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By Winter's Light by Stephanie Laurens

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By Winter's Light by Stephanie Laurens
As the six Cynster families gather together for the holidays at snowbound Casphairn Manor in Scotland, Claire Meadows, widow, and governess to Gabriel Cynster's daughter starts a relationship with tutor Daniel Crosbie. (catalog summary)

In the Midst of Winter: A Novel by Isabel Allende
In the Midst of Winter: A Novel
by Isabel Allende

Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz—a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile—for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia. (catalog summary)

A Winter Affair: A Wonderful Festive Treat by Minna Howard

A Winter Affair: A Wonderful Festive Treat
by Minna Howard

With a recent divorce and empty nest, Eloise Brandon is facing Christmas alone until a harried phone call from her godfather changes everything. Accepting his challenge, Eloise finds herself en-route to Verbier and to her godfather's chalet in the beautiful Swiss Alps to help cater for some seriously rich, high rolling guests. What ensues makes it a Christmas to remember. A heady alpine mixture of old friends, ex-husbands, mega-rich, super demanding guests, a disheveled proprietor and Bert the dog. (catalog summary)


Winter Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

Winter Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

A December Bride by Denise Hunter: When Layla O'Reilly and Seth Murphy make their engagement public, she knows it's only to convince a major client that she's high-society enough to work for his agency. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, but she's never given him the time of day. For Layla, this romantic illusion is the chance to save her career. And for Seth, it's the chance to finally win her heart. Includes A January Bride by Deborah Raney and A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant. (catalog summary)


Winter in Full Bloom by Anita Higman
Winter in Full Bloom
by Anita Higman

Lily's life changes in a heartbeat when a fiery confrontation with her estranged mother reveals a dark family secret that she'd been hiding for decades--Lily has an identical twin sister who was put up for adoption when they were just babies. Lily embarks on a quest to find her sister which leads halfway around the world to Melbourne, Australia. But she gets more than expected in Melbourne when a serendipitous meeting sparks a friendship with a man who is more than just another brazen Aussie. She discovers he might hold the key to her past. Lily hopes her homecoming will lead to a long-awaited reconciliation with her mother; then again, it might just crush the one dream she no longer imagined possible—the chance to fall in love again. (catalog summary)


The Winter Pearl by Molly Noble Bull

The Winter Pearl
by Molly Noble Bull

In 1888, Colorado was a dangerous place for a girl on the run. But Honor McCall had to take her chances, to escape her past abuse and start a new life. She never imagined that handsome young minister Jeth Peters would come to her rescue. (catalog summary)


Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
Winter's Tale
by Mark Helprin

New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake—orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl, who is dying. Peter Lake, a simple, uneducated man, because of a love that, at first he does not fully understand, is driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and besieged by unprecedented winters, is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature. (catalog summary)