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The Christmas Key (The Magic of Christmas #1) by R.J. Murphy
Holiday in Your Heart
LeAnn Rimes - 1997
She was declared the reincarnation of Patsy Cline, or of a teen star like Tanya Tucker or Brenda Lee.Catapulted into the national limelight, Rimes was profiled everywhere from "People" to "The Wall Street Journal." Now she chronicles the pressured life of a teen-aged singing sensation in this Christmas tale. "Holiday in Your Heart" takes the reader inside a show business world where priorities are often misplaced. But in this magical tale, words of wisdom from an older, more seasoned country star and the pending death of a loved one put the young star's thinking and her heart in the right place.
TMI Mom: Oversharing My Life
Heather Davis - 2013
From scorching her hoo-hah with jalapeños to attempting Carmen Electra’s Aerobic Striptease in torn sweats and tube socks to her frustrated desire to pour tequila on her cereal when her kids say, ‘I’m booooooooored!,’ Heather Davis serves up hilarious tales of family-life insanity that are never mean (except when skewering herself) and never leave the reader screaming, ‘I’m boooooooored!’ TMI Mom FTW!” — Linda Erin Keenan, author of SuburgatoryEver wished you could say what you were really thinking?TMI Mom Heather Davis does just that. With her trademark dry wit and knack for storytelling, TMI Mom goes where no mom has been (at least in the pages of a book), with stories about the crazy things that can happen — in the minivan, the bedroom, and out in the big, bad world
Catch Us If You Can
Cathy MacPhail - 2004
These days it's Rory who has to look after the old man, and both of them dread being split up. But when he's told his grandad needs to go into a home and that he will be fostered, Rory is galvanised into setting out on the run with Granda. But where are they going, and where can they hide when their faces are plastered all over the newspapers and TV?
Spirit Nudges: Proof That Spirit Is Never Far Away
Michelle Rathore - 2013
Hearing voices, seeing Spirits and dreams that came true were a part of every day life for her. It wasn't until she saw her sisters death two weeks before it happened that Michelle really decided it was time to pay attention and gain some sort of understanding of her gifts and how they might help others or prevent a further tragedy from happeneing. She watched her Dad die from 5000 miles away and urged her family to not turn off his life support as she 'knew' he would be coming back. She told of where he was and who he was with in 'Heaven' only to have her Dad indeed come back and tell the same story Michelle had already told them hours earlier via telephone from England. A year later the photo on the cover of the book was taken with her sleeping Dad. Story after amazing story of how Spirit can and will interact with us on a daily basis if we will only pay attention and listen. A tap on your hand in the middle of the night may not be one of your OWN children. Find out what a Spirit child woke her up for. Read about what she heard on the the baby monitor in the twins room and what she saw one baby doing when she went to their room at 2am. An instruction from Spirit one morning telling Michelle, "You will be working with Seven Sacred Symbols." found Michelle painting for the next 10 months information which came through from the Spirit world via Ascended Masters and Angels. Other stories include, Mother Mary, America's Most Wanted, Across the miles, Kitchen Helper, Angel Ice Cream, Spirit Doctors, The One Eyed Girl, The Seven Sacred Symbol Assignment - 21 stories in all. All true stores - some she wishes weren't! Come along and see how close spirit are to us each day and how they will work with us if we reach out to them.
Amish Christmas Baby: Book One
Samantha Jillian Bayarr - 2014
Will she have the strength and the faith to do what is best for the baby and the mother, despite the fact that she is no longer able to have anymore children of her own?
