My Spiritual Journey of Destiny, Healing and Hope
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The author of "The Christmas Box" shares the miracle story behind the original book as he describes his own spiritual journey and the experiences of people whose lives were changed by his book.
Author: Alice O. Howell
Publisher: Lantern Books
Lara, along with her refugee parents, finds herself marooned in an isolated little hotel in snowbound Norway before World War II. Left all alone, she finds two eccentric old English guests who teach her to ski. And she discovers deep love and wisdom from the grandfatherly carpenter Andreas, who teaches her that Christmas really is a universal event, open to every heart and every faith. A warm, luminous story about the real meaning of Christmas--from the author of The Beejum Book, whimsically illustrated by the artist Maggie Mailer.
Author: Jane Linfoot
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
Vor den Fenstern des kleinen Brautladens fällt Schnee, während Sera in ihrem gemütlichen Atelier Brautkleider entwirft. Zwischen ihren Fingern werden weiße Träume wahr. Nur ihre große Schwester Alice hat Sera noch nicht einmal nach einem Kleid gefragt. Doch dann geht in deren Hochzeitsplanung so einiges schief und Sera beschließt, ihrer Schwester zu der Winterhochzeit zu verhelfen, die sie verdient - auch wenn das bedeutet, dass sie sich gleich mit zwei attraktiven Trauzeugen herumschlagen muss. »Einfach entzückend - märchenhaft, lustig und unvergesslich.« Debbie Johnson »Wie eine perfekte Hochzeitstorte - wunderschön handgefertigt und voller Romantik.« Heidi Swain
Author: Jenny Edwards
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Family & Relationships
In this extraordinary memoir Jenny vividly recounts her past with emotional honesty making it an absorbing account of the incredible life of THE GREAT PROVIDER her father Ernest Johns. A Powerful true story of Love and Life.
Author: Helena Poortvliet
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
To save the herd and preserve the precious bloodlines, Jacques is chosen to escape France with three of the best, a young stallion and two mares. Just twenty years old, he has never been far from his familys farm and now is faced with immigration to the wilderness of Canada West. Escape from France was harrowing but not as difficult as getting out of England. Woven through the adventure, intrigue and romance, is an astounding tale of spiritual transformation affecting many from Southampton to Liverpool.
Author: Maureen Lennon
Long-listed for the 2006 Re-Lit Award for Best Novel For 15-year-old Cathy Mugan, "a place apart" is where she longs to be: apart from her mother, an unhinged, uncontrollable terror who explodes at the slightest provocation. So Cathy has a chance to work at a rectory for the summer, she seizes it. But "a place apart" is also where Cathy is: surrounded by violence, a cowering father, and a contemptuous brother, she is almost completely alone. Her closest friend exists only in her imagination, a frightening sign that perhaps Cathy has more in common with her mad mother than she - or the reader - wants to believe Stirring and dramatic, this is an unforgettable debut from Canada’s next major author. Engaging characters, enthralling scenes, and lyrical beauty will make A Place Apart stay with readers for years.
Author: Sandy Donovan
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Shows how the Middle Eastern Americans enrich the United States cultural mosaic with traditions, customs, and life experiences.
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
A NEW Cowboys of Cold Creek story from New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne! Hope Nichols has never felt as if she belonged anywhere except her hometown of Pine Gulch. So when she hears that her family's property, Christmas Ranch, is set to be shut down forever, a determined Hope heads home. She refuses to let anything ruin her holiday—this will be the most memorable ranch Christmas ever! And thanks to hunky former navy SEAL Rafe Santiago and his adorable nephew, she might just pull off that miracle. Plus a heartwarming RaeAnne Thayne favorite from the Cowboys of Cold Creek series, A Cold Creek Holiday, also included in this book! "A richly plotted story with characters that are easy to care about, this one is as emotional as it is funny." —RT Book Reviews on A Cold Creek Holiday
Author: Gil McNeil
Publisher: A&C Black
Didn't anyone tell you that divas don't knit? Knit-one... Jo Mackenzie needs a new start and jumps at the chance to take over her grandmother's wool shop in a small seaside town. Purl-one... But it's not going to be easy with two young sons to cope with, an A-list actress moving into the local mansion and a knitting group addicted to cake. Stitch and Bitch! Gil McNeil's funny and uplifting novel turns prejudices and assumptions upside down, telling it how it really is in the world of knit-one, purl-one.
