After several failed attempts to get this episode out all month, it’s here… some of my favorite Christmas books, the books others recommended to me, and some of the exciting new and best Christmas reads coming this fall!
From older books I rarely see people mention, to some people always recommend to me, and especially some of the exciting collections coming this Christmas (lots of books for a tiny price or “FREE” on Kindle Unlimited–affiliate link), What more can we ask for?
Single books, series, collections–this episode has it all.
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Some of the Best Christmas Reads Coming in 2020
First up: some of my favorite Christmas books–ones I recommend you read this year!
- Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball— Donita K. Paul
- Snow Angels & Hope for the Holidays by Cathe Swanson. She writes delightful characters with quirky and eccentric elderly and snarky fun for others.
- Love, Laughter, and Luminarias —Jaycee Weaver
- 12 Days of Snowmen (think I said it wrong in the podcast)—Monzon
- Gingerbread Treasures by Rebekah Jones
- Sincerely, Jem by Kate Willis
- Like a Winter Snow (a semi-sequel” to Secrets of Paper and Ink)—Lindsay Harrell
- Christmas at the Red Door Inn with Liz Johnson
- A Caffeine Conundrum— Angela Strong. Hilarious. Must-read romantic mystery
- Melody Carlson and Karen Kingsbury both have really sweet Christmas books—fluffy but that’s always a nice thing about Christmas fiction—you can take it fluffy then.
- A Very Austen Christmas (If you like Regency and Austen, this is a fun way to have quick reads that way)
- Michelle Griep’s books, 12 Days at Bleakley Manor and A Tale of Two Hearts (She also wrote The Old Lace Shop, but I found the first-person/present tense jarring for a historical novel)
- The Hope of Christmas Collection— WWII fiction stories at Christmas time. Jodie Wolfe, Linda Matchett, Teri Wangard
Christmas Books Recommended to Me
- Tinsel in a Tangle—Laurie Germaine
- Saving Ebenezer— S. Daniel Smith. This book about Scrooge’s story AFTER the end of A Christmas Carol. I’m so excited because Dan will be on the podcast this fall, so watch for that episode.
- “Red Boots” by Kate Willis (a FREE short story on Amazon—just 9 pages)
- Christmas Carol Society and 24 Days before Christmas by Rebekah Jones
- Once upon a Christmas— last year’s collection with contemporary retellings of such stories as:
- Little Mermaid
- Snow White
- Sleeping Beauty etc.
- Taking Chances— a four-book series by Joanne Markey. Who doesn’t love kids, couples, and puppies?
- Amanda Tru’s Christmas Card Series—a new one coming in September, too!
- Heard good things about Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock and Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Rushti
- A Wreath of Snow —Liz Curtis Higgs.
2020 Christmas Collections to watch for!
- Hearts Aglow: The FIFTH ANNUAL Christmas Lights Collection —Toni Shiloh, Cathe Swanson, Jaycee Weaver,
- Melodies of Christmas Love—Lynnette Bonner, Lesley Ann McDaniel, Annette Irby, Dawn Kinzer, Sylvia Stewart, JoAnn Durgin, and myself.
- Something Borrowed: Christmas Weddings Collection
- Amish Christmas Miracles: Their WEBSITE
- Joy to the World (A Regency Collection) Carolyn Mille, Amanda Barratt, Erica Vetsch
Five Golden Rings by the CrossRoads Collection authors: We’ve done a couple of sets before—Under the Christmas Star and When Snowflakes Never Cease.
Those aren’t even a drop in the bucket of the amazing Christmas books coming, but they’ll give you something to get started on until releases start rolling out this fall! Meanwhile, I guess I’d better finish mine!