A Fairy Tale for Christmas


Author: Chrissie Manby
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781473639744
Category: Amateur theater
Page: 432
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A wonderful, heartwarming and funny Christmas novel from Chrissie Manby, perfect for curling up with in front of the fire. What could be more magical at Christmas than a fairy tale come true? It's the festive season and the members of the Newbay Theatre Society, more commonly known as the NEWTS, are preparing to put on a show. Being cast as Cinderella is the realization of a dream for newcomer Kirsty, not least because she hopes starring in a panto under the direction of her boyfriend Jon will bring them closer together. But Kirsty soon learns that it's not all glitter and good cheer behind the scenes at the amateur theatre as bitter rivalries nurtured through decades, wardrobe mishaps and suspicious near-fatal accidents threaten to derail the production. And then there's Prince Charming himself. Will working together with Jon bring Kirsty her happy ever after... or reveal their love to be nothing but a 'showmance'? With Christmas just around the corner, it's going to take more than a Fairy Godmother to get Kirsty and her cast-mates to the ball.

Christmas at Mistletoe Cove

A heartwarming, cosy Christmas romance to fall in love with
Author: Holly Martin
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786812851
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
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Twelve Days of Christmas

A Christmas Novel
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553391755
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a particular challenge. No matter how hard she's tried to be nice, Cain rudely rebuffs her at every turn, preferring to keep to himself. But when Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper from the lobby of their apartment building, that's the last straw. She's going to break through Cain's Scrooge-like exterior the only way she knows how : by killing him with kindness. To track her progress, Julia starts a blog called The Twelve Days of Christmas. Her first attempts to humanize Cain are far from successful. Julia brings him homemade Christmas treats and the disagreeable grinch won't even accept them. Meanwhile, Julie's blog becomes an online sensation, as an astonishing number of people start following her adventures. Julia continues to find ways to express kindness and, little by little, chips away at Cain's gruff facade to reveal the caring man underneath. Unbelievably, Julia feels herself falling for Cain--and she suspects that he may be falling for her as well. But as the popularity of her blog continues to grow, Julia must decide if telling Cain the truth about having chronicled their relationship to the rest of the world is worth risking their chance at love.

One Wish in Manhattan

An uplifting, romantic Christmas story
Author: Mandy Baggot
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1910751480
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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‘I adored every single second … goes straight to the "My Favourites" shelf and is going to stay there FOR EVER … 10 stars out of 5.’ On My Bookshelf Christmas: it’s the most wonderful time of the year … to fall in love The temperature is dropping, snow is on its way and Hayley Walker is heading for New York with one wish … to start over. With her daughter Angel, Hayley is ready for adventure. But there’s more to New York than twinkly lights and breathtaking skyscrapers. Angel has her own Christmas wish – to find her real dad. While Hayley tries to fulfil her daughter’s wish, she crosses paths with billionaire Oliver Drummond. Restless and bored with fast living, there’s something intriguing about him that has Hayley hooked. Can Hayley dare to think her own dreams might come true – could A New York Christmas turn into a New York Forever? Travel to the Big Apple this Christmas and join Hayley and Oliver as they realise life isn’t just about filling the minutes … it’s about making every moment count. A big warm-hearted story, full of Christmas sparkle that will delight fans of Jane Costello, Miranda Dickinson and Lucy Diamond. One Wish in Manhattan has been shortlisted for the Romantic Comedy Award at the 2016 RoNAs (Romantic Novel Awards). What everyone’s saying about One Wish in Manhattan: ‘I adored this story … a beautiful, charming, sexy, heart-warming Christmas story that I couldn’t get enough of. A gorgeous, winter warmer. 5/5* read.’ Krafti Reader ‘I LOVED THIS BOOK … it's warm, sweet, romantic, likeable, cosy - just the perfect book to curl up on the couch in front of an open fire with. Gorgeous.’ Behind Green Eyes ‘If you love Christmas, and are looking for a book that will fit with absolute perfection, this is the book for you. I really loved it … so many laugh-out-loud moments … will have you laughing at the memory long after you've put the book down.’ Being Anne Reading ‘Leaves you with a lovely warm glow in your heart and a tear in your eye.’ Sincerely Book Angels ‘If I had to pick five Christmas themed novels to give to my friends this year I have to tell you that One Wish in Manhattan would be in that bundle. What an amazing, Christmas magical story this is … I simply adored One Wish in Manhattan.’ Keeper Bookshelf ‘I savoured and enjoyed every tidbit of this delicious book … The Ruggedly handsome and rich Oliver Drummond, the strong and beautiful Hayley Walker and her Clever and Funny daughter, Angel Walker (who made me laugh out loud) have won my heart ... I LOVED it.’ Lilac Diaries ‘I absolutely loved this story, such a feel good comedic read.’ Fiona’s Book Reviews ‘This is one that is going to join my ‘favourites’ bookshelf ... I can imagine curling back up with this one when I want to immerse myself in the festive bubble.’ Bookworms and Shutterbugs ‘This book made me feel so happy.’ Me Before Books ‘Yes, Mandy, I had tears streaming down my face as well as happy smile dancing on my lips as I finished reading this truly beautiful book wrapped up in a magical Christmassy wish… Mandy created a highly addictive, magical and uplifting book with seamlessly flowing plotlines and oodles of sparkle.’ The Nest of Books Review

