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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Author Elin Hilderbrand
ISBN-10 9780316435482
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 320
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*The USA Today Bestseller* Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn. It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. And Bart's safe return isn't the family's only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; Patrick is getting back on his feet after paying his debt to society; Ava thinks she's finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly. A celebration of everything we love--and some of the things we endure--about the holidays, WINTER SOLSTICE is Elin Hilderbrand at her festive best.

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Author Rosamunde Pilcher
ISBN-10 9780312277710
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 464
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In Winter Solstice Rosamunde Pilcher brings her readers into the lives of five very different people.... Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life -- shopkeepers knowing her tastes, neighbors calling her by name -- still she finds herself lonely. Oscar Blundell gave up his life as a musician in order to marry Gloria. They have a beautiful daughter, Francesca, and it is only because of their little girl that Oscar views his sacrificed career as worthwhile. Carrie returns from Australia at the end of an ill-fated affair with a married man to find her mother and aunt sharing a home and squabbling endlessly. With Christmas approaching, Carrie agrees to look after her aunt's awkward and quiet teenage daughter, Lucy, so that her mother might enjoy a romantic fling in America. Sam Howard is trying to pull his life back together after his wife has left him for another. He is without home and without roots, all he has is his job. Business takes him to northern Scotland, where he falls in love with the lush, craggy landscape and set his sights on a house. It is the strange rippling effects of a tragedy that will bring these five characters together in a large, neglected estate house near the Scottish fishing town of Creagan. It is in this house, on the shortest day of the year, that the lives of five people will come together and be forever changed. Rosamunde Pilcher's long-awaited return to the page will warm the hearts of readers both old and new. Winter Solstice is a novel of love, loyalty and rebirth.

The Shortest Day

The Shortest Day Author Wendy Pfeffer
ISBN-10 9780525469681
Release 2003
Pages 40
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Describes how and why daylight grows shorter as winter approaches, the effect of shorter days on animals and people, and how the winter solstice has been celebrated throughout history. Includes activities.

The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice Author John Matthews
ISBN-10 0835608344
Release 2003
Pages 247
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Brimming with stories, activities, folklore, and recipes, this popular holiday gift book traces the history behind many sacred traditions of the season and provides practical suggestions for celebrating the Winter Solstice as a joyous, life-affirming festival.

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Author Roland Schimmelpfennig
ISBN-10 9781786820570
Release 2017-01-13
Pages 144
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Christmas Eve. Bettina and her husband Albert aren’t happy. Bettina’s mother is staying for the holidays. Which is awkward. Not least because Bettina’s mother met a man on the train. And now she’s invited him around for drinks... Family, betrayal and the inescapable presence of the past reverberate through this razor-sharp comedy. Schimmelpfennig is the most performed playwright in Germany and one of the country’s most exciting original voices, with productions of his work worldwide in over 40 countries.

Winter Street

Winter Street Author Elin Hilderbrand
ISBN-10 9780316376099
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 256
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In bestseller Elin Hilderbrand's first Christmas novel, a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises. Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French housekeeper named Isabelle. Ava, a school teacher, is finally dating the perfect guy but can't get him to commit. And Bart, the youngest and only child of Kelley's second marriage to Mitzi, has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines. As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on Mitzi kissing Santa Claus (or the guy who's playing Santa at the inn's annual party), utter chaos descends. With the three older children each reeling in their own dramas and Bart unreachable in Afghanistan, it might be up to Kelley's ex-wife, nightly news anchor Margaret Quinn, to save Christmas at the Winter Street Inn. Before the mulled cider is gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn family will survive a love triangle, an unplanned pregnancy, a federal crime, a small house fire, many shots of whiskey, and endless rounds of Christmas caroling, in this heart-warming novel about coming home for the holidays.

Toward the Winter Solstice

Toward the Winter Solstice Author Timothy Steele
ISBN-10 9780804010900
Release 2006
Pages 61
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The first new collection in twelve years by renowned California poet and New Formalist, Timothy Steele. A quiet intelligence pervades the lines of these poems and reinforces Steele's mastery of form and image.

