Here are some Christmas books I have on my list to read in the coming two weeks: I’ve included the book description from Goodreads. Comment your favorite or anticipated Christmas reads below.
As I am a dog owner and the parent of three dachshunds, this title got me! Here is the book description:
Pine Hollow has everything Ally Gilmore could wish for in a holiday break: gently falling snow in a charming small town and time with her family. Then she learns some Grinch has pulled the funding for her family’s rescue shelter, and now she has only four weeks to find new homes for a dozen dogs! But when she confronts her Scroogey councilman nemesis, Ally finds he’s far more reasonable — and handsome — than she ever expected.
As the guardian of his dog-obsessed ten-year-old niece, Ben West doesn’t have time to build a cuddly reputation. But he does feel guilty about the shelter closing. So he proposes a truce with Ally, agreeing to help her adopt out the pups. As the two spend more time together, the town’s gossip is spreading faster than Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. And soon Ben is hoping he can convince Ally that Pine Hollow is her home for the holidays… and the whole year through. (less)
A Regency Christmas Anthology by Susan Payne, which includes three stories.
A Regency Christmas Story
Penelope Cooper struggled to maintain a proper place in society, but found herself a failure after hearing of her brother, Christopher’s gambling debt. As a gentleman, he must pay them immediately. If Penelope can’t convince the Marquess of Leighton to wait for his money, more than Christmas is endangered.
The Best Christmas Present
Lord Williamsburg found something intriguing about one debutante, and after meeting her widowed mother, he understood why. Could he begin a liaison with the widow while seeking a marriage with a more appropriately aged debutante?
Sugar Plum Christmas
Lord Hedley had discovered a sweet tooth and not just for the delicious confections furnished by Gunter’s Tea Shop. The young female bakery chef had made an impression, as well. Could she be tempted to bake for him alone?
The Substitute Guest by Grace Livingston Hill was written sometime prior to Hill’s death in 1947. It is set in about the 1920’s and describes a life-saving adventure and an old-fashioned Christmas, which was considered old-fashioned even when she wrote it. I read this every year and would recommend it to anyone. I’m linking to the Kindle edition which came out a few years ago.
When Alan Monteith decides to help a friend in need by delivering a bottle of medicine to a sick woman, he never imagined being stranded in a blizzard. And he never imagined climbing a mountain on foot. But when his car breaks down in front of the Devereaux’s home, that’s just what he ends up doing. Daryl Devereaux was looking forward to a peaceful holiday until Alan Monteith arrives. As the young stranger and her brother trudge into the storm, Daryl is left to pray for their safe return, never realizing that night will change their lives forever.
Here is a link to some Christmas reviews I’ve already done this year: Duffy the Christmassy Dragon, Christmas With The Ops Room Girls, Joy To The World, and Candy Cane Crime.
Comment below and tell me your favorite Christmas Reads!