The Little Christmas Kitchen: A wonderfully festive, feel-good read

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Author: Jenny Oliver

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474007791

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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'You know you're in for a treat when you open a Jenny Oliver book' Debbie Johnson From the top 10 best-selling author of The Summerhouse by the Sea ‘A perfect holiday read.’ – The Sun

Delicious December

How the Dutch Brought Us Santa, Presents, and Treats: A Holiday Cookbook

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Author: Peter G. Rose

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438449151

Category: COOKING

Page: 164

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Food and history combine in this exploration of the Dutch influence on American holiday traditions. Includes more than one hundred easy-to-make holiday recipes. Delicious December mixes food and history in a celebration of Dutch and American Christmas traditions. In more than one hundred tried-and-true recipes, award-winning food historian Peter G. Rose draws on traditions that date back to the Middle Ages, as well as her own reminiscences of her native country, and suggests many ways to incorporate these true Dutch treats into American celebrations. The book not only talks about the history and recipes of St. Nicholas Day celebrations, but also about Dutch specialties for Christmas and New Year’s. Rose includes recipes for savory cookies and party treats as well as menus and recipes for the parties that might happen between the feast days. Divided into two parts, part one discusses the history of St. Nicholas, how he was brought to America and became Santa, and the other changes that have taken place here as well as in the Netherlands. The second part consists of 111 recipes that are easy to make and easy to love. Delicious December is for anyone interested in food and history, and those of Dutch descent will find many old favorites here, together with new, fresh ideas based on long traditions. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR DELICIOUS DECEMBER “Peter Rose is a national treasure, a rare writer who understands history and a very specific place, and in this book she uses that knowledge to leave me wanting nothing more than Christmas (or a holiday if you prefer, or a long, snowy afternoon) in the Hudson River Valley and beyond. This is a wonderful book!” — Molly O’Neill, author of One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking: 600 Recipes from the Nation’s Best Home Cooks, Farmers, Fishermen, Pit-masters, and Chefs “What a treat! Not only does Peter Rose provide us with an enjoyable history of Santa Claus but also with seasonal recipes of treats to enjoy while reading. Now, when asked about St. Nicholas, Sinter Claes, or Santa Claus I can safely refer people to a reliable source.” — Charles T. Gehring, Director, New Netherland Research Center “Delicious December is really two great books in one, revealing the little-known Dutch origins of American Christmas traditions, while also bringing into American kitchens dozens of lovely, festive Dutch recipes that few American cooks have ever heard of. Like a wonderful Christmas present, this book gives us historical insights we have long wished for—as well as delicious surprises we did not even know to ask for.” — Stephen Schmidt, food historian and author of Master Recipes: A New Approach to the Fundamentals of Good Cooking “Peter Rose knows more about Dutch life and lore than anyone I’ve ever come across, and she’s done it again! This exuberant excursion into the world of Christmas reveals the Dutch roots of many of our holiday traditions and, best of all, provides us heaps of richly tempting recipes to make everyone’s favorite season even more memorable.” — Nach Waxman, owner, Kitchen Arts & Letters, Inc. “A must-read for those interested in the origin of Santa and lovers of feel-good holiday season food.” — Rob de Vos, Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to New York

The Little Book of Christmas Joys

432 Things to Do for Yourself and Others that Just Might Make this the Best Christmas Ever

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Author: Jackson Brown

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1418557323

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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This delightful book reveals 432 unique ways to spread the Christmas spirit.Includes suggestions for decorating, gift-giving, cultivating personaltraditions, and more.

Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel

A heartwarming feel good romance

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Author: Karen King

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786815524

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Snowy rooftops, mulled wine, and a hot single dad. Not the Christmas Saffy wished for… but maybe the one she needs? Twenty-nine year old Saffron Baxter knew her holiday plans didn’t stand a chance the moment her sister called to say she was stuck abroad with no hope of being home before Christmas. Saffy would just have to abandon thoughts of wild festive parties in the city and head down to remote Cornwall. Because every year her sister hosts a huge Christmas meal for all the single parents in her village. And Saffy knows it’d break her heart to let them down. Arriving as snow starts to fall over the thatched cottages of the little harbour town of Port Breok, she meets Logan – the tall, fair-haired, blue-eyed, devoted single dad who lives next door, with his adorable daughter Chloe. At first she thinks he might help her make Christmas Day extra-memorable, but he just seems convinced she’ll never manage – that she’s just a party girl who doesn’t care about Christmas, or anyone’s feelings. Maybe he’s right. After all – she doesn’t want to settle down, she’s only there for a few days… But she’s still determined to do her sister proud with gorgeous decorations, the most beautiful real tree – complete with extra twinkly lights, and delicious mince pies. To make it a Christmas everyone will remember, especially little Chloe. Even if, when the mistletoe comes down, she knows she’ll probably never see Logan again… The perfect festive romance novel, ideal for fans of Nora Roberts, Jenny Hale and Debbie Macomber. Readers love Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel: ‘Oh my, what a fabulous romantic and festive read!...There really is so much to love about this story… a truly fabulous feel good read that will definitely have you feeling all loved up and romantic by the end. The perfect festive read.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Fantastic from the first page to the last. I really didn't want it to end at all. So enchanting and romantic and about finding your own happiness when you don't think you can… A simply fantastic read, highly recommend it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I loved this book!!! This one really had it all: fun characters, a break-up, an engagement, Christmas, and of course a crazy dog!’ My Life as a Dog Bed, 5 stars ‘Simply put this book was amazing! This book pulls at your heartstrings... Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A pure pleasure to devour this book, I just didn't want it to end, I was enjoying it so much… A wonderful Christmas book.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘Just what I was in the mood for!!... A great Christmas read that will leave you longing for more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘The perfect heartwarming and feel good Christmas novel. I loved everything: the plot, the description of Cornwall, the characters. It's a page turner I couldn't put down. Highly recommended!’ Scrapping and Playing, 5 stars ‘A beautifully festive and heartwarming story. Absolutely fantastic! Will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars ‘The perfect story to get you in the Christmas mood.’ It’s All About Books ‘I loved this light hearted, witty and romantic storyline that did touch on a couple of more delicate subjects and this was handled with great care… I would definitely recommend this book if you want something to get you in the festive spirit.’ Rea’s Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘A fantastic read from the first page to the last. Full of warm, relatable characters… A perfect festive read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

CHRISTMAS GOLD: The Greatest Holiday Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated Edition)

200+ Titles in One Volume: A Christmas Carol, The Gift of the Magi, The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Blue Bird, Little Women, The Wonderful Life, The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe and many more…

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Author: Charles Dickens,Anthony Trollope,Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,O. Henry,Leo Tolstoy,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Brothers Grimm,George MacDonald,Henry van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027222168

Category: Fiction

Page: 8099

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: A Christmas Inspiration and Other Stories (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Old Father Christmas (Juliana Horatia Ewing) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Twelve Days of Christmas Silent Night Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)…

