Not Just for Christmas

Author: Roddy Doyle

Publisher: Gemma

ISBN: 1934848026

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

View: 1653

Reading level: 3 [orange].
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Not Just for Christmas

Buffalo Valley / Love by Degree

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Mira

ISBN: 9781848454118

Category:

Page: 384

View: 6822

Christmas is the time for family...and love! One snowy day Vaughn Kyle meets Carrie Hendrickson and his life goes into turmoil. Vaughn is looking to settle down with his fiancée, but as he grows closer to Carrie he starts to question his feelings for the woman he thought he loved. With Christmas around the corner Vaughn needs to figure out what matters to him most - not just at Christmas, but every day of the year... Ellen Cunningham's new life is all about studying. She finally managed to get to college and she isn't going to let anything stand in her way - that is until Reed Morgan turns up. Suddenly Ellen is finding herself very distracted and as the snow begins to fall could Ellen have found her very own perfect Christmas present? Make Time for friends. Make time for Debbie Macomber.
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Not Just for Christmas

Author: Roddy Doyle

Publisher: Gemma

ISBN: 1934848026

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

View: 6675

Reading level: 3 [orange].
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Home in Time for Christmas

Author: Heather Graham

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1426874332

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8355

Melody Tarleton is driving home for Christmas when a man—clad in Revolutionary Warera costume—appears out of nowhere, right in the path of her car. Shaken, she takes the injured stranger in, listening with concern to Jake Mallory's fantastic claim that he's a Patriot soldier executed by British authorities. Bringing Jake to her parents' house, Melody concocts a story to explain the handsome holiday guest with the courtly manners and strange clothes. Mark, her close friend who wishes he were more, is skeptical, but her family is fascinated. So is Melody. Jake is passionate, charming and utterly unlike anyone she's ever met. Can he really be who he claims? And can a man from the distant past be the future she truly longs for?
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Not Just For Christmas

A Very Seasonal Affair

Author: Faith Mortimer

Publisher: Topsails Charter

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 3548

Not Just for Christmas - A Very Seasonal Affair by Faith Mortimer A Perfect Christmas novel of women's fiction from international bestseller Faith Mortimer. Chloe Prendergast, shares an exciting secret with Benedict Endsleigh, her charming fiancé. But Ben isn’t as thrilled as he might be, especially when ex-wife Annabelle drops her bombshell. Within days, Chloe’s life is turned upside down and she runs to her brother Cameron for help. Staying in the stunning Cotswold Hills of England, things are going well until Chloe runs into brusque, rude hotel and landowner, Scott Tilney. When Chloe falls ill, it is the handsome Lord Tilney who comes to her aid. Against her better judgement she finds she is attracted to this puzzling man who seems wedded to the past, as she is to hers. As everyone prepares for the Christmas holiday extravaganza, Chloe dreams of becoming a Christmas bride. But which path will true love take? She knows that love is - Not Just for Christmas. A beautiful Christmas novel about the magic of Christmas memories, the strength of family and falling in love when you least expect it. After all, Christmas holidays are the season for love and second chances.
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Just Right for Christmas

Author: Birdie Black

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763661740

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

View: 7973

Purchasing an abundant bolt of soft, red cloth to make a Christmas outfit for his daughter, the monarch of a snowy kingdom is unaware that the leftover pieces of the cloth will be recycled to make presents for numerous subjects including a tiny mouse, who uses a miniscule scrap as a scarf.
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Not Just for Christmas

The Complete Guide to Raising Turkeys

Author: Janice Houghton-Wallace

Publisher: Good Life Press

ISBN: 9781904871187

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 6199

Heritage Turkeys are ideal for small-scale farming as they show a higher level of immunity to disease and stress over their commercial counterparts. This beautifully presented and highly acclaimed book puts the turkey back where it belongs and covers its illustrious history, the breeds, housing, equipment, breeding, feeding, development, ailments, legislation, sales, processing, dispatching for the table as well as keeping turkeys as pets. Many of the 200 photographs have been especially commissioned for the book and it more than demonstrates that the turkey, so often regarded as the Cinderella of the farm world, can play a significant role in increasing profits for the small-scale farm enterprise.
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Just For Christmas

