Holiday Romantic Fiction

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, and with it comes a crop of new holiday romantic fiction. I love diving into this genre in December! Here are some of my picks for this season:

What Happens at Christmas by Victoria Alexander

Publishers’ Weekly calls this book a “divine Christmas confection.” Camille, the widowed Lady Lydingham, hires a troupe of actors to impersonate her family and staff in order to win the affections of the mysterious prince Nicolai Pruzinsky. But her plans are thwarted by the surprise arrival of her long-lost love, Grayson Elliot, and all sorts of other unexpected events that complicate the farce. Witty and entertaining, this is an ideal light holiday book.

Angels At the Table by Debbie Macomber

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a new Debbie Macomber novel. The angels Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy reappear in this year’s book, as they descend upon New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve with an apprentice angel, Will, in tow. The novice angel spies a young couple in the crowd and assists them in a New Year’s Eve kiss. Then the love-at-first-kiss couple loses all contact with one another, and it’s up to the angels to set things right. This is a quick, heartwarming read that will bring joy to the season.

‘Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries

Pierce, the rakish Earl of Devonmont, wants nothing to do with his mother after being banned from his family’s estate for twenty-three years. But when he receives a letter from his mother’s companion, Camilla, telling him his mother is on her deathbed, he rushes to her side … only to discover that his mother is in perfectly good health. Rather than firing Camilla and returning to London, Pierce stays on the estate and growing increasingly interested in the young woman. Kirkus Reviews says the book is “an enchanting holiday charmer with a complex and captivating plot; characters that interact with emotional authenticity; and a rich set of conflicted, heart-tugging obstacles--all of which combine to provide a satisfying happily-ever-after set against a fun holiday backdrop.” I’m in the middle of it right now and can’t put it down!

Other titles on my list:

Last Chance Christmas by Hope Ramsay

Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight by Grace Burrowes

My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr

-Andrea Larson, Fiction, Movies and Music staff

Andrea Larson works as a Readers' Advisor at Cook Park Library and loves to connect great people with great books.  She'll read or watch pretty much anything (except horror -- she's kind of a wimp that way).  She's currently working on her Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.