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message 1: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments
♥ Holiday Romance:



Holiday Romance: Setting is during one of the major holidays [Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, St. Patirick’s, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, etc.]. Your favorite author surely has one of these! (Examples on GRs’ listopia Favorite Holiday Romance Reads; Historical Christmas/Winter Romance; Best Valentine’s Day Themed Books. And much more on listopia.)



message 2: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Reserved.


message 3: by ⚜️Trea, Moderator (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 1319 comments I'm in. I think I'll read Dead by Midnight: An I-Team Christmas by Pamela Clare, Cold Feet at Christmas by Debbie Johnson, and The Toymaker by Kay Springsteen.


message 4: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Goodness. I have a TON of these unread. Now I just need to narrow it down.


message 5: by Sue (new)

Sue | 205 comments I've been binging on these for the last week, I'm a sucker for a Christmas romance with kids. All eras.


message 6: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Yup. I like all eras, too. And I don't just read them this time of year. I do tend to read anthologies in December, as sometimes I don't know when I can get back to a book, so short stories work well.


message 7: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments I just started a shelf for recommended (and some I've read) holiday books. Actually, I've started more than one shelf for different holidays. I'm more in the mood for holiday romances this year, so am totally on board with this and have a BUNCH to read. I just have to find them all ;-)


message 8: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lara wrote: "I just started a shelf for recommended (and some I've read) holiday books. Actually, I've started more than one shelf for different holidays. I'm more in the mood for holiday romances this year, so..."

I already have a few lined up , I'll probably read at least 10 :P


message 9: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Ten!


message 10: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments I'm looking at Thank You for Riding (Strangers on a Train) by Meg Maguire .


message 11: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Ten!"

At least!!! mostly novellas !


message 12: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Santa recommended this one for me last year: Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley


message 13: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Santa recommended this one for me last year: Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley"

Was it any good?


message 14: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "I'm looking at Thank You for Riding (Strangers on a Train) by Meg Maguire."

What a title!


message 16: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Lara wrote: "Lisa Kay wrote: "Santa recommended this one for me last year: Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley"

Was it any good?"


I don't know! I haven't read it...yet. But, the year's not over. LOL!


message 17: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Lara wrote: "What a title!"

Really. **chuckles**


message 18: by ⚜️Trea, Moderator (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 1319 comments Lara wrote: "Lisa Kay wrote: "Santa recommended this one for me last year: Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley"

Was it any good?"


I've read that one! I rated it 4 stars and here's my review:

Even though this story was set in England, it translated well to really any setting. There wasn't a lot of terminology that was native to England, so it was easy to just get lost into the story. It was a really cute story centered around getting funding for a mountain rescue team. The story seemed shorter than it actually was, and I was able to read it in about a day. The end of it discusses a Christmas celebration, but there is no other mention of the holiday throughout the rest of the book. I would heartily recommend this book to others!


message 19: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Thanks, Trea!


message 20: by Molly (new)

Molly (molly32) | 104 comments I'm in, the fluffier the better ;)


message 21: by Sue (last edited Dec 10, 2015 02:54PM) (new)

Sue | 205 comments I've had a Christmas shelf for multiple years (196 titles) Christmas based. I've read half, anyone interested in ideas feel free to take a look... Christmas bookshelf


.•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*•. Christine .•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*• I can probably find one of these :)

I'll read

Holiday Wishes by Nora Roberts - 14/12/2015


message 23: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments Sue wrote: "I've had a Christmas shelf for multiple years (187 titles) Christmas based. I've read half, anyone interested in ideas feel free to take a look... Christmas bookshelf"

Thanks Sue!


message 24: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) I have a bunch requested from the library, looking forward to snuggling up with them.


message 25: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments Carrie wrote: "I have a bunch requested from the library, looking forward to snuggling up with them."

That's a great idea. I plan to spend/waste some time going through my ebooks and adding them to my holiday shelf someday soon. That will give me a good pool to work from.


message 26: by Oleander (new)

Oleander | 188 comments I usually collect a number of holiday romances throughout the year to read in December. Only have one this year. Christmas Alpha (Alpha, #1) by Carole Mortimer


message 27: by Treece (new)

Treece (sapphire_roses) | 18 comments So far, I'm interested in the historical holiday romances by Mary Balogh. I am going to start A Christmas Bride / Christmas Beau by Mary Balogh


message 28: by Sue (new)

Sue | 205 comments I've been binging on holiday titles, I have a few more I plan to read and then I will have to move on.

