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Author : Donna VanLiere
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2016-10-18
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250010683
Description :


Donna VanLiere, New York Times bestselling author of the timeless The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Hope, is back with this moving and uplifting story about finding love, hope, and family in unexpected places. Lauren Gabriel spent many years of her childhood in foster homes, wishing her mother would come back for her and be the family she needs. Now twenty-years-old, she still longs for a place that she can truly call home. Her work as a cashier is unfulfilling, and at Christmas it’s unbearable with the songs and carols and chatter of Christmas that she hears throughout the day. When Lauren ends her shift one night, she finds herself driving aimlessly in order to avoid returning to her lonely apartment. And when she witnesses a car accident she is suddenly pulled into the small town of Grandon, first as a witness but then as a volunteer for the annual fundraiser for Glory’s Place, a center for single mothers and families who need assistance. Could this town and its people be the home she has always longed for?


Author : Elyse Douglas
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-09-29
Page : 256
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781492852803
Description :


Traveling home for Christmas, two modern women in their 20s are forced to drive together during a snowstorm, and they get lost. They cross a covered bridge and, suddenly, they enter the past, finding themselves in a small picturesque Vermont town in 1943. They meet two handsome soldiers, who are about to be sent off to war, and they fall in love with them, while also struggling to find a way to return home to their own time. With the soldiers' help, on Christmas Eve, the two women finally have one chance to return to their own time, but they are caught between their love for the soldiers, and their desire to return to the present. At the last moment, they must make the difficult decision and, because it is Christmas, a miracle happens.


Author : Donna VanLiere
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2018-10-16
Page : 240
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250163943
Description :


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays. Thirty-two-year-old Amy Denison volunteers at Glory’s Place, an after school program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is a student. Amy is hesitant – she’s been hurt before, and isn’t sure she’s ready to lose her heart again – but an unexpected surprise makes her reconsider her lonely lifestyle. As Christmas nears and the town is blanketed in snow and beautiful decorations, Maddie and the charming staff at Glory’s Place help Amy to see that romance can be more than heartache and broken promises. In The Christmas Star, Donna VanLiere delivers yet another sweet, joyous story that is sure to capture readers' hearts.


Author : Dr. Seuss
Publisher : RH Childrens Books
Release : 2013-10-22
Page : 64
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0385372035
Description :


Grow your heart three sizes and get in on all of the Grinch-mas cheer with this Christmas classic--the ultimate Dr. Seuss holiday book that no collection is complete without! Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT! Not since "'Twas the night before Christmas" has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. This heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for readers young and old. "Irrepressible and irresistible." --Kirkus Reviews


Author : Catherine Anderson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-09-26
Page : 432
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0399586334
Description :


The beloved author of the Mystic Creek series gifts readers with a novel of homespun holiday cheer, as two families discover the joy of hope and redemption.... Widow Maddie McLendon has uprooted her life to move to Rustlers Gulch with her son and grandson. But as a brutal Montana winter looms on the horizon, contractors have yet to break ground on their new house, leaving them to live in a makeshift camp of trailers, tents, and sheds.... Since his wife died six years ago, millionaire rancher Sam Conacher has been content to wallow in his grief alone while keeping a tight rein on his twenty-six-year-old daughter. But now the girl has gone and fallen in love with his foolish new neighbor’s no-good son.... Maddie and Sam will never see eye to eye on anything, until a near-tragedy gives them a true glimpse into each other’s souls. And as the first snowflakes begin to fall, they’ll discover that an open heart is the biggest gift of all....


