Hello, friends! So, is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas where you live? I’d say it is here. We had our first snow flurries yesterday, and when I was at the mall, it looked like Santa and his elves were ready to appear at any moment!
Doesn’t that put you in the mood for some lighthearted holiday reads? I’m absolutely ready for some great Christmas titles, and for amazing options, you don’t need to look any further than Hallmark! We all know to look to The Hallmark Channel or to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries for enchanting Christmas movies, but as promised in a recent post, I want to highlight Hallmark Publishing’s warm and cozy Christmas books.
Here are a couple of Hallmark’s newest holiday releases, both of which I’m planning to read in the coming season!
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The Christmas Company by Alys Murray:
The small town of Miller’s Point is known across the country for their annual Dickensian Christmas festival. When the celebration is threatened by Clark Woodward, a miserly, big-city businessman, Kate Buckner steps up to save her hometown, their traditions, and her favorite holiday. But, along the way, she realizes that the man she’s trying to protect her town from might need some rescuing of his own.
With a lot of heart and a little Christmas magic, Kate is convinced she can teach Clark to love her favorite holiday. But can such different people learn to open up and love each other?
A Timeless Christmas by Alexis Stanton:
Megan Turner is in love with the past. As a tour guide at a beautiful historic mansion, she tells visitors about its original owner, Charles Whitley. An inventor and businessman in the early 1900s, he rose from poverty to wealth…only to disappear without a trace.
Charles was always intrigued by the future. He just never expected to go there. But when he repairs a mysterious clock he bought on his travels, he’s transported to the twenty-first century, with his home decorated for Christmas and overrun by strangers.
Charles is determined to find a way back to his own era, especially when he learns about what happened after he left. But as Megan introduces him to the wonders of smartphones, pizza, and modern holiday traditions, they both feel a once-in-a-lifetime connection. Could it be that, somewhere in time, they belong together?
Both of these sound like the perfect book to read in front of Christmas lights, cozied up with a soft blanket and a steaming mug of hot chocolate!
Want to see more great Hallmark Christmas titles? Check out my Amazon Idea list:
Now… I realize some of you aren’t *quite* ready for Christmas yet! That’s okay… Hallmark has you covered for great fall reads as well. Try this one, which I read and loved last month:
October Kiss by Kristen Ethridge:
Poppy’s tried a lot of things. Yoga instruction. Pizza making. So far, none of them have seemed like her thing. Still, she doesn’t have to know where her life is headed to live it with enthusiasm.
Ever since his wife’s death, Ryan’s thrown himself into his work. Launching a successful new app will secure his children’s future…even if it means he can’t spend much time with them now.
As a short-term nanny for Ryan’s children, Poppy brings some much-needed fun and laughter. She’s never been one to commit, so why is she feeling so attached to these children…and even more, to their dad? Could it be she’s found her place at last?
So, what do you think? Have you read any Hallmark Publishing titles in the past? Any of these going on your list in the coming weeks? Drop a note in the comments and let me know your favorite Christmas book… happy reading!