A nice little love story with a couple of twists I didn't see coming. Leerie is the nickname of Sheila O'Leary, a young nurse at a sanitarium. Peter ends up there when he falls into severe depression and nobody can figure out the reason. Leerie correctly diagnoses the problem and helps him overcome it and you would think that would be the story, but that is only the skeleton. Leerie's career as a nurse brings her into some interesting and dangerous...
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Ruth Sawyer's This Way To Christmas tells the story of David, who is sent away from his family because of the first world war. Irish Johanna, David's old nurse, regards the other people on their isolated mountain as heathen. David finds companionship by visiting them, hearing their stories of Christmas, and retelling their stories to his hosts. David, who is younger and less prejudiced, communicates a vision of their shared humanity to his elders....
An unashamed and quite delightful tale of 'Fancy and faeries', as the author terms it in her short foreword, where a magical bunch of primroses bought on May Eve brings the Little People into the life of the staff and children of a hospital, to benevolent effect. The buyer of the flowers is Margaret Maclean, nurse to the nine 'incurable' children of Ward C at Saint Margarets. She was once herself an 'incurable', before the old Senior Surgeon saved...
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A poor cobbler and his three sons worry about having food for their Christmas feast, until a playful goblin king pays them a visit.
The adventures of Dietrich of Berne whose daring and courage won him many battles and friendships but never the thing he desired most--the hand of the Snow Queen.
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A tinker's child who grows up helpng everyone in her Irish village is rewarded in her old age with a cabin built by fairies on Christmas Eve.
Twenty tales for the holiday season selected for their spiritual value and literary quality. For readers who are tired of Christmas commercialism, or who feel that Santa Claus and reindeer don't tell the whole story, these classic gems provide a winning alternative. Selected for their insightfulness, spiritual value, and literary quality (nothing moralistic here) they project the spirit of the season in a fresh, compelling manner that will resonate...