It’s that time of the year again! Christmas is approaching. As one of the most romantic seasons ever, you don’t want to miss out on these Christmas romance books that will have you falling in love this winter. So, grab a hot chocolate (or coffee!), cuddle up on the sofa in a warm blanket and enjoy these wintery romances. From much loved classic from Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Robyn Carr to brand new contemporary romances from Christina Lauren, Tessa Bailey, Lucy Score and Jenny Holiday we have plenty of choice for you! So pick your next favorite Christmas Romance Books and prepare to get cosy with a good festive holiday romance!
In a Holidaze – Christina Lauren
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But not for Maelyn Jones. And it’s the last year she’ll be at her favorite place in the world. As she drives away from the cabin for the final time, she throws out a simple plea to the universe. Then she blacks out with tires screeching and metal colliding. And when she wakes, she begins the same holiday all over again.
Lovelight Farms – BK Borison
Two best friends fake date to reach their holiday happily ever after in this first romantic comedy in the Lovelight series.
Stella Bloom enters a contest with influencer Evelyn St. James to save Lovelight Farms, her struggling Christmas tree farm. The catch? She needs a boyfriend, so she ropes in her best friend, Luka Peters, to fake a relationship. As they navigate the charade, unexpected holiday magic unfolds.
A Merry Little Meet Cute – Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone
Bee Hobbes, a successful plus-size adult film star known as Bianca Von Honey, faces a career shift when cast in a Christmas movie for the wholesome Hope Channel. To complicate matters, her co-star is Nolan Shaw, a former boy band member aiming for career redemption. Balancing their secret off-camera romance becomes challenging, especially when a nosy reporter from Nolan’s past resurfaces. Will Bee and Nolan’s merry meet-cute survive the pressures of a family-friendly set?
A Very Merry Bromance – Lyssa Kay Adams
Colton Wheeler, struggling with his music, seeks a new direction with the support of the Bromance Book Club. Immigration attorney Gretchen Winthrop, focused on helping her clients during the holiday season, faces an offer from her wealthy family to promote their whiskey brand. In exchange for three dates, Colton agrees to be the brand’s face, igniting a journey to overcome Christmas ghosts and build a future together.
Wreck The Halls – Tessa Bailey
#1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey delivers a sexy, hilarious standalone holiday rom-com about the adult children of two former rock stars who team up to convince their estranged mothers to play a Christmas Eve concert…
Melody Gallard, daughter of music royalty, contemplates shaking up her quiet life when a producer offers money to reunite her mother’s band for a Christmas Eve concert on live TV. She enlists the help of Beat Dawkins, the lead singer’s charismatic son, to convince their estranged mothers. As they navigate rock star shenanigans and a madcap mission, a wild attraction builds between them. However, a decades-old scandal threatens to ruin everything, including the Steel Birds reunion and their newfound love.
One Day In December – Josie Silver
Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story.
Laurie believes in love at first sight when she spots a man through a bus window, but they lose each other. After a year of searching, they “reunite” when Laurie’s best friend introduces her new boyfriend, Jack, who turns out to be the man from the bus. Over ten years, their story unfolds with friendship, heartbreak, and missed opportunities, showcasing the unpredictable turns of fate on the journey to happiness.
Christmas At The Island Hotel – Jenny Colgan
On the tiny, beautiful, and remote island of Mure, halfway between Scotland and Norway, a new hotel opening is a big event. New mother Flora MacKenzie and her brother Fintan are working themselves half to death to get it ready in time for Christmas.
The new hotel’s impressive kitchens throw together two unlikely new friends: Isla Gregor is the hardworking young girl who has been a waitress in the island’s cafe, dreaming of a bigger, better life now that she’s at a proper fancy hotel. Konstantin Pederson is working his way up in the hotel’s kitchens too…but he is also, secretly, the only son of the Duke of Utsire. Konstantin has been sent to learn what it is to work hard for a living, before receiving his inheritance. Although he’s initially resentful, the place grows on him; he has never met anyone quite like Isla and her fellow Murians before.
As the island’s residents and special VIP guests gather for the hotel’s grand opening gala, Christmas is in the air. But so are more than a few small-town secrets…
The Christmas Fix – Lucy Score
There’s only one thing standing in the way of Cat King saving a small town’s Christmas festival: Grumpy town manager Noah Yates.
Single dad Noah takes his responsibilities seriously. When a late season hurricane turns Merry, Connecticut, into a disaster, he’s left scrambling to pick up the pieces of the town he loves.
At least, until home renovation expert and smoking hot reality TV star Catalina King arrives with a camera crew and a budget big enough to put the town back together again. But Noah doesn’t want a celebrity diva capitalizing on their tragedy or filling his daughter’s head with visions of glitz and glam.
Blonde bombshell Cat is used to being underestimated, but Noah has an uncanny knack for getting under her skin. They can’t be in a room together without rubbing each other the wrong way…except that time in the dark alley where the rubbing was just right. Can these enemies work together to pull off a Christmas miracle or will their fighting leave them both on the naughty list?
Mistletoe & Mr Right – Sarah Morgenthaler
How the moose (almost) stole Christmas.
Lana Montgomery is everything the quirky small town of Moose Springs, Alaska can’t stand: a rich socialite with dreams of changing things for the better. But Lana’s determined to prove that she belongs…even if it means trading her stilettos for snow boots and tracking one of the town’s hairiest Christmas mysteries: the Santa Moose, an antlered Grinch hell-bent on destroying every bit of holiday cheer (and tinsel) it can sink its teeth into.
And really…how hard could it be?
The last few years have been tough on Rick Harding, and it’s not getting any easier now that his dream girl’s back in town. When Lana accidentally tranquilizes him instead of the Santa Moose, it’s clear she needs help, fast…and this could be his chance to finally catch her eye. It’s an all-out Christmas war, but if they can nab that darn moose before it destroys the town, Rick and Lana might finally find a place where they both belong…together.
Window Shopping – Tessa Bailey
Two weeks before Christmas and all through Manhattan,
shop windows are decorated in red and green satin.
I’m standing alone in front of the famous Vivant department store,
when a charming man named Aiden asks my opinion of the décor.
It’s a tragedy in tinsel, I say, unable to lie.
He asks for a better idea with a twinkle in his eye.
Did I know he owned the place? No. He put me on the spot.
Now I’m working for that man, trying to ignore that he’s hot.
But as a down on her luck girl with a difficult past,
I know an opportunity when I see one—and I have to make it last.
I’ll put my heart and soul into dressing his holiday windows.
I’ll work without stopping.
And when we lose the battle with temptation,
I’ll try and remember I’m just window shopping.
Duke, Actually – Jenny Holiday
There’s a royal wedding on, and things are about to get interesting.
Meet the man of honor
Maximillian von Hansburg, Baron of Laudon and heir to the Duke of Aquilla, is not having a merry Christmas. He’s been dumped by a princess, he’s unemployed, and his domineering father has sent him to New York to meet a prospective bride he has no interest in. In the city, he meets Dani Martinez, a smart (and gorgeous) professor he’s determined to befriend before their best friends marry in the Eldovian wedding of the century.
Meet the best woman
Newly single, no-nonsense New Yorker Dani is done with love—she even has a list entitled “Things I Will Never Again Do for a Man”—which is why she hits it off with notorious rake Max. He’s the perfect partner for snow angels in Central Park and deep conversations about the futility of love.
It’s all fun and games until their friendship deepens into attraction and, oops…
The Plight Before Christmas – Kate Stewart
Clark Griswold was onto something, at least with his annual holiday meltdown.
And since the last three weeks of my life have been riddled with humbug—another breakup, a broken toe, an office promotion I deserved and didn’t get—I’m not at all in the mood to celebrate nor have the happ, happ, happiest Christmas EVER.
When Mom insisted that we all gather at my Grandparent’s ancient cabin for an old school family Christmas, I fully intended to get into the holiday spirit w
The Holiday Swap – Maggie Knox
All they want for Christmas is a different life.
When chef Charlie Goodwin gets hit on the head on the L.A. set of her reality baking show, she loses a lot more than consciousness; she also loses her ability to taste and smell—both critical to her success as show judge. Meanwhile, Charlie’s identical twin, Cass, is frantically trying to hold her own life together back in their quaint mountain hometown while running the family’s bustling bakery and dealing with her ex, who won’t get the memo that they’re over.
With only days until Christmas, a desperate Charlie asks Cass to do something they haven’t done since they were kids: switch places. Looking for her own escape from reality, Cass agrees. But temporarily trading lives proves more complicated than they imagined, especially when rugged firefighter Jake Greenman and gorgeous physician assistant Miguel Rodriguez are thrown into the mix. Will the twins’ identity swap be a recipe for disaster, or does it have all the right ingredients for getting their lives back on track?
