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New Holiday Books

Winter is coming—get ready with these new holiday books!

November 28, 2023

 

Holiday Fiction

Wreck The Halls by Tessa Bailey

Wreck The Halls

Tessa Bailey

Stepping out of her comfort zone with her former best friend Beat Dawkins to convince their mothers to perform one last concert on Christmas Eve, Melody Gallard, the daughter of music royalty, discovers a decades-old scandal threatens to wreck everything–the reunion, their relationships with their mothers and their newfound love.

A December To Remember by Jenny Bayliss

A December To Remember

Jenny Bayliss

Unexpectedly reunited at the reading of their eccentric father's will, estranged half-sisters Maggie, Simone and Star discover they must compete in a series of wacky challenges to access their inheritance, which results in hilarious goose chases, community chaos and one heart-warming winter solstice celebration.

Midnight At The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

Midnight At The Christmas Bookshop

Jenny Colgan

In this sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller The Christmas Bookshop, an American production company decides that McCredie's is the perfect location to film a very cheesy Christmas movie and Carmen, the bookshop's manager, uses this unexpected windfall to fend off a buyout offer from an obnoxious millionaire.

The Book Club Hotel by Sarah Morgan

The Book Club Hotel

Sarah Morgan

While dealing with her fully booked inn for the holidays, widow and single mom Hattie Coleman just wants to make it through the festive season and is not prepared when her own story becomes entwined in those of three lifelong friends, changing all their lives during the most enchanting time of the year.

The Wishing Bridge by Viola Shipman

The Wishing Bridge

Viola Shipman

Desperate to reinvigorate her career, a Detroit mergers & acquisitions executive must convince her aging parents to sell their iconic Michigan Christmas store by the start of the New Year but when she reconnects with the magic of the store, her parents and the holidays, her misguided plan backfires.

A Winter In New York by Josie Silver

A Winter In New York

Josie Silver

Moving to New York, young chef Iris offers her services to save a struggling gelato shop in Little Italy where she finds herself falling for the owner's nephew Gio and his family until all the secrets she's been keeping threaten to ruin the new life—and new love—she's been building.

A Holly Jolly Ever After by Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone

A Holly Jolly Ever After

Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone

A washed-up former member of a boy band agrees to star in a sexy Santa biopic that also stars his ex, in the second novel of the series following A Merry Little Meet Cute.

Three Holidays And A Wedding by Uzma Jalaluddin, Marissa Stapley

Three Holidays And A Wedding

Uzma Jalaluddin, Marissa Stapley

Strangers and seatmates Maryam and Anna, confessing their deepest hopes and fears to one another during severe turbulence, find themselves, after an emergency landing, snowbound in a picture-perfect town where Christmas magic and newfound love make these unlikely friends realize there's no place they'd rather be for the holidays.

Love, Holly by Emily Stone

Love, Holly

Emily Stone

Part of a lonely-hearts writing club for the holidays, Holly receives a grief-filled letter from a woman named Emma and becomes determined to reunite her with her estranged grandson—a mission that leads to unexpected romance and the true meaning of family.

Christmas At The Shelter Inn by RaeAnne Thayne

Christmas At The Shelter Inn

RaeAnne Thayne

Pregnant and on bed rest, McKenna calls her sister Natalie, who fled Shelter Springs, Idaho, after family tragedies took their toll, pleading for help running the Shelter Inn during the busy upcoming Christmas season.

The Twelve Dogs Of Christmas by Susan Wiggs

The Twelve Dogs Of Christmas

Susan Wiggs

The ultimate holiday gift from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs: a delightful novel about a Christmas transport of rescue puppies that's guaranteed to warm readers' hearts.

Faking Christmas by Kerry Winfrey

Faking Christmas

Kerry Winfrey

When one tiny misunderstanding leads her boss to think she owns her twin sister's farm, Laurel Grant, to keep her white lie going when he unexpectedly arrives on Christmas Eve, pretends to be married to her nemesis, Max, for just one night, or so she thinks.

 

Holiday Mysteries

Let It Crow! Let It Crow! Let It Crow! by Donna Andrews

Let It Crow! Let It Crow! Let It Crow!

Donna Andrews

Participating in a weaponsmithing competition taking place on the estate of her friend Ragnar, a retired drummer, Meg joins a cast laden with feuds who have weapons and forges full of fire at their disposal—what could possibly go wrong?

The Twelve Books Of Christmas by Kate Carlisle

The Twelve Books Of Christmas

Kate Carlisle

Arriving in Loch Ness, Scotland, to attend the New Year's Day wedding of their dearest friends, Brooklyn Wainwright and Derek Stone discover murder is in attendance when two guests and must catch the culprit, who may also have stolen 12 rare books, before their friends' bright and happy future turns deadly.

The Twelve Days Of Murder by Andreina Cordani

The Twelve Days Of Murder

Andreina Cordani

Summoned to Scotland for a Christmas-themed masquerade party, former members of an exclusive mystery-solving group at university soon discover that in this game, murder is all too real, and to survive until Christmas morning, they must face the truth of what really happened one fateful night 12 years earlier.

Snow Place For Murder by Diane Kelly

Snow Place For Murder

Diane Kelly

When her sons discover the dead body of Nigel Goodwin, the international resort developer bent on disturbing their peaceful community in the Blue Ridge Mountains, lodge owner Misty Murphy, knowing murder is bad for business, must figure out who put the developer on ice and why.

Christmas Presents by Lisa Unger

Christmas Presents

Lisa Unger

The only surviving victim of a killer suspected in the disappearance of two sisters, bookstore owner Madeline Martin, when a true-crime podcaster opens up the cold case, must return to a past she hoped was dead to expose the terrifying truth when more young women go missing.

Up On The Woof Top by Spencer Quinn

Up On The Woof Top

Spencer Quinn

When best-selling author Dame Ariadne Carlisle's lead reindeer Rudy—and her good luck charm—goes missing, Chet the dog and his human partner Bernie, while searching for Rudy, find their seemingly simple case turning into a murder investigation when Dame Ariadne's personal assistant plunges to her death.

Twas The Bite Before Christmas by David Rosenfelt

Twas The Bite Before Christmas

David Rosenfelt

When one of the Tara Foundation's best foster volunteers, Derek Moore, is arrested for murder during the annual Christmas party, lawyer Andy Carpenter, believing in Derek's innocence, discovers he's in the witness protection program and vows to clear his name and catch a killer before this case goes to the dogs.

Murder At Midnight by Katharine Schellman

Murder At Midnight

Katharine Schellman

While spending a quiet Christmastime away from London with the family of her late husband, regency widow Lily Adler, when an unexpected snowstorm, stranding the neighborhood families together, leads to murder, must unmask a killer among the guests.

The Christmas Guest by Peter Swanson

The Christmas Guest

Peter Swanson

When a last-minute invitation from fellow student Emma Chapman brings her to Starvewood Hall for the holidays, Ashley Smith, an American art student in London, discovers this seemingly charming English village's grim history when a local girl is brutallymurdered and Emma's brother is linked to the crime.