The chilly mornings make us want to drop everything to wrap ourselves in a warm blanket and escape in a book. How lovely it is, a warm blanket, a nice book, and a cup of hot tea. It’s heavenly, for sure. If you are looking for this sort of heaven, then make that nice book into a good Christmas book. We love Christmas and fairy lights and Santa Claus. How could one not love this holiday, right?
We won’t be celebrating the holiday, but that doesn’t mean we will be sitting in a corner sulking about it. If you think we are going to do that, then you’ve got us all wrong. No, as soon as we see the fairy lights coming down after Diwali, we bring out our own set of books and Christmas movies. We are not sitting back wishing we could decorate a tree. Na-Uh, we are making our own rules to enjoy this last festival before this year ends.
So, we have our pick of movies ready, and we have gathered our books from reading, and if you want to know what we are reading, then come along; it’s going to be amazing!
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A Christmas Caroline – Camilla Isley
Caroline is busy living the high life in Manhattan. For her, love and relationships are nowhere on the list of priorities. However, her life changes after a freak accident on Christmas Eve. It’s Christmas Day, and when she wakes up, she is suddenly married with three kids. Not only that, even her parents are merely two doors down from her place in New Jersey. Will this alternative life make her rediscover what’s been missing in her life?
A Christmas Date- Camilla Isley
Let’s be honest; no one likes to be single during the holidays, right? Nikki, who works as a video producer for an advertising agency, is a successful and independent woman. But, when her baby sister announces she’s engaged to a man none other than Nikki has been secretly in love with, she decides to do something drastic. She hires a fake boyfriend, but he’s so perfect that even she won’t be able to resist a little mistletoe magic.
A Cross-Country Christmas- Courtney Walsh
Lauren Richmond is a set decorator on a TV sitcom who leads a busy life. She rarely visits her home, but this time she must make a quick trip. Her brother and his wife are expecting a baby, and he has already arranged a ride home for her. However, it’s not ideal for Lauren, who has been trying to forget the guy she must spend the next few hours in a car with. It’s the season of miracles, and a new beginning awaits her, even if she doesn’t think ready.
A Lot Like Christmas – Jennifer Snow
Jessica Connolly is a successful baker who owns a beautiful bakery on Main Street. But it’s not all that she is grateful for. She is also lucky to have a wonderful family and best friends who love and support her. But, she has been unlucky in love and decorating the wedding cakes of her former boyfriends only reminds her of that fact. She has decided she’s done with love now, but when a hot doctor arrives in town, life will show it can be magical for her as well.
A Magical New York Christmas- Anita Hughes
Sabrina Post is a struggling journalist who can’t believe her luck when she is offered the position of ghost-writing Grayson Westcott’s memoir. He is a famous art dealer, and for the next few days, she gets to hear his life story. Feeling like the heroine from her favorite children’s books, she finds it even more unbelievable when Grayson recounts how he worked for Kay Thompson, the same author who wrote her favorite books. But, to complicate her perfect life comes Ian Wentworth, a British visitor. They meet and get to know each other, but they both lie to each other. Will they learn the truth before Christmas week is over?
A Merry Little Meet Cute- Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone
Bee Hobbes is a plus-size adult film star. She has a successful career, a huge following, and two very supportive and loving moms. Her favorite producer casts her in a Christmas movie which is great for her. But then she meets her co-star, who happens to be none other than her childhood crush, Nolan Shaw. He is an ex-boy band member who really needs career rehab; hence he is doing this film. Things heat up quickly, and soon they are sneaking and hiding their new relationship, but if they don’t learn to keep it low, they might soon end up in a major problem.
A Very Grumpy Christmas- Jerica Macmillan
She runs the Christmas Emporium while sometimes working as an elf, whereas her neighbor is Grinch. When she went to welcome him to the neighborhood, he slammed the door shut in her face. He is a handsome and broody man glaring at everyone. He is confusing as well. But, when he brings the little kid to visit Santa the day she is working as an elf, things begin to make sense. Now, she is determined to make their Christmas as special as possible but will she discover the soft side of this very grumpy man too?
