Many years ago, (1985) when my son was still very young, my husband shattered his femur. As Christmas approached, I realized that if we were going to have a tree, I had to do the whole thing. Now, I’d done it before I married, but it had been a while, and ourÂ trees were much larger than the one’s I’d put up by myself. So I invited a bunch of friends over, cooked a lot ofÂ Christmas food, good all the ornaments and lights out, and our first Tree Trimming Party was born. Being inÂ the Army peopleÂ come and go, butÂ throughout the years some of the same people who’d been at the first one,Â attended later parties.
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The bachelors in Ella Quinnâ€™s Marriage Game series make a habit of resisting the irresistible. But during the season for giving, surrendering to temptation may be the greatest gift of all.
A French spy, Georges, Marquis Cruzy-le-ChÃ¢tel, has lived in England for years, sacrificing his life for his countryâ€”but not his heart. For heâ€™s never been able to forget his childhood friend, Madeleine. And now, in her hour of need, he is there to rescue her
The victim of a ruthless statesman, Madeleine, Comtesse du Beaune, has been abducted and sent to England to work in a brothel. Her greatest wish is to return home for Christmas, and her only hope of it is to marry Georgesâ€”though she will be his wife in name alone. Yet as they steal across the snowy countryside, Georges decides to woo herâ€”with kisses that melt the winterâ€™s frost and leave her longing for a holiday miracleâ€¦