12 Holiday Books to Read this Christmas - Part 2


 Hi everyone!  Today I bring to you the last six Holiday books I'm recommending which were published in 2020.  If you missed Part 1 be sure to check it out.  I'll be providing a description of the book and hyperlink to my review.  Without further adieu, here we go!


Gayle Mitchell is a successful author and leader of organizational change. Following an accident which landed her in hospital, she is asked who should be notified. She hesitates because work has been her life for many years. Finally she mentions the name of one of her daughters - someone she hasn’t seen or talked to in five years. In fact, Gayle has been estranged from both Samantha and her sister Ella during this time. She wonders if they would even come to visit her after how they parted five years ago. 
The sisters agree to meet their mother who proclaims she wants to spend Christmas with them this year. The younger women are surprised - could this be coming from a woman who never liked Christmas and chose to work through the holidays? 

Publisher:  Harlequin

Genre: General Fiction, Women's Fiction

Review


Victoria Scott is a fledgling clothes designer who loves all things vintage. She dreams of the day she can open her own boutique. Victoria has also suffered a tragedy which impacts her dreams of finding someone to share her life with. 

Oliver Russell is coordinating the opening of his family’s new London department store. As the son of a workaholic father who is suffering health issues, Oliver’s life has taken him in a direction he really didn’t intend it to. Furthermore, his mother is pushing Oliver to bring his new girlfriend to meet the family. The problem is, Oliver only said he had a girlfriend to get his mother off his back in an earlier conversation. What he needs most right now is to find a woman who can satisfy his mother’s desires and get him back to the task of preparing for the opening of the store. 

Publisher: Mills and Boom

Genre: Romance

Review


Everly Lancaster has built a strong online real estate business in Chicago. She has put all her energy into this business, sacrificing relationships and time with her family in Indiana as a result. She even worked through Christmas last year, missing all the usual festive celebrations. Her business partner sees what the stress of not taking a break has done to Emily and instructs her to take the month off. Everly is reluctant to take a break, but finally agrees when the partner instructs his niece working in the office to book Everly on a luxury cruise to a beach location. 

The luxury cruise turns out to be a cruise down the Amazon on a small ship without luxuries...

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Genre: Women's Fiction

Review


Kate Turner, a 34 year old designer who has all but given up on love.  She has a circle of friends, but the romantic prospects in Blexford are far and few. Matt is a friend from school who she had once shared and kiss with. Matt owns the Pear Street Cafe and Kate has a side job where she bakes for the cafe. Laura is a mother of two who remains great friends with Kate after many years and only wishes the best for her. Indeed, she’s sad to see Kate without someone special in her life, and so signs her up with a dating agency which proffers twelve dates with twelve men in the days leading up to Christmas. Although apprehensive at first, Kate decides she has nothing to lose and it might be fun to meet new people before the holidays. 

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Review


In Nancy Naigle's latest book, we see Katie taking the scenic trip from New York City to the town of Evergreen (the setting of several other books and movies) by train. Katie is a writer looking to get some rest and relaxation and inspiration for a second book. On the train she meets Ben, a former NYC reporter turned Evergreen librarian who informs Katie the things that make Evergreen so special. It doesn’t take long for Katie to understand what Ben has told her, but is this place really too good to be true? 

Evergreen has a unique history, and this is the year that the town needs to find the key to opening the time capsule which was sealed up fifty years ago. This provides a context for the story which includes many activities we have associated with Christmas.

Publisher: Hallmark Publishing

Genre: General Fiction, Romance

Review




Happily This Christmas tells the story of Wynn Beauchene, a 34 year old graphic designer and single mother to her 14 year old son Hunter. She has noticed her next door neighbour, Garrick a police officer who lives alone, particularly when he’s shirtless while cutting his lawn. When Garrick approaches her for help to get his home ready for his pregnant daughter Jo Lynn, Wynn seizes the opportunity to get to know this good-looking and thoughtful man.

Publisher: Harlequin 

Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance

Review



So there you have it.  12 holiday books to cozy up with this Christmas.  I hope you've enjoyed this set of posts and have found something you'd like to read this Holiday season.  Let me know if you've read any of these books in the comments, or if you have a Holiday read you'd like to share.  I hope you have a great day!

26 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect relaxing literature, love the pictures..

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  2. All of these reads sound amazing! Some of the plots remind me of Hallmark Christmas movies. I'll put The 12 Dates of Christmas on my book list for this month :)

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  3. Thanks for the great recommendations! I'm planning to read The 12 Dates of Christmas soon.

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  4. What a great list of holiday books! I will have to check some of these out. Thanks so much for sharing them!

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  5. Oh, there are some sweet looking ones here.

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  6. These all sound like fun festive reads! I've added The Twelve Dates of Christmas to my list!

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  7. Might just be the odd Christmas gift in there. Cheers for the ideas!

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  8. 12 Dates of Christmas sounds like the perfect festive read!!

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  9. These sound like some great books. I love the sound of Meet me in London.

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  10. Thanks for sharing these they doing great! I especially love the sound of the 12 dates of Christmas!

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  11. What a fun post! I generally watch Christmas movies this time a year, but I've got to say, I've never read a specifically Christmas book. Thank you for the recommendations!

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  12. I have never read a Christmas themed booked! I've watched movies but never books! Definately something that I need to do. You've inspired me.

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  13. I am always after a good read during the holidays! The twelve dates of Christmas seems very intriguing!

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    1. It’s a really fun read! Thanks for stopping by!

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