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message 1: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Nov 29, 2013 04:38AM) (new)

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Barbara Shook Hazen Shakespeare's Christmas (Lily Bard Mysteries, #3) by Charlaine Harris The Twilight Before Christmas (Drake Sisters, #2 & Christmas, #2) by Christine Feehan Wishin' and Hopin' A Christmas Story by Wally Lamb A Virgin River Christmas (Virgin River, #4) by Robyn Carr Frosty the Snow Man by Jane Werner Watson Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House, #29) by Mary Pope Osborne

A fun teaser every day from Dec 1st to Dec 24th!

All books are Christmas or Winter themed, known, and on Goodreads. The clues should get you there.

A new clue for that day's book will be posted each day. I'll do my best to post 2pm UK time. The decorative covers are NOT clues!

Just post your answer: DAY # book title and author name, e.g. on Dec 3rd post:

DAY 3 book title by author

First correct entry gets a well done - yes, this is just fun! If one day goes unanswered, the next day's clue gets posted regardless, with another clue for the elusive one.

Hopefully you will discover some new books along the way!

ENJOY!

(Please resist posting too many comments on this thread - you can always use https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/....)


The Snowman by Raymond Briggs A Dark-Hunter Christmas (Dark-Hunter, #3.6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber Wolfsbane and Mistletoe by Charlaine Harris The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder Grace by Richard Paul Evans Lakeshore Christmas (Lakeshore Chronicles, #6) by Susan Wiggs The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas


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A World of Joy (ASMSG Collections #5) by Christopher Shields DEC 1

Today's book clue is: She sacrificed her hair for love.


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Francine | 91 comments Day 1, Gift of the Magi, O. Henry (William Sydney Porter)


message 4: by Ceri, Moderator (new)

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Francine wrote: "Day 1, Gift of the Magi, O. Henry (William Sydney Porter)"

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

Correct, Good start, Francine! :)


message 5: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 06, 2013 11:34AM) (new)

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Yuletide Tales A Festive Collective by Peter John

Day 2's Clue is, Caramel in a closet of romance is no match for the real thing.

Clue 2: Sandwiches and books that stalk.

Clue 3: A sweet Royal.

Clue 4: ----- and spice, and all things nice.


message 6: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 04, 2013 12:04PM) (new)

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Lost December by Richard Paul Evans

Day 3's CLUE: This famous author gave his children a story year on year.

Clue 2: Fumbling bears and naughty goblins abound.


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SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris

Day 4's CLUE: Love a shilling.


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Francine | 91 comments Day 2: no idea! (This one is hard, Ceri!)

Day 3, The Father Christmas Letters (also known as Letters from Father Christmas), J. R. R. Tolkien

Day 4, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens


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Francine wrote: "Day 2: no idea! (This one is hard, Ceri!)

Day 3, The Father Christmas Letters (also known as Letters from Father Christmas), J. R. R. Tolkien

Day 4, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens"


Day 2. I'll put out another clue!

Day 3: Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien Letters from Father Christmas is correct!

Day 4: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is correct!

Well done!


message 10: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 06, 2013 11:32AM) (new)

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The Cat Who Came for Christmas (Compleat Cat #1) by Cleveland Amory

DAY 5's Clue: A feline collection of strokes, dreams and heat for Christmas.

Clue 2: The decorative cover is a clue and Christmas is a ------- time !


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. The Christmas Ship by Dean Morrissey

Day 6's clue: A precious metal aids navigation and a dusty search for lost friends.

Day 2 and 5 still unanswered!


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Francine | 91 comments Day 6: The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman (I hope...been awhile since I'd read this)

Is anyone else playing???


message 13: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 07, 2013 09:21AM) (new)

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Francine wrote: "Day 6: The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman (I hope...been awhile since I'd read this)

Is anyone else playing???"


The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman is correct!

It seems not. I may close down if no one answers to say they are interested.


message 14: by Francine (new)

Francine | 91 comments Ceri wrote: "It seems not. I may close down if no one answers to say they are interested. "

:-(


message 15: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 08, 2013 07:50AM) (new)

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Peace on Earth, a Christmas Collection by Mary Engelbreit

DAY 7's CLUE: An apple a day won't keep the greed away. (Think, where do apples come from?)

Clue 2. Christmas is a time for ------.


message 16: by Francine (last edited Dec 07, 2013 08:38PM) (new)

Francine | 91 comments Day 7, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss

I'm still at a loss for numbers 2 and 5.


message 17: by Ceri, Moderator (new)

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Francine wrote: "Day 7, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss

I'm still at a loss for numbers 2 and 5."


Incorrect. Sorry.

I'll add another clue. This was a hard one.


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A Winter Flame by Milly Johnson

DAY 8's Clue: A bright flame to keep the cold away.

This one should be easy!

Day 2, 5 and 7 still to be solved!


message 19: by Francine (new)

Francine | 91 comments Day 8, The Little Match Girl, Hans Christian Andersen

Parinita, hi! Yay!


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Parinita wrote: "8. the little match girl, Hans Christian Anderson"

The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen is correct!

Well done and welcome, Parinita. You have made mine and Francine's day. LOL


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Daisy Row (daisyrow) | 75 comments I'm around... But don't know 2 or 5 sorry. Everything else has been answered

xD


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Daisy Row (daisyrow) | 75 comments Day 5; The Magical Christmas Cat
Lora Leigh, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, Linda Winstead Jones?


xD


message 23: by Daisy (new)

Daisy Row (daisyrow) | 75 comments Day 7; The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

xD


message 24: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 09, 2013 06:39AM) (new)

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Daisy wrote: "Day 7; The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

xD"


And she's back to a flying start!

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is correct!


