The Old Magic of Christmas

Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year

The Old Magic of Christmas

Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. In The Old Magic of Christmas you'll find a Christmas bestiary and a White Witch's herbal, as well as tips for delving more deeply into your relationship with the unseen. Bring the festivities into your home with cookie recipes and ornament making while brushing elbows with veiled spirits and discovering the true perils of elves. Rife with the more frightful characters from folklore and the season's most petulant ghosts, this book takes you on a spooky sleigh ride from the silvered firs of a winter forest to the mirrored halls of the Snow Queen.

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

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THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

Lara, a nurse, laughs off the “prophecy” from one of her eccentric patients. The old woman and self-proclaimed fortune-teller predicts that Lara will be proposed to on Christmas Day. To top it off, her husband-to-be will be very handsome and oh-so-sexy. “She’s saying that to someone who has never seriously dated a man before! That’s impossible!” While shaking off such idle thoughts, she proceeds to the emergency room. A doctor has been there waiting for her, a man who just so happens to be extremely capable, handsome and sexy. Dr. Christian Blake. “If it’s this man, he might just fit the bill. No, wait, he’s way beyond my reach. There’s absolutely no chance it can be him!”

The Lore of Old Elfland

Secrets from the Bronze Age to Middle Earth

The Lore of Old Elfland

Folktales, Stories, Recipes, and Crafts from the Lands of Elves and Faeries Stories of the elven tribes have been told throughout history, and for some people in the modern world, encounters with elves continue to this day. This book explores the magical territory of Elfland, sharing tales of elves and faeries from Old Norse sagas, Danish ballads, and Tolkien's Mirkwood. From the mound people of Lu?neburg Heath to the Elf-maids of the Black Forest, The Lore of Old Elfland brings the shrouded activities of the elves into the light. With recipes, crafts, and an elven herbal, author Linda Raedisch invites you to realize your own vision of Elfland—a vision that is sure to fill your spirit with unexpected wonders and astonishing delights.

The Magic Of Christmas

The Magic Of Christmas

Illusionist Drake Vale has returned to his hometown for the first time in nearly twenty years. Except back then, he wasn't famous. And he wasn't Drake. He was Logan Valliente, an abused boy from the wrong side of the tracks in love with a girl who was far beyond his reach. Teacher Cecilia Linden is at a cross-roads in her life, but a part of her is unable to move on, partly because of her unrequited young love for a boy she used to know - Logan. As she takes in illusionist Drake Vale's show one night, she is struck with the realization that Drake is really Logan and she's still just as attracted to him as she has always been. Are these two star-crossed lovers fated to remain apart or will the magic of the Christmas season somehow find a way to bring them back together? This 26,000-word short story is written in the modern, adult romance style. It may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas

Another deliciously seasonal and heart-warming tale from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

The Magic of Christmas Tree Farm

A magical festive romance from the author of the bestselling A Christmas Wish

The Magic of Christmas Tree Farm

A warm, funny, uplifting new writer to celebrate!' KATIE FFORDE. The scent of pine fills the crisp air as local villagers select their perfect tree. Picking the tree is the easy bit, creating a perfect Christmas is a bit trickier... Nina has the most magical job in the world, matching customers with their perfect Christmas tree. Working at Christmas Tree Farm is always fun and full of laughter but the weight of past tragedy bears down on her. Her admirer is a great distraction, but is he the right man for her? Holly is just trying to be a normal teenager, having to deal with the mean girls in her class. But then the most handsome boy at school takes an interest in her. Have all her Christmases come at once? Angie is trying to bring her family together and save her broken marriage. It's not something she can force, but it's the only gift she craves. Will her Christmas wish come true? It's the season of goodwill, and at Christmas Tree Farm anything could happen... Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Milly Johnson. Praise for The Magic of Christmas Tree Farm: 'A beautifully written story that at times will really tug on your heartstrings' Jackie Wright. 'Not just a sweet, festive read. Underlying issues and tensions abound' Erin Lewis. 'A page-turner and right in time for the festive season' Lisa Mattock. 'This book reminded me of one of the great Hallmark Christmas movies' Kory Bull.

The Magic of Christmas

A Christmas Child\The Christmas Dove\A Baby Blue Christmas

The Magic of Christmas

A Christmas Child by Carolyn Davidson Marianne Winters has no one in the world but her baby brother and, with Christmas approaching, she needs somewhere warm to stay. Will she find her home, and a loving heart, with the lonely pastor, David McDermott? The Christmas Dove by Victoria Bylin Maddie Cutler once snubbed bad boy Dylan McCall, but with nowhere else to turn she has come back to town—with a babe in arms. Dylan is a reformed man, and on seeing Maddie again he longs to heal her hurt—and claim her once and for all! A Baby Blue Christmas by Cheryl St.John Turner Price hasn't been the same since he lost his wife and child. But when he finds a young woman and newborn twin babies in his stable, he realizes this may be his second chance to be a loving husband and father, just in time for Christmas!

Night of the Witches

Folklore, Traditions & Recipes for Celebrating Walpurgis Night

Night of the Witches

"Spring has come to the northern forest. The evening wind blows cold as the breath of the frost giants. Just overhead, there is a sound like the rushing of crows' wings. Can it be a coven of witches has flown over these woods? "On any other night, you would probably swear that there was no such thing as a witch—at least, not the kind that streaks through the sky on a broomstick with guttering taper and billowing cloak. But this is no ordinary night; it is the thirtieth of April, the eve of May. Tonight is Walpurgis Night." The roots of Walpurgis Night reach deep into the Pagan past, and modern Europeans celebrate it with as much abandon as their ancestors. Learn about the sacred rites of spring and the "lost" holiday has changed from a lusty fertility festival to a children's night of fun and treats. Learn about brooms and how to make one, and meet a collection of old-time witches, from Ash Wives to Wolf Crones. This charming, impeccably researched book features a wealth of folklore and herb lore, plus original and traditional recipes, crafts, and activities.

A Magic Merry Christmas!

A Magic Merry Christmas!

When a grumpy old wizard makes the royal Christmas tree disappear, Queen Josephine must find a way to get it back.