We'll Always Have Christmas

A gorgeously uplifting and heart-warming festive romance

Author: Jenny Hale

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812630

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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All I Want for Christmas

A feel good Christmas romance to warm your heart

Author: Jenny Hale

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786810786

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6718

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A Christmas to Remember

Author: Jenny Hale

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1909490660

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 8979

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Coming Home for Christmas

A heartwarming feel good Christmas romance

Author: Jenny Hale

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1909490105

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9154

Coming Home for Christmas is a beautifully observed story about the importance of family, the magic of Christmas, and falling in love one snowflake at a time. Fans of Trisha Ashley, Susan Wiggs, Carole Matthews and Susan Mallery – and anyone who loves the sound of carols and the twinkling of lights on the Christmas tree – will adore Jenny Hale's feel-good novel. Christmas is a time for family... isn't it? Allie Richfield loves Christmas, so when she lands a job as House Manager for the amazing Ashford Estate—which includes organizing the Marley family festivities—she is in her element. With a budget bigger than her life savings and a team of staff, how hard can it be? As one-by-one she meets the Marleys, she’s about to find out... Allie’s new boss, Robert, might be gorgeous, but he’s also colder than the snow outside and refuses to come home for Christmas. Robert’s playboy brother, Kip, flirts with her relentlessly; and his sister, Sloane, arrives home with baggage—both the divorce-kind and the Louis Vuitton kind. Their ninety-two year old grandmother, Pippa, spends her day grumbling at them all from her mobility scooter. With Robert intending to sell Ashford, it’s the Marley’s last chance to create some happy memories in their family home—and Allie is determined to make it happen... even if it takes a little Christmas magic! With the festive spirit in full swing, she might even discover a little happiness of her own... Coming Home For Christmas is a Hallmark Channel original movie for 2017. Praise for Coming Home for Christmas I fell in love with Coming Home For Christmas as soon as I was introduced to both Allie and the Marley family. It’s very rare that I find myself loving an entire family, but the Marley’s were just awesome. Not your typical rich family, they weren’t particularly snobby or anything, they didn’t just see Allie as the ‘help’ and I just immediately wanted to become a part of their family! I wanted to live in Ashford, in the beautiful sounding house, with wings! WINGS! Can you imagine living in a house that has wings? I really just loved this book so much. It’s set in Virginia and it made me want to visit, it’s so rare to find a book set in the USA that’s not New York or Boston or LA.Jenny Hale is such a fabulous writer with such an eye for characters you’ll fall in love with. I certainly fell in love with Robert. I can’t wait for Jenny’s second book, this was just super amazing and it kept me reading all day with barely a pause. Read it, it’s the perfect Christmas story, heck it’s perfect for any time of year. Coming Home For Christmas, remember that title and buy it now, you will not regret it! ChickLitReviewsandNews.com ‘I loved this story, there wasn’t one unlikable character, in fact I found myself loving the Marley’s and their family dynamics. Kip is flirtatious and good looking, you can feel the attraction him and Allie have from their very first meeting. But for me the relationship between Allie and Robert had me enraptured, the changes the employee brings out in the employer is nothing short of a Christmas miracle. A festive debut to warm the heart whatever the season, which leaves you eagerly awaiting more from Jenny Hale!’ The Love of a Good Book ‘OMG, there are just so, so many things I loved about this book. First, the characters! Guys, let me tell you, I’ve read so many books yet I can’t actually recall reading a book with so many loveable characters… But what I loved the most is probably the fact this is not yet another romance story. Coming Home For Christmas is a mesmerizing story about what really matters in life – family. With Christmas coming soon, I think it’s the PERFECT time to read it. Strongly recommended for all HEAs addicts:)’ This Chick Reads
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The Christmas Cabin

