NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Continuing in a festive annual tradition, Debbie Macomber returns with a new original holiday novel full of romance and cheer--and the magical prospect of finding love in the most unexpected places. Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a particular challenge. No matter how hard she's tried to be nice, Cain rudely rebuffs her at every turn, preferring to keep to himself. But when Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper from the lobby of their apartment building, that's the last straw. She's going to break through Cain's Scrooge-like exterior the only way she knows how: by killing him with kindness. To track her progress, Julia starts a blog called The Twelve Days of Christmas. Her first attempts to humanize Cain are far from successful. Julia brings him homemade Christmas treats and the disagreeable grinch won't even accept them. Meanwhile, Julie's blog becomes an online sensation, as an astonishing number of people start following her adventures. Julia continues to find ways to express kindness and, little by little, chips away at Cain's gruff façade to reveal the caring man underneath. Unbelievably, Julia feels herself falling for Cain--and she suspects that he may be falling for her as well. But as the popularity of her blog continues to grow, Julia must decide if telling Cain the truth about having chronicled their relationship to the rest of the world is worth risking their chance at love. Praise for Twelve Days of Christmas "Another heartwarming seasonal [Debbie] Macomber tale, which fans will find as bright and cozy as a blazing fire on Christmas Eve."--Kirkus Reviews "Twelve Days of Christmas is a delightful, charming read for anyone looking for an enjoyable Christmas novel. . . . Settle in with a warm blanket and a cup of hot chocolate, and curl up for some Christmas fun with Debbie Macomber's latest festive read."--Bookreporter "If you're looking for a quick but meaningful holiday romance that will be sure to spark a need inside you to show others kindness, look no further than Twelve Day of Christmas."--Harlequin Junkie "Twelve Days of Christmas is a charming, heartwarming holiday tale. With poignant characters and an enchanting plot, Macomber again burrows into the fragility of human emotions to arrive at a delightful conclusion."--New York Journal of Books
Author: Jan Brett Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 9781101550069 Book Pages: 32 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
A centuries-old favorite holiday carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" was one of the first to celebrate the secular tradition of gift-giving. This sumptuously illustrated version features not only the gifts of a suitor to his true love but a loving family's Christmas preparations, how to say "Merry Christmas" in 12 different language, and a vast array of charming woodland animals.
Author: Rick Wood Genre: Publisher: ISBN: 9798563740778 Book Pages: 152 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
From horror master Rick Wood, author of The Sensitives and This Book is Full of Bodies, comes ANOTHER twelve horrifying stories to spook up your Christmas season! From a festive family of cannibals, to a terrifying present, to a psychotic Santa... here are twelve stories guaranteed to make your Christmas sick and twisted! Features stories such as: - The Present - Christmas With the Cannibals - 'Twas the Night Before Murder Part Two - Christmas Night of the Living Dead - Me and My Christmas Jumper - Carolling With Killers - Interview With Krampus November 2020 - Tiny Tim: The Trauma Years - A Letter From Simon It's time to bring some horror to your festivities...
Author: Trisha Ashley Genre: Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins UK ISBN: 9780007412297 Book Pages: 416 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
“One of the best writers around!” Katie Fforde “Full of down-to-earth humour.” Sophie Kinsella Trisha’s bestselling Christmas book will have you hooked from start to finish - the perfect read as those cold winter nights draw in.
The traditional English carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," has been sung and enjoyed throughout the holiday season for centuries. In keeping with its courtly tone, most illustrated treatments of the song use a formal art style. Now, a new version is geared specifically to young readers, using playful images of animals romping and cavorting to the song's lyrics. Imagine beret-wearing French hens, four "calling" birds chatting on the phone, or frolicking frogs as the lords-a-leaping. Colorful, lighthearted scenes by acclaimed illustrator Dan Andreasen bring a whole new interpretation to the holiday carol. From the first day to the twelfth, readers of all ages will enjoy this rendition of counting down the days of Christmas.
Author: Jennifer J. Stewart Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Twelve Days of Christmas in Am ISBN: 1454929944 Book Pages: 22 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Isabella writes a letter home each of the twelve days she spends exploring Arizona at Christmastime, as her cousin Carlos shows her everything from a cactus wren in a palo verde tree to twelve Grand Canyon mules. Includes facts about Arizona.
Author: Chris Marchand Genre: Religion Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers ISBN: 9781532655357 Book Pages: 196 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The song "The 12 Days of Christmas" is a mainstay of the holiday season, but the practice of celebrating Christmas as a twelve-day festival fell out of fashion long ago in most cultures. In Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas, author Chris Marchand explores the history behind the season and individual feast days from December 25 to January 6, and then offers suggestions for how you can celebrate it with your family, church, or community. Along with this, he provides answers to many of the nagging questions surrounding the holiday, such as the history behind the twelve-days song, why December 25 was chosen as the date, and what to do about its supposedly pagan origins. The challenge before us is to first help people see Christmas as a holiday that begins, rather than ends, on December 25, and then to together figure out how to reinvent Christmas in the present by learning how it was celebrated in the past.
Author: Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers ISBN: 9780375982002 Book Pages: 40 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
A dazzling rendition of the classic Christmas song by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor illustrator LeUyen Pham, sure to be a holiday family favorite for years to come. Count the twelve days of Christmas as you dance through a magical holiday festival featuring people, costumes, and instruments from all corners of the globe. It's a diverse and global celebration that brings a fresh new look to the classic song. Never has this rhyme been more enchanting or wide-reaching. Your family will love making it a part of their holiday reading tradition.