Christmas in Texas


Author: Elizabeth Silverthorne

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9780890965788

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 607

A unique book of different ethnic groups that have come to Texas. This book shows how Texans have celebrated Christmas for over 4 centuries, during good and bad times.

Seven Sisters


Author: Molly Cutpurse


ISBN: 1409211762


Page: 137

View: 1036

Seven Sisters


Author: Earlene Fowler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101501251

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1397

Meet Benni Harper…a spirited ex-cowgirl, quilter, and folk-art expert who’s staking out her own corner of the contemporary American West. She’s got an eye for murderous designs—and a talent for piecing together the most complex and cold-blooded crimes. When Benni’s stepson announces his plans to marry into the wealthy, influential Brown family, she and her husband are invited to the Browns’ sprawling ranch, Seven Sisters, to celebrate the engagement. But the party takes a tragic turn when a member of the esteemed family is murdered. While trying to unravel the feuding clan’s tangled past, Benni uncovers a shocking pattern of tragedy—and stitches a hodgepodge of clues into a very disturbing design. . . Seven Sisters, a challenging pattern that features a single six-pointed star surrounded by six identical stars, was most likely inspired by an observation of nature—the Seven Sisters is a loose grouping of stars in the constellation Taurus. Although the stars in the cluster appear to be close together, they are, in fact, quite far apart.

Christmas at Grandma's

Cherished Family Memories of Holidays Past


Author: Gooseberry Patch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1620931745

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 6872

Snowflakes are swirling, carolers are singing and shoppers are crowding into shops...Christmas is coming! If you're like us, you'd love to recreate the holiday magic you remember from Grandma's home, but don't have all day to spend in the kitchen. Christmas at Grandma's is filled with simple-to-make recipes for every festive occasion. For Christmas morning breakfast, serve Christmas Sausage Soufflé and Overnight Sticky Buns. After sledding or cutting down the tree, warm everyone up with mugs of Yellow Pea Soup. An open-house buffet with Ambrosia Cheese Dip and Grandma's Cocktail Nibbles is perfect for merrymaking with friends. Busy-day dinners are a snap with Granny's Baked Macaroni & Cheese or Mom's One-Pot Chicken Supper. Make the big day special with Nonna's Christmas Eve Spaghetti, Mama's Baked Brown Sugar Ham or Tangy Glazed Chicken. Ginger-Orange Cranberries and Corn & Broccoli Casserole round out a festive menu. What we all remember most about holidays with Grandma is the desserts, right? Try family favorites like Cranberry Cream Pie and Apple Spice Cake...yum! Cookies are a must, so we've rounded up Sugar Doodle Drops and Chocolate Gingerbread Men. They're so much fun to make and eat! You'll also find sweet memories of holidays gone by, plus clever tips for sharing Christmas with your kids or grandkids.

The Seven Sisters


Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447219104

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8011

Maia D’Aplièse and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home – a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva – having been told that their beloved adoptive father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died. Each of them is handed a tantalising clue to their true heritage – a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil . . . Eighty years earlier, in the Belle Époque of Rio, 1927, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into aristocracy. But Izabela longs for adventure, and convinces him to allow her to accompany the family of a renowned architect on a trip to Paris. In the heady, vibrant streets of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again. The Seven Sisters is a sweeping epic tale of love and loss - the first in a unique, spellbinding series of seven books, based on the legends of the Seven Sisters star constellation - Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talent like never before.

Die sieben Schwestern

Roman - Die sieben Schwestern 1


Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641117003

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 7504

Der erste Roman einer faszinierenden Reihe um die „Sieben Schwestern“. Maia ist die älteste von sechs Schwestern, die alle von ihrem Vater adoptiert wurden, als sie sehr klein waren. Sie lebt als Einzige noch auf dem herrschaftlichen Anwesen ihres Vaters am Genfer See, denn anders als ihre Schwestern, die es drängte, draußen in der Welt ein ganz neues Leben als Erwachsene zu beginnen, fand die eher schüchterne Maia nicht den Mut, ihre vertraute Umgebung zu verlassen. Doch das ändert sich, als ihr Vater überraschend stirbt und ihr einen Umschlag hinterlässt – und sie plötzlich den Schlüssel zu ihrer bisher unbekannten Vorgeschichte in Händen hält: Sie wurde in Rio de Janeiro in einer alten Villa geboren, deren Adresse noch heute existiert. Maia fasst den Entschluss, nach Rio zu fliegen, und an der Seite von Floriano Quintelas, eines befreundeten Schriftstellers, beginnt sie, das Rätsel ihrer Herkunft zu ergründen. Dabei stößt sie auf eine tragische Liebesgeschichte in der Vergangenheit ihrer Familie, und sie taucht ein in das mondäne Paris der Jahrhundertwende, wo einst eine schöne junge Frau aus Rio einem französischen Bildhauer begegnete. Und erst jetzt fängt Maia an zu begreifen, wer sie wirklich ist und was dies für ihr weiteres Leben bedeutet ...

