Best holiday romance novels to read
Christmas is around the corner!
While we all are gearing up towards the holiday season why not enhance the festive mood with some good Christmas novels!
Some of you might wonder, Christmas books…aren’t they for kids?
Well, not really-there are plenty of novels with festive romances and family gatherings that can complement the happiest time of the year.
And if you are looking for some book club suggestions during your holiday book discussions these 16 Christmas novels are a great list.
Even better, start a holiday tradition in your family by gifting these epic holiday reads to the bookworms in your life.
Anyhow the choice is yours, for now, let’s just dive right into these 16 great books to read on Christmas eve!
Christmas at Holiday House by RaeAnne Thayne
RaeAnne Thayne’s ‘Christmas at Holiday House’ is a heartwarming and joyful Christmas story of love, loss, family and relationships written in the backdrop of holiday traditions. This multi-generational story also revolves around the concept of second chance love and the romance of Ethan and Abby. This is a perfectly charming romance with an extraordinary blend of Christmas bliss and human relationships.
A Dog’s Perfect Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron
A Dog’s Perfect Christmas is an incredibly heart touching story of the Goss family intertwined with unique storylines. The addition of an adorable little puppy enhances the charm of the book. Bruce Cameron, through his strong plot, immerses the readers into the calamities of the characters and has brilliantly interwoven a family in distress and a puppy in need of love under a single roof. It’s truly a work that touches our hearts by bringing out the female emotions pretty well.
Jingle All the Way: A Novel by Debbie Macomber
The dominant part of this contemporary romance takes place in Amazon. The development of the feelings of the main characters Asher and Daisy is told along with a picturesque description of wildlife. This book also incorporates family relationships, delicious food and the romance of Asher and Daisy. It’s a wholesome delightful Christmas story even though we only get the Christmas vibes almost at the end of the story.
Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan
The romantic comedy fiction writer Jenny Colgan’s novel ‘Christmas at the Island Hotel’ is the fourth book in her ‘Mure Series’. Colgan has managed to introduce a plethora of characters by portraying a variety of relationships. Characters marked with depth and other stereotypical roles along with the entertaining settings made the book perfect to lift the festive mood.
The Christmas Table: A Novel by Donna VanLiere
Donna VanLiere’s this particular novel is a heartwarming Christmas themed and faith based story projecting the power of prayer which surrounds the readers with fuzzy happiness. The title is justified by highlighting the importance of the table as it poignantly ties the narrative together at the end. A perfect page-turner for the lovers of family stories, drama and Christmas traditions.
A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans
Richard Paul Evans incorporated and evolved the elements of the original story from the bible into a modern day rendition of the story of Joseph. He also tried to bring out believable situations with amazing characters which we could relate to and get inspired. ‘A Winter Dream’ comprises the unavoidable life events, cruelty, personal realizations and lessons which makes it a fact-packed narration.
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Christina Lawrence’s work is a Christmas romance charged with a magnificent holiday spirit and is a perfect read to get lost in its time travel too. This rom-com story revolves around the choices made by the central character Maelyn Jones as well as her queries on getting into the right path. Her chemistry with Andrews was magical and the epilogue of the work was the perfect icing on the cake.
One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan
This holiday fiction of Sarah Morgan is a perfect blend of reconciliation and forgiveness. Morgan’s captivating storytelling leaves us with a heartfelt glow and plenty of instances to reflect. ‘One more for Christmas’ is one of the deep and emotional Christmas novels with complex and transitional characters which allow themselves to be vulnerable.
Sienna Carr has processed quirky and memorable characters in this light romantic read. The small town was practically a character on its own merit and it’s a location you may fall in love with. Along with the interesting plot and character development, Winter’s kiss is a quick and easy read.
Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
Samantha Silva’s debut novel ‘Mr. Dickens and His Carol’ is a comic and mysterious work that presents the life of Dickens as a writer, describing his dreams and reality. It depicts the elegance of true friendship and resumption in a fascinating way. Undoubtedly a perfect read for the holiday season.
Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler
This is the second book of Sarah Morgenthaler’s which is included in her ‘Moose Springs, Alaska Series’. The whole novel is all about the love and respect of Lana towards her small town called Alaska. The novel also unfolds her romance during Christmas time with Rick, who is a divorced man who supports her to keep their town safe. A clear entertainer packed with humour and romance.
Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery: A Novel by Jenny Colgan
Jenny Colgan’s this particular novel narrates the cheerful Christmas season in a coastal village of Mount Polbearne. The story focuses on Polly, and her little beach street bakery where she bakes delicious cookies and bread. Later we get to see the romance of Polly and Huckle. A perfect novel to read in the blissful festive season. As a bonus, you get some of the sumptuous recipes from Polly!
Christmas Bells: A Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini
Christmas Bells is a historical fiction by Jennifer Chiaverini that alternates between today’s Boston and the Boston of H.W Longfellow during the time of civil war. The story was inspired by Longfellow’s poem “Christmas Bells’ ‘ and thus it has a dual storyline which is all tied up towards the final chapter. Handling of civil war events and people of Chiaverini made this work remarkable. Altogether, a hope-filled holiday read for Christmas.
Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle
As an author of romance, Nancy Naigle through this book describes a delightful tale of love between Joy Holbrook and a country man named Ben. Joy is kind, energetic and hardworking. She is more concerned about her dreams and career. When she realizes that her aunt is in need of her support she proceeds to help her by sacrificing her job promotion. Set in a small town, the story is also infused with humour and holiday mood. Overall, the book is quite interesting and memorable.
Holly and Ivy- An Uplifting Holiday Novel by Fern Michaels
Holly and Ivy is a heart-wrenching work by Fern Michaels in which he tells the story of Ivy Mackintosh and Daniel who had lost their loved ones in a plane crash. Holly, the child of Daniel tries to bring back everything as it was before. As Christmas nears, the child tries to cheer up Ivy and attempts to make her forget about what had happened in her life. The child wants to regain the glory of the festive time. An emotional read that reminds us of the reason not to lose hope for good things in our lives.
The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss’
Jenny Baylis’ debut novel depicts the tale of Kate Turner, a woman who is single in her thirties. She is in love with her solitude life as a designer and a baker. But she has to accept her best friend’s request forcefully to participate in a programme called twelve dates at Christmas conducted by an online dating agency in December. But with each date, Kate got the chance to understand men more. Written in a Christmas background, the book reminds us about all the good things that we love in Christmas.
Which of these are you going to read first? Let us know in the comments!
Written by Two Muggles
( Liya Joy & Stephy George)