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If you like Holiday Romances

If you like Holiday Romances

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Looking for romance for the holiday season? Check out some of these recent holiday romance titles.

An Amish Family Christmas: A Charmed Amish Life Christmas Novel by Shelley Shepard Gray
In Shelley Shepard Gray's fourth book in her Charmed Amish Life series, an unlikely Amish romance reveals that Christmas is a time for family, miracles—and love. (catalog summary)


Bygone Christmas Brides: Six Stories of Old-fashioned Christmas Romance by Ginny Aiken

Bygone Christmas Brides: Six Stories of Old-fashioned Christmas Romance
by Ginny Aiken

Light a candle in the window and sit down to a slice of fruitcake as you delight in six 19th-century romances that welcome love at Christmastide. Many traditions held dear today have their roots in the British Isles and have been practiced for over a hundred years. In these six delightful historical stories, romance is nurtured amidst baking Scottish shortbread and English mince pies, burning the yule log, and hanging kissing boughs. But each couple is also plagued by worries of the day. As Christmastide draws to a close, will faith and love endure for future celebrations? (catalog summary)

 



Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander


Christmas at Carnton
by Tamera Alexander

Recently widowed Aletta Prescott is struggling to hold herself together. A chance meeting with a wounded soldier during America's Civil War changes her life forever. (catalog summary)



 



Christmas At Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer


Christmas At Two Love Lane
by Kieran Kramer

From the moment he strode through the iron gate and into the offices of Two Love Lane on a crisp December day, it was obvious that Deacon Banks was something different. He wasn't a Charleston native, not with that adorable Yankee accent. And unlike the usual client at the elegant matchmaking agency, he had no interest in finding a woman to marry—just a few no-strings dates while he was in town. (catalog summary)


 



The Christmas Room by Catherine AndersonThe Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson
As summer gives way to fall in Rustlers Gulch, widow Maddie McLendon begins to have second thoughts about uprooting her life to move there with her son and grandson. Contractors have yet to break ground on their new house, leaving them—along with four horses, three dogs, and six cats—to live in a makeshift camp of trailers, tents, and sheds, while a brutal Montana winter looms on the horizon . . . Millionaire rancher Sam Conacher doesn't take kindly to his foolish new neighbors, but then he hasn't taken kindly to anyone since his wife died six years earlier. He's content to wallow in his grief alone while keeping a tight rein on his twenty-six-year-old daughter. But now Sam's daughter has gone and fallen in love with Maddie's no-good son. Though drawn together by their love-struck kids, Maddie and Sam never see eye to eye on anything, until a near-tragedy gives them a true glimpse into each other's souls. And as the first snowflakes begin to fall, they'll discover the secrets and slipups that have brought each of them to this point in their lives—to when an open heart is the biggest gift of all. (catalog summary)
 



Holly and Ivy by Fern MichaelsHolly and Ivy by Fern Michaels
The flames of memory always seem to glow a little brighter during the holidays. Perhaps that's why this time of year is so difficult for airline heiress Ivy Macintosh, as she faces thoughts of yet another festive season alone. Since the plane crash that claimed the lives of her husband and two children eight years ago, she's been submerged in grief. When eleven-year-old Holly Greenwood knocks on her door, lost and frightened after a forbidden visit to her singing teacher, Ivy's self-imposed exile is shattered. Holly has an extraordinary voice and wants nothing more than to perform in an upcoming Christmas musical. Holly's father, Daniel, doesn't allow music in their home, refusing to give a good reason why—just as he refuses to talk about Holly's mother. Ivy has no idea how close she and Daniel are linked by their tragic pasts, yet she's drawn to the warmth she senses beneath his gruff exterior. And as Christmas nears, their shared concern for Holly begins to draw Ivy back into the world again . . . and toward a family who may need her just as much as she needs them. (catalog summary)
 



Merry and Bright: A Novel by Debbie MacomberMerry and Bright: A Novel by Debbie Macomber
Merry Smith is pretty busy these days. She's taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merry's well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her—minus her—photo and the matches start rolling in. Initially, Merry is incredulous, but she reluctantly decides to give it a whirl. Soon Merry finds herself chatting with a charming stranger, a man with similar interests and an unmistakably kind soul. Their online exchanges become the brightest part of her day. But meeting face-to-face is altogether different, and her special friend is the last person Merry expects—or desires. Still, sometimes hearts can see what our eyes cannot. In this satisfying seasonal tale, unanticipated love is only a click away. (catalog summary)
 



Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De la CruzPride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De la Cruz
Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones--one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy's never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else's drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family. Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32-years-old and has never left home. He's a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it's just another one night stand. But why can't she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way? (catalog summary)
 



Pupcakes: A Christmas Novel by Annie England Noblin Pupcakes: A Christmas Novel by Annie England Noblin
There he stood in the doorway: overweight, depressed and nearly homeless—a pug named Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy was Brydie Benson's latest problem, arriving on top of her messy divorce and sudden move. Brydie needed a place to start over, so this rent-free home seemed a great idea. She just never counted on Teddy, or his owner, the Germantown Retirement Village's toughest customer, Pauline Neumann. And because rent-free doesn't mean bills-free, Brydie gets a night-shift job at a big-box grocery. Whoever guessed there were so many people who wanted baked goods after midnight? Then, she gets an idea—why not combine her baking skills with her new-found dog knowledge? And so her store Pupcakes is born. Along with a new start comes a possible new love, in the form of Nathan Reid, a local doctor with a sassy Irish Wolfhound named Sasha. And as fall turns to winter, and then to Christmas, Brydie begins to realize that life is a little bit like learning a new recipe for puff pastry—it takes a few tries to get it just right! (catalog summary)
 



A Snow Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller
A Snow Country Christmas
by Linda Lael Miller

When hotshot movie executive Mick Branson arranges dinner on Christmas Eve to discuss a work opportunity, Raine McCall is intrigued-- by the offer and the man. She's a no-makeup, no-frills single mom, who's happy with her quiet life, but Mick is sure heating up her holiday. Mick was in Mustang Creek to oversee a documentary, but when he left free-spirited graphic designer Raine was in his head. Their attraction is undeniable—and so are their differences. Putting down roots in Wyoming wasn't in the script. But there are some Christmas gifts you can't walk away from, even when they turn your whole world upside down. (catalog summary)

 



Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light Christmas Blessings by Katherine SpencerThomas Kinkade's Cape Light Christmas Blessings by Katherine Spencer
Shortly before the start of the holidays, successful renovation business owner Sam Morgan has an accident on site that leaves him housebound. The timing could not be worse, as his wife, Jessica, just left her job to run an animal rescue shelter on their property. Now, not only are they without two regular incomes, but Sam has to recoup in the middle of a small zoo. His oldest son, Darrell, a senior in college, assures Sam that he can step in and run the business. But Sam is opposed to Darrell leaving college and doubts his son can fill his work boots. Meanwhile, Jean Whitman has returned to her childhood home, Cape Light, to care for her ill mother. The relationship between Jean and her mother has never been easy; Jean has never been able to please Cynthia. To build common ground, Jean reopens Cynthia's old bookstore café. But what Jean doesn't know is that one of the first customers to walk through the door will change her life forever. (catalog summary)