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Father Christmas s Fake Beard

Author : Terry Pratchett
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Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary!? Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again.

Father Christmas s Fake Beard

Author : Terry Pratchett
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A collection of wonderful Christmas stories from the fantastically funny Terry Pratchett. With incredible illustrations from Mark Beech, it's the perfect stocking filler! Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store or, was even, arrested for burglary!? Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again. 'Funny, action-packed . . . a rip-roaring read' The Sun

A Bullet for Father Christmas

Author : Cora Buhlert
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When two men dressed up as Father Christmas rob a London jewellery store and one of them ends up dead on the floor, shot by his own accomplice, it’s certainly one of the more unusual cases for Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd and her team. But as Helen begins to investigate, it turns out that the case is even more bizarre than she suspected. This is a holiday mystery novelette of 9300 words or approx. 30 print pages in the Helen Shepherd Mysteries series, but may be read as a standalone.

Father Christmas

Author : Judith Arnold
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Book Two of the Daddy School series, originally published in 1997. Arlington, Connecticut police detective John Russo is responsible to a fault. When his girlfriend got pregnant, he married her. When she walked out on the marriage, he committed himself to raising their son himself. But when his baby-sitter has a family emergency and must fly to California, John’s carefully rigged existence comes crashing down. He needs help, and fast. Molly Saunders co-founded the Daddy School to help men become better fathers. She wants to help John, not just by providing a space for his two-year-old son in her preschool but also by teaching him how to deal with his son’s demands—and teaching him that despite the occasional brutality of his work, he can still be a loving, vulnerable man. When it comes to learning the skills he needs to raise his son well, John is an A student. But Molly’s lessons in love prove much more challenging. Can a man who conceals a gun inside his undercover Santa Claus costume actually be the gentle, sensitive man of Molly’s dreams?

A Santa Fe Christmas

Author : Cecelia Guzman
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With him, are her dreams more out of reach than ever? Evie Hernandez gave up her dream job to help with Mama Irene’s, the family business. Balancing her modernization plans while respecting generations of traditions isn’t easy, especially with her nosy, loving family offering unsolicited advice. That’s never more true than when she meets Alex—Mr. Tall, Dark and Far Too Handsome. He makes her wonder if she’s given up on her dreams too quickly, and soon she imagines a much different future for herself. Alejandro "Alex" Ortiz is in Santa Fe to do business with Mama Irene’s, but when he meets the beautiful Evie, he realizes he’ll need a different approach. Soon he’s playing bartender, serving up horchatas, and sampling tamales, reminding him of his childhood and beloved Abuelita. Charmed by Evie and her family, Alex drops his guard and lets himself enjoy Santa Fe’s Christmas traditions. But he has a deadline to keep and a business to get back to—plus, Evie will hate him when she learns why he’s really there. Can the magic of a Santa Fe Christmas help these two find their way?

The Christmas Cake Cafe

Author : Sue Watson
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‘This book made me stay up until 2am to finish and had so many laugh out loud moments!’ Karma for Life Chick Heart-warming and hilarious, a story that will make you laugh, cry and bring a smile to your face. Get ready for another deliciously amazing Christmas treat from Sue Watson…. As the Prosecco chills and Bing Crosby croons, Jen Barker just knows that her long-term boyfriend is about to propose. But instead of a diamond ring nestled in her champagne flute, Jen finds cold flat rejection. Her once perfect life and dreams of a husband and family seem even further from reach. A working holiday to the Swiss Alps with her younger sister Jody might not be the Christmas Jen had it mind, but it offers her the chance to recharge her batteries and recover from heartbreak. When Jen meets handsome ski instructor Jon Zutter her hopes for a happy-ever-after seem within her grasp again. Jon is kind and gorgeous and as they bond over Sachetorte at the picturesque Cake Café, Jen thinks he might just be her perfect man. But a relationship with him comes with a catch – and there are some things even cake can’t fix. As the snow falls and Christmas approaches, could this be the place that restores Jen Barker’s faith in love? What people are saying about The Christmas Cake Café: ‘Hands down this is one of the best Christmas novels I have ever read! The story is literally crammed full of all things festive, love and good cheer, oh and not forgetting cake, lots of cake…the perfect read to get you in the festive mood. It made me laugh, smile, cry and eat cake! Yet another fabulous novel by a very wonderful and talented author.’ By the Letter Book Reviews ‘I absolutely loved this book! Perfect holiday read!’ Neverland Nook ‘Yet another of Sue’s books which I absolutely adored. It had me choking on my hot chocolate on more than one occasion with laughter. It also had me reaching for the tissues too…an all-round feel good cosy heartwarming book which I was sad to see come to an end.’ The Reading Shed ‘What a deliciously delightful Christmas book that will make you laugh and cry with happiness…a light hearted wintery story, that won't fail to lift your spirits.’ Rachel’s Random Reads ‘Sue's books make me laugh, they make me choke with emotion…Sue Watson is a writer who amazes me with her depth, the way she invites us readers to take a look at our own lives through her engaging stories, her wholesome, believable, lovable characters. I just loved this book like I have loved every one of her books so far. Each word is a treat - this book is a gem. Funny, heart warming and oozing Christmas spirit and cheer. Loved it! Highly recommended!’ Renita D’Silva ‘The story flows well, with great characterisation and an amazing setting.’ Fiona’s Book Reviews

