Under the Mistletoe

Under the Mistletoe

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Penguin Putnam
In this beautifully written “Christmas gift to her readers” (Booklist), New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh draws on the warmth of the Christmas season to heal the wounds of the human heart in five holiday historical romance novellas of family, friends, lovers, and strangers....

In A Family Christmas, an estranged husband and wife make an unexpected connection—and an illuminating discovery—during the holiday season.

The Star of Bethlehem is a lost diamond ring causing a riff in an already troubled marriage until a servant solves not one mystery but three surrounding its disappearance.

The Best Gift can come at the most unexpected moments, especially for a lonesome teacher enlisted over the holidays to chaperon the niece of a notorious rake.

Playing House finds an impoverished young woman longing to celebrate just one last, joyous Christmas before she and her orphaned siblings are separated forever.

And in No Room at the Inn, a winter storm on Christmas Eve brings a young couple in from the cold, desperately in need of warmth and shelter for their unborn child.

Random House, Inc.
In this beautifully written “Christmas gift to her readers” (Booklist)New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh draws on the warmth of the holiday season to heal the wounds of the human heart in five cherished novellas of family, friends, lovers, and strangers....

In A Family Christmas, an estranged husband and wife make an unexpected connection—and an illuminating discovery—during the holiday season.

The Star of Bethlehem is a lost diamond ring causing a riff in an already troubled marriage until a servant solves not one mystery but three surrounding its disappearance.

The Best Gift can come at the most unexpected moments, especially for a lonesome teacher enlisted over the holidays to chaperone the niece of a notorious rake.

Playing House finds an impoverished young woman longing to celebrate just one last, joyous Christmas before she and her orphaned siblings are separated forever.

And in No Room at the Inn, a winter storm on Christmas Eve brings a young couple in from the cold, desperately in need of warmth and shelter for their unborn child.

Baker & Taylor
A special holiday anthology features a quartet of classic romance tales--"The Star of Bethlehem," "The Best Gift," "Playing House," and "No Room at the Inn"--along with an all original story written specially for this volume, "A Family Christmas," set against the backdrop of Regency England. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

Old loves rekindled, new loves found, and family bonds strengthened are the themes of these stories from the beloved, multiple-award winning author Mary Balogh. They are love stories in which Christmas is shown to have the power to heal all the wounds of the human heart.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c2013
ISBN: 9780451219794
Branch Call Number: PB FIC BAL
Characteristics: 341 p. ;,18 cm.

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fei_overney
Aug 08, 2014

Such great collection of Christmas stories, inspiring and heart-warming. I have read them for two Christmas and had different favorites. Last Christmas, I also gave it to my 14 yr. daughter to read it. She loved it as well and suggested me to buy the book as Christmas gifts, which I am going to do this year.

Ladre Jul 09, 2014

Very enjoyable collection of Christmas-themed novellas by one of the better writers of historical romance. I particularly enjoyed the second story, The Star of Bethlehem, which contained some of the elements often contained in Ms. Balogh's stories: reserved and seemingly cold hero, a lively but sensitive heroine...deeply in love but at odds with each other. A touch of bittersweetness in all of her writings and a level of maturity that's too often lacking in other stories in this genre.

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ready2read
Dec 06, 2010

In this book, Mary Balough presents a collection of Christmas short stories. This appealed to me because I enjoyed her small book "A matter of Class" but I have read a few of her full length novels and I felt they contained alot of "filler" - alot of repetitive blah blah blah. I enjoyed this collection, especially the first story - a warm Christmas story.

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Dec 06, 2010

Sexual Content: Some naughty scenes.

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