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New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas invites you to spend the holidays with the Wallflowersâ€”four young London ladies who finally found the men of their dreamsâ€¦and will join together once more to help the worldâ€™s most notorious rogue meet his match.
A Walker's Notebook has been compiled for all those people who walk for pleasure (over 77% of the UK adult population). Published to coincide with the centenary of Wainwright's birth its small flexi format, with its splashproof cover, makes it ideal for slipping in a pocket and taking along with you. Whether a Sunday afternoon jaunt close to home or a hill walk on holiday, A Walker's Notebook has space to record details of nearly 100 walks including dates, routes, companions and what you experienced on the way. Also included are pages to make notes of favourite pubs, cafes and places to stay. Illustrated throughout with charming illustrations by A. Wainwright this is an ideal gift for anybody who loves walking.
These 25 heartwarming stories are set during the holidays in the years between 1906 and today, amid historic events when people came together and found opportunities to exchange the true gifts of Christmas: kindness, encouragement, forgiveness, peace, hope, belonging, and more. The main character of each story is a boy or girl, man or woman whose heart opens to give or receive love, bringing personal transformation and causing them to always look back and say, "That was the best Christmas!" Each story is penned by A.R. Cecil with a gentle twinkle in her eye, giving the reader delightful twists of plot, and revealing Mrs. Cecil's warm understanding of human relationships-with each other and with the Creator who sent his Son that first Christmas Day. A story collection that will rekindle the reader's own memories, giving perspective to the present and hope for the future. Perfect to read during Advent or any time of the year.
"We will now bathe," said a voice at the back of my neck.I gave a grunt and went on with my dream. It was a jolly dream, and nobody got up early in it."We will now bathe," repeated Archie."Go away," I said distinctly.Archie sat down on my knees and put his damp towel on my face."When my wife and I took this commodious residence for six weeks," he said, "and engaged the sea at great expense to come up to its doors twice a day, it was on the distinct understanding that our guests should plunge into it punctually at seven o'clock every morning."
Nova Scotia and Connecticut played a unique role in the freedom conflict of the colonies during the Revolutionary War period. Martha Washington's Quilt brings our attention to little-known pieces of history as we look through the eyes of the Starr family. Samuel Huntington, a relative of the Starr family, was one of the signers of our Declaration of Independence. This story is about one family's struggles, triumphs, heartache, faith, and joy as they live through a defining piece of our nation's history.
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