The Christmas Spirit – Debbie Macomber
Peter Armstrong and Hank Colfax are best friends, but their lives couldn’t be more different. Peter, the local pastor who is dedicated to his community, spending time visiting the flock, attending meetings, and, with the holiday season approaching, preparing for the Christmas service and live nativity. As a bartender, Hank serves a much different customer base at his family-owned tavern, including a handful of lonely regulars and the local biker gang.
When Peter scoffs that Hank has it easy compared to him, the two decide to switch jobs until Christmas Eve. To their surprise, the responsibilities of a bartender and a pastor are similar, but taking on the other’s work is more difficult than either Peter or Hank expected. As the two begin to see each other in a new light—and each discovers a new love to cherish—their lives are forever changed.
Once Upon A December – Amy E. Reichert
With a name like Astra Noel Snow, holiday spirit isn’t just a seasonal specialty—it’s a way of life. But after a stinging divorce, Astra’s yearly trip to the Milwaukee Christmas market takes on a whole new meaning. She’s ready to eat, drink, and be merry, especially with the handsome stranger who saves the best kringle for her at his family bakery.
For Jack Clausen, the Julemarked with its snowy lights and charming shops stays the same, while the world outside the joyful street changes, magically leaping from one December to the next every four weeks. He’s never minded living this charmed existence until Astra shows him the life he’s been missing outside of the festive red brick alley.
After a swoon-worthy series of dates, some Yuletide magic, and the unexpected glow of new love, Astra and Jack must decide whether this relationship can weather all seasons, or if what they’re feeling is as ephemeral as marshmallows in a mug of hot cocoa.
A Merry Little Meet Cute – Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone
Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer casts her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the squeaky-clean Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-friendly direction.
Forced to keep her work as Bianca under wraps, Bee quickly learns this is a task a lot easier said than done. Though it all becomes worthwhilewhen she discovers her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, an ex-boy band member in desperate need of career rehab. Nolan’s promised his bulldog manager to keep it zipped up on set, and he will if it means he’ll be able to provide a more stable living situation for his sister and mom.
But things heat up quickly in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from her ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he’s a member). Now Bee and Nolan are sneaking off for quickies on set, keeping their new relationship a secret from the Hope Channel’s execs. Things only get trickier when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan’s singing career comes snooping around—and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.
And if Bee and Nolan can’t keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this merry little meet cute might end up on the cutting room floor.
So This Is Christmas – Jenny Holiday
Matteo Benz has spent his life serving at the pleasure of the Eldovian crown. His work is his life and his life, well…he doesn’t have much of one. When he is tasked to aid a management consultant who has been flown in to help straighten out the king’s affairs, he is instantly disturbed by her brash American manner—as well by an inconvenient attraction to the brainy beauty.
Cara Delaney is in Eldovia to help clean up the king’s financial affairs, but soon finds herself at odds with the very proper Mr. Benz. As intrigued by his good looks as she is annoyed by his dedication to tradition for its own sake, she slowly begins to see the real man behind the royal throne.
As they work together to return Eldovia to its former glory during the country’s magical Christmas season, Matteo discovers he is falling hopelessly in love with the unconventional American. But a man who has devoted his life to tradition doesn’t change easily. Can he become the man Cara needs, or will their love be another sacrifice to the crown?
We Met In December – Rosie Curtis
Two people. One house. A year that changes everything.
Twenty-nine-year-old Jess is following her dream and moving to London. It’s December, and she’s taking a room in a crumbling, but grand, Notting Hill house-share with four virtual strangers. On her first night, Jess meets Alex, the guy sharing her floor, at a Christmas dinner hosted by her landlord. They don’t kiss, but as far as Jess is concerned the connection is clear. She starts planning how they will knock down the wall between them to spend more time together.
But when Jess returns from a two-week Christmas holiday, she finds Alex has started dating someone else—beautiful Emma, who lives on the floor above them. Now Jess faces a year of bumping into (hell, sharing a bathroom with) the man of her dreams…and the woman of his.