One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill

A feel-good, heartwarming Christmas romance
Author: Mandy Baggot
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473551838
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Curl up by the fire with the ultimate seasonal romance, from the bestselling author Mandy Baggot! ‘I absolutely love Mandy’s books’ Milly Johnson Imagine the perfect Christmas Kiss... His strong arms around her waist, her hands on his face, the snow slowly starts to fall... It’s enough to make Isla Winters cringe! While her sister can’t get enough of this – increasingly common – sight on the streets of London, Isla’s too busy trying to stop Hannah’s wheelchair from slipping on the ice, and making sure she’s not too late to her dream job at Breekers International. But everything changes with the arrival of Chase Bryan, fresh from the New York office. He’s eager to learn everything about Isla’s beloved Notting Hill, but as the nights get colder, will cosying up to him come at a price?

His Housekeeper's Christmas Wish


Author: Louise Allen
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460387716
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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'Tis the season for mischief! Accidentally colliding with Tess Ellery on the icy streets of Ghent is definitely not how resolute bachelor Alexander Tempest, Viscount Weybourn, intended to start the festive period. He may have mistaken her for a nun, but there's nothing innocent about his reaction to Tess's delicious curves… When Tess is left stranded, Alex is honor-bound to take her home…as his housekeeper! And despite his long-held rule of spending Christmas alone, Tess's vivacity soon has this brooding lord determined to make all her Christmas wishes come true!

The Paper Bag Christmas


Author: Kevin Alan Milne
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 9781599951829
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Dr. Christopher Ringle is the last person you'd expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving. But it is there that he meets a young man named Molar Alan, who desperately needs a new perspective on the underlying value of Christmas. Dr. Ringle recruits Mo and his older brother as volunteers at a nearby children's hospital for the holiday season. At the hospital, Mo is tasked to help bring holiday cheer to the young cancer patients on the fifth floor. His biggest challenge is befriending a decidedly angry girl who is so embarrassed by her scarred appearance that she hides her face behind the safety of a paper bag. Almost in spite of himself, Mo finds that Christmas joy emanates from a source far greater than the North Pole, while the young girl learns that she is more beautiful than she had ever imagined.

Santa's Secret


Author: Serenity Woods
Publisher: Lyrical Press
ISBN: 1616505680
Category: Fiction
Page: 98
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Will the magic still be there when they wake on Christmas morning? Having long since lost his Christmas spirit, Rudi comes to Santa's Secret Village looking to sell the resort. His seven-year-old daughter already knows the truth about Santa, and neither of them is particularly in the mood for the festive season. Practically a recluse since the death of her husband, Eva's not looking for romance. Her trip to Santa's Village is for the sole purpose of making Christmas more festive this year for her young son. But Eva brings an unexpected sparkle to Rudi and Isabel's lives that renews their belief in the spirit of Christmas. As the weather grows colder, things heat up between Rudi and Eva. But will the magic still be there when they wake on Christmas morning? 48,102 Words

