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Because It's Christmas

By Kathryn Shay
  • ISBN Code: : 1452427968
  • Publisher : Ocean View Books
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
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Welcome to one of Kathryn Shay’s high school dramas. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kids and the men and women who teach them! “BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS is a super modern day retelling of the clazzic IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.” Painted Rock Reviews To most people in the small town of Bayview Heights, high school principal Seth Taylor is a hero. But Seth has never forgotten the mistakes he made years ago with his students. And neither has reporter Lacey Cartwright, because one involved her brother, who’s now in jail. With her grandfather pressuring her to destroy Seth in the town newspaper, Seth invites Lacey to come to the school and see what the teachers really do with kids. Attraction then love flares between these two star-crossed people. If Lacey starts to show her support—and her true feelings—for Seth, she will she lose what’s left of her family? “The rich characterization and emotional intensity of BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS by Kathryn Shay will make you pull out a hanky for more than one intensely moving scene.” RT Book Reviews “You have to read this powerful, heart-wrenching story. Ms. Shay…is a truly gifted storyteller.” Old Book Barn Gazette “Like COP OF THE YEAR, this is more than just another romance. It had me in tears. I had to keep reminding myself, this is fiction. Kathryn Shay is one heck of a writer!” A reader

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 147357174X
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: secrets-of-the-railway-girls.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The second novel in the uplifting railway girls series. Perfect for fans of Nancy Revell and Margaret Dickinson. --------------------------------- Manchester, November 1940 As the war continues and secrets threaten the railway girls, they will discover the true meaning of friendship. --------------------------------- For Dot, her job on the railways is everything. Transporting parcels around the country gives her pride that she is doing her bit for the war effort, but a growing friendship causes problems when home and work collide. Joan loves her boyfriend Bob dearly, but when tragedy strikes, her heart is torn apart, and she is forced to make a decision that could hurt those she loves most. Meanwhile Mabel has finally found a place to call home and her relationship seems to be going from strength to strength. However, the relentless bombing in the Christmas blitz is about to destroy everything she holds dear, and she will need her friends' courage and generosity now more than ever. Brought together by their work on Manchester's railways, the three women find that with the support and encouragement of each other, they can get through even the most challenging of times. --------------------------------- **Maisie's brand new novel THE RAILWAY GIRLS IN LOVE is available to pre-order now. Just search: 9781787463981** Readers LOVE the Railway Girls . . . 'Beautifully written with a quiet charm' Jaffareadstoo 'Suberbly written . . . a gripping read' Ginger Book Geek 'Stunning . . . perfectly paced' Frost Magazine 'Poignant' Donna's Book Blog

1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Thirty-Four

By Shayla Black,Kylie Scott,J. Kenner,Kristen Proby
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  • Publisher : 1001 Dark Nights Press
  • Book Code : 1970077832
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 670
  • Pdf File: 1001-dark-nights.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Shayla Black, Kylie Scott, J. Kenner, and Kristen Proby. Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners. More Than Protect You by Shayla Black I’m Tanner Kirk—Certified firearms instructor and mixed martial arts enthusiast. When I filed for divorce at the end of an empty marriage, all I wanted was a vacation in paradise, not another woman in my life. But how can I possibly say no to Amanda Lund, a young single mom desperate to learn self-defense? I can’t. So I seduce Mandy until we’re burning up the sheets…and soon find my heart entangled with her bruised and battered one. But when a nemesis from her past tries to destroy our future by unearthing my secret, will she understand and forgive me—or give up on us forever? Love Song by Kylie Scott There’s always the one that got away. Or kicked you out... The new darling of rock n’ roll, Adam Dillon, is ready to show his ex-girlfriend, Jill Schwartz, what a mistake she made kicking him to the curb. So maybe he wasn’t the best of boyfriends. Writing great songs and climbing to the top of the charts isn’t easy. Only problem is, he's fast finding out that success isn't everything. Cherish Me by J. Kenner My life with Damien has always been magical, and never more so than during the holidays, a time for us to celebrate the hardships we’ve overcome and the incredible gift that is our family. Over the years, he has both protected and cherished me. He has made my life more rich and full than I could ever have imagined. This year, he’s treating me and our daughters to a holiday in Manhattan. With parades and ice skating, toy displays and candies. And, most of all, with each other. It’s a wonderful gift, a trip I will always cherish. But this year, I’m the one with the surprise. And I can’t wait to see the look of delight and awe when I finally share my secret with Damien. Shine With Me by Kristen Proby Sabrina Harrison hates being famous. She walked away from show business, from the flashing bulbs and prying eyes years ago, and is happy in her rural Oregon home, dedicating her life to her non-profit. Until Hollywood calls, offering her the role of a lifetime. Now she has to get in shape for it. Benjamin Demarco’s gym, Sound Fitness, continues making a name for itself in Seattle. And now, he finds himself with the task of training Sabrina, getting her in shape for the role of her life. He’s trained hundreds of women. This is his job. So why does he suddenly see Sabrina as more than just another client? **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