A Very Merry Bromance- Lyssa Kay Adams
Colton Wheeler is country music’s golden boy. He was happy with Gretchen Winthrop until he realized he was in a “love him and leave him” situation for her. Now, a year later, he is trying his best to push his music forward in a new and right direction. Meanwhile, Gretchen, an immigration attorney, is struggling not to let the Christmas-y vibes and her work affect her. At least, that’s what happens until an unexpected offer comes knocking at her door. This offer brings these two back together, but will they learn to overcome their ghosts to build a better future with each other?
All I Want For Christmas- Maggie Knox
Sadie and Max are finally so close to the dream they want. They have been selected as contestants on Starmaker, a famous reality singing show. Both of them think that they have at last gotten their Big Nashville Break. But, then, they are paired up for duet week. Their performance stuns the world to the point that the network puts forth a condition. They either stay together onstage and offstage or exit the competition. They can’t lose this chance, but they also can’t stand each other. What will these two do?
Always, In December- Emily Stone
Josie has been posting a letter from her home in London to her parents for years now. She lost them on Christmas night several years ago, and each year, in December, she writes the same three words- “Missing you, always.” But, this time, life steps in, stopping her from doing the same. On the way, she collides with a stranger, Max. Somehow, they end up spending their holiday together, but then he disappears without so much as saying goodbye. When life keeps on throwing them together in different and unexpected places, they might finally learn what their fate holds for them.
Best In Snow- David Rosenfelt
Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, are solving a Christmas mystery. When Tara goes to play in the snow, she unknowingly discovers a body. Soon, Andy is on the phone talking with the local newspaper editor, who reveals that the victim is Mayor Alex Oliva. A young reporter who published an expose on Oliva is the prime suspect, and with pieces of evidence piling up, the murderer must be found quickly.
Blame It On The Mistletoe- Beth Garrod
As a social media star, Elle is living the dream life. But now, she wants to shake things up a bit. That’s the reason why she is looking for a British fan to swap with for Christmas. Meanwhile, Holly has had to live the worst mistletoe disaster with her ex. She could use swapping places with her favorite social media influencer. But, when they meet cute boys during this swap, they may learn that the holiday is full of surprises.
Christmas At Silver Falls- Jenny Hale
For Scarlett Bailey, White Oaks Inn has been a major part of Christmas celebrations. Her lovely gran owns the hotel, but now the place is under threat. Over the holiday season, she throws herself into saving the place she has come to love deeply. So, when Charlie Bryant, a successful property developer, arrives to spend December in Silver Falls, she is hopeful that he might help her. However, both of them have very different views, and Scarlett must do everything to prove that the hotel is worth saving.
Christmas Shopaholic- Sophie Kinsella
For Becky Brandon, Christmas has always been the same, yet she adores it all the same. But maybe that’s about to change because her parents have asked her to host Christmas this year. With so many demands and duties to fulfill, what could possibly go wrong? Well, her old boyfriend and his new girlfriend make a surprise appearance, for starters. But Becky can still manage everything, right?
Duke, Actually- Jenny Holiday
Maximillian von Hansburg, Baron of Laudon and heir to the Duke of Aquilla, must marry a suitable bride before he inherits a title he doesn’t want. He is, in short, trapped in a life he doesn’t even like. So, when he arrives in New York, he ditches what he’s supposed to do and does what he actually wants. He appears on Dani Martinez’s doorstep, the woman he’s been intrigued by since he first saw her.
Both of them are intent on avoiding relationships at all costs, but as life will have it, their bond grows deeper until they find themselves doing exactly what they said they wouldn’t do- falling in love.
Escaping Christmas- Marie Landry
Josslyn Hazelwood is an actress trying to escape reality. She decides to take a break and spend a few weeks in Honeywell Hollow. Liam Doherty is more than happy to help her by becoming her no-strings-attached holiday fling. But, their arrangement quickly turns into a complicated mess. Joss will finally realize that she can’t escape either her past or Christmas, and the best way onward is by accepting her past.
