Read and watch what brings you joy! This post needs to be read now (pre-Thanksgiving) so you can put your name on the holds list because they can fill up fast!
Christmas novels bring me lots of joy. I only just discovered them last year, what?! I can’t believe I was missing out on these beautiful hallmarks of novels. Actually, a lot of Hallmark movies are based on these delightful novels. Allow me to pair them for you.
Complete opposites growing up, Addie and Erich try, but fail, to avoid each other when Addie returns to their hometown. With a little prompting from her teacher, Addie just might forgive their differences.
Forced into being a secret Santa in order to get his inheritance, Martin meets a police officer who teaches his introverted self that strangers are just friends they have not met yet. This is a beautiful story of what it means to give.
Miranda flies from San Francisco to London shortly before Christmas to find the father she never met. Ironically, she ends up spending time with the family she discovers is hers but is torn between telling the truth (and wrecking their image of her father) or taking the truth back to California with her.
A little orphaned girl goes to live with her uncle who has no idea what to do except what the instructions say: to love her. Magic, toy shops, love, and Christmas bring the pair an unexpected addition to their duo.
Two unlikely women become friends as one helps the other clear her deceased mother’s apartment. They find a note that reveals a family secret that sends them on a journey to discover forgiveness, hope, and redemption.