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25 Best Christmas Romance Books to Warm your Heart (2024)

25 Best Christmas Romance Books to Warm your Heart, such as Catching Christmas, Season of Wonder, Christmas Shopaholic, One Day in December, The Gift
Merry Christmas to all my readers! Welcome to an insightful journey through the '25 Best Christmas Romance Books to Warm your Heart (2024),' written by Muhiuddin Alam on the book recommendations and reviews site, ReadingAndThinking.com.

Over the years as a leading Authority on book recommendations and reviews, I made countless articles many of which can be found on this site.

I have received many requests to recommend some of the best Christmas romance books. In response, I'm pleased to offer my expert recommendations in this article.

I will recommend Christmas Romance Books 2024 in this post, which is based on my in-depth study and testing in this field. Such as Catching Christmas, Season of Wonder, Christmas Shopaholic, One Day in December, The Gift, Bridget Jones's Diary, Winter's Tale, Winter Street, and In a Holidaze.

These aren't just the top Christmas romance novels. Below, you'll find descriptions of 25 books on this topic.


25 Best Christmas Romance Books of All Time

Hi booklovers welcome back to my blog, it is almost Christmas hopefully by the time I write this article it is not Christmas just yet 

but I have spent the past week binging on a bunch of popular Christmas rom-com books for 2024. 

I ended up finishing 25 Christmas rom-com books and it was a pretty successful week it has definitely gotten me even more into the festive mood 

most of these were the best contemporary romance novels of all time though which is why I could read again so many of them. 

But I just wanted to share with you all Christmas contemporary romance books that I read if you're still in the mood for reading some cute Christmas romance books by the best contemporary romance authors then definitely check these ones out. 

I really enjoyed these romance books for Christmas so stick with my reviews for these great festive reads.

1. Catching Christmas 


Catching Christmas by Terri BlackstockThe first Christmas story from New York Times and the USA TODAY bestselling author Terri Blackstock. 
"The feel-good Christmas book of the year. Blackstock's tale of love and redemption wrapped in a holiday bow will leave you smiling. Don't miss Catching Christmas." -New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hauck 
This Year, Christmas Comes Just in Time As a first-year law associate, Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year's if she loses her current case. 

So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she's in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic. The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. 

But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, whom he failed miserably in her last days, he can't say no when she keeps calling him for rides. 

Once a successful gourmet chef, Finn's biggest concern now is paying his rent, but half the time Callie doesn't remember to pay him. As she starts to feel better, she leads him on wild-goose chases to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter. When Finn meets Sydney, he's quite sure she's never needed help finding a date. 

Does Miss Callie have an ulterior motive, or is this just a mission driven by delusions? He's willing to do whatever he can to help fulfill Callie's Christmas wish. He just never expected to be a vital part of it. "Blackstock's Catching Christmas is not your average romance. Darling and laugh-out-loud cute, it makes the reader think about the important things in life. 

I read it in one gulp and wished there was more. Highly recommended!" -Colleen Coble, USA TODAY bestselling author of the Hope Beach and Lavender Tides series "Terri Blackstock's latest offering touches tender places with its quirky characters and stirring plot. 

Catching Christmas explores what happens when the paths of a disenchanted taxi driver collide with those of an overworked attorney. Blackstock weaves a compelling, romantic tale that is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit!" -Denise Hunter, bestselling author of Honeysuckle Dreams and The Convenient Groom.

2. Season of Wonder 


Season of Wonder: A Clean & Wholesome Romance by RaeAnne ThayneIt’s a long way from New York to Idaho…but could they have found a home at last? Dani Capelli has never truly belonged anywhere. 

And from her earliest days as a foster child in Queens, she would have been lost if it weren’t for her love of animals. Until high school, when she fell hard for the wrong boy and found herself pregnant—and married—by graduation. 

Two daughters later, Dani realized her mistake and filed for divorce, and with the help of scholarships and loans—and a lot of macaroni and cheese dinners—she enrolled in vet school. Things were finally looking up…until her ex-husband became her late husband, in the most notorious way possible. 

Now Dani and her daughters need an out-of-town pass more than ever. So when the retiring Haven Point veterinarian offers her a chance to settle in the small Idaho town and take over his practice, she jumps at it. 