You’re A Mean One, Matthew Prince – Timothy Janovsky
Matthew Prince is young, rich, and thoroughly spoiled. So what if his parents barely remember he exists and the press is totally obsessed with him? He’s on top of the world. But one major PR misstep later, and Matthew is cut off and shipped away to spend the holidays in his grandparents’ charming small town hellscape. Population: who cares?
It’s bad enough he’s stuck in some festive winter wonderland—it’s even worse that he has to share space with Hector Martinez, an obnoxiously attractive local who’s unimpressed with anything and everything Matthew does.
Just when it looks like the holiday season is bringing nothing but heated squabbles, the charity gala loses its coordinator and Matthew steps in as a saintly act to get home early on good behavior…with Hector as his maddening plus-one. But even a Grinch can’t resist the unexpected joy of found family, and in the end, the forced proximity and infectious holiday cheer might be enough to make a lonely Prince’s heart grow three sizes this year.
The Holiday Switch – Tif Marcelo
Lila Santos is ready for her last winter break of high school. The snow in her small town of Holly, New York, is plentiful, the mood is as cozy as a fuzzy Christmas sweater, and she’s earning extra cash working at the local inn—AKA the setting of the greatest film of all time, Holiday by the Lake—while moonlighting as an anonymous book blogger.
But her perfect holiday plans crash to a halt when her boss’s frustratingly cute nephew, Teddy Rivera, becomes her coworker. Lila is type A; Teddy is type “Anything but Lila’s Way,” and the two of them can’t stop butting heads over tangled icicle lights and messy gift shop merch. But when they accidentally switch phones one afternoon, they realize they’ve both been hiding things from each other. Will their secrets—and an unexpected snowstorm—bring these rivals together?
The Trouble With Mistletoe – Jill Shalvis
If she has her way . . .
Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .
He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.
Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .
Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .
Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .
Christmas Romance Books: Jingle All The Way – Debbie Macomber
After her vengeful assistant books a guided cruise in the Amazon instead of the luxury beach vacation she expected, Everly is horrified. The next weeks she has to spend trapped with no Wi-Fi in the rain forest. Not even Asher Adams, the ship’s charming naturalist, can convince her that it will be unforgettable. Until slowly but surely she realizes that he is right.
Royal Holiday – Jasmine Guillory
Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie’s work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can’t refuse. But what she doesn’t expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain private secretary.
The Heart Of Christmas – Brenda Novak
Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn’t have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that’s what Eve wants too. A husband and kids of her own. But everything around her suddenly seems so confining. Until a handsome stranger comes to town.
Seth Webster’s heart never healed after he lost his adored wife. Now, with Christmas approaching, wild twin boys to raise alone, a home in chaos, and the latest housekeeper quitting, Seth is in need of a miracle to keep his family together. And on his doorstep arrives Mrs. Merkle – or Mrs. Miracle.
The Twelve Dates Of Christmas – Jenny Bayliss
When it comes to relationships, thirty-four-year-old Kate Turner is ready to say ‘bah humbug.’ But when her best friend signs her up for a dating agency, Kate believes the odds must finally be in her favor. Twenty-three days until Christmas and twelve dates with twelve different men.
Call Me Mrs Miracle – Debbie Macomber
This Christmas, Emily Merkle (Mrs. Miracle) is working in the toy department of Finley’s, the last family-owned department store in NYC. For Jake Finley and his father Christmas only means one thing – profit. Because they need a Christmas miracle to keep the business afloat. And Holly Larson needs a miracle to give her eight-year-old nephew the holiday he deserves.
Keep Me Warm At Christmas – Brenda Novak
Hollywood starlet Tia Beckett knows one moment can change your life. Her career had been on the fast track before a near-fatal accident left her with a debilitating facial scar. Certain her dreams are over, she agrees to house-sit at her producer’s secluded estate. But she’s not the only houseguest for the holidays. And her handsome new roomie is impossible to ignore.
A Mrs Miracle Christmas – Debbie Macomber
As the holiday season begins, Laurel McCullough could use some good news. She and her husband, Zach, have been praying for a baby that seems more and more like an impossible dream. And when there are no caregivers to look after her beloved Helen, Mrs. Miracle appears at the door.
A California Christmas – Brenda Novak
Up-and-coming TV anchor Emery Bliss can’t imagine anything more humiliating than the sex tape her ex revenge-posted online. That is, until it causes her to lose her job. Seeking solace and anonymity, Emery isn’t looking to get involved with another man any time soon. But when she’s thrown back into contact with Dallas Turner, she sees something that his many detractors have missed.