5 stars
Twelve Days by Teresa Hill


4 Stars
The Heart of Christmas (Whiskey Creek, #7) by Brenda Novak The Baby Who Saved Christmas by Alison Roberts Merry Christmas, Baby (Lucky Harbor, #12.5) by Jill Shalvis The Christmas Family by Linda Goodnight


message 29: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I started my first holiday book last night
Christmas in the Snow by Karen Swan so far so good


message 30: by Oleander (new)

Oleander | 188 comments I started mine today too.


message 31: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments I started Blizzard of Heat (Operation Reindeer Retrieval, #6) by Viola Grace tonight. I've been reading this short story series since last month. There will be nine in all.


message 32: by ⚜️Trea, Moderator (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 1319 comments I finished Cold Feet at Christmas last night. It wasn't too bad, definitely a British humor romance. The hero was a complete jerk, but I really liked the heroine!


message 33: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) So far I have finished A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh , it was wonderful. 4 Stars


message 34: by Molly (new)

Molly (molly32) | 104 comments Carrie wrote: "So far I have finished A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh, it was wonderful. 4 Stars"

This is my favorite Mary Balogh book - although its Christmas teamed, it's anything but fluffy, rather the opposite - angst filled, emotional, just outstanding. I'm going to re-read it. Thanks Carrie for bring it up.


message 35: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) Molly wrote: "Carrie wrote: "So far I have finished A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh, it was wonderful. 4 Stars"

This is my favorite Mary Balogh book - although its Christmas teamed, it's anything but fl..."


It most definitely was not a fluffy read, my eyes filled with tears reading it. I hope you enjoy it all over again. It was my first book by this author and I now want to read everything she has published.


message 36: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments That Balogh book sounds really good. But, I'll have to wait to read it until I'm more rested. I'm definitely not up for angst.

Yesterday I read a really fun novella, A Pirate for Christmas by Anna Campbell , so if anyone's looking for something lighter, I recommend it. Both have parents and upbringings that were less than ideal. However, it doesn't color their expectations for how they might be as spouses or parents.


message 37: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments ShoSho wrote: "I started my first holiday book last night
Christmas in the Snow by Karen Swan so far so good"


I finished it and I really liked it. The plot was very complicated and full of twists and turns. I started reading it thinking it's a fluffy Christmas read but it was much more than that.


message 38: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments CHRISTMAS ASSORTMENT BOX Holiday stories for everyone! by Robyn Grady it has 5 short stories. I just finished the first one. It was great ,I have goosebumps all over !


message 39: by Molly (new)

Molly (molly32) | 104 comments Carrie wrote: "Molly wrote: "Carrie wrote: "So far I have finished A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh, it was wonderful. 4 Stars"

This is my favorite Mary Balogh book - although its Christmas teamed, it's a..."


Carrie, you are in for a treat - Mary Balogh has published some of the most wonderful, complex, lovely, romantic stories. My favorites have to be from the current Survivor's club series, but I also loved the Huxtables, Simply Quartet, Bedwyn Saga and Lord Carew's Bride from the Stapleton-Downes. All outstanding recommendations IMO.


message 40: by Mee (last edited Dec 07, 2015 02:45PM) (new)

Mee | 77 comments Hi ! I haven't been around in awhile, but I want to jump in on this one.

I will check to see what I have waiting for me to read that fits this category & come back to list them.

Here's what I have to start with:
Christmas For One No Greater Love (No Greater Love #5) by Amanda Prowse , New York Christmas by R.J. Scott , Christmas in Good Hope (A Good Hope Novel Book 1) by Cindy Kirk , Dashing Through the Snow A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber , I'll Be Home for Christmas (Twilight, Texas, #7) by Lori Wilde , The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery

Mee


message 41: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) Finished Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber today. It was cute. Also The Gift by Cecelia Ahern the day before.


message 42: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Those look good, Mee.

Carrie & Mee...yes, love a good Debbie Macomber story during the holidays.


message 43: by Oleander (new)

Oleander | 188 comments I finished Christmas Alpha (Alpha, #1) by Carole Mortimer . It was short and cute and the opening scene was amusing. The title was misleading. The holidays were barely mentioned and the guy was not an alpha of any sort.


message 44: by BarbaraAnn (new)

BarbaraAnn I love Christmas stories. So far, this month I've finished:

Three Nights before Christmas I found out there's a companion book by Susan Mayberry so I plan to read that one as well
Unwrapping Hank


message 45: by Bookcrazy (new)

Bookcrazy | 327 comments I've read A Highlander Christmas (Pine Creek Highlanders, #7) by Janet Chapman but there wasn't really much Christmas vibe in it.


message 46: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (last edited Dec 08, 2015 12:44PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Oleander wrote: "I finished Christmas Alpha (Alpha, #1) by Carole Mortimer. It was short and cute and the opening scene was amusing. The title was misleading. The holidays were barely mentioned and the guy was not an alpha of any sort."

Doesn't that crack you up sometimes, Oleander. You can tell the marketing department didn't read the book, nor read the author's synopsis, either.


message 47: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Bookcrazy wrote: "I've read A Highlander Christmas (Pine Creek Highlanders, #7) by Janet Chapman but there wasn't really much Christmas vibe in it."

See? Another marketing ploy.


message 48: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Oh, Barbara. The cover to Unwrapping Hank by Eli Easton is cute.


message 49: by ShoSho , Moderator (last edited Dec 08, 2015 01:58PM) (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Oh, Barbara. The cover to Unwrapping Hank by Eli Easton is cute."

I read one book by Eli Easton , it was cute. I'm hoping to read Blame It on the Mistletoe by Eli Easton


message 50: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Nice to have an "EE" author. :o)


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