But adjusting to the charming mountain community isn’t easy; thirteen-year-old Silver begins acting out while six-year-old Mia is growing too attached to Haven Point and everything in it, especially their next-door neighbor, Deputy Sheriff Ruben Morales. 

And Dani can’t blame her. Ruben is everything she’s secretly wanted—and everything she can’t bear to risk loving…and losing. 

As the holidays draw near, their shared concern for Dani’s daughters brings them closer together, giving Ruben the chance to show this big-city woman just how magical Christmas in Haven Point can be...and that the promise of a home, at last, is very real in the most wondrous season of the year.

3. Christmas Shopaholic: A Novel 


Christmas Shopaholic: A Novel by Sophie KinsellaBecky Brandon (née Bloomwood) adores Christmas. It's always the same – Mum and Dad hosting, carols playing, Mum pretending she made the Christmas pudding, and the next-door neighbors coming round for sherry in their terrible festive jumpers.

And now it's even easier with online bargain-shopping sites – if you spend enough you even get free delivery. Sorted!

But this year looks set to be different. Unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocado, Becky's parents are moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch and have asked Becky if she'll host Christmas this year. What could possibly go wrong?

With sister Jess demanding a vegan turkey, husband Luke determined that he just wants aftershave again, and little Minnie insisting on a very specific picnic hamper – surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old boyfriend and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear...

Will chaos ensue, or will Becky manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas?

About the author 

Madeleine Wickham (Madeleine Wickham) is a famous British writer and the author of the Shopaholic series of novels. She graduated from Oxford University in England and worked as a financial reporter before writing. In 2000, she published "The Whimsical World of Shopaholics" and became a rising star in the literary world. 

The Shopaholic Rebecca series has become a best-selling book in The New York Times and Publishers Weekly, with a total of more than 2,000,000 copies sold worldwide and versions in more than 35 languages. The Walt Disney Company bought the rights to the adaptation of "The Shopaholic's Whimsical World". 

The film "Confessions of a Shopaholic" based on the "Shopaholic Series" has set off a craze for screenings around the world and is loved by fans, especially since It is a female audience. Madeleine Wickham is currently a judge for several novel awards. 

The works "My A-Class Secret" and "The Queen of Housekeeping" in recent years will also be adapted into movies after the "Shopaholic" has been put on the screen. Madeleine lives in London with her husband and three children.

4. One Day in December: A Novel 


One Day in December: A Novel by Josie SilverTwo People. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story.

Laurie is pretty sure love, at first sight, doesn't exist anywhere but in the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away.

Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It's Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.

What follows for Laurie, Sarah, and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming, and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.

About The Author

Josie Silver is an unashamed romantic who met her husband when she stepped on his foot on his twenty-first birthday. She lives with him, her two young children, and their cat in a little town in the Midlands.

5. The Gift 


“There are two ways for people to be happy, one is what good things happen to them, and the other is bad luck for others.” "But this can only be controlled at the level of clear expression of each other, and can not be used to destroy the other's heart."

  Seeing this, I can't help thinking of the protagonist Lou in the novel, who has a successful career and is completely accustomed to and enjoys working life. For his rush and fight, he gained a lot and lost a lot. 

The happiness he was for just completely satisfied the above two possibilities mentioned by Lian Yue, a new promotion, what he expects is not only to bring himself more happiness but At the same time, there is the thrill of conquering strong opponents.

  Once a person falls into this situation, it is difficult to rationally withdraw from the indefinite expectation of happiness, and quietly consider what they have done, and the harm to those around them, especially to themselves.

  Gabe in the novel is always a mystery to me. After all, I still don’t understand what magic power is that enables him to "prophet" and how to give Lou that magical "avatar". Or maybe it's just A moving story made up by the narrator Raphael in the book, just a sweet and heart-warming tale, so absorbing.

  The narrative of the novel is not completely linear but interspersed between the realistic plot and the storytelling, which is separated from time to time by the chapter of The Turkey Boy. The narrative method like Cecelia not only is not chaotic but also makes the plot and rhythm of the story smoother.

  Even if the simple truth is easy to understand and repeated a hundred times, it will tire the listener, and if it is hidden in a wrapped cocoon, the reader will be able to think as the reading continues and the plot develops. 

Instead of simply listening, layer by layer, in order to show its righteousness, this is the best "preaching and teaching karma to solve puzzles." Cecelia strives to wrap the same truth in two different but similar "cocoons", expecting to pass two different lives, or three (if you count Raphael), and four (if you count Jessica) ), to show us the most worthy and cherished gift in life. 