Lizzie's Christmas Escape

A sparkling feel good Christmas romance

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Author: Christie Barlow

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786810883

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Christmas at Conwenna Cove

A gorgeous, uplifting festive romance set in a beautiful Cornish village

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Author: Darcie Boleyn

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591444

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Pack your bags for a festive trip to Conwenna Cove, just in time for Christmas... When Grace Phillips arrives in Conwenna Cove to help her parents move in, 30 years after their honeymoon in the village, she sees why they fell in love with the place. The festive decorations, carols in the air and constant supply of delicious mince pies certainly make it hard to leave. Not to mention mysterious, if abrupt, local vet Oli Davenport. It’s been two years since Oli lost his wife to cancer. He loves his eleven-year-old Amy and five-year-old Tom more than anything, and his world revolves around being both mum and dad to his children. He has no interest in romance until he crosses paths with beautiful and kind-hearted Grace. The sparks fly but both Oli and Grace are holding onto the fear of letting someone into their heart. As the snow falls and Christmas wishes come true can Conwenna Cove work its magic and help Grace and Oli find the happiness they both deserve? Praise for Christmas at Conwenna Cove ‘Cosy up by the fire with a mug of steaming hot chocolate and drift off to Conwenna... you won’t regret it. Another superb book from Darcie who seems to keep getting better and better. All my expectations were surpassed, this is a bundle of love, hope and Christmas joy...’ Ali – The Dragon Slayer ‘I just loved this book, such a festive treat and what a magical story!!... Will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside – really did love this one!!’ Donna’s Book Blog ‘I was giggling to myself in a few short minutes of starting the book... Brill! Once you get started with this read it may very well get stuck to your hands. It's a superglue read.’ Blooming Fiction ‘It was a treat to return to Conwenna Cove... I want to pack my case and have my own Conwenna Cove hug... A wonderful, heartfelt, festive read that left me sighing with contentment.’ KraftiReader ‘A delightfully romantic festive read... left me feeling warm and fuzzy with its wonderful characters, beautiful settings and in depth story lines.’ Lozza’s Book Corner ‘This is a fantastic festive read I have no hesitation whatsoever in highly recommending. I've loved other books by this author in the past but I think this is my favourite title from her so far!’ Splashes into Books ‘I don’t say this lightly, but this is the perfect Christmas read.’ Reviewerlady: Good ‘n’ Read-y ‘Oh what a truly wonderful and delightful read.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Brilliant! Love love love this! Finished last night, couldn’t go to bed until it was ended! Fabulous writing and a touching story. A few tears were shed in a good way!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘If you have never read a book by Darcie Boleyn you are definitely missing out. They really are a warm and loveable treat, I can't recommend them enough! Conwenna Cove is once again the perfect place to heal and find yourself. There is so much to love about this story with a beautiful sprinkling of hope, love and family – perfect!’ Rae Reads

Ein Tag im Dezember

Roman

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Author: Josie Silver

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641229936

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Ein Augenblick reicht aus, um sich zu verlieben. Doch es braucht ein halbes Leben, um sich zu lieben. Jack und Laurie begegnen sich an einem kalten Dezembertag. Es fühlt sich an, als wäre es die große Liebe, doch dann verpassen sie den richtigen Zeitpunkt um ein paar Sekunden. Erst ein Jahr später treffen sie sich endlich wieder, aber mittlerweile ist Jack mit Sarah zusammen, Lauries bester Freundin, und ihre Liebe scheint unmöglich. Was bleibt, ist eine Freundschaft, die über Jahre hält, in der sie einander Geheimnisse und Träume anvertrauen. Eine Freundschaft, die ihnen Halt gibt, auch wenn alles andere aus dem Ruder läuft. Aber so richtig vergessen können sie ihre Gefühle füreinander nie ...

We'll Always Have Christmas

A gorgeously uplifting and heart-warming festive romance

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Author: Jenny Hale

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812630

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Nigella Christmas

Food, Family, Friends, Festivities

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Author: Nigella Lawson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446412571

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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Nigella Collection: a vibrant new look for Nigella’s classic cookery books. ‘What comes out of your kitchen means more than anything from a shop ever will. The satisfaction of the season can stem from the stove.’ With her no-nonsense approach and inspirational ideas, combined with reassuring advice and easy-to-follow, reliable recipes, Nigella Christmas is guaranteed to bring comfort and joy, and make sure the season of good will stays that way. Here is everything you need to make your Christmas easy and enjoyable, from party food ideas and scrumptious cakes and puddings to the main event itself – turkey with all the trimmings, a vegetarian Christmas dinner or a wide range of delicious alternatives. With lusciously warm photography, evocative food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious Christmas present for friends and family. The more the merrier – cocktails, canapés and other scrumptious party food Seasonal support – soups, salads, sauces and serve-later side dishes Come on over – easy dinner ideas for stress-free suppers with friends The main event – from traditional roast turkey to the ultimate Christmas pudding... with all the timings you need for a stress-free Christmas Day. Alternative Christmas dinners – goose, beef, pork and a vegetarian feast Joy to the world – Christmas baking and sweet treats All wrapped up – mouthwatering gift ideas for a personal touch Christmas brunch – recipes to make Boxing Day special

Das kleine Sommerhaus am Meer

Roman

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Author: Jenny Oliver

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641224446

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Die perfekte Sommerlektüre von der Top-10-Autorin aus England: »Großartig geschrieben, voller Humor und mit einer wunderbaren Liebesgeschichte« - The Sun Mit dem Dorf Mariposa an der spanischen Küste verbindet Ava viele schöne Momente: von Eiscreme am Strand bis hin zu ihrem ersten Kuss. Als ihre Großmutter stirbt, zieht sie deshalb kurz entschlossen in deren Haus in Mariposa. Avas Bruder Rory hingegen will das geerbte Haus möglichst bald loswerden und reist ihr notgedrungen hinterher. Doch die Gassen von Mariposa und die Dorfbewohner, die sie schon ihr Leben lang kennen, wecken bald sorgfältig gehütete Erinnerungen in den Geschwistern. Vor allem Ava fühlt sich in die Vergangenheit zurückversetzt, besonders als sie den Schauspieler und Schwarm ihrer Jugend Tom trifft ...

The Grand Reopening Of Dandelion Cafe (Cherry Pie Island, Book 1)

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Author: Jenny Oliver

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474030793

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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'You know you're in for a treat when you open a Jenny Oliver book' Debbie Johnson From the top 10 best-selling author of The Summerhouse by the Sea Welcome to Jenny Oliver’s brand new Cherry Pie Island series! Home, Sweet Home....? There’s nowhere more deliciously welcoming...

Für immer am Meer

Roman

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Author: Veronica Henry

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641076374

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Urlaubsfeeling garantiert — dieser Roman gehört in jeden Reisekoffer Nachdem Jane Miltons kürzlich verstorbener Ehemann ihr nichts als Schulden hinterlassen hat, steht sie vor einer schweren Entscheidung: Sie muss ihre Strandhütte an der Südküste Englands, die seit fünfzig Jahren im Besitz der Familie ist, zum Verkauf anbieten. Hilfe erhält sie dabei von Ray, dem Verwalter der Strandhütte, der die warmherzige Jane nur ungern gehen sieht. Auch Janes Söhne und deren Familien sind mit dem Verkauf ganz und gar nicht einverstanden. Doch ein letzter langer Sommer in dem malerischen Ort Everdene liegt noch vor ihnen — ein Sommer voller Erinnerungen und unerwarteter Wendungen ...

Under the Table

Saucy Tales from Culinary School

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Author: Katherine Darling

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416566198

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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A deliciously entertaining memoir about one woman's adventures in the student kitchens of the legendary French Culinary Institute -- flavored with celebrity chefs, eccentric characters, and mouthwatering recipes To anyone who has ever dreamed of life in a French kitchen, imagining days filled with puff pastry and sips of vintage wine, Katherine Darling serves up a savory dose of reality in this funny, fascinating, and altogether delightful account of her time spent slaving over a hot stove, wrestling with veal calves, and cleaning fish heads at the French Culinary Institute in downtown New York City. As she goes from clueless amateur to certified chef, Katherine and her quirky fellow students learn the secrets behind the art of French cooking and frequently find themselves the objects of scorn and ridicule as their teachers wage psychological warfare over steaming pots of bisque. The kitchen, they soon discover, is no place for soft-hearted romantics. It's a cutthroat world, and no one ever made a soufflé without breaking a few eggs -- or cracking a few heads together. From the basics to the final exam, Darling reveals everything that goes into the making of a chef. Filled with delicious food lore and trivia, and including dozens of classic and original French recipes, Under the Table takes readers deep into the trenches of one of the world's most prestigious cooking schools -- and shows what really goes on behind the doors of every great restaurant kitchen.