Nigella Christmas

Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Author: Nigella Lawson
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0307364011
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Nigella Christmas comprises reliable, practical, easy-to-follow recipes and inspiring and reassuring advice, presented in a gorgeous package that will make this the ultimate gift to yourself, your family and friends. Nigella Christmas will surely become an all-time perennial favourite, the book we will all reach for – for minimum stress and maximum enjoyment – at holiday season. Recipes include everything from Christmas cakes and puddings to quick homemade presents (cookies and chutneys); food to cook and freeze ahead; oven slow-cooking; “hero” ingredients; as well as party food and drinks. And, of course, exciting and inspiring variations for the Main Event – from traditional turkey, festive ham and special trimmings; to a Swedish or Polish Christmas à la Nigella; to a vegetarian Christmas feast. From the Hardcover edition.

A Town Called Christmas

A perfect festive romantic read
Author: Holly Martin
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786810921
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Step inside a beautiful winter wonderland where love, laughter and cosy nights by the fire will make this Christmas one to remember. Neve Whitaker loves managing the Stardust Lake hotel. She gets to work alongside her wonderful family and she’s spending Christmas on the most enchanting, snow-covered island in Scotland. So why is her heart so heavy this festive season? It might have something to do with gorgeous Oakley Rey. He is the man she loved more than anything. But when Oakley was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - on the other side of the world - Neve had to let him go, so Oakley could follow his dreams. But now Neve has a secret she’s struggling to keep, and when Oakley arrives on Juniper Island for Christmas she is thrown off balance. No matter how hard she tries to deny it, the old spark is still there. But can Neve let herself fall in love with Oakley again when he might not be there to stay? And will she finally get her happily-ever-after? Get swept away by this deliciously sweet and heart-warming tale, and spend an unforgettable Christmas on Juniper Island. Perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond, Carole Matthews and Miranda Dickinson. *This novel was previously published as Christmas Under a Starlit Sky* Read what everyone is saying about Holly Martin: ‘This was a fun and fabulous book to curl up with under the blanket and with a fire blazing … And best of all it made me excited for Christmas!’ Escapades of a Bookworm ‘Full of Christmas romance and just so gorgeous – you will not be able to put this book down!’ Rather Too Fond of Books ‘It captivated me, drew me in, held me under its magical spell and left me feeling as if I'd just stepped out of a winter wonderland, the fairy-tale sort.’ Becca’s Books ‘When I started this book I felt I should be wrapped up In blanket with a roaring log fire and a mug of hot chocolate… I loved every page of it!’ The Book Review Café ‘Totally adorable and very entertaining… In short this is more than an entertaining romance.’ Shelly Back Books ‘I loved this book, I really did. I literally devoured it in one sitting… absolutely bulging at the seams with feel good factor.’ Voracious Reader ‘I loved everything about this book… will certainly have you looking forward to one of the most magical days of the year.’ By the Letter Book Reviews ‘Made my heart melt just a bit… I could not put the book down.’ Hokkerups Bogblog ‘This whole book is just the most perfectly adorable, squishy, fluffy, festive, romantic and wonderful story!’ Paris Baker's Book Nook ‘Charming and sweet like a Christmas treat.’ For the Love of Books ‘Holly’s stories are always filled with a little bit of magic and lots and lots of strong relationships that make you all warm and fuzzy inside.’ Silke Reads and Writes ‘A "feel good" book that will keep you entertained on a miserable cold winters night.’ The Review Café ‘Holly Martin once again serves up a wonderful romance sprinkled with several laugh aloud moments and a generous offering of holiday magic!’ Kimberley’s Bookshelf ‘Fantastic heart-warming read that had me longing for winter evenings watching films with popcorn and cuddles.’ Afternoon Bakery ‘I very quickly lost myself in the setting of White Cliff Bay which was just so gloriously magical.’ Book Addict Shaun ‘This story is a real beauty, written in a magical and unique way. It’s a festive, beautiful and gripping feel-good read, perfect to snuggle up to on the sofa, with a lot of LOL moments and other memorable scenes.’ Sky’s Book Corner If you loved this book, you can read more about everyone from Juniper Island in Christmas under a Cranberry Sky.