I believe that Cecelia does not want to be a "teacher", but just like the words "Lose yourself in the magical world of Cecelia Ahern" on the title page, any fascinating story can make us feel.

  Before the code word, I decided to mention the film adapted from another novel by the author, PS I Love You. I, therefore, knew the author, and contacted and wanted to contact the author's other novels. Unlike The Gift, the plot of PS can still be found or copied in the real world, but a closer taste can also reveal the similarities between the two works: the plot in the movie is also related to Ireland, and it is also related to Christmas. 

Relevance is also related to family, it is also related to life and death, and when it touches death, it also offers readers a happy ending and hopes to carry on a new life.

  With so much pressure in real life, why can't we become more romantic, keep a little distance from the cruel society, feel the beauty conveyed in the book with our hearts, and don't forget to stop in a hurry to cherish everything? This is the best gift I got from Cecelia's book.

  "As big as the heart, the stage is as big" is true, but maybe the stage we need is not blindly infinitely big. We can try our best to jump out of the sky on the stage of our own. It is a kind of happiness.

6. Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel 


Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel by Helen FieldingThis is a book I wanted to read a long time ago. Now holding it in his hand, halfway through reading, but no longer has the courage to continue turning it over.
It's like a fifteen-year-old British girl with half-length curly hair with freckles on her face, giggling in front of you, and can't stop. ——At first, you still think that this happy girl is so energetic that it is really refreshing, but after five minutes, you will want her to quiet down and do something else.

I have always been a loyal reader of Pride and Prejudice, loving Elizabeth and Darcy. So when I started to read "BJ Singles Diary", I vaguely felt that this author was the same as me. Sure enough, when watching a related interview later, the author Helen said that she was a loyal reader of Austin and a loyal fan of Darcy. Even the actor Colin Firth, who loves the classic version of Darcy TV in Aiwu and Wu Ai.

Although BJ and Elizabeth are different, they all have the same characteristics. They are pure and kind-hearted, real women who dare to express their own feelings. They have also been confused by the wrong men and misjudged good men, but they have the courage to admit their mistakes and dare to pursue true love. I think this is a very charming quality. This is also the quality that attracts bad men Daniel and Darcy.

The original book is full of self-deprecating British humor that the British are good, about BJ and her friends' various uncontrollable behaviors, and doubts about marriage and love in real society. In fact, the problem of love is the same regardless of Chinese and Western.

What Darcy touched me with within the book is the uncompromising expression of love of his characteristic British man. Not the sentence in the movie.

Because I have loved, I understand.

7. Winter's Tale 


When I first read this book, I was only attracted by the author's fine word representations and stories, but I slowly tasted it. In fact, the author has incorporated many elements. 

According to my summary of all best-selling books, a good novel cannot be separated from an implicit theme, and the prominent theme of the book is the good and evil of human nature, the dispute between justice and evil, and the poignant love. 

You will follow the author's rhythm and feel the story of Manhattan, New York. The author said that he is not writing with a pen, but with a few pairs of sneakers, walking all over the city. 

There are many hidden clues in this book. Migration is very moving. In order to seek a new countryman, yearning for the prosperity of the city, but also to be able to live more, overcome many difficulties, travel through mountains and rivers, and travel far and wide. Work hard in the city. 

A woman, carrying a child who was about to die of illness on her back, was climbing a towering cliff. If she had not been careful, she would have been broken into pieces, but to save the child and let the mother die and live, she climbed the iceberg with difficulty. Reading this will almost make people burst into tears. All beings are like stars in the sky. 

Everyone comes to this world to fulfill their mission, so cherish their present moment and chase their dreams. The author uses the method of showing (showing) instead of telling (telling), the beautiful scenery description, and the tense plot laying as if you are on the scene, please follow the author’s rhythm and feel a spiritual experience Feast! This book is indeed a classic work worthy of collection.

8. Winter Street 


Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand"Open this diverting tale of family dysfunction and you'll find a holiday package filled with humor, romance, and realism." --USA TodayKelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four grown children: Patrick, a hedge fund manager; Kevin, a bartender; Ava, a school teacher; and Bart, who has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines. 