A Room Without Toys

By Suzanne Person
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 9781425909758
  • Total of Pages : 724
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 843
  • Pdf File: a-room-without-toys.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Room Without Toys is essentially the story of Victoria Windsor, beautiful and brilliantly gifted star of the London stage and apparently a woman to be envied. Yet when we go behind the velvet curtain which would ordinarily separate the actress from her audience, we find the reality of her life to be quite different. From a childhood which with one touching exception is a lonely one, we follow her through the frustration of endless auditions to the years of growing theatrical renown-years which at the same time are ironically the emptiest of her life-and finally to her meeting with the one man able to awaken her to her full potential, both as a human being and as a woman. The theme of all this is stated in the title for through much of Victoria’s life, she is indeed like a child in a room without toys. Many different elements combine to make this a compelling and yet highly readable novel. 1) A strong central character equally as fascinating as any of the real life actresses who has recently felt the urge to “tell all” in an autobiography. 2) The elegance and charm of its London setting-London with its theatres, its parks, its pubs, its centuries old association with the majesty of the British crown. 3) The glimpse it provides of the backstage world of the theatre-a world most people would otherwise never see. A Room Without Toys is more, however, than merely the whole constituted of these parts which are, after all, only things of the surface and the novel goes much deeper than that. Will a child starved for love and caring grow into an emotionally crippled adult for whom normal, interpersonal relationships are all but impossible? It is this vital psychological issue which the work attempts to explore as slowly Victoria Windsor learns to believe in herself, learns to trust and most important of all, learns to love.


By Jennifer Hanks
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  • Publisher : Bravia Books, LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 405
  • Pdf File: kasey.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The entire Dimarco Series is available on amazon One. Defining. Moment. Kasey Moore is happy to be home. Moving to New Hope as a teenager hadn’t been easy, but once she settled in, she couldn’t imagine herself living anywhere else. After four years in college, she’s finally back to living in the town she loves and working her dream job as a teacher at the Elementary School. For Kasey, her life couldn’t be more perfect. Until a school assembly, an arrogant man, and a hot encounter in a closet shakes up everything Kasey thinks she wants. Ten years as a Navy SEAL and Jackson Dimarco has come home. Ten years of rigid schedules, almost unreachable expectations, and being a part of something bigger than himself, has changed him. Coming home, trying to find himself, the last thing Jax wants to do is talk to an auditorium full of school kids about his time in the military, but when his brother signs him up that’s exactly what he ends up doing. And he meets someone who challenges him in a way nobody has in a very long time. He meets someone who inspires him to become more than who he’s settled for. He meets someone who makes him feel alive again. It’s just a shame she doesn’t feel the same way. But Jackson Dimarco has always loved a challenge and Kasey Moore is the biggest incentive he’s ever had to win.