The Secret Feast of Father Christmas

Author : Darryl Pickett
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"He is not Santa Claus, and it isn’t the North Pole. It’s something far more mystical and grand.” On a warm December evening in 1937, thirteen-year-old New Zealander Mannie seeks a kiss from lovely Olivia Murney, and a chance to spend time with his vivacious Aunt Audra. Even the vexing presence of nine-year-old nuisance Clive doesn’t detract from the splendor of the occasion. But after a devastating family loss, Mannie discovers a world he never expected amid the fields and forests. He will soon enter a hidden passage to Very North, a distant palace buried in snow and steeped in mystery. He will meet the wise sorcerer Father Christmas, and his life will be forever changed. This unusual fantasy reveals hitherto unknown secrets about the powerful spell-caster Mother Solstice, the conspiracy of the Forest Abduction Brigade, and the proper incantation for the Seventh Moss Circle. Brave readers will uncover answers once known to just a privileged few. Make your way to the center of the labyrinth, to the surprising truth of Very North, and find joy in the face of despair.

My Dad My Father

Author : S. awdy
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This book, set in the '50s through the '70s in rural South Carolina is a collection of true stories that depict what it was like to grow up during the greatest era of the United States of America. An era when love, church, family, and patriotism were the cornerstones of our society, and common sense parenting was used to raise children. I am a product of this era, and it is an honor for me to share my collection of stories with you. These stories are about interactions and events that happened in my life and how my dad's reactions, responses, and behaviors not only taught me valuable lessons but helped to shape my life forever. Each of my dad's lessons about life correspond directly with lessons taught by my Father's Word. This book has something for people at every age and every stage of life. Everyone can learn something about themselves and about life by reading these stories. As you read My Dad, My Father, I hope you find these stories to be entertaining and enjoyable. To contact S.E.Drawdy, please feel free to send an email to: [email protected]

Newborn Under the Christmas Tree

Author : Sophie Pembroke
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The baby that brought them together As heir to Thornwood Manor, Liam Jenkins wants to erase painful memories by knocking it down and rebuilding it. But Alice Walters has turned the manor into a women’s refuge, and she’s prepared to be the thorn in the new lord’s side! When they hear the cries of a newborn under the Christmas tree, they’re forced to find a way to work together. And with each passing day, this little baby brings them both back to life, and gives them a Christmas gift they never expected!

The Christmas Collection

Author : Cora Buhlert
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Thirteen tales of Christmas by Hugo finalist Cora Buhlert. Romance, cozy fantasy, murder mysteries, pulp thrillers, science fiction, horror and humor – we have all that and more. Watch young people find love in the pre-holiday shopping rush at Hickory Ridge Mall, at a Christmas tree lot, on the parking lot of a shuttered outlet mall and at the one bar in town that’s open on Christmas Eve. Experience Christmas in Hallowind Cove, the permanently fog-shrouded seaside town, where strange things keep happening. Watch as Santa’s various helpers unite to depose him. Follow Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd and her team as they investigate the death of a robber dressed as Santa Claus as well as a wave of thefts at a Christmas market. Meet Richard Blakemore, hardworking pulp author by day and the masked crimefighter known only as the Silencer by night, as he fights to save an orphanage from demolition in Depression era New York City. Watch Alfred and Bertha, an ordinary married couple, as they decorate the Christmas tree and live their marvellous twenty-first century life. Experience Christmas on the space colony of Iago Prime as well as after the end of the world. Enjoy thirteen novellas, novelettes and short stories in six genres. This is a collection of 118000 words or approx. 390 print pages. Contains the following stories: Christmas Gifts Christmas Shopping with a Broken Heart The Crappiest Christmas Ever Christmas Eve at the Purple Owl Café Driving Home for Christmas The Bakery on Gloomland Street Revolt at the North Pole A Bullet for Father Christmas Santa’s Sticky Fingers St. Nicholas of Hell’s Kitchen The Tinsel-Free Christmas Tree Christmas on Iago Prime Christmas after the End of the World

A Mummy for Christmas

Author : Clare Revell
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Father Christmas can't grant this request...Stan Fuller juggles a full time job as an airline pilot, along with being a single father to eight-year-old Haley-Jo. When he becomes a reluctant Father Christmas at his daughter’s school party, she stuns him and the whole school, never mind the attending press, by announcing she wants a mummy for Christmas. Carly Jefferson is covering the party for the local paper. New to the village, she is running from a broken past and bitter argument with her mother which resulted in a rift lasting years. Haley Jo’s simple request rocks Carly to the core, especially when her editor wants her to run several follow-up pieces on the child and her father.

