You already know I love Christmas stories. I’ve been reading various ones since Thanksgiving and here are a few new favorites to add to my two all-time favorite* Christmas stories:
I’ve been wanting to read this one since it came out a couple of years ago and it did not disappoint. Liz Curtis Higgs never fails to draw you into Scotland and her characters live on the page. Honestly, I have a much harder time finding historical Christmas fiction that I enjoy, but I very much enjoyed this one!
A wonderful short story by up-and-coming contemporary romance author Melissa Tagg! The setting and one periphery character come from her most current release, Here to Stay (which is wonderful in its own right.) It’s a sweet, funny story that all takes place “one December night.” The best part? It’s a free download from Melissa’s website! (It’s in PDF, so you can read it on your computer or send it to any ereader, or even print it out if you want to! Click on the title above to get to it.
Jingle Bells, Arkansas is being asked to change it’s name–and some residents refuse to allow that to happen. Loved this sweet romance, set in a quirky town with quirky characters, and plot twists that keep you guessing until the very end. Absolutely precious!
This is a collection of 8 novellas, a variety of historical, contemporary and suspense. All Christmas-themed, inspirational romances. There truly is something for everyone in this one!
How could I not include this charming, two-volume set of short stories? One volume is historical short stories. One volume is contemporary short stories. (Mine is in the contemporary volume!) Each story is like watching a mini Hallmark Christmas movie. They are wonderful! And they are small, like a gift book. They make a lovely set of books to set out at Christmas time to both add to the decor and to give you or guests a quick story to read.
A few still waiting for me to read between now and Christmas?
I’d love to hear your favorite Christmas reads this season!
Merry Christmas and happy reading!
*My two all-time favorites: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson