Retta didn't get the happily ever after she was hoping for when she arrived in New York for a surprise visit with her longtime boyfriend. And left stranded in the big city with very little money and no where to go, she is rescued by a handsome stranger who appears out of nowhere and offers her his home and heart, but with a major string attached. Griffin is caring, charismatic and wealthy, everything that Dante isn't, but will Retta fall for his unusual proposal, follow her heart and find love again. Or will she let her still unresolved feelings for Dante get in the way of her happiness?
After his grandmother's death, teenage Brandon is sure the holidays will never be the same. But a surprise gift, hidden under his Christmas tree, changes everything. This tender story will remind you of the power of giving, especially when it seems most difficult. Perfect to share with friends and family this Christmas, it's a poignant tale that's sure to touch your heart.
Slowly, very slowly, the hawk spread its wings. "Oh, no!" Buddy whispered. "Oh, no!"
The hawk screamed and swooped down. Buddy's tail stuck out straight. A yank on the end of his tail and up into the sky he went. '"Help!" Buddy cried as he watched his meadow vanish under the falling snow.
Buddy's life as a rat has kept him on the run, until Christmastime when he finally finds a friend -- a little girl named Caroline. But when disaster strikes, it's up to Buddy to become a true hero and save Christmas for his newfound family.
This exciting story is a perfect chapter book for young readers during the holidays or any time of the year. Filled with fun illustrations and a heartwarming message, it makes a wonderful gift!
Who knew a fake holiday relationship could be so fun?
Kayla Summers has had enough of her mother's insistence that she find a man and get married. At thirty-three, she's a successful attorney and has a fantastic life. Knowing her mother will grill her constantly over the upcoming holidays about her single existence, she dreads the visits home.
Carter Manheim is a self-proclaimed bachelor, dead set on seducing every beautiful woman in Manhattan. And why not? His parents' disastrous marriage and divorce proved that lifelong commitments just aren't viable. As his mother's health worsens, his only wish is to give her one last happy holiday, even if it entails bringing home a girlfriend.
When Kayla's sexy neighbor proposes they take each other home for the holidays as fake partners, she's floored. However, getting her mother off her back is her number one priority and she agrees to the arrangement. Now, if she can only keep her heart from becoming emotionally entangled with the player ...
Maxwell Finch decides to take his desperately ill brother, Tommy, to the shopping mall so that Tommy can tell Santa Claus his Christmas wish. Max enlists the help of his friend Lydia and together, they intend to present a three-powered wish asking Santa to help Tommy. The trip is a disaster; they never make it out of the backyard and are almost caught by Max's mother who comes home early due to a fierce snow storm. Max and Lydia head off without Tommy and reach the mall. While in line to to see Santa, their fear that they will be spotted by schoolmates and their fear that the mall Santa is a fake, come true. Max and Lydia lose all hope.
As they sit on a bench discussing what to do next, the lights grow dim, all becomes quiet, then suddenly, there's a stiff puff of air from behind. Out of nowhere, Willoughby, the real Santa Claus' brother, appears via his latest invention, the "time-beater," to help Max and Lydia. Willoughby explains that just before his other invention, the ...