Dancer Evie Stryker learned early on that Christmas miracles don't happen, at least not for her. And this year seems like no exception. An injury has forced her to return to her estranged family. She won't add to the awkward scenario by being seduced by the bad-boy charms of her brother's best friend. Even when she's recruited to stage the Fool's Gold winter festival, she just wants to get the task over with and move on with her life. Jaded lawyer Dante Jefferson is getting used to the backwater town he now reluctantly calls home, but the pounding of little dancers' feet above his temporary office is too much! When he confronts their gorgeous teacher, he's unprepared for the attraction he feels, but Evie is his best friend's sister--off-limits unless he's willing to risk his heart.
Rick Stanton was once a promising professional baseball player with a bright future ahead of him, until he returned home from World War II with his body permanently broken and his dreams shattered. He and his wife Francesca also volunteered their beloved dog Pax for the Army’s K-9 Corp, and when Pax comes back along with his handler Keller, they hire the soldier to stay with them as Rick's live-in aid. All three of them are lost and broken and need healing...and Pax's might be the one to guide them home.
When Susannah Delaney decides her over-scheduled East Coast kids have had enough, she takes them to remote and rustic Sounder Island to live for a year. She hopes to save her children from the risks they’ve encountered at home, and to come to terms with her own haunted past. When she meets Betty Pavalak, who is harboring her own secrets, the two embark on an unlikely friendship that ignites a journey of self-discovery and that brings them both home to what they love most.
Dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church --- but at what cost? The pride he has in his growing church ultimately threatens his marriage, his relationship with his son and the congregation he has betrayed.
In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick takes readers into the heart of a small Texas town for one woman’s journey of piecing together a life like a colorful quilt.
Stuck in a dead-end relationship, this fearless narrator leaves her metaphorical baggage behind and finds a comfort zone in the air. She flies around the world, finding reasons to love life in dozens of far-flung places from Alaska to Bhutan.
The passing of a new state law makes it a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding migrant workers with no papers in his barn and is arrested and sent to prison. His grandson Dustin tries to help the sole escapee reunite with his family, his granddaughter, Misty, struggles to raise her daughter after her husband has been deported, and his daughter Sweet finds her life unraveling from the stress of the incident.
Peter Herman's legendary book on love and relationships, MARRIAGE IS A CANOE, gained him fame by winning the hearts of hopeful romantics and desperate cynics alike. However, after Peter's wife dies, he is completely lost and questions everything he thought he knew about love. A young editor suggests a contest for the 50th anniversary of MARRIAGE IS A CANOE, which involves a couple winning an afternoon with Peter and a chance to save their relationship. Peter must discover what he meant when he wrote the book if he is going to help the contest’s winners and find a way to love again.
When Gretchen Waters dies falling on a set of stone steps outside the library, no one suspects foul play, certainly not Gretchen’s best friend Jamie who becomes her literary executor. But, as she delves further into Gretchen’s latest manuscript, she encounters a sinister new world, and suddenly Gretchen’s death seems suspicious- and Jamie finds herself in danger as well…
During a routine tasting in advance of his eponymous publication’s new issue, wine critic Clyde Craven-Jones blindly samples a selection of Cabernets. To his confounded delight, he discovers one bottle worthy of his highest score, an accolade he’s never before awarded. But no one seems to know how it appeared on his doorstep, which is a problem for a critic who’s supposed to know everything. Thus an investigation into the mystery Cabernet commences.
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Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.