Christmas Wishes

Author : Barbara Metzger
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The best gifts arrive in the most unexpected packages in this charming holiday Regency romance from RITA Award-winning author Barbara Metzger. Although she was born into the ancien regime, Juneclaire Beaumont now lives as a poor relation—until a crisis sends her packing. But the road to London is not easy—and she must take shelter in a stable with a handsome, scowling stranger, also in a predicament. He could take advantage of the situation—but behaves as a gentleman. The ton, however, would never believe the rakish Earl of St. Cloud could act the nobleman for a moment, let alone a whole night. But he will prove them wrong: after Juneclaire slips out of town, the earl will spend the twelve days of Christmas on a neck-or-nothing ride to find her...

Harlequin Romance November 2017 Box Set

Author : Barbara Wallace
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Harlequin® Romance brings you a collection of four new titles, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin® Romance box set includes: #4591 CHRISTMAS WITH HER MILLIONAIRE BOSS The Men Who Make Christmas by Barbara Wallace Nobody loves Christmas more than beautiful young widow Noelle Fryberg! So when she finds herself caring for her injured boss, Christmas-hating James Hammond, she’s determined to show the cynical millionaire just how magical it can be… Could she be the one to melt his guarded heart? #4592 SNOWBOUND WITH AN HEIRESS by Jennifer Faye Since losing his wife, Christmas isn’t the same for TV presenter Jackson Bennett. And when American beauty and heiress Serena Winston runs him off the road in an Austrian blizzard, leaving them stranded, it seems like a disaster…until their time alone turns into an unexpected Christmas to remember! #4593 NEWBORN UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE by Sophie Pembroke Alice Walters is prepared to be the thorn in Liam Jenkins’s side when the heir wants to knock down Thornwood Manor, home to her women’s refuge. But when they hear the cries of a newborn under the Christmas tree, they’re forced to work together. And with each passing day, this little baby brings them back to life… #4594 HIS MISTLETOE PROPOSAL by Christy McKellen Determined to honor her best friend’s dying wish, Flora Morgan accepts the challenge of fixing brooding musician Alex Trevelyan’s broken heart. Except Alex isn’t interested! Until it becomes clear he’s not the only one that needs saving, and perhaps he’s the key to showing beautiful Flora that love can be found in the most unexpected places.

Slow Cooker Christmas Favorites

Author : Gooseberry Patch
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Over 200 festive recipes made easy with slow cookers

Dinner with Geir

Author : Cupido
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Woman-woman. Man-man. Bisexuality. Flexible. Queer. Some people have never questioned whether or not they’re gay. Others are in a straight marriage with kids when suddenly their best friend makes their nipples erect, or a touch from their best mate makes their cock hard. This is an erotic short story collection from Cupido. The collection includes the following short stories: "They sauntered down to the water’s edge. He waited to take off his trousers, was embarrassed about his semi-erect dick." Way Out There by Ole Hansen "Outside stood a sort of Father Christmas imitation with his fake beard askew and an unidentifiable bottle poking out of one of the costume’s pockets." - Father Christmas by Tarald Stein "A young man’s time by himself - with a fresh copy of Cupido - and his fantasy about sex with another boy." - Hey, Cupido! by The Bean Bag CUPIDO – the magazine for intimate, horny pleasure – has been publishing erotic fiction based on readers’ everyday fantasies and sexual experiences since 1984.

Lives Well Lived

Author : Grace Rawlings
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Captured from the rich oral and written history of her extended family, Grace's story gives us unique insight into a lost era of hardy pioneers of 1820 settler origin whose influence and legacy have left an indelible impression on the multicultural South African of today. Letters, articles, and newspaper excerpts offer fascinating personal accounts of those turbulent times in the Transkei of the 1800s and early 1900s. Included is a letter written by her grandfather, detailing his dealings with Mhlonhlo, the powerful Pondo chief of the time and an antecedent of the great Nelson Mandela whose kraal was situated not far from many of the events described in this book. This is also the uplifting story of an inquisitive, courageous, and intrepid woman making her way in the dynamically changing world of twentieth and twenty-first century South Africa. In short, it is, as the title states, Our Story.

