Hi Friends, I enjoy reading novels set during the Christmas Season, and I’ve written a few too. Here are some I wanted to recomment to you, plus a few of my holiday novels and novellas. For more information just click on the covers.
Where Treetops Glisten, By: Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin: Holiday romance blossoms during World War II! In White Christmas, Abigail helps Jackson care for his mother. In I’ll Be Home for Christmas, fighter pilot Pete gives a special gift to a widow and her daughter. And in Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, combat nurse Meredith wonders if the man who betrayed her has returned. Three heartwarming holiday novellas by three great authors!
Evergreen, By Susan May Warren: An empty nest has Ingrid Christiansen dreading the upcoming holidays, but her husband, John, couldn’t be more excited about this new season of life. He even has a surprise trip abroad planned. He’s sure she’ll love it. What’s more romantic than Christmas in Paris? Before he can stop her, however, Ingrid agrees to spearhead a major church project. Then their faithful dog, Butterscotch, needs emergency surgery, draining their savings. And then-because disasters strike in threes-an unexpected guest arrives, dredging up old hurts. As a beautiful blanket of snow transforms the north woods into a winter wonderland, a deep chill settles over John and Ingrid’s marriage. With the holidays fast approaching, their only hope of keeping their love evergreen depends on turning the page on the past and embracing a new chapter of their future.
Christmas At Holly Hill, by Martha Rogers: It is October 1898, and Clayton Barlow has just returned home after serving time in prison for his part in a bank robbery. His family welcomes him, but the townspeople are skeptical. Bored with life in the small town but determined to make a new start, he goes to work with his father, hoping to regain the town’s trust. Clayton recognizes the schoolteacher at the Prairie Grove School as his childhood friend, Merry Lee Warner, and old feelings surface. Still, he doubts that he could ever get a woman like Merry to love him. As the townspeople prepare for Christmas, their suspicions about Clayton lead to trouble. Will the trusting heart of an unlikely new friend be enough to restore Clayton’s relationships with his neighbors and reunite him with God and Merry?
Snowflake Sweetheart, by Carrie Turansky: Bringing her daughters to the one place she feels safe, single mother Annie Romano returns to Fairhaven, Washington. Though hoping to start a new life as a personal chef, Annie accepts a different job, caring for an elderly friend. Alex Jameson, the handsome man she secretly loved as a teenager, needs a live-in caregiver for his ailing grandmother. A big-city workaholic in town temporarily, Alex doesn’t seem to realize how much he needs family-or love. But this holiday season, his grandmother’s matchmaking friends and one fatherless little girl start pulling at both Annie’s and Alex’s heartstrings. Just in time for the most special Christmas ever. Book 3 in the Bayside Treasures Series.
A Man to Trust, by Carrie Turansky: After years spent helping run her family’s Christian bookstore, it’s time for Adrie Chandler to give her own dream a chance. But can she really trust the beloved shop to new manager Ross Peterson? The man is too handsome, too charming, too much a reminder of another dream Adrie had to let go of-marriage. Yet Ross surprises her by knowing a thing or two about making sacrifices. Suddenly, Adrie’s questioning what she really wants. And whether the dreams she once thought unlikely are within reach after all. Book 2 in the Bayside Treasures Series.
Christmas Mail-Order Brides, By Carrie Turansky, Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, and Therese Stenzel: Ride the transcontinental railroad as marriage arrives by mail-order—and just in time for Christmas. Annika arrives in Wyoming to discover her intended is missing. Jolie’s journey to Nevada is derailed by disaster. Elizabeth carries a load of secrets to Nebraska. And Amelia travels to California to wrap up her final attempts at matchmaking. Will the holiday season be the ticket to spark love in unexpected ways? Carrie’s Novella: A Trusting Heart: Swedish immigrant Annika Bergstrom travels to Wyoming as a mail order bride, but when her prospective groom, Chase Simms, disappears, she finds herself falling in love with his brother Daniel. Will she take hold of her chance for love, or wait for the man she has promised to marry?
Happy Holiday Reading to All!