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By Joanna Hines, Claire Mulkai. 2002
En vacances sur une île grecque, loin de la grisaille londonienne, Helen fait la connaissance de Carla, une compatriote venue,… elle aussi, se détendre dans ce décor paradisiaque. Helen, si réservée, est littéralement fascinée par la fantasque et énigmatique Carla: une étrange amitié se noue alors entre les deux jeunes Anglaises. 2002.
By Bryan Forbes. 1995
It is Christmas 1993. Kate and Tony Chivers are preparing to face the festive rounds, primed to distribute goodwill to… all and sundry. Instead, chaos, catastrophe and high drama ensue in this hilarious and warm reworking of the familiar annual rituals. 1995.
By Debbie Mason. 2016
Sophie DiRossi loved growing up in Harmony Harbor. But after fleeing in disgrace many years ago, it is the last… place she wants to be. Left homeless by a fire, she’s forced to go back to the small coastal town that harbors a million secrets, including her own. Sophie sees this secret reflected every day in her daughter’s blue eyes - she must keep it hidden from the only man she has ever loved. Sophie’s return is a shock for everyone, especially Liam Gallagher. The firefighter had some serious feelings for Sophie - and seeing her again sparks a desire so fierce it takes his breath away. Now Liam will do whatever it takes to show Sophie that they deserve a second chance at love, even if everything they’ve concealed threatens to keep them apart. Followed by "Starlight Bridge". 2016.
By Mary Higgins Clark, Anne Damour. 2005
New York. Au pied du Rockefeller Center sur la 5e Avenue, on fête Noël en musique autour d'un immense sapin.… Mais cette année, une mystérieuse disparition dans les forêts du Vermont risque de gâcher cette tradition. À moins qu'avant les douze coups de minuit, Regan Reilly et Alvirah Meehan ne démasquent celui qui s'est emparé de l'arbre, et d'un butin beaucoup plus précieux qu'on ne le croit... 2005. Titre uniforme: The Christmas thief.
By Selma Lagerlöf. 1994
By Vincent De Swarte. 1999
By Danielle Steel. 1994
Noël 1952, dans une paisible petite ville américaine, c'est l'effondrement d'une famille éprouvée par le décès de leur benjamine à… la suite d'une méningite. Le cadeau que le ciel lui a trop vite retiré lui sera restitué quelques années plus tard à la naissance de l'enfant de l'ainé. 1994.
By Stephanie Laurens. 2018
Therese discovers that Little Moseley's new organist, who plays superbly, has a strange failing. He requires the written music in… front of him before he can play a piece, and the church's book of Christmas carols has gone missing. Therese immediately volunteers the services of her grandchildren, who are only too happy to fling themselves into the search to find the missing book of carols. Sequel to "Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Goose". 2018.
By Stephanie Laurens. 2017
A lighthearted tale of Christmas long ago featuring a grandmother and three of her grandchildren, one lost soul, a lady… driven to distraction, a recalcitrant donkey, and a flock of determined geese. 2017.
By Scott Phillips, Patrice Carrer. 2000
En une nuit, durant la veille de Noël, un homme, qui veut s'enfuir avec un magot, fait face à plusieurs… imprévus. Féroce et ironique. 2002, c2000. Titre uniforme: The ice harvest.
By Don Bailey, Daile Unruh. 1990
By Jeanette Winterson. 2016
Twelve tales that reveal the spirit of the season, when time slows down and magic happens. From trees with mysterious… powers to a tinsel baby that talks, these stories encompass the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas. 2016. Christmas-tide -- Spirit of Christmas: Mrs. Winterson's mince pies -- The SnowMama: Ruth Rendell's red cabbage -- Dark Christmas: Kathy Acker's New York custard -- Christmas in New York: My Christmas Eve smoked salmon and champagne -- The mistletoe bride: Susie's Christmas Eve gravlax -- O'Brien's first Christmas: Dad's sherry trifle -- The second-best bed: Shakespeare and Company's Chinese dumplings -- Christmas cracker: My mulled wine (or: No more fruit in main courses) -- A ghost story: Kamila Shamsie's turkey biryani -- The silver frog: My New Year's Eve cheese crispies -- The lion, the unicorn, and me: My New Year's Day steak sandwich -- The glow-heart: My twelfth night fishcakes -- Christmas greetings from the author.
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Jennifer Chiaverini. 2015
In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by sombre holiday tidings. Sophia's music… program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia chooses a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. In 1863 Cambridge, the peace and contentment of Longfellow's family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow's patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. "Christmas Bells," the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn. 2015.
By Debbie Macomber. 2006
Two tales of Christmas. In "Here Comes Trouble," Maryanne and Nolan Adams spend Christmas Eve telling their children how they… met as reporters on rival Seattle newspapers. In "There’s Something about Christmas," columnist Emma Collins falls for the pilot hired to fly her to cover a fruitcake contest. Bestseller. 2006.
By Betsy Cromer Byars. 1979
Jimmie Little's crazy uncle Peter had a bet he could walk across the thin layer of ice covering the swift… and merciless depths of the Monday River. It had never been done before. Uncle Pete was always foolish and did reckless things that embarrassed Jimmie, but this time the family clown has really gone too far, and Christmas only a few days away. Junior High. 1979.
By Alan Maitland. 1995
Maitland presents 29 Christmas stories, many of which he read as "Fireside Al" on the CBC. These are written by… such Canadian authors as Margaret Atwood, Stephen Leacock, and Emily Carr, as well as Dickens, Gorky, and Wilde. "The Shepherd", by Frederick Forsyth, which Maitland read on air every Christmas for 15 years, is featured, as is "A child's Christmas in Wales", by Dylan Thomas, and O. Henry's "The gift of the Magi". Includes seasonal recipes. 1995.
By Jan Karon. 2002
In 'Esther's gift', after Esther Bolick calculates the cost of baking one of her famous Orange Marmalade cakes, she decides… to cut back on her gift giving. It takes the lyrics of a Christmas carol to help remind her of what a gift really means. And in 'The Mitford Snowmen', a snowman building contest brings competition to Mitford. 2002.
By W. H. H Murray. 1997
By Comp Gray Alice. 1997
By Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, Leslie Meier. 2007
Three mystery writers contribute candy cane-themed stories. In "Candy Cane Murder", a trail of candy canes leads to a corpse… outfitted in a Santa suit, and Hannah Swensen sets out to discover who killed Kris Kringle. In "The Dangers of Candy Canes", a wealthy suburbanite takes a lethal tumble off his roof while installing a giant candy cane. Now it's up to Jaine Austen to sift through a long list of scheming neighbours with dirty secrets in their stockings to expose a murderer. Some descriptions of violence. 2007. Candy cane murder / The dangers of candy canes / Candy canes of Christmas past /