Faking Under The Mistletoe- Ashley Shepherd
Olivia Langley is truly the human embodiment of Christmas cheer, so it’s no surprise when she’s assigned to handle the holiday festivities of Loveridge & McGowan. It’s the season of giving, and she has no problem spreading the cheer all around her. She is also quite determined to ungrinch the grouchiest man she’s ever met- a.k.a. her fake boyfriend. But her feelings for the man soon turn from fake to real. However, when a real problem arises, her ‘fake’ feelings would be the least of her problems.
Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop- Rebecca Raisin
Flora loves Christmas more than anything. Even when her boss fires her, she sees it as an opportunity to finally start following her dreams. Soon, she is on her way to Lapland in a campervan-cum-Christmas shop. She meets Connor, a Norse god of a man who gives her butterflies in the tummy, but it’s not simple. He hates Christmas, and Flora will do anything to convince him of the joys of this festival.
Fool Me Twice At Christmas- Camilla Isley
There are real relationships, and then there are fake relationships that you’ve to be in. Chuck and Kate used to have a real one until she broke his heart. Since then, they have been pretending for the sake of their parents, who are best friends as well as business partners. When they head home for Christmas, they are set on spilling their truth, but they somehow end up getting engaged instead. The more they try to pull apart, the more they get closer until the lines begin to blur. So, will their relationship finally turn back into something real, or was it always fake, to begin with?
Holiday Romance- Catherine Walsh
Two best friends, Molly and Andrew, are just trying to get home to Ireland for the holidays. But, a freak snowstorm has grounded their flight, putting their plans on hold. For the past ten years, they have both taken a flight from Chicago to Dublin once a year. Molly isn’t that excited by the festival, but she knows how much it means to Andrew. So, as always, she forms a plan to get them home on time. However, the snow is falling, the clock is ticking, and the universe might be planning something of its own for these two friends who are surely not meant to be together.
Home For Christmas- Camilla Isley
Riven is down with a bad case of writer’s block. He has escaped to a mountain cabin for a prolonged writing retreat where no one can bother him. But, when a family arrives in the house thanks to the double-booking disaster, he ends up being stuck with them. To disturb his plan even further, he has to share a bunk bed with Wendy. She is a feisty New Yorker who gets under his skin. But, he is more torn between the fact that each day brings them closer to goodbye while they spend yet another night together. Whatever happens now, love will surely surprise them both.
I’m Dreaming Of A Wyatt Christmas- Tiffany Schmidt
Noelle Partridge is the best ballet dancer and babysitter. She is also the only person with the most Christmas spirit in her town. Her babysitting clients offer her to accompany them on a ski trip over the winter break. In desperate need of money, she instantly agrees. But, when she meets Wyatt, one of the best dancers at Beacon, a few missteps happen before they begin to walk on the right path. Maybe with enough Christmas magic, she might just get to live her dream.
In A Holidaze- Christina Lauren
Maelyn Jones lives with her parents, hates her job, and has made a big romantic error, but as she drives away from the snowy Utah cabin, she mutters a simple plea. She begs the universe to point out what will make her happy. Suddenly, everything goes black, and when Mae opens her eyes, she is on an airplane to Utah. She is stuck in some weird time loop, living the same holiday over and over again. She must figure out how to break free of this loop before it’s too late to get her true love under the mistletoe.
Just For December- Laura Jane Williams
Evie Bird is a romance writer. Her latest bestselling book is being adapted into a Christmas movie. The leading role will be played by Duke Carlisle, a renowned actor. When these two meet, it ends up with them arguing and the photos of their said argument leaking to the press. As these pictures threaten to jeopardize the movie, they are forced to fake dates. They reluctantly agree and decide to put their differences aside, but can sparks fly in the midst of a snowstorm?
Just Like Magic- Sarah Hogle
Bettie Hughes lived a comfortable and luxurious life until her parents snipped her purse strings. Now, she is broke and squatting in Colorado while her family remains clueless. Christmas is looming when a drunken Bettie plays a song backward, conjuring Hall. Hall is a charming Holiday Spirit in a man’s body. She knows that this is her chance to make all her wishes come true. However, the happier Bettie gets, the shorter Hall’s time on earth grows. Will Bettie ever learn to live with goodwill toward all men, or will her old selfish ways come back once the holiday ends?