During Christmas, the elderly male protagonist discovered that his wife had been affair with him for many years, and was so angry that he canceled the Christmas party and sold the co-run hotel. 

The ex-wife has become a well-known TV anchor. Feeling that their family is in a difficult situation, the special plane rushes back to accompany the children, and the old relationship with the male lead is rekindled. The wife came back to dinner and found that their old relationship had revived. She felt that the male protagonist still loved his ex-wife, and it was revealed that he had been using a trumpet to blacken his ex-wife and left in anger. 

At the same time, the eldest son was under investigation due to insider trading. His wife and children had taken refuge but returned to reunite. 

The second son walked out of a failed marriage proposed to his new girlfriend and became pregnant. 

The third daughter bravely broke up with the boy who could not give her enough love and had been with her. Accompanying her warm male colleague, the youngest son has recently lost contact with the army and was finally confirmed as missing.

9. In a Holidaze 


In a Holidaze by Christina LaurenIt's the most wonderful time of the year...but not for Maelyn Jones. She's living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions.

But perhaps worst of all, this is the last Christmas Mae will be at her favorite place in the world—the snowy Utah cabin where she and her family have spent every holiday since she was born, along with two other beloved families. Mentally melting down as she drives away from the cabin for the final time, Mae throws out what she thinks is a simple plea to the universe: Please. Show me what will make me happy.

The next thing she knows, tires screech and metal collide, and everything goes black. But when Mae gasps awake…she's on an airplane bound for Utah, where she begins the same holiday all over again. With one hilarious disaster after another sending her back to the plane, Mae must figure out how to break free of the strange time loop—and finally get her true love under the mistletoe.

10. Winter in Paradise 


Winter in Paradise by Elin HilderbrandIrene Steele shares her idyllic life in a beautiful Iowa City Victorian house with a husband who loves her to sky-writing, and sentimental extremes. 

But as she rings in the new year one cold and snowy night, everything she thought she knew falls to pieces with a shocking phone call: her beloved husband, away on business, has been killed in a plane crash. 

Before Irene can even process the news, she must first confront the perplexing details of her husband's death on the distant Caribbean island of St. John.

The story is quite fascinating to keep reading. The open ending is well received. The only thing I don’t understand is why the people in the book fall in love so easily? Everyone sees one and loves the other. Especially Ayers, just after breaking up, he seemed too hungry for both of his brothers ~ 

In addition, I found a small bug: Hank on page 33 should be Huck. update: The more I think about it, the more I feel that the character Ayers is broken. What a kind and beautiful girl. But because of the death of her boyfriend who cheated on her friend, she began to abandon herself. He had an affair with the two brothers and wanted Baker to be his friend. . . 

Later, after discovering the true identities of the brothers, their IQ went offline again. Regardless of their true love confession to her, they ran to get back together with their ex-boyfriend, knowing that her boyfriend would still continue to cheat?! I can see the black question mark too. Does she need a man by her side? Don't chase such a stupid girl. . . Silence for the two brothers.

About the author 

Elin Hilderbrand is the mother of three three-sport athletes, an aspiring fashionista, a dedicated jogger, a world explorer, an enthusiastic foodie, and a grateful three-year breast cancer survivor. She has called Nantucket Island her home since 1994. Welcome to Paradise is her twenty-second novel.

11. Fire Night: A Devil's Night Holiday Novella 

The next book that kicked off my holiday romance reading was actually 'Fire Night' by Penelope Douglas. This one I honestly did not know it was gonna be a holiday-themed kind of novella it is a book in the Devil's Night series 

so this one you can't really read until you've already read all four books in the series but I'm a huge Penelope Douglas fan I will read anything and everything from her. 

I had so much fun being back in the devil's night world with Michael Kai Damon will this novella is told from all four of the guys' points of view plus a bonus point of view for the epilogue but this one is a holiday novella, winter novella because fire night is a holiday celebrating the yuletide the winter solstice 

it's a new holiday that all four of our couples have started celebrating ever since they started their families so it's like another tradition in addition to Devil's Night we're back in Thunder Bay it's all snowy and wintry. 

it's a fairly long novella I don't really think Penelope Douglas can ever write anything short which I love her for but it's not Devil's Night without some action and suspense which there is a little bit of towards the end of this novella so I gave fire night four stars 

I just loved being back with all these characters seeing how they are grown up as parents and seeing all their kids there are so many kids and the end does leave you wanting more, especially from that epilogue which is told from a certain character's point of view. 

