Alissa Callen, Fiona Greene, Rachael Johns, Juliet Madison, Victoria Purman This collection of heartwarming Australian stories is full of the joys of the season and guaranteed to brighten your Christmas Under Christmas Stars – Alissa Callen [BRAND NEW STORY] Small–town teacher Freya George is determined to make up for last year's disastrous Christmas. This year she will stop at nothing to ensure that she and the Woodlea community have the best holiday season ever. But from the moment Freya meets cattleman Drew Macgregor, her plans unravel faster than red Christmas ribbon... Home For Christmas – Fiona Greene [FIRST TIME IN PRINT] When Sergeant Tate McAuliffe, stationed in Afghanistan, opens his Christmas care package from Australia, he is stunned by both its contents and the sender, Layla Preston. Little could Layla know that this impersonal–but–cheerful holiday gift is set to be the start of something big... The Kissing Season – Rachael Johns A wild past, a secret pregnancy and a disastrous marriage: every family has a black sheep...and Hannah Elliot is it. But when she returns to her home town of Wildwood Point, she is determined to stay on the straight and narrow. Then gorgeous Italian Matteo Della Bosca walks into her life and Hannah's resolve starts to slip... 12 Daves Of Christmas – Juliet Madison [FIRST TIME IN PRINT] Can love transcend time and space? An uplifting story of a lonely writer, her grandmother's ghost and a Christmas road trip to visit 12 different Daves. Christmas At Remarkable Bay – Victoria Purman [BRAND NEW STORY] Prickly Mara has hit a crossroads and is hoping a Christmas alone in idyllic Remarkable Bay will help. Police officer George is also alone for Christmas. Drawn together unwillingly, they try to stay out of each other's way. But Remarkable Bay is a small place...
A nostalgic celebration of Christmas past combines delectable recipes with stories, anecdotes, poems, and drawings that evoke the traditions, feasts, and festivities of the holiday season
A short Christmas story of three courses.
From the author of The December Deal comes another charming holiday story of finding love in the least likely places. Silver Morgenstern had a thriving, meaningful career as a surgeon working for charity organizations in war-torn countries. Then her life changed with one flick of the wrist. Now she's back in Wyoming, serving as an administrator at the local hospital. But shuffling paperwork is nothing compared to saving lives. Five years ago, Fisher Tibbs founded the successful social program Combat Children's Hunger. Giving back to kids brings a sparkle to his eye, especially after the loss of his own young daughter, but it can't mend the very real fissure in his heart. Ready to see his child again, he's preparing and planning a future for CCH that he won't get to witness. But when Fisher's application to be removed from the heart transplant list comes across Silver's desk, her next mission is clear: convince him life is worth the fight. But she never expects that the struggle to rescue his heart might just save her own. Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
His Mistress by Christmas
Author: Victoria Alexander
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
For three years, Lady Veronica Smithson has been perfectly happy as a widow—and thoroughly independent. Still, the right gentleman could provide the benefits of marriage without the tedious restrictions. And in Sir Sebastian Hadley-Attwater, renowned explorer and rogue, Veronica is sure she has found him. Sebastian will come into his inheritance in a matter of weeks—if his family deems him responsible enough. There's no better way to prove his maturity than with a wife. But though Veronica will share his bed, she refuses to marry. However, Sebastian has a plan: An intimate sojourn at his new country house will surely change Veronica's mind. For Sebastian never takes no for an answer. And he intends to persuade his Christmas mistress that they belong together—in this, and every season to come. . . "This Victorian yuletide romance provides erotic sizzle and delectably clever dialogue on every page." –USA Today
No Place Like Home
Author: Linda Lael Miller, Kat Martin, Mary Carter, Laura Florand
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
There's nothing more festive than a winter romance, and in these heart-warming stories, love is a gift that can take you by surprise. . . The 24 Days Of Christmas by Linda Lael Miller A matchbox advent calendar first brought Frank Rayner and Addie Hutton together. But that was years ago. There's no way the miracles of Christmas--and the magic of true love--could possibly be hidden under one of its tiny flaps. Or could they? Christmas Angel by Kat Martin When Angel Summers' first love, Josh Coltraine, joined the Army, she vowed to hate him forever. But now he's back in Savannah for the holidays--wishing for a miracle that could heal both their hearts. The Christmas Carousel by Mary Carter Single mom Georgia Bradley can't afford to fight the developers who want to tear down her beloved Rhode Island auction house--especially Adam Cavalier. But when she receives a mysterious gift, Adam becomes intrigued with its origin--and with Georgia. . . A Rose In Winter By Laura Florand Allegra Caldron knew the rule never to talk to strangers. But on a cold winter night in Provence, she breaks that rule--and more--with an irresistible man. Raoul Rosier seems thrillingly dangerous, yet why does Allegra feel so safe with him--even when she believes he's a thief?