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Kiss The Girl- Melanie Jacobson
Grace Winters is a 26-year-old woman with a promising career that she must put on hold. She is back in Creekville to run her dad’s hardware store. Determined to keep everyone at arm’s length, she is looking forward to the day she can leave the town. Noah Redmond is the new high school coach. Noah knows what Grace wants and what her visit to the town means, but when one thing leads to another, the lines get blurry. Will they risk everything to chase an uncertain future?
Nick And Noel’s Christmas Playlist- Codi Hall
At last, Nick Winter is out of the military. But, his Christmas homecoming is going slightly differently from what he had planned. Apparently, his long-time girlfriend cheated on him while he was away. Thankfully, he can still turn to his family Christmas tree farm and his best friend, Noel Carter. All he needs is a fun night, but when Noel and Nick kiss, it changes everything for them.
One Day In December – Josie Silver
Laurie is certain that love at first sight doesn’t happen in real life. Until she sees a man from the bus window and instantly knows that he is the one for her, but that could have been something if her bus hadn’t moved. For a year, she scans every bus stop and café, hoping to find him. As fate would have it, they meet at a Christmas party. Sarah, her best friend, introduces the “bus stop guy” as her new boyfriend. A complicated love story; if there ever was one, what these three do will become a story they will never forget.
One Last Gift – Emily Stone
Cassie and Tom were very young when they lost their parents. They relied on each other and their friends as well. Sam, Tom’s best friend, always made sure they both were loved. But, now Cassie has lost Tom too, and in a way, she has also lost Sam. She feels quite lonely when she finds an envelope with her name on it. She recognizes what it is instantly- the first clue in the Christmas scavenger hunt Tom used to make for her. Despite her sadness, she follows the clues to what will lead her to an adventure filled with love and hope.
One More Christmas At The Castle – Trisha Ashley
Sabine is an elderly widow who knows this will be her last Christmas in her home. So she is intent on making it just like it was in her childhood. She hires Dido Jones of Heavenly Houseparties to help her with the preparations. The castle enchants Dido, but her connection to the house runs deeper than she could have thought. With Sabine’s family arriving, Dido’s crush, Xan. As tension arises and mysteries surface, will Christmas show its magic?
Sneaking Around With The Player – Rebecca Jenshak
A quick conversation led to exchanging their numbers. He wasn’t supposed to be a football player she’d fall for. He’s attending a faraway college, so it will be like setting herself up for heartache on purpose. Yet, she saw past his jersey, and he saw past her last name. Now, it’s Christmas, and by some miracle, they are going to be close. They will meet again, but there’s just one problem. No matter what happens, her brother can’t know that she is dating his rival.
Snowed In For Christmas – Sarah Morgan
Christmas time means families gather together to celebrate. But, the Miller siblings, Ross, Alice, and Clemmie, have only one goal in mind. They intend to avoid prying questions their family might ask. They all are hiding secrets they don’t intend on sharing, and they are counting on each other to interfere when attention gets too much on any one of them. Lucy Clarke has arrived at their family home to deliver her business proposal, but she can’t leave because they’re snowed in. Stuck with the siblings and their family drama, Lucy realizes she may have made the worst mistake of her life, or this may be the beginning of a new story.
Snowed In With The Player – Rebecca Jenshak
It was supposed to be a weekend filled with happy and cheerful holiday vibes for her and her twin sister. They were supposed to watch Christmas movies and bake cookies. Their brother was certainly not supposed to be there. Not only that, he has shown up with half the football team, including his best friend and also her secret crush, Teddy. She’s the shy sister, not someone who gets attention from guys like Teddy. But it’s Christmas time, and magical things may happen for her and Teddy as well.
So, This Is Christmas – Tracy Andreen
Finley Brown has finally returned to her hometown from a boring boarding school. She expects to find the place just as she had left it long ago. But instead, she learns that her parents have separated, her best friend is dating her ex-boyfriend, and her arch nemesis is working at her grandmother’s inn. More than that, she certainly didn’t expect to find a boy standing on her grandmother’s doorstep. She may or may not have tricked him into believing her town was an idyllic holiday paradise, and now, she owes him one. She must make sure he gets what he was promised, and meanwhile, she may also find an unexpected present for herself: love.