I don't know if I'd want an entire series about second-generation kids there are certain characters that I would love stories for like Madden Ethos and Octavia Madden Kind Banks' son ethos is Michael Enrique's daughter and Octavia Damon and Winter's Daughter 

so those three I would love stories just because they're so intriguing to me but I'm just so happy Penelope Douglas gave us this novella and I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us.

12. Forever Wild: A Novella 


Forever Wild: A Novella (The Simple Wild) by K. A. Tucker

Next, another longish Christmas holiday novella that I read which is also part of a series that I love is 'forever wild' by k.a Tucker this is part of the Simple Wild series book so it's set after Wild Hearts I Love wild it's one of my favorite books I also enjoyed the sequel wild at heart.

I loved this novella I gave 'Forever Wild' five stars I just love this novella I loved this ending to Kala and Jonah's story I do believe this is the actual ending for their story though we will be getting more books set in Alaska but just about different characters a different couple but in this novella, it is Christmas in Alaska jonah's family 

and callous family are all flying up to their Alaskan home to celebrate Christmas and Jonah and Kala are still engaged we get to see how happy and in love Jonah and Keller how wonderful a couple they've become after all that they went through they are so cute and adorable in this novella. 

But I was just so happy seeing how happy they were together there's some family drama going on Kala and Jonah are trying to decide whether they should get married immediately or not it was all just a perfect conclusion to their story It's a very bittersweet ending I mean I loved it but I also I'm super sad that this is the end for Kala and jonah 

but we will get to see them some more in later books because K. Tucker is writing some more books set in Alaska about some side characters we were introduced to in the series and I'm so happy about that I also read some other novellas some shorter novellas.

13. Making Merry 

This one is 'Making Merry' by Kerrigan Byrne this one is actually part of the Good Girl series but I haven't read it yet so I didn't really see the connection to anything and I read fine as a standalone this one I'm giving it three and a half stars it's very very close to a four-star read but I just wanted a little bit more from it it is a historical romance with a paranormal twist because one of our main characters the hero is a ghost I've read a couple of ghost romances in the past and loved them. 

So I was so excited to see Kerrigan burn writing one Vanessa is our heroine she's pretty much been exiled by her family and currently, she's been traveling through the Scottish highlands but then a blizzard shows up she gets stuck at an old inn and that's where she meets our ghost hero Jonathan. 

Jonathan is actually British like Vanessa he's not Scottish unfortunately but he did die during the battle of Kaladin which I only know because of Outlander he was an earl and he does have a descendant that Vanessa actually met at one time and the two of them looked very very similar you can kind of see how this ghost romance will play out pretty much from the beginning of the book. 

But I just really enjoyed Vanessa and Jonathan the romance is very quick lots of chemistry going on between them Jonathan luckily can take on a more physical form because of the day that Vanessa arrives so they can touch each other and they do. 

I really like this novella I liked how Jonathan and Vanessa met and fell in love but I kind of wanted a little bit more towards the end this miracle happens that you do expect but I kind of wanted it to be a little bit more to it things wrapped up a little bit too quickly neatly for me but I mean it is a novella so you can't really expect that much still it was a good novella really great for Christmas lots of winter vibes and if you love Kerrigan burn definitely read this one.

14. A Touch of Sugar 

The next novella that I read was 'A Touch of Sugar' by Christina C. Jones this is actually the third novella in a series I haven't read the other two but I knew this one was the Christmas novella. 

I like this one I gave it three stars it's more like the beginnings of a romance than an actual romance but it was a sweet novella we do have the hole stuck in a cabin together during a snowstorm trope true the heroine is feeling the Christmas blues because her boyfriend, her late boyfriend actually passed away during Christmas this year she decides to drive out to the forest and chop down her own tree for Christmas she's always wanted a real-life tree and that's what she's gonna get. 

Unfortunately, it's not that easy to chop down her own tree and she ends up finding a tree that's on land that belongs to our hero Xavier they actually know each other already he ends up saving her and taking her back to his cabin because of a snowstorm is coming in the two of them have always kind of had their eye on each other but nothing ever really was explored because they were with other people but now they're stuck together in this cabin they need to stick together in bed for warmth. 

