very year, just before the holiday season swings into high gear, a much anticipated phenomena takes place in the Romance genre. Authors prepare for it many months in advance, while readers look forward to it with impatient anticipation. When the happy moment finally arrives, these same readers can be found at local bookstores everywhere, snapping up book after book. What is this phenomena, you ask? Why, it's readers getting into the spirit of the season.
Novels, novellas, anthologies -- Seasonal romances come in many forms, each as popular as the next. For some readers, these are year-round keepers, while for others these books are their sole reading resource for the holiday and winter months. And who can blame them? What could be better as the weather begins to chill, and when darkness falls earlier each night, than curling up in an easy chair beside a warm, crackling fire and opening the pages of a novel filled with love, laughter and holiday cheer.
Christmas romances offer a wide variety of wonderful settings: Regency, Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian, Medieval, Early Americana, Frontier, Contemporary -- a time period to suit every reader's tastes and preferences. Each era has something unique to offer in the way of Christmas traditions, giving readers special insight into the manners and customs of days gone by. Old-fashioned Christmases are brought to life within the pages of these delightful reads, and give affirmation to how and why we still celebrate this glorious holiday. Best of all, there's also a wonderful romance to accompany the story's celebration of Christmas, a combination which provides a full and thoroughly pleasurable reading experience, certain to bring a smile to your face and a glow to your heart.
Below is a list of some of the favoites we have compiled from our customer recommended reads.
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~ Anthologies ~ Several wonderful novellas in one book... perfect for when time is short. SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS -- Sherryl Woods, Beverly Barton and Leanne Banks CHRISTMAS GOLD -- Cheryl St.John, Mary Burton and Elizabeth Lane The annual "Regency Christmas" Anthology now has nine 9) editions in print. Each with favorite authors like Mary Balogh, Jo Beverly, Sandra Heath, Barbara Metzger and more. A Fortune's Children Christmas from the Fortune's series. A Very Gothic Christmas - A spooky Christmas story by Christine Feehan and Melanie George Holiday Of Love 1994 Judith McNaught, Jude Deveraux, Arnette Lamb, Jill Barnett Jo Beverley The Wise Virgin (The Brides of Christmas) A Gift of Light (The Christmas Cat) Twelfth Night (Five Golden Rings 1991) Edith LaytonIt's A Wonderful Christmas (Dreamspun Christmas 1994) Barbara MetzgerThe Christmas Curse (Regency Christmas Spirits 2001) Nora RobertsAll I Want For Christmas (Jingle Bells, Wedding Bells 1994) Joan Smith Love a la Carte (Regency Christmas 1994) Elizabeth ThorntonSheer Sorcery (Christmas Holiday 1990) ~ Historical~ From Regency to Americana Mary BaloghChristmas Beau, Christmas Belle, Christmas Bride, Christmas Promise Jo BeverleyChristmas Angel, Forbidden Magic Susan Carroll Christmas Belles Elizabeth Graham - Sarah's Christmas Karla Hocker