The 12 Days Of Christmas – Poppy Alexander
Christmas is definitely the most magical time of the year. Freya, who recently lost her mother, has returned to Middlemass for Christmas after ten years. Although the streets are twinkling with fairy lights, Freya is feeling anything but festive. To complicate things even further, she is forced to sleep under the same roof as her neighbor Finn. She is in desperate need of a distraction, so she decides to cook the ’12 Days of Christmas’. Her food brings villagers together, sharing memories and laughter, and soon a romance begins to flicker. After all, it is the magical time of the year, and what’s more magical than falling in love?
The Christmas Bookshop – Jenny Colgan
Carmen is broke with little to no options left when the store she works in closes. She doesn’t want to move in with Sofia, her perfect sister, and Sofia isn’t very keen on the idea of living with her as well. But bringing Carmen home has its own benefits for everyone too. So, Carmen arrives at her sister’s place and gets a job at Mr. McCredie’s bookshop. But, this Christmas proves to be even more challenging than she expected. Will she manage her job, find who she really loves between two completely different guys, and heal the rift that tears her family apart?
The Christmas Escape – Sarah Morgan
Christy Sullivan’s perfect Christmas getaway to Lapland gets sidetracked when she faces a make-or-break marriage crisis. It calls for some alone time with her husband. Christy asks her best friend Alix to take her daughter to Lapland, where they could meet on Christmas day. Alix would do everything for her best friend, but what is she supposed to do when her best friend doesn’t talk about what’s wrong? Both of them look forward to this Christmas escape but will they find the courage to fight for what they want while balancing their own life and friendship?
The Christmas House – Victoria James
Ruby Harris is the proud owner of the historic B&B, The Christmas House. For the past 50 years, she has been opening the gates to the place for strangers in need. For this holiday, she invites her family, along with her two adult grandchildren, to celebrate, hoping they could put their past behind them and move forward. However, her hopes are dashed when secrets unravel, forcing them to face the truth. As New Year approaches, will they finally accept their past and learn to live with it, or will they only tear their family further apart?
The Christmas Wedding Guest- Susan Mallery
The Summerville sisters Reggie and Dena believe in love; however, they don’t think it will ever happen to them. Reggie hasn’t been home after that disastrous engagement, but when her parents announce they are renewing their vows, she decides to help with the Christmas wedding. Dena, on the other hand, is pregnant and on her “own-on” purpose. While Reggie faces her first love, Dena meets an unexpected guest at her inn. Will these two finally believe that they might have just unwrapped the best gift of all times- love?
The Christmas Wish- Lindsey Kelk
Gwen Baker is a newly single lawyer whose career is hanging by a thread. Seeing her boy-next-door crush living a good life makes her wish even her future was clearer. Then, something strange happens. Gwen wakes up, and it’s Christmas day all over again, on repeat. She tries her best to figure a way out of this hell, and thankfully, Dev is one bright spot right now. Maybe she could escape, and her heart could be mended too, but what happens when the person standing in front of you can’t remember you from one day to the next?
The Holiday Swap- Maggie Knox
Chef Charlie Goodwin’s life takes a wrong turn when she loses her ability to taste and smell. Both things ensured her success as a show judge, but now, the future looks bleak. On the other hand, her identical twin sister Cass is struggling to strike a balance, trying to hold her own life together, run the bakery and deal with her crazy ex. Just before Christmas, Charlie asks Cass to swap life with her, a thing they haven’t done since they were kids. What should have been a simple task turns complicated when Jake Greenman and Miguel Rodriguez get thrown into the mix.
The Holiday Switch- Tif Marcelo
Lila Santos is all set for her last winter break of high school before she moves on to better things. She is earning extra cash working at the local inn while secretly working as an anonymous book blogger. In short, her holiday plans are perfectly planned. But, to put a halt to that plan arrives, Teddy Rivera appears. He’s the boss’s cute nephew and, now, her co-worker and a rival. Both of them can’t stop butting heads over silly things, but when they accidentally switch phones, their secrets unveil. Maybe the Christmas magic will bring even these two rivals together.