A Very Coco Christmas
Author: Robert Bryndza
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
It's 1985, and eighteen-year-old Coco is home in London for Christmas after her first term at Aberystwyth University. She has started to write, and fallen hopelessly in love with Daniel Pinchard, a devilishly handsome musician from the wrong side of the river. But Coco's overbearing mother has other plans and resumes her campaign for Coco to meet and marry the 'right sort of man', preferably Kenneth, son of her best friends Adrian and Yvonne Rosebury, who will be joining them for Christmas. As snow falls softly over the city, and Coco tries to juggle a series of hilarious events, the stage is set for a Christmas lunch like no other. A Very Coco Christmas is a delicious, stand-alone 'prequella' to the smash-hit Coco Pinchard series, with a glorious cast of characters including Daniel's mother Ethel, sister Meryl - and a turkey called Jean Paul Belmondo...
The Christmas Star
Author: Sam Childs
Publisher: Scholastic Children's
When Mary and Joseph find that all of the inns are full, they wonder where they will stay for the night. One kind man offers his stable, and it is there that baby Jesus is born, beneath the shining star of Bethlehem. The story of the Nativity is gently re-told in this beautifully foiled gift book - now available as a mini edition.
Maybe This Christmas
Author: Jennifer Snow
All wrapped up . . . One more game. That's all that stands between NHL star Asher Westmore and a major career milestone. But then his brother bashes him against the hockey boards, sidelining him for months. Over Christmas holidays, no less. If staying off the ice doesn't drive him crazy, staying with his family will. The only bright spot amidst the mistletoe and twinkle lights: His best friend, Emma, is a physical therapist. And working out with her improves his body and his spirit. One last time. Emma Callaway was in trouble the minute she and Asher added benefits to their friendship. How is she supposed to resist a funny, caring guy who makes her toes curl? Her heart was safe while he lived in a different state. Now that he's back home recuperating, though, it's only a matter of time before she blurts out her feelings. Emma's only hope is that with a little holiday magic, she'll get the best Christmas gift of all. "With the perfect blend of hockey, heart, and heat, Maybe This Time is a winner!" --- USA Today bestselling author Debbie Mason *** The Colorado Ice series Maybe This Kiss Maybe This Time Maybe This Love Maybe This Summer Maybe This Christmas
Author: Susan Waggoner
Fans of nostalgia can craft their way through the holiday season with this newest volume by popular Christmas author Susan Waggoner. The 40 easy projects range from charming punched-tin votive holders, to Russian teacakes for holiday parties, to your very own edible gingerbread house (complete with miniature snowmen on the front lawn). Peppered with engaging facts about the holidays gone by, this is the perfect book for crafters who long for that vintage holiday look.
A Very Naughty Xmas
Author: Olivia Cunning, Cherrie Lynn, Cari Quinn, Stephanie Julian, Raven Morris
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
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...
Everybody wants it to snow at Christmas . . . Don't they? Asta's plane touches down in Ireland as the first flakes of snow begin to settle. As the weather worsens, it turns what should be a flying visit into a snowed-in Yuletide with her chaotic family. Asta fled her childhood village years ago, with a secret hidden deep within her. That secret is now a feisty sixteen-year-old - Kitty - who's keen to meet her long-lost relatives. It seems there are many family mysteries waiting to be unwrapped, along with the presents under the tree... Missing the man she left behind in London, yet drawn to a man she meets in Ireland, Asta is caught in an emotional snowstorm. Maybe this Christmas Asta will find a cure for her long-broken heart?
On Christmas Eve
Author: Ann M. Martin
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
A heartfelt gift for every family, sure to be shared over and over each year. Eight-year-old Tess is convinced this is the year she will finally meet Santa and experience the "Christmas magic." She also wishes with all her heart that her best friend's ill father will recover. Tess's faith in the season results in a Christmas Eve so wondrous, so sparkling, readers won't be able to help but feel transformed. Like trimming the tree and "It's a Wonderful Life"; baking cookies and "White Christmas"; ON CHRISTMAS EVE is sure to bring new holiday magic to readers' lives.
An Amish Country Christmas
Author: Charlotte Hubbard, Naomi King
Publisher: Kensington Books
In Willow Ridge, Missouri, the Christmas season is a time when faith brings peace, family brings warmth and new romance brings sparkling joy. Original.