Santa Claus In Laughing Valley A Christmas Fantasy

Santa Claus in Laughing Valley  a Christmas Fantasy PDF
Author: Teresa deBarba-Miller
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469186098
Size: 27.77 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 54
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"In the PREFACE to PART 2, deBarba Miller shares her thoughts on how the arts should be given more focus in schools and learning institutions across the nation. 'I honestly believe that a proper arts program in schools should emphasize, rather than minimize, the knows arts as well as creative skills,' she explained. 'I also believe that exposure to the arts, which incorporate environmental studies, advances our students into thinking, imaginative human beings in every regard'. By turns timely and timeless, SANTA CLAUS IN THE LAUGHING VALLEY allows young readers to let their imagination wander and wonder, making way for a new generation of innovators and artists".

All The Year Round

All the Year Round PDF
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Size: 53.26 MB
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Languages : en
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Folktales Aloud

Folktales Aloud PDF
Author: Janice M. Del Negro
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911358
Size: 60.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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A good folktale triggers the imagination, connecting children to a wider world as well as increasing their vocabulary and comprehension skills. In this delightful and easy-to-use book, teacher and storyteller Del Negro gives librarians, teachers, and parents the keys to storytelling success. Including more than a dozen original adaptations of folktales from around the world, tailored specifically for library and classroom use, she Reviews storytelling basics such as selecting a tale and learning the story Offers tips for dealing with stage fright and reluctant listeners Presents a bibliography of recommended online and print resources, steering readers to more wonderful tales to tell For young listeners the folktale is a perfect gateway to the exciting worlds of culture and literature, and Del Negro’s book invites their engagement with proven techniques and original story scripts that can be used by experienced as well as beginning tellers.

Christmas Kisses

Christmas Kisses PDF
Author: Judith Keim
Publisher: Wild Quail Publishing
ISBN: 1732749493
Size: 78.36 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Random circumstances brought them together. Love made them family. Hailey Kirby plans to spend a wonderful Christmas holiday at the Cedar Mountain Lodge with her family, celebrating her sister’s wedding as Maid of Honor. Things go awry when the wedding is called off. Hoping to comfort her sister, her mother and three sisters decide to go ahead with their winter vacation plans at the Lodge. Hailey works in town as the children’s librarian, and under the pen name of Lee Merriweather is secretly the author and illustrator of picture books. Young children adore the stories of Charlie and his dog, Zeke, including Regan, the niece of Nick Hensley, a rock star musician who’s recently moved back to Granite Ridge. When he reaches out to the author to seek permission to write songs to go with the stories, Hailey is forced to confess who she is and the painful reason why she’s been hiding behind a pseudonym. As Hailey and Nick put their creative minds together, they form a friendship that quickly grows to much more. Hailey learns to trust and discovers some chances in life are worth taking. If you’re a fan of small towns, heartwarming holiday stories, and second chances, along with a few furry friends, you’ll fall in love with Hailey and her soul sisters in CHRISTMAS KISSES, Book 2 of Soul Sisters at Cedar Mountain Lodge, from bestselling author Judith Keim. Don’t miss a Soul Sisters book - download them all today! Book 1: Christmas Sisters – perma-FREE prologue book Book 2: Christmas Kisses by Judith Keim Book 3: Christmas Wishes by Tammy L. Grace Book 4: Christmas Hope by Violet Howe Book 5: Christmas Dreams by Ev Bishop Book 6: Christmas Rings by Tess Thompson More Books by Judith Keim The Beach House Hotel Series, The Salty Key Inn Series, The Hartwell Women, The Seashell Cottage Books and more… Holiday Fiction, Christmas Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Women's romance, Sweet and wholesome fiction, Family Fiction, Sisters Fiction, Foster children, Dachshund puppy