The Holiday Trap- Roan Parrish
Greta Russakoff loves her family and hometown, but she really needs space and time to figure out who she is. Nobody really understands what it’s like to be a lesbian. Truman Belvedere is heartbroken when he learns that his boyfriend is living a secret life with his husband and daughter. Ramona facilitates a month-long house swap, and oh, she is also their mutual friend. They have one month to try on a new life, but when it all ends, will they find the strength to fight for the love they have found so far away from home?
The Merry Christmas Project- Cathy Bramley
For Merry, Christmas holds a special place in her heart. She may have no family of her own, but that never stopped her from appreciating the holiday. This year, her candle business is blooming beautifully, and she doesn’t need another project. But, when someone knocks on her door, calling for help, she can’t resist. Cole is a single dad who loves anything involving bricks and mortar. This year, he wishes to see his kids again. He’s determined to finish the new house before they all arrive. But it’s the magical time of the year that brings these two strangers together. Will both of them find joy and love for themselves too?
The Mistletoe Countess- Pepper D. Basham
Lord Frederick is ready to turn over a new leaf. He has decided to marry for his estate instead of his heart. But, even he couldn’t have expected that the wrong bride would end up being the right choice for him. Gracelynn Ferguson somehow finds herself thrust into her elder sister’s place as the Christmas bride. With her faithful novels and overactive imagination, she is prepared to win not only Frederick’s heart but also help him to solve a murder mystery. So, she wouldn’t mind if he fell for her in the process.
The Mistletoe Pact- Jo Lovett
Evie and Dan made a pact several years ago. They decided that if they weren’t married by thirty, they would marry each other. Now, they wake up on Christmas Eve in a honeymoon suite realizing too late what they have done. It’s also the night before Evie’s 30th birthday in Vegas. If they could get a quick divorce, everything would get back to as it was before. Except, doing that is easier said than done. Both of them have secretly loved each other forever, and it doesn’t seem that either of them is ready to let it go just yet.
The Santa Suit- Mary Kay Andrews
Ivy Perkins is a newly divorced woman looking for a change in her life. The first step of her change begins with her buying an old farmhouse called The Four Roses. While sorting through all the stuff the previous family left, she finds an old Santa Suit at the top of the closet. In it, she finds a note written by a child that says her one Christmas wish is for her father to return home from the war. Ivy, intrigued by the note, sets off on a mission to uncover the mystery behind the note. But the magical season makes miracles happen, and she might find more than she could wish for.
There’s Something About Merry- Codi Hall
After spending one whole year learning how to love herself, Merry Winters is now ready to find her Mr. Right. The one man who manages to catch her eye is the new foreman at her family’s Christmas tree farm. Clark Griffin is a single dad running away from romance. But that doesn’t mean he would mind a friend, which is why he has signed up for online dating. Unexpectedly, he connects with a woman and even gets wrapped up in every word she says. However, he is more surprised when his blind internet date turns out to be none other than Merry. What will happen when they meet and realize each other’s truth?
Two Christmases By Suleena Bibra
According to Sonia Gupta, there’s no place like New York City for the holidays. Country boy Beau Abbot, a South Carolina farmer, believes that nothing can beat a country Christmas. He invites her home to the farm to show her everything a country Christmas can offer. But Sonia is trying to keep things professional with him. As a relationship-wary woman, she is not looking for a commitment and certainly not with a guy who doesn’t wish to stay in the city. But, ’tis the season for magic and romance, especially for these two.
Window Shopping- Tessa Bailey
Just two weeks before Christmas, she finds herself standing in front of the famous Vivant department store in Manhattan. Alone, she is looking at the shop window when a man named Aiden stops by, asking her opinion. She couldn’t lie because what does it matter what she says to a stranger?
She speaks whatever comes to her mind at seeing the décor, that is, “a tragedy in tinsel.” She didn’t know he owned the place, and now she was working for the man. She is just a girl with a difficult past but the right talents, and she will do everything to make it last. Not even her attraction to the man would succeed at stopping her.
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