A Not So Cozy Christmas / Mansion Mayhem / Boathouse Bedlam / Castle Chaos
Haley Harper - 2015
Instead she finds herself smack in the middle of a centuries old feud that someone wants to settle once and for all....and they will stop at nothing to reclaim what they feel is rightfully theirs.When Shannon discovers an old diary she is suddenly pulled into all the mystery and legend of the Black Hills.As she deals with a mother who talks to ghosts, a grumpy old geezer who is up to no good, and a handsome colleague with revenge on his mind, Shannon tries desperately to help her friend hold onto her home, her dreams and the land that she loves.An extra bonus to this book includes yummy recipes from the Mid West!Mansion MayhemShannon Porter has always loved a good ghost story, so when her editor asks her to write a book about famous ghosts, she jumps at the chance. She loves the idea that the book will take her to various locations around the world, starting with a haunted mansion in England. Little does she know that instead of writing her book, she will spend most of her time trying to solve a murder. Eliminating suspects and finding the real killer among a group of strangers that include a ghost crazy matron, a mysterious maid that appears only to Shannon, and a creepy recluse professor, proves to be more of a challenge than Shannon expects.As a special bonus, this cozy mystery ghost story also includes some yummy authentic British recipes. Boathouse BedlamWith her loyal furry companion, Edgar by her side, Shannon travels to a small town in Maine to compile more research for her book on famous ghosts. Excited to be staying in a haunted boat house, and eager to experience all the culinary feasts that New England has to offer, Shannon is looking forward to doing a lot of work, a little relaxing and an enormous amount of eating.But when her dog Edgar makes a frightful discovery on the beach, her plans for work and relaxation are suddenly thrown into turmoil. Who is friend and who is foe?Only the resident ghosts can say for sure!Delicious recipes for the authentic New England dishes mentioned in the book are included at the end of this cozy mystery ghost story. Castle ChaosAlthough recent experience has taught her otherwise, Shannon is really hoping that this final research trip for her book will be all work, some play and no foul play. But you can never be sure what might happen at an ancient castle in Ireland that is reportedly haunted by a very nasty spirit!While Shannon prepares to deal with whatever may come her way during this final trip, she is also preparing for big changes in her personal life at home.You can share this final culinary adventure with the traditional Irish recipes included at the end of this cozy mystery ghost story.
The Things You Would Have Said: The Chance to Say What You Always Wanted Them to Know
Jackie Hooper - 2012
Friends fall out of touch, loved ones pass away, or sometimes the courage required is simply lacking-and thank-yous, regrets, feelings, and secrets are left unshared. In 2009, Jackie Hooper came up with a way to help people recapture a moment that had once passed them by-she began asking them to write letters.Based on the popular blog The Things You Would Have Said,, this extraordinary collection of letters brings together the moving, surprising, and inspiring stories of ordinary people. By turns heartwarming, funny, sad, and wise, the letters showcase a remarkable range of voices and subjects. From the indignant young boy urging his bully to become "a better man," to the woman apologizing to the girl she picked on in high school, to a man thanking the woman who protected his family from Nazis, the letters bring together an outpouring of emotion that is as compelling as it is cathartic.
Dreams Like Mine
Leesa Abbott - 2013
While many of the poems utilize nature and spirituality as sophisticated metaphors, others are beautifully simplistic and elegant. This collection of poems exquisitely illustrates the difficulty and intensity of facing one's demons, shame, and secrecy. They offer a provocative glimpse inside the mind of an individual struggling with grief, trauma, depression, and stigma. Despite the dark imagery some of the poems conjure, they often transcend these painful shadows into messages of hope, inspiration, and healing. They have a distinctive ability to evoke tears as well as courage and valor during life's obstacles.
