The magic of Christmas is in the air and Cody Armstrong has a big surprise for his wife of seven years. Surrounded by their friends and family, he’s hoping this will be a Christmas Eve she’ll never forget.
Suzanne Armstrong finally understands that her sweet, handsome husband didn’t just marry her because she was pregnant. This is their first Christmas as a real couple and she has a special surprise for him too.
When an old acquaintance shows up on their doorstep with a surprise of her own, it could be the end of the happily ever after they’ve waited so long to find. Cody will have to prove that Suze is the only woman he’s ever loved and she’ll have to search her heart to decide whether she can put her faith in him. Facing their biggest obstacle yet, will they come out the other side or will the past shatter any chance for them to have a future?
30 Delicious Family Favorite Cake Recipes is a collection of Lori Burke’s favorite family cake recipes. These are the cakes she bakes for family dinners, holidays and special occasions. There’s a wide variety of cakes: no-bake cakes, refrigerator cakes, cake mix cakes and bake from scratch cakes.
Whether you’re looking for a simple but delicious Ice Cream Sandwich Cake for a summer dinner or a mouthwatering Chocolate Almond Torte for a special anniversary, you’ll find a cake to fit the bill in this collection.
Here are some of the cakes included in 30 Delicious Family Favorite Cake Recipes:
Blueberry Dump Cake
Cherry Streusel Cake
Chocolate Almond Torte
Chocolate Eclair Refrigerator Cake
Chocolate Party Cake
Chocolate Toffee Bar Cake
Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake
Dutch Apple Coffee Cake
Easy Pound Cake
Frosted Pumpkin Cake
Ho Ho Cake
Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
Lemon Surprise Cake
Mocha Chocolate Layer Cake
Old Fashioned Honey Cake
Peach Upside Down Cake
Really Simple Blueberry Cheesecake
St Louis Butter Cake
Isaac MacAllister’s life revolves around building his business and doing his best to give his daughter Sara a strong sense of family. Over the years he’s had to learn how to keep their little family together on his own, but this Christmas Isaac is going to have some unexpected help.
Christmas blogger Jenna Murphy has one goal for the holidays this year: to get far away from anything to do with Christmas. Her website sale is done, and after 1,825 posts about the big C, it’s one “season” she never wants to celebrate again. She’s ready to start a new life, and the Big River Lodge seems like the perfect place for her to figure out the details. The lodge is isolated, she has her own private cabin, and no one in her family will know where she is.
Seamus is facing life in prison without parole. While doing his time he’s given an option by the Department of Justice and the biggest virtual game maker around, Mindblown Entertainment. If he will help them test long term immersion he will get the chance to play the latest game from Mindblown, Alpha World. All he has to do is sign away his legal rights and sign an NDA.
Now exploring Alpha World, Seamus becomes the Summoner Alburet. Follow Alburet on his journey of exploration and questing in the latest game to hit the market. He will summon demons, befriend players and NPCs alike all while trying to find a little happiness in his life.
He’s the first gamer to be sentenced to life imprisonment in a virtual world. What could go wrong?
Spend the holidays in Legend, Tennessee with this heartwarming romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Magdalena Scott.
She needs a new life, he’s determined to keep the status quo. If they don’t compromise, the whole town loses.
Midnight Shelby is starting over. A real estate agent’s virtual tour of a large two-story brick building on the main street of the small town of Legend, Tennessee caught her eye and she has left her smarmy ex-husband, the big city, and corporate life behind. The town is struggling, but Midnight has ideas that will give it a second chance as well.
Martin McClain was born and raised in the Legend area. His family has lived there for generations, and he feels a duty to preserve the past.
Syrina – descendent of the gods, one of the Velshaan who rule the deserts and deltas, cast out by her bloodkin for daring to reject their intrigues.
They thought exile to Salt Hold – surrounded by parched earth and outcast Blades who despise her – would end her defiance. But Salt is safer than the grand alcazar of home when she uncovers the secrets of commanding sand, fire, water, wind – the power mixed with ambition that nearly destroyed her bloodkin in generations past.
Pyrius was the desert’s most respected Blade Commander until the bloodkin sentenced him into Salt. But he finds a way to keep his Blade vows while still exacting revenge: serve the exiled Velshaan Syrina.
In post–World War I England, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady’s maid, Eva Huntford, step outside of their social roles and put their lives at risk to apprehend a vicious killer…
December 1918: As a difficult year draws to a close, there is much to celebrate for nineteen-year-old Phoebe Renshaw and her three siblings at their beloved family estate of Foxwood Hall. The dreadful war is finally over; eldest daughter Julia’s engagement to their houseguest, the Marquis of Allerton, appears imminent; and all have gathered to enjoy peace on earth, good will toward men.
But the peace of Foxwood Hall is shattered on the morning of Boxing Day, when the Marquis goes missing. Not entirely missing, however, as macabre evidence of foul play turns up in gift boxes given to lady’s maid Eva Huntford and a handful of others.
John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable war of security. Now it’s time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn’t want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual. It is when Russia and China enter the mix, however, that the whole affair is set to combust. With alarming speed, Wells is once again on his own…and the wolves are closing in.
On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a horrifying crime are turning up all over New York, but the police are baffled: There are no witnesses, no motives, no suspects.
The grisly finds that began on the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives
headlong into the era’s most baffling murder mystery. Seized upon by battling media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, the case became a publicity circus.
In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. In this hour-by-hour chronicle of those tense days, veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs reveals just how close we came to Armageddon.
Here, for the first time, are gripping accounts of Khrushchev’s plan to destroy the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo; the handling of Soviet nuclear warheads on Cuba; and the extraordinary story of a U-2 spy plane that got lost over Russia at the peak of the crisis.
Written like a thriller, One Minute to Midnight is an exhaustively researched account of what Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. called “the most dangerous moment in human history,” and the definitive book on the Cuban missile crisis.
An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.
Harper Avery is a jaded divorce attorney who loves helping her clients move on to better things. After all, they’ve struggled enough being in an unhappy marriage. When one client’s soon-to-be ex-husband suddenly says he wants a second chance with his wife, Harper’s dubious, certain that her client is just going to get hurt again.
Despite his career as a divorce attorney, Gabriel Hart still believes that love can work miracles. Sure, there are no guarantees, but he totally supports his client’s efforts to reconcile with his wife—even if it means Gabriel has to go head-to-head with Harper to keep her from ruining the couple’s chances.