It's a good novella that sets up their romance but doesn't really explore the actual romance it's a quick short novella we have characters who are really fun and have great chemistry together Zave does act hot and cold a bit too much but still, it was a good read I really enjoyed Pru and save together.

15. The Office Party 


The Office Party (Holiday Homecoming Book 1) by Whitney G.

Next up I read 'The Office Party' by Whitney G. This was fun, it was pretty much what I expected from a holiday romance from Whitney G. 

I was actually in the middle of reading my holiday and I was so so excited but if you can tell from this title it is an office romance it's a boss-employee romance we have a jerk hero who is the CEO of the company and a heroine who likes to make fun of the boss along with her co-workers and is so tired of him Garrett 

and Savannah have been circling each other for years there's always been some good tension between them anytime they're together they always end up pushing each other's buttons every year for Christmas. 

The company has the Secret Santa tradition and this year Savannah gets Garrett the big boss she accidentally gives him the vibrator that her sister gifted him and that's when things start to come together for the romance this one was quick and short again there's not much to it it is still very entertaining if you like characters with lots of banter you'll enjoy this one 

I do wish we get a little bit more time exploring these two in their story but if you have read Whitney's other novellas and you do know what to expect it was still fun and it definitely hit the spot for a short and steamy Christmas novella.

16. Ho! Ho! Ho!: A Christmas Short  


Ho! Ho! Ho!: A Christmas Short by Rilzy Adams

The last novella that I read was "Ho Ho Ho" by Rilzy Adams. I have been wanting to read Woolsey Adams for a while I know sill from the book Voyagers loves her so I finally found the perfect excuse to read her with this Christmas short. 

It is fairly similar to the other novellas that I read where things are you know really short and fast but I ended up liking this one just a little bit more than the other ones the writing was great and I really like the unique setup to the story, Mila, 

the heroine is newly divorced one Christmas she ends up telling her sob story to the bartender at the bar that she ends up at to jb about how her ex-husband was a lying cheat JB ends up encouraging her to have some fun with her newly single life, not with him surprisingly 

but with other men to start dating and having fun sleeping around the next Christmas she ends up running into JB and it's like the stars align and it's the perfect time for them to get together she tells them about the steamy fun that she had in the years since they first met and they finally end up together like they always wanted from the beginning. 

This was really steamy I didn't really expect a hero who wanted to hear about the heroine being with other men I like the concept I really like these two characters and their chemistry so this one worked really well for me.

17. A Warm Heart in Winter 

The first one is 'A Warm Heart in Winter' by J.R. Ward. This one is the book of the black dagger brotherhood series. It is a follow-up to Belay and Quinn from Lover's last book 11. last year we also got another winter romance from J.R. Ward. So I'm guessing this is going to be like an annual tradition and even though I haven't been loving these books. 

I'm still happy that Jared Ward is writing these winter romances I gave 'A Warm Heart in Winter' three stars, I still liked it I did love being back in the black tiger brotherhood world with Blaine Quinn, I love these two, and I loved to love her last but it ended up being pretty depressing which was not really what I wanted to read or feel in a winter romance 

So in this book Blay and Quinn are living their happy lives they are loving and happy parents to two children co-parenting with Layla and Xcor but one thing that is missing is the fact that they never really gone through the mating ritual we've actually seen this mating ritual in some earlier books. it's this formal mating marriage ceremony for the vampires in this world but surprisingly Blaine Quinn just never got around to doing that. 

Unfortunately, before these two can start planning for this mating ritual Quinn's brother Lucas ends up dying and that's what the majority of this book is about Quinn is dealing with grief loss, and depression Blaise trying to navigate how to help Quinn through this a lot of heartbreak 

and grief from Quinn's past is also brought up because of this and surprisingly the one brother who connects most with Quinn is Zadis I loved seeing z again we get to see him so much more and how even though he's already overcome so much there are always things that need to be dealt with which is why he's still in therapy. 

I did enjoy this one but the whole plot surrounding Quinn and his past family I just got a little bit bored with because it's so dragged out if it was shorter I probably could have enjoyed it more because I still love Blaine Quinn so much and bonus we get more of z plus we get to see Lassiter who is always entertaining. 

The story doesn't really add much to the whole grand scheme of the series but it is a good treat for the series with lots of winter vibes with the whole brotherhood and their families being stuck at their mansion because of the snowstorm. This one is a great one to read it's not mind-blowing or anything but like I said it's a great treat for fans of the series.

