Bygone Christmas Brides

Author: Ginny Aiken
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1683222911
Format: PDF, ePub
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Light a candle in the window and sit down to a slice of fruitcake as you delight in six 19th Century romances that welcome love at Christmastide. Many traditions held dear today have their roots in the British Isles and have been practiced for over a hundred years. In these six delightful historical stories, romance is nurtured amidst baking Scottish shortbread and English mince pies, burning the yule log, and hanging kissing boughs. But each couple is also plagued by worries of the day. As Christmastide draws to a close, will faith and love endure for future celebrations?

An Old Fashioned Christmas Romance Collection

Author: DiAnn Mills
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 163058570X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many of us have a secret picture of Christmases past—a time when windows shimmered with lacy frost and candlelight, fireplaces kept a home warm and snug, ladies’ skirts swirled and gracefully skimmed the floor, and gentlemen were gallant and true. Experience Christmases spanning over one hundred years through nine inspiring historical romances, beautifully and economically packaged for you and all your gift-giving needs.

A Pioneer Christmas Collection

Author: Kathleen Fuller
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1634096290
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Brave and determined, the American pioneers risked many dangers to settle untamed land. Being on the move as winter approached could find the settlers stranded in unconventional shelters, but still faithful to remember Christ’s birth with grateful hearts. In this delightful collection of nine Christmas romances, pioneers experience hospitality and romance where least expected—including a cave in North Carolina, a tipi in Oklahoma, and a dugout in Arizona. Readers will enjoy diverse settings in history across America as penned by many of Christian fiction’s leading authors, including Lauraine Snelling, Kathleen Fuller, and Vickie McDonough.

Christmas Brides

Author: Suzanne Enoch
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466866004
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Relax on a silent night and dive into Christmas Brides, a lush historical holiday anthology featuring a brand-new story from USA Today bestselling author Alexandra Hawkins. And back by popular demand from last Christmas, previously published One Hot Scot, The Scandal Before Christmas, and It Happened Under the Mistletoe are back to deck the halls in this sensual Christmas collection. One Hot Scot by Suzanne Enoch Duncan Lenox lives surrounded by enemies, a MacLawry in a land of Campbells. But when an English beauty has nowhere else to turn, he feels obligated to help. Now that they must spend a night together in an abandoned cottage while a storm rages on, will their mutual passion save—or doom—them both? Once Upon a Christmas Scandal by Alexandra Hawkins Lady Ellen is outraged when she learns her dowry's been increased by her dad, eager to draw every bachelor in England to her front door. So when Lord Swainsbury comes knocking, Ellen assumes he's another dreadful fortune hunter. Little does she know that Swainsbury has completely fallen for her—body, heart, and soul... The Scandal Before Christmas by Elizabeth Essex Lieutenant Ian Worth needs a wife by Christmas. He has to find her, woo her, and wed her before he goes back to sea. Anne Lesley is a shy spinster with no prospects, so she accepts Ian's hasty offer only for the security it will bring. But when a midwinter storm rolls in, things start to heat up between them...and they might just find true, honest-to-goodness love...It Happened Under the Mistletoe by Valerie Bowman Oliver Townsende intends to avoid the hordes of marriage-minded misses at a friend's holiday party. When he meets Miss Cerian Blake, who's dodging her own unwanted set of admirers, the two decide to join forces and fake an infatuation to keep their suitors at bay. But when mistletoe becomes involved, will their Christmastime prank turn into a love to last all seasons?

A Prairie Christmas Collection

Author: Tracey V. Bateman
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1607428849
Format: PDF, ePub
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Experience Christmas on the historical American Great Plains as retold by nine different multi-published authors, including Tracie Peterson and Deborah Raney. Follow pioneers, immigrants, and orphans through their adventures, heartaches, challenges, victories, and romances. You are sure to find more than one favorite among the nine holiday romances in this unique collection to warm your heart and inspire your faith.

The Christmas Wedding

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316097381
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven't celebrated Christmas together since their father's death, but when Gaby announces that she's getting married--and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day--she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays. But the wedding isn't Gaby's only surprise--she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever. With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, The Christmas Wedding is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.

Schoolhouse Brides

Author: Yvonne Lehman
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781593108373
Format: PDF, ePub
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The lives of four schoolmarms are complicated by unexpected encounters. Can these women find a place in their hearts for love?

The 12 Brides of Christmas Collection

Author: Mary Connealy
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1634091949
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Christmas is the time for love—and weddings—and twelve historical women are on their way to the altar, whether they know it or not. In Nineteenth Century settings across the heartland of America, readers will experience heartfelt gifts, old-fashioned Christmas traditions, sweet romance, and inspiring faith from twelve acclaimed Christian authors, including Mary Connealy, Margaret Brownley, Pam Hillman, Maureen Lang, Michele Ule, Amy Lillard, Miralee Ferrell, Susan Page Davis, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, Amanda Cabot, Davalynn Spencer, and Vickie McDonough.

A Plain and Sweet Christmas Romance Collection

Author: Lauralee Bliss
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1634099788
Format: PDF, ePub
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Enjoy a simple Christmas, sweetened by love, in historical communities of plain faith people. Four romances develop among the Ohio River Valley Quakers of the mid-1800s. Two Mennonite couples face influences from outside their old traditions. Two Amish couples from the early 1900s are affected by world events. And in an Amana community, childhood sweethearts are reunited. Each story also includes a recipe for a sweet traditional treat.

The Homestead Brides Collection

Author: Mary Connealy
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1630586889
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Promises of free land lured thousands to stake their claim to the vast American plains. They built make-do homes and put all they had into improving the land. Very often romantic thoughts took a back burner to priorities having to do with the land. In these nine novellas, individuals are forced to encounter romance when neighbor helps neighbor, when land ownership is debated, and when natural disaster blows them off course. Readers will enjoy the adventures as God helps each land dreamer find someone with whom to share the dream—the work—and the love.