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This expanded edition of Miracle and Other Christmas Storiescontains twelve beautifully crafted holiday stories, five of which have never been seen before. Connie’s stories are tinged with her signature humor, and embrace many of the best Christmas traditions, including Secret Santas, parties, pageants, and of course, Christmas dinners. You’ll want to return to these stories each holiday season and share them with your loved ones – they will remind every reader of what the holidays are truly about.Buy it from Amazon
Julia Padden is a friendly, optimistic girl – she likes everyone she meets, and is always nice. But her rude, standoffish neighbor, Cain, is trying her patience. Julia is determined to crack Cain’s hard outer shell with the only weapon she knows how to use: kindness. Julia starts a blog called “The Twelve Days of Christmas” to track her progress with Cain, and it’s an astonishing success. But when Julia starts falling for Cain, everything gets complicated. This New York Times bestseller is brimming with romance and cheer, making it a must-have for the holidays this year.
Nikolai Gogol; Illustrated by Konstantin Makovsky
A beloved Christmas classic written in 1831, The Night Before Christmas tells the legendary tale of Vakula, a blacksmith in Russia, who battles with the devil to take back possession of the moon and free his village, Dikanka, from chaos. Tension reaches an all-time high between the devil and Vakula because they are both in love with Oksana, the most beautiful girl in Dikanka. The devil unleashes a nasty snowstorm in an effort to win over Oksana, and end Vakula’s chance with her.
This New York Times bestseller contains three interconnected stories from renowned YA authors John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. When a Christmas Eve snowstorm hits town, everything looks picturesque – like something out of the movies. It’s the perfect setting for love to brew and blossom, in spite of the cold weather. Each tale contains a dazzling romance, with beginnings that are unexpected, unusual, and beautiful. (And some exciting news: A major motion picture adaptation is currently in the works.)