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        On Hosting Your Regency-Era Christmas Party: A Companion to Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas (PagePerfect NOOK Book)


        On Hosting Your Regency-Era Christmas Party: A Companion to Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas (PagePerfect NOOK Book…

        he latest installment in Stephanie Barron's richly historical Jane Austen mystery series takes place over the twelve days of Christmas, a Regency-era tradition unlike the holiday we celebrate today. In the pages of this companion you'll find authentic ways to celebrate your own Georgian Christmas-from decorations to recipes to parlor games-for full immersion into the world of our heroine. On Christmas Eve of 1814, Jane Austen and the Twelve Days of Christmas finds the Regency era's most beloved author on holiday at the Vyne, the gorgeous estate of the prominent Chute household, with family and friends. As they prepare for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, the guests are all in a celebratory mood-until one of the Yuletide revelers dies in a riding accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, can Jane discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?

        • ISBN-13: 9781616956400
        • Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
        • Publication date: 11/26/2014
        • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
        • Format: eBook 
        • Sales rank: 24,011
        • File size: 198 MB
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          The Christmas Candle

          The Christmas Candle

          by Max Lucado


          ISBN-13: 9781418587543

          Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.

          Publication date: 10/3/2006

          Pages: 208

          File size: 2 MB

          Journey back to a simpler time, to a small English village where nothing out of the ordinary ever happens. Except at Christmastime.

          When a mysterious angel suddenly appears in a lowly candlemaker's shop, the holy and the human collide in a way that only God could imagine.

          Glowing bright with a timeless message, The Christmas Candle will warm your heart with a surprising reminder of God's bountiful love.

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            Sanders of the River

            Sanders of the River

            by Edgar Wallace, Otto Penzler (Introduction)


            ISBN-13: 9781453276570

            Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road

            Publication date: 7/1/2014

            Series: Commissioner Sanders Stories , #1

            Pages: 152

            File size: 500 KB


            Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was the illegitimate son of an actress, adopted by a Billingsgate Fish porter named Dick Freeman. He sold newspapers in London at age 11 and joined the army at 21. He was a Reuters war correspondent during the Second Boer War and wrote thrillers to earn extra money from books such as The Four Just Men (1905).

            He failed in his bid to stand as Liberal MP for Blackpool and moved to Hollywood to work as a script writer. While drafting the blockbuster film King Kong, he died from diabetes.

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              Called by Fire: The Watchtower Chronicles 1

              Called by Fire: The Watchtower Chronicles 1 by Delwyn Jenkins | 9781760081003 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble



              Kamryn Vale is a Dahnan witch who wants nothing more than to complete her studies in the World Between and return to her normal life. But when a sister-witch is murdered and another kidnapped, Kamryn discovers a dark magic so terrifying it threatens the safety of both her worlds. Driven by the need to help in the investigation, Kamryn must deal with the complications of working with the mysterious Watchtower Knights.

              After two hundred years in exile, the Knights have been invited back to protect the Witches at the Collegium. They can't afford any mistakes, and Alex knows his attraction for the fire witch has trouble written all over it. With one eye on the investigation and the other on Kamryn, Alex must balance his obligation to duty with the needs of his heart.


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              • ISBN-13: 9781760081003
              • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
              • Publication date: 4/22/2014
              • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
              • Format: eBook 
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                Troll Mountain: Episode I

                Troll Mountain: Episode I by Matthew Reilly | 9781760080624 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble  



                A dauntless young hero.

                An army of brutal monsters.

                An impossible quest.

                Journey to the mountain ...

                In an isolated valley, a small tribe of humans is dying from a terrible illness.

                There are rumors, however, that the trolls of Troll Mountain, the valley's fearsome overlords, have found a cure for the illness: a fabulous elixir.

                When his sister is struck down by the disease and his tribal leaders refuse to help him, an intrepid youth named Raf decides to defy his tribe and do the unthinkable: he will journey alone to Troll Mountain and steal the elixir from the dreaded trolls.

                But to get to Troll Mountain, Raf will have to pass through dangerous swamps and haunting forests filled with wolves, hobgoblins and, worst of all, the ever-present danger of rogue trolls ...

