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The Christmas Key

Author : Emily Thomas (Christian author)
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Anne finds a key among her Aunt Edie's holiday decorations as she is busy preparing for Christmas and soon discovers that it unlocks a cubby in the church's Advent cabinet, which contains a beautiful sapphire ring. She wonders if the ring may belong to her recently deceased great-aunt and if so, why it is not among her other jewelry? Meanwhile, the production of the Christmas play is in jeopardy when costumes go missing and the director becomes ill.

The Christmas Key

Author : Amy Weaver
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The Christmas Key

Author : Lori Wilde
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There’s a legend in Twilight, Texas. If you sleep with a kismet cookie under your pillow on Christmas Eve, you will dream of your one true love. She saw him in her dreams . . . It’s impossible! Naomi Luther was standing face-to-face with the man she’d dreamed about over a year ago. Was it the magic of kismet Christmas cookies that brought him to her? Or is there an even greater force at work? All Naomi knows is she is falling, hard and fast, for the one man all good sense says she should not have. She was his buddy’s sister . . . Rebellious Mark Shepherd found order in the Marines but chaos on the battlefield. In a mission gone wrong, Mark is injured and one of his fellow soldiers loses his life. Haunted by guilt, he arrives in Twilight to keep a solemn promise. But when the Luthers mistake him for their handyman, he’s swept up in playing Santa to his buddy’s orphan son . . . and falling hard for Naomi’s irresistible bright spirit and sweet, sexy smile. But what will happen when she learns the truth?

Christmas Key

Author : stephanie taylor
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*This box set includes the first two full-length novels of the series plus one of the novellas. There is no ending in this box set as the series is ongoing! When stagnation threatens the future of her beloved island, 30-year-old mayor Holly Baxter goes head-to-head with the community’s elderly retirees. With secrets swirling, family drama brewing, and an ex-boyfriend hanging around, can Holly find a way to save her slice of paradise? Her best bet is to allow a reality show to film on the island, but not everyone is thrilled to have cameras and prying eyes on Christmas Key. In fact, one of the locals is more than happy to let her know how he feels about the situation, and before she knows it, Holly is defending her choices in front of the whole island... The first two books of the Christmas Key series are filled with romance, possibility, and family drama. The accompanying novella brings Holly’s family history to life. What are you waiting for? Visit Christmas Key today: palm trees, sunshine, open waves, and a small town filled with eccentric islanders awaits you...

The Magic Christmas Key

Author : Amanda Benneyworth
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Christmas is fast approaching, but what happens when you don't have a chimney? How will Father Christmas deliver the presents? Come on a journey to find out just how magical Father Christmas can be.The perfect rhyming story to let your children know that chimney or no chimney, everyone gets a visit from Father Christmas!

The Christmas Key to Her Heart

Author : Jen Peters
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After fifteen years as a widow, is it Nora's turn for love?Nora Cooper has spent long years running her restaurant, raising her kids, and keeping a lock on her heart. Now she's tired-especially with Christmas coming and trying to pull her son's wedding together in four short weeks. She can't help but wonder how empty her life will be with the kids moving on. When retired CEO Forrest Holt visits McCormick's Creek, Oregon, something about the small town charms him. He's entranced with the way strangers are welcomed, with the way townspeople pull together, and especially with the way Nora Cooper lights up a forgotten feeling inside him. But he's used to love 'em and leave 'em relationships, and she's not that type. As her son's Christmas wedding draws ever nearer, Nora's life becomes a flurry of activities after long days of work. Can she make time for Forrest, who is beginning to open her heart? And is he willing to risk himself and commit to more than a fling?

A Little Nonsense Christmas Key Book Five

Author : stephanie taylor
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It's wedding season on Christmas Key, and with the arrival of a Hollywood starlet and her groom-to-be, the locals are knee-deep in cake frosting and mysterious paparazzi. Can Holly Baxter pull off this top-secret wedding and make her famous guests happy? And will the nuptials of a wealthy couple leave two of the islanders with the kind of wedding envy that makes them wish they'd never even planned to say "I do"? Changes are happening fast on the growing island, and Holly realizes quickly that everything is better if you leave room for a little nonsense!

The Christmas Key

Author : Phillipa Nefri Clark
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A hot summer Christmas Day is just around the corner in the Australian seaside town of River’s End. Beachside BBQs and sumptuous dinners are on the menu. But Martha Blake is like a dog with a bone, determined to solve the last of the cottage mysteries. She and great-niece Christie begin a secret investigation. Meanwhile, Thomas is busy with his own clues and enlists a reluctant Martin. At Palmerston House, loving new couple Elizabeth and Angus face their greatest obstacle, and it might be too much to overcome. With everyone working at cross-purposes, who will find themselves in the middle, cast back into memories of a terrible mistake? Is love enough this time, as the beloved residents of River’s End deal with the fallout of the old mystery? Who, or what, will bring them all together in time for Christmas?

