Lily Girl's Christmas Quilt is the second novel in Ann Hazelwood's Wine Country Quilts Series.
Author: Ann Hazelwood
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Lily Girl's Christmas Quilt is the second novel in Ann Hazelwood's Wine Country Quilts Series. Christmas is Lily Rosenthal's favorite time of year, and she is eager to experience the Christmas traditions of the Wine Country, but she cherishes each Christmas with her family. This year, the sisters celebrate in Green Bay, Wisconsin, which is the home of Lily's sister, Loretta. The family receives the best Christmas present ever, which arrives on Christmas Day. Lily attempts new challenges by making a sampler Christmas quilt, but the real Christmas quilt she so admires is beyond her reach. Thanks to her Christmas gift from Alex, LIFE WITH LILY GIRL becomes a writer's dream come true.
“Sweet, romantic, and heartfelt.”—Library Journal With all the warmth of a cozy quilt, snuggle into Amish tales of hearts joined, friendships patched, and the bright joys of Christmas tradition.
Author: Charlotte Hubbard
Publisher: Kensington Books
“Sweet, romantic, and heartfelt.”—Library Journal With all the warmth of a cozy quilt, snuggle into Amish tales of hearts joined, friendships patched, and the bright joys of Christmas tradition... A WILLOW RIDGE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT Charlotte Hubbard Seth Brenneman didn’t expect his holiday would include rescuing pregnant young Mary Kauffman and her two children...or having unexpected feelings for the still-grieving widow. But when they must play the leads in an impromptu Nativity pageant, will their roles reveal their hearts—and work a miracle for a lifetime? A CHRISTMAS ON ICE MOUNTAIN Kelly Long Matthew Beider and Laurel Lapp’s secret wish to marry is a gift their feuding fathers definitely won’t accept. Can rediscovering the joys and friendships of Christmas past finally turn their families’ futures bright? A PERFECT AMISH CHRISTMAS Jennifer Beckstrand Anna Helmuth’s grandson, Gideon, plans to spend Christmas on a beach in sunny Mexico. But Anna is quite sure he’d rather be with them, snowshoeing, ice fishing—falling in love. And she knows the perfect girl. Now it’s up to the spirit of Christmas to work its magic...
quilt tops in hope of finishing sooner. Lily and Sarah ... The next day the girls
made a list of things they wanted to eat after the hayride. Lily and ... “We have
been weaving baskets for Christmas to put decorative candles in that we made in
Author: Carol Elaine Davis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Lily saw a newspaper article one day in Philadelphia with her family. The article was about a finishing School. Lily decided she wanted to go, but her family didn't have the money. One thing Lily could Do well was knit. She knitted purses & sold them to earn her tuition & her stagecoach fare. On her Way to finishing school her stagecoach broke down and............
Madison's insistence that she pay fair-market value, instead of the pittance the
woman had asked for, put the quilt lady firmly in the ... From the disappointed dip
of Lily's shoulders, it wasn't the answer the little girl had wanted to hear. “Lily said
Author: Debbie Mason
Publisher: Hachette UK
In this special three-book collection from bestselling author Debbie Mason, travel to Christmas, Colorado, where love is always in season . . . The Trouble with Christmas Resort developer Madison Lane spoiled a deal that would turn quaint Christmas, Colorado, into a tourist's winter wonderland. The citizens want her fired, but her company sends Madison to the small town to restore the holiday cheer. For Sheriff Gage McBride, no hotshot executive from New York City is going to destroy the dreams of the people he loves. But in just a few days, Madison causes more trouble than he's had to deal with all year. He can't decide if she's naughty or nice, but one thing is for certain-Christmas will never be the same again . . . Christmas in July Grace Flaherty had given up hope of ever seeing her husband again after he went missing in combat. So when he strides through the door of her bakery, she can hardly believe her eyes. But her happily-ever-after is going to take some effort-because Jack has no memory of his family. All Jack Flaherty remembers about Christmas is that he couldn't wait to leave town. Now he's a local hero with a wife and son he doesn't know. Even as he struggles to rekindle the romance with his wife, he knows in his heart what he wants: a second chance at love. It Happened at Christmas Free-spirited activist Skylar Davis hides out in Christmas, hoping to forget the reckless actions of her past. All goes well . . . until she comes face-to-face with one of her mistakes: the town's gorgeous young mayor. Ethan O'Connor is about to move from small-town politics to the Colorado State Senate, but if word ever got out about the night he and Skye spent together, the scandal could cripple his career. Yet as he starts his campaign, Ethan finds that, like the town of Christmas itself, he can't get Skye out of his head . . . or his heart.