Take Me Home for Christmas – Brenda Novak
Everyone in Whiskey Creek remembers Sophia DeBussi as the town’s Mean Girl. Especially Ted Dixon, whose love she once scorned. But she has paid the price for her youthful transgressions. The man she married was rich, powerful and abusive. Then he goes missing. Left penniless and forced to face the townspeople alone, Sophia accepts a job as a housekeeper for Ted.
With snow falling over the redwood forests, secluded Virgin River is the ideal place to spend the holidays. Each year, the close-knit community gathers in the town square to decorate and light a massive tree. Carols are sung, hot chocolate is shared—and this year, a surprise is about to bring two special people together. When the townfolks discover a box of adorable puppies under the town’s Christmas tree, they call on local vet Nathaniel Jensen for help. But his budding romance with Annie McCarthy is catching their attention.
Marry Me At Christmas – Susan Mallery
Wish upon a Christmas star in this sparkling Fool’s Gold romance!
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.
Chasing Christmas Eve – Jill Shalvis
Run for the hills—temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. And she’s under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she’s pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won’t be a stranger for long.
Last Christmas Marcie Sullivan said a final goodbye to her husband, Bobby. This Christmas she’s come to Virgin River to find the man who saved his life and gave her three more years to love him. Fellow marine Ian Buchanan dragged Bobby’s shattered body onto a medical transport. Her letters to Ian have gone unanswered, but she has managed to track him down. He’s as wounded emotionally as Bobby was physically. But she’s not easily scared off.
Christmas Romance Books: Dashing Through The Snow – Debbie Macomber
Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Every flight is full and there’s only one rental car available – which they decide to share.
This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas list – getting over Denny Cutler. Three years ago he broke her heart before heading off to war. It’s time she moved on. So she takes matters into her own hands and heads to the place Denny calls home – Virgin River. She’s an uninvited guest on her brother’s men-only hunting weekend. And then an accident means she needs to stay longer and she’s stranded with Denny. In very close quarters.
Dear Santa – Debbie Macomber
Lindy Carmichael isn’t feeling particularly joyful when she returns home to Washington for Christmas. The man she thought was ‘the one’ cheated on her with her best friend and she feels completely devoid of creativity in her graphic design job. So, she decides to write a new letter to Santa.
While the Riordan brothers have a reputation for being rough-and-tumble, Patrick has always been the gentle, sweet-natured one. But his easygoing manner is tested by his high-octane career as a navy pilot. Angie LeCroix wants to spend Christmas in Virgin River relaxing, away from her mother. Yet instead of freedom, she gets her uncle, Jack Sheridan. If he had his way, she’d never go out at all. And certainly not with Patrick.
Christmas In Silver Springs – Brenda Novak
So much for forever. When Harper Devlin’s rock star husband ditches her on his way to the top, she takes her two daughters to her sister’s place for the holidays, hoping family can heal her broken heart. But comfort comes in unexpected places when she crosses paths with local Tobias Richardson.
A Wallflower Christmas – Lisa Kleypas
Rafe Bowman has just arrived from America for his arrange meeting with Natalie, the daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. If it weren’t for his American ways and reputation, her hand would be guaranteed. He knows he must learn the ways of London society. And when four former wallflowers try their hand at matchmaking, no one knows what will happen.
A Fairytale Christmas – Susan Wiggs
Ace reporter Jack Riley loves his job, or at least he did until Madeleine Angston took over as publisher for the Courier. The perfect blonde ice queen is a daunting presence in the newsroom and an irresistible distraction, despite Jack’s determination to avoid her as often as possible. But then a chance encounter puts Jack right at the center of Madeleine’s attention.
1225 Christmas Tree Lane – Debbie Macomber
The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Everything is going perfectly and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise. But someone left a basket of puppies on her doorstep and her daughters have invited their dad – Beth’s long divorced husband – to Cedar Cove for Christmas.
The Christmas Wedding Ring – Susan Mallery
In her youth, Molly Anderson couldn’t help crushing on gorgeous bad boy Dylan Black – even though he only had eyes for her sister. When things didn’t work out between them, he said goodbye to Molly as well, vowing they’d have a great adventure when she grew up. Now that she’s got dumped by her fiancé just before Christmas, she’s finally ready to take Dylan up on his promise.
