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

Christmas at the Little Cottage on the Hill

An absolutely unputdownable feel good romance novel

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Author: Emma Davies

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786815710

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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One twinkling winter’s night, Ruby wakes her sleeping children and escapes for a new life in the countryside. It’s a choice that will change her life beyond all recognition… Arriving at the cosy little rental cottage as the first snow begins to fall, Ruby doesn’t regret leaving her bully of a husband for a moment, but she does feel guilty about uprooting her kids so close to Christmas. She can only wish that one day soon her son Jem will forgive her. It’s not long before the family are settled in and drinking hot chocolate by the fire, the flames kept roaring by a neighbouring woodsman called Angus. As big as a tree, but as gentle as a dormouse, all Ruby’s instincts tell her to be wary of letting this gorgeous stranger get too close. Is that the first tingle of festive magic Ruby can feel? Or might it even be hope? As Christmas day approaches and a blizzard sparks a power cut across the entire village, Ruby must force herself to believe in Christmas miracles again. Was she right to put her trust in Angus? With only flickering candles to guide her through the darkness, will she ever find her way back to the light? Wrap yourself up in this utterly gorgeous festive romance, perfect for anyone who loves Heidi Swan, Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond – and Christmas! What readers are saying about Emma Davies: ‘Simply brilliant… hooked from the first page and wanted to give it far more than the five stars… so heart-warming and romantic and uplifting and such a delight to read… has you in tears… An amazing read and so uplifting. I highly recommend I couldn't put it down at all.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Tears in my eyes and goose pimples galore!’ B Is For Book Review ‘This is a warm, sweet story… The ending left me with a massive grin on my face – although that was after a few tears (both happy and sad) too.’ After the Rain

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

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

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

View: 6102

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

Mit dem Schlitten auf Wolke sieben

Roman

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Author: Jenny Hale

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732529657

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

View: 7765

Für Carrie kommt die Familie stets zuerst. Doch dann tritt sie kurz vor Weihnachten eine neue Stelle als Kindermädchen an - und muss feststellen, dass nicht jeder das so sieht. Der attraktive Single-Vater Adam jedenfalls lässt sich selten zu Hause blicken. Warum verbringt er nur so wenig Zeit mit seinen Kindern? Carrie will das ändern und nimmt sich vor, den Kindern das schönste Weihnachtsfest überhaupt zu ermöglichen - zusammen mit ihrem Vater Adam. Und dabei verfällt sie nicht nur dem Zauber der Weihnacht ...

The French for Christmas

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Author: Fiona Valpy

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1909490636

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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‘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

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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Das kleine Sommerhaus am Meer

Roman

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Author: Jenny Oliver

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641224446

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8580

Die Top-10-Autorin aus England 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 Little Cottage on the Hill

A gorgeous feel good romance to escape with

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Author: Emma Davies

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813505

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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There’s blossom in the trees and daffodils as far as the eye can see. Maddie is looking forward to a fresh start in the countryside, but there’s just one little problem… Following a scandal at her high-flying PR agency, twenty-six-year-old Maddie flees London to help promote what she thinks is going to be a luxurious holiday retreat in the countryside. Everything is riding on her making a success of this new job… Yet when she arrives, Maddie is horrified to find a rundown old farm in a terrible state. The brooding and secretive owner, Seth, spent all his money on leasing the land when he fell in love with the beautiful, dishevelled farm cottages and the very romantic story behind them. When Maddie discovers an old oil painting by the original owner’s wife, she unlocks the secret of the farm’s history and quickly realises she must start getting her hands dirty if this very special place is going to have any chance of survival. As she and Seth begin working together, the stunning view from the top of the hill is not the only thing that’s leaving her breathless… After weeks of hard work the dream looks like it might become a reality, until a secret from Maddie’s past threatens to snatch it all away again. Can Maddie find a way to save the business and herself? Will she finally find a place to keep her heart within the crumbling walls of the little cottage on the hill? Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson who are looking to escape to the countryside and fall in love watching the seasons change. What readers are saying about The Little Cottage on the Hill: ‘A wonderfully uplifting enjoyable read to make you smile.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 5 stars ‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A lovely story that is engaging, heart-warming and perfect for an escape.’ I am, Indeed ‘This is a warm, sweet story… The ending left me with a massive grin on my face – although that was after a few tears (both happy and sad) too.’ After the Rain ‘A charming story that I enjoyed reading every second of.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘A wonderfully fun feel-good book… Beware that this book will have you binge-reading it in one sitting. It is that good. Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Flew through this one just like her others! A great feel-good light read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A cute fluffy feel good romance with some depth… Overall great read and sweet romance.’ Books and Quirks, 5 stars ‘A funny and heart-warming story, which makes you feel sad in parts and then lifts you up again with laughter in others…’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘Another great book from Emma, flew through this one just like her others! A great feel good light read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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

View: 8177

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

Is It Just Me?

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Author: Miranda Hart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444734172

Category: Humor

Page: 336

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Well hello to you dear browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? Does everybody struggle with the hazards that accompany, say, sitting elegantly on a bar stool; using chopsticks; pretending to understand the bank crisis; pedicures - surely it's plain wrong for a stranger to fondle your feet? Or is it just me? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you too dear reader) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path. Because frankly where is the manual? The much needed manual to life. Well, fret not, for this is my attempt at one and let's call it, because it's fun, a Miran-ual. I thank you.

Home For Christmas

(Stewart Island Book 9: A New Zealand Christmas Holiday Romance)

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Author: Tracey Alvarez

Publisher: Icon Publishing

ISBN: 0473418223

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Heartaches and Christmas Cakes

A wartime family saga perfect for cold winter nights

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Author: Amy Miller

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812355

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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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

View: 7299

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

1225 Christmas Tree Lane

1225 Christmas Tree Lane\Let It Snow

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Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0778313905

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7886

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