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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.

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?

Wedding Bells In Christmas

Author : Debbie Mason
ISBN : 9781455588015
Genre : Fiction
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To have and to hold from this day forward Wedding bells are ringing in the charming town of Christmas, but not for Vivian Westfield. She's just had her heart trampled under the cowboy boots of Chance McBride and lost her dream job at a big-city newspaper. But when she returns for a wedding, she stumbles on a story that could resurrect her career. First, though, she'll have to deal with the handsome man standing in her way . . . and a still-burning flame that's too hot to ignore. Chance recognizes trouble when he sees it. He just didn't expect to find it in the first-class cabin on the flight home for his father's wedding. Yet there she is, as gorgeous as ever. Vivi dared Chance to want things he knew he could never have. It's why he left her. But Christmas's meddling matchmakers have them firmly in their sights. So if they want to survive the next week, they'll have to play the part of an adoring couple-an irresistible charade that may give them a second chance at the real thing . . .

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.

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)

Christmas Bells

Author : Jewell Tweedt
ISBN : 9781943104338
Genre : Fiction
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Come hear the sounds of Christmas...Vivacious frontier widow Connie Rose Simonson manages two cafés while dreaming of the perfect Christmas for her son Andrew, but not everyone welcomes her success. A corrupt banker wants her properties and will manipulate anyone in his way. Dr. James Connor heals others while forsaking his own needs. The town's only doctor, an influenza outbreak, and the holiday season leave him exhausted and discouraged. It looks like another lonely holiday for the Connor and the Simonsons until Andrew is injured and the doctor becomes entranced by the attractive widow. But James has been hurt before and hesitates to get involved, after all, a physician must always maintain a proper relationship with his patients. It's up to angelic newcomer Diana to bring them together creating new beginnings, new memories, and to hear When Christmas Bells Are Ringing.

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?

Christmas At Holiday House

Author : RaeAnne Thayne
ISBN : 9781488056031
Genre : Fiction
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In the town of Silver Bells, there’s always a feeling of Christmas in the air… Let love—and RaeAnne Thayne—melt your heart this holiday season! This New Year will bring widowed nurse Abigail Powell a fresh start in a different city. Excited about the chance to create an unforgettable Christmas for her young son in picturesque Silver Bells, Colorado, Abby has been hired to take care of her dear friend’s recuperating grandmother. But sprightly senior Winnie insists she doesn’t need looking after. What she does need is help decorating her historic mansion, Holiday House, for a seasonal town fundraiser. Abby warms to the festive task, but she’ll have to contend with her own personal Grinch: Winnie’s prickly grandson, Ethan Lancaster. Ethan Lancaster is good at a lot of things. Relationships surely aren’t one of them. His ex-fiancée convinced Ethan he was incapable of love, and he believes her…up until the moment he impulsively kisses Abby. What is it about this vibrant woman and her sweet son that knocks his world off-kilter? He knows they’re leaving town after Christmas. He just didn’t expect they’d be taking a little of his heart with them. But as he and Abby work together on the magical Holiday House through the record cold weather, visions of a different future dance in his head…one filled with warmth, love and a new beginning for them both.

Christmas Cow Bells

Author : Mollie Cox Bryan
ISBN : 9781496721334
Genre : Fiction
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The first novel in Mollie Cox Bryan’s brand new mystery series, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, will keep you guessing until the cows come home . . . Christmas is a time for new beginnings, so after her big breakup, Brynn MacAlister takes the gouda with the bad. With her three Red Devon cows, she settles in bucolic Shenandoah Springs, eager for a new life as an organic micro-dairy farmer and cheese-maker. Then her dear cow Petunia’s bellows set the whole town on edge. But it isn’t until Brynn’s neighbor, Nancy, dies in a mysterious fire that her feelings about small town life begin to curdle . . . It seems some folks were not happy with Nancy’s plan to renovate the Old Glebe Church. But is a fear of change a motivation for murder? As a newcomer, Brynn can’t ignore the strange events happening just on the other side of her frosty pasture—and soon on her very own farm. Suddenly Christmas doesn’t feel so festive as everyone demands she muzzle sweet Petunia, and Brynn is wondering if someone wants to silence her—for good . . . Praise for Mollie Cox Bryan’s mysteries “A playful charmer!” —Woman’s World on No Charm Intended “Scrapbookers and hobby cozy fans will enjoy this delightful holiday escape.” —Library Journal on A Crafty Christmas “A font of ingenuity . . . superb entertainment.” —Mystery Scene magazine on Scrapbook of Secrets

