The Christmas Wager

Author: Jamie Fessenden
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1634779061
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Branmoor Hall is no longer the joyful home Lord Thomas Pendleton remembers. To return some holiday cheer, he must confront his father—all while risking his life for love with his friend Andrew.

The Irishman S Christmas Gamble

Author: Nancy Herkness
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781540572493
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A reclusive billionaire chocolatier and a sexy Irish soccer star share a grim past but can the magic of Christmas bring them love? Having risen out of the slums of Dublin to build a multinational gourmet chocolate business, Frances "Frankie" Hogan has settled for being respected, envied, and rich beyond belief...but never happy. She has built a secure home within the walls of the exclusive Bellwether Club, a place she established for self-made billionaires like herself. She's convinced that nothing can ruffle the calm of her well-ordered, though lonely, world-until her past, in the form of Liam Keller, shows up at her door. European soccer sensation Liam Keller has carried a torch for Frankie since their years together in their hard-scrabble Irish neighborhood. Frankie was the one who fed his dreams and pushed him to reach for the elite level of his sport, even as she kept him at arm's length. Their ambitions launched them in different directions, but now Liam finds himself in New York as a coach to an up-and-coming professional American soccer team. Liam's feelings for Frankie have never faded, but their years apart have brought complications, including a secret that could drive Frankie away. Only a Christmas miracle can help Liam convince the woman he adores to finally gamble on love.

His Mistletoe Wager

Author: Virginia Heath
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488021775
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"Five berries equal the five separate kisses I challenge you to steal." Notorious rake Henry "Hal" Stuart, Earl of Redbridge, is certain he'll win his Christmas bet—until he learns he'll be stealing Lady Elizabeth Wilding's kisses. A woman who refuses to be charmed! Once jilted, Lizzie must guard her heart, because the ton is unaware of her scandalous secret—her son! Despite their increasing attraction, she can't risk the persistent Hal bringing down her defenses. But when her former fiancé returns, Lizzie realizes that perhaps Hal's the one man she can trust—with her heart and her son…

A Christmas Wedding Wager

Author: Michelle Styles
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426810016
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Just one kiss under the mistletoe could change her whole life! Lovely Miss Emma Harrison has long turned her back on the frivolities of the Marriage Mart and dedicated herself to helping her father. But this Christmas everything changes—the unforgettable Jack Stanton is back! No longer the charity boy determined to make good, he has become one of the richest men in England. Driven to succeed and used to getting anything he wants, Jack makes it clear that he wants Emma. And as the Yuletide festivities throw Emma into his company, she can't help but wonder if she made the right choice seven years ago….

Christmas At Carnton

Author: Tamera Alexander
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0310413206
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“This tender love story between two wounded people whom God brings together for healing is a book readers will enjoy anytime—but especially at Christmas!” —Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind Amid war and the fading dream of the Confederacy, a wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas—and sacrificial love. Recently widowed, Aletta Prescott struggles to hold life together for herself and her six-year-old son. With the bank threatening to evict them, she discovers an advertisement for the Women’s Relief Society auction and applies for a position—only to discover it’s been filled. Then a chance meeting with a wounded soldier offers another opportunity—and friendship. But can Aletta trust this man? Captain Jake Winston, a revered Confederate sharpshooter, suffered a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga. When doctors deliver their diagnosis, Jake fears losing not only his greatest skill but his very identity. As he heals, Jake is ordered to assist with a local Women’s Relief Society auction. He respectfully objects. Kowtowing to a bunch of “crinolines” isn’t his idea of soldiering. But orders are orders, and he soon discovers this group of ladies—one, in particular—is far more than he bargained for. Set against the backdrop and history of the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee, Christmas at Carnton is a story of hope renewed and faith restored at Christmas.

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Author: Regina Scott
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 9780821760734
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Poverty-stricken after her father's death, beautiful Genevieve Munroe is shocked when Squire Alan Pentercast, a man she has loved since childhood, concocts a grand scheme--if he can send her each of the gifts listed in the song during the twelve days of Christmas without spending a dime, he will make her his wife. Original.

His Wicked Christmas Wager

Author: Annie Burrows
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459242238
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The last person Lord Crispin Sinclair expects to see in a disreputable inn is the woman he's there to forget: Lady Caroline Fallowfield. He hasn't forgiven her for marrying another man—or forgotten their mutual passion. When she implores him to come home for his brother's Christmas nuptials, he agrees—if the now-widowed Caroline is willing to share his bed and take another gamble on love…

A Michaelmas Wager

Author: Emily Murdoch
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542909952
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How much would you gamble for love? Rufus Lovell has been thrust unexpectedly into riches, and gained a new set of friends who delight in wagers and bets, with nothing too small or too big to gamble on - even marriage. So when a tipsy party joke becomes a wager on Rufus' marriage, he knows he should said no. But Juliana Honeyfield, the unwitting and unknowing focus of the gamble, is not the simple and malleable young woman that Rufus' friends take her for. She demands a lot more from her acquaintances, and the challenge of understanding this intriguing woman and keeping the truth of the wager from her starts to wear thin on Rufus. Especially when his belief in marriage has already been so greatly rocked, and his family history is sunk in crime, alcoholism, and prison. Will it be possible for Rufus to charm the winning Juliana? Does he owe her the truth about his initial interest in her? And who will eventually win the Michaelmas wager? A Michaelmas Wager is a charming Regency romance novella about the unlikely consequences of spur of the moment decisions. ***Over 100 reviews across Amazon!*** "Thus begins a wonderful romance that, at times, reminded me of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"." --- Amazon reviewer. "Read this beautifully written book to see what kind of happy ever after comes of this bet!" --- Amazon reviewer. "Interesting story, enjoyable characters. Enjoyed it very much. This was the first book by Emily Murdoch that I've read, but it won't be the last!" --- Amazon reviewer. "I didn't have too high expectations since it was a free short story. But I was pleasantly surprised by this one . . ." --- Amazon reviewer. "Fantastic short story with a great ending! This wager is the first of its kind for me and I'm so delighted to have read this! This story had a great plot twist that I never saw coming and even had me gasping! Wonderful read, can't wait to see what's next!!!" --- Amazon reviewer. "The development of their relationship is sweet and sincere but unfortunately based on a wager which when revealed causes troubles between the couple. I really enjoy this time period, perfect for Jane Austen fans and I think the author did a good job capturing the societal dictates of the time period. I definitely would read more of her work." --- Amazon reviewer. "More please, Emily Murdoch!" --- Amazon reviewer.

A Christmas Memory

Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553512595
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Truman Capote's boyhood Christmas memoir, rereleased with a beautiful new packaging. The classic story of Truman Capote's childhood Christmas ritual is more endearing than ever in this newly redesigned package. In celebration of A Christmas Memory's enduring appeal, this repackaged edition retains Beth Peck's evocative watercolors and Capote's original text. First published in 1956, this is the story from Capote's childhood of lovingly making fruitcakes from scratch at Christmas-time with his elderly cousin, and has stood the test of time to become known as an American holiday classic.