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As the nineteenth century gave way to the twentieth, attitudes about love, marriage, and gender roles began to undergo a radical shift. The five stories collected in this volume, written by literary luminaries such as Henry James, Walter Besant, and Thomas Hardy, expertly capture this period of transition.
In the small Texas town of Mistletoe, the pretty little plant definitely lives up to its reputation for eliciting kisses!
Santa's Mistletoe Mistake by Carla Cassidy
Little Libby asked Santa to bring her mommy a prince for Christmas: cowboys need not apply. That means cattleman Jake Hanson is definitely out. But the Man in Red works in mysterious ways....
A Merry Little Wedding by Cathy McDavid
Maid of honor Emma...
Following the success of Poetry Out Loud (now in its eighth printing), an affectionate celebration of the declaimed poem, Love Poetry Out Loud now turns to the choppier waters of affection itself. From Hello, I Love You to Pleasures of the Flesh to Loves Me Not, this collection of one hundred poems shouts out life's grand passion with the help of the voices of poets old and new.
Rubin's informed, irreverent style skillfully reveals...
'Tis the season for suspicion in thesethree Christmas crime-solving confections—with recipes! "Entertaining...a sweet holiday treat for mystery lovers."—Publishers Weekly
'Tis the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking cookies, and waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection of whodunits, murder is also paying a visit...
Candy Cane Murder by New
On January 17 1861, a few weeks after South Carolina became the first state to formally secede from the Union, Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier's 'A Word for the Hour' was published in The Boston Evening Transcript. It was to herald the birth of a new era of American poetry—one that expressed the hopes and fears, and the hatred and hostility, of a nation torn in two.The only conflict to be fought on American soil by Americans, the Civil...
The Christmas Eve Bride by Lynne Graham
Rocco thought he was done with Amber after her betrayal two years earlier. But when he unexpectedly runs into her, the attraction is still strong--so he asks her to become his mistress! Amber only accepts so her baby boy can have a better Christmas. But Rocco's plan for revenge changes as he begins picturing a future with Amber...and their son.
10) He's the One
Sweet and steamy stories from five bestselling romance superstars!
This collection of sexy tales will make you laugh, warm your heart, and curl your toes. Includes:
"Batteries Not Required" by New York Times–bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
Contrary to popular opinion, Gayle Hayes's love life is out of service. But when she returns to her small Montana hometown, rodeo bad boy Tristan
12) Hotter Than Hell
Hours of great reading await, with tales from some of the 20th century's most renowned horror and dark fantasy authors. Included are:
DAGON, by H.P. Lovecraft
THE CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT, by Robert E. Howard
MOTHER OF PEARL, by Fitz-James O'Brien
THE WALKING DEAD, by E. Hoffmann Price
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SHOUT ABOUT IT, by Darrell Schweitzer
THE STORY OF MING-Y, by Lafcadio Hearn
BY MOONLIGHT, by John Gregory Betancourt
The collaborative efforts of twelve different authors writing a chapter each, The Whole Family is a 1908 novel conceived of by writer William Dean Howells and directed by Elizabeth Jordan, the editor Harper's Bazaar at the time. Howells' wished to explore how an entire family might both affect and be affected by a marriage. The narrative became somewhat of a mirror for the at-times contentious relationships between its various authors. The...
20) The Family
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