The Holiday Swap


Author: Zara Stoneley
Publisher: HarperImpulse
ISBN: 9780008210458
Category: Christmas stories
Page: 332
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Daisy lives in the country surrounded by her animals. Flo lives the city life with a beach apartment. When both of them realise their boyfriends are no longer interested in them, they swap houses for the holidays and discover love in places they least expected it.

The Stupidest Angel (v2.0)

A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
Author: Christopher Moore
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061800325
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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'Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit. But not everybody is feeling the joy. Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle. No, he's not on his deathbed; no, his dog hasn't run away from home. But Josh is sure that 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 hold on! There's an angel waiting in the wings. (Wings, get it?) It's none other than the Archangel Raziel come to Earth seeking a small child with a wish that needs granting. Unfortunately, our angel'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. Move over, Charles Dickens -- it's Christopher Moore time.

One Christmas Wish


Author: Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481491628
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
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From beloved author Katherine Rundell comes a clever, funny, and poignant picture book about a lonely little boy who wishes not to be alone on Christmas. A young boy’s Christmas Eve wish on a shooting star leads to an adventure with an ever-hungry rocking horse, an angel whose wings are molting, a robin who has forgotten how to sing, and a rusting tin drummer boy in Katherine Rundell’s classic Christmas story, with Emily Sutton’s gorgeous paintings.

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery

A Novel
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062663003
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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It's the most wonderful time of the year… and the perfect moment to escape to a charming English village! From the beloved author whose novels are "sheer indulgence from start to finish" (SOPHIE KINSELLA) comes a delightful holiday story — funny, heartfelt, romantic and packed with recipes — perfect for the winter months. In the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne, the Christmas season has arrived. It’s a joyous time for family, friends, and feasting, as decorations sparkle along the town’s winding streets and shop windows glow with festive displays. And in Polly’s Little Beach Street Bakery, the aroma of gingerbread cookies and other treats tempts people in from the cold. Though Polly is busy keeping up with the demands of the season, she still makes time for her beekeeper boyfriend, Huckle. She’s especially happy to be celebrating the holiday this year with him, and can’t wait to cuddle up in front of the fireplace with a cup of eggnog on Christmas Eve. But holiday bliss soon gives way to panic when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland. Now it will take all of the villagers to work together in order to ensure everyone has a happy holiday. Full of heart and humor, Jenny Colgan’s latest novel is an instant Christmastime classic.

A Christmas Carol


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christmas stories
Page: 82
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Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

A Very Naughty Xmas


Author: Olivia Cunning,Cherrie Lynn,Cari Quinn,Stephanie Julian,Raven Morris
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481137287
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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This sexy anthology includes five stories written by some of the biggest names in erotic romance. Please enjoy, but sensitive readers beware, the contents may be so hot you get singed! SHARE ME by Olivia Cunning, NYT & USA Today Best-Selling Author Lindsey longs for an amazing Christmas Eve with her favorite band, Sole Regret, and spends one snowy night with two generous rock stars who love to share their gifts. JINGLE BALL by Cari Quinn, USA Today Best-Selling Author This Christmas, rocking the office holiday party has taken on a whole new meaning... LIGHT ME UP by Cherrie Lynn, NYT & USA Today Best-Selling Author She's dreaming of a little sparkle in her stocking this year. He's planning a night that's anything but silent... AN INDECENT PROPOSITION by Stephanie Julian Two men. One Woman. Half a million dollars. One very indecent proposition. CHRISTMAS IS COMING by Raven Morris The best gifts are all tied up with a bow...

A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree


Author: Colleen Monroe
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1410308596
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 20
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This charming tale of an overgrown pine always being passed by for Christmas, and what his woodland friends do to help him, is sure to become a Christmas classic. With delightful illustrations by wildlife artist Michael Monroe and enchanting text from Colleen Monroe, the birds, deer and squirrel of this story help make their special friend's wish come true.