Recipes for Easy Living

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Mira, 2003 - Fiction - 395 pages
37 Reviews
One part laughter. Two parts love. Mix together and enjoy! Christmas has come to Valentine, Oklahoma and everybody's got a special wish ... For thirteen-year-old Corrine, it's really about keeping what she has: a happy life with her aunt Marilee and Papa Tate; her beloved horses; and an almost boyfriend, Ricky Dale. Now is not the time for the mother who abandoned her to come back into her life. Anita, though, is determine. She is coming home for Christmas to fix the mistakes she's made. Despite some bad times and the bridges she's burned, Anita loves her daughter, and she is desperately hoping a bit of Christmas magic will help Corrine decide to love and trust her again. As for Marilee, she loves Corrine like her own, and fears losing the girl to a beautiful, irresponsible mother who might just break her daughters heart all over again. As always, Anita's arrival fans old flames of anger and stubbornness between the two sisters. Then again, it is a season of miracles. And if one tiny miracle could find its way to Valentine this year, then everybody might just get the most perfect gift of all.

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Review: Recipes for Easy Living (Valentine #5)

User Review  - Claudia Cheyne - Goodreads

This book has been on my shelf for a while. I picked it up not realizing it is a Christmas book (the cover doesn't give a clue). I've enjoyed everything I've read by this author. "Recipes" was a perfect choice to get me in the holiday spirit. Read full review

Review: Recipes for Easy Living (Valentine #5)

User Review  - Goodreads

This book has been on my shelf for a while. I picked it up not realizing it is a Christmas book (the cover doesn't give a clue). I've enjoyed everything I've read by this author. "Recipes" was a perfect choice to get me in the holiday spirit. Read full review

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Curtiss Ann Matlock is the bestselling author of thirty-six novels, including the tender and warmhearted Valentine series of books set in the fictional town of Valentine, Oklahoma. Told with a strong Southern voice, her insightful stories portray the uncommon valor of everyday people and the humor, heartbreak, and shining graces of small-town life. Her books are published world-wide in twenty languages. They have earned rave reviews, spots on the USA TODAY bestseller list and numerous awards, including three prestigious RITA Finalists nominations from The Romance Writers of America. She now resides with her family near Mobile, Alabama. You can visit with her at www.curtissannmatlock. com.

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