Books to Read if You Like Hallmark Holiday Movies

Always, in December by Emily Stone- After a coincidence leads Josie and Max, two people who hate the holidays, to spend Christmas together, the pair finds that fate keeps bringing them together in unexpected places, like New York City and Edinburgh, throughout the year.  Also available as an eBook.

The Gift of Family by Mary Monroe- A middle-aged couple who has 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.

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan- While romantically optimistic Lily embraces the forthcoming season and surly Dash dreads the holidays with his divorced parents, a mysterious red notebook and a scavenger hunt brings about a Christmas miracle. If you fall in love with Dash and Lily, check out the sequel, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily.

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren- Maelyn Jones is living with her parents, hates her job, and just messed up her love life. She is dreading the family’s last Christmas at their Utah cabin, but one random wish and she may just get a do-over. Love Actually meets Groundhog Day in the quintessential holiday romance. Also available as an eBook.

The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish- Greta Russakoff, a lesbian living in Maine, needs some space from her overbearing family. Truman Belvedere needs a place to heal after a devastating breakup with his boyfriend. The solution is obvious: Truman and Greta decide to swap houses for the month of December. Can a change of scenery be the start of something new? Also available as an eBook and downloadable audiobook.

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber. Determined to get cold-hearted Cain Maddox to like her, Julia Padden decides to kill him with kindness and track her progress in a blog, but as there relationship deepens Julia must decide if she should tell Cain the truth about chronicling their relationship. Also available in Large Print and as an eBook.

The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer. When her publisher insists that she write a Hanukkah romance, Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt, a Jewish woman with a secret career as a Christmas romance novelist, unexpectedly finds inspiration when she encounters a childhood acquaintance at the Matzah Ball, a Jewish music celebration on the last night of Hanukkah. Available as an eBook and a downloadable audiobook.

Christmas by the Book by Anne Marie Ryan. In small-town England, two booksellers facing tough times decide to spread some Christmas cheer through the magic of anonymous book deliveries. With the future of the bookshop still up in the air, Nora and Simon will need a Christmas miracle–or perhaps a little help from the people whose lives they’ve touched–to find a happy ending of their own. Enjoy this uplifting holiday tale for book lovers everywhere.

The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan. When she is out of a job just in time for the holidays, Carmen, with little cash and few options, is forced to move in with her perfect sister where she takes a job at a book store that desperately needs her help-and helps her in return. Also available as an eBook.

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