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Who They Are: And What They're Up To By Leslie Shaw, Stephen Shaw Cover Image
ISBN: 9798218097424
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Published: Traveling Shoes Press - May 11th, 2023
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At least 10,000 UFO sightings are reported each year.

Why are they visiting us so often?

Utilizing decades of research and study in ancient history, ufology, human evolution and even Tibetan Buddhism, Leslie and Stephen Shaw have woven together a fact-driven, eye-opening and intriguing account of mankind's true history and attempt to answer all of the most important questions about UFOs.

Common curiosities tackled include:

  • Who is flying them
  • Where are they hiding
  • Where do they come from
  • What do they want
  • Why are they abducting people
  • Why are they slaughtering livestock
  • Why do they have a human/hybrid breeding program

Connected to their research, the authors also delve into mysteries such as:

Did giants really exist? Did the Great Flood really happen? Were the Anunnaki involved in our evolution?

And why does the human race have no concrete evidence about our origins?

Who They Are is an unwaveringly compelling collection of all things otherworldly and paranormal that's guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat and engage your continued search for the truth

It's time to shine some light on mankind's true history, both past and present.

Snap Happy: Mindful Photography For Kids By Byron Flitsch Cover Image
ISBN: 9798218198015
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Published: You Are Here Mindfulness - May 6th, 2023
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Welcome to Snap Happy. A playful, hands-on photography guide to help kids ages 6-13 explore their outer and inner world using the camera, picture taking, and mindful experiences as their compass. You'll have a blast snapping art that explores your senses using colorful activities that will get you to see the world in a new, more present way. The 118-page book also offers space to display printed photos, journal pages for your super-duper important thoughts, silly graphics to make you snort-laugh, wow-worthly quotes to inspire your photography journey, plus a lot of space to have fun and live your best, mindful life. And let's be real: living your best life is the ultimate goal Grab any camera. Prepare to get a little goofy. And get ready to get Snap Happy.

Intended Consequences By John Morelli Cover Image
ISBN: 9781088260593
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Published: Oxford Book Writers - August 10th, 2023
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In INTENDED CONSEQUENCES, Bill Arena's family is threatened due to his unethical actions in obtaining a large block of shares in Campbell Computers, the world's leader in the computer technology field. While it has made Bill Arena very wealthy, those actions have a direct impact on his family when his oldest son Tom is kidnapped. With the help of his assistant, former Marine Ranger Vince Reismuller, Bill sets out on a quest to rescue his son, discover why his son was taken and to protect his family from future harm.

The Bear in the Chair By Steve Abramson, Susan Erlich (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steve Abramson, Susan Erlich (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781733362702
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Published: Steve Abramson - September 1st, 2020
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What happens when Myles, the messiest 8-year-old boy in the world, meets Moxley, the messiest circus bear in the world? Well, a lifelong friendship begins, of course.

All Hallows' Eve in Salem: The Unofficial Town of Halloween By Kristian James Cover Image
ISBN: 9781977244345
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Published: Outskirts Press - June 25th, 2021
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Do you love Monster's and Halloween time? What about a town that is loaded with culture and considered the Unofficial Town of Halloween? All Hallows' Eve in Salem: The Unofficial Town of Halloween is a book loaded with beautiful artistry, emotion and Monsters! After reading this book to your little monsters, you'll want to plan a trip to Salem, Mass. to feel the wonderful atmosphere that no other place can provide, besides Salem itself.

calyxianna's Night of Fright By Mari Ann Fortuna Cover Image
ISBN: 9781087984292
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Published: Mari Ann Fortuna - October 18th, 2021
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"Calyxianna's Night of Fright" is a tale of a wicked witch named Calyxianna, who lives on the top of a lonely hill with her only companion, a faithful little black bat. Calyxianna has become embittered over the years after being cast out from a coven of good witches. Seeking revenge, she begins to hatch an evil plot which she plans to put into motion on the All Hallows Eve exactly 1,000 years later. This terrible plot aims to kill all the sleeping innocent children of the little town at the base of her hill. But the tree spirits of the nearby Fortuna Forest surrounding Calyxianna's house - and the children's parents, with the aid of a ringing bell in the old monk's tower in the town square - unite to thwart the impending threat. Calyxianna is enraged and retreats to her house and her beloved cauldron followed by the little bat. There is much crashing and howling and the fuming Calyxianna disappears to...where? Only her legend remains.

