The Christmas Window

You know how serious Silver Falls is about Christmas.” “Crazy serious.” Callie
wound the knob on the bottom. Strains of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas
played. “But by the time I'm finished with the window display, people will forget
we ...

The Christmas Window

Author: Melissa McClone

Publisher: Tule Publishing

ISBN: 194970713X

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A matchmaking aunt wants her nephew to find love under the mistletoe... All doggy daycare owner Callie Andrews wants for Christmas is to win first prize this year. The annual window display competition is a huge event in Silver Falls, and she’s determined to showcase her success when her family visits her small town. It's time for her parents and three older brothers to realize the "baby" of the family is thriving on her own. The last thing Brandt Winslow wants to do is rehash the past, but returning home to Silver Falls means confronting the reason he left. His vacation, however, takes an unexpected turn when his well-meaning aunt meddles in his love life, and he finds himself caught up in her misguided efforts at matchmaking. Despite their reluctance at being paired up, Callie and Brandt discover the holidays are full of surprises...and romance. But is the magic of Christmas strong enough to keep the couple together through the new year?

The Frog at the Window

While a family visits Grandma for the holidays, an unruly group of forest animals takes up residency in the empty home sparking a tradition they will honor for years to come.

The Frog at the Window

Author: Scott Langteau

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780578559650

Page: 64

View: 968

While a family visits Grandma for the holidays, an unruly group of forest animals takes up residency in the empty home sparking a tradition they will honor for years to come.

The Night Before Christmas New Directions Pearls

said His Reverence, examining the doors and windows. The windows were all
outlined with a ring of red paint; everywhere on the doors there were Cossacks
on horseback with pipes in their teeth. But His Reverence was even warmer in
his ...

The Night Before Christmas  New Directions Pearls

Author: Nikolai Gogol

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811219690

Page: 80

View: 278

Nikolai Gogol's hilarious and macabre tale of a Christmas Eve with a devil and a romantic twist. It is the night before Christmas and devilry is afoot. The devil steals the moon and hides it in his pocket. He is thus free to run amok and inflicts all sorts of wicked mischief upon the village of Dikanka by unleashing a snowstorm. But the one he’d really like to torment is the town blacksmith, Vakula, who creates paintings of the devil being vanquished. Vakula is in love with Oksana, but she will have nothing to do with him. Vakula, however, is determined to win her over, even if it means battling the devil. Taken from Nikolai Gogol’s first successful work, the story collection Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, The Night Before Christmas is available here for the first time as a stand-alone novella and is a perfect introduction to the great Russian satirist.

A Christmas Festival Service

Again and again the little child rapped softly at door or window - pane . At each
place he was ... He looked up , smiling , and said , “ I will go where the little light
beckons ; perhaps they will share their Christmas with me . ” Hurrying past all the
 ...

A Christmas Festival Service

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Page: 38

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Mouse Monk in a Christmas Adventure

Mom Mouse said, "In a few days, humans will celebrate a very special day called
Christmas. The Window People and the animals remind everyone about things
that happened at the very first Christmas over two thousand years ago in ...

Mouse Monk in a Christmas Adventure

Author: Eleanor Allen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449021972

Page: 36

View: 162

Presents Through the Window

When busy Santa selects the presents by peering through the windows of each house and guessing what animal lives there, the results are often unexpected. Features die-cut illustrations.

Presents Through the Window

Author: Taro Gomi

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452163170

Page: 36

View: 346

When busy Santa selects the presents by peering through the windows of each house and guessing what animal lives there, the results are often unexpected. Features die-cut illustrations.

A Stocking Full of Christmas Love

Soft, floral curtains were draped at the window and matching cushions were
thrown on the bed. An old washstand stood in ... Next to the diamond paned
sitting room window, the live Christmas tree took pride of place. Jane had
carefully hung ...

