Ever since his father died, eight-year-old Jordan has wished his mother, Maggie, could believe in love again. A busy lawyer, she spends long hours at work and has little time for affection. When Maggie enrolls Jordan in the Healing Hearts mentoring program, he is overjoyed. As soon as the boy meets his adult mentor, Casey, Jordan knows this man is the answer to his prayers. But when Maggie meets him, she is haunted by bittersweet memories she just can't place.
"Busy Mom, Fatherless Boy, and a Prayer"
Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth - he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything - or anyone - into something else. That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she’s human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila’s been cursed to love him. And if Lila’s love is as phony as Cassel’s made-up memories, then he can’t believe anything she says or does.
"Heart this series"
Karen Kingsbury, the "queen of inspirational fiction" (Time), delivers the heartwarming tale of a teen with just one Christmas wish - to be hugged by a father she scarcely remembers. When 15-year-old Hannah learns her biological father is USAF pilot Mike Connor, she's stunned. But with Mike now in harm's way, Hannah may never know if the daddy of her fading memories still loves her.
"Karen Kingsbury didn't let me down!"
Karen Kingsbury, author of 24 books, has warmed the hearts of millions with her tales of miracles. Gideon's Gift captures a Christmas miracle that touches a frail young girl and a gruff homeless man.
"Heartwarming Gift of God's Love and Mercy"
Best-selling author Karen Kingsbury has been a RWA Rita finalist and Gold Medallion Award finalist. Sarah’s Song is book three in The Red Gloves Series. For years Sarah Lindeman, now in her 80s, has carried out a special tradition over the 12 days of Christmas. This year, Sarah notices a young nurse listening, and in her recognizes pain and longing. Sarah prays that through her story, she can ease this young woman’s sorrow and help her realize the importance of God’s gift of love.
Four short stories : The Red Boxing Gloves by David Metzenthen, Jack and the Aliens by Damien Broderick, Intergalactic Heroes by James Moloney, and Clever Sandwiches by Rowena Cory Lindquist.
Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. The eminent Doctor Clement Holford has a strange artifact in his study. A glass-fronted wall cabinet containing many rare books about poisons and a hermetically sealed glass box in which is a single white kid glove. The story behind these objects is an uncanny one.
Three short detective anecdotes by one of the key founding fathers of the detective genre, Charles Dickens. The Pair of Gloves, The Artful Touch, The Sofa.....