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The Christmas Wish – the Movie

Christmas-Movie

The Christmas Wish starring Debbie Reynolds, Neil Patrick Harris, and Naomi Watts has been broadcast every Christmas season since it was first shown as a CBS Christmas Special.

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Christmas of the Cherry Snow

Christmas of the Cherry Snow

In the midst of the Christmas season, thirteen-year-old Robert must not only take over the operation of the family business, but also must wrestle with maintaining his courage in the face of mounting problems following his father’s near-fatal accident.

The Christmas tree, with it’s colorful ornaments and gifts, becomes a symbol of hope. As weeks turn into months and winter turns into spring, the family struggles to keep faith and survive.

Set in the 1950’s, Christmas of the Cherry Snow is an inspiring holiday story about love and healing, about keeping hope in the face of tragedy, and about a mother’s determination to never give up.

ISBN: 1-57345-906-2

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An Honest Heart

An Honest Heart

”You make pretty good money at missionary work?” Jenn asked.

The two missionaries smiled at each other for a moment. Then Sister Lingfelter said, “The only thing thats in it for us is helping spread the gospel. We dont get paid anything except for that.”

”But why help me? Im nobody.”

“Ah, but thats where youre wrong. You are a daughter of God.”

Jenn exploded into laughter. ”Me? Boy are you wrong.”

Sister Lingfelter shook her head gently. “No Im not. Thats something Im absolutely sure of.”

For Jennica Cooper, life is hard and God is a stranger. But when two LDS sister missionaries befriend her, she begins to see the world—and herself—in a whole new light.

In this moving tale of hope and change, popular author Richard M. Siddoway tells the story of a young woman who learns to accept responsibility for her actions. As Jennica travels the road to repentance, she experiences both the difficulty of making amends and the joy of being forgiven. She also experiences the peace that comes from having an honest heart.

ISBN: 1-55517-838-3

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Degrees of Glory

Degrees of Glory

Why did one-third of the Host of Heaven decide to follow Satan? Why would anyone want to live in Outer Darkness? Who will be living in each of the other kingdoms? Will they be happy there? What challenges will they continue to have? Through the eyes of a fictional traveler visit these various destinations, meet the residents, and see how they live. Based on Section 76 of the Doctrine and Covenants, your eyes will be opened to what awaits us.

ISBN: 1-55517-686-0

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The Christmas Quest

The Christmas Quest

In this sequel to The Christmas Wish, Will Martin has returned to his boyhood hometown to run the family real estate business. As they approach their first wedding anniversary, he and Renee are deeply in love, but their inability to communicate threatens their happiness. Will would like to adopt Just, Renee’s 7-year old son from her first marriage, but he’s not sure how Renee and Justin feel about that. He’s frustrated also because he can’t locate Gary Carr, the boy’s father, to get his permission. Added to the deepening mystery of Gary’s whereabouts are mounting financial risks at work, and the pressures of a burgeoning political career. As Christmas approaches, Will wonders if he can keep all the balls in the air. What he learns about honesty, integrity, friendship, and the power of love makes for a heart warming yuletide tale.

ISBN: 1-57008-886-1

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The Hut in the Tree in the Woods

The Hut in the Tree in the Woods

From New York Times best-selling author Richard M. Siddoway comes The Hut in the Tree in the Woods, a hilarious tale of two young boys and their escapades in the woods behind their house. Bill and Dick are cousins and , according to Bill, partners in crime. But mostly, Dick just goes along with whatever Bill says as the two of them and their gang of friends—all eight- to ten-year-old boys—plan great adventures from their hut in the woods.

Delightfully told from a grown-up Dick’s point of view, this book tells a clever tale of the lessons learned from those sometimes ridiculous capers of youth.

From staging an Indian attack during a Pioneer Days parade through 1950’s Salt Lake City to tunneling through mounds of snow on Roosevelt Avenue, the boys get into a load of trouble. They also have a lot of fun. Many of their escapades will leave listeners rolling with laughter and recalling the days of their youth, days when the most fun was usually had with only a friend and a wild imagination in tow. The Hut in the Tree in the Woods will delight listeners of all ages and will leave everyone rolling with laughter as they get to know Dick and wild cousin Bill.

