Books for the Christmas Season

What better way to enjoy your holidays than to pick up a good, wintery, full-of-Christmas book? Take a few minutes to immerse yourself in the joy of Christmas by reading chapter excerpts, watching videos, downloading recipes, and more!

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All Margaret Campbell wants for Christmas is a safe journey home. When her plans for a festive holiday with her family in Stirling crumble beneath the weight of her brother’s bitterness, the young schoolteacher wants nothing more than to return to the students she loves and the town house she calls home.

Then an unexpected detour places her in the path of Gordon Shaw, a handsome newspaperman from Glasgow, who struggles under a burden of remorse and shame.

When the secret of their shared history is revealed, will it leave them tangled in a knot of regret? Or might their past hold the threads that will bind their future together?

As warm as a woolen scarf on a cold winter’s eve, A Wreath of Snow is a tender story of love and forgiveness, wrapped in a celebration of all things Scottish, all things Victorian, and, especially, all things Christmas.

Read the first chapter!

 


Christmas in Apple Ridge Experience the holidays with the Plain folk of Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania, in these touching novellas centered around love, romance, heartache, and restoration from best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall. Includes The Sound of Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Singing, and the NEW The Dawn of Christmas.

 

The Dawn of Christmas
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together?

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TheChristmasPlains A well-respected writer and editor’s memoir of childhood Christmases set in the sometimes harsh but always captivating landscape of South Dakota.

Wreaths and holly, fruitcakes and mistletoe, ornaments and snowflakes, St. Nick and Scrooge’s humbug, Joseph and Mary, a young child in a manger and magi from the East. These words automatically stir up the season of Christmas and invoke memories of family and friends and hope and faith. By turns sweet and comic, sentimental and serious, the former editor of First Things magazine shares his reflections of the mad joys and wild emotions of the season while growing up on the South Dakota plains.
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ChristmasSinging_jkt:Mechanical File After Gideon coldly broke her heart, can the warmth of the season revive Mattie’s hopes?

 

Gideon Beiler has loved Mattie Eash since they were children. But when faced with unexpected circumstances, he makes up an excuse to end their engagement. He doesn’t want to lie to her, but he believes that telling Mattie the truth will be more hurtful.

Brokenhearted, Mattie moves from Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania to Ohio, where she pursues her longtime dream of becoming a cake decorator. She finds a new beau – a man offering the secure relationship Gideon has denied her.

When Mattie is forced to return to Apple Ridge, she and Gideon must confront the suffering created by his dishonesty – and address the powerful emotions that continue to bind the two childhood friends.

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Two Tickets_jkt:Two Tickets_jkt.qxp With warmth, humor and a healthy dose of old-fashioned romance, Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball is the story of two unlikely people finding love, thanks to matchmaking booksellers.

 

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EverythingChristmas Everything Christmas is a collection of the best holiday stories, recipes, quotes, songs, scripture, and traditions. It’s a convenient and practical resource guaranteed to make this Christmas season one to remember.

 

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Download Christmas Recipes!

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Sound of SleighBells A beautiful carving and a well-intentioned aunt just might thaw two frozen, lonely hearts and give them a second chance at love—just in time for Christmas.

 

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God Gave Us.cov Mama Bear takes Little Cub on a polar expedition to answer her questions about Christmas. This heartwarming story, charmingly illustrated, helps young children discover the true meaning of Christmas and how very much God loves them.

 

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Download the coloring page!


Little Star The smallest, loneliest star in the sky is the only one to understand what Jesus’ birth means. But what can he do to tell the world? A touching Christmas tale for all ages.

 

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