Santa Claus Worldwide

Author : Tom A. Jerman
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This is a comprehensive history of the world's midwinter gift-givers, showcasing the extreme diversity in their depictions as well as the many traits and functions these characters share. It tracks the evolution of these figures from the tribal priests who presided over winter solstice celebrations thousands of years before the birth of Christ, to Christian notables like St. Martin and St. Nicholas, to a variety of secular figures who emerged throughout Europe following the Protestant Reformation. Finally, it explains how the popularity of a poem about a "miniature sleigh" and "eight tiny reindeer" helped consolidate the diverse European gift-givers into an enduring tradition in which American children awake early on Christmas morning to see what Santa brought. Although the names, appearance, attire and gift-giving practices of the world's winter solstice gift-givers differ greatly, they are all recognizable as Santa, the personification of the Christmas and Midwinter festivals. Despite efforts to eliminate him by groups as diverse as the Puritans of seventeenth century New England, the Communist Party of the twentieth century Soviet Union and the government of Nazi Germany, Santa has survived and prospered, becoming one of the best known and most beloved figures in the world.

Then There S Tomorrow

Author : Sandi Towers
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In this novel based on true events, a little girl kidnapped by her father must learn to survive in the midst of a chaotic existence. Once upon a time in an exotic land called Miami Beach, a Jewish American princess was born. Not lucky enough to have a fairy godmother or even a mother to watch over her, the princess only had a wicked, malevolent, and misogynistic father. Life was good for the little princessuntil she turned three and her father snatched her away from everything she had ever known. Traveling in a 1941 Chrysler with a volatile man who took her to the Catskills, Mexico, and Las Vegas, the princess told herself that all would be well. She was with her father, after all. But the excitement of embarking on an adventure soon waned when she realized she might never know her real name, would never know where she will be living from one day to the next, and would never know if she would be acting like a boy or girl each morning when she woke up. Based on true events, Then Theres Tomorrow tells the compelling story of a little girl who must search for her own identity as she learns to cope in a turbulent existence chosen for her by a man who loves no one but himself.

Christmas with the Bomb Girls

Author : Daisy Styles
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Cosy up with the heartwarming and festive wartime story of a group of women finding joy in troubled times, from the beloved Bomb Girls series 'It made me smile and it made me cry' 5***** Reader Review 'An absolute joy to read' Kate Thompson, bestselling author of Secrets of the Homefront Girls 'Wonderful writing which brought history alive' 5***** Reader Review _________ In times of trouble, can wishes come true? . . . A factory floor might not be their first choice of a place to spend Christmas but pulling together and making do is exactly where the Bomb Girls shine. Gladys, back from singing for the troops in Europe, quietly takes her place on the cordite line. Her old friends are determined to bring back her spark while they work hard to help their country. But what dark secret lies in Gladys's heart? Will the girls see out another year in a country at war? And, if everyone does their bit, despite the worry, pain and toil, will the Bomb Girls be able to enjoy a wonderful Christmas for all? _________ 'A cracking story with truly endearing characters' Annie Murray, bestselling author of Now the War is Over 'What a page turner' 5***** Reader Review 'Couldn't put this book down' 5***** Reader Review

Clues Christmas Trees and Corpses

Author : R.B. Marshall
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From a sparkling selection of amazing authors, including USA Today and Wall Street Journal best sellers, comes this wonderful collection of 20 festive cozy mysteries. Featuring poisonous poinsettias, corpses on Christmas trees and toxic tinsel, these fabulous stories--including 15 brand new and exclusive tales--will keep you entertained until Santa arrives: A Corpse Wrapped in Tinsel by Benedict Brown Cards, Capers and Christmas Miracles by Emily Selby Christmas is Canceled by Carly Winter Christmas in Cherry Hills by Paige Sleuth Claus of Death by Moira Bates Deck The Halls and Murder by Patti Larsen Ho, Ho, Homicide! by MP Smith It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder by Wendy Meadows Jingle Bones by Rosie Meleady Let it Sew, Let it Sew, Let it Sew by Babs Emodi Malbec and Mistletoe by Daisy Linh Marry Christmas by Joann Keder Peppermint Twist by Mary B. Barbee Poison and Poinsettias by Aubrey Elle Rebel Without a Claus by Ava Mallory Sleigh Bells Wing by Hillary Avis The Four Chickens of Christmas by Beth McElla The Purloined Poinsettia by Cathy Tully The Secret Santa Mystery by R.B. Marshall The Toy Puzzle by Victoria LK Williams This limited edition collection will only be available in eBook format for a few months so don't miss out - grab yourself a bargain today! Keywords: small town,cozy,murder,mystery,collection,box set,Xmas,snow,holidays,crafts,amateur sleuth,funny,traditional