Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Books to Read

Each year I stuff myself with books to read that use Christmas as a setting.  I love this.  It is my favorite thing to do over the holidays.  Me, book, fireplace, cookies...

This year I had the opportunity to read several, starting in October.  Here are my choices for Favorite Christmas Reads:

Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin

Piper Chesterfield has a job as being a mystery guest at luxury hotels.  She goes around the world writing up reviews for a magazine.  She decides to do one last review before going on a sabbatical for a few months.  Little does she know that this might be her last hotel to review, ever.  Did I leave you with a sense of doom?  I shouldn't, the book is a lovely Christmas romance set in a remote winter land.  Beautiful book.  Buyer beware, this book has some steamy scenes in it, unusual for a Christmas romance.

Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

This story is full of fun characters, friends and belly jiggling humor.  It has some moments that only sisters understand, how impossible it is to love and hate in the same moment.  Laura and Becca are two sisters, opposite in personalities but united in that they are there for each other when needed. When Becca's husband unexpectedly passes away, Laura makes a complete change in her life to support her sister when she decides to move away.  Beautiful story of how one's life can take a turn for the better in a twist of fate.

The Christmas Bride by Christian Michael

This book is full of short stories about mail order brides.  The stories are one to three chapters long, each with its own version of how a man writes for a mail order bride, the woman comes alone "out west" or "down south" and marries a complete stranger the day she arrives.  Even with that being said, there was something nice about finishing an entire story before going to bed.

All I Want For Christmas by Jenny Hale

Leah has only one wish, to move into her late grandmother's mansion and open a bed and breakfast in order to create a better life for her and her daughter, Sadie.  The problem is, Grandmother left the property to TWO people, Leah and David Forester, the previous owner of Evergreen Hill.  It seems that Grandmother purchased the property from David's grandmother when she ran out of money and sold the place.  It had always been David's desire to buy the property back from Grandmother in the future.  Now Leah has to figure out how to manage a dual ownership and if that is the best thing for her daughter.  A nice story with a predictable ending, but a lovely path to the ending!

These are a just a few of the Christmas books I read this year, but ones that I enjoyed and that were relatively inexpensive.  If you like reading Christmas romance, these will certainly fit the bill.

24 comments:

  1. All of these stories sound cute. I wish I would have known about them before Christmas, I still just might read them. I'm off for the next few days. :-)

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  2. These sound nice! I've been taking a break from my Dean Koontz-type books lately and have been getting more into romance novels. I'll save these on my Pinterest for next year!

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  3. Thanks for the book recommendations! The Christmas Bride sounds like a fun historical fiction choice.

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  4. These all sound so interesting. I may have to check these out for sure! The Christmas Bride sounds intriguing.

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  5. These sound like really sweet books. I wish I would have had them sooner, I will have to tuck this list away for next year!

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  6. Love this list! I don't want Christmas to be over, so I'm totally down with adding some Christmas reads to my list this month!

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  7. Such great suggestions!!! Will definitely put on our list for next year :) -Mackinae Road

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  8. Such great suggestions! Will definitely put on our list for next year :)

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  9. Ooh great list of suggestions! I will have to read one of these next year early December!

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  10. Thank you for these and I will put then on my list for next year. I do love a christmas book to read. xx

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  11. Ooooh... these all look like great books! I love reading Christmas-themed mysteries and romances, because it can really bring a new richness to the holidays (when you're a reader, that is). Thanks for the ideas!

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  12. I love the titles of these books. Sounds like a sweet idea to read before Christmas.

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  13. These look like amazing books! I love Christmas an even though it's over, I would still love to read a few of these!

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  14. aww some great options! wish I had seen these before Christmas, they would have got me even more festive!

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  15. Love all of these especially The Christmas Bride. I just love all the stories and movies they come out with during the holidays even the non kid friendly ones.

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  16. What great selections. I'll have to check these out on Amazon!

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  17. These are great books for sure. They remind me of a few Christmas movies I watched last week.

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  18. I haven't heard of any of these and never gave much though to Christmas books so you've got me thinking now. Lol.

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  19. Awesome list. I think the Christmas Bride is up my alley. Definitely looks like it'd keep my up at night.

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  20. These all sound like wonderful reads, I may have to check Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe!

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  21. These all sound like such great reads. I love a good Christmas themed book.

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  22. What a great collection of season themed books! Sure to get you into the spirit of the season!
    Jeannee@shepherdsandchardonnay.com

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