The Journey to Whispering Gardens By George Le Fave, Cheryl Pestor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997898415
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Published: Whispering Gardens Publishing Company -
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Imagine living in a land of gardens, in a place called Whispering Gardens. One day you discover that the myths and legends your grandfather told you are true. Fairies are real. Nature is ruled by magic. And we all possess magical powers that we may discover - if we just learn how to listen to “the Whispers.”

Lotta Pedal Catches Her Wave By Vanessa Cudmore Cover Image
ISBN: 9798218117641
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Published: Independent - March 8th, 2023
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Join Lotta for a west coast adventure as she tangles with underwater thieves, a school bully, and some dangerous weather. Eventually she catches her wave as she unexpectedly learns a thing or two about what is threatening the natural environment around her. Lotta and her friends rally together to come up with a creative plan to help protect the sea mammals and ocean waters around their local surf spot.

Come November By Scott Lord Cover Image
ISBN: 9798886450521
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Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - July 18th, 2023
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Scott Lord is a longtime Los Angeles trial lawyer, writer, and librettist. He is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and Santa Clara University School of Law. He is married, father of six children, and lives in Santa Monica, California.

A Nutty World on the Edge of the Rain Forest By Rita Lossett Cover Image
ISBN: 9798890312709
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Published: Ewings Publishing LLC - May 20th, 2023
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A Nutty World on the Edge of the Rain Forest is a short nonfiction filled with charming illustrations. It follows the life cycle of connections from a Brazil nut tree to a bag of Brazil nuts and meets some of the life science standards for grades 2-4.

A Book For Parents: Integrating Early Childhood Development in Balance with Technology at Home By A.B. Magee M.A. Cover Image
ISBN: 9798887595382
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Published: A.B. Magee - April 14th, 2023
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This book elaborates on the importance of early childhood development for all children birth to 8-years-old, world-wide. This parent guide provides information on the importance of integrating a child's natural and essential development in balance with age-appropriate use of multimedia, that will prepare them for their future of advanced technology.

C Train: A New Beginning By Meredith Rusu Cover Image
ISBN: 9798987527603
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Published: The Circle Tales - June 8th, 2023
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At the heart of this whimsical, engaging, and beautifully illustrated STEAM picture book based on real events, is a story about friendship and finding purpose while exploring trains, the environment, city life, ocean life, and artificial reefs.

C Train is about a New York City subway train that finds a new home thanks to an old friend. The city sidewalks are alive, with people hurrying to their homes, work, and school. Underground, C Train is busy taking people to these destinations.

Her favorite passenger, Maya, a Latinx girl with a star barrette, shares magical stories about marine life. The subway train loves Maya’s marker masterpieces of the ocean and marvels at the sea creatures and where they live. As Maya grows up and pursues her dream career in ocean engineering, C Train grows older and winds up stuck in the railyard. When Maya visits her old friend, the two embark on a new journey to find C Train a new home, far from the subway rails!

The Story Machine By Wonderly Books & Gifts, Cover Image
ISBN: 0823857275328
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Published: Brigit Hartop - April 5th, 2023
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The dynamic writer's planner that actually works, The Story Machine is a perfect companion for the novelist who wishes to plan, organize, and delve deeper into their story.

The Story Machine is a cogwheel that launches your creativity and churns it into different shapes. It shakes the dust off traditional plotting formulas and allows you to visualize your story in dozens of different forms.

