And the whole Christmas story risks becoming so familiar, the scene so gauzy and glowing in our imaginations, that it all begins to feel a bit remote, romantic, even unreal. They were just normal animals, doing normal animal-type things — eating, drinking, pooping — and unwittingly witnessing one of the greatest moments in the history of the world. And how about those shepherds, who had been out in the fields keeping the night watch over their flock?
As the Gospel of Luke tells us, when angels appeared to them to announce that a savior had been born, they were terrified. When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds. We are in much the same position as the shepherds. We have heard the good news, and now the question is: What will we do with it? The shepherds left all they had to worship the newborn Lord. They risked humiliation by sharing the strange message with others.
Will we? Do we have the courage to live like the shepherds? The day after celebrating the birth of Jesus, the church marks the death of St. Stephen, the first person to be martyred for his faith in Christ. His death by stoning is recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. I want to encourage all of you to take time to enjoy the holiday. The most important gift you can give those you love is your time. Go ice-skating if you live in an area that permits ice-skating.
They trimmed the home in the most beautiful Christmas decorations. Each room in a different color or theme. The tables were set with pretty cups and saucers, cloth napkins and teapots. They had a standard menu so there was no need to decide. They brought dainty tea sandwiches, scones, quiche, and dessert to the table on a three-tiered stand.
The top tier comprised of slices of walnut bread, fruit tarts and delightful chocolate thimbles filled with chocolate mousse. We felt like ladies having tea with Dickens and transcended into a different time, and place for ninety minutes. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details.
More filters. Sort order. May 23, Aki rated it really liked it. Es ist wesentlich besser als der erste Teil. Mehr eine wirkliche ganze Story als nur ein Teil. Feb 22, Toula rated it it was amazing. This is a Regency Historical.
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Hero is Marcus. Heroine is Olivia Marcus and Olivia fall in love before Marcus leaves for military service. Five years later, Olivia still loves him even though everyone seems to think Marcus has died. Her father is sick and tired of Olivia's excuses for turning down every eligible man who offers for her, so he arranges a marriage for her with a man old enough to be her father.
Her father just arranged the betrothal when Olivia is summoned by her grandfather, the This is a Regency Historical. Her father just arranged the betrothal when Olivia is summoned by her grandfather, the Duke of Danby, to come spend the holidays with him. The duke has a surprise in store for Olivia. Will this save her from having to marry the man her father has chosen for her? The fun begins when she arrives at her grandfather's house.
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It's a bittersweet story with a happy ending. The duke has both of them realizing that they still have feelings for each other put only a limited time before she has to go back.
Does she leave, get the story to see what happends Dec 16, Jessica Chavez rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Why isn't there a full series on Danby? I enjoyed the. I've, it was bittersweet, at the end you wonder what happens?
Marcus would never be excepted into polite society, Olivia just gave up wealth and riches to become the wife of a servant. It's nice that true love wins and all that but it's sad to think of their lives in the future. Anyways I'm just melancholy, I enjoyed the story it was short and interesting, I teared up twice. I wish there was a full series where the mother finds some ha Why isn't there a full series on Danby?
I wish there was a full series where the mother finds some happiness or where we can see Danby meddle in a way that's not enjoyed. Also was Marcus the one who summoned penbrooke in the first novel because if so the timing is wrong.
He has been the steward for three years but Alexandra story took place over five years ago Oct 29, Sieravonne rated it did not like it Shelves: 0-hated-it , 0-i-got-annoyed , 0-doormat-tale , christi-caldwell. Truly, if I could rate this with negative stars, I will. It was irritating. Marcus was a beast in one minute and then sweet and touchy in the next.
If he was determined to forget Olivia then he should avoid her at all costs. If he can't avoid her, then stay away an arm or two's length. Olivia was a doormat; the man didn't want her but she kept on declaring her love like she was begging him to love her. First two declarations are alright, but three or more? Aug 26, Karen Darling rated it liked it Shelves: free , imperfect-hero. Not bad. Nice and short. Short and sweet beauty and the beast story.
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Jan 20, Nicole rated it really liked it. Just have to love the Duke of Danby.
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