                The journey to the mountain has begun.



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                • ISBN-13: 9781760080624
                • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
                • Publication date: 4/8/2014
                • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
                • Format: eBook 
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                  A Matter of Trust (Mia Quinn Series #1)

                  A Matter of Trust (Mia Quinn Series #1) by Lis Wiehl | 9781401688196 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                  Whenlife is murder, who can you trust?

                  One minute Mia Quinn is in herbasement, chatting on the phone with a colleague at the prosecutor’s office.The next minute she hears a gunshot over the line, and Mia listens in horror asher colleague and friend Colleen bleeds to death.

                  Mia’s a natural for heading up themurder investigation, but these days it’s all she can do to hold her lifetogether. As a new widow with a pile of debts, a troubled teenaged son, and a four-year-oldwho wakes up screaming at night, she needs more time with her family, not less—andworking Colleen’s case will be especially demanding. But Colleen was herfriend, and she needs to keep her job. So Mia reluctantly teams up withdetective Charlie Carlson to investigate. But the deeper they dig, the morecomplications unfold—even the unsettling possibility that someone may be comingafter her.

                  Lis Wiehl’s signature plot twists andrelatable characters shine in this absorbing series debut . . . with anintriguing cameo from her best-selling Triple Threat series.

                  “A stunning crime series debut . . .Smart, suspenseful, and full of twists that only an insider like Wiehl couldpull off .” —Linda Fairstein, New York Times best-sellingauthor

                  Product Details

                  • ISBN-13: 9781401688196
                  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
                  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
                  • Series: Mia Quinn Series  , #1
                  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
                  • Format: eBook 
                  • Pages: 320
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                    Even Now (Even Now Series #1)

                    Even Now

                    by Karen Kingsbury


                    ISBN-13: 9780310296256

                    Publisher: Zondervan

                    Publication date: 9/9/2008

                    Series: Even Now Series , #1

                    Pages: 368

                    File size: 4 MB


                    Sometimes hope for the future is found in the ashes of yesterday.


                    Shane Galanter is a man ready to put down roots after years of searching. But is he making the right choice? Or is there a woman somewhere who even now remembers—as does he—those long-ago days . . . and a love that hasn’t faded with time?


                    Lauren Gibbs is a successful international war correspondent who gave up on happily-ever-after years ago—when it was ripped away from her. Since then, she’s never looked back. So why can’t she put to rest the one question that haunts her: Why is life so empty?


                    Emily Anderson is a college freshman raised by her grandparents and about to take her first internship as a journalist. But before she can move ahead, she discovers a love story with a tragic ending that came accompanied her birth. As a result, she is compelled to look back and search out the mother she’s never met.


                    A young woman seeking answers to her heart’s deep questions. A man and woman separated by lies and long years . . . yet who have never forgotten each other. With hallmark tenderness and power, Karen Kingsbury weaves a tapestry of lives, loss, love, and faith—and the miracle of resurrection.

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                      Through the Fire (First Responders Book #1)

                      Through the Fire (First Responders Book #1) by Shawn Grady | 9781441204448 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                      Firefighting burns in Aidan O'Neill's blood. The son of a fireman, O'Neill has a sixth sense about fire and often takes dangerous risks. When one act of disobedience nearly gets a rookie killed, O'Neill is suspended. His weeks off are supposed to be a time to reflect but instead he escapes to Mexico, where another rash act of bravery actually kills him. But only for a few minutes.


                      Called back to Reno, he's now haunted by visions of hell and paralyzed in the face of fire. And at the worst time, because an arsonist is targeting Reno. With a growing love interest with one of the investigators complicating everything, Aidan must discover where his trust rests as the fires creep ever closer.

                      • ISBN-13: 9781441204448
                      • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
                      • Publication date: 7/1/2009
                      • Series: First Responders  , #1
                      • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
                      • Format: eBook 
                      • Pages: 336
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                        The Duchess War (The Brothers Sinister, #1)

                        The Duchess War (The Brothers Sinister, #1) by Courtney Milan | 2940046315691 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                        Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly--so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don't get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention.

                        But that is precisely what she gets.