Author: Scarlett Bailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781529103298

Category:

Page: 432

View: 4429

Can a Christmas escape mend a broken heart? When Alex Munro learns that her best friend and the love of her life is getting married to another woman, all she wants to do is get as far away from her hometown as possible. So - in order to be alone - she moves to a cosy Cornish cottage, which seems to come complete with the world's scruffiest dog. She also finds that the whole village is determined to get her into the festive spirit and involved in the holiday festivities. But when she meets handsome neighbour Ruan, Alex realises she doesn't want to spend Christmas by herself after all. Although after being left heartbroken by his ex-fiancé, Ruan has no intention of letting anyone get close to him again... A fun, festive romantic comedy to curl up with this winter. If you love Katie Fforde and Veronica Henry you'll love this heartwarming Christmas read.
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A Christmas Home

A Novel

Author: Greg Kincaid

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307951987

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6518

Todd McCray, hero of A Dog Named Christmas, is now twenty-four years old and working at a local animal shelter, where he meets and quickly becomes best friends with Laura, a young volunteer. Laura, like Todd, has disabilities of her own, but her struggles are more physical than developmental. Their friendship is sealed when Todd—with the help of his trusted companion, the tenacious Labrador retriever named Christmas—trains a beautiful dog named Gracie to help Laura with the day-to-day life tasks that are difficult for her. Life seems good for Todd, but all is not well in his hometown. Struggling families unable to make ends meet are abandoning more and more dogs, and the shelter is swelling to capacity. The local government is struggling to meet its obligations too, and in early December, on the cusp of another holiday season, Todd’s boss delivers the bad news. Due to funding problems, the shelter will close its doors before the end of the year. But what will happen to all the animals? As the Christmas holiday approaches, Todd has limited time to find homes for all the dogs. Not to mention that he needs to secure a new job and figure out what to do when his friendship with Laura takes an unexpected romantic turn. All this seems overwhelming unless you’ve got a loving family, dedicated friends, and a couple of very special dogs behind you. In which case, nothing is impossible.
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Your Child's Growing Mind

Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence

Author: Jane Healy

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307788946

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

View: 6579

The completely updated and expanded version of the 1987 classic hailed by parents and educators everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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You Better Not Cry

Stories for Christmas

Author: Augusten Burroughs

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429943758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8747

You've eaten too much candy at Christmas...but have you ever eaten the face off a six-footstuffed Santa? You've seen gingerbread houses...but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement? You've woken up with a hangover...but have you ever woken up next to Kris Kringle himself? Augusten Burroughs has, and in this caustically funny, nostalgic, poignant, and moving collection he recounts Christmases past and present—as only he could. With gimleteyed wit and illuminated prose, Augusten shows how the holidays bring out the worst in us and sometimes, just sometimes, the very, very best.
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Driving Home for Christmas

Author: Emma Hannigan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472209273

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2805

You're in for a festive treat with Driving Home for Christmas by Emma Hannigan, the perfect winter warmer for fans of Maeve Binchy, Cathy Kelly and Patricia Scanlan. 'A wonderful storyteller' Cathy Kelly Christmas at Huntersbrook House has always been a family tradition - log fires, long walks through the snowy fields and evenings spent in the local pub. And this year the three grown-up Craig children are looking forward to the holidays more than ever. Pippa to escape her partying lifestyle and mounting debts in Dublin; Joey the demands of his gorgeous girlfriend who seems intent on coming between him and his family; and Lainey to forget about her controlling ex and his recent engagement to another woman. But with the family livery yard in financial trouble, this Christmas could be the Craig family's last at Huntersbrook as they face the prospect of selling the ancestral house. As the holiday season gets underway, the family need to come up with a way to save their home, and face the problems they've been running away from in Dublin. And what better place to figure things out than around the fire at Huntersbrook House?
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The Battle for Christmas

