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Christmas Fiction

Enjoy these Holiday titles with a cheerful and festive theme!

The Christmas boutique : an Elm Creek quilts novel by Chiaverini, Jennifer

Just weeks before Christmas, severe wintry weather damages the church hall hosting the Christmas Boutique, an annual sale of handcrafted gifts and baked goods which supports the county food pantry. Determined to save the fund raiser, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson offers to hold the event at Elm Creek Manor, her ancestral family estate and summertime home to Elm Creek Quilt Camp. In the spirit of the season, Sylvia and the Elm Creek Quilters begin setting up market booths in the ballroom and decking the halls with beautiful handmade holiday quilts. Each of the quilters chooses a favorite work to display, a special creation evoking memories of holidays past and dreams of Christmases yet to come. But while the Elm Creek Quilters work tirelessly to make sure the Christmas Boutique happens, it may take a holiday miracle or two to make it the smashing success they want it to be

Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop : a novel by Colgan, Jenny

In her comfy cottage nestled in the Derbyshire hills, Rosie Hopkins has good reason to feel a warm blush in her cheeks. With Christmas weeks away, the holiday is being ushered in with England's first glorious snowfall of the season. Her boyfriend Stephen is starting his new job as a teacher in the village school. Her quaint Hopkins' Sweetshop and Confectionery has been restored to its former glory, and she has a lovable mop of a new puppy named Mr. Dog. Most joyous of all, Rosie's and Stephen's relatives will finally be gathering together in Lipton for what is sure to be a merry feast. But when a devastating tragedy strikes at the heart of the close-knit town, plans for a cozy Christmas are suddenly in danger of melting away. It's going to take Rosie's indomitable spirit, the embrace of family and friends, and the resilient goodwill of a community to turn it all around and make this a holiday to be thankful for

Christmas in Evergreen by Naigle, Nancy

A snowy small town. A snow globe that grants wishes. A love that's meant to be

Noel Street by Evans, Richard Paul

"In this new offering from "the king of Christmas fiction" (The New York Times), #1 bestselling author Richard Paul Evans shares a story of heart, loyalty, and hope as he explores the deeper meaning of the holiday season and asks what it truly means to love and forgive"--

Christmas sweets

The Twelve Desserts of Christmas by Joanne Fluke — It's the perfect mix of naughty and nice when two lovestruck boarding school teachers watch six kids over Christmas break. But when someone wants the cozy couple's romance to burn out faster than a scorched fruitcake, it's Hannah Swensen to the rescue, armed with her sleuthing skills and twelve deliciously festive recipes

The Christmas company by Murray, Alys

"The small town of Miller's Point is known across the country for their annual Dickensian Christmas festival. When the celebration is threatened by Clark Woodward, a miserly, big-city businessman, Kate Buckner steps up to save her hometown, their traditions and her favorite holiday. But, along the way, she realises that the man she's trying to protect her town from might need some rescuing of his own."--Cover p. 4

The little bookshop on the Seine by Raisin, Rebecca

When bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the opportunity for a job exchange with her Parisian friend Sophie, saying yes is a no-brainer--after all, what kind of romantic would turn down six months in Paris? Sarah is sure she's in for the experience of a lifetime--days spent surrounded by literature in a gorgeous bookshop, and the chance to watch the snow fall on the Eiffel Tower. Plus, now she can meet up with her journalist boyfriend, Ridge, when his job takes him around the globe. But her expectations cool faster than her café au lait soon after she lands in the City of Light--she's a fish out of water in Paris. The customers are rude, her new coworkers suspicious and her relationship with Ridge has been reduced to a long-distance game of phone tag, leaving Sarah to wonder if he'll ever put her first over his busy career. As Christmas approaches, Sarah is determined to get the shop--and her life--back in order...and make her dreams of a Parisian happily-ever-after come true

Christmas cupcake murder : a Hannah Swensen mystery by Fluke, Joanne

"While Hannah speeds through a lengthy holiday checklist, drama in town grows like Santa's waistline on Christmas Eve. Her sister Andrea wants to stave off the blues by helping out at The Cookie Jar, Michele's love life is becoming complicated, Lisa needs Hannah's advice, and Delores has a Christmas secret she's not willing to share. But nothing dampens the holiday mood more than the chilling mystery surrounding the man found near death in an abandoned storefront two doors down from Hannah's bakery"--Dust jacket flap