Christmas in Snowflake Canyon


Author: RaeAnne Thayne

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460320913

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2647

Holiday gifts don't always come in expected packages…especially in the town of Hope's Crossing. No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. After all, she has everything money can buy. That is, until she discovers her fiancé has been two-timing her and she's left with two choices: marry the philanderer to please her controlling father or be disinherited and find a means to support herself. Genevieve's salvation appears in the most unlikely of prospects: Dylan Caine, a sexy, wounded war vet whose life is as messy as hers. Dylan's struggling to adjust after his time in Afghanistan, and the last thing he needs is a spoiled socialite learning about the real world for the first time. True, she may have unexpected depths and beauty to match. But he knows he could never be the man she needs…and she knows he could never be the man she thinks she wants. So why are they each hoping that a Christmas miracle willl prove them both wrong?

Ghost on a Swing


Author: M. L. Bullock

Publisher: Seven Sisters

ISBN: 9781726713672

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 4775

During her long history, Seven Sisters, an aging antebellum in Mobile, Alabama, has been home to many troubled souls. Some never want to leave it--even after they're dead. Including Isla Beaumont, the cast-off child of an affluent family, a girl no one wanted to admit existed. Until the Cottonwood family needed her. If you've read Seven Sisters, you probably think you know Isla's story...but do you really? Ghost on a Swing is a Seven Sisters extra and can be read as a prequel.Read all the books in the southern gothic Seven Sisters series by M.L. Bullock, including: Seven SistersMoonlight Falls on Seven SistersShadows Stir at Seven SistersThe Stars that FellThe Stars We Walked UponThe Sun Rises Over Seven SistersChristmas at Seven SistersGhost on a Swin

Der Engelsbaum



Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641145104

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 2727

Dreißig Jahre sind vergangen, seit Greta Marchmont das Herrenhaus verließ, in dem sie einst eine Heimat gefunden hatte. Nun kehrt sie zurück nach Marchmont Hall in den verschneiten Bergen von Wales – doch sie hat keinerlei Erinnerung an ihre Vergangenheit, denn seit einem tragischen Unfall leidet sie an Amnesie. Bei einem Spaziergang durch die winterliche Landschaft macht sie aber eine verstörende Entdeckung: Sie stößt auf ein Grab im Wald, und die verwitterte Inschrift auf dem Kreuz verrät ihr, dass hier ein kleiner Junge begraben ist – ihr eigener Sohn! Greta ist zutiefst erschüttert und beginnt sich auf die Suche zu machen nach der Frau, die sie einmal war. Dabei kommt jedoch eine Wahrheit ans Licht, die so schockierend ist, dass Greta den größten Mut ihres Lebens braucht, um ihr ins Gesicht zu blicken – damit sie schließlich wahren Frieden finden kann ...

Waiting for Midnight


Author: Willie T. Walker Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146910105X

Category: Fiction

Page: 59

View: 1743

This is an exciting book about Aliens and their interaction with Humans. There are moments of Horror, Drama, Love, Horror, and the Unbelievable. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat there are so many twist and turns in this book, you will not be able to figure out the ending until you finish the book. Sometime you ask yourself about change, and truth, well its out there, do you have the courage to find out. If the answer is yes, then read this book.

Die Perlenschwester

Roman - Die sieben Schwestern 4 -


Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641201926

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 5692

Wie auch ihre Schwestern ist CeCe d'Aplièse ein Adoptivkind, und ihre Herkunft ist ihr unbekannt. Als ihr Vater stirbt, hinterlässt er einen Hinweis – sie soll in Australien die Spur einer gewissen Kitty Mercer ausfindig machen. Ihre Reise führt sie zunächst nach Thailand, wo sie die Bekanntschaft eines geheimnisvollen Mannes macht. Durch ihn fällt CeCe eine Biographie von Kitty Mercer in die Hände – eine Schottin, die vor über hundert Jahren nach Australien kam und den Perlenhandel zu ungeahnter Blüte brachte. CeCe fliegt nach Down Under, um den verschlungenen Pfaden von Kittys Schicksal zu folgen. Und taucht dabei ein in die magische Kunst der Aborigines, die ihr den Weg weist ins Herz ihrer eigenen Geschichte ...

Wives and Sisters


Author: Natalie R. Collins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429903090

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8830

When Allison Jensen was six, she and her best friend were playing in the woods near home. One moment her friend was beside her; then she was gone. When no leads emerged, she was given up for dead. Now, years later, trying to fill in the gaps of a patchwork memory, to make sense of the senseless, Allison still can get no answers from the Mormon community in which she lives. Why is she being fed half-truths? Why is her father able to tyrannize and torment as the self-appointed messenger of God? When a brutal attack on her as a young adult makes her desperate to escape Mormon bonds, Allison finds herself on a collision course with community leaders as they cover up the steps of a sexual predator. She must stop them before they find her and keep her from piecing together the tragic past that has haunted her life.