The women at her former church had helped her make them out of Lily's old
clothes to be a memory quilt. ... The top square was from a T-shirt that had read “
Daddy's Girl,” which is when Erin knew what she'd give Lance for Christmas. She'
Author: Danica Favorite
Making peace with the past… ’Tis the season for forgiveness…Is this the first step to their second chance? Lance Drummond doesn’t do Christmas…not after the tragic loss of his daughter or the painful divorce that followed. But when his ex-wife, Erin, is injured, Lance moves in temporarily to help her make the holidays perfect for her nephews. Amid all the merrymaking, Lance realizes he’s falling for Erin again. After so much heartache, can love bring them back together? Three Sisters Ranch
“We didn't mean anything by it,” Lily said, after a moment. “Ain't none ... Lily's
mother turned, her fork dripping grease onto the linoleum. “You were ... They
would be raffling the quilt off at the Grange's Christmas bazaar. Lily ... Good girl,
Author: Art Corriveau
Set in a small Vermont town in the early decades of the twentieth century, Housewrights tells the story of Lily Willard, the town librarian, and her relationship with Oren and Ian Pritchard, housewrights who roam New England building houses for others though they themselves are homeless. Lily first meets the twins when they are children, and the boys arrive with their father to build Lily's family a new farmhouse. Ten years later, Oren returns for Lily. He asks her to marry him. She agrees, if he will settle down-for the first time in his life. Always lurking, though, is the question of Ian, off fighting the Great War. But when he returns, shell-shocked and wounded, Lily welcomes him into their home. Eyebrows are raised only silently at this unusual household, until one evening at the Grange Hall dance the three take a heady, impetuous waltz together-with practically the entire town watching. Rich in detail and emotion, this unforgettable novel marks the debut of a singular storyteller who writes with extraordinary beauty, depth, and clarity.
Lily Grace was definitely not in a festive mood – in fact, she was decidedly
grumpy considering it was Christmas Day. 'That telly's a load of rubbish,' she
complained, her perky little nose and eyes peeping out from under the quilt that
Author: Geraldine O'Neill
Publisher: Hachette UK
In 1950s Scotland, everything is changing for the Grace girls... A wonderful, all-consuming saga from a rising star in women's fiction. Heather and Kirsty Grace are sisters growing up in Rowanhill, near Glasgow, surrounded by a big Irish family and a host of friends and neighbours. Older sister Heather has everything that should make her happy - a steady job, good friends and a boyfriend who wants to marry her. Why then does she long to escape her small town and find love and excitement among the bright lights of the city? Kirsty, two years younger, also yearns for a different kind of life. Although she works in a local chemist, at nights she sings with a band in church halls and clubs. When a charismatic Irishman, Larry Delaney, spots her singing one evening and offers to become her manager, Heather wonders whether Larry has his sights set on more than just Kirsty's singing talents. The Grace girls are lucky to have such a caring family around them. It's a dangerous world out there and there are plenty of pitfalls and temptations ahead of two young women in search of adventure¿
They stopped at the store for a fresh supply of tailor's chalk to make a new section
of the rose-and-lily quilt. ... The girls, her daughters-in-law and granddaughters,
were fine girls; they would have the fire burning brightly and the lamp ... But the
quilting-frame was gone, and on grandmother's armchair lay the finished quilt!