18. A Christmas Memory: One Christmas, and The Thanksgiving Visitor 


A Christmas Memory: One Christmas, and The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote

And then many people said how much they loved to read Truman Capote at Christmas well so do I this is a lovely little collection of three of his short stories there are two Christmas short stories in here and then one Thanksgiving short story and so the two Christmas ones are called a Christmas memory and one Christmas. 

It's a lovely little book obviously to read at this time of year and A Christmas Memory is one of my very favorite Christmas stories it always makes me cry I have to confess but it's such a life-affirming sort of story it's about the importance of friendship and about doing things for other people at Christmas time and it tells this the tale of a rather lonely little boy who's living in a house full of relations 

but his closest friend in this house is an older woman who is a cousin of his they're both rather neglected and not treated particularly well by the other relatives and given very little money but they find so much joy in each other's company and they get up to their own Christmas adventures together. 

One thing that they do every year is to make 30 odd fruitcakes at Christmas time and they send them to their friends and it's just such a touching heartwarming story if you've never read it before then I really recommend it but I know it's a story that's on many people's annual Christmas reading list so I wanted to mention that too.

19. The Party Crasher: A Novel 


The next book that I picked up right here is this one from Sophie Kinsella it's her latest new release called 'the party crasher' and I know when you take the first glance at this book you're already thinking to yourself this one doesn't look like a holiday romance well it is 

I just started listening to the audiobook it and I can confirm that basically the first couple of chapters of this book take place in December and they are setting up for like the holiday season they're celebrating Christmas together. 

Our heroine is upset because her parents have decided to sell the manor that they grew up in like the house that they grew up in and she's upset because there are so many things that are changing in her life she got laid off from her job she is kind of like in between jobs right now too as well 

and her parents who once had a very loving relationship had decided to get a divorce and now her father is dating someone that she cannot stand whatsoever and there's like a party there and she needs to go back into that house to go find like this family heirloom that is buried inside the house so she needs to crash the party and sneak in and grab the heirloom because she can't stand the fact that her life is changing so quickly. 

I feel that Sophie tends to rewrite her ideas a lot like she has written this idea a lot where the character has always had her life falling apart changing too quickly wanting to go back to the past wanting to have everybody stay the same so it'll be interesting to see what kind of other twisters Sophie can do with a story that I have read before from her okay.

20. Always, in December: A Novel 


The next book that I want to read is this new one called 'Always in December by Emily Stone. In this book, our heroine lost her parents and she doesn't like Christmas because she doesn't really have a family to live with anymore 

so every single year she writes a letter and she sends it back to London which is her home and she writes missing you always to her family and to like her parents but obviously, she never expects to reply because her parents are dead. 

And then she bumps into our hero in like the last place that she would think to bump into someone as good looking as him as charming as him they have this really nice moment together and they briefly have like a fling I feel like but then he disappears and then she's heartbroken by it and then over the course of the year they keep bumping into each other at like different cities. 

now I'm talking about like New York City Edinburgh and even the English countryside too as well but like what's the mystery there's like a mystery behind our hero and there's something about our hero and there's a reason why he always has to keep leaving her in the dust basically 

so I don't know I feel like this one is going to be like for fans of 'One Day in December' by Josie Silver maybe so I'm excited to read this cozy English countryside romance too as well.

21. The Tourist Attraction: A Sweet Vacation Romantic Comedy 


The Tourist Attraction: A Sweet Vacation Romantic Comedy by Sarah Morgenthaler

The next book on my list I'm gonna have a really hard time reviewing it's 'The Tourist Attraction' by Sarah Morgenthaler. She has another book on my list I'm probably going to say wrong again 

but anyway I really enjoyed it so it follows Zoe who is a tourist and she's been saving up pretty much her whole life to go to Alaska to Moose Springs which is this really posh resort where everyone is very very rich and her best friend actually is staying there and goes there every year, 

so she's going to visit her best friend and her best friend introduces her to Graham who I can best describe as Luke from Gilmore Girls for those of you who are Gilmore Gore fans he's just this grumpy owner of a diner that he doesn't like tourists he wants it just to be locals only but for some reason, it's become famous 

so all of these tourists keep going to his diner and he and Zoe start a relationship and it's kind of hard because like I said Luke doesn't like tourists and Zoey's a tourist so the book pretty much goes from there it's definitely a comedy I was laughing out loud throughout a lot of this book 

But let me start by saying when I first started this book I hated it for the first 50 or so pages and it's a pretty long book I think it's over 400 but over 400 pages, but anyway, I wasn't huge fan of it going into it 

and when I was a little less than half I told my husband that I was probably going to give up on it just not finished reading it then something clicked and I adored it I remember being at the grocery store and having to get out and like listening to this book for another 20 minutes while it finished. 