Great Meadow

By Dirk Bogarde
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1448208254
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 467
  • Pdf File: great-meadow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 1992, Great Meadow is volume five of Bogarde's best-selling memoirs Employing both the language and lucidity of the young boy that he evokes, the actor turned author, Dirk Bogarde, presents us with a charming recollection of his childhood. From 1927 to 1934 he lived in a remote cottage in the Sussex Downs with his sister Elizabeth and their strict but loving nanny, Lally. For the children it was an idyllic time of joy and adventure: of gleaning at the end of summer, of oil lamps and wells, of harvests and harvest mice in the Great Meadow. With sensitivity and poignancy, this memoir captures the sounds, scents, love and gentleness that surrounded the young boy as the outside world prepared to go to war.

Bertie the Blitz Dog

By Libby Parker
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 1405928212
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 575
  • Pdf File: bertie-the-blitz-dog.pdf

Book Short Summary:

THE PERFECT HEARTWARMING READ for THE NEW YEAR . . . As bombs rain from the skies, can Bertie the Blitz dog find a safe home? Pampered pooch Bertie's owner has passed away. Cold, alone and scared, he's now a stray on London's streets. With a terrible war on, the city is bombed nightly. While rationing has left people starving. It is a dangerous time to have four legs and no owner. So when Bertie meets one special little boy, he thinks he has a chance to find a new home and happiness amidst the rubble. But Bertie - a small dog with the very big heart - knows it'll take all his courage to keep himself and his new friends safe . . . Hopeful, heart-warming and fun, Bertie the Blitz Dog is perfect for fans of Felix the Railway Cat and The Nightingale Christmas Show, Donna Douglas.

A Cowboy's Homecoming

By Vicki Lewis Thompson
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  • Publisher : Ocean Dance Press
  • Book Code : 1946759805
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 822
  • Pdf File: a-cowboy-s-homecoming.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Christmas cowboy for the mom-to-be… An accidental pregnancy sends Zoe Bradford to her aunt’s cozy B&B in Eagles Nest, Montana for the holidays. Her ex is everything she doesn't want for her kid's future, so she’s cut him out of the picture. She's ready, willing, and able to be a single mom, no baby-daddy required. Wrangler Seth Turner has arrived in Eagles Nest to spend Christmas with his long-lost father and his McGavin kinfolk, the ones his late mother never told him he had. He didn't count on meeting the irresistible Zoe Bradford. Or falling head over heels. He loves everything about her…except her no-daddy baby plan. Can he convince her he’d be the perfect cowboy daddy for her baby? Saddle up for the final book in the popular McGavin Brothers series of steamy western romances from the NYT bestselling author who brought you the Buckskin Brotherhood series. If you like sexy cowboys, charming small towns, and laugh-out-loud adventures, you’ll love this heartwarming conclusion. The McGavin Brothers A COWBOY'S STRENGTH (Book 1) A COWBOY'S HONOR (Book 2) A COWBOY'S RETURN (Book 3) A COWBOY'S HEART (Book 4) A COWBOY'S COURAGE (Book 5) A COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS (Book 6) A COWBOY'S KISS (Book 7) A COWBOY'S LUCK (Book 8) A COWBOY'S CHARM (Book 9) A COWBOY'S CHALLENGE (Book 10) A COWBOY'S BABY (Book 11) A COWBOY'S HOLIDAY (Book 12) A COWBOY'S CHOICE (Book 13) A COWBOY'S WORTH (Book 14) A COWBOY'S DESTINY (Book 15) A COWBOY'S SECRET (Book 16) A COWBOY’S HOMECOMING (Book 17)

Blood Ties: A heartstopping psychological thriller with a twist you will never see coming