A Stocking Full of Christmas Love

Author: Jeanne Lawrence

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595290744

Page: 112

View: 142

Take a trip down memory lane and find the pleasures of Christmases past. Envelop yourself in the joys of family love, the happiness, hopes and dreams come true. Remember the days when a week to go to Christmas seemed an eternity and sleep refused to come on December 24th because your tummy was all knotted inside. If all these things make you stop and wonder 'Whatever happened to Christmas?' then these sixteen delightfully readable short stories are for you. Or, maybe to stuff in the stocking of someone you love!

A Christmas to Die For

Its head lights flooded through the front windows of the house. Startled, Brandon
hurried to the closed bedroom window, released the latch, and lifted it high. "Get
out, fast!" Tina ran to the door and stared down the hall at the front door. "Right ...

A Christmas to Die For

Author:

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1630007854

Page: 222

View: 717

Escaped convict Steve Adams abducted his five-year-old daughter, Melanie, three months ago. His ex-wife, April Adams, is determined to rescue her little girl, but unknown to her, Adams is hiding out somewhere in San Francisco and determined to kill her to keep their daughter. In desperation, April hires Harrison/Wolffe Investigations. Tina Wolffe and Brandon Harrison take on the case to reunite this mother and her kidnapped daughter for Christmas. Tina and Brandon follow their sharply honed instincts with a determined tenacity to track down this dangerous felon and rescue their client's captive daughter. Trying to avoid any danger to little Melanie and to her mother, the PIs wait for the peaceful Christmas morning in hopes of catching Steve Adams off guard. Sensing the trap, Adams plans his own murderous Christmas surprise party for April, Tina, and Brandon…with murder as their final Christmas reward.

The Light In The Window

After the patients got their Christmas dinner, we sat down and were served by the
house surgeons and medical students and we served them on St Stephen's day.
We often hoped that there would be no admissions on Christmas Day - of ...

The Light In The Window

Author: June Goulding

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146143

Page: 224

View: 530

'I promised that I would one day write a book and tell the world about the home for unmarried mothers. I have at last kept my promise.' In Ireland, 1951, the young June Goulding took up a position as midwife in a home for unmarried mothers run by the Sacred Heart nuns. What she witnessed there was to haunt her for the next fifty years. It was a place of secrets, lies and cruelty. A place where women picked grass by hand and tarred roads whilst heavily pregnant. Where they were denied any contact with the outside world; denied basic medical treatment and abused for their 'sins'; where, after the birth, they were forced into hard labour in the convent for three years. But worst of all was that the young women were expected to raise their babies during these three years so that they could then be sold - given up for adoption in exchange for a donation to the nuns. Shocked by the nuns' inhumane treatment of the frightened young women, June risked her job to bring some light into their dark lives. June's memoir tells the story of twelve women's experiences in this home and of the hardships they endured, but also the kindness she offered them, and the hope she was able to bring.

300 Ways to Make the Best Christmas Ever

Decorations, Carols, Crafts & Recipes for Every Kind of Christmas Tradition Mimi
Tribble. the window and looked out dully at a gray cat walking a gray fence in a
gray backyard. Tomorrow would be Christmas Day, and she had only $1.87 with
 ...

300 Ways to Make the Best Christmas Ever

Author: Mimi Tribble

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402716850

Page: 223

View: 825

Gather family and friends together to celebrate one of the most wonderful times of the year: the Christmas season. The weather outside may or may not be frightful, but there's no better place to be than home for the holidays. Guests arrive and notice the sweet scent of pine in the air and admire the beautiful decorations that deck the halls. Loved ones congregate in the living room, pulling chairs closer together so that conversation is easier. Carols are sung and stories are told to eager children. Delicious refreshments are served. Whether you want to handcraft pretty wreaths or prepare warm, aromatic mulled wine, here is where you'll find 300 ways to make this, and every Christmas, the best ever. Organized by region and historical era, these ideas from around the world celebrate a variety of cultural traditions and will appeal to children of all ages. Choose those that most appeal to y ou, incorporating them into your festivities. Reading the quintessential American Christmas story, "A Visit from Saint Nicholas," to youngsters on Christmas Eve heightens anticipation for the next morning. Exquisite Victorian-style "Glass Ball Ornaments" can provide a touch of magic on any holiday tree and are quick and easy to make. If you long for an old-fashioned country Christmas, create a gingerbread "Snow-Covered Cottage" that has storybook appeal. Don't forget to put out a plate of "Herbed Cheese" and glasses of "Baltimore Eggnog" for neighbors and friends to enjoy when they stop by to visit. Do you have roots in the South? Celebrate them by putting together an eye-catching "Corn Husk and Straw Wreath" to hang on your door. From "Pinecone Fire Starter" to a papiermache "Victorian Father Christmas," the ideas in this collection can help you make every Christmas merry and bright.

