What better way to wait for Daddy to get home on Christmas Eve than by telling your little girl how you and Daddy first made a special promise to each other?
That's what Pat Powell figures, and, as she tells her daughter, it's the most romantic story she knows: of a Christmas 12 years ago, when she was struggling to find some Christmas spirit in spite of a demanding boss who seemed to think it was fun to test how much she'd put up with. Luckily, she had someone special to rely on, someone who came to her rescue when she was sure things couldn't get much worse.
Someone who offered her a happily ever after.
Evie Hart never knew how painful love could be... until an Italian Lothario stole her heart - then broke it into a million pieces. Keen to move on, she swears off men for the foreseeable future, keeping herself busy with her photography and work at the animal shelter.
When she accepts an invitation to attend a Christmas in July celebration in a country village, the last thing she expects is to be thrown into the path of Mark Booth, an arrogant, opinionated lawyer, endowed with a rather drool-worthy physique.
His heart has been broken, too, and he seems to be intent on making Evie just as miserable as he is. If he thinks he can push her around, he's got another thing coming.
But one kiss under the mistletoe leads them on a journey neither expected...
Marnie and Claudia are the only two people left behind in their dorm over Thanksgiving break.
They come from different backgrounds; their struggles, their wishes, their secrets are nothing alike. They believe they have nothing in common besides never having seen that one movie they play on TV around Christmas.
By the end of the movie they know better.
Award-winning writer and filmmaker Adam Bertocci has been praised by Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, The New Republic, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Back Stage, Broadway World, E!, Maxim, IGN, Wired, Film Threat and more. In this touching, unconventional mix of fiction and film appreciation, he both interprets and honors one of the great American cinema classics, while creating two character studies that converge to one friendship, one message, one heart.
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A Family Christmas Story - dysfunction family holiday from the author of Omega Factor and Tetris
A Family Christmas Story is a romantic comedy about a families dysfunctional Christmas celebration.
Megan Montgomery works in Chicago and is faced with her boyfriend, Robert Murphy wanting to meet her family over the Christmas holiday. Given her families dynamics, she is reluctant to subject him at such a chaotic time of the year.
Unknown to her Robert is planning to ask her to marry him on New Years Eve, but first wants to ask her father for her hand in marriage.
Robert is not deterred by Megan's reluctance for him meeting her family and surprises Megan by joining her on her flight home. She is unprepared for him meeting her dysfunctional family. But love conquers all in the end.
It's a story everyone can relate to given most family relationships.
A few reviews follow:
As I read this book I found myself having WOW.OMG,and down right LOL moments. Very well written, I would say after finishing this book I can now look at my own family and say," maybe they're not as bad as I thought they were".
This book was an eye opener! OMG Any one who thinks their family is not so normal.
Must read this book.