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Christmas camp : a novel
Schaler, Karen, author
A heartwarming holiday story about a beautiful Grinch who's determined to get her dream job even if it means spending a week at a Christmas Camp where she discovers an unexpected love.
Christmas ever after
Morgan, Sarah, 1948-
The most wonderful time of the year? Jewellery designer Skylar isn't so sure. Especially if she has to spend it with cynical, aloof Alec. So what if he's a famous historian? He's also determined to think the worst of her and when a twist of fate means they're stuck together, she's expecting disaster! But as they flee snowy London on a winter adventure that takes them from his family's festive Costwold chaos to her native Puffin Island, she realises that she may have misjudged him. As glittering Christmas nights draw in, the sparks between Alec and Skylar glow ever brighter. Could they find their own Christmas ever after?
The Christmas invitation
Ashley, Trisha, author.
"Recovering after an illness Meg is far from in the Christmas mood, in fact she's hardly aware it's approaching at all. They didn't celebrate it where she grew up and she's never gone in for the tinsel, baubles and mistletoe of it all. But when the opportunity arises to spend the run up to Christmas in the snowy countryside, rather than dreary London, she can't say she isn't curious... although she'll definitely leave before they bring out the turkey. Tasked with painting two portraits in not very much time, Meg sets to work. Although it doesn't take long for the magic in the air to begin to make her wonder just a little curious about what a proper family Christmas might be like. But just as she's beginning to settle in she spots a familiar face. Lex... more like a missile than a blast from the past. Despite the wonderful festive cheer, Meg suddenly wants nothing more than to get as far away from Lex and their past secrets as she can. But she can't leave until she's finished the portraits and discovered what really is so magical about Christmas..."--Publisher description.
The Christmas sisters : a novel
Morgan, Sarah, 1948- author
In the snowy Highlands of Scotland, Suzanne McBride is dreaming of the perfect cozy Christmas. Her three adopted daughters are coming home for the holidays and she can't wait to see them. But tensions are running high. Workaholic Hannah knows she can't avoid spending the holidays with her family two years in a row. But it's not the weight of their expectations that's panicking her--it's the life-changing secret she's hiding. Stay-at-home mom Beth is having a personal crisis. All she wants for Christmas is time to decide if she's ready to return to work--seeing everyone was supposed to help her stress levels, not increase them! Posy isn't sure she's living her best life, but with her parents depending on her, making a change seems risky. But not as risky as falling for gorgeous new neighbor Luke. As Suzanne's dreams of the perfect McBride Christmas unravel, she must rely on the magic of the season to bring her daughters together. But will this new togetherness teach the sisters that their close-knit bond is strong enough to withstand anything--including a family Christmas?
In a holidaze
Lauren, Christina, author
It's the most wonderful time of the year - but not for Maelyn Jones. She's living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions. One day, tires screech and metal collides, everything goes black. But when Mae gasps awake, she begins the same holiday all over again. With one hilarious disaster after another sending her back to the plane, Mae must figure out how to break free of the strange time loop - and finally get her true love under the mistletoe. Author is a pen name of writing partners Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings.
One Christmas kiss in Notting Hill
Baggot, Mandy, author.
While her sister can't get enough of this - increasingly common - sight on the streets of London, Isla's too busy trying to stop Hannah's wheelchair from slipping on the ice, and making sure she's not too late to her dream job at Breekers International.
One day in December
Silver, Josie, author
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic... and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and café in London for him. But she doesn't find him, instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered.
A winter flame
Johnson, Milly, author
Eve has never liked Christmas, especially since her beloved fiance was killed in action in Afghanistan on Christmas Day. So when her adored elderly aunt dies, the last thing she is expecting is to be left a theme park in her will: one entirely dedicated to Christmas... And that's not the only catch. Her aunt's will stipulates that Eve must run the park with a mysterious partner, the exotically named Jacques Glace. Who is this Jacques, and why did Aunt Evelyn name him in her will? But Eve isn't going to back down from a challenge. She's determined to make a success of Winterworld, no matter what. Can she overcome her dislike of Christmas once and for all? And can Jacques melt her frozen heart at last...?