Once Upon A Christmas

Once Upon A Christmas PDF
Author: Lisa Plumley
Publisher: Lisa Plumley
ISBN: 1301381500
Size: 17.36 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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"Funny, tender, and occasionally wacky, this trio of short romantic comedies gets the holidays off to a lively start as three heroines find love in unexpected ways. Plumley's lighthearted sense of fun, sassy dialog, and likable characters make for an appealing holiday collection." --Library Journal This Christmas, chill out and cuddle up with these enchanting holiday stories... Mistletoe and Holly Accountant Holly Aldridge scrupulously plans everything in her life—until her boyfriend gets spontaneous by dumping her right before Thanksgiving. Still, Holly's sure he'll reconsider, given a little time...and a reason to be jealous. That reason, all six-feet-plus of him, is her new roommate, Sam McKenzie. If Sam has his way, Holly will have a sizzling new romance by Christmastime... Christmas Honeymoon Some women would consider it the perfect Christmas gift: an all-expenses-paid Vegas honeymoon. But Stacy Ames isn't some women. Actually, she's supposed to be posing as her cousin Janie. Too bad Stacy's faux hubby turns out to be her infuriatingly sexy ex, Dylan. Fortunately, mistletoe and free champagne have a way of turning "too bad" into very, very good... A Baby for Christmas Kahlúa, coffee, and sympathy—it's amazing the trouble they can get a girl into. Chloe Carmichal was only trying to help her best pal (and secret crush), Nick, drown his sorrows. She never expected they'd end up having a hot-and-heavy tryst that Nick's hangover would make him forget, but that Chloe will always remember...since she'll have his baby as a Christmas memento...

Dickens Dictionary

Dickens Dictionary PDF
Author: Rodney Dale
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840223071
Size: 29.18 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 448
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Few Victorian writers are as well remembered as Charles Dickens (1812-70). And many of his characters have been widely known since they first saw the light of day in books such as The Pickwick Papers, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist and Great Expectations.

Reconsidering Riley

Reconsidering Riley PDF
Author: Lisa Plumley
Publisher: Lisa Plumley
ISBN: 1310774145
Size: 56.83 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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"Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" —USA Today best-selling author Rachel Gibson Girly Girl... Jayne Murphy is a woman on top. From trendy haircut to perfect pedicure, she's a vision of city-smart style, wrapped around the brains and intuition that made her very first book a bestseller. The truth is, Jayne's relationship manual, Heartbreak 101, was inspired by her all-too-personal experience with gorgeous, capable...outdoorsy...photojournalist Riley Davis, who stole her heart—and promptly skipped town with it. Now, by way of researching her next project, Jayne's organized a workshop for dump-ees. But it becomes apparent that the "retreat" she's planned could be hell on her high heels—and her heart—when the leader for her group's week-long nature jaunt turns out to be none other than a certain... ...Goodbye Guy Riley has no idea he planted the seeks for Heartbreak 101, much less that Jayne's the guru whose devotees he'll be leading through the wilderness. He does know that helping his grandparents run their rustic Arizona lodge is only a temporary respite from the wanderlust that led him away from her, back into a life of nonstop adventure—and loneliness. Jayne's version of "roughing it" reminds Riley all over again how different they are...and how much he's missed her. The challenge now isn't just getting everyone out of the woods in one piece, but making sure that Jayne's next book has a happily-ever-after ending... "...cute premise and likable protagonists... Plumley (Falling For April) has a knack for crafting hip, realistic dialogue and screwball characters." —Publisher's Weekly "Reconsidering Riley is another wonderfully witty, well-written, winsomely romantic story by Lisa Plumley. If you haven't read Plumley's other books, you owe it to yourself to do so!" —The State newspaper "Plumley's clever premise, witty dialogue, and unforgettable cast of quirky characters make for rapid-fire humor from cover to cover. Readers who love the zany comedy of Sue Civil-Brown's Next Stop, Paradise or Sherryl Woods' Ask Anyone will devour this book. If laughter's the best medicine, Reconsidering Riley could cure an epidemic!" —Booklist (starred review) "Reconsidering Riley is bound to be a hit with romance fans! This deliciously wicked romance evoked some laughs, a few sighs, and plenty of grins along the way." —The Romance Reader's Connection "A very romantic, comedy-filled, slick and savvy novel from one of my favorite romance authors! Too good! Want some (more!) fun in your life? Pick up Reconsidering Riley." —The Road to Romance "Comical...with a bit of philosophy thrown in!" —Old Book Barn Gazette "A breezy, enjoyable romp that showcases two very charming main characters as well as a secondary cast that's equally delightful. Ms. Plumley has a real knack for smart, witty dialogue and situations, not to mention a sure hand when it comes to setting up sizzling sexual tension between Jayne and Riley. Reconsidering Riley is definitely a top choice for romance lovers who enjoy lighter contemporary fare." —BookLoons "Four stars! Reconsidering Riley is as fun and effervescent as its bubbly heroine —an entertaining romp peopled with lovable characters. The hijinks of Jayne and the heartbreak groupies will tickle your funny bone, while Riley's rugged charm makes him the perfect hero with which to get lost in the woods!" —Romantic Times "A fun, laugh out loud story. Lisa Plumley has a winner on her hands!" —Romance and Friends "Full of wit and humor that will bring a lot of chuckles and smiles. I enjoyed readingReconsidering Riley and believe you will too." —Romance Reviews Today "Reconsidering Riley is a hoot! Lisa Plumley has a great gift for narrative and dialogue, and has also done an outstanding job with characterization. This is one very clever, vastly entertaining book." —Reader to Reader/New and Previously Owned Books "Plumley writes her stories with such humor that you can't help but like the characters." —The Pilot newspaper "This wonderful little romance...will charm your hiking boots off and leave you laughing. Do try this one. It's a keeper." —A Romance Review