Author: Margret Aldrich
A patchwork as rich with history as any well-worn quilt, this now-classic anthology collects the stories so many quilts tell--tales of making do and creating beauty out of scraps, stories of starting anew and passing down a legacy stitched with the lore of ages. Bringing together anecdotes, essays, and memoirs about quilts, quilting, and quilt history, the book has something for everyone who ever pieced a quilt together or admired a quilters handiwork. Ranging from the amusing to the poignant to the enlightening, the selections include historical meditations from quilting authority Merikay Waldvogel and best-selling author Sandra Dallas; hilarious pieces on quilting obsessions from humorists Ami Simms and Lisa Boyer; and a charming essay about passing on quilting knowledge from Quilters Newsletter columnist Helen Kelley. Illustrated with a glorious collection of quilting photographs and paintings, vintage advertising and pattern booklets, this book is the quintessential quilters companion.
You'll adore this tale of love, laughter, forgiveness, and ties that bind an Amish family together. Mary Ann Kinsinger was raised Old Order Amish in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Author: Mary Ann Kinsinger
Publisher: Baker Books
Lily Lapp's family has settled into their new home in Pennsylvania, but life still holds big changes and big steps for Lily. Good changes, like once again living close to her beloved cousin and best friend, Hannah. Bad changes, like a mean girl who plays tricks on her. And no change at all where Lily would most want one--Aaron Yoder sits near her in school and relentlessly teases her. Surprises are in store for Lily as she learns, with Mama and Papa's help, to manage the ups and downs of growing up Amish. The third of four charming novels that chronicle the gentle way of the Amish through the eyes of a young girl, A Big Year for Lily gives children ages 8-12 a fascinating glimpse into the life of the Amish--and lots of fun and laughter along the way. It combines Mary Ann Kinsinger's real-life stories of growing up Amish and the bestselling writing of Amish fiction and nonfiction author Suzanne Woods Fisher. With charming line drawings in each book, this series captures the hearts of readers young and old.
HE'D TRIED SO hard to avoid Sophie, but Christmas Town felt empty now that
she'd gone. He went ... And Lily Dresden had never given up on life, even when
normalcy wasn't possible. She'd ... You don't want a quilt, Jack. You're a ... But
someday you'll have a baby, a little girl or boy, and you'll want to share your
Author: Anna Adams
Discover the magic of Christmas Town, Maine! Jack Banning promised to support the mother of his unborn child… But she doesn't need money, she only needs him. Callie Banning's student has declared war on Christmas, so it's up to her to help the little girl—and her widowed father—believe again. Gina Vernay is about to meet her online mystery date…and she's in for the surprise of a lifetime!
Lily felt as innocent and trusting , as perishable and fastidious as any girl .
Christmas day was nothing but Christie for her . That pretty boy . He had a ... She
sat on her bed , a quilt wrapped around her legs , sewing . The whiskbroom
Author: Cameron West
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Christie Fraser went to court Cate Conboy on Xmas Eve 1899. He had only met her once at his cousins sociable. During his visit he learned a lot about Cate, her family, and the inmated of the Poor Farm her father ran. The reader learns what happed to Cate's courtship and what role the "diggers" played.
Author: Rosie Wells
Publisher: Rosie Wells Enterprises
Rosie's secondary market price guide for Enesco's Precious moments collection.
saying : ' A doll - baby in the top and a finger ring in the toe : that surely does
make the right kind of Christmas stocking for a girl child . ' Ring on finger , Lily
dressed and ... A knitted scarf from Granny . A bottle of dreadful perfume from Lily
, who woke up from her doll to beam when Harriet took it out . On the floor below
the stocking , a bulky bundle : a quilt of beautiful old design , quilted with tiny
Author: Florence Crannell Means
After her mother's death Harriet moves to South Carolina to live with her great-grandmother and to go to school.
A beautiful quilt from the sewing circle, handsmocked dresses for little girls, and a
lot of Christmas ornaments. ... They paused to watch the fish in the lily pond, tried
the drinking fountain that seldom worked and were rewarded with a warm, ...