Author : Donna VanLiere
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2020-10-06
Page : 240
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250172497
Description :


From Donna VanLiere, the New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays, The Christmas Table. In June 1972, John Creighton determines to build his wife Joan a kitchen table. His largest project to date had been picture frames but he promises to have the table ready for Thanksgiving dinner. Inspired to put something delicious on the table, Joan turns to her mother’s recipes she had given to Joan when she and John married. In June 2012, Lauren Mabrey discovers she’s pregnant. Gloria, Miriam, and the rest of her friends at Glory’s Place begin to pitch in, helping Lauren prepare their home for the baby. On a visit to the local furniture builder, Lauren finds a table that he bought at a garage sale but has recently refinished. Once home, a drawer is discovered under the table which contains a stack of recipe cards. Growing up in one foster home after another, Lauren never learned to cook and is fascinated as she reads through the cards. Personal notes have been written on each one from the mother to her daughter and time and again Lauren wonders where they lived, when they lived, and in a strange way, she feels connected to this mother and her daughter and wants to make the mother proud. The story continues to from 1972 to 2012 as Joan battles breast cancer and Lauren learns to cook, preparing for the baby’s arrival. As Christmas nears, can Lauren unlock the mystery of the table, and find the peace she's always longed for?


Author : Orson Scott Card
Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
Release : 2018-11-06
Page : 144
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1538556871
Description :


It began with a quarrel over which newborn should be the baby Jesus in the town's Christmas pageant. Decades later, two scientists arrive to study small-town genetic patterns, only to run up against the invisible walls that split the leading citizens into two congregations that can only be joined by love and forgiveness. And maybe a little deception, because there might be some things that people just don't need to know.


Author : Donna VanLiere
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2008-05-27
Page : 144
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781429957489
Description :


Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they're gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe.... Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life-and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material rewards, Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage. He has lost sight of his wife, Kate, their two daughters, and ultimately himself. Eight year old Nathan has a beloved mother, Maggie, whom he is losing to cancer. But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life, and struggling to hold onto every moment they have together. A chance meeting on Christmas Even brings Robert and Nathan together-he is shopping for a family he hardly knows and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose. In this one encounter, their lives are forever altered as Robert learns an important lesson: sometimes the smallest things can make all the difference. The Christmas Shoes is a universal story of the deeper meaning of serendipity, a tale of our shared humanity, and of how a power greater than ourselves can shape, and even save, our lives.


Author : Karen Schaler
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-10-15
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062883704
Description :


From the writer of the Netflix sensation, A Christmas Prince, and Christmas Camp, the movie and novel, comes a heartwarming new Christmas story, Finding Christmas, showing how sometimes the detour in your journey is the path to true love. With all the glittering decorations, twinkling lights, snow angels, gingerbread men and mistletoe, Christmas is Emmie’s first love. This year, she can’t wait to share her favorite Christmas traditions with her boyfriend, Grant. She thinks he’s “the one.” So when Grant’s hectic work schedule has him more “Bah Humbug” than “Ho, Ho, Ho,” Emmie creates a holiday-themed scavenger hunt to help him find his Christmas spirit. At the end of the journey, Grant will arrive at the charming town of Christmas Point where she’s planned a romantic weekend filled with holiday activities. But Emmie’s plan backfires when a mix-up has the wrong guy following her clues! Sam, a best-selling mystery writer, thinks Emmie’s clever Christmas riddles are from his agent, who is trying to help him get over his epic writer’s block. When he arrives at Christmas Point and finds the stunned Emmie, he immediately feels she’s someone special, but she can’t see beyond the fact that the wrong guy has shown up. Inspired by the small, charming town, Sam decides to stay and convinces Emmie to join him in a little holiday fun while she waits for Grant. When Grant finally shows up, Emmie is disappointed to discover he’s not enjoying the activities she planned and can’t help wonder if he’s really the one for her. She also can’t get Sam out of her mind and all the great times they had together. With Christmas coming fast, Emmie will need the magic of the season to help steer her in the direction of true love…


Author : Jennifer Faye
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-07-07
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1947892827
Description :


She’s trying to save the family candle company. He’s trying not to fall for Bayberry—and her—again. Kate Taylor knows what she wants in life: to one day run her family’s candle business, which is at the heart of the close-knit community of Bayberry, Vermont. But the company isn’t doing well. Wesley Adams is on the fast track to be an assistant vice president at his financial firm in Manhattan. Before the promotion is announced, he’s sent to this small town from his past to do an analysis of the candle company. He doesn’t expect to bump into his childhood crush, Kate, and when he does, sparks fly. As he spends time in Bayberry, he falls for the town’s Christmas traditions—and for her. But he has a responsibility to submit an honest report. Will it extinguish Kate’s dreams…along with any chance they have for a future together? This heart-warming romance contains a free Hallmark original recipe for Cast Iron Beef Stew.


