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Under the mistletoe
Balogh, Mary.
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Publication Information:
New York : New American Library, [2003]

Physical Description:
249 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"An all-new regency Christmas story--plus four of her most beloved holiday tales"--Front cover.
The family Christmas -- The star of Bethlehem -- The best gift -- Playing house -- No room at the inn.
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Central Library X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Central Library X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Clearfield Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Eggertsville-Snyder Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Lancaster Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf

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Old loves rekindled, new loves found, and family bonds strengthened are the themes of these stories from the beloved, multiple-award winning author Mary Balogh. The four classic stories included here are The Star of Bethlehem, The Best Gift, Playing House, and No Room at the Inn. The new story exclusive to this trade collection is A Family Christmas.

Author Notes

Mary Balogh was born in Swansea, Wales on March 24, 1944. She received a B.A. with honors from the University of Wales in 1965. From 1967 to 1988, she taught high school English in Saskatchewan, Canada, becoming principal of the school in 1982.

Her first novel, A Masked Deception, was published in 1985 and she won the Romantic Times Award for best new Regency writer. Since then, she has written more than 60 novels and has received a lifetime achievement award for her work in the genre of historical romance. Her works include The Wood Nymph, Christmas Promise, The Plumed Bonnet, Famous Heroine, A Matter of Class, No Man's Mistress, More than a Mistress, One Night for Love, and Only a Kiss. Her title, Someone to Hold, made The New York Times Bestseller List in 2017.

(Bowker Author Biography) Mary Balogh grew up in Wales. She later came to Canada to teach & there she began a second career as an author.

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Booklist Review

Balogh's lovely early Christmas gift to her readers is five exquisitely crafted novellas set in Regency England at Christmastime, each featuring children. A Family Christmas, which was written for this collection, portrays a couple who discover on Christmas that their problems hinge on her believing that he looked down on her for marrying money, while he thought that she looked down on him for buying a wife. In another tale, an antagonistic couple lose a ring but get it back in triplicate when they help a conniving little chimney sweep. Another heartwarming story features a diverse group of travelers marooned at an inadequate inn by torrential rains who learn the meaning of Christmas when a destitute couple seek shelter to have their baby. Balogh also presents a tale with echoes of Jane Eyre in which a young teacher experiences her first Christmas and helps a notorious rake experience love for the first time when she does not disdain his illegitimate child. --Diana Tixier Herald Copyright 2003 Booklist

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