Service Tails

Service Tails

Collins, Ace;

Holiday / Christmas / Nonfiction

If you’re a dog lover your ears perk up when you hear a good dog story, especially when the hero of the story is the dog. Dogs are more than just family pets; they can also ward off danger and rescue their humans from the grip of illness, danger, or even death. Service Tails delivers with the kind of heart-tugging true stories about service dogs and their trainers that will have you begging for more. ​
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The Fruitcake Murders

The Fruitcake Murders

Collins, Ace;

Holiday / Christmas / Nonfiction

As Christmas 1946 draws near, 30-something Marine officer-turned-homicide detective Lane Walker has his hands full. Three men with seemingly no relationship to each other have been murdered, including the powerful District Attorney. All were killed by 20-year-old, unopened fruitcake tins from a company no longer in business. While some foods may be to die for, fruitcake isn’t one of them! Then along comes the determined and feisty Tiffany Clayton, a political reporter, who gets in the way. Employing witty dialogue, historical accuracy, and characters with spiritual sensibilities, The Fruitcake Murders offers equal parts murder, mystery, and mayhem in a perplexing whodunit set in the days just after World War II.
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Hollywood Lost

Hollywood Lost

Collins, Ace;

Holiday / Christmas / Nonfiction

Jane is an innocent in 1930s Hollywood, but will she be seduced by the darker side of celebrity It is 1935, Jane Curry is homesick, tired and worn down. She lives in a cheap two-bedroom Hollywood rent house with her parents and six siblings. As the oldest child, the nineteen year old has given up her dreams of college to work in the wardrobe department at Zenith Studios. The job is tough, requires long hours and her boss is a demanding, unhappy person. For Jane the only joy beyond her family is in her faith. A chance meeting with the studio’s biggest star Brent Wilson changes Jane’s world. One of Wilson’s co-stars bets the actor he can’t transform the hick from Oklahoma into a woman who would fit in at a Hollywood party. In a Cinderella story Jane suddenly finds herself the belle of the party at a powerful movie mogul’s home. The next day her innocent world is rocked as newspapers report that she is the playboy Brent Wilson’s latest conquest. Over the next few weeks, in an attempt to make the newspaper stories ring true, Wilson tempts her as only a wealthy, handsome star can. Yet he can’t corrupt Jane. Over time he goes from making fun of her faith to being fascinated by it. He ultimately attends church with Jane, shocking the whole film community. In the end it is his life that is transformed, not hers. “Hollywood Dream” is about the redemption and real values found in a Christian life—values that sustain a person through the toughest times and greatest temptations. It is the tale of a hick girl who has nothing but faith and the huge movie star who can buy anything but happiness. It is a plot right out of some of the great Hollywood films of the 1930s such as Meet John Doe, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town and It Happened One Night. It is also a love story that becomes the vehicle to faith for a faithless man and to hope for a young lady who was truly hopeless.
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