the spiritual riches Jeb has to offer before he must leave, penniless? The first time Jarrod McLeod dips his pan in the river, he strikes gold- in the form of a wedding band! Though he finds the woman to whom it belongs, she refuses to take the ring back. Will Angel Taylor also refuse Jarrod's proffered Christmas gift? Promised in marriage to a stranger, Charlotte Vance is headed to the Klondike - and struggling to control her feelings for Gabe Monroe, the brother of her betrothed. What will become of Charlotte when both men refuse to marry her? Traveling to Alaska to claim an inheritance from her father's business partner, Alexandra Peters receives a less-than-cordial welcome from Philip Monroe. What will it take for Alexandra to thaw the ice encasing Philip's heart. Four Christmases in gold country prove life's most priceless gifts come not in the form of polished gold - but from the vast riches of a loving heart.
The Golden Ring
Author: John Snyder
Publisher: Mountain Breeze
During the Christmas season of 1918, nine-year-old Anna and her father come to a deeper understanding of the goodness of giving as each follows the guidance of their dreams of Jesus.
Sleigh Bells Ring
Author: Sandra Bricker, Barbara J. Scott, Lenora Worth
The four Tucker girls return to the Kentucky horse farm where they grew up after their estranged father leaves it to them in his will. The four novellas are linked closely together, building on the one before, telling each sister's part of the story. Each sister has her own ideas of how to make a merry Christmas at the old farm.