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19 Books to Get You in the Christmas Spirit

Need something to inspire the Christmas spirit this year? Grab your fuzzy Santa socks, snuggle up on the couch, and enjoy one of the library’s new Christmas books!

November 24, 2020

Need something to inspire the Christmas spirit this year?

Grab your fuzzy Santa socks, snuggle up on the couch, and enjoy one of the library’s new Christmas books!

 

Fiction

Christmas at the Island Hotel

Christmas at the Island Hotel

Jenny Colgan

Sent by his privileged family to learn how the less fortunate earn their living, a duke’s son takes a job at a new Murian hotel while falling unexpectedly in love with a hardworking young waitress.

Happily This Christmas

Happily This Christmas

Susan Mallery

An independent businesswoman and single mother offers support to her neighbor and secret crush during a holiday season shaped by a prickly daughter’s pregnancy, a painful secret, difficult past mistakes, and an unexpected second chance at love.

Silent Bite

Silent Bite

David Rosenfelt

Finally getting into the Christmas spirit, lawyer Andy Carpenter, while running a dog rescue organization, which is his true passion, agrees to help his partner prove the innocence of a man wrongly accused of murder.

A California Christmas

A California Christmas

Brenda Novak

A disgraced TV anchorwoman and a mountain climber with a troubled past who prefers solitude to socializing both seek a quiet Christmas in Silver Springs, where new opportunities lead to unexpected romance.

One Charmed Christmas

One Charmed Christmas

Sheila Roberts

Accepting a friend’s invitation to a Christmas river cruise, a widow facing cancer treatment bonds with a charming chocolatier, while a hypochondriac fellow traveler courts a doctor against the wishes of his disapproving daughter.

The Christmas Swap

The Christmas Swap

Melody Carlson

When songwriter West Prescott tries a vacation trade for Christmas, he accidentally ends up playing the caretaker of his own house-and falling in love with the struggling musician staying there. Will keeping his true identity from her hinder their blossoming romance?

An Ivy Hill Christmas

An Ivy Hill Christmas

Julie Klassen

In the late 1800s, haunted by an old secret, Richard Brockwell prefers to stay away from Ivy Hill-until his mother threatens to stop funding his carefree life unless he returns for Christmas. Will Christmastime in Ivy Hill, with all of its divine hope, surprises, and romance, work its magic?

In a Holidaze

In a Holidaze

Christina Lauren

Finding herself caught in a time loop that has her repeating the same disastrous family Christmas in a snowy Utah cabin, Mae endures one hilarious setback after another to break the cycle and find true love under the mistletoe

Christmas Card Murder

Christmas Card Murder

Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, Peggy Ehrhart

A collection of three holiday-themed novellas includes Leslie Meier’s “Christmas Card Murder,” in which the discovery of an old Christmas card with a nasty message finds Lucy Stone investigating a decades-old murder.

A Dog's Perfect Christmas

A Dog’s Perfect Christmas

W. Bruce Cameron

When they suddenly face a life-or-death crisis during the holiday season, the Goss family find themselves brought back together by the arrival of a little lost puppy who changes everything.

The Gift of Family

The Gift of Family

Mary Monroe

A middle-aged couple who have never been able to have children and an elderly widow who maintains a grueling schedule to support her grandkids come up with a solution to help both families during the holiday season, with unexpected results.

The Christmas Table

The Christmas Table

Donna VanLiere

While preparing for her baby’s arrival, Lauren Mabrey, after purchasing an antique table, finds a stack of recipe cards on which personal notes have been written from a mother to her daughter, bringing about a connection that she never expected.

The Twelve Dates of Christmas

The Twelve Dates of Christmas

Jenny Bayliss

Signing up with a dating agency during the holiday season against her better judgment, a jaded career woman endures one disastrous date after another before finding romance in an unexpected place

A Princess By Christmas

A Princess By Christmas

Julia London

Working with Marek Brendan, the heir to the Weslorian throne, to stop a coup involving her sister and her husband, the crown prince of Alucia, reporter Hollis Honeycutt, as things take a romantic turn, must choose between duty and love.

Christmas at Holiday House

Christmas at Holiday House

RaeAnne Thayne

A young widow endeavoring to give her little boy a wonderful Christmas relocates to Silver Bells, Colorado, where she works beside a single-minded businessman to restore his historic family mansion in time for the holidays.

One More for Christmas

One More for Christmas

Sarah Morgan

Organizing a holiday reunion in a Scottish mountain lodge to reconcile with her estranged daughters, a pioneering New York businesswoman navigates years of family resentments at the side of an adorable granddaughter.

Christmas on Reindeer Road

Christmas on Reindeer Road

Debbie Mason

Determined to give her troubled stepsons a magical holiday, Mallory Maitland is drawn to Chief of Police Gabriel Buchanan, who, despite his attraction to her, risks losing his sons if he gets involved with the only woman who is capable of making this holiday the best ever.

 

Nonfiction

Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year: A Little Book of Festive Joy 

Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year: A Little Book of Festive Joy

Beth Kempton

A delightful guide to a stress-free holiday season filled with mindfulness, joy, self-care, and festive magic.

Countdown to Christmas: Have a Very Merry Movie Holiday!

Countdown to Christmas: Have a Very Merry Movie Holiday!

Caroline McKenzie

An official Hallmark Channel Christmas keepsake provides behind-the-scenes tours of favorite feel-good holiday films and is complemented by recipes, cast photos and production anecdotes from such contributors as Lacey Chabert, Kristin Chenoweth and Dolly Parton.