Lawman

Lawman PDF
Author: Lisa Plumley
Publisher: Lisa Plumley
ISBN: 1476102236
Size: 39.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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"Lawman is an outstanding historical. If you don't grab this one, you will be missing an incredible read!" --Patricia White, Under the Covers Book Reviews He followed the trail of an outlaw... In rough-and-tumble Arizona Territory, the desert sun burned hotter than Pinkerton agent Gabriel Winter's need to bring an elusive stagecoach robber to justice. There, he quickly encountered a formidable obstacle—Megan Kearney, the suspect's daughter. He wondered how such a rare beauty had avoided marriage in a town crawling with bachelors...Until he discovered she was holding out for true love. On top of that, the spitfire spinster hotly defended her father's innocence. For some reason, Gabriel wanted to believe not just her naïve claims about her father, but her outlandish romantic notions as well. Still, no outlaw had ever slipped through his fingers, and he wasn't about to risk that hard-earned reputation for the pleasures promised in Megan's fiery gaze... Into the arms of a forbidden woman Megan had to find her father before Gabriel did—which meant monitoring his every move. Accompanying him amid the saloons and brothels crowding Tucson's dusty streets, Megan intended to clear her father's name—even if it meant using her feminine wiles to charm the city slicker detective. She would prove that the maddeningly self-assured Gabriel had underestimated her resolve. But Megan soon discovered that she had underestimated the powerful feelings one man could arouse in a heart that ached for passion...and everlasting love. "Highly recommended! An imaginative novel complete with delightful characters and a scintillating plot. Lisa Plumley's name on the cover always guarantees a good read." --Kathee S. Card, Under the Covers Book Reviews "A fast-moving story filled with a delightful cast of characters... readers will be captivated by this book!" --WCRG on AOL Reviewer Board "Ms. Plumley's gift for creating unique, compelling characters shines through in this rollicking western adventure. A truly inspired work from one of the genre's finest writers." --Rendezvous "An entertaining western romance! The partnership, conflict, and growing love shared by Gabriel and Megan will turn this tale into a sure fan-favorite." --Harriet Klausner, BookBrowser "Lawman provides entertainment at its finest. It's what romantic dreams are made of, and Ms. Plumley is a top-notch author whose unique storytelling ability is a blessing to romance readers everywhere." --Old Book Barn Gazette "A feisty, fast-talking heroine and a stalwart, stubborn hero in a rollicking western adventure sure to tickle one's fancy! From beginning to end, this exuberant tale is a winner guaranteed to please. So sit back, savor and enjoy!" --Romance Communications "Lisa Plumley has a wonderful flair for writing romance and creating marvelous characters, and Lawman will leave readers craving her next western adventure." --Bookbug On The Web "Ms. Plumley sets intrigue and romance together along with two strong-minded and unforgettable characters... an entertaining read!" --Romantic Times BOOKreviews

