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Under the Mistletoe: Christmastime Romance

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A Cowboy Under My Christmas Tree
by Janet Dailey Details
Sam Bennett left a snowbound Colorado ranch for a season of setting up Christmas trees in the glittering steel canyons of Manhattan. But now that he's met Nicole Young, a gorgeous window designer, four weeks won't be enough to romance her the way he'd like to. With Christmas around the corner, every day together feels like a blessing. As the spirit of the season takes hold, Sam and Nicole can't resist playing Santa, helping out a small boy with a big holiday wish. But neither Sam nor Nicole imagines that they'll be rewarded for their holiday kindness--with the kind of love that lasts forever.
A Husband for Christmas
by Diana Palmer Details
"Snow Kisses"--When former model Abby Shane returns home to the Big Sky country she's always loved, she is a pale shadow of her former self. After what happened to her in New York, she won't let any man touch her again. But Cade McLaren isn't just any man, and in his powerful arms, Abby slowly begins to heal. "Lionhearted"--As Christmas approaches in Jacobsville, Texas, starry-eyed debutante Janie Brewster is determined to prove to rancher Leo Hart that she's perfect for him. But attempting to dazzle the confirmed bachelor with her newly acquired ranching skills only ends up vexing him even further. But wait... Is it hot-blooded hunger, and not dark disdain, gleaming in his eyes during those smoldering kisses beneath the mistletoe?
A Wallflower Christmas
by Lisa Kleypas Details
It's Christmastime in London, and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady in waiting and, if it weren't for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed. Before the courtship can begin, Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society. But winning a bride turns out to be even more complicated than he anticipated, especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants.
An Outlaw's Christmas
by Linda Lael Miller Details
With his wild heart, Sawyer McKettrick isn't ready to settle down on the Triple M family ranch in Arizona, so he heads to Blue River, Texas, to seek a job as a marshal. But in a blinding snowstorm, he's injured, collapsing into the arms of prim and proper schoolteacher Piper St. James. As they wait out the storm, the handsome loner has Piper remembering long-ago dreams of marriage and motherhood. But for how long is Sawyer willing to call Blue River home? As the gray skies clear, Piper's one holiday wish just might bring two lonely hearts together forever.
Candlelight Christmas
by Susan Wiggs Details
A single father who yearns to become a family man, Logan O'Donnell is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son Charlie, so the entire O'Donnell clan heads to Avalon, a postcard-pretty town on the shores of Willow Lake. Sharp-witted, independent, and intent on guarding her heart, fellow guest Darcy Fitzgerald is the last person Logan can see himself falling for. And Darcy is convinced that a relationship is the last thing she needs this Christmas. Yet, between the snowy silence of the winter woods and toasty moments by a crackling fire, their two lonely hearts collide.
Christmas on 4th Street: A Fool's Gold Romance
by Susan Mallery Details
Noelle Perkins ditched a frustrating legal career to open her own store in Fool's Gold, California. The Christmas Attic celebrates everything that's magical about her favorite season. Business is booming, and as a bonus, gorgeous army doctor Gabriel Boylan has offered to help out during the holiday rush. But Gabriel's memories of Christmas past contain more sour grapes than sugar plums, and spending the holidays with his family while he recuperates from an injury sounds as appetizing to him as last year's eggnog. Still, there are some enjoyable distractions in town, including sunny, sexy Noelle--and the red-hot mistletoe kisses they can't stop sharing.
My Kind of Christmas
by Robyn Carr Details
The Riordan brothers may have a reputation in Virgin River for being rough-and-tumble, but Patrick has always been the gentle, sweet-natured one. These days, his easygoing manner is being tested by his high-octane career as a navy pilot. Angie LeCroix comes to Virgin River to spend Christmas relaxing, away from her well-intentioned but hovering mother. But if her controlling uncle had his way, she'd never go out again--and certainly not with rugged, handsome Patrick Riordan. But Angie has her own idea of what kind of Christmas she wants--and what kind of man!
Secret Santa
by Fern Michaels Details
"Mister Christmas"--A week before Christmas, attorney Claire O'Brien is summoned to Ireland to change her wealthy client's will, only to encounter resistance from his handsome nephew. Will Claire be forced to spend the holidays up close and personal with her irresistible Irish nemesis? "The Yellow Rose of Christmas"--Though Miss Velvet Tudmore wrote off romance years ago, rumor has it she has a secret admirer. And when her surprise suitor promises to reveal himself at the annual Christmas ball in Too Much, Texas, Velvet starts to wonder: Is it ever too late to find love? "Nightmare on Elf Street"--Aside from the mortifying costume, how bad can a gig as a mall Santa's elf be? Jaine Austen finds out when she's teamed up with the Santa from Hell. But things go from bad to worse when he's found murdered on the job...and Jaine is a suspect. "Room at the Inn"--When a Rocky Mountain blizzard forces Barb and her husband to spend Christmas in a remote Colorado cabin with their fellow travelers, Barb struggles to cope, especially when her husband reveals troubling news. But sometimes a holiday shake-up is all a woman needs to discover what she's truly made of...
Starry Night: A Christmas Novel
by Debbie Macomber Details
Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author. Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn refuses to speak to the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives. It is the holidays, but her career is at stake, so Carrie forsakes her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. When she finally finds Finn, she discovers a man more charismatic and stubborn than she ever expected. And soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.
What a Lady Needs for Christmas
by Grace Burrowes Details
To escape a scandal, Lady Joan Flynn flees her family's estate in the Scottish Highlands. She needs a husband by Christmas, or the holidays will ring in nothing but ruin. Practical, ambitious mill owner Dante Hartwell offers to marry Joan, because a wellborn wife is his best chance of gaining access to aristocratic investors. As Christmas--and trouble--draw nearer, Dante and Joan's marriage of convenience blossoms into unexpected intimacy, for true love often hides beneath the most unassuming holiday wrapping...
What Happens at Christmas
by Victoria Alexander Details
Camille, Lady Lydingham, knows precisely what she wants for Christmas: an official engagement to a handsome, dashing prince. Her very proper suitor expects a proper English family and the perfect Dickensian Christmas, which leaves the lovely widow with a slight problem. The last thing Camille wants is for the prince to meet her unconventional relatives. But with the help of an acting troupe, Camille intends to pull off a Christmas deception of massive proportions. That is, until former love interest Grayson Elliot shows up, gate-crashing Camille's already chaotic house party and playing absolute havoc with her scheme--and her heart.
Updated 11/05/2014


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