A California Christmas by Novak, Brenda

TV anchor Emery Bliss loses everything when her ex posts a sex tape online. When she winds up in small town Silver Springs for the holidays, the last thing she's looking for is love

A dash of Christmas by Chase, Samantha

"Two people who have spent most of their lives being rivals … Learn a little something about following their hearts … Carter Montgomery broke the family mold when he went to culinary school. Now a successful restauranteur, he's at a crossroads: should he continue on his successful path or look for a new challenge? What he needs is time alone to think things through. But his matchmaking family has other ideas … Emery Monaghan's no-good fiancé has embroiled her in scandal and she needs a way out. When mentor Eliza Montgomery offers her a refuge, she's relieved— until she realizes that the deal means rubbing elbows with Eliza's son Carter— Emery's childhood nemesis." --

25 days 'til Christmas : a novel by Alexander, Poppy

Kate Thompson used to love Christmas. A few years ago, she would have been wrapping her presents in September and baking mince pies on Halloween, counting down the days and hours to Christmas. But that was before Kate's husband left for the Army and never came back. Now she can hardly stand December at all. Kate can't deny she's lonely, yet she doesn't think she's ready for romance. She knows her son Jack needs a Christmas to remember, just like Kate needs a miracle to help her finally move forward in her life. So she's decided if there isn't a miracle on its way, she'll just have to make her own. As Kate's advent countdown to the best Christmas ever begins, she soon realizes that even with the best-laid plans, you can't plan for the unexpected. Because when the path of the loneliest woman in town crosses that of the loneliest man, these two destined hearts might find a way to save the holiday for both of them

A royal Christmas wish by Shane, Lizzie

Jenny knows she isn’t the princess type. Sure, she’s friendly and caring, but with her clumsiness and lack of self-confidence, glass slippers would only make her trip. When Dom, the cute guy she runs into in the park, turns out to be the prince of San Noelle, she figures he must not be her happy ever after. But a mysterious countess grants Jenny’s one wish, and she finds herself married to this handsome prince! Unfortunately, at the stroke of midnight on Christmas night, her life will go back to normal. In funny and touching ways, Jenny navigates royal traditions the best she can. But even as she grows closer to Dom, the clock is ticking. With love and a little holiday magic, could she somehow make the enchantment last forever?

Christmas in Silver Springs : a Silver Springs novel by Novak, Brenda

When Harper Devlin's rock star husband leaves her, she takes her two daughters to Silver Springs hoping that her family can heal their broken heart. She finds unexpected comfort after meeting ex-con Tobias Richardson and learning about his own tragic past

Christmas cake murder : a Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes! by Fluke, Joanne

Juggling the responsibilities of opening her shop with the demands of Christmas, Hannah Swensen is surprised by the writing talents of an elderly local whose murder story chillingly comes true

Right beside you by Monroe, Mary

<I>New York Times<i>-bestselling author Monroe presents a heartwarming, uplifting novel about two longtime co-workers who seem unlucky in love. But this Christmas may give them a surprising chance to find themselves--and each other

Mutts and mistletoe by Cox, Natalie

"Her boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, her mother has absconded with her latest husband for the holidays, and -- adding insult to (literal) injury -- her London apartment has just been destroyed by a gas leak. Single, mildly concussed and temporarily homeless, Charlie realizes there's only one place to go: Cozy Canine Cottages, where she'll spend the season looking after her cousin Jez's doggy day care center. And if she's not exactly a dog person, well, no one has to know...But her plans for a quiet Christmas in a quaint country village are quickly dashed. Peggy the pregnant beagle and Malcolm the anxious Great Dane seem determined to keep her up all night. A strange man has been casing her cousin's house. And where is Cal, the unbearably patronizing but disturbingly handsome local vet, when she needs him? As the days tick down to Christmas, Charlie's life has never felt so out of control -- but with some help from her new four-legged friends, she just might learn a thing or two about living in the moment, embracing the unexpected and opening herself up to love..."Provided by publisher