You know what book's really good when you can't get your errands done because you just want to read it I loved it so much I loved the relationship I love Zoey, I love Graham I love the side characters this was my favorite book in the list and I hope that other people pick it up and enjoy it as much as I did.

22. Mistletoe and Mr. Right 


Mistletoe and Mr. Right (Moose Springs, Alaska, 2) by Sarah Morgenthaler

Next up is 'Mistletoe and Mr. Right which is set in the same town as the last book 'The Tourist Attraction' it's also by Sarah Morgentaler and it's part of her Moose Springs Alaska series I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as I enjoyed 'the tourist attraction' the romance just didn't really do it for me it was still very funny and very enjoyable. 

She's doing something that she started doing in 'the tourist attraction' and the town is kind of against her and she meets Rick who is the owner of a bar and he's kind of shy and quiet while she's very outgoing and they start a romance together with a little Christmas romance 

and while all that's going on there's also a Santa moose that is going around and destroying all the Christmas lights so while this budding romance is happening Lana is also trying to find and relocate the Santa moose. 

like I said It's definitely a comedy, also both of these books feature a border collie and I grew up with border collies my dad still has one now and they just hold a special place in my heart 

so I absolutely loved that but either way, I did enjoy this book I thought it was funny some of the humor didn't hit the way the last book did it was fine it just wasn't I wasn't cracking up in my car like I was with 'the tourist attraction' still good 

I believe Sarah Morgenthaler has the third book in the series coming out in January and I will definitely be picking that up like I said wasn't my favorite out of the five but it is still, an enjoyable fun read still very much like a Hallmark movie definitely check it out.

23. The Twelve Dates of Christmas 


Next up is 'The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayless so this book follows 34 girls Katie is a designer who's very happy with her job she's very happy with the small town she lives in she has two best friends Lauren and Matt owns a bakery that she's been going to since she was a child 

and her life is pretty great except she hasn't found a man yet so her friend Lauren signs her up for 'the 12 dates of Christmas which is this really cool idea actually. 

It's people meet and they end up going on 12 dates with 12 different guys and they're all winter or Christmas themed so like one of them was ice skating another one was gingerbread making and just really cute dates to that nature so she goes on these dates trying to find the right man and it pretty much goes from there. 

And I really enjoyed this it ended up being a little bit deeper than I was expecting based on the cover I was kind of thinking this would be more of a rom-com a lot of comedy and just like a cutesy story but it wasn't I mean it kind of tackles some of the stuff that would happen if you go on dates with people that you don't know it really doesn't glorify it in any way 

and I really appreciated that it was definitely different than the previous three I think if you want more of a romantic comedy then go for the three I just mentioned but if you want a deeper winter romance I think this would be a really really good pick. 

24. Mistletoe Christmas: An Anthology 


so the next book that I do want to read is this one called 'Mistletoe Christmas: An Anthology' and it's actually an anthology by Eliza James Christy Caldwell Janna McGregor and Erica Riley now all these authors I haven't really read of before I read Eloise James before 

I also read Erica Ridley but the rest of the two authors are new to me this was actually sent to me from the publisher Avon Books and it's just short stories set in historic romance regency time about like dukes and falling in love like what is not to like about that you know I like my historical romances 

so I'm excited to pick up a few stories from this book read it and feel holly jolly okay.

25. No Ordinary Christmas 

Next is 'No Ordinary Christmas' by Belle Calhoun I have never read her before but it is a new release and it sounds pretty much like a Hallmark movie a Christmas Hallmark movie it's your classic small-town Christmas romance the hero returns home to his hometown. 

now he's this famous movie action star he's back home now in order to shoot a movie in order to help his town's economy and it is a second chance romance the heroine is a librarian and she was his former best friend and his first love also you can't get any more Christmassy than this cover.

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