Upon a Midnight Clear

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Pocket Books, 1997 - Fiction - 489 pages
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The holidays are a special time, when shining eyes melt the chill of a winter's night, when hearts overflow with love....Now, embrace the passion and romance of the season with this dazzling, all-new treasury of stories. New York Times bestselling authors Jude Deveraux and Linda Howard are joined by Margaret Allison, Stef Ann Holm, and Mariah Stewart in a delightful celebration of the heart's greatest gifts.... A spirited Irishwoman comes to a rugged Colorado town to govern a young ruffian and learns a love lesson from the boy's father: there is more to the man than meets the eye....In the midst of a blizzard, a snowbound woman offers shelter to a stranger, a man who is an expert at covering his tracks....Home for the holidays, an artist proves opposites can attract -- and make sparks -- when she falls for an unconventional doctor....A holly berry-picking contest in the California hills brings two determined hearts together for the greatest prize of all: a true and lasting love....A lively family reunion on a Montana ranch brings on a flurry of memories for a beautiful young writer -- and a winter storm that rekindles an old flame.... These unforgettable tales capture the heart's timeless holiday spirit -- and love's blissful joys that can last the whole year through.

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User Review  - nancynova - LibraryThing

In The Teacher, Kathryn answers an ad for a private teaching position on a ranch where she thinks she and her son will be safe from her vengeful ex's family; In Christmas Magic, Kim makes peace with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dawn772 - LibraryThing

I only read Jude Deveraux story and it was ok. So much focus on the conflict between the two that I wondered if they would ever get to the romance. Christmas also didn't come into play until the very end. Kathryn goes to Colorado to be governess for Cole's son. Read full review

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Jude Deveraux is the author of 25 New York Times bestsellers, including High Tide, The Blessing, An Angel for Emily, Legend, and The Duchess. She began writing in 1976, and to date there are more than 30 million copies of her books in print. Ms. Deveraux is currently at work on her next novel. She lives in Connecticut.

Linda Howard was born on August 3, 1950. She went on to a small community college, as the only journalism major, but soon dropped out to work at a trucking company as a secretary. She sold her first book to Silhouette Books in 1980. She has written over 50 books including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, Dying to Please, Open Season, All the Queen's Men, Kill and Tell, Mr. Perfect, and Son of the Morning. She has received several awards including the Romance Writers of America's RITA, the Silver Pen for Affaire de Coeur as well as the Romantic Time's Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Sensual Romance, the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer's Choice Award for Series, and the W.I.S.H. Award for her character Joe Mackenzie.

Margaret Allison is a former advertising executive. She lives in Maryland with her family and is currently working on her next novel for Pocket Books.

Mariah Stewart is the award-winning, "New York Times" bestselling author of several novels and novellas, including the Dead series and the Enright series.

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