Finding Father Christmas

“Father Christmas!” Julia shouted, leaving her doll and pony and rushing to the
front window. “It's Father Christmas!” Mark stoppedpushing the buttons on the
remote control and hurried to the window. Edward and Ellie exchanged surprised
 ...

Finding Father Christmas

Author: Robin Jones Gunn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446570125

Page: 176

View: 622

Bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn brings readers a poignant Christmas novella about a woman, desperate for a place to belong, who finds herself in London a few days before Christmas, looking for the father she never knew. In FINDING FATHER CHRISTMAS, Miranda Carson's search for her father takes a turn she never expected when she finds herself in London with only a few feeble clues to who he might be. Unexpectedly welcomed into a family that doesn't recognize her, and whom she's quickly coming to love, she faces a terrible decision. Should she reveal her true identity and destroy their idyllic image of her father? Or should she carry the truth home with her to San Francisco and remain alone in this world? Whatever choice she makes during this London Christmas will forever change the future for both herself and the family she can't bear to leave. Robin Jones Gunn brilliantly combines lyrical writing and unforgettable characters to craft a story of longing and belonging that will stay with readers long after they close the pages of this book.

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

The window was wide open, and the snow was blowing in. No Loreen. I couldn't
figure it. I thought she'd gone to the Ladies' Room and had left the window open
for some crazy reason. I started to shut it, and then I heard all the screaming ...

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0345802993

Page: 672

View: 668

Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.

The Christmas Poodle

Jamie peered out the window to see the sidewalks he had worked so hard to
clear the day before were already ... Christmas Eve was only a day away and
Corinne had promised to take the children to the mall in the next town to see the ...

The Christmas Poodle

Author: Robert Humphrey

Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589610293

Page: 112

View: 379

The death of their mother pits two homeless children against the world just as the Christmas Season gets into full swing for everyone else. Sent to a foster home, young Jamie Kimball soon learns his little sister is missing after a fiery car crash. But magic is in the air and seems to revolve around a Christmas story he made up for her the year before. The appearance of a large, white Poodle adds to the mystery of her survival as the children find new hope in the season of miracles.

Christmas Stories

One was near the window , and one near the door . I thought the bed near the
door looked a trifle the sweetest of the two ; and took it . After falling asleep , it
was the grey of the morning before I woke . When I had fairly opened my eyes
and ...

Christmas Stories

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Page: 371

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Fragile Ornaments Melting Snowflakes and the Healing Light of Christmas

family gathering at Christmas time through the windows on the porch. The song
not only emphasizes the sentiment of the holiday, but touches the subliminal
feelings of fear and sadness of being, abandoned, alone. Without family. Without
the ...

Fragile Ornaments  Melting Snowflakes and the Healing Light of Christmas

Author: Ronald William Cadmus

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782796592

Page: 182

View: 208

Not all Christmas ornaments sparkle on tree branches. Some are fragile. Easily broken. And joy often disappears like melting snowflakes. We are just like those ornaments and snowflakes. But there is a healing light that can be found at Christmas.

Merry Christmas CD ROM and Book

In the adjacent Folders window, double-click on the Windows Fonts folder. Within
this window will now appear two folders; double-click either PostScript or
TrueType. You will see the list of fonts available on the Dover CD; double-click on
the ...

Merry Christmas CD ROM and Book

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Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486990508

Page: 48

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These images, including jolly elves, angels, wreaths, reindeers, Santas, and more, will help you create countless seasonal projects. 282 original motifs: 227 in full color and 55 in black-and-white.