A Holiday House Novel

Author: J.L. Jarvis

Publisher: Bookbinder Press

ISBN: 0990647676

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7014

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One Wish in Manhattan

An uplifting, romantic Christmas story

Author: Mandy Baggot

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1910751480

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9453

‘I adored every single second … goes straight to the "My Favourites" shelf and is going to stay there FOR EVER … 10 stars out of 5.’ On My Bookshelf Christmas: it’s the most wonderful time of the year … to fall in love The temperature is dropping, snow is on its way and Hayley Walker is heading for New York with one wish … to start over. With her daughter Angel, Hayley is ready for adventure. But there’s more to New York than twinkly lights and breathtaking skyscrapers. Angel has her own Christmas wish – to find her real dad. While Hayley tries to fulfil her daughter’s wish, she crosses paths with billionaire Oliver Drummond. Restless and bored with fast living, there’s something intriguing about him that has Hayley hooked. Can Hayley dare to think her own dreams might come true – could A New York Christmas turn into a New York Forever? Travel to the Big Apple this Christmas and join Hayley and Oliver as they realise life isn’t just about filling the minutes … it’s about making every moment count. A big warm-hearted story, full of Christmas sparkle that will delight fans of Jane Costello, Miranda Dickinson and Lucy Diamond. One Wish in Manhattan has been shortlisted for the Romantic Comedy Award at the 2016 RoNAs (Romantic Novel Awards). What everyone’s saying about One Wish in Manhattan: ‘I adored this story … a beautiful, charming, sexy, heart-warming Christmas story that I couldn’t get enough of. A gorgeous, winter warmer. 5/5* read.’ Krafti Reader ‘I LOVED THIS BOOK … it's warm, sweet, romantic, likeable, cosy - just the perfect book to curl up on the couch in front of an open fire with. Gorgeous.’ Behind Green Eyes ‘If you love Christmas, and are looking for a book that will fit with absolute perfection, this is the book for you. I really loved it … so many laugh-out-loud moments … will have you laughing at the memory long after you've put the book down.’ Being Anne Reading ‘Leaves you with a lovely warm glow in your heart and a tear in your eye.’ Sincerely Book Angels ‘If I had to pick five Christmas themed novels to give to my friends this year I have to tell you that One Wish in Manhattan would be in that bundle. What an amazing, Christmas magical story this is … I simply adored One Wish in Manhattan.’ Keeper Bookshelf ‘I savoured and enjoyed every tidbit of this delicious book … The Ruggedly handsome and rich Oliver Drummond, the strong and beautiful Hayley Walker and her Clever and Funny daughter, Angel Walker (who made me laugh out loud) have won my heart ... I LOVED it.’ Lilac Diaries ‘I absolutely loved this story, such a feel good comedic read.’ Fiona’s Book Reviews ‘This is one that is going to join my ‘favourites’ bookshelf ... I can imagine curling back up with this one when I want to immerse myself in the festive bubble.’ Bookworms and Shutterbugs ‘This book made me feel so happy.’ Me Before Books ‘Yes, Mandy, I had tears streaming down my face as well as happy smile dancing on my lips as I finished reading this truly beautiful book wrapped up in a magical Christmassy wish… Mandy created a highly addictive, magical and uplifting book with seamlessly flowing plotlines and oodles of sparkle.’ The Nest of Books Review
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A Christmas Spark

Author: Ciara Knight

Publisher: Defy the Dark Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1939081459

Category: Fiction

Page: 54

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Sara Foster blames herself for her failed marriage. On Christmas Eve, she hides away in the family cabin, the same place her father abandoned her twenty years ago. Dalton Scot is unable to face the family holiday after his divorce and discovering he can never have children of his own, so he chooses Christmas Eve to fix his buddy’s cabin. Both search for a secluded spot to mourn their Christmas pasts, but instead are snowed in at the cabin for the holiday where they discover the power of the Christmas spark.
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The Winter Lodge

A Holiday House Novel

Author: J.L. Jarvis

Publisher: Bookbinder Press

ISBN: 1942767056

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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Home for Christmas