Author: Mignon F. Ballard
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Things in the town of Stone's Throw, South Carolina, rarely get much spicier than the extra red pepper Lucy Nan Pilgrim sprinkles into her homemade cheese straws. So when an elderly but surprisingly childlike woman calling herself Shirley shows up on Lucy's doorstep looking for her mama, Lucy thinks it must be another of her friend Ellis's pranks. But Ellis doesn't know a thing about it, and what's more, the two suspect the woman might be Ellis's cousin, Florence, who disappeared as a child more than fifty years earlier. When the mysterious woman vanishes from Lucy's house, she and Ellis don't know what to think. And considering that Calpernia Hemphill, the town's theater and music aficionado, has just been found dead of an apparent fall from the tower at Bertram's Folly, life in Stone's Throw suddenly seems less safe than sinister. Luckily, guardian angel Augusta Goodnight shows up to calm Lucy's nerves (with a basket of strawberry muffins, of course). And not a moment too soon, because Shirley/Florence is found dead at the bottom of a steep flight of steps in the parking lot behind the Methodist church. She is not the last victim, and Ellis, whose inheritance could be threatened by the reappearance of her long-lost cousin, remains the number-one suspect. Augusta, Lucy, and the Thursday Morning Literary Society (which now meets on Monday afternoons) must use their heads---and a little bit of home cooking---to solve the mystery.
Silas House was born in Lily, Laurel County, Ky., where his family has lived for
generations, in 1971. He attended Sue Bennett ... He is married to Teresa and is
the father of two young girls, Cheyenne and Olivia. He's worked as a Wal-Mart ...
Author: Wade Hall
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Long before the official establishment of the Commonwealth, intrepid pioneers ventured west of the Allegheny Mountains into an expansive, alluring wilderness that they began to call Kentucky. After blazing trails, clearing plots, and surviving innumerable challenges, a few adventurers found time to pen celebratory tributes to their new homeland. In the two centuries that followed, many of the world's finest writers, both native Kentuckians and visitors, have paid homage to the Bluegrass State with the written word. In The Kentucky Anthology, acclaimed author and literary historian Wade Hall has assembled an unprecedented and comprehensive compilation of writings pertaining to Kentucky and its land, people, and culture. Hall's introductions to each author frame both popular and lesser-known selections in a historical context. He examines the major cultural and political developments in the history of the Commonwealth, finding both parallels and marked distinctions between Kentucky and the rest of the United States. While honoring the heritage of Kentucky in all its glory, Hall does not blithely turn away from the state's most troubling episodes and institutions such as racism, slavery, and war. Hall also builds the argument, bolstered by the strength and significance of the collected writings, that Kentucky's best writers compare favorably with the finest in the world. Many of the authors presented here remain universally renowned and beloved, while others have faded into the tides of time, waiting for rediscovery. Together, they guide the reader on a literary tour of Kentucky, from the mines to the rivers and from the deepest hollows to the highest peaks. The Kentucky Anthology traces the interests and aspirations, the achievements and failures and the comedies and tragedies that have filled the lives of generations of Kentuckians. These diaries, letters, speeches, essays, poems, and stories bring history brilliantly to life. Jesse Stuart once wrote, "If these United States can be called a body, Kentucky can be called its heart." The Kentucky Anthology captures the rhythm and spirit of that heart in the words of its most remarkable chroniclers.
SNOW SHINE ON ICE MOUNTAIN Kelly Long When staid Naomi Gish’s mischievous father hires strapping Gray Fisher at their candle shop for the season, she’s positive the old man has an ulterior motive.
Author: Kelly Long
Publisher: Zebra Books
At the heart of winter’s darkness is the joyous glow of the Christmas season. In this love-filled holiday collection, warm yourself with the peaceful light of Plain gifts. SNOW SHINE ON ICE MOUNTAIN Kelly Long When staid Naomi Gish’s mischievous father hires strapping Gray Fisher at their candle shop for the season, she’s positive the old man has an ulterior motive. She doesn’t need help—but as Gray learns the craft of candle making, Naomi learns that love is not only possible, but God’s most precious gift. A HONEYBEE CHRISTMAS Jennifer Beckstrand Of all the sacrifices Bitsy Kiem made to raise her three nieces Amish, giving up her Englisch life was the only thing she missed. With the girls married now, she has a chance to kick up her heels this Christmas—unless widowed Yost Weaver can convince her that Plain love is a flame that will never go out. THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE Lisa Jones Baker Blessing those in need at Christmastime is one of Lydia’s favorite traditions. But without her newly married sister’s help this year, the task seems daunting—until handsome Mennonite John King shows her that hands joined to do good may unite hearts, as well.