Merging methods for both the methodical and the abstract mind, the linear and the off-the-wall thinkers, The Story Machine is the dynamic writer’s planner like no other.

From the Side Plot Loom to the Chapter Elixirs, from the Character Advancement Module to the Cause-and-Effect Windmill, the Plot Machine maze to the Chapter Directory, this is your personal atlas to creating and FINISHING the fiction project of your dreams.

The Story Machine also includes an editing portal and a summary builder to help prep you for submitting or self-publishing your novel.

Corridors Parallel: Book 1 By Jim Stratton Cover Image
ISBN: 9798350910667
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Published: BookBaby - August 2nd, 2023
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Glya, 18, is a seasoned soldier in a war against invading monstrous rodents, her life increasingly threatened by other powerful and deceptive enemies. Kyrian, also 18, is third in line to become Regent in a peaceful world threatened by a darkened sky and an invading zealous monarchy. Despite many similarities, neither world knows of the other's existence. As both worlds teeter on intrigue and treachery, the two youths find themselves enmeshed in complications of love, war, and dangers beyond their wildest imagination.

Thus begins the six-book Corridors Series, which takes the two youths along pathways that eventually bring them together as they uncover the incredible truth about their separate, mutual, and seemingly multiple universes.

Time and Soul By Genevieve Huffman Cover Image
ISBN: 9798822914537
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Published: Palmetto Publishing - August 1st, 2023
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In a universe governed by a continuous cycle of reincarnation, death and time are no match for sorcerers Eva and Tir or their committed, queer love. But while Eva takes a hard-earned rest between lives, a villainous Edward plots revenge and sets out to destroy the universe. Moments before complete annihilation, Eva awakens and travels back in time to erase Edward's destruction. Returning to present day, Eva searches for Tir and devises a plan to prevent Edward from enacting his plan a second time. Once back with Tir, Eva faces off with the darkness consuming the universe. But her feelings of insecurity surrounding who she is threaten to upend their relationship. While fighting for a safe future together, they explore the history of their singular love. Could their unique powers grow with their love for each other? And is it enough to defeat the evil forces at work? Traversing time and space, they seek to uncover Edward's true identity. And when the dust from their adventure settles, they face off against Edward, armed with their collective powers of time and soul. Journey to a mythical world of dragons and magic and discover a love story that transcends gender and embodies an authentic representation of queer relationships.

Eliza and the Alchemist By Carlos Lacámara Cover Image
ISBN: 9798986742700
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Published: Fixed Mark Productions, Inc - February 22nd, 2023
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Happy birthday. Let's go to hell.


When nineteen-year-old Eliza enrolls in a UCLA history class-taught by handsome, enigmatic professor Oliver Crowley-she vows to solve the mystery that is her professor, which leads to a terrifying quest full of demons, homunculi, zombie gang bangers, and an obnoxious stepmother. But, can she confront the most frightening creature of all-herself?


Eliza and The Alchemist takes readers on a macabre journey from the golden age of film to gang-ridden East Los Angeles, and to the very gates of hell.

Dead Star By J. J. Wine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781734513202
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Published: Jason Weinstein - January 1st, 2020
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He was a skater for Circus Underground. A bullseye knife thrower. A cigarette smoking, covered in ink, dead star with almost every part of his soul sold. He survives vampires, ghost, zombies, and angels. A dark hearts story of true love, wonders, and thrills.

Dropping In On the Waves of Life By Peter McBride Cover Image
ISBN: 9798845855671
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Published: Peter McBride - April 1st, 2022
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Young adults will find that these true stories, some related to surfing, serve as a “wake up call”  for what’s ahead and how (and how not) to handle matters – from first love’s joys along with that broken heart to coping with bullies to developing self-confidence…and more! Older adults  will find the stories cause them to ruminate and reevaluate previous experiences. Teachers will find the book a valuable resource and great discussion starter and writing prompt.