A Lilac Creek Christmas ( a Lilac Creek Dog Story)
Dana Landers - 2013
Christmas on Mistletoe Mountain (Grace Nest, #1)
Dora Hiers - 2016
A warm cozy fire. Two hearts that desperately need grace and healing and a Christmas miracle. This Christian romance novella, Christmas on Mistletoe Mountain, is the first novella in the Grace Nest series.After college, Kane Kirkland returned home to Mistletoe Mountain a changed man, fifty pounds lighter and a new Christian. Six years later, with a successful real estate career and a fresh boost of confidence, all he wants for Christmas is a chance at love with longtime crush Sydney. Something happened to his friend while he was away. Something dark and life-altering ripped the joy from her spirit. And he intends to find out what…After a disastrous relationship unraveled Sydney Camden’s life, broken and devastated, she gave up all hope for her happily-ever-after. Those silly fantasies belonged only in romance novels, not in real life. Besides, who has time for love? Her life is crazy busy caring for a disabled father and volunteering at Grace Nest, a home for pregnant teens. But then Kane turns up the heat. The gentle giant has always attracted her, but the idea of loving and losing her friend terrifies her. Because when he learns about her hidden sin, surely he’ll vanish from her life forever. A snowstorm forces them together and unleashes their fears. Kane worries if Syd still sees him as the overweight kid from their past and questions whether a future together is God’s will or his most treasured dream. Syd wrestles the demon of lies as she relives horrendous memories. Grace Nest…where broken hearts heal, chains are loosened, and hope is restored. Where love finds its way home during Christmas.Scoop up this inspirational Christian romance, a story bursting with grace, healing, and love. Another Heart-Racing, God-Gracing Romance from inspirational Christian romance author, Dora Hiers.
Agnes Irene - 2012
The curmudgeonly Charles Drooms is perfectly content with his life as the owner of a successful accounting firm. However, when the beautiful widow, Lillian Hapsey, and her two young sons move down the hall from him, his narrow world is shaken. Three forces—Lillian, the Christmas season, and a mysterious little boy—converge to stir up powerful memories, pushing Drooms to make some life-altering decisions.
Upon Destiny's Song
Mike Ericksen - 2013
Ane Marie Madsen was only ten-years-old when she immigrated to Utah with her family. She was numbered in the ill-fated Willie Handcart Company of 1856, which saw the deaths of almost a third of the company when winter storms hit Wyoming. After settling in Utah, Ane Marie’s faith is tested once again as her path moves through the misadventures of colonizing a new territory ridden with danger and disease. Over 150 years later, descendent Mike Ericksen retells this epic journey and discovers lessons for his own modern sojourn.Ericksen has previously told the story of his ancestors harrowing trek through song and speaking engagements held across the country. Now the amazing story and its beautiful message is finally available in "Upon Destiny’s Song."
The Sneezing Christmas Tree
Aaron Kerr - 2011
That is, until the sneezing starts. They soon discover there is far more to Emily than they ever imagined. But everything changes when Alice realizes they may have made a terrible mistake.The entire family will enjoy this story and its timeless message of the love of Jesus and the unique purpose for which each of us is made.The Sneezing Christmas Tree is a story you'll return to and cherish year after year.
How an iPhone Made Me the Youngest Billionaairee
K SARAFF - 2015
Based on a true story where the author incurs many failures in life but believes that failure comes to those who deserve something bigger. He continuously fails in many entrepreneurial ventures but his attitude towards great sayings keeps him going. Despite not having the best of qualifications, he defies the rule and the common notion that only qualified make it large. Common beliefs of the masses have been challenged at every point.The mention of the business ventures he undertakes while in college and the problems solved by his early philosophical knowledge. Despite being discouraged by the non-entrepreneurial environment, he dares to rise against the wind. He has done something worth writing and written something worth reading! "Awesome book. Very well written. I recommend this book to every teenager as it would surely transform their lives and it will help them to create opportunities for themselves. We need young entrepreneurs in India."- Verified Purchase on Amazon.in"Amazing book.. i have no words in praise of this book..everyone should read this.. must read for everyone..i assure you, this will change your life.." Verified Purchase on Amazon.inAbout The AuthorK Sraff is an entrepreneur. He has undertaken various profit, non-profit ventures, most of which have been mentioned in the book. He has highlighted on a philosophy that "When you help others, the universe conspires to help you...!" which also sets the core theme of the book. How an iPhone Made Me the Youngest Billionaairee has sold thousands of copies in India and abroad. Widely appreciated with over 200+ ratings in Goodreads, 100+ reviews on Amazon. The book speaks not just about dreams, change, but urges the readers to implement what they conceive!
Evergreen A Christmas Tale
Richard Taylor - 2010
A dying grandfather tells the story of the first Christmas tree to a family wrenched by strife.