Ring in the season with this charming short-story trilogy by internationally-bestselling authors Juliet Blackwell, Sophie Littlefield, and Rachael Herron. Darling Bay’s favorite Santa Claus has just died, but before the beloved Earl passed, he wrote a few really important letters. The letters are acting as matchmakers in Earl’s absence, and three couples get pushed together by his ribbons of ink. Merriment shimmers, hearts are gladdened, and kisses are stolen during the storm that moves into Darling Bay over the holiday weekend. The storm threatens to shut down the whole town, but as hearts waken, will love triumph over all as Earl pulls heartstrings from above? Don’t miss this heartwarming holiday charmer: Scroll up and CLICK BUY!
Christmas Tales, Social Sketches & Children's Stories: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Battle of Life, The Haunted Man, Sketches by Boz, Mudfog Papers, Pearl-Fishing, Child's Dream of a Star…
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Musaicum Books
Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Complete Short Stories of Charles Dickens: 190+ Titles in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Christmas Novellas A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Short Story Collections Sketches by Boz Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey' Clock Reprinted Pieces The Mudfog Papers Pearl-Fishing (First Series) Pearl-Fishing (Second Series) Christmas Stories Other Stories Children's Books Child's Dream of a Star Holiday Romance Stories About Children Every Child Can Read Criticism Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens The Limitations of Dickens by Henry James The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot by Andrew Lang David Copperfield by Virginia Woolf Biographies Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster Dickens' London by M. F. Mansfield Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.
Available together in ebook for the first time ever, this duo of brilliant short stories featuring a guest appearance by DI Tom Thorne showcases the crime writing talent of number one Sunday Times bestseller Mark Billingham. Underneath the Mistletoe Last Night When young Jack finds 'Father Christmas' dead beneath the tree, DI Tom Thorne, who has volunteered to work on Christmas Day, must get to the truth with the help of his reliable team and some incriminating evidence. Stepping Up When a retired boxer is persuaded to join an exercise class by his daughter, he sees a woman whose face has haunted him for forty years. He used to be a minder for underworld criminals and Zoe was always in their circle. So when she gets in trouble with another class member, he's there to protect her, as he used to - whatever it takes.
A boxer on a street corner, Confederate soldiers skidoo from Gettysburg, a chess prodigy from Mars, a masked man with a bull whip that hunts down Civil War bushwhackers, a broken heart, and other fast-moving short stories comprise the contents of this book.
An Anthology of Three Premiere Novellas by Marcia Lynn McClure (Novella 1) THE UNOBTAINABLE ONE THE CHILD WAS STRAWBERRY-SWEET AND LOVING...BUT THE MAN WAS FORBIDDEN FRUIT. Annette Jordan had accepted the unavoidable reality that she must toil as a governess to provide for herself. Annette Jordan had accepted the unavoidable reality that she must toil as a governess to provide for herself. Thankfully, her charge was a joy-a vision of youthful beauty, owning a spirit of delight. But it was Annette's employer, Lord Gareth Barrett, who proved to be the trial-for she soon found herself living in the all-too-cliche governess' dream of having fallen desperately in love with the man who provided her wages. The child loved her-but could she endure watching hopelessly as the beautiful woman from a neighboring property won Lord Barrett's affections? (Novella 2) THE GENERAL'S AMBITIONS SHE HAD BEEN SELECTED TO MARRY AND BEAR THE PROGENY OF THE SON... Seemingly over night, Renee Millings found herself orphaned and married to the indescribably handsome, but ever frowning, Roque Montan. His father, The General, was obsessively determined that his lineage would continue posthaste-with or without consent of his son's new bride. But when Roque reveals the existence of a sworn oath that will obstruct his father's ambition, will the villainous General conspire to insure the future of his coveted progeny to be borne by Renee himself? Will Renee find the only means of escape from the odious General to be that of his late wife-death? Or will the son find no tolerance for his father's diabolic plotting concerning the woman Roque legally terms his wife? (Novella 3) INDEBTED DELIVERANCE SNOWBOUND AND ISOLATED...SHE HAD NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO ENDURE THE WINTER IN THE COMPANIONSHIP OF THE BRUTAL RACE TREVELIAN... Chalyce LaSalle had been grateful to the handsome recluse, Race Trevelian, when he had delivered her from certain tragedy one frigid winter day. He was addictively attractive, powerful and intriguing-and there was something else about him-an air of secreted internal torture. Yet, as the brutal character of her emancipator began to manifest, Chalyce commenced in wondering whether the fate she now faced would be any less insufferable than the one from which he had delivered her. Still, his very essence beckoned hers. She was drawn to him and her soul whispered that his mind needed deliverance as desperately as she had needed rescue that cold, winter's noon.