Gourmet

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Author: Pearl Violette Metzelthin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cookery

Page: N.A

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Homemade German Plätzchen

And Other Christmas Cookies

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Author: Gabriele Altpeter

Publisher: SomePublisher

ISBN: 3945748003

Category: Cooking

Page: 118

View: 4746

Christmas is the time we call the most beautiful time of the year. The book Homemade German Plätzchen: And Other Christmas Cookies wants to invite you to go on a journey through a happy and joyful Pre-Christmas and Christmas period. Allow yourself to take the time to bake these homemade Plätzchen and smell the scent of the festive spices. The author has baked each and every one of the German Plätzchen, carefully describing and explaining all the required steps. The cookies were photographed the way they actually turned out, there is no cheating. The cookies introduced in this book had to withstand the most blatant of all critics - the author's sons. And as every mother or father will know, they don't hesitate to voice their opinion. All ingredients are given in this book, all that's missing to really make it perfect is YOU. Enjoy baking these delicious German Plätzchen!

Mr. Miracle

A Christmas Novel

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Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0553391623

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Includes a new story by Christina Skye Beloved author Debbie Macomber celebrates the most wonderful time of the year in this heartwarming Christmas novel of romance, hope, and the comforts of home—now a Hallmark Channel original movie! Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track—and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store. After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays, but this time she plans to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn’t plan to do is run into Erich Simmons. Addie and her next-door neighbor, Erich, are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they’re suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie braces for trouble. Perhaps it’s the spirit of the season or the magic of mistletoe, but Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought—and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right. With a little prompting from a certain angelic teacher, the two are in for a holiday miracle they’ll never forget. Praise for Mr. Miracle “Macomber’s Christmas novels are always something to cherish. Mr. Miracle is a sweet and innocent story that will lift your spirits during the holidays and throughout the year. Celebrating the comforts of home, family traditions, forgiveness and love, this is the perfect, quick Christmas read.”—RT Book Reviews “[Macomber] writes about romance, family and friendship with a gentle, humorous touch.”—Tampa Bay Times “Macomber spins another sweet, warmhearted holiday tale that will be as comforting to her fans as hot chocolate on Christmas morning.”—Kirkus Reviews “This gentle, inspiring romance will be a sought-after read.”—Library Journal “Macomber cheerfully presents a holiday story that combines the winsomeness of a visiting angel (similar to Clarence from It’s a Wonderful Life) with the more poignant soulfulness of A Christmas Carol to bring to life a memorable reading experience.”—Bookreporter “Macomber’s name is almost as closely linked to Christmas reading as that of Charles Dickens. . . . [Mr. Miracle] has enough sweetness, charm, and seasonal sentiment to make Macomber fans happy.”—The Romance Dish

Buried Past, Hidden Secrets

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Author: Anna Champney

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609111265

Category: Fiction

Page: 622

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Siblings Alex and Suzie Hennessy flee to Yorkshire, England, to avoid the Coventry Blitz in 1941, which was a series of bombing raids that took place in Coventry, England, by German Nazis in World War II. This is the story of the life of Alex and Suzie as they grow up on their cousins' farm and experience love as they search for the secrets hidden in the past, which affect their futures. Author Anna Champney, a published poet living in Halifax, West Yorkshire, enjoys cooking, reading, and cross-stitching. At the age of 19, she joined the Women's Royal Naval Service and has since become a financial officer. This is her first published book. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/BuriedPastHiddenSecrets.htm