Author: Holly Chamberlin

Publisher: Kensington

ISBN: 1496706862

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In a charming Maine seaside town, a single mother longs to create a memorable Christmas for her two daughters—and receives a chance to make her own wishes come true . . . At first glance, Nell King’s cozy home in Yorktide seems a step down from the impeccably decorated Boston house she shared with her husband. But in the six years since he abruptly left to marry another woman, Nell and her almost-grown daughters have found real happiness here. Now, faced with what may be their last Christmas together, Nell feels anxious. She gave up her own ambitions when she married. With the daily obligations of motherhood coming to an end, what role is left for her to fill? Twenty-one-year-old Molly worries about sacrificing her independence the way her mother did. Should she stay in Maine with her dependable boyfriend, or move to the city and prove herself? Felicity, meanwhile, is torn between loyalty to Nell and wanting to spend time with her glamorous stepmother. Nell is eager to make this holiday picture-perfect. But there’s a complication—and an opportunity . . . Nell’s first love, now a successful novelist, is in town for a book signing. As the two rekindle their friendship, Nell confronts the choices she once made in the name of stability. And as the days unfold with revelations and unexpected gifts, this Christmas promises to herald a bright new beginning. Praise for Holly Chamberlin and The Season of Us “Fans of Elin Hilderbrand will adore this genuine exploration of family bonds, personal growth, and acceptance.” –Booklist “Chamberlin successfully portrays a family at their best and worst as they struggle through their first holiday without a beloved husband and father and have to redefine their relationships.” –Library Journal
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Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe

Author: Debbie Johnson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008205884

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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‘Full of quirky characters, friendship and humour, you will devour this engaging and heartwarming novel in one sitting’ – Sunday Express
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When Christmas Comes

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488050104

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Enjoy this classic Christmas romantic comedy that inspired the Hallmark Channel original movie Trading Christmas. Only from New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Through a website, Charles Brewster, history professor avowed grinch, arranges to swap houses for the holiday with Emily Springer, widowed mother of one. So Emily goes to Boston—but finds that her daughter has gone to Florida. And Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover that it’s not the quiet prison town he thought it was—it’s a Santa’s village in Washington! The place is full of Christmas trees, Christmas music and…elves. Meanwhile, Emily’s friend Faith Kerrigan travels to Leavenworth to visit her and instead finds Charles. Then Charles’s brother, Ray, shows up at his home in Boston to discover that he isn’t there—but Emily is. Through all the mix-ups and misunderstandings, amid the chaos and confusion, romance begins to emerge in unexpected ways. Because everything changes at Christmas! Originally published in 2004
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Hope at Christmas

A Novel

Author: Nancy Naigle

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250108683

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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SOON TO BE A HALLMARK ORIGINAL MOVIE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! Nancy Naigle delivers a heartwarming Christmas story that proves you can always go home again in Hope at Christmas. Sydney Ragsdale is looking for a fresh start far away from her controlling ex-husband and the self-doubt that has plagued her since the divorce. Returning to her childhood home in Hopewell, North Carolina is just what her soul needs. Praying some Christmas magic will follow her she moves with her daughter to a farmhouse that once belonged to her grandparents. While there Sydney finds solace working at The Book Bea, her favorite bookstore. Single dad Kevin MacAlea, Mac to his friends, is the local high school history teacher and baseball coach. He is also the towns best kept secret—he has been playing Santa since his son was born twelve years ago. Mac loves the enchantment of the season and wants his son to share in his joy. When a catastrophe forces The Book Bea to close before the end of the year, everyone in the small town is feeling the loss. While Sydney is already off-balance by the bad news, her ex-husband breaks a promise to their daughter that sends her running away and threatens the relationship that she has begun with Mac. As Sydney and Mac try to figure out what their next steps are together they will soon discover that there’s always hope at Christmas.
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Christmas at Mistletoe Cove

