Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, go ahead and pencil in some downtime by relaxing with a festive Christmas read. Here at Momtrends, we look forward to these light, seasonal books each year to help us get in the holiday spirit. If you prefer reading on your Kindle, Nook, iPad, tablet, or Smartphone, our recommendations are ready to be downloaded. If you're a traditional reader, most of these titles are also available wherever books are sold. To make it easier to select the best one for you, here are our favorite picks for Christmas 2014.
Christmas at Twilight: A Twilight, Texas Novel by Lori Wilde is the latest book in this heartwarming series. Delta Force Operator "Hutch" Hutchinson has returned home to Twilight after having been medically discharged from the service. Upon entering his home, he is pepper sprayed by a complete stranger named Jane who informs him that his sister has taken off...once again. Soon, Hutch learns the truth behind this woman's frightening past. With Christmas quickly approaching, the wounded warrior and woman on the run wonder if together they can overcome their pasts.
No Christmas Like the Present by Sierra Donovan is a modern day twist based on A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life. Lindsay is busy with Christmas cards and making home-made fudge, but she lacks the holiday spirit. Out of the blue, Fred appears on her doorstep complete with a British accent and attire straight out of a Dickens' novel. He claims to be a messenger who has been assigned the arduous task of helping her discover the real joy of Christmas. Is this man truly an angel, or is he simply insane?
It Happened at Christmas (Christmas, Colorado Book 3) by Debbie Mason is the third book in this delightful series. Skylar Davis has drained her trust fund trying to save the world one mistake at a time. Now she's back in Christmas hoping the kindness of others will make her forget her errant ways. That is until she runs into Ethan O'Connor, a former one-night stand. Nowadays, the hot mayor has his sights set on running for the Colorado State Senate. Yet, the last thing this politician needs is for the scandalous Skylar to derail his bright future, yet he just can't seem to get this fiery woman out of his head.
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A Christmas to Remember: New Short Stories by Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon, & Marilyn Pappano is a delightful anthology featuring some of your favorite bestselling authors. Each title is about a thirty minute read with relatable characters and charming settings. This popular Christmas collection is ideal for busy moms who don't always have the extra time to delve into a full-length novel. With just the right amount of romance and spice, this holiday book would be the perfect gift for a sister or special friend.
The Mistletoe Melody (A Brookhollow Story) by Jennifer Snow is a holiday tale about the power of love and forgiveness. Brad Monroe has returned to Brookhollow to film a Christmas special, three years after the accident that killed his best friend Patrick, Melody's husband. Times have been difficult for Melody. While mourning the loss of her man, she has worked three jobs in order to support her young boys. Now that Brad is here, old wounds are opened up causing Melody to wonder if she will ever be able to forgive and forget.
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