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Christmas Bells

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9780698407091
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini celebrates Christmas, past and present, with a wondrous novel inspired by the classic poem “Christmas Bells,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I heard the bells on Christmas Day/ Their old familiar carols play/ And wild and sweet/ The words repeat/Of peace on earth, good-will to men! In 1860, the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow family celebrated Christmas at Craigie House, their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The publication of Longfellow’s classic Revolutionary War poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” was less than a month hence, and the country’s grave political unrest weighed heavily on his mind. Yet with his beloved wife, Fanny, and their five adored children at his side, the delights of the season prevailed. In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings. Sophia’s music program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children’s choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. Christmas Bells chronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment of Longfellow’s family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow’s patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. “Christmas Bells,” the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn. Jennifer Chiaverini’s resonant and heartfelt novel for the season reminds us why we must continue to hear glad tidings, even as we are tested by strife. Reading Christmas Bells evokes the resplendent joy of a chorus of voices raised in reverent song.

Christmas Bells

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 1490694102
Genre : FICTION
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"In 1860, the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow family celebrated Christmas at Craigie House, their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The publication of Longfellow's classic Revolutionary War poem, "Paul Revere's Ride," was less than a month hence, and the country's grave political unrest weighed heavily on his mind. Yet with his beloved wife, Fanny, and their five adored children at his side, the delights of the season prevailed. In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings. Sophia's music program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children's choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. Christmas Bells chronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment of Longfellow's family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow's patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. "Christmas Bells," the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn. Jennifer Chiaverini's resonant and heartfelt novel for the season reminds us why we must continue to hear glad tidings, even as we are tested by strife. Reading Christmas Bells evokes the resplendent joy of a chorus of voices raised in reverent song." -- Publisher's website.

The Forever Christmas Tree

Author : Sandra Hill
ISBN : 9780062854087
Genre : Fiction
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The Christmas bells are chiming across the Outer Banks town of Bell Cove, North Carolina, but there’s one local ‘grinch’ who’s not listening . . . He’s got bad-boy looks and a Bah Humbug attitude, so when the local paper asks the villagers to vote on the “Biggest Local Grinch” as a fund-raising project, Ethan Rutledge isn’t surprised to hear he’s made the ballot. He might own the local Christmas Tree Farm, but the holiday hasn’t been welcome in his home since Wendy Patterson left him heart-broken twelve years ago. But now Wendy’s back, fresh from a tour of duty as a female Navy SEAL. She’s bold, beautiful, and has five Navy buddies trailing after her—as if she needs a bodyguard! And what’s all this about them wanting to start a treasure hunting company right here in Bell Cove’s failing bell factory? Then Wendy learns about how Ethan’s been nurturing the one thing he has to remember her by: a gorgeous Norway Spruce tree. Can the magic of Christmas and the spirit of the town help rekindle the romance between two people who thought they’d left love behind years ago?

The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime The Perfect Feel Good Christmas Romance A Luna Bay Novel

Author : Lynsey James
ISBN : 9780008189969
Genre : Fiction
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‘Lynsey James has written a lovely feelgood Christmas romance... As warming as a hot chocolate with extra cream and marshmallows. Loved it.’ – My Chestnut Reading Tree This Christmas pantomime is about to be the talk of the town!

When Christmas Bells Ring

Author : Rochelle French
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One Christmas-obsessed former girlfriend + one self-proscribed Scrooge + five highly active kids all snowed in together = either an unmitigated disaster or the magical holiday of a lifetime. Malcolm Gallagher isn’t one for the holidays, but his former high school girlfriend Lainey Balciero loves everything to do with Christmas. This year, Malcolm had planned to spend the holidays alone, except that Lainey and all her siblings seem to have taken over his house while he was out. Bah, humbug. This will be the first Christmas Lainey and her five young siblings will experience as orphans. But as guardian of her new brood, Lainey will do anything to give her siblings a very merry Christmas, and that means convincing Malcolm to stop being such a gosh-darned grump! Sometimes a little holiday magic is all that’s needed to set what was wrong right again. (previously titled HER ONE HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS and published as part of the Hope Falls Kindle World)

Malaysia S First Light Novel

Author : Captain Wiki
ISBN : 9781543747836
Genre : Fiction
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UFO-table One day, the Queen was insomnia. She decided to let her family members each tell a story to pass the time. That night they tell a lot of stories, and finally they arranged and publish these stories, and became this book you are reading now. These stories are modern fantasy. They are comprehensive, from unexciting daily life to the distant mysterious ancient legend, a hero with a variety of dignity in fighting form an epic saga. In these legends you can fly yourself. Life should not only have work left, you should keep some imaginations for yourself. If your life is too dull, you may wish to open this book and feel the fantasy and magic. Maybe you will become an outstanding writer in the future. In addition, I want to announce to you that this book is the first light novel in the history of Malaysia. It can be said that reading this book is a historical thing. Like all otaku, I hope that I can contribute to the culture. I hope that this book can be sent to Japan and animated by Kyoto Animation or UFO-table, so that the Japanese can see the world of Malaysians. If this goal is achieved, you will witness history.