A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
Author: Christopher Moore
Publisher: Hachette UK
Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas and little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a Christmas miracle. Josh is sure he saw Santa take a shovel to the head and now the seven year old has only one prayer: Please Santa, come back from the dead! But coming to Earth, seeking a small child whose wish needs granting, is none other than Archangel Raziel. Unfortunately, he's not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch and before you can say 'Kris Kringle,' he's botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos, culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen.
Further Tales of Holiday Joy
Author: Joe Wheeler
Joe Wheeler's bestselling Christmas in My Heart series brings joy to readers by reawakening the true spirit of the season within themselves. His two previous collections make gifts that send a cherished message of love and help families establish a cozy holiday tradition of reading these stories together. In Christmas in My Heart: A Third Treasury, Wheeler offers more warm, tender, and beautiful stories, such as the tale of a young girl who dreams of getting a doll for Christmas or the story of the little orphan who radiates the love of holidays. No family will want to miss out on these lovely stories.
Author: Barbara Bailey & Marilyn Williams
Whispers of Hope is book three in the continuing story of Anna and is also set in down east Maine. Growing up, Anna had been without the love of a mother from the early age of three. Not only was her mother to die but Anna, along with her brother and sister were to be taken away from all they loved and raised by an angry and often abusive father. These hard and unimaginable times left their mark on Anna. Only her determination and faith in God gave her the courage to go on. Now being left on her own to face the many challenges of raising her own children, Anna began to pray for even a Whisper of Hope for a better life. This is a book that everyone should read as it shows that even in the darkest of times, light will always follow.
Author: Charles Dickens,Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Dickens's A Christmas Carol is now as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding. This attractive edition features original illustrations as well as Dickens's four other Christmas Books. An introduction and notes provide interesting historical background information and two appendixes include Dickens's article, 'What Christmas Is, As We Grow Older' and facsimile pages from Dickens's reading version of A Christmas Carol.
Author: Julie Miller
An injured undercover agent must keep an innocent nurse from getting caught in the crossfire in the latest installment of The Precinct With his life bleeding out from bullet wounds and a car crash, Charles Nash's best option is to kidnap the innocent nurse who stops to help him. At gunpoint, the jaded DEA undercover agent offers Teresa Rodriguez a desperate deal: if she keeps him alive long enough to find out who's blown his cover and set him up to die, she'll be home for Christmas. As the two go on the run from an unknown killer, the Good Samaritan gives Nash a bad case of unprofessional desire. He's drawn to the sexy little spitfire for her bravery, boldness and attitude. But how can he count on kissing her under the mistletoe when so many enemies are working to ensure they don't make it to the holidays?
Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice
Author: Melanie Falick
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
For many people, the best part of the winter holidays is the anticipation: planning the perfect gifts, decorating the house, looking forward to seeing family and friends. Holidays can be particularly special for knitters, whose preparations often start months in advance and involve their own creations. In Handknit Holidays best-selling knitting author Melanie Falick presents an eclectic collection of more than 50 original gifts, decorations, and clothing pieces for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the winter solstice, providing year-round inspiration for knitters of all levels. Created by top knitwear designers, the projects include colorful ornaments; funky and classic Christmas stockings; a wire-and-bead menorah; sparkly ribbon scarves; a poncho and matching dog sweater; and a range of super-quick projects for that last-minute holiday rush, from a Santa hat, to elf caps, to flower pins. Rounding out the volume are a few grand projects—an Aran tree skirt, a patchwork afghan, a lace shawl—destined to become family heirlooms, plus features on such topics as the origin of the Christmas stocking, the meaning of the winter solstice, knitting for charities, strategies for finishing holiday knitting (on schedule!), and even a delicious recipe for festive crescent cookies. Beautifully photographed by Susan Pittard, Handknit Holidays is a creative celebration of the holiday season and a treasure for all knitters who seek to bring more of their own handwork—and artistry—into their daily lives and their holiday festivities.