Christmas Romance Books: Mr Miracle – Debbie Macomber
Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help Addie Folsom get her life back on track and help her find love. Creating a happy ending for Addie and her neighbour Erich doesn’t seem like much of a challenge. But soon after arriving, Harry realizes that he may need help – they can’t stand each other. Addie would rather avoid Erich entirely – especially at Christmas. Harry is going to need all the help he can get to help them find their Christmas miracle.
After years apart, Mick and Megan O’Brien are finally ready to make it official again. Most of their grown children couldn’t be happier about their rekindled love and impending marriage.
Except for Connor. Driven to become a divorce attorney after what he views as his mother’s abandonment of their family, Connor’s not about to give his blessing on this romance.
The Christmas Wedding Guest – Susan Mallery
The Somerville sisters believe in love, but they’ve lost faith it will happen for them. Reggie hasn’t been home since the end of the world’s shortest engagement. When her parents decide to renew their vows, she buffs up her twinkle to help with the Christmas wedding. Unexpectedly, her first love Toby is back too and the spark between them shines as brightly as ever.
Done waiting for the one, Dena is pregnant and on her own – on purpose. But then a gorgeous, sad-eyed songwriter checks in to a room at her inn. Micah has been unable to write since he lost his wife, but he finds inspiration in Dena’s determination to be a mom. One snowflake-speckled kiss and he’s a goner. But Dena is afraid to believe that a rock star could ever fall for someone like her.
Dating Matthew O’Brien – a playboy and a younger man – cost Laila Riley her career and her parents’ respect. A high price, even for love. And then Laila decides to break it off.
But the O’Brien family has other ideas. They conspire to get Laila to join them on a Dublin holiday. It’s a great time to get away from it all, but Laila knows that Matthew will be there.
The St James Affair – Susan Wiggs
Elaine St. James has it all – a thriving career as an elite Manhattan publicist, A-list best friends and a gorgeous, high-profile boyfriend her parents adore. But when he breaks up with her on Christmas Eve, Elaine is faced with the prospect of spending the holidays alone. Until the man she loved long ago reappears.
Jenny Collins wanted nothing more than to be part of a large family like the O’Briens. But when her mother married into that family, Jenny ended up feeling more like an outsider than ever.
Now after years in Nashville as an established songwriter, Jenny is drawn back to Chesapeake Shores to collaborate on a Christmas production and to make peace with the past. As if that’s not challenging enough, Caleb Green, the singer who broke her heart, has followed her to town.
Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket’s Winter Street Inn and proud father of four, all grown and in varying states of disarray. As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on his Mitzi – his wife – kissing Santa Claus, utter chaos descends. And it might be up to Kelley’s ex-wife, Margaret Quinn, to save Christmas.
For driven medical student Caitlyn Winters, catching the bridal bouquet at a Christmas wedding has set off a chain reaction that is more of a curse than a blessing. Not only has she fallen in love with family medicine resident Noah McIlroy, but an unexpected pregnancy threatens her well-laid plans for the future.
It doesn’t help that Noah – and all of Caitlyn’s O’Brien relatives – are on board with the prospect of marriage and happily-ever-after. It will take a lot of patience, love and family persuasion to help Caitlyn realize that she can still have everything she ever wanted including a house in Chesapeake Shores.
A second Christmas on Nantucket finds Kelley Quinn reflecting on the past year as he writes a holiday letter to friends and family. Though there has been misfortune and worry, Kelley is now single and on better terms with his first wife, their son Kevin has a new baby Genevieve with the French housekeeper Isabelle, and Kelley’s daughter Ava is finally dating a nice guy. Now they look forward to Genevieve’s baptism and welcoming Isabelle into the family.
After a year apart, Mitzi has returned to rule the roost; Patrick is about to be released from prison; Kevin has a successful new business and is finally ready to tie the knot with Isabelle; and best of all, there’s hopeful news about Bart. But Kelley has recently survived a health scare, Jennifer is addicted to drugs and Ava can’t decide between two lovers. However, Christmas is coming and it’s one holiday that brings the Quinn family together.
Winter Solstice – Elin Hilderbrand
It’s been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that’s about to change. And Bart’s safe return isn’t the family’s only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; Patrick is getting back on his feet after paying his debt to society; Ava thinks she’s finally found the love of her life; and Kelley is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But of course, it wouldn’t be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly.