Christmas


Title: Lost December

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: November 1, 2011

ISBN: 978-1451628005

Size: 368 pages, 5×7, hardcover

Genre: General/Christmas

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“It has been said that sometimes the greatest hope in our lives is just a second chance to do what we should have done right in the first place. This is the story of my second chance.” —Prologue of Lost December

When Luke Crisp graduates from business school, his father, CEO and co-founder of Fortune 500 Crisp’s Copy Centers, is ready to share some good news: he wants to turn the family business over to his son. But Luke has other plans. Taking control of his trust fund, Luke leaves home to pursue a life of reckless indulgence.

But when his funds run out, so do his friends. Humbled, alone, and too ashamed to ask his father for help, Luke secretly takes a lowly job at one of his father’s copy centers. There he falls in love with a struggling single mother and begins to understand the greatest source of personal joy.

Lost December is Richard Paul Evans’s modernday holiday version of the biblical story of the prodigal son, a powerful tale of redemption, hope, and the true meaning of love.

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Title: The Snow Angel

Author: Glenn Beck

Publisher: Threshold Editions

Release Date: October 25, 2011

ISBN: 978-1439187203

Size: 288 pages, 5×7, hardcover

Genre: General, Christmas

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The woman in the picture was so young she looked like a child. Her hair was loose, eyes wide, blue T-shirt stark against the pale lines of arching collarbones. I felt the air leave me in a quiet rush. Not because of the way the photo captured her fleeting youth, but because of the way it highlighted the bruise.

It was a photo of me.

Rachel Price has just one happy memory from her childhood: the moment her father took her hands while playing outside on a cold, snowy day and called her his angel. It was a rare and sacred moment in her young life, one in which she finally felt safe, loved, and protected.

But it didn’t last long.

Years later, Rachel’s daughter is the only light in what has become a dark life. Rachel repeats the patterns she learned as a child and exposes her own daughter to those same destructive behaviors. Consumed by an abusive marriage, but secure in the safety of the familiar, she is too afraid to escape.

Rachel accepts what her life has become, even as she makes excuses for those who keep her in a constant state of despair and regret.

But then, an unexpected phone call from an old friend changes everything. Her ordered world is turned upside down as she’s set on a journey that might be her last chance to salvage the life she’d given up on long ago.

While new friendships tentatively blossom, Rachel realizes that everything she once believed may be nothing but lies and misunderstandings. But knowing the truth is not as easy as it seems. Sometimes ignorance truly is bliss. As the snow falls and the promise of Christmas redemption nears, Rachel begins to see her entire childhood in a brand-new light and must now decide what her future holds—and what her past really means. Will knowing the truth set her free, or will it condemn her to a life full of regret and “what ifs”?

The Snow Angel is a poignant tale about family, forgiveness, and the freedom to live a future free of the past.

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Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett

October 20, 2011

Title: Jacob T. Marley Author: R. William Bennett Publisher: Shadow Mountain Release Date: October 12, 2011 ISBN: 978-1590383513 Size: 192 pages, 5×7, hardcover Genre: General, Christmas Read excerptView trailer Marley was dead to begin with . . . These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol […]

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Carving Angels by Diane Stringham Tolley

September 17, 2011

Title: Carving Angels Author: Diane Stringam Tolley Publisher: Cedar Fort Release Date: September 8, 2011 ISBN: 978-1599559445 Size: 128 pages, hardcover Genre: Christmas Read excerpt Papa Adam, the North Pole’s oldest elf and Santa’s former chief carver, has given up. Blind, frail, and useless, he counts the minutes in every day as he waits to […]

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The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus by Tim Slover

November 22, 2010

Title: The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa ClausAuthor: Tim Slover Publisher: Bantam Release Date: November 2, 2010 ISBN: 978-0553808100 Size: 176 pages, 5.5×7, hardcover Genre: Holiday Read an excerpt. Snow is falling, and the clock ticks toward midnight on Christmas Eve while countless children, too excited to sleep, anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus. […]