A heartwarming, cosy Christmas romance to fall in love with

Author: Holly Martin

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812851

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 9405

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Every Time a Bell Rings

Author: Carmel Harrington

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008156549

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4480

‘Embraces the spirit and the message of the movie...A must read’ – Karolyn Grimes, actress, ‘Zuzu’ in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ ‘Beautiful and uplifting...Written with such heart it warms the soul’ – Claudia Carroll, bestselling author of ‘Meet Me in Manhattan’
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Jatta

Author: Jenny Hale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741693126

Category: Werewolves

Page: 467

View: 6098

Jatta is a princess in the kingdom of Alteeda, but her life is no fairytale. Her mother was slain by werewolves when Jatta was three years old, and now, at the age of fourteen, she has discovered that the werewolves left their curse on her. With her brother, Arthmael, Jatta is forced to flee the castle and journey to the dark kingdom of Dartith, a place where werewolves and the Undead prowl the streets. Dramatic, exciting and romantic, Jatta is an engrossing read, combining the classic fantasy of Tamora Pierce with the gothic thrills of Stephenie Meyer.
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The Date Before Christmas

Author: Elyse Douglas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974054657

Category:

Page: 236

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Like any other waitress, Dina Lee has big dreams. She wants a new life, a better life-she wants romantic adventure, especially since her last two relationships were disasters. When, out of the blue, she receives an anonymous gift to travel first class to three of the most exciting and exotic cities in the world during the Christmas season, she is stunned, conflicted and skeptical. Who would give her such a gift? What would they want in return? Is it too good to be true? Dina is assured by her benefactor's representative that it is indeed true, and that Dina's anonymous patron wants nothing from Dina in return. Dina's best friend finally convinces her to accept the gift, and Dina is soon on her way to Paris, Rome and New York. Her adventures are far beyond what she could have ever imagined-beyond her wildest dreams. On one of her first exhilarating days, she has an unexpected encounter with a handsome mystery man. The days and nights are magical and she finds herself falling in love with the alluring, enigmatic man who, she believes, is also falling in love with her. Will Dina learn who her mystery benefactor is? Can the love she feels for the illusive man continue after she returns home-when her Cinderella moment is over? And will Dina give the miracle of love a chance when she learns the truth?
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The French for Christmas

