Reader Recommended Favorite Christmas Books

by Maryse on December 25, 2013 · 3 comments

in Book Recommendations

A few of you have emailed me requesting a list of Christmas reads. Like Trisha:

“Since I know you love Christmas and have read many books centered around the holiday can you share with me a few of your favorites? I always try to read one book set during Christmas time each holiday season!”

Well, there are TONS to choose from, but unfortunately, while I am a Christmas enthusiast, it would seem that my Christmas-book experience is highly limited. Ask me to give you a movie favorite is easy… (it’s Elf!! :D ) but books? Ahhhh.. *whoops* my bad. ;)

Mind you, I’ve read a ton where “Christmas” happens in the book (and I LOVE that) but a dedicated Christmas romance? *hans head in shame*

But that’s okay! ‘Cause we are a HUGE reading group, and a bunch of you helped me out. Here are THEIR favorites:

“I just read Married for Christmas by Noelle Adams. I think maybe it was on your bargains list a week or so ago. Anyway, it was quite angst-y – wasn’t expecting that. So if you’re looking for some angst, with the main hero as a pastor! (this is not a religious themed book, still a contemporary romance) and Christmas I would recommend!”

“Hi! Miss Kane’s Christmas is a sweet (chaste, but romantic) romance. A touch of fantasy and magic, and a quick read, and it’s all about” What’s it about? hehe. —> “Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’.” <– ruh roh!

Kim: ”Oh I loved Holidays with the Walker Brothers! They are the hottest men ever!!!!!! Super sexy book!”

“I had a really hard time with this too, as I needed to read one for book club and didn’t want to read something that was part of a series. I ended up with a Jill Shalvis read, Christmas in Lucky Harbor I think it was.”

  • All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire (Love at Stake, Book 5) by Kerrelyn Sparks <— Missy recommends this one and YES!! It was so good! Here’s my review.
  • The Magical Christmas Cat by Lora Leigh, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, Linda Winstead Jones<– Laura recommends this one!
  • Holiday Sparks by Taryn Elliott <— Stephanie recommends this one saying: “fun and steamy. AND currently 99 pennies!”
  • The Christmas Throwaway by RJ Scott <– Jackie recommends this m/m romance!
  • Christmas with a Soldier (Soldier Series Romance Novellas) by Makenna Jameison <— Brazgirl recommends this one!
  • The Five Kisses (Pride Meets Prejudice Regency Romance #1) by Karla Darcy <— Divya suggests this one.
  • Emilie’s Christmas Love by Joyce Lavene, James Lavene <— and Melinda suggests this one (tons of GREAT reviews! and I think I see why with this little part from the synopsis: “Emilie Ferrier wants to adopt a child to fill her empty life. She’s given up any hope of meeting the ‘right’ guy. She can offer a child anything, except two parents.  Nick Garrett owns the mechanic shop that works on Emilie’s cars. He’s fresh out of the military, caring for his niece and nephew following his sister’s tragic death in a car accident. He promised her he would give her children the one thing she and Nick didn’t have: two parents.
  • Closing the Book on Santa Claus & Other Holiday Stories by Ron Chandler <— Ted recommends this one! He says: “I just read Closing the Book on Santa Claus by Ron Chandler. It is a fictionalized narrative of why a Merry Christmas law is needed for our local schools. The story is about a father who tries to save his daughter’s holiday celebration after it is cancelled at the local school. He organizes a rally at city hall, but unexpected calamity prevails. Mr. Chandler shows why character education is as important to children as the memorization of facts and figures. I would recommend this book to other readers, both adults and children. It also includes four additional stories that will brighten everyone’s holiday season. I have decided to endorse this emerging writer because he reflects the conservative values that we need in our society today.”
  • North of Need (Hearts of the Anemoi Book 1) by Laura Kaye <— Sofia recommends this one!
Sofia: Oh.. oh.. oh… what about North of Need by Laura Kaye? It’s the first in her PNR series about the weather gods. In this fabulous sexy romance, the god of snow takes human form to comfort a young widow. It’s so lovely… and I cried near the end… he can only stay while there is snow on the ground, and then the weather warms up…

                    

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Sofia Grey December 25, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Oh.. oh.. oh… what about North of Need by Laura Kaye? It’s the first in her PNR series about the weather gods. In this fabulous sexy romance, the god of snow takes human form to comfort a young widow. It’s so lovely… and I cried near the end… he can only stay while there is snow on the ground, and then the weather warms up…

kim December 26, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Oh I loved Holidays with the Walker Brothers! They are the hottest men ever!!!!!! Super sexy book!

Ted Hilliard December 4, 2014 at 8:20 PM

I just read Closing the Book on Santa Claus by Ron Chandler. It is a fictionalized narrative of why a Merry Christmas law is needed for our local schools. The story is about a father who tries to save his daughter’s holiday celebration after it is cancelled at the local school. He organizes a rally at city hall, but unexpected calamity prevails. Mr. Chandler shows why character education is as important to children as the memorization of facts and figures. I would recommend this book to other readers, both adults and children. It also includes four additional stories that will brighten everyone’s holiday season. I have decided to endorse this emerging writer because he reflects the conservative values that we need in our society today.

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