It is Christmas Eve on the Island of Trinidad, and little Rosie skips her way through the sunshine. Catherine Stock's illustrations are painted watercolors that beautifully evoke the island setting and vibrant, warmhearted characters. "No matter where you live, make this tropical celebration part of your holiday celebration".--School Library Journal. Full color.
In this enchanting holiday novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer, family and friends gather on Nantucket for a gorgeous winter wedding with plenty of merry surprises in store. As Christmas draws near, Felicia returns to her family’s home on the island to marry her adventurous, rugged boyfriend, Archie. Every detail is picture-perfect for a dream wedding: the snow-dusted streets, twinkling lights in the windows, a gorgeous red and white satin dress. Except a lavish ceremony is not Felicia’s dream at all; it’s what her mother, Jilly, wants. Jilly’s also worried that her daughter’s life with daredevil Archie will be all hiking and skydiving. Wondering if their handsome neighbor Steven Hardy might be a more suitable son-in-law, Jilly embarks on a secret matchmaking campaign for Felicia and the dashing stockbroker. As the big day approaches and Jilly’s older daughter, Lauren, appears with rambunctious kids in tow, tensions in the household are high. With the family careening toward a Yuletide wedding disaster, an unexpected twist in Nancy Thayer’s heartwarming tale reminds everyone about the true meaning of the season. Praise for An Island Christmas “A wonderful contemporary novel with lovable, sweet characters . . . [Nancy] Thayer weaves a magical Christmas story with the description of the island and its history without being over the top.”—RT Book Reviews “For fans of domestic fiction, Thayer vividly depicts the joys and frustrations of family life against the beautiful Nantucket backdrop.”—Library Journal “Filled with the quintessential chaos of a family full of characters and unexpected scenarios that keep you on your toes, you’ll love curling up with this holiday novel that reminds you what the season truly celebrates.”—Spa Week Daily From the Hardcover edition.
The fourth novel in the Mure series, from bestselling author Jenny Colgan. 'Nobody does cosy, get-away-from-it-all romance like Jenny Colgan' Sunday Express 'A cracker. . . The one must-read this festive season' Sun ***** Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark - and incredibly beautiful. It's a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram with the people you love - unless, of course, you're accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss, and don't know how to tell him. In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings? Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons - but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy? Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas. Praise for Christmas Colgans Past: 'This is the perfect book to curl up with... the mouthwatering descriptions of baked goods will make it hard to stave off the Christmas pounds' Express 'A naturally funny, warm-hearted writer who creates characters to love and care about long after you've finished reading' Lisa Jewell 'If you like your Yuletide tales with real characters and plenty of fun, this is the one for you!' Heat
On the windswept Scandinavian Åland Islands, the festive season is snowy and chilly—yet breathtakingly beautiful. It's time for Alicia to enjoy her first Christmas back on her beloved Islands with her family. There’ll be traditional dancing around the tree and sipping mulled wine in front of a cozy fire. But peace is broken by Alicia’s estranged husband, Liam, who springs an unwelcome and devastating surprise, while her ex-lover, Patrick, tempts her with an altogether different kind of future. Alicia faces impossible choices to keep her family together. With her world crashing around her, can Alicia create the idyllic Island Christmas she’s always dreamt about? Meanwhile, Brit, Alicia’s best friend, returns to the Islands to lick her wounds after a particularly bloody break-up with an Italian chef. When she meets her new boss, the Captain of a Baltic cruise liner, sparks fly. Brit can’t help but fall quickly in love with Jukka, but when she discovers his murky past, she fears her heart is about to be broken yet again. Are the rumors about Jukka true, or just typical small island gossip? Join this quirky Scandinavian island community for a Christmas you’ll never forget! An Island Christmas is a sequel to Helena's first novel set on Åland, The Island Affair, but it can also be read as a standalone book.
In this follow-up to Custom Built for Me, Jess and Shane, and Hannah and Ty are off to the U.S. Virgin Islands for their double wedding. While Jess is thrilled to be getting married to the man of her dreams, she's nervous about reuniting with her dad and sister, who she's been estranged from since her mother died. A wedding, though, might be the perfect occasion for their reconciliation. In the meantime, Hannah is very pregnant, and her primary concern is fitting into her wedding dress! How she wishes that her best friend and soon-to-be sister-in-law were experiencing the same thing too. Little does she know her wish may come true sooner than later. And then there's Matt, the best man and brother to Shane and Hannah. He's just become single again, but it doesn't look like he will be for very long. Matt quickly becomes enamored with the maid-of-honor, who happens to be none other than Jess's sister! Join these couples and their families as they celebrate love and Christmas at...An Island Christmas Wedding!
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Café by the Sea—whose novels are “an evocative, sweet treat” (JOJO MOYES)—comes this heartwarming holiday novel set on a charming Scottish island. On the remote Scottish island of Mure, the Christmas season is stark, windy, and icy—yet incredibly festive and beautiful... It's a time for getting cozy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram and a treacle pudding with the people you love—unless, of course, you've accidentally gotten pregnant by your ex-boss, and don't know how to tell him. In the season for peace and good cheer, will Flora find the nerve to reveal the truth to her nearest and dearest? Will her erstwhile co-parent Joel think she’s the bearer of glad tidings—or is this Christmas going to be as bleak as the Highlands in midwinter? Meanwhile Saif, a doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons on this remote island where he’s been granted asylum. His wife, however, is still missing, and her absence hangs over what should be a joyful celebration. Can the family possibly find comfort and joy without her? Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for a Highland Christmas you'll never forget! And warm up your kitchen with bonus recipes for the Little Beach Street Bakery’s seasonal shortbread, Lanark Blue Scones, and Black Buns.
On an Island called Christmas, off the northwest coast of Australia, there is a family who will be staying there alone for Christmas. They are a refugee family and they are in detention awaiting the decision of the judge. This story looks at their lives in parallel to the nativity story.