The Christmas Key

Author : Kim O'Brien
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After a recent divorce, Joanie Williams struggles to get her life back in order, but working in a nursery full-time while raising her two daughters, Natalie and Amelia, isn't as easy as it seemed. One daughter is flunking three subjects, and the other is riddled with tattoos. Already late for her Suddenly Single support group two nights before Christmas, Joanie rushes to the church only to run into her ex-husband, Mitchell, who claims to be there to meet Pastor Frank. But as they try to leave, the door is stuck, and the lock won't budge. With escape on the mind, from the building and each other, Joanie and Mitchell scavenge for a way out, but what they find is a key to emotions that have been locked away and ignored too long. Back at home, Natalie is reprimanding Amelia for allowing her boyfriend to come over when no one else is home when suddenly the doorbell rings...and Pastor Frank is on the other side. Forced to entertain Pastor Frank while Amelia and her boyfriend hide, Natalie discovers that she can't hold her family together herself, and Amelia realizes that she can't afford to let her.

Auntie Claus and the Key to Christmas

Author : Elise Primavera
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It's getting toward Christmas at the Bing Cherry Hotel, and Auntie Claus is preparing for her annual "business trip." Just before she is ready to leave, her favorite nephew, Christopher Kringle, begins to have doubts about the family business. To settle the matter, Auntie Claus summons Chris for tea, but like any self-respecting Kringle, Chris decides to take matters into his own hands: He plans to get on the Bad-Boys-and-Girls List on purpose! Even after his older sister, Sophie, reveals that their great-aunt, Auntie Claus, is really Santa's sister, Chris needs to see for himself, in order to believe. In this companion to the much loved Auntie Claus, come along on a magical journey with Sophie Kringle's little brother, Chris, to a place you may have seen only in your dreams. And discover that anything is possible, when you have the key to Christmas!

Christmas Key for Santa

Author : Amy W. Lee
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Curiosity gets the best of little Kate as she ponders how Santa will visit her home when there is no chimney. Mom presents Kate with Santas magic key to insure that Santa will visit their home and Kate will have a wonderful Christmas. Like many parents, I have answered the question of how Santa will get in our home to leave gifts and eat cookies when we have no chimney. A magic key of course is what I tell my children. This story is a simple explanation from a mother to her little girl that answers a question that many children have wondered over the years.

The Magic Christmas Key

Author : Leann B. Smith
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"All things are possible when you believe... Andy believes in Christmas, and encouraged by his grandfather, begins a marvelous adventure that starts with the gift of Santa's Magic Key. His papa asks Andy to keep the key safe. But Andy, in spite of good intentions, allows the Magic Key to get into the hands of others. The fun-loving chaos that ensues requires Andy to be honest and brave, leading him to Santa Claus himself. And learns that indeed, All Things are Possible When You Believe." --Book jacket flap.

Coco s Story

Author : Stephanie Taylor
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How does a woman end up as cold and calculating as Coco Baxter, ready to sell Christmas Key and do away with the only home her daughter has ever known? Growing up in Miami, Coco Baxter was a sweet little girl with a life of luxury and two loving parents. That should have been enough. But family secrets, betrayals, and disappointments have left her hardened and on a path of self-destruction. At sixteen, Coco is angry and looking for new ways to get under her parents' skin. But will the shoplifting, older boys, and her out-of-control behavior teach her parents a lesson, or will Coco be the one to get schooled? Coco's Story is a companion novella to the Christmas Key series. It offers the reader a chance to see what Coco's life was like before the island, and how her choices and relationships made her the woman that Holly and the other islanders love to hate. It can be read at any point in the series!

The Edge of Paradise

Author : Stephanie Taylor
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Mayor Holly Baxter has her hands full: the island is hosting a group of rowdy, swashbuckling weekend pirates; her ex-boyfriend's new love interest has decided to stick around; mysterious holes keep popping up all over the island; and a new family is ready to make Christmas Key home--a family that includes rambunctious six-year-old twin boys. After leaving the island on Christmas Eve, River O'Leary has started texting and calling Holly again, stirring up feelings in her that she's been too busy to ponder. But will having River back in her life finally free Holly from the ties that bind her to her ex? Can Holly solve the mystery of the holes before the other islanders start lobbing accusations at their guests? And will having little ones on Christmas Key be a fun distraction, or more mischief than the locals are prepared to handle? Book three of this romantic comedy series takes you all the way to the edge of paradise!

Christmas in the Key of C

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Everyone's favorite carols with chord symbols, lyrics and an extra lyric sheet for family and friends to sing along. Includes "Jingle Bells," "Jolly Old St. Nicholas," "Up on a House Top," "Auld Lang Syne," "O Christmas Tree" and more.