Author: Christine Bell,Murphy Murphy,Stephen Patricia Peter Stephen Patricia Peter Stephen Patricia Peter Murphy Murphy
A satisfying category romance novella from Entangled's Lovestruck imprint... 'Twas the lie before Christmas... Leah Latrelle has landed herself in the proverbial holiday hot seat. In order to get her family off her back, she told a teeny lie about having a boyfriend. Then "boyfriend" became her "fiancé." Now Leah's family wants to meet Mr. Not-So-Real. But just when it seems her goose is cooked, her underwear-model-hot business partner offers Leah a deal she can't refuse... Mick Kilpatrick has had a thing for Leah for the last two years, but as a single dad, he can't risk anything serious. Still, if he's going to play son-in-law, he'd better make it damn convincing...even if Leah's ready to roast his chestnuts over an open fire. That is until Leah realizes just how attracted she is to him. Because maybe-just maybe-her naughty lie might turn into something more than nice. Previously sold as White Lie Christmas on the Entangled Flirt imprint in November 2013.
Can you imagine . . . Sitting at the feet of Jesus, Hearing the kindness in His voice while He explains mysteries of the ages as the angels, in chorus, rejoice? "Through Eyes of Faith" takes you on a poetic journey of faith, strengthening your walk with God and encouraging your reliance on His promises. Faith is more than simply saying, "I believe." Even Satan believes in Jesus, and trembles at the mention of His name. When the soul and the heart are actively engaged in discerning God's presence, faith is released to work in the lives of His people. "Through Eyes of Faith" is a collection of ninety-three faith-building poems- insightful, uplifting, and often humorous. When you choose to sit at the feet of Jesus, you will learn to see "through eyes of faith" and receive the power to say, like Paul, "I can do everything through him who gives me strength" (Philippians 4:13 NIV).
Three seasonal stories set in Paris at Christmas, from the celebrated creator of Inspector Maigret. It is Christmas in Paris, but beneath the sparkling lights and glittering decorations lie sinister deeds and dark secrets... This collection brings together three of Simenon's most enjoyable Christmas tales, newly translated, featuring Inspector Maigret and other characters from the Maigret novels. In 'A Maigret Christmas', the Inspector receives two unexpected visitors on Christmas Day, who lead him on the trail of a mysterious intruder dressed in red and white. In 'Seven Small Crosses in a Notebook', the sound of alarms over Paris send the police on a cat and mouse chase across the city. And 'The Little Restaurant in Les Ternes (A Christmas Story for Grown-Ups)' tells of a cynical woman who is moved to an unexpected act of festive charity in a nightclub - one that surprises even her...
Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Tribute to Moms will help you show your thankfulness to the many moms in your life, be it your mother, stepmom, mother-in-law, or even your best girlfriend who is a mother. It's your chance to tell them how much they mean to you and how much you care.
A Collection of Short Stories, Poems, Illustrations, and Humor from Olden Days
Author: Donna Winters
Publisher: Bigwater Publishing
The new iron-smelting town of Fayette, Michigan held no promise for sixteen-year-old Lavinia McAdams. The moment she arrived, she took as instant disliking to its muddy streets, acrid smoke, and dirty furnace men. The sooner she could return to her hometown in Canada, the better. Then Huck Harrigan came along to challenge her thinking and soften her iron will. Could she really find happiness in this raw, new town with a "pig iron" Irishman from across the bay?
As a five-year-old, Shelley Fraser is known for mischief. On Halloween in l949, she fancies her brother's devil costume and persuades her mother to hem it up for her. But her plan to scare the total baloney out of the neighbor's babies backfires. At kindergarten, she throws a six-year-old birthday party never to be forgotten, falls in love at juice time, and learns to read. Six weeks into first grade, she becomes one of over 30,000 falling down the Polio Hole--which is the way she thinks of the illness sweeping across America. During those years of dealing with braces, crutches, the loss of muscles that will never come back, she finds she is still very much who she always was, only more aware of the world's miracles. With a lasting lesson from her night visitor in the Isolation Hospital and a second chance as the Halloween Queen with her sweetheart Richard, she also earns a dog named Buddy, a horse with the nickname Lightn', and the friendship of a woman who teaches the enchantment of letters that can be read only with a mirror. Shelley's battle to overcome the nightmare illness that changed America is woven into the story of the scientific development of the vaccine that nailed shut the Polio Hole. The efforts to bury the Hole worldwide is a major challenge of the twenty-first century.
Strife is the Winner of the 2007 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. Strife is a rich and densely written novel that provides a dark exposé of the tension between modernity and tradition, and deep insights into culture in Zimbabwe in the 21st century. Chinodya explores the powerful draw that conflicting ideologies exercise over an emerging middle-class that at once yearns for autonomy and unconsciously desires the irresponsibility of an all-pervading destiny. Tracing the Gwanagara’s roots back over a century, Chinodya interweaves past and the present, juxtaposing incidents never forgotten or resolved, revealing how memory becomes an actor in lived time. A large family grows up in Gweru. Their father aspires to be an enlightened Christian man; he sees his children through school and college where they do well. But as adults, they are struck by illness. Who is to blame? Who is to cure these ailments? What wrongs have they committed to offend the ancestors? How can atonement be made? Can education, science and medicine provide any solution? Their mother, the moon huntress, seeks out the answers and the cures in traditional beliefs and customs.