Dropping In on the Waves of Life is written with love and care – love for this life’s time which we all share, and care that others can avoid the potential pitfalls which will confront them - as they join others in the thrill of living each day.

For Those Who Cannot Live or Die By Emma Gazley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781737285854
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Published: Alexa Johansen - May 30th, 2023
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What does it mean to live? To die? A young woman wrestles with her ancestors, her daemons, and her faith after plunging into the mysteries of illness and memory. This collection of poetry will leave you in awe, with inspiration, and daring to ask deeper questions surrounding your own experiences and existence.

Rose in Snow: A tale of romance, struggle, and hope in 19th-century Massachusetts By Carolyn Thomas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781312571648
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Published: Lulu.com - June 3rd, 2023
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Set in Sandwich, Massachusetts in the early nineteenth-century, Rose in Snow is a fictionalized account of the impact of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company on the rural way of life.  Widower Noble Foster faces the challenges of keeping his farm productive but fears he will lose all he loves.  His will is tested when his wife Sara dies in childbirth, leaving him an infant to raise. Meanwhile an ambitious mother connives to marry her youngest daughter to the newly widowed Noble.  Smitten, Noble finds himself romantically entangled with the charming, young Emily Harrelson only to discover her intentions are impure. The story reflects the beauty of the land and the desires of people trying to hold on to the past while change is sweeping into their lives at every turn.

Be Influential: Surefire Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills By Shannon Alter Cover Image
ISBN: 9798988208112
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Published: Leaders Exceed, LLC - May 8th, 2023
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What's your presentation nightmare?

Imagine...you're getting ready for your next client presentation, or you're a first-time on the conference stage. You can already feel your nerves tingling, and you feel the anxiety increasing, wondering if you'll remember everything you want to say.

Instead, imagine how it would feel if you knew you would nail your next presentation. Be Influential gives you the surefire skills to become more influential in any presentation, any situation, and any conversation.

Here's the secret to your success: It all boils down to confidence, preparation, and editing what you say.

Throughout this book, you'll discover remedies to be successful in any conversation, long or short, formal or informal. You can use these techniques when you're:

- Included in a sales pitch, but aren't the salesperson

- Meeting with your boss, or leadership team

- Presenting at a board meeting or conference

- Having a conversation with your child's coach or teacher

Sample scenarios, valuable tools, and exercises at the end of each chapter will show you how to set the foundation for your talk, hook your audience, prep your presentation, and most importantly, boost your confidence for greater impact. You'll learn how to conquer imposter syndrome, quell those jitters, and master the true art of handling questions.

Whether you're a young professional, a seasoned executive, or just have a desire to improve your everyday communication, this book is a game-changer for you.

Backyard Jungle: The Adventures of Maddie and Albert By Alexandra Adlawan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732446236
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Published: Amazing Artists LLC - January 1st, 2021
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How long is a giraffe’s tongue? How many muscles does an African elephant’s trunk have? What does a binturong small like? Learn all this and more with Maddie and Albert as they travel through the backyard jungle on the animal adventure of a lifetime.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: The Adventures of Maddie and Albert By Alexandra Adlawan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732446229
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Published: Amazing Artists LLC - January 1st, 2019
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With Maddie’s ability to come up with crazy things to do and Albert’s willingness to go along with anything, the fun this summer is guaranteed. Join these two best friends to see what adventures they have planned for their vacation.

Wild Imagination: The Adventures of Maddie and Albert By Alexandra Adlawan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732446205
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Published: Amazing Artists LLC - January 1st, 2018
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Wild Imagination Maddie is mischievous, daring, & witty. Albert is intelligent, rational, & sharp-witted. Who would have thought two opposites could be best of friends? But with his brains & her imagination, they are the perfect team!