Author: Stephen Nissenbaum

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307760227

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 2968

Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had their reasons, since Christmas was once an occasion for drunkenness and riot, when poor "wassailers extorted food and drink from the well-to-do. In this intriguing and innovative work of social history, Stephen Nissenbaum rediscovers Christmas's carnival origins and shows how it was transformed, during the nineteenth century, into a festival of domesticity and consumerism. Drawing on a wealth of period documents and illustrations, Nissenbaum charts the invention of our current Yuletide traditions, from St. Nicholas to the Christmas tree and, perhaps most radically, the practice of giving gifts to children. Bursting with detail, filled with subversive readings of such seasonal classics as "A Visit from St. Nicholas and A Christmas Carol, The Battle for Christmas captures the glorious strangeness of the past even as it helps us better understand our present. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Sylvan Winter

Author: Francis George Heath

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377458441

Category:

Page: 470

View: 1738

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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A Christmas to Remember

Author: Katie Flynn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448134927

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 410

A few days before Christmas Tess Williams rushes into Albert Payne’s tobacconist shop, with two boys in hot pursuit, saying she’s a thief. Albert chases the boys away, and though Tess does not realise it, this incident changes her life. Tess lives with her grandmother, Edie, in a small flat on Heyworth Street in Norwich.She has recently returned from Bell Farm, where she was evacuated during the war, and is being bullied by her schoolmates, but when the handsome Snowy White comes to her rescue she thinks her troubles are over, and returns for a working holiday to Bell Farm and her old friend Jonty. This leaves Edie to her own devices, however, and Tess is jealous of the friendship which blossoms between her grandmother and the tobacconist.Yet though Tess resents Albert, it is to him she turns when things start to go wrong...
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Bring Me Home for Christmas

Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 148803933X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8217

Come back to celebrate the holidays in Virgin River, the beloved town from the series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr. This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas wish list—getting over Denny Cutler. Three years ago Denny broke her heart before heading off to war. It’s time she got over her silly college relationship and moved on. So she takes matters into her own hands and heads up to Virgin River, the rugged little mountain town that Denny calls home, as an uninvited guest on her brother’s men-only hunting weekend. But when an accident turns her impromptu visit into an extended stay, Becca finds herself stranded in Virgin River. With Denny. In very close quarters. As the power of Christmas envelops the little town, Becca discovers that the boy she once loved has become a strong and confident man. And the most delicious Christmas present she can imagine. Originally published in 2011
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An Ex for Christmas

A Love Unexpectedly Novel

Author: Lauren Layne

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 1524796530

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1184

She’s making a list—and checking it twice. But is there a nice guy among all her naughty exes? The New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines returns with a charming friends-to-lovers rom-com. “Lauren Layne writes characters I want to tackle and keep as my best friends, woven into smart, sexy, utterly romantic tales of love.”—Violet Duke When a psychic tells spunky, superstitious Kelly Byrne that she’s already met her true love, she becomes obsessed with the idea of tracking him down before Christmas. Kelly immediately writes up an “Ex List” and starts contacting old boyfriends to figure out which one is the one. When her college sweetheart rolls into town, Kelly convinces herself that they’re meant to be. The trouble is, sparks are flying with someone she’s never given a chance: her best friend, Mark. Mark Blakely has watched the guys on Kelly’s list break her heart, and he’s not looking forward to watching them do it all over again. Mark’s always been there for her, but the timing’s never worked out for their relationship to be something more. Now, just as Mark is ready to move on, the sexual tension between them is suddenly off the charts. With Christmas morning around the corner, he just hopes Kelly will wake up and realize that everything she wants has been right in front of her all along. Praise for An Ex for Christmas “Charming, witty, and sexy—An Ex for Christmas was so easy to devour! It had everything you want in a holiday read including a hunky best friend and quite a few tumultuous mistletoe scenes. Honestly, who knew mistletoe could be so hot?!”—R. S. Grey, USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford Novel series can be read in any order: IRRESISTIBLY YOURS I WISH YOU WERE MINE SOMEONE LIKE YOU I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE I THINK I LOVE YOU Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads: The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE The Redemption series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY | BROKEN | CRUSHED The I Do, I Don’t series: READY TO RUN | RUNAWAY GROOM This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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