In the happily hectic holidays, we like to slip away to a comfy corner with a hot beverage and a tasty treat, where we curl up in our favorite chair for a few moments with a cozy story.The twelve short stories in this collection are in a variety of genres and are the perfect length to provide a quick escape on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas.Along with every entertaining story, the author has provided a recipe for the Christmas goodies enjoyed by her characters.
This is the story of my life. At four years old I was the eldest of four children. Our mother, pregnant with her fifth child left us in a Leeds orphanage. From there we were separated, sent to other childrens' homes, and then a series of different foster parents, and finally back to another orphanage. Over the years we never received Birthday or Christmas cards from any of our family, and no one ever came to visit us, we never knew why. We only knew that we were not allowed to be adopted. A lifetime had passed since my unhappy childhood, until just over four years ago, when my sister Pat, troubled by her past wrote to Social Services asking if any records existed on her whilst she had been, 'in care.' We finally gained access to our notes, and subsequently read these only to relive the trauma of our childhood, leaving us drained, both mentally and emotionally. "I could write a book," I said to the social worker. "You must," she replied. "It's a wonderful story." So, I began to write.
Every day, young adults are bombarded with marketing designed to influence the way they eat. As a result, many young people overlook the connections between their nutrition and their own best interests. This series gives young people the tools they need to make decisions about lifestyle and diet that will help them be all they can be. The focus is on practical and specific informationsuch as how to choose wisely when eating out, deciphering food labels, and evaluating diet plans. Tables, charts, and illustrations help readers better understand the information.
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