By Samantha Hayes
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  • Publisher : Headline
  • Book Code : 0755376609
  • Total of Pages : 307
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 251
  • Pdf File: blood-ties.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A heart-stopping emotional thriller with a breathtaking twist from the bestselling author of THE HAPPY COUPLE Samantha Hayes January 1992. A baby girl is left alone for a moment. Long enough for a mother to dash into a shop. Long enough for a child to be taken. Thirteen years later, solicitor Robert Knight's stepdaughter wins a place at a prestigious London school for the gifted. The only puzzle is his wife Erin's reaction. Why is she so reluctant to let Ruby go? Doesn't she want what's best for her? As Erin grows more evasive, Robert can't help but feel she has something to hide, and when he stumbles on mysterious letters, he discovers she has been lying to him. Somewhere in his wife's past lies a secret; a shocking secret that threatens to destroy everything... Thrilling and unputdownable, Blood Ties will make you ask what dark secrets lie behind your neighbours' closed doors. Perfect reading for anyone who loved The Wife Between Us, The Girl on The Train or Gone Girl. Readers are gripped by Blood Ties: 'Wow!!!!! AMAZING!! Lots of twists & turns!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'ASTOUNDINGLY GOOD. This is one of the best thrillers I have read' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'An ABSOLUTELY GRIPPING thriller, which I found hard to put down. Will stay with you after you finish' Book Club Forum 'Wow! WHAT A TWISTY TALE. Just when you think you know everything you need to - the end just keeps tricking and daring you to unveil something else' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED with this story' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Crane Pond

By Richard Francis
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  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Book Code : 1609453565
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 737
  • Pdf File: crane-pond.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This novel of the Salem Witch Trials from the point of view of a judge is “leavened with wit [and] finely crafted” (Kirkus Reviews). In a colony struggling for survival, in a mysterious new world where infant mortality is high and sin is to blame, Samuel Sewall is committed to being a loving family man, a good citizen, and a fair-minded judge. Like any believing Puritan, he agonizes over what others think of him, while striving to act morally correct, keep the peace, and, when possible, enjoy a hefty slice of pie. His one regret is that months earlier, he didn’t sentence a group of pirates to death. What begins as a touching story of a bumbling man tasked with making judgments in a society where reason is often ephemeral quickly becomes the chilling narrative we know too well. And when public opinion wavers, Sewall learns that what has been done cannot be undone. Crane Pond explores the inner life of a well-meaning man who compromised with evil and went on to regret it. At once a searing view of the Trials, an empathetic portrait of one of the period’s most tragic figures, and an indictment of the malevolent power of idealism, it is a thrilling new telling of one of America’s founding stories. “[Crane Pond] goes straight on to my (small) list of historical novels that draw out the capacities of the form and allow readers to brush against the pleasures and terrors of the past.” —Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall “Deftly crafted . . . perfectly balances issues of religion, faith, and law.” —Library Journal

Pretty Wife and Adorable Baby

By Feng DuBianBian
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1648140203
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 969
  • Pdf File: pretty-wife-and-adorable-baby.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When the Red Queen was unwed, she fainted from the shock.When I woke up from the hospital, there were no reporters, no media, no flashlights. Only her son, and. The father of a child that had fallen from the sky? As the CEO of the largest entertainment company in the world, Sikong Ting was surrounded by famous ladies all day long. However, no one knew that all he wanted to do was to get into bed with a woman. That damned woman who gave birth to his son! Lu Baobei: "Why are you here again?" Sikong Ting said, "Good girl, it's very late, quickly come and sleep together with us." Lu Baobei: "Go. I don't need it today." Sikong Ting: "— Can you take care of my needs?!"

The Gift

By Lila Ellexson Senter
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1434910881
  • Total of Pages : 82
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 894
  • Pdf File: the-gift.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In The Gift, Lila Ellexson Senter reflects on Christmases past and takes us along for the journey. Throughout time, she and her friends and family have discovered the joy of "word gifts"--collections of quotations, original poetry, and stories that have amplified the meaning of Christmas for both the gift giver and the recipient. This book represents some of the most meaningful word gifts they have exchanged over the years. The words, so carefully chosen, reflect a strong faith, and the beautiful artwork that accompanies each word gift amplifies the message.