448 pages, 9.27 × 6.28 × 1.22 in
June 12, 2008
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553802879
ISBN - 13: 9780553802870
About the Book
'Tis the season for romance, and "The Delaney Christmas Carol" certainly delivers. Three beloved authors capture the Christmas spiritQpast, present, and futureQin these irresistible stories of three generations of a larger-than-life American family: the Delaneys. 0-553-80287-9$20.00 / Bantam
Read from the Book
1Killara, ArizonaDecember 15, 1893"Blast it," Zara muttered. Her foot was bleeding again!Holding on to the corral post for balance, she scowled at the lacerated flesh on the bottom of her left foot. The rags she had tied around her shoe hadn't protected her wound, and the rocks on the trail coming down from the foothills had done their worst. Even though it was bleeding again, she couldn't be bothered with it now. She was too close to reaching her goal. She quickly shifted the rags to cover the cut, then paused a moment to catch her breath and look at the large adobe ranch house a hundred feet away. It rose out of drifts of snow and only glimpses of its red-tiled roof could be seen through the heavy white mantle atop it.Killara. The house was more imposing and intimidating than she had imagined. For a moment she felt a thrill of fear at what she was about to do. These wild inhabitants of Arizona had no more liking for housebreakers than the people in her native Ireland and were reputed to be much more violent in dispatching them.Nonsense, there was no reason to fear. From a high lookout she had watched people depart and was sure the house was deserted now. It was well after midnight; the servants and ranch hands slept in the village over the hill and would not venture out on so frigid a night. She had ascertained before she left Hell's Bluff that afternoon that the savage was planning on indulging his lustful appetites at Garnet's bordello and would pose no threat. She had al
From the Publisher
This Christmas, celebrate the joys of the season with a trio of exquisitely crafted, richly romantic tales by three of the brightest stars in contemporary fiction—bestselling authors Kay Hooper, Iris Johansen, and Fayrene Preston. Filled with passion, drama, and a touch of magic, this festive gathering of classic stories—available for the first time in ten years—tells about the lives and loves of one unforgettable family and the enchanted heirloom that links one generation to the next.
Christmas Past by Iris Johansen
Killara, Arizona, 1893. Kevin Delaney had heard his share of tall tales, but none could match the one told by the Gypsy beauty he found rummaging in the attic of Killara, his family’s estate. The waif claimed to have traipsed halfway around the world simply to recover an old, long-forgotten mirror. But Zara St. Cloud knows it is no ordinary mirror—and she can see that the striking Delaney is no ordinary man. While he doesn’t believe her talk of mystical relics and fortune-telling, there’s no doubt that a kind of magic is at work on his heart—just in time for Christmas.
Christmas Present by Fayrene Preston
True love remains elusive for Bria Delaney. But when she joins her parents at Killara for the holidays, Bria discovers an unusual mirror that reveals far more than her reflection. Appearing in the glass is a startlingly handsome man who just as
mysteriously disappears—until she meets him in person that very night. Kells Braxton is visiting on business, but the desire he stirs in Bria is anything but professional—and the mirror foretells their every intense encounter, leading to a Christmas they’ll never forget.…
Christmas Future by Kay Hooper
A heartbreaking vision in the legendary Delaney mirror drove Brett Delaney to the other side of the world years before. Now his father’s death brings him part of his inheritance: the mirror—and the unbearable prophesy it offers sends him home to Killara this Christmas, determined to save the home he loves and the woman he’s always loved.
About the Author
Kay Hooper is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including Sense of Evil and Hunting Fear. She lives in North Carolina.
Iris Johansen has more than twenty-five million copies of her books in print and is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Firestorm, Dead Aim, No One to Trust, Body of Lies, Final Target, and more. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.
Fayrene Preston is an award-winning, bestselling author who is approaching her silver anniversary as a published romance author. Her numerous novels include the much-loved For the Love of Sami and the soon-to-be re-issued Swansea series. She lives in the north Texas area.