The Twilight Before Christmas

The Drake Sisters Series: Book Two


Author: Christine Feehan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349402213

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9591

Kate Drake, a well-travelled bestselling novelist, is one of seven sisters. Seven very special sisters who happen to be witches. When she returns to the small coastal town in northern California where she grew up right before Christmas to attend her sister's wedding, she decides to settle there. She intends to open a book store in a charming, but run-down and spooky historic house. While Kate is clearing out the basement an earthquake occurs, knocking down part of the wall and revealing a burial crypt. Kate turns to the handsome carpenter who is helping her renovate the house. But Kate begins to sense that neither the carpenter nor the law nor any other worldly power can help her arrest the evil that was released from the crypt. She will have to summon all of her supernatural power - and that of her six sisters - to destroy the evil that is casting a dark shadow over her hometown. Please note this story is also available in the Drake Sisters duo Magic Before Christmas

The Seven Sisters

The Great Oil Companies and the World They Shaped


Author: Anthony Sampson

Publisher: Bantam


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 2851

An account of the men and events behind the rise of the world's largest oil companies, their domination of the world petroleum industry, and their current status subsequent to their control being challenged by the producing nations

Destiny and a Bottle of Merlot (Like Sisters #3)

Like Sisters Series Book Three


Author: Bria Marche

Publisher: Bria Marche


Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 1756

If Sasha Renaud had a calling, it was to be a domestic goddess... Everyone was shocked when Sasha, the catty, self-centered, high fashion model did an abrupt life change with such ease. She wanted to simplify things, and live her destiny, or what she envisioned it to be. That meant men had to go. She couldn’t be bothered with their kind. They were untrustworthy, toxic waste, meant for a dump site, and nothing more. There was only so much love to go around, and it wouldn’t be wasted on the manflesh. Josh Redmond, on the other hand, had plans all his own. He was smitten with Sasha. In his eyes, she was finer than the Mona Lisa, a goddess like no other. Josh, being a well-known Realtor in town, was eye candy for sure, but he had a reputation and it wasn’t good. He was the local man-tramp, or womanizer, to put it nicely. He was determined to prove himself worthy of Sasha’s attention. Josh was certain selling her the Victorian mansion of her dreams, and giving her a puppy as a house warming gift, would softened her in his favor. When Sasha received that menacing call one autumn afternoon, her newly perfected life went into a catastrophic, hurricane level tail-spin. In a split-second, her Utopian dream was uprooted. With her crazy, but loyal friends, and a lot of Merlot, Sasha set out to reinvent herself, again. Because of Josh’s kindness and patience, Sasha may allow love to fill her heart one more time. Destiny and a Bottle of Merlot is the third romantic comedy novel in this contemporary romance series. Like Sisters is a laugh out loud series of best friends, hot guys and the right amount of steam to have you anxiously waiting for the next book. Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence. Like Sisters Contemporary Romance Series: PAYBACK AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT (Free) INSECURITY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT DESTINY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT INTRIGUE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT DESIRE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT Like Sisters Categories: Romance Series Contemporary Romance Novel Romantic Comedy Book Contemporary Romance Series Romance novels Romantic novel Romance Book Series Romantic Comedy Series Women’s Fiction Romance Fiction Humorous Romance Funny Romance Books Romantic novel Second Chances Romantic Comedy Series



Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925015995

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 1065

Reproduktion des Originals in Großdruckschrift.

Class Room Libraries for Public Schools

Listed by Grades; to which is Added a List of Books Suggested for School Reference Libraries


Author: Buffalo Public Library (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children

Page: 134

View: 5800

What Happens At Christmas


Author: Victoria Alexander

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420132687

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

View: 9044

From a #1 New York Times–bestselling author: An unconventional Victorian lady, a daring deception, and “the perfect holiday treat” (The Chicago Tribune). Camille, Lady Lydingham, requests the pleasure of your company at a festive house party in the English countryside, as she endeavors to coax a marriage proposal from Prince Nikolai Pruzinsky of Greater Avalonia. Given the nature of the hostess’s eccentric relatives ,they will be played by a troupe of actors hired to impersonate a proper Victorian family. What a clever way to fool the prince! And gate-crashing, distractingly handsome first loves like Grayson Elliott are most unwelcome. But nothing about Camille’s charade goes as planned. Tonight, at Millworth Manor, games will be played, motives will be revealed, the masks will come off, and hearts will be lost—and won—in the most romantic, magical season of all. “Alexander’s divine Victorian Christmas confection provides an abundance of wit and warmth.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “With . . . delightfully entertaining characters and an impeccable sense of comic timing worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan, Alexander presents readers with a splendidly sexy holiday gift.” —Booklist