Author: Fiona Valpy

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1909490636

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 8933

‘Made me cry so many times … A beautiful, heartbreaking yet uplifting wonderful story.’ This Chick Reads A year to forget. The perfect escape. And a little Christmas magic… Touching, uplifting, and filled with delicious French cooking, The French for Christmas is the perfect Christmas treat. Evie used to LOVE Christmas, but this year she can’t wait for the tinsel and presents to be a distant memory. When her best friends offer the use of their cottage in the beautiful French countryside, Evie jumps at the chance. With her soon-to-be-ex-husband, celebrity chef Will Brooke, plastered over the news with his latest ‘love interest’, leaving the country seems like the perfect plan. Armed with her French grandmother’s tattered notebook of recipes, Evie is determined to ignore Christmas altogether and bake herself back to happiness. And when Evie meets her next-door neighbour – the très gorgeous doctor Didier she finds a very willing taste-tester. But is it possible that he could be interested in more than just her Tarte Tatin? With snow falling, a special Réveillon dinner and a little Christmas magic in the air, could Didier even be the one to thaw Evie’s heart? Or will a visit from the ghost of Christmas past change everything? What people are saying about The French for Christmas ‘So very real, so tragic, my heart absolutely ached … A heart-warming and truly beautiful Christmas book.’ 5/5 Paris Baker’s Book Nook ‘One of my favourite stories I have read this year… A truly superb novel. 5/5.’ Chloe’s Chick Lit Reviews ‘A truly wonderful novel … touching, inspiring and heart-warming … an absolute must on your holiday reading list. 5/5 Stars.’ Living Life with Joy ‘Just beautiful … I was transported to a Christmas wonderland and I didn't want to leave! Absolutely loved it!’ Becca’s Books ‘A winner … I want to live this story.’ A Nurse and a Book ‘I love Fiona Valpy's French countryside stories ... The setting is wonderful and the snow and winter weather give it a fairytale like atmosphere … such a lovely Christmas story.’ Librarian Lavender ‘Beautiful descriptions of the idyllic French house and area … mouth-watering descriptions of the beautiful food … a wonderful Christmas read. It has everything you could want from a book for this time of year.’ Best Crime Books and More ‘I found myself talking out loud, muttering and cursing … Fiona had given me characters that I had connected with, that had strength and depth who I found I really cared about.’ Crooks on Books ‘This book made me cry … Another great and emotional read with Christmas cheer, Christmas spirit.’ French Village Diaries ‘Truly idyllic … everything we love about the Christmas season. A beautiful read!’ M’s Bookshelf ‘I absolutely adored this charming, thought provoking story… I felt really Christmassy reading this! The main part of the story is set during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the setting is gorgeous and the food sounds delicious. Alongside all the festive-ness there is also a more serious underlying storyline to this novel which makes it truly touching and extremely gripping. All in all the perfect wintry-night-by-the-fire read.’ Bookaholic Confessions ‘This was a lovely, cozy read which would be perfect for reading during those cold winter months.’ Books and Book Ends ‘Our main character Evie was a little treasure who has had a heartbreaking time recently and I found myself routing for her hoping for a happy ending for her… This was a great read with a lovely festive touch.’ Rea’s Book Review
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We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Film

Author: Noah Isenberg

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393243133

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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A Los Angeles Times Bestseller For the 75th anniversary of its premiere—the incredible story of how Casablanca was made and why it remains the most beloved of Hollywood films. Casablanca was first released in 1942, just two weeks after the city of Casablanca itself surrendered to American troops led by General Patton. Featuring a pitch-perfect screenplay, a classic soundtrack, and unforgettable performances by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and a deep supporting cast, Casablanca was hailed in the New York Times as “a picture that makes the spine tingle and the heart take a leap.” The film won Oscars for best picture, best director, and best screenplay, and would go on to enjoy more revival screenings than any other movie in history. It became so firmly ensconced in the cultural imagination that, as Umberto Eco once said, Casablanca is “not one movie; it is ‘movies.’ ” We’ll Always Have Casablanca is celebrated film historian Noah Isenberg’s rich account of this most beloved movie’s origins. Through extensive research and interviews with filmmakers, film critics, family members of the cast and crew, and diehard fans, Isenberg reveals the myths and realities behind Casablanca’s production, exploring the transformation of the unproduced stage play into the classic screenplay, the controversial casting decisions, the battles with Production Code censors, and the effect of the war’s progress on the movie’s reception. Isenberg particularly focuses on the central role refugees from Hitler’s Europe played in the production (nearly all of the actors and actresses cast in Casablanca were immigrants). Finally, Isenberg turns to Casablanca’s long afterlife and the reasons it remains so revered. From the Marx Brothers’ 1946 spoof hit, A Night in Casablanca, to loving parodies in New Yorker cartoons, Saturday Night Live skits, and Simpsons episodes, Isenberg delves into the ways the movie has lodged itself in the American psyche. Filled with fresh insights into Casablanca’s creation, production, and legacy, We’ll Always Have Casablanca is a magnificent account of what made the movie so popular and why it continues to dazzle audiences seventy-five years after its release.
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The Best Little Christmas Shop: Come home for Christmas to this cosy holiday romance in 2017!

Author: Maxine Morrey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008248885

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2859

’A delightful wintery tale full to the brim with drama, passion and heartwarming cheer.’ – Gem~Bee on The Christmas Project Come home for Christmas to the Best Little Christmas Shop – the snowiest, cosiest place you can be! Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Sue Moorcroft
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