Maybe it’s because we’re supposed to get 8 inches of snow tonight, but I’m starting to think a bit about Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Thanksgiving! Some of my favorite foods live at Thanksgiving and I love all the great family time and the theme of gratitude that is that day. BUT, I’m also very excited for the books and movies of Christmas!
Every year I scour online for the newest Christmas fiction books. I have so much fun picking out books for our library for kids and adults. I love a good feel-good Christmas movie too.
BUT WAIT! Here’s the best news of all!!!! I will be giving away copies of these books! Starting next week Monday, I will give away a book a day for twelve days! So fun! I want to do the giveaway early enough that the winners can have their books well before Christmas. I hope you’ll come back every day to enter!
In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the books that are new in Christian Christmas fiction.
The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson
Miranda did not put adventure on her Christmas list, but thanks to her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy, that’s exactly what she’s getting this year. When Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive an old RV decked out in Christmas decorations from their Chicago neighborhood to her new retirement digs in Phoenix–in the dead of winter, no less–the much younger Miranda insists that Joy cannot make such a trip by herself. Besides, a crazy trip with Joy would be more interesting than another Christmas home alone. Unemployed and facing foreclosure, Miranda feels she has nothing to lose by packing a bag and heading off to Route 66. But Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas joyride–and a hidden problem that could derail the whole venture.
No one captures the heartwarming fun of the Christmas season quite like Melody Carlson. Fasten your seat belt, because it’s going to be an exciting ride!
Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti
Every part of his plan has worked out perfectly. He’s gathered the family to celebrate Christmas together, he’s got the engagement ring, and his girlfriend is with him. When Katie tells Micah “no,” will it become a recipe for disaster with too many people, too much snow to leave, and not enough room?
An Amish Christmas Gift by Amy Cliptson, Ruth Reid, Kelly Irvin
A trio of Amish Yuletide tales! A 24-year-old woman is afraid she’ll become an “old maid.” Is Caleb Naomi’s Gift? Abigail has driven away every bu, but can Micah bring her Unexpected Joy? And Frannie returns to Bee County, but her heart remains with an Englisch boy in Missouri. Will A Christmas Visitor claim her love?
Return to Christmas by Kathi Macias
Tough-marine, Chet, returns home from deployment only to find he is unable to readjust to being stateside. He struggles to accept help, is desperate for employment and refuses to confront the issues that plague him.
When his wife’s friends adopt a three-year old boy, Chet sees something in the little boy that resonates with him – but he can’t quite put his finger on it. Will the events leading up to this Christmas be able to melt his heart? Or will he forever slip into a dark, spiraling depression?
Return to Christmas focuses on veterans and children who suffer from issues such a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and attachment disorder.
Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh
For the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it’s looking like Christmas will be the same. Judith can’t bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday; her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they had made each year since they were toddlers. Sure they were strange-looking–some could be called downright ugly–but they were tradition. A tradition she’s heartbroken to miss this year.
With Judith refusing to decorate the bare spruce tree in their living room, Stan knows something must be done. And his only hope for saving the holiday is found in a box of handmade ornaments.
Fan-favorite Dan Walsh invites readers to enjoy this nostalgic Christmas story that celebrates all of our most cherished seasonal traditions, especially the importance of family. Readers will join in remembering the things that make their own Christmas season so special.
Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter
Speeding north through rural Maine, Eden Martelli wonders how her life came to this-on the run with her mute five-year-old son dozing fitfully in the passenger seat. When a breakdown leaves them stranded in Summer Harbor, Eden has no choice but to stay put through Christmas . . . even though they have no place to lay their heads.
Beau Callahan is a habitual problem solver-for other people anyway. He left the sheriff’s department to take over his family’s Christmas tree farm, but he’s still haunted by the loss of his parents and struggling to handle his first Christmas alone.
When Eden shows up looking for work just as Beau’s feisty aunt gets out of the hospital, Beau thinks he’s finally caught a break. Eden is competent and dedicated-if a little guarded-and a knockout to boot. But, as he soon finds out, she also comes with a boatload of secrets.
Eden has been through too much to trust her heart to another man, but Beau is impossible to resist, and the feeling seems to be mutual. As Christmas Eve approaches, Eden’s past catches up to her.
Beau will go to the ends of the earth to keep her safe. But who’s going to protect his heart from a woman who can’t seem to trust again?
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem by Lori Copeland
After suffering a brain injury that she doesn’t remember, Arlene—a happy wife, successful business owner, and young grandmother—is surprised to find herself in a rehabilitation center surrounded by old people. But when the confusing aspects of her life start to click into place, can her family—and her hilarious new friends—help her accept her new reality?
The Christmas Portrait by Phyllis Clark Nichols
When a young patient grieving the death of her sister recognizes the man in a portrait hanging in her office, Dr. Kate Harding, an art therapist, is startled but not entirely surprised. The face in the painting takes her back twenty years to snow-covered Cedar Point, Kentucky, and to her first Christmas without her mother.
As Christmas approached, John Harding, his daughter, Kate, and son, Chesler, were struggling to adjust to life’s changes after the September death of his wife and their mother. When a conversation with Granny Grace convinced Kate that there was Christmas in heaven, she was determined to get her mother a present, a special gift that would make her mother happy forever. No one could tell Kate how to get her gift to heaven—not her daddy, not Uncle Luke the medical student, not Aunt Susannah Hope, and not even Pastor Simmons who she was most certain would have the answer. But Kate devises and executes a Christmas Eve plan that changes her life. Kate’s Christmas is filled with surprises—taking in a runaway girl who had no mother, a tender exchange of Christmas presents, a meeting with Mister Josh, and finally, an astonishing family Christmas portrait.
A Basket Brigade Christmas by Judith Miller, Nancy Moser, Stephanie Grace Whitson
Inspired by the true story of the Civil War’s Basket Brigade women! In A Pinch of Love, can Jacob learn to control his jealousy over Sarah’s care for others? In A Stitch in Time, will Silas finally tell Lucy that he’s loved her for years? And inEndless Melody, will Zona’s long-lost beau return?
Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini
A teacher in present-day Boston is stunned by somber news as she prepares for a Christmas concert at church. But when she discovers the full story of Longfellow’s famous 1863 poem “Christmas Bells,” it speaks across the generations to bring her hope—just as it did for a nation in the midst of the Civil War.
Amish Christmas North Star by Cindy Woodsmall, Mindy Starns Clark, Amanda Flower, Katie Ganshert
Four novellas from your favorite authors! One wintry night in 1989 at an Amish clinic, a midwife assists in four births. “Rebekah’s babies” soon went their separate ways, but 25 years later, will Eden, Savilla, Noelle, and Andy be reunited for the first time as they all spend Christmas in North Star, Pennsylvania?
All is Calm, All is Bright by Colleen Coble
Curl up with this Yuletide duo! In All Is Calm, special ops agent Brendan and murder witness Lauren seek refuge at Bluebird Ranch. Can they catch the killer? And in All Is Bright, Delilah is deliberately run off the road. Sheriff Tom Bourne is determined to protect her. Will he save her from her shadowy attacker?