ISBN: 1-57008-627-3

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The Christmas Wish

The Christmas Wish

At the age of four, Will Martin lost his parents and went to live with his grandparents. The warm memories of life in a small town and the old-fashioned Christmas holidays he and his grandparents shared sustain him still as a young man making his way in the world.

Years later, Will takes a leave of absence from his job in New York City to return home after his grandfather’s death to help run the family real estate business. There he discovers something about his grandfather’s past that shatters him and the memories of the life he so loved. At dinner one evening, his grandmother tells Will that she has been reading her husband’s journals and learned that every Christmas Eve, when she and Will were out doing their traditional last-minute shopping, her husband was seeing a woman named Lillian. This year, his grandmother’s Christmas wish is for Will to find out who Lillian is and why Will’s grandfather, a seemingly devoted husband, saw Lillian every year for more than twenty-seven years and never mentioned her name.

As Will struggles to salvage the family business and learn the truth about Lillian, he approaches a revelation that teaches him a lesson in the power of kindness, forgiveness, and love to uplift an entire community and touch each life within it.

With an inspiring message wrapped in an irresistible mystery, this heartwarming Christmas tale will be cherished as a wonderful gift of the season by anyone who appreciates the magic of yuletide classics old and new.

ISBN: 0-609-60414-7

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Habits of the Heart

Habits of the Heart

Romance, friendship, brotherly love, love of country… Love in its many forms is portrayed in this collection of timeless stories by Richard M. Siddoway. author of best-selling book, Twelve Tales of Christmas.

Travel to Miss Heacock’s third-grade class and revisit the bittersweet longings of first love. Meet a teenager who expresses his love for his younger brother—his rival on the basketball court—in an unexpected way. Learn about unconditional love from “Brother Percy,” a man who makes up for in spirit what he lacks in size. And see how a little help from heaven can make a romance grow.

In the gently nostalgic manner for which he is known, the author effortlessly recaptures the emotions of childhood, young adulthood, and beyond. The characters are vibrant and real, from Clyde Hooper, whose frightening visage masks a deeply sensitive soul, to Roland McArthur, the unlikely hero of a tragic love story, to young Jian Li, who demonstrates true patriotism with one simple gesture. Their stories not only entertain but enlighten in a subtle way, leaving the reader enriched and more appreciative of the many expressions of love.

By tuns humorous and tender, this book reaffirms the importance of love and is sure to warm the heart.

ISBN: 1-57008-225-1

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Mom and Other Great Women I’ve Known

Mom and Other Great Women I've Known

From the best-selling author of Twelve Tales of Christmas comes this delightful book of stories about ordinary women and their extraordinary influence. With wit, tenderness, and insight, the author recalls poignant as well as amusing experiences from his childhood, as when, for example, he was certain that his mother was intent on “doing him in.” Other stories relate the author’s memorable experiences in later years, including the moving accounts of how he lost his first wife to cancer, and alter met and married a second companion.

ISBN: 0-88494-923-0

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Twelve Tales of Christmas

Twelve Tales of Christmas

A collection of true stories that will delight and entertain both children and adults as they anticipate and celebrate the Yuletide season.

Richard Siddoway, author of the nationally best-selling book The Christmas Wish, warmly recalls Christmases past with a good mix of both humorous and poignant stories.  As the author observes, “Early Christmas memories are dominated by Santa Claus and gifts received.  Later ones are dominated by Jesus Christ and gifts given.”  From the author’s adventures as a seven-year-old riding his new Flexible Flyer (“the Rolls Royce of sleds”) to his experience with mean old Harold Peterson (who turns out to be more aptly described as “Harold Angel”), to his moving account of a seventeen-year-old girl “misshapen of body if not of spirit” who finally gets a chance to sing in the town Christmas pageant, the spirit of celebration and compassion associated with Christmastime comes shining through.  Not a single story disappoints.

ISBN: 1-57008-689-3

Available in both soft cover and hard cover through Amazon.com

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