The Bride Raffle

The Bride Raffle PDF
Author: Lisa Plumley
Publisher: Lisa Plumley
ISBN: 1370822650
Size: 24.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Languages : en
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A Round Of Stories By The Christmas Fire

A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire PDF
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Hesperus Press
ISBN: 1780940599
Size: 63.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 134
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Cosy-up on a cold winter’s night with a collection of festive tales from literary master Charles Dickens, re-issued just in time for Christmas. Published in its entirety for the first time since 1852, this Christmas number of Dickens’ periodical Household Words is a shining example of the varied thematic and narrative styles of Victorian storytelling. One of Dickens’ earliest collections of stories for the holiday season, A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire offers tales of romance, theft, justice and heart-warming family reunions. Continuing the tradition of ghost stories for Christmas, some of the haunting tales are inspiring while others are chilling. The voices of this round include servants and employers alike - host and charwoman, mother and nursemaid - and some surprising ruminations on topics as diverse as disability and interracial love.

Let S Misbehave

Let s Misbehave PDF
Author: Lisa Plumley
Publisher: Lisa Plumley
ISBN: 131144985X
Size: 27.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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* named one of Booklist magazine's Top 10 Romances * awarded 4½ stars Top Pick! from Romantic Times magazine * selected as a finalist for the Booksellers Best Award in the single title/mainstream category "Plumley not only delivers a fun-filled premise, clever dialogue and a delightfully sexy sports-loving hero, she brings to life a memorable, hilarious and utterly unique heroine readers will adore. This is pure romantic fantasy and an absolutely entertaining novel from start to finish." —Romantic Times (4½ stars Top Pick!) With no skills besides scoring the perfect stilettos, maxing out her credit card, and partying till dawn, Marisol Winston is about to get a lesson in the real world—and in love... After years of perfecting her party-girl image, Marisol wants to open an L.A.-based deluxe boutique. Unfortunately her father refuses to foot the bill until she agrees to do a stint in shopaholic rehab. Surely she can survive a few weeks without Dior, right? But part of Marisol's anti-retail remedy entails getting a real job as a nanny/housekeeper in Podunkville, Arizona. Suddenly she’s knee-deep in PB&Js and dirty laundry, surprised to find herself just a teensy bit smitten with her three sticky-fingered charges—and their deliciously distracting Dad (even if he does wear discount denim). Quarterback Cash Connelly has one last shot at being re-signed to the pros, which means he needs a nanny who runs a tight ship. Marisol seems to know way more about Tiffany’s than T-ball, and she has more miniskirted sex appeal than is strictly necessary for laundering jockey shorts. But his kids seem positively smitten. Well, who wouldn't love a woman who serves up ice cream for breakfast? Now if only Cash can find a way to stick to his strict hands-off-the-nanny policy... "Once again, Plumley shows her fine flair for comedy as Marisol learns that there is life beyond Rodeo Drive, and the Connelly triplets discover that they can’t scare away every nanny. Full of witty dialogue and hilarious situations, this romp with a heart is certain to please readers." —Booklist (starred review; named one of the Top 10 Romances of 2007) "A domestically challenged but inventive heroine who rises to the occasion and a father desperate for someone to take his family in hand unsuccessfully fight their attraction to each other in this funny, heartwarming story that is all the richer for the three endearing sprites who keep things hopping." —Library Journal "Lisa Plumley always gifts her readers with delightful stories that are so much fun to read. But I have to admit, Let’s Misbehave is one of my favorites. It’s the most charming story, brimming with characters with warm hearts and bright spirits. It’s a keeper. Enjoy!" —Fresh Fiction "Let’s Misbehave is a most delightful story! Marisol and Cash go about sorting out the real things in life that matter, making this a delicious page-turner." —Coffee Time Romance "Let's Misbehave is funny, romantic, heart warming, and sexy. It's fantastic!" —Joyfully Reviewed (recommended read) "Let’s Misbehave is fast-paced, funny and full of heart...a sexy, fun romp that is highly entertaining!" —Romance Reader at Heart (Four-Rose Read!) "An entertaining story I couldn't put down. I highly recommend Let’s Misbehave!" —Romance Junkies (4½ blue ribbons rating) "Ms. Plumley brings together two people who couldn't be more opposite and has sexual tension fogging up the windows—really! Let’s Misbehave is aptly titled as this couple does just that. It's a laugh out loud tale, but also has a tender side. It's a joy to read, and one you do not want to miss!" —Romance Reviews Today "Lisa Plumley always delivers smart, sassy and fun filled stories but her latest lighthearted romantic comedy is one of her best. Let’s Misbehave is another clever and captivating confection created by an author who knows how to spin a charming tale." —Bookloons "Let’s Misbehave is a funny, whimsical, light-hearted romance that reels you in from page one. Each character is charming, realistic, and very likeable!" —Roundtable Romance Reviews