The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice Author Ellen B. Jackson
ISBN-10 9781562944001
Release 1994
Pages 32
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Presents facts and folklore about the shortest day of the year, a day that has been filled with magic since ancient times.

Winter Solstice Winter

Winter Solstice Winter Author E. J. Squires
ISBN-10 9781475995343
Release 2013-07
Pages 464
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Seventeen-year-old Ailia has vowed to find out if her recurring mare dreams, of what she thinks are glimpses into her previous life, are real. In her dreams, she is married to her soul mate, and an evil Empress named Eiess pursues and kills her. Lucia, the heir of the Northlandic Kingdom, will be crowned Sun Queen - the Queen responsible for shifting the seasons each solstice. The eve before Lucia's eighteenth birthday and coronation, Eiess storms the castle, taking Lucia and her Father prisoner. Eiess immediately instigates the prophesied three-year winter before the end of Midgard when she usurps the throne. One day, and unbeknownst to her - nearly two years later - Ailia wakes up in a glacier cave cold, beaten, and far away from home. She doesn't remember how she ended up there or even that she was abducted by the ruthless Vikings. When a healer named Soren rescues her, Ailia can't help but think that she knows him from somewhere, and that they were fated to meet - and destined to fall in love. And when Ailia, Lucia and Soren discover a shocking secret that intertwines their destinies, one of them betrays the other two - a betrayal that ultimately puts their lives, and the lives of humanity, in which they had sworn to protect, in grave danger.


Yule Author Susan Pesznecker
ISBN-10 9780738746500
Release 2015-10-08
Pages 240
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Yule—also known as the Winter Solstice—is celebrated when nighttime has reached its maximum length, and there is a promise of brighter days to come as candles are lit and feasts are enjoyed. This guide shows you how to perform rituals and work magic with the energy of rebirth and renewal that comes with the return of the light. • Rituals • Recipes • Lore • Spells • Divination • Crafts • Correspondences • Invocations • Prayers • Meditations Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials explore the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones of the witch’s year.

A Winter Solstice Celebration

A Winter Solstice Celebration Author Didi Lemay
ISBN-10 9781438909981
Release 2008-09
Pages 56
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What adventures are waiting for Miya as she walks to the forest to feed the animals? An angry squirrel, a gentle crow, and an intimidating owl are just some of the interesting characters Miya meets in the forest. The animals are concerned about the environmental impact the humans have on their forest. It s up to Miya to deliver this message to the villagers. But can she be convincing enough? While reading this beautifully illustrated story, children will be silently rooting for Miya as she tries to support her new animal friends. They will be so captivated by Miya s adventures, young readers will not realize they are learning lessons in helping others, standing up for their beliefs, conquering their fears, and caring for the environment.

Songs for Winter Solstice

Songs for Winter Solstice Author James Gilson
ISBN-10 0964538431
Release 1997-12
Pages 17
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Songs for Winter Solstice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Songs for Winter Solstice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Songs for Winter Solstice book for free.

How to Celebrate Winter Solstice

How to Celebrate Winter Solstice Author Teresa Villegas
ISBN-10 098845016X
Release 2014-10-02
Pages 36
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Don't want to lie to your kids about Santa? Prefer to celebrate the holidays in a simple yet meaningful way? "How To Celebrate Winter Solstice" is a book the whole family will appreciate. Start a new family tradition or add something new to your holiday celebrations. What is Winter Solstice? Winter Solstice is an actual astronomical event that occurs every year, but it's more than that! It encompasses nature, science, and personal growth. This little book explains what the Winter Solstice is and how it affects us. The significance of this time of year affects both our planet Earth and our lives simultaneously and gives us an understanding of how we change, evolve and stay connected with our natural world and with ourselves. This is a simple yet meaningful way to incorporate a secular winter holiday activity that all families can enjoy. Fun winter activities available in PDF downloads for all readers and teachers. Download a class curriculum for teachers or home school learning, aligned with the common core standards for grades 3 and up.