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A Cold Creek Holiday by RaeAnne Thayne

December 2, 2009

Title: A Cold Creek Holiday Author: RaeAnne Thayne Publisher: Silhouette Release Date: December 1, 2009 ISBN: 978-0373654956 Size: 224 pages, 4×6.5, softcover Genre: Romance, Christmas All Emery Kendall wanted was to flee painful memories of Christmases past. She craved distraction and healing, and the mountains of Idaho offered both…plus the key to a long-buried family […]

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Christmas Jars Reunion by Jason F. Wright

November 10, 2009

Title: Christmas Jars Reunion Author: Jason F. Wright Publisher: Shadow Mountain Release Date: October 1, 2009 ISBN: 978-1606411650 Size: 176 pages, 5×7, hardcover Genre: Christmas Series: Christmas Jars Hope Jensen’s story continues in Christmas Jars Reunion. It s been two years since Hope was reunited with her biological mother on Christmas Eve at Chuck’s Chicken […]

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A Christmas Promise by Anne Perry

October 27, 2009

Title: A Christmas Promise Author: Anne Perry Publisher: Ballantine Books Release Date: October 27, 2009 ISBN: 978-0345510662 Size: 208 pages, Hardcover Genre: Mystery, Christmas Three days before Christmas, in the freezing slums of London’s East End, thirteen-year-old Gracie Phipps encounters Minnie Maude Mudway, who is only eight, alone, and determined to find her friend Charlie. […]

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The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans

October 6, 2009

Title: The Christmas List Author: Richard Paul Evans Publisher: Simon & Schuster Release Date: October 6, 2009 ISBN: 978-1439150009 Size: 368 pages, 5×7, hardcover Genre: Christmas Dear Reader, When I was in seventh grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Johnson, gave our class the intriguing (if somewhat macabre) assignment of writing our own obituaries. Oddly, I […]

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Santa Maybe by Aubrey Mace

September 18, 2009

Title: Santa Maybe Author: Aubrey Mace Publisher: Cedar Fort Release Date: September 8, 2009 ISBN: 978-1599553122 Size: 194 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover Genre: Romance Dear Santa, I’ve been a good girl this year. (Well . . . pretty good.) I have a nice life and there s only one thing that I really want one thing […]

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The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck

December 1, 2008

Title: The Christmas Sweater Author: Glenn Beck Publisher: Threshold Editions Release Date: November 11, 2008 ISBN: 978-1416594857 Size: 284 pages, 5×7″, hardback Genre: Christmas When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder —and money tighter—since his father died and the family bakery closed…Eddie […]

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A Christmas Grace by Anne Perry

December 1, 2008

Title: A Christmas Grace Author: Anne Perry Publisher: Ballantine Books Release Date: October 28, 2008 ISBN: 978-0345502032 Size: 224 pages, 5×7″, hardback Genre: Christmas A few weeks before Christmas, 1895, Emily Radley, the sister of Charlotte Pitt (last seen with husband, Thomas Pitt, in Buckingham Palace Gardens), answers a summons from Father Tyndale, spiritual leader […]

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The Spirit of Christmas by Hansen, Green & Bell

November 24, 2008

Title: The Spirit of Christmas Author: Jennie Hansen, Betsy Brannon Green, Michele Ashman Bell Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc. Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 978-1598115811 Size: 5×8, softcover Genre: Christmas Not eligible for a Whitney award. Rekindle the spirit of Christmas with this touching trio of timeless stories told by some of the finest LDS storytellers […]

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Grace by Richard Paul Evans

October 29, 2008

Title: Grace Author: Richard Paul Evans Publisher: Simon & Schuster Release Date: October 7, 2008 ISBN: 978-1416550037 Size: 336 pages, 5×7″, Hardcover Genre: General, Christmas She was my first kiss. My first love. She was a little match girl who could see the future in the flame of a candle. She was a runaway who […]

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