                        Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled. When Minnie figures out what he's up to, he realizes there is more to her than her spectacles and her quiet ways. And he's determined to lay her every secret bare before she can discover his. But this time, one shy miss may prove to be more than his match...

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                          Stubborn Love

                          Stubborn Love by Wendy Owens | 9781500332679 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble

                            Overview **"I just read Stubborn Love and Only In Dreams by @WendyLOwens, both were fantastic!! If you haven't read them you need to." - Abbi Glines

                          Life for Emmie Hayes hasn't been easy. After her reality is rocked by tragedy, she heads to New York City in hopes of finding herself again.

                          With a new school and a new outlook on life, Emmie is determined to not let anything distract her. Everything begins to fall into place around her until her roommate, Paige, shows up with the very distraction she tried so desperately to avoid, and he has no intention of being ignored.

                          His name is Colin Bennett and he isn't part of her new plan. But with his smoldering eyes and perfect body, it would be difficult for any girl to ignore him. Only thing is, Emmie isn't any girl. After her tragic past, there might not be any way into her stubborn heart.

                          * Contains mature content.


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                          • ISBN-13: 9781500332679
                          • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
                          • Publication date: 6/26/2014
                          • Pages: 288
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                            Far From the Madding Crowd

                            by Thomas Hardy



                            Hardy's first masterpiece, this 1874 novel received wide acclaim upon publication and remains among the author's best-loved works. The tale of a passionate, independent woman and her three suitors, it explores Hardy's trademark themes: thwarted love, the inevitability of fate, and the encroachment of industrial society on rural life.


                            Editorial Reviews

                            From The Critics
                            Hardy's rustic tale of Bathsheba Everdean and her three suitors comes to life through Thorne's expert narrative performance. Hardy's works often change pace and character quickly, a point which Thorne uses advantageously to wind us through this insightful novel. Thorne's interpretation of the text removes the distance which so often exists between Victorian literature and the modern reader. Thorne's performance skills transcend age and gender. The listener can envision each of the workers as they talk and sing in the pub, and Thorne's choice of voices for the four main characters gives added depth and presence. Textual interpretation, pacing and vocal characterization all come together to make Thorne's reading an excellent addition to any collection. J.S.G. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine   
                            From the Publisher
                            “Far from the Madding Crowd is the first of Thomas Hardy’s great novels, and the first to sound the tragic note for which his fiction is best remembered.”
                            -Margaret Drabble 


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                              Deliver Us From Me-Ville

                              Deliver Us From Me-Ville by David Zimmerman | 9781434765741 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble


                                                  Welcome to Me-Ville, where you're surrounded by a culture that celebrates and elevates the individual. The You Utopia where your home, place of work, and even your place of worshp, is customized to your discerning tastes. A super-exclusive club where Self and Pride party, and Sacrifice and Humility can't get past the velvet ropes. A place where it's all about you.


                              But is life supposed to be this way? Author Daivd Zimmerman takes us on a hilarious and honest trip through Me-Ville, while sharing the escape routes that lead out. David traces our self-loving lineage and examines prideful people in Scripture who were changed through God's power. Throughout, you'll encounter the powerful, progressive redemption from self that only Christ can offer.Product Details
                              • ISBN-13: 9781434765741                        
                              • Publisher: David C Cook
                              • Publication date: 1/1/2010
                              • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
                              • Format: eBook                        
                              • Pages: 224
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                                Destined Havoc

                                Destined Havoc by Nina Levine | 2940151757478 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                                Destined Havoc is a spin off of the Storm MC series.  You don't have to have read that series to read this book.

                                A man who walked away from it all.

                                A woman who craves it all.

                                A destiny they never saw coming.

                                Havoc Caldwell lost everything two years ago and left town a bitter and hard man. Now he lives life as a nomad with no ties or commitments to anyone but himself and his club, Storm MC.

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                                  Far From the Madding Crowd is a classic book.  A shame the review printed here is from an audio book and seems primarily concerned with the talents of the narrator, Stephen Thorne.  A large number of other print versions and e-books on the web seem to use the same review.

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                                    Agreed.  I wish I could edit my post to remove the audiobook review.

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