Under the Mistletoe

Under the Mistletoe

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By (author) Mary Balogh

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  • Publisher: Signet
  • Format: Paperback | 341 pages
  • Dimensions: 107mm x 170mm x 30mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 3 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0451219791
  • ISBN 13: 9780451219794
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 80,840

Product description

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.

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Mary Balogh grew up in Wales and now lives in Saskatchewan, Canada. She has written more than one hundred novels and novellas, most of which are set in Nineteenth-century Regency England and all of which are love stories. They include twenty "New York Times" bestsellers.

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Praise For "Under the Mistletoe " "If you haven't had the seasonal pleasure of Mary Balogh's Christmas stories in past years, "Under the Mistletoe" will be a real treat for you. For those of us who have loved her stories for a long time, this anthology is a must buy."--"The Romance Reader" "Reading a Mary Balogh book, whether a novel or a collection of novellas, is always a great delight!...This collection of Christmas-themed novellas is definitely a keeper, and I can't recommend it highly enough! Each story is a beautifully faceted gem, one not to be missed, but instead savored....As I prepare to enter a New Year, I do so with the warmth of these beautiful tales stored in my memory."--"A Night's Dream of Books " "Ms. Balogh has put together an enchanting book of lovely Christmas stories that will truly mesmerize readers. Each of the stories will touch the hearts of every reader and this reviewer definitely recommends having a box of tissues handy for the truly loving emotional tales."--"The Romance Readers Connection " "Charming....I enjoyed this fun holiday collection."--"Historical Romance Novel News" "These five Christmas tales are delightful historical romantic gifts."--"The Best Reviews " "[A] lovely early Christmas gift...five exquisitely crafted novellas."--"Booklist "