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Daisy wrote: "Day 5; The Magical Christmas Cat
Lora Leigh, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, Linda Winstead Jones?


xD"


Well done!

The Magical Christmas Cat (Breeds, #17; Murphy Sisters, #2; Psy-Changeling, #3.5) by Lora Leigh is correct.

Day 2 still outstanding!


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A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks

Something a little different.

Day 9's clue: A fairytale from Russia will change two womens' relationship with their mother forever.


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Francine | 91 comments Day 9, Winter Garden, Kristin Hannah

Welcome back, Parinita and Daisy!! :-D So happy it's no longer just me! ;-)


message 28: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 10, 2013 02:48AM) (new)

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Francine wrote: "Day 9, Winter Garden, Kristin Hannah

Welcome back, Parinita and Daisy!! :-D So happy it's no longer just me! ;-)"


That is impressive.

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah is correct!


message 29: by Daisy (new)

Daisy Row (daisyrow) | 75 comments Day 2; The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

???
xD


message 30: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 10, 2013 02:49AM) (new)

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Daisy wrote: "Day 2; The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

???
xD"


Yay! Yes The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen is correct!


message 31: by Ceri, Moderator (new)

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We are up to date! All clues solved. :)


message 32: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 13, 2013 01:48PM) (new)

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

Day 10's clue: He discovered himself on a journey from making political Capital to the city of stars.

Clue 2. He writes news for a living, but he discovered the important story belonged to his fellow travellers.

Clue 3. Choo choo.


message 33: by Daisy (new)

Daisy Row (daisyrow) | 75 comments Day 10; Cesare, City of Stars (Stravaganza, Book 2) by
Mary Hoffman

Not overly confident tho

xD


message 34: by Ceri, Moderator (new)

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Daisy wrote: "Day 10; Cesare, City of Stars (Stravaganza, Book 2) by
Mary Hoffman

Not overly confident tho

xD"


No, that's not it, sorry. :(


message 35: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 14, 2013 05:22AM) (new)

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The Spirit of Christmas by Nancy Tillman

Day 11's Clue: What happens if you decide to do something different this year? Can you pull it off? Or do the pressures of family prove too much?

Clue 2: An innocent childhood game with rope and a name that rhymes with pranks.


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Parinita wrote: "Can I have a clue for Day 10 Ceri?"

I've updated Day 10!


message 37: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 14, 2013 05:24AM) (new)

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The Twilight Before Christmas (Drake Sisters, #2 & Christmas, #2) by Christine Feehan

Day 12's clue: Meet the king of safari flying your broomstick while hanging up your coat.


Clue 2: Children who earned their thrones.


message 38: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 15, 2013 06:02AM) (new)

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Beware! It's Friday the 13th (Dragon Slayers' Academy, #13) by Kate McMullan

Day 13's clue: Woolly and warm at this seasonal time of year.

Clue 2. The sort of thing your aunt knits as a gift complete with reindeer and snowflakes in the pattern.


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Francine | 91 comments Day 10, The Christmas Train, David Baldacci

May we have a clue for 11 please?


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Francine wrote: "Day 10, The Christmas Train, David Baldacci

May we have a clue for 11 please?"


The Christmas Train by David Baldacci is correct! Well done! :)


message 41: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 17, 2013 02:57AM) (new)

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The Steward (Weald Fae Journals, #1) by Christopher Shields

Day 14's clue: The bodies are piling up leading to a mystery under the misletoe.

Clue 2: The first day's clue should be a partridge.

Clue 3: This spy who thinks she's royalty leaves her ancestral Scottish castle to host a party but on the first day, a man dies, and on the second day, another . . .


message 42: by Daisy (new)

Daisy Row (daisyrow) | 75 comments So 11,12,13 and 14 are still open?


message 43: by Ceri, Moderator (new)

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Daisy wrote: "So 11,12,13 and 14 are still open?"

Yes, all awaiting a cunning mind to solve them! :)


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Daisy Row (daisyrow) | 75 comments Day 11; "Skipping Christmas; Christmas with the Kranks by John Grisham

xD


message 45: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 15, 2013 04:27AM) (new)

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Daisy wrote: "Day 11; "Skipping Christmas; Christmas with the Kranks by John Grisham

xD"


Skipping Christmas Christmas with The Kranks by John Grisham is correct! Well done, Daisy. :)


message 46: by Daisy (new)

Daisy Row (daisyrow) | 75 comments Day 13; The Greatest Shepherd of All: A Really Woolly Christmas Story by Holley Gerth


message 47: by Ceri, Moderator (new)

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Daisy wrote: "Day 13; The Greatest Shepherd of All: A Really Woolly Christmas Story by Holley Gerth"

Good guess, but no. I'll add another clue.


message 48: by Francine (new)

Francine | 91 comments Day 12: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis (this is really a stretch...)
Day 13: The Christmas Sweater, Glenn Beck

May we have a clue for 14 please?


message 49: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 15, 2013 02:27PM) (new)

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Francine wrote: "Day 12: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis (this is really a stretch...)
Day 13: The Christmas Sweater, Glenn Beck

May we have a clue for 14 please?"


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) by C.S. Lewis is correct for Day 12!

The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck is correct for Day 13!

Well done. :)

You know I thought CS Lewis would be easy!


message 50: by Ceri, Moderator (last edited Dec 25, 2013 11:00AM) (new)

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The Winter Sea (Slains, #1) by Susanna Kearsley


Day 15's Clue: Horror and chaos abound when a guardian with wings gets stuff wrong.

Clue 2: A little boy thinks he saw Santa killed and prays for a miracle. Pity Gabriel wasn't flying by.

Clue 3. Opposite to the clever devil.


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