Flying the Imaginary Skies: The Adventures of Maddie and Albert By Alexandra Adlawan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732446243
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Published: Amazing Artists LLC - January 1st, 2020
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Whether flying kites on the Great Wall of China or riding kangaroos in Australia, Maddie and Albert know how to have fun wherever they go. Join these two best friends as they fly the imaginary skies in their hot air balloon.

Pinball Wizard By Michael D. Meloan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733386487
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Published: If SF Publishing - August 15th, 2023
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Michael D. Meloan's new novella PINBALL WIZARD is a story of love, sex, jets, and Bukowski. Ralph is buffeted between a controlling father, international intrigue in the US defense industry, and a friendship with the writer Charles Bukowski. A wild girlfriend also ratchets-up the action.

"Are you the Pinball Wizard or the pinball?" asks Ralph's manager inside a nuclear hardened bunker in England. That is the question driving Michael D. Meloan's new novella--a story of love, sex, jets, and Bukowski.

Lights flash and bells ring as Ralph is buffeted between a controlling father, international intrigue in the US defense industry, and a friendship with the writer Charles Bukowski. A wild girlfriend also ratchets-up the action.

But in the end, it is Ralph's turn at the controls.

Shadow's Hidden Blade By Alice Lorentino Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578285238
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Published: Independent - January 1st, 2023
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The gods Light and Shadow, created the world, and the millions of creatures that call it home. While they were equal in power, they were different in ability: Shadow was the creator of changelings, Light ruled over humankind. One day, the two gods fought. Their fighting caused destruction unlike anything the world had ever seen, especially because of the armies of magical super soldiers, called puppets, that each god created to fight for them. After horrific battling, Light defeated Shadow and banished Her.

Over a hundred years later, a young changeling named Isabella lives surrounded by reminders of the war’s devastation, but she has simply accepted it as a part of her life. She is easily distracted by things like everyday delights, like the strange circus that comes to town one day… and shatters everything. Isabella’s mother is murdered the night of the circus’s arrival, and she’s willing to do anything to find out who is responsible.

Ursa has known no other life but the circus. It’s a life of constant moving and chaos, carefully controlled by Ursa’s best friend, the hyperactive ringmaster. Ursa knows the circus isn’t perfect, but when a changeling named Isabella arrives and asks to be made a performer, it exposes a web of mysteries and lies bigger and deeper than anything Ursa ever could have imagined. Now she and Isabella must work together to uncover the secrets kept from them for years, but there are people willing to kill to keep them hidden.

Chicana On Fire: Ignited by the 1970's East L.A. Chicano Protest Movement By Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9798985769609
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Published: Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin - May 11th, 2022
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With threads of poems and other literary pieces about her Yaqui and Mestizaje heritage, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin weaves a rich tapestry of her many-layered existence living as a Xicana in this country. Her activist background and her life in Aztlán now called the United States southwest gives her poetry a sensibility, a voice for Mexicans and Chicanos who experience life and struggles on both sides of the border. –Kate Maruyama, MFA, Affiliate Faculty in Creative Writing, Antioch University. Author, Solstice. –Alma Luz Villanueva, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Author, Gracias Aparicio-Chamberlin is truly a Chicana on fire. Her poetry captures and communicates both the oppression we face and the individual, family, and community strengths we have developed to survive and surpass those obstacles.

When Cris Met Kringle By Carolyn Scott Cover Image
ISBN: 9798366957007
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Published: Carolyn Scott - December 1st, 2022
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When Cris Met Kringle is the Mrs. Claus origin story everyone has been waiting for! Have you always wondered how Santa met his lovely wife?

Cristine Kelly, aka Cris, was an adventurous female aviator at the dawn of flight, experiences several chance encounters with Chris Kringle, the man we all know as Santa Claus. The story takes us through Cris’s life over several decades until their fateful union would finally become official. Two kindred spirits who were meant to be, thanks to special holiday magic and their mutual love of adventure.

This romantic holiday story is sure to become a classic as it sheds light on the story behind one of the world’s most famous and beloved couples.