Winter Song

Winter Song PDF
Author: Lisa Plumley
Publisher: Lisa Plumley
ISBN: 1476370583
Size: 70.97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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"Discover a love stronger than time in Lisa Plumley's funny and heart touching Winter Song!" Romantic Times BOOKreviews When take-charge career woman Jolie Alexander suddenly finds herself back in the Wild West, she promptly gets busy saving tiny Avalanche, Arizona from its grim future as a ghost town. Her efforts capture the attention--and heart--of saloon keeper Cole Morgan. He's a marrying man in search of an old-fashioned wife, and Jolie hardly fits the bill...or at least that's what she thinks! (this short story was originally published by Kensington Publishing in the anthology Timeless Winter) "4-1/2 stars! Winter Song by Lisa Plumley is heartening and subtly sweet." Affaire de Coeur magazine

The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker PDF
Author: Lisa Plumley
Publisher: Lisa Plumley
ISBN: 1005440115
Size: 58.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Bestselling author Lisa Plumley takes a fresh look at the Wild West in THE MATCHMAKER—the lighthearted story of a secret matchmaker who has the beleaguered bachelors of Morrow Creek, Arizona Territory, up in arms. Someone was matching up men and women all over town—and tarnation! It had to stop! Marcus Copeland had been elected to “investigate” the most likely suspect. But he didn’t have time to romance any secrets out of the unconventional Molly Crabtree. He had a lumber mill to run. And besides, this buxom, beautiful baker was proving to be one tough cookie! Coming from a family of freethinkers, Molly Crabtree knew she’d be a success if only someone would take her seriously. But who’d ever have thought it would be the arrogant Marcus Copeland? And was his proposition strictly business—or secret pleasure? Only the matchmaker knew for sure…! “The Matchmaker is by far the funniest historical I have ever read. Ms. Plumley delivers wonderful comedic timing which will have readers laughing throughout most of the book. This is another keeper by Lisa Plumley!” —A Romance Review This story is part of the Morrow Creek series, which includes: The Matchmaker (1), The Scoundrel (2), The Rascal (3), *Morrow Creek Marriage* (4); Mail-Order Groom (5), *Miss Wilson's Secret Seduction* (6), The Bride Raffle (7), *Something Borrowed, Something True* (8); The Honor-Bound Gambler (9), Notorious in the West (10), Morrow Creek Runaway (11), and Morrow Creek Marshal (12). (asterisks denote *novellas and short stories* included in the series)