Author : Donna VanLiere
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2014-10-14
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250010667
Description :


In the small town of Grandon, five very different people discover the true meaning of Christmas. Jennifer and Ryan are both single parents, struggling with their own losses and heartache as they attempt to move forward in the present while still holding onto the memories, joy, and heartache of the past. Sixteen-year-old Kaylee is faced with a life-changing situation that has affected her whole family. Stephen and Lily are happily married and ready to start a family. All of them are facing their own struggles, and all are finding their way through the dark. When they are brought together for a rather unconventional church Nativity, they will learn that with strength, courage, and love, there is always hope. The New York Times bestselling author of the beloved The Christmas Hope series returns with this new heartwarming, inspirational story about the power of love and faith to reveal the possibilities that lay right in front of you.


Author : Donna VanLiere
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2005-10-25
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1429936827
Description :


Perennial New York Times bestsellers and Audie Award finalists The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing have become inspirational holiday classics, and THE CHRISTMAS HOPE is poised to become a seasonal favorite in its own right Patricia and Mark Addison have long given up the hope of having a meaningful Christmas. But this year, Patricia's job as a social worker will lead her to a very special five-year-old. Against her better judgment, Patricia bends the rules and takes the little girl to her own home. Through the presence of Emily in their house, and her penetrating questions about heaven, the Addisons learn that there is no sorrow so great that faith cannot help you find your way through. And Christmas will once more be a time of joy in their home. THE CHRISTMAS HOPE is a story of love in the face of loss, joy when all seems hopeless, and how light can shine into the darkest places.


Author : Richard Paul Evans
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2002-10-01
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0689834683
Description :


When Alexander helps an old man instead of going to see the annual lighting of the Christmas torch, he does not realize the reward his kindness will bring.


Author : Donna VanLiere
Publisher :
Release : 2016-10
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781250131669
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Author : Donna VanLiere
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2011-10-25
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1429989416
Description :


Donna VanLiere's Christmas books have enthralled millions of readers. Now she delivers a new inspirational novel about an unlikely friendship between two women—a friendship that will change each of their lives forever. Gretchen Daniels has recently moved into a condo with her two children to be closer to her mother, Miriam. As they build a life together in their new community, they notice a mysterious young woman, Melissa McCreary, who lives next door. She has few possessions, little personality, and keeps to herself. One day a local landlord who is looking for Melissa knocks on Gretchen's door for assistance. Melissa's mother has died and in the coming weeks the landlord needs Melissa to empty her mother's apartment. Gretchen reaches out and offers to help Melissa, but the apartment is a gut-wrenching shamble of a home. There is little worth saving except for a few photos and a note that is discovered on the crate beside the bed. It is unfinished, but in the two scribbled lines, Melissa discovers secrets about her family that she never could have imagined. Can two very different women embark on a journey that explores a long-buried need for forgiveness, hope, and redemption?


Author : Coloring Cafe
Publisher :
Release : 2020-10-22
Page : 80
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :


Brand New Release: Discover a magical Christmas adventure with this fun, easy and charming adult coloring book! Do you dream of quiet towns and fun Christmas activities? Do you want to be whisked away to snowy highstreets, rustic houses, and children enjoying the festive spirit? Or do you want to find a creative way to relax and let go of the day's stress? Then this book is for you! Specially crafted by Best-Selling brand of 100+ illustrated masterpieces, Coloring Book Café, this charming and adorable coloring book will take you on a magical trip to a quiet Christmas town, featuring snow-covered streets and houses, decorated Christmas trees, reindeers and sleighs, fun Christmas activities, and so much more! Whether you want to experience the proven benefits of mindfulness, find a creative and memorable Christmas present for a coloring fan in your life, or simply get yourself into the festive spirit with a gorgeous collection of wintery illustrations, the Little Christmas Town coloring book is a sure-fire way to embrace this jolly season. Plus, with a delightful selection of thumbnails for you to practice your skills, these one-of-a-kind illustrations provide a cute, fun and relaxing outlet for your creativity! Coloring Book Details: 30 hand-drawn images exclusively designed to stimulate your artistic ambition Separately printed sheets to prevent bleed-through and allow you to easily remove and frame your favorites! Suitable for markers, gel pens, colored pencils, fine-liners, and watercolors An assortment of simple and intricate designs to accommodate every skill level And hours upon hours of coloring enjoyment and meditative relaxation With all the magic of this special season, now you can embark on a journey to a wintery wonderland and bask in the festivity of Christmas. With Santa Claus, reindeer, snowmen and so much more, inside there's something for everyone. Ready to celebrate Christmas with coloring? Then scroll up and grab your copy today!


Author : Monika Parciak
Publisher : The Experiment
Release : 2020-11-10
Page : 14
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 161519763X
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Designed for a color e-reader with a touch screen. My Big Wimmelbooks let kids ages 2 to 5 be the storytellers with hours of seek-and-find hands-on learning—and fun! In these one-of-a-kind picture books, every page is bursting with life—and tons to discover! Children as young as age 2 have a blast pointing out recognizable things—a blue tricycle, a hungry dog, a piggyback ride—while older kids can follow the star characters from page to page, telling their stories along the way. How? Wimmelbooks are virtually instruction-free, inviting kids to make their own way through the busy Wimmelworld they encounter, and to craft their own stories. First, you’re introduced to a unique cast of characters who are hidden in plain sight on the pages that follow. As you seek them out, each character’s storyline unfolds, but it’s up to kids to interpret the scenes and create stories they think fit. It’s hours upon hours of fun—and an effortless introduction to literacy to boot. In this special holiday-themed Wimmelbook, it's Christmas time! Christmas Eve, to be exact. From the outdoor ice rink to the bustling holiday market, a busy cast of characters is having a great time as they celebrate by skating, sledding, shopping, and singing away. But will the little boy get the tractor he wants for Christmas? And where is Santa? Kids follow along and find out in My Big Wimmelbook—Christmas Village. Please use pan and zoom to explore the illustrations. About Wimmelbooks Wimmelbooks originated in Germany decades ago and have become a worldwide sensation with children (and adults!) everywhere. My Big Wimmelbooks is the first-ever Wimmelbook series to feature Wimmelbooks as Wimmelbooks in English. They’ve been praised as “lively . . . and abounding with humor and detail” (WSJ), likely to “make any parent’s heart sing.” (NYT)


Author : Janice Voorhies
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2019-12-03
Page : 265
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781670560759
Description :


When a retired schoolteacher finds a lost child who can't remember her name, the schoolteacher and her elderly neighbor embark on a quest to discover the child's identity and return her to her family. They encounter a mystery, foster a romance, rescue a community choir, assist a family in crisis, and witness a miracle. Along the way, they remind their small town of the things which really matter in life: friendship, service, forgiveness, and the strength of family.


Author : Charles Dickens
Publisher :
Release : 2010-09-01
Page : 64
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781603035057
Description :


This Graphic Novel Series features classic tales retold with attractive color illustrations. Educatiors using the Dale-Chall vocabulary system adapted each title. Each 70 page, softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Introduce literature to reluctant readers and motivate struggling readers. Students build confidence through reading practice. Motivation makes all the difference. What's more motivation then the expectation of success?


Author : Leonard Hospidor
Publisher : Sterling Innovation
Release : 2011-09-06
Page : 68
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN 13 : 9781435129313
Description :


Delight friends and family with an enchanting old-world village, festively decked out for the holidays. It's simple! Just punch the pieces, fold, glue, and add glitter to make a steepled church; English Tudor Revival home with a Shaker roof; New England-style Colonial; a bow-wow-wow doghouse; snow-covered trees, and more! The all-inclusive kit features an instruction book, cardstock project sheets, vellum, glitter, pipe cleaners, glue, and one premade evergreen tree.