Santa s Magic Key

Author : James Eric
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The Secret Key to Christmas

Author : Albert Benigno
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Billy-Bob is just a boy growing up in rural America, until a tragedy causes him to become mute. A violent encounter causes him to overcome this handicap and get a new dog. Then his pet becomes ill, and there is no veterinarian close by to treat him. This inspires Billy-Bob to become his town's first veterinarian and marry his high school sweetheart. This is a story of a man and his family, and of his wife's love and tenacious determination to help her husband succeed in the face of many seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Eva Galuska and the Christmas Carp

Author : Kathleen Clauson
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Eva Galuska and the Christmas Carp is a magical Christmas story told by Jozef Mieszko about his own life. He is a successful young man who has it alla beautiful golden-haired wife, two young sons who worship him, a rewarding career, and a home with great equitya fairytale, castle-like brownstone on Chicagos trendy Gold Coast. Jozefs parents, first generation Polish immigrants, achieved the American dream with sacrifice, tenacity, and hard work, and they own and operate an Old World-style Polish bakery and delicatessen. Their store is located in the heart of Bucktown, an old Polish neighborhood near St. Marys of the Angels Catholic Church, one of Chicagos actual historical landmarks, known for its spectacular golden dome, its glorious rooftop angels, and its mysterious blue light in the cupola that can be glimpsed from the Kennedy Expressway. Even though Jozef is proud of his family heritage and he enjoys helping his parents at their store, he realizes he is not a people person like his father, and he chooses a career as a computer programmer, rather than pursuing the family businessas his father puts it, Jozef prefers to lose his eyesight to blue-screened electronika. A few days before Christmas, Jozef makes a routine stop at his parents store on his way home from work and he runs into Eva Galuska, a strikingly beautiful, seductive woman, who is a friend of his family. Eva is a talented seamstress who has always seemed breath-taking and mysterious, but after their brief, flirtatious encounter in his fathers store, Jozef finds himself unexpectedly attracted to her and cannot get her out of his mind. This unexpected lust leads Jozef to question many aspects of his life and these confusing thoughts about Eva lead him to one particular childhood memory that haunts him, revealing his own guilt and feelings that he could have somehow prevented it from happening in the first place. For Jozefs family, the holidays represent the most profitable time of the year as well as the traditional Polish religious celebration of the birth of Christ. For Jozef, the glow of Christmas is a magical time, when anything is possiblethe twinkle of lights brighten the world at the darkest time of the year and at the same time, the celebration of Christs birth, is an impetus for spiritual rebirth. Jozef sets out on a journey of self-discovery, sharing his memories, perceptions, personal thoughts, and problems with the reader. He questions the blend of old rituals and superstitions with religion, in an attempt to discover his own beliefs and to resolve old conflicts, still smoldering from the past. His meeting with Eva unlocks a forgotten door in his childhood memories, revealing his uneasiness with a family Christmas Eve tradition and unravels a tangled paradox of hidden secrets among the layers of complex personalities, family traditions, superstitions, and faith. And in spite of his conscious efforts to differ from his father, Jozef finds that he possibly shares a secret with his father, to which he has been oblivious, his entire life. As Christmas Eve approaches, Jozef recognizes the tiny window of opportunity to resolve his personal issues once and for all. Eva Galuska and the Christmas Carp is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage and the languages, the culinary specialties, the folklore and superstitions of Chicagos ethnic communities, particularly focused on Chicagos Polonia. And the fictional story of Jozef Mieszko, intertwined with history and actual landmarks of Chicagos magnificent landscapes, reveals a contemporary, yet tangled plot, that could happen to any familyin America or elsewhere. This story at Christmastime is sheds light on Eastern European holiday traditions still practiced today, but also open the door for Jozefs spiritual awakening, and in a sense, his rebirth as he listens to the Black Madonna and follows St. Marys of the Angels mysteriou

The Christmas Children

Author : Irene Brand
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All she'd wanted for Christmas was to regain the faith she'd had as a child. Spending the holidays alone at a friend's home seemed the perfect answer for forty-something Carissa Whitmore-and what better town than Yuletide to help her find the holiday spirit she sought? But Carissa didn't count on sharing the house with Paul Spencer, her friend's brother, temporarily home from an overseas construction job...or the motherless family who'd been hiding out in the house. Acting as parents brought the former fashion designer and the handsome forty-something engineer together. Could the miracle of love bring the joy of the season back to Carissa...and give her the husband and family she'd always longed for?

Jake s Story

Author : Stephanie Taylor
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Officer Jake Zavaroni decides to leave his Miami beat after a traumatic event sends him into an emotional tailspin. His ex-girlfriend is another good reason to skip town, and putting more miles between the two of them is just a bonus. But once Jake arrives on Christmas Key, he realizes he's traded drugs, guns, and big city life for the much slower pace of a small town. The fact that the island's mayor is thirty, gorgeous, and feisty isn't lost on Jake as he gets settled in to his new home, and their fast-blooming friendship holds the promise of something more down the road... Jake's Story is a companion novella to the Christmas Key series. It offers the reader a chance to see how Jake ended up on the island, and how his relationship with Holly blossomed from their first meeting. It can be read at any point in the series!