The perfect read for Christmas 2018, from bestselling author Nadine Dorries. 1950s Liverpool. Christmas is the most harrowing time of year for the nurses of St Angelus Hospital. A brilliant nurse secretly battling a fatal illness over Christmas... A starving baby boy abandoned in the freezing cold... A cruel, controlling mother, determined to block her daughter's nursing career at all costs... In the run up to Christmas, nurses Pammy and Beth are aiming to win the coveted national decorating competition for the St Angelus children's ward, but drama after drama threatens to upset their plans. Amid the hardship and poverty of 1950s Liverpool, only the humour and community spirit of nurses and patients will get the Angels through their toughest Christmas yet. What people are saying about CHRISTMAS ANGELS: 'It had everything from laughing out moments, to those times where tears were not far away' 'Nadine Dorries is an excellent story teller and her characters are so well written... Not many authors have that effect on me' 'I have enjoyed all The Lovely Lane series so far but for me this is the best one yet' 'In my opinion she can do no wrong and this latest book is just wonderful, such a heart warming story!'
A heartbreaking novel from the bestselling author of The Four Streets. Noleen Delaney is one of an army of night cleaners at St Angelus Hospital. Son Finn has done something unheard-of and passed his Eleven Plus exam. How on earth will they pay for his books, his grammar school uniform and shoes? Bronia Ryan has battled depression since her husband died and now one of her sons is in prison. Her youngest, Lorcan, wants no part of a life of crime, but how can he ever escape? Or protect his mother from her vicious eldest son? As usual, St Angelus is at the heart of things. Life and death, love and loss, jealousies, rivalries and betrayals are woven into a rich tapestry in Nadine's great series about poverty, sacrifice and community spirit in post-war Liverpool and the early days of the NHS. Can't wait for the next one? CHRISTMAS ANGELS is out now! What people are saying about THE MOTHERS OF LOVELY LANE: 'I have loved this series from the first book, and with each new book, I was never disappointed' 'So many powerful characters, especially the women' 'Good stories, believable characters that make you sad, happy and hopeful for them' 'Nadine Dorries has done it again - had me gripped from page one'
". . . my favorite rogue story, I go back to it often. . . . Beverley has managed to bring romance, mystery and intrigue . . . just fun! ~An Actual Reader Leander, Lord Charrington has a problem. Raised to be a charming diplomat, women fall in love with him. He, however, seeks a marriage of convenience with a sensible woman with whom he can live on honest terms. The impoverished widow, Judith Rossiter, Angel Bride of poet Sebastian Rossiter, seems ideal. Still dressing in black, she remains devoted to her dead husband, and she has children to provide for. Judith Rossiter thanks heaven for the earl's offered escape from disaster. Though her story is not what the earl believes, the terms of his agreement—to not fall in love with him—seem simple enough. Or so she believes on her wedding day . . . . From The Publisher: Author Jo Beverley is known for her consumate attention to historical detail that wisks the reader back in time to a near first-hand experience. Fans of Regency romance and historical British fiction set in the 19th century, as well as readers of Jess Michaels, Mary Balogh, Christi Caldwell, Stephanie Laurens, Madeline Hunter and Mary Jo Putney will want to read every book by Jo Beverley. Reader's Choice Award, Best Regency "...beautifully complex love story... The Company of Rogues is well on its way to becoming one of the most cherished series ever in romantic fiction." ~Romantic Times
A stunning new short story from Sunday Times bestseller Nadine Dorries. 1950s Liverpool. Christmas is one of the most harrowing times of year for the nurses of St Angelus Hospital. The Matron takes on Tilly, a new clerk, to ease the load in the busy festive period. Tilly is bright and hard-working, but she is keeping a secret from her colleagues. Everyday Tilly makes a heartbreaking decision – but she has no other choice. If Matron – with her traditional values and strict discipline – learnt the truth about her new clerk, Tilly's career would be ruined. Could Matron ever forgive the deceit? 'Captivating, phenomenal and touching' 23 REVIEW STREET. 'A funny and sometimes shocking saga. I couldn't put it down' CRISTINA ODONE. 'The characters are engaging ... and the theme of the novel powerful' THE TIMES.
