Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone House's big warm kitchen, log fires, and  elegant bedrooms- a cast of unlikely characters share a week there.

A Week in Winter. Maeve Binchy, "the grand story teller," returns with a cast of characters you will never forget when they all spend a winter week together on holiday at Stone House, a restful inn by the sea.

A captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask. A powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.

Orphan train a novel

Juliet by Anne Fortier (Audiobook.) wenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie's twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key--one carried by her mother on the day she herself died--to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy.

Juliet by Anne Fortier - 4 stars

Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb tells the incredible stories of people who, when faced with impossibly challenging or tragic life situations, persevere, and even thrive, and asks, 'What if you, facing a game-changing event or decision right now, could see ten years into the future?'

Ten years later six people who faced adversity and transformed their lives

A Dublin Student Doctor by Patrick Taylor. Irish Country Series, Book 6 (Audiobook.) Patrick Taylor's devoted readers know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal—and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become. #ireland #historical

A Dublin Student Doctor

Like an overstuffed stocking on Christmas morning, NPR Holiday Favorites is full of unexpected pleasures and evergreen delights: David Sedaris contributes his now classic Santaland Diaries.  Storyteller Kevin Kling finds an invitation to participate in a production of The Nutcracker too tempting to resist. Ghanian-born commentator Meri Danquah shares her thoughts on Kwanzaa. Robert Siegel goes in search of the correct spelling for December's Jewish holiday.

Not a book, but stories worth listening to!

Peyton Lockhart and her sisters have inherited Bishop's Cove, a small, luxurious oceanfront resort, but it comes with a condition: The girls must run the resort for one year and show a profit, only then will they own it. A graduate of a prestigious French culinary school, Peyton has just lost her job as a food critic. Out of work and in a bad place personally, a year doing something completely different sounds wonderful.

Peyton Lockhart and her sisters have inherited Bishop's Cove, a small, luxurious oceanfront resort, but it comes with a condition: The girls must run the resort for one year and show a profit, only then will they own it. A graduate of a prestigious French culinary school, Peyton has just lost her job as a food critic. Out of work and in a bad place personally, a year doing something completely different sounds wonderful.

From the acclaimed author of "Schindler s List" comes the unforgettable story of two sisters whose lives are transformed by the cataclysm of the First World War. In 1915, Naomi and Sally Durance, spirited Australian sisters, join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father's farm with a guilty secret Thomas Keneally has written a remarkable novel about suffering and transcendence, despair and triumph, and the simple acts of decency that make us human.

In 1915 sisters Naomi and Sally Durance answer a call for nurses to join the war effort. They are escaping the family dairy farm in the Macleay Valley, and they carry a secret with them. Soon they are… read more at Kobo.

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Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul: Stories to Inspire Caregivers in the Home, Community and the World (Chicken Soup for the Soul) by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, LeAnn Theiman (NCW member),

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Kelly Long - The Amish Bride of Ice Mountain…

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Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber. Savor the magic of the season with Debbie Macomber's newest Christmas novel, filled with warmth, humor, the promise of love, and a dash of unexpected adventure.

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5 stars readalot: When Secrets Strike by Marta Perry

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Amish Promises (Neighbors of Lancaster County, by Leslie Gould (May

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