Winter Kiss Ryley And Ash

Author : L.P. Dover
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*~*~* Want to know more about Ryley and Ashleigh after Ryley's Revenge? Here's your chance at a deliciously hot Christmas story that'll keep you toasty warm this winter. You might even get a glimpse of Ryley with a Santa hat on . . . and only that. *~*~* What do you want in your stocking this Christmas? How about your favorite Gloves Off fighter, Ryley Jameson? After moving away to their cabin, Ashleigh and Ryley have grown to love each other more and more every single day. Their lives will be forever changed as soon as their twins are born, but Ryley is determined to get what he wants this holiday season. He just hopes Ashleigh will give him this gift before it’s too late. Perhaps Christmas bells aren’t the only sounds you hear this season. Maybe there’ll be some wedding bells and the pitter patter of little feet. It’s a holiday wish you don’t want to miss.

Sleigh Rides And Silver Bells At The Christmas Fair

Author : Heidi Swain
ISBN : 9781471164866
Genre : Fiction
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The sparkling new Christmas novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Heidi Swain! When Anna takes on the role of companion to the owner of Wynthorpe Hall, on the outskirts of Wynbridge, she has no idea that her life is set to change beyond all recognition. A confirmed ‘bah humbug’ when it comes to Christmas, Anna is amazed to find herself quickly immersed in the eccentric household, and when youngest son Jamie unexpectedly arrives home it soon becomes obvious that her personal feelings are going all out to compromise her professional persona. Jamie, struggling to come to terms with life back in the Fens, makes a pact with Anna – she has to teach him to fall back in love with Wynthorpe Hall, while he helps her fall back in love with Christmas. But will it all prove too much for Anna, or can the family of Wynthorpe Hall warm her heart once and for all...? Join Anna for a festive journey festooned with sleigh rides and silver bells and help her discover her happy-ever-after. ~*~ What everyone is saying about Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair ~*~ 'Give yourself a Christmas treat and curl up with this magical book!' Sue Moorcroft, author of The Little Village Christmas 'More Christmassy than a week in Lapland - we loved it!' heat magazine 'A real Christmas cracker of a read!' Penny Parkes, author of Practice Makes Perfect 'Cosy, Christmassy and deeply satisfying! Another wonderful read!' Mandy Baggot, author of One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill

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 Mussel Shells Murder All The Way

Author : Katie Hagen
ISBN : 1710328878
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Tessa only wanted to help her assistant, Melissa, find a home for the holidays, A jail cell wasn't what she had in mind... Christmas in the little pacific northwest town of Coupeville, Washington is Tessa Brown's favorite holiday. But this year, with her parents out following their dreams as a touring gospel duo, her responsibilities managing busy coffee shop Violet, finding her assistant Melissa living in a car, and her own relationship in a tattered heap on the nearby Oak Harbor Pub floor, Tessa struggles to maintain her usual holiday cheeriness. When the body of a handsome stranger is found just down a muddy trail from her home, Tessa is about ready to scrap the holiday all together. Reluctantly leaning on her ex-boyfriend Ben and his many connections for support, and listening to her perceptive rescue pup, Kipsie, Tessa begins to sift through the evidence that seems to point directly to Melissa, at least in the eyes of Detective Cooke, an unnerving man who wants nothing more than to wrap up the case before Christmas Day. With a barrage of possible, however unlikely suspects, and a killer stalking the house, Tessa vows to not only follow the clues but her heart as well; no matter where it might lead her. Jingle Bells, Mussel Shells, Murder all the Way is a cozy mystery novel spinoff from the novella series: A Sweet Reunion Romance by Katie Hagen. This book is meant to be read as a stand-alone novel and possibly the first in a new series. You can also check out the novellas: Charlotte 10 Years Later and Cassie Before the Crash to see where Tessa first appeared!

