His Christmas Pleasure

His Christmas Pleasure

New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell gifts historical romance lovers with a steamy and sensational Christmas present: His Christmas Pleasure, the fourth book in her popular Scandals and Seductions series. The winter holidays have never been hotter than in this delicious tale of a marriage of convenience that becomes an unexpected gift of passionate love in a season of joy and giving.

His Christmas Gift & Decadent Holiday Pleasures

His Christmas Gift & Decadent Holiday Pleasures

HIS CHRISTMAS GIFT Two years ago, Alia Youngblood’s husband was taken prisoner on a top secret military mission. Now Adam Braithwaite is back and nothing like the confident physicist she married. This Adam is guarded, mistrustful…and still evokes a passion Alia can’t deny. She vowed for better or for worse and she won’t give up now. But when Alia’s new business assignment exposes Adam’s emotional scars, will holiday magic reignite love’s fires and make them whole again? DECADENT HOLIDAY PLEASURES Executive chef Elise Jennings is eager to prove herself at her new job. But when Giovanni Castillo, sexy heir to the Hamptons polo club, saunters into her kitchen, she’s tempted to taste forbidden fruit. An affair with her boss’s son could ruin her professional credibility. But Giovanni’s seductive caresses are impossible to resist! When their secret fling leads to not-so-secret gossip, will Elise get the man and career for Christmas…or be left outside in the cold?

The Nativity

History and Legend

The Nativity

In a similar format to the astonishingly successful The Passion Professor Geza Vermes now turns his attention to the other key festival in the Christian calendar - Christmas. Vermes articulately and controversially disentangles the Christmas story as we know it, relating it to prophecies in the Old Testament and also to later Christian folklore, putting the nativity into its true historical context. This will be required reading for anyone wanting to know the true story behind the Nativity.

Christmas in Pennsylvania

A Folk-cultural Study

Christmas in Pennsylvania

Originally published in 1959 and written by a pioneer in American folk-life studies, this classic work examines the folk origins of Christmas in Pennsylvania. Composed of interviews and newspaper reports, it records holiday traditions from the eighteenth century through to the early twentieth century. In this edition, Don Yoder has contributed a new foreword, providing insight into Alfred L. Shoemaker's influential career and the significance of this still vital work, and an afterword, offering a look at recent research on Christmas customs.