The Virgins A Novel

Author : Pamela Erens
ISBN : 9781935639633
Genre : Fiction
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The Virgins is the story of Aviva Rossner and Seung Jung's erotic awakening at Auburn Academy re-imagined in richly detailed episodes by their classmate Bruce, a once-embittered voyeur, now repentant narrator, whose envy spurs the novel's tragic end. * A New York Times Editor's Choice selection * A Chicago Tribune Editor's Choice selection * A Best Book of 2013, The New Yorker * A Best Book of 2013, The New Republic * A Critics' Choice selection for 2013, Salon * A Best Indie Title of 2013, Library Journal * One of Redbook's "Top Ten Beach Reads of 2013" * One of O Magazine's "Ten Titles to Pick Up Now," August 2013 * Featured in The Millions's "Most-Anticipated" List 2013 * A "This Week's Hot Reads" selection, The Daily Beast * A Vanity Fair Hot Type selection * The Virgins was a finalist for the John Gardner Award * Publishers Weekly named The Virgins one of the best boarding school books of all time It’s 1979, and Aviva Rossner and Seung Jung are notorious at Auburn Academy. They’re an unlikely pair at an elite East Coast boarding school (she’s Jewish; he’s Korean American) and hardly shy when it comes to their sexuality. Aviva is a formerly bookish girl looking for liberation from an unhappy childhood; Seung is an enthusiastic dabbler in drugs and a covert rebel against his demanding immigrant parents. In the minds of their titillated classmates—particularly that of Bruce Bennett-Jones—the couple lives in a realm of pure, indulgent pleasure. But, as is often the case, their fabled relationship is more complicated than it seems: despite their lust and urgency, their virginity remains intact, and as they struggle to understand each other, the relationship spirals into disaster. The Virgins is the story of Aviva and Seung’s descent into confusion and shame, as re-imagined in richly detailed episodes by their classmate Bruce, a once-embittered voyeur turned repentant narrator. With unflinching honesty and breathtaking prose, Pamela Erens brings a fresh voice to the tradition of the great boarding school novel.

Jingle Bells And Krampus Spells A Scarlett Cantrell Christmas Novella

Author : Penny Burwell Ewing
ISBN : 9781509223558
Genre : Fiction
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Heaven's first rule to becoming a guardian angel: Earn your wings. Seriously. Harder than I anticipated. Being the Southern ghost that I am, I've followed all the rules strictly by the book. Well, almost. Some things don't count. Like kissing the lead sword-fighting instructor behind headquarters for the Council of Noble Purposes. And now, because someone snitched, I'm being dispatched on a solo mission to close a demonic portal opened by a bunch of trouble-making teenagers fooling around with a spirit board. An innocent Christmas party trick gone bad. Sure, it sounds harmless, but Saint Peter isn't laughing. Santa's unlikely sidekick, Krampus is loose and stirring up big trouble in Whiskey Creek, Georgia. With the countdown to Christmas ticking away, my only authorized equipment is one winged horse and a slick new pair of white leather chaps and bullwhip. Yay! Tis the season to be jolly. Now, where's my sleigh?

The Jingle Bells Jam

Author : Patricia Reilly Giff
ISBN : 0440405343
Genre : Bands (Music)
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Chrissie Tripp cannot manage to play "Jingle Bells" on her fife, so she tries to hide it well enough to play in the Christmas concert at the Sunrise Mall with the Lincoln Lions Band. Original.

Silver Bells Santa S Secret Helpers Book 3

Author : Leeanna Morgan
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Genre : Family & Relationships
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This Christmas, something magical is happening in Sapphire Bay. Bailey Jones is a family therapist, not an event planner. But when her friends ask her to organize the first Christmas carol competition Sapphire Bay has ever seen, she can’t say no. Especially when the money raised will pay for more houses in the tiny home village. When she meets nine-year-old Mila Butler at the local homeless shelter, her heart melts. When she hears her sing, she’s in awe. Music could change Mila’s life, but her father wants to keep her out of the spotlight. Steven Butler spent eight years fighting a war no one could win. His time in Afghanistan cost him his wife, his sanity, and everything he owned. With his spirit broken, the only thing keeping him sane is his daughter. And nothing, including a woman with the kindest heart he's ever seen, will take Mila away from him. When tragedy strikes, Steven and Bailey have to decide what's more important - being afraid of the past or building a future they never saw coming. SILVER BELLS is the third novel in the Santa’s Secret Helpers series and can easily be read as a standalone. Each of Leeanna's series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. If you would like to know when Leeanna's next book is released, please visit leeannamorgan.com. Happy reading! Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books: “I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!” “I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book.” Other Contemporary Romances by Leeanna Morgan: The Montana Brides Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent) Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan) Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam) Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake) Book 5: Forever Santa: a Montana Brides Christmas novella Book 6: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex) Book 7: Forever Together (Kate and Dan) Book 8: Forever and a Day (Sarah and Jordan) The Bridesmaids Club Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan) Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan) Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd) Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob) Emerald Lake Billionaires Book 1: Sealed with a Kiss (Rachel and John) Book 2: Playing for Keeps (Sophie and Ryan) Book 3: Crazy Love (Holly and Daniel) Book 4: One And Only (Elizabeth and Blake) The Protectors: Book 1: Safe Haven (Hayley and Tank) Book 2: Just Breathe: (Kelly and Tanner) Book 3: Always (Mallory and Grant) Book 4: The Promise (Ashley and Matthew) Book 5: Coming Home (Mia and Stan) Book 6: The Gift (Hannah and Brett) Book 7: The Wish (Claire and Jason) Sapphire Bay: Book 1: Falling For You (Natalie and Gabe) Book 2: Once In A Lifetime (Sam and Caleb) Book 3: A Christmas Wish (Megan and William) Book 4: Before Today (Brooke and Levi) Book 5: The Sweetest Thing (Cassie and Noah) Book 6: Sweet Surrender (Willow and Zac) Santa's Secret Helpers: Book 1: Christmas On Main Street (Emma and Jack) Book 2: Mistletoe Madness (Kylie and Ben) Book 3: Silver Bells (Bailey and Steven) Book 4: The Santa Express (Shelley and John)

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