The 19th Christmas : a women's murder club novel by Patterson, James

As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women's Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner's office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a fearsome criminal known only as "Loman" seizes control of the headlines. He is planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning. And he has commissioned dozens of criminal colleagues to take actions that will mask his plans. All that Lindsay and the SFPD can figure out is that Loman's greed -- for riches, for bloodshed, for attention -- is limitless. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women's Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek

Christmas at the chalet : a novel by Hughes, Anita

"It's the day after Christmas, and Felicity Grant is at a gorgeous ski chalet in St. Moritz for the biggest fashion show of her career. Felicity is a rising star on the bridal design scene, and this is her best collection yet. But when her boyfriend gives her a spa day instead of a diamond ring for Christmas, she has to face the possibility that she may never walk down the aisle in one of her own stunning designs. And then there's Nell, the top model headlining Felicity's show. Nell is planning her dream wedding to her wonderful fiance with one catch: her divorced parents can't stand each other and threaten to no-show if the other is there. Add to that Felicity's race against the clock to create a special gown for a prestigious bridal salon, and what both girls need is a Christmas miracle. What better place to find one than in the Swiss Alps with its dark forests and sparkling vistas? But for Felicity it's hard to recognize a miracle even when it's right in front of her, and for Nell one miracle might not be enough to fix the past. Can dreams really come true or is that the stuff of Swiss fairytales?" --

His promise : an Amish Christmas in Hart County by Gray, Shelley Shepard

The infatuation John Michael once saw in Grace's eyes is long gone, though his complicated attraction to her remains. He had walked away all those years ago when he realized he was falling in love with the wrong sister. Now, as suspicious fires are set in their community, that's not an option. Grace dismisses his warnings, and John Michael vows to keep an eye on her. He can't help wondering if he's reconnected with Grace, only to risk losing her again

The most wonderful time

Christmas Passed: Three years after her husband's death, Brandy Heyers still finds that celebrating the holidays without him is anything but jolly. Then handsome widower Ryan Rogers shows her that moving on is possible, and her frozen heart begins to melt

Marry me at Christmas : a Fool's gold romance by Mallery, Susan

To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy, until she finds out she'll be working closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every corner!

Christmas on the range by Palmer, Diana

Winter Roses: Handsome rancher Stuart York was never one to mince words. Ivy Conley, his younger sister's best friend, found that out the hard way. During a night's stay at his Jacobsville ranch, Ivy wound up in Stuart's arms. Knowing she was too young for him, Stuart closed his heart to her. Now, years later, Ivy is determined to be treated like a grown woman. But can she tame the one man determined to avoid her embrace? Cattleman's choice: Carson Wayne has come to Mandelyn Bush with the ultimate request: he needs her to tach him how to treat a lady. There's no doubt he asked the right person. Beautiful Mandelyn is as polished and feminine as Carson is rough and reclusive. It's too intriguing a challenge for mandelyn to turn down. She's always been curious about what lies beneath the outlaw's hard shell. But what she didn't count on were her own feelings for the irresistible rebel

A Christmas escape : a novel by Perry, Anne

James Latterly, Hester Monk's brother, travels to a lovely, remote island off the north coast of Sicily in the attempt to escape the numbing grief and overwhelming sense of loneliness that has overtaken him since his wife's recent death. But when things take a turn for the deadly at the isolated hotel where he is staying, the reluctant James finds himself trying to unmask a mysterious killer and save the small band of guests before tragedy strikes again--and in doing so, he finally manages to save himself

A cowboy under my Christmas tree by Dailey, Janet

Sam Bennett is in Manhattan for the Christmas season, setting up Christmas trees all over the city, when he meets beautiful Nicole Young and a small boy with a big wish. Will they all get what they really want for Christmas?

Mr. Miracle : a Christmas novel by Macomber, Debbie

"A heartwarming Christmas novel of romance, hope, and the comforts of home. Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track--and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store. After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays, but this time she plans to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn't plan to do is run into Erich Simmons. Addie and her next-door neighbor, Erich, are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they're suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie braces for trouble. Perhaps it's the spirit of the season or the magic of mistletoe, but Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought--and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right. With a little prompting from a certain angelic teacher, the two are in for a holiday miracle they'll never forget"--Provided by publisher
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