Handknit Holidays

Handknit Holidays Author Melanie Falick
ISBN-10 9781453267912
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 184
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For many people, the best part of the winter holidays is the anticipation: planning the perfect gifts, decorating the house, looking forward to seeing family and friends. Holidays can be particularly special for knitters, whose preparations often start months in advance and involve their own creations. In Handknit Holidays best-selling knitting author Melanie Falick presents an eclectic collection of more than 50 original gifts, decorations, and clothing pieces for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the winter solstice, providing year-round inspiration for knitters of all levels. Created by top knitwear designers, the projects include colorful ornaments; funky and classic Christmas stockings; a wire-and-bead menorah; sparkly ribbon scarves; a poncho and matching dog sweater; and a range of super-quick projects for that last-minute holiday rush, from a Santa hat, to elf caps, to flower pins. Rounding out the volume are a few grand projects—an Aran tree skirt, a patchwork afghan, a lace shawl—destined to become family heirlooms, plus features on such topics as the origin of the Christmas stocking, the meaning of the winter solstice, knitting for charities, strategies for finishing holiday knitting (on schedule!), and even a delicious recipe for festive crescent cookies. Beautifully photographed by Susan Pittard, Handknit Holidays is a creative celebration of the holiday season and a treasure for all knitters who seek to bring more of their own handwork—and artistry—into their daily lives and their holiday festivities. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

The Winter Solstice Ball

The Winter Solstice Ball Author Susan Buffum
ISBN-10 1976032733
Release 2017-09
Pages 234
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A conflict arises between acting CEO Seth Sheridan and Public Relations Manager/Events Planner, Lydia WIndsor when she tries to revive the grand resort hotel The Spindrift's annual Winter Solstice Ball. He sees nothing but unnecessary expenses while she sees a sizable profit being made. Both Seth and Lydia have personal issues they are working through, she with a brief marriage that has been annulled, he by the betrayal of the woman he thought he would be marrying. The ailing elder CEO and his wife, Seth's parents, adore Lydia and help persuade their son to trust the young woman's ability to plan events that draw crowds. Despite Seth's negative attitude and bad behavior, he and Lydia must work together to make the Winter Solstice Ball a rousing success. Along with the ball Lydia has planned a week full of holiday themed events that she's calling the Holiday Extravaganza which will culminate with the grand, romantic ball. With Lydia's ex-husband wanted by the police for assaulting her, and Seth's former flame showing up at the Spindrift to try to win him back, they find themselves drawn to one another and then wrenched apart. Will romance find them in the winter wonderland, magical realm of the Winter Solstice Ball?

Mouse Celebrates the Winter Solstice

Mouse Celebrates the Winter Solstice Author Terri Mack
ISBN-10 9781771740555
Release 2014-04-14
Pages 24
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It is winter. The land lies still, quiet and stark beneath a blanket of snow. The tiny footprints of a mouse can be seen in the light of the moon. Wrapped in the quiet, and there in the bleak, there stood a wise mouse, preparing to speak. The words that mouse chose were from many years past. She spoke them into the cold night air. So begins the enchanting story of a very special Winter Solstice celebration. Kwakwaka’wakw author Terri Mack and Tsimshian artist Bill Helin have collaborated to bring us this story of strength, friendship and celebration. The lyrical text and engaging illustrations will appeal to readers of all ages.

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Author Paul Schmidt
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105019297915
Release 1996
Pages 33
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Here is a journal, a night by night record of a furious argument between Paul Schmidt, Robert Mapplethorpe, and God. Its terms are extreme; it moves from wild terror to heart broken acceptance, from S/M imagery to powerful passages of lyric poetry. The terrors of sex, of obsession, of living and dying are all exposed in this book, written in a passionate and beautiful prose. Paul Schmidt, the renowned translator of Rimbaud, gives us here a Season in Hell for our time.