Presenting our best ever and biggest ever collection of hand-picked Christmas classics for a wonderful holiday enjoyment. Our editions are meticulously crafted to give the absolute reading pleasure and that happy festive smile. So, what are you waiting for? Just come along... Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas-Tree Land (Mary Louisa Molesworth) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens) Happy Hearts (June Isle) The Doctor's Christmas Eve (James Lane Allen) Pollyanna (Eleanor H. Porter) Pollyanna Grows Up (Eleanor H. Porter) Children of the Tenements (Jacob A. Riis) Little Prudy's Sister Susy (Sophie May) Little Peter: A Christmas Morality (Lucas Malet) Snap-Dragons or, Old Father Christmas (Juliana Horatia Ewing) Christmas Holidays at Merryvale (Alice Hale Burnett) The Ice Queen (Ernest Ingersoll) Miss Santa Claus of the Pullman (Annie F. Johnston) The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (Amanda M. Douglas) Little Maid Marian (Amy Ella Blanchard) The Tailor of Gloucester (Beatrix Potter) Santa Claus's Partner (Thomas Nelson Page) The Upas Tree (Florence L. Barclay) A Versailles Christmas-Tide (A. S. Boyd) At the Black Rocks (Edward A. Rand) The Man Who Forgot Christmas (Max Brand)
New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne welcomes you to Hope's Crossing, Colorado, where love always finds a way… Currant Creek Valley Workaholic chef Alexandra McKnight doesn't need a serious relationship. Sam Delgado seems perfect for a fling, but the single dad wants more than she can give. Now it's up to him to help Alex see that they can build a bright future together. Willowleaf Lane Candy shop owner Charlotte Caine has iron self-control, but she can't resist heartbreaker Spencer Gregory. He and his daughter are dangerous to Charlotte's heart. But in Spencer's soulful eyes, can she find the hero she's always wanted? Christmas in Snowflake Canyon Genevieve Beaumont is forging a new life for herself, and wounded veteran Dylan Caine is her salvation. Despite their mutual attraction, surely an heiress and an ex-soldier wouldn't work! But a Christmas miracle might prove them both wrong…
The nurses of St Angelus Hospital face the hardship of another winter, in this heartbreaking story by million-copy bestseller, Nadine Dorries. The Angels must battle through the snow to save Victoria's baby and young doctor Teddy Davenport begins to make some serious mistakes... About the Lovely Lane series: In 1950s Liverpool, five very different girls begin their training at St Angelus Hospital, in Lovely Lane. The nurses are known locally as the Angels. They are Dana, Victoria, Beth, Celia and Pammy, and at St Angelus they learn quickly about life in all its richness and its sorrow. Touching, heartbreaking, and often humorous too, this great series is a rich tapestry about poverty, sacrifice, and community spirit, set in post-war Liverpool in the early days of the NHS.
Lindsay Miller is knee-deep in Christmas cards and homemade fudge, but she's never felt more like a Grinch. Why can't Christmas be full of magic, like in her favorite movie, A Christmas Carol. . .? . . .Enter Fred, a sexy and eccentric stranger who arrives at Lindsay's door out of the blue. Dressed like he just stepped out of a Dickens novel, complete with British accent, Fred claims he's a Messenger, sent from "Headquarters" to help her discover the joy of Christmas. But is Fred an angel from above—or just stone cold crazy? Fred's used to dealing with skeptics. Telling a stranger you've been ordered to inspire holiday cheer is a tough sell. But there's a further complication. Fred's mission is to help Lindsay right the wrongs from her past that have been holding her back. But somehow along the way, they've become wildly attracted to each other—and falling in love is not part of the plan. Fred only has ‘til the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve to guide Lindsay to the magical future she deserves—even if it's a future without him. . . "A charming holiday story that combines the magic of It's A Wonderful Life with the warmth of A Christmas Carol. A lovely, feel-good story to be read in front of the Christmas tree with a cup of cocoa." --Donna Alward, New York Timesbestselling author "There are always a few Christmas themed books to choose from this time of year, but No Christmas Like the Present is a stand-out story. . .. A gentle reminder to spread holiday joy is alive and well, and brings a little romance with it." -Romantic Times Book Review "Donovan packs this contemporary romance full of all kinds of Christmas magic: friendship, goodwill to colleagues, family, and forgiveness. . .. All the elements of a Christmas romance are present, with a wary heroine slowly coming to trust the heaven-sent hero who's almost too perfect to be true." - Publishers Weekly More Praise For No Christmas Like The Present! "A magical story that's a perfect addition to readers' holiday season."--Holly Jacobs, award-winning author of Just One Thing "Love, laughter, magic—and fudge—the makings of the perfect holiday romance." --Jennifer Snow, author of the Brookhollow series "If your guilty pleasure (like my guilty pleasure) is reading a good holiday love story during the Christmas season, then No Christmas Like the Present should be your gift to yourself this year!" --Eva Marie Everson, author of The Road to Testament
Since the early 20th century, animated Christmas cartoons have brightened the holiday season around the world--first in theaters, then on television. From devotional portrayals of the Nativity to Santa battling villains and monsters, this encyclopedia catalogs more than 1,800 international Christmas-themed cartoons and others with year-end themes of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the New Year. Explore beloved television specials such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, theatrical shorts such as Santa's Workshop, holiday episodes from animated television series like American Dad! and The Simpsons, feature films like The Nutcracker Prince and obscure productions such as The Insects' Christmas, along with numerous adaptations and parodies of such classics as A Christmas Carol and Twas the Night before Christmas.