Home For Christmas

Author : Debbie Macomber
ISBN : 1848453450
Genre : Love stories
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When Cal Patterson and his wife, Jane, face a threat to their marriage, Jane leaves Promise, the town that's become her home as much as his. Faced with a Christmas alone, Cal can only hope for the best gift of all - for Jane to return home before the Christmas bells begin to chime.

Michael Hague S Treasury Of Christmas Carols

Author : Michael Hague
ISBN : 1402778120
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Collects four Christmas carols filled with animals celebrating Noel, from a dandified bunny dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh to bears, rabbits, and chipmunks awaiting their hot bowls of figgy pudding.

The Birds Christmas Carol

Author : Kate Douglas Wiggin
ISBN : 9783849647537
Genre : Fiction
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"Christmas Classics" is proud to present you a carefully selected range of fiction and prose for the most beautiful time of the year. You can spot them easily by the red book cover and the golden bells in the middle. A beautiful story full of myth and pathos.

Sleigh Bells Mistletoe A Short Story

Author : Lena Goldfinch
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What's a wife to do when her Christmas plans fall apart? Join Becky and Isaac from The Unexpected Bride in a romantic short story complete with sleigh bells, mistletoe, and sweet holiday surprises. It's Christmas Eve, and smoke isn't just rising from the chimney—it's pouring from the stove due to yet another batch of burnt biscuits. Becky wants everything to be perfect for her family, but a ruined meal spells disaster for all her high hopes. Will the night end in despair...or with a happy Christmas dream? Reconnect with your favorite characters from Book 1 of "The Brides" series in Sleigh B ells &Mistletoe. *Includes an excerpt from The Bartered Bride, Jem's Story. The Brides Series #2, A Short Story Sweet Historical Western Romance / Inspirational Romance THE BRIDES SERIES The Unexpected Bride Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe The Bartered Bride Only the Heart Knows

The Gift

Author : Julie Hodgson
ISBN : 9789188045430
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Christmas Books

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 1853262684
Genre : Fiction
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Each of these short stories was written specifically for Christmas. They combine concern for social ills with the myths and memories of childhood and traditional Christmas spirit-lore. The stories include "A Christmas Carol", "The Chimes", "The Battle of Life" and "The Cricket on the Hearth". AUTHOR Charles John Huffam Dickens FRSA (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870), pen-name "Boz", was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era and one of the most popular of all time. He created some of literature's most memorable characters. His novels and short stories have never gone out of print. A concern with what he saw as the pressing need for social reform is a theme that runs throughout his work. Much of his work first appeared in periodicals and magazines in serialised form, a favoured way of publishing fiction at the time. Dickens, unlike others who would complete entire novels before serial publication commenced, often wrote his in parts, in the order in which they were meant to appear. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by one cliffhanger after another to keep the public eager for the next installment.

Welcome To Last Chance A Place To Call Home Book 1

Author : Cathleen Armstrong
ISBN : 9781441242570
Genre : Fiction
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The red warning light on her car dashboard drove Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico. But as she encounters the people who make Last Chance their home, it's her heart that is flashing bright red warning lights. These people are entirely too nice, too accommodating, and too interested in her personal life for Lainie's comfort--especially since she's on the run and hoping to slip away unnoticed. Yet in spite of herself, Lainie finds that she is increasingly drawn in to the dramas of small town life. An old church lady who always has room for a stranger. A handsome bartender with a secret life. A single mom running her diner and worrying over her teenage son. Could Lainie actually make a life in this little hick town? Or will the past catch up to her even here in the middle of nowhere? Cathleen Armstrong pens a debut novel filled with complex, lovable characters making their way through life and relationships the best they can. Her evocative descriptions, observational humor, and talent at rendering romantic scenes will earn her many fans.

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