The Shadows of Christmas Past

The Shadows of Christmas Past

Dark magic heats up the holiday season as two sizzling New York Times bestselling authors team up for a seductive Christmas anthology! Magic is in the air this Christmas—but is it good or evil? In this sexy yuletide anthology from two of the hottest names in paranormal romance, animal instincts take over… In #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan’s “Rocky Mountain Miracle,” the sparks flying on a remote ranch could melt all the snow in Wyoming when an injured horse brings together a rugged womanizer with a dangerous reputation and an irresistible veterinarian rumored to cast spells. But does her magic touch work on animals and men? A small town woman is shocked when the injured wolf she takes back to her kennel turns into a man in New York Times bestselling author Susan Sizemore’s “A Touch of Harry.” The only thing more difficult to hide than his stunning escape is the burning desire she feels for this stranger who brings out her wild side.

Christmas Past

Christmas Past

Christmas Past by Susanna Fraser Time-traveling PhD student Sydney Dahlquist's first mission sounded simple enough—spend two weeks in December 1810 collecting blood samples from the sick and wounded of Wellington's army, then go home to modern-day Seattle and Christmas with her family. But when her time machine breaks, stranding her in the past, she must decide whether to sacrifice herself to protect the timeline or to build a new life—and embrace a new love—two centuries before her time. Rifle captain Miles Griffin has been fascinated by the tall, beautiful "Mrs. Sydney" from the day he met her caring for wounded soldiers. When he stumbles upon her time travel secret on Christmas Eve, he vows to do whatever it takes to seduce her into making her home in his present—by his side.

Ghosts of Christmas Past

A chilling collection of modern and classic Christmas ghost stories

Ghosts of Christmas Past

A present contains a monstrous secret. An uninvited guest haunts a Christmas party. A shadow slips across the floor by firelight. A festive entertainment ends in darkness and screams. Who knows what haunts the night at the dark point of the year? This collection of seasonal chillers looks beneath Christmas cheer to a world of ghosts and horrors, mixing terrifying modern fiction with classic stories by masters of the macabre. From Neil Gaiman and M. R. James to Muriel Spark and E. Nesbit, there are stories here to make the hardiest soul quail - so find a comfy chair, lock the door, ignore the cold breath on your neck and get ready to welcome in the real spirits of Christmas.

A Christmas Carol - With Audio Level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library

A Christmas Carol - With Audio Level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library

A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West. Christmas is humbug, Scrooge says - just a time when you find yourself a year older and not a penny richer. The only thing that matters to Scrooge is business, and making money. But on Christmas Eve three spirits come to visit him. They take him travelling on the wings of the night to see the shadows of Christmas past, present, and future - and Scrooge learns a lesson that he will never forget....

A Glimpse From Christmas Past

A Glimpse From Christmas Past

While doing some last minute shopping on Christmas Eve a man has a magical experience. He watches a child preparing to get on Santa's lap through a shop window and is reminded about a special Christmas memory. When the child gets down Santa makes eye contact with the man and they are immediately taken back to a moment they had shared (in his past). So the story unfolds as he stares through a window of time at a Glimpse from Christmas Past...

PORTRAITS OF MAGNOLIAS IN THE SHADOW OF ELVIS

PORTRAITS OF MAGNOLIAS IN THE SHADOW OF ELVIS

PORTRAITS OF MAGNOLIAS In the Shadow of Elvis tells the story of a small Southern town in the 1950s as told through the lives of its teenagers. Among them was a group of girls known as The Twelve (the Magolias), one of whom, Margie King, looks back on this innocent time when most of the entertainment was self generated, and neighbors were friends who relied on each other and knew everyone else's business--although not everyone knew the mystery of the ruins of an antebellum mansion or what happened after a local lawyer became governor of the state. Offstage is Elvis Presley, who before he was famous was influencing the lives of the town's youth as his voice reached down into the Delta over the airwaves from Memphis and the teenagers sped up to Graceland to see what they could find out about the daily life of The King.

Christmas Past

Christmas Past

When seventeen-year-old Mary O'Connor collapses one Sunday in church she is taken to live with Dr Roberts and his wife in a beautiful Yorkshire village for her health. Though initially employed as a maid, Mary soon becomes the daughter the couple were never able to have. With Britain at war, unable to remain idle, Mary finds employment in the local steel works but when her fiancé Tom Downing is killed in action Mary is convinced it is retribution for their night of sin during Tom's Christmas leave. However, Mary grows to love Jack Holmes, a local miner. They marry and move into a humble terrace house with little but their love to keep them going. As the years pass Mary is determined to achieve success for herself and her family. She sets up her own dressmaking business and it seems as if she has finally found peace of mind. But the business starts to dominate her life until tragedy once more threatens to destroy all she most cherishes...

The Shadow of God

A Journey Through Memory, Art, and Faith

The Shadow of God

The Shadow of God is part memoir, part spiritual autobiography, and part tour of great works of art, literature, and music. In the form of a journal written over the course of a year, Charles Scribner shares childhood recollections of a household where figures like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald were family friends. He tells stories from his own noteworthy publishing career, from his journey toward faith, and from his deep knowledge of Baroque art. Born an Episcopalian, he charts the story of his interior life and the importance of the arts in helping him choose the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual paths he would follow, including his Catholic conversion. He asks himself questions like “How far back can we trace the roots of faith?” Scribner writes with contagious enthusiasm about the pivotal truths he discovered in the novels of Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh and the inspiration he found in art, music, opera, and the Bible. The Shadow of God is a journey through memory, art, and faith that shaped Scribner’s year as it passed through the seasons, from Epiphany to Epiphany. It is a moving portrait of a man who has devoted his life to words and the Word and a work of rare power by a writer whose grace, humor, and candor will touch readers.