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Whether it’s a romance set on the rugged cliffs of Cornwall, a smart Southern Belle’s winter wedding or a simple Amish celebration full of wonders, these holiday romances will fill you with the joy of the season.
Here’s a selection of holiday romances to warm your heart …
Julia likes most everyone but her handsome and arrogant neighbor, Cain, who presents a special challenge. She treats him with exceeding kindness in the hopes of breaking through his cold exterior, all the while writing a blog, The Twelve Days of Christmas.
When Elizabeth Canning discovers an awful secret in her deceased mother’s diary, she believes her chances for a happy marriage are spoiled. She leaves her fiancé a letter and flees town. Anticipating a Christmas Eve wedding with Elizabeth, David Stinner is confused by her letter and desperate to find her. A heartrending 1880 Christmas Eve story.
Having spent many years in foster homes Lauren Gabriel longs for a place to call home. When she witnesses a car accident in the small town of Grandon, she becomes pulled into this town first as a witness, and then as a happy participant in this uplifting tale about finding love, hope and family. Christmas Hope series, book 9.
Brighton kingdom legend says the man who rings the Pembroke Chapel bell at the Harvest Ball will be married by Christmas Day. This fourth installment in the Royal Wedding series charmingly unfolds the story of American Avery Truitt finding a lasting love with Prince Colin of Brighton. Perfect for a rainy afternoon.
The Amish Christmas Kitchen by Kelly Long, Jennifer Beckstrand and Lisa Jones Baker
Something’s always baking in an Amish oven, and at Christmastime, all the ingredients for joy are at hand. Wrap yourself in the warmth of the Amish home, and the Plain peace of hearts joined by love. Recipes included!
When Fiona Logan returns home to the Lucky Penny Ranch for the holidays, cowboy Jud Dawson finds himself falling in love with the funny and smart beauty and sets out to convince her to stick around, which might just take a Christmas miracle. No. 3 in the Lucky Penny Ranch series—cute, sweet and funny.
Set in Paris, this moving and heartwarming story explores love, trust and self-discovery during the most magical week of the year. Glorious foods and fashions of the most romantic city in the world are sure to take your breath away.
A year-and-a-half ago, Anna flew from Minnesota to Carlton Heath to attend the wedding of her cousin, Ian, to an American woman named Miranda. The beautiful event ended with Anna receiving an unexpected, unforgettable kiss from groomsman Peter. Now Anna is delighted to be invited back but when she finally sees Peter again, he insists his only interest in Anna is as a friend. Anna is hurt, and more confused when Peter takes her on a romantic tour of London. Is Anna’s heart misleading her, or is there a reason Peter is denying what he feels?
The third novel in the Winter Street trilogy finds the family gathering together when a powerful blizzard bears down on the Eastern seaboard. With a wedding, an emotional reunion, and enough holiday drama to test the closest of family bonds, Winter Storms proves that when the holidays roll around, you can always go home again.
When she returns home to Tall Pine during the holidays, Liv Tomblyn, surrounded by memories of her beloved late grandmother, wonders if someone or something is conspiring to get her together with her old friend Scott Leroux, the town’s go-to handyman, as things start to mysteriously malfunction in the house. No 3. in the Evergreen Lane series.
Not New, But Worth Checking Out
My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
The tender story of a boy, his father, his grandmother, and the bond they form over Christmas. Beloved novelist Willett’s gentle and compassionate holiday tale will touch the hearts of parents and grandparents everywhere.
Get set for holiday hilarity with Weezie Foley, Savannah antique dealer, and her best friend and maid-of-honor, BeBe Loudermilk, who is due to give birth any day. If you liked Blue Christmas, you’re in for another Christmas gift!
Scenes From a Holiday by Laurie Graff, Caren Lissner and Melanie Murray
Widowed single mother Clare Morgan moves to a small Massachusetts town, where she settles into her new job as the town’s librarian and helps Boston ER doctor Logan Farrell decorate his grandmother’s house for Christmas one last time before he sells it. Full of New England charm that pulls at the heartstrings and with recipes included! Swift River Valley series, book 5.
Classic Holiday Romances
Our First Christmas by Lisa Jackson, Mary Burton, Mary Carter and Cathy Lamb
It’s that time of year when the world falls in love. Join four of your favorite authors for tales of Christmas romance to remember forever.
Under the Mistletoe by Lisa Jackson
Megan Johnson’s marriage is over–or so she thinks. When her husband Chris lands in the hospital, fighting for his life, she remembers the unexpected joy of their first Christmas together.
A Ranger for Christmas by Mary Burton
The holidays bring painful memories for history professor Marissa Thompson. Agreeing to help Texas Ranger Lucas Cooper solve a case offers the perfect distraction. But as danger threatens, the joy of love has never been more tempting.
A Southern Christmas by Mary Carter
Reporter Danielle Bright is heading home for the holidays to write up a feature story about Christmas down south–and possibly win back her ex. But Sawyer, the sexy photographer along for the ride, is determined to jingle her bells.
Christmas in Montana by Cathy Lamb
Family is the ideal antidote to getting fired, but Laurel Kelly isn’t prepared for the changes at home in Montana–or the fact that her college boyfriend Josh Reed now owns the family land. But a blue Christmas could be the perfect surprise for a holiday to remember.
The Heart of Christmas by Mary Balogh, Nicola Cornick and Courtney Milan
This collection of historical romances captures the warmth, magic and passion of the holiday season.
A Handful of Gold by Mary Balogh
Not only is Julian Dare dashing and wealthy, but he’s the heir to an earldom. So what do you get a man who has everything? Innocent and comely Verity Ewing plans on giving Julian her heart—the most precious gift of all.
The Season for Suitors by Nicola Cornick
After some close encounters with rakes in which she was nearly compromised, heiress Clara Davenport realizes that she needs some expert advice. And who better for the job than Sebastian Fleet, the most notorious rake in town? But the tutelage doesn’t go quite as planned, as both Sebastian and Clara find it difficult to remain objective when it comes to lessons of the heart!
This Wicked Gift by Courtney Milan
Lavinia Spencer has been saving her hard-earned pennies to provide her family with Christmas dinner. Days before the holiday, her brother is swindled, leaving them owing more than they can ever repay. Until a mysterious benefactor offers to settle the debt. Innocent Lavinia is stunned by what the dashing William White wants in return. Will she exchange a wicked gift for her family’s fortune?
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery brings you home for the holidays with these two classic romances that will warm your heart.
Pet groomer Carina Fiore wants nothing more than to confess her feelings to the man she loves. She’s drawn to veterinarian Cameron McKenzie’s good looks, caring nature and especially his devotion to his young daughter. There’s just one problem he’s her boss. Putting her heart on the line could cost Rina both her job and their friendship forever. But when a kiss under the mistletoe unlocks the simmering passion between them, Rina and Cameron may just find love for the holidays after all.
The Sheik and the Christmas Bride
When Prince As’ad of El Deharia agrees to adopt three orphaned American girls, he does so on one condition that their beautiful teacher, Kayleen James, become their nanny. His plan is to leave her to deal with the children as he continues his life, undisturbed. But all that changes when Kayleen and the girls invade the palace and As’ad’s heart and change it for the better.
A Christmas Bride / A Christmas Beau by Mary Balogh
In a pair of classic Regency-era Christmas romance novels from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh, the holidays herald the greatest gift of all: unexpected, all-consuming love.
A Christmas Bride
The very wealthy Edgar Downes has promised his aging father to finally take a bride — specifically, to wed a titled lady by Christmas. London is full of pretty, proper, and eligible misses, but it’s the widow Helena, Lady Stapleton, in a shocking red dress, who captures Edgar’s attention. Helena is intrigued by the seductive stranger — but he’s simply not in her class. Marriage, of course, would never do. But in a season of miracles, something wondrous is about to happen.
Not even the warm, forgiving Christmas spirit can stop the Marquess of Denbigh from settling his score with Judith Easton: The beautiful young widow injured Denbigh’s pride years ago by jilting him for another man. Now that Judith is free from a nightmare marriage, the handsome marquess has her in his sights — and wants her in his arms. But to trust the tender words on his lips, Judith must not only see past the hardness of his heart, but learn once again to trust her own heart’s desire.
Under the Mistletoe by Linda Howard and Stephanie Bond
Two holiday classics by bestselling authors Linda Howard and Stephanie Bond.
Bluebird Winter by Linda Howard
Kathleen Fields had to reach the clinic, but a Christmas blizzard left her stranded, ready to give birth. Then Derek Taliferro arrived with his doctor’s skill and caring heart. Together they brought Kathleen’s child into the world and discovered love, the greatest gift of all.
Naughty or Nice? by Stephanie Bond
Eric Quinn Stanton has never let pleasure interfere with business until now. His practice is to arrive early and incognito at a job, to see firsthand what’s working and what’s not. But he can’t seem to see past Cindy’s beautiful green eyes or her other generous assets. And he can’t stop himself from testing the general manager’s skills on the job and in the bedroom. But what will she think when she learns his true identity?
To attract the attention of a certain wealthy man, Holly enlists the assistance of a stablehand to aid her in her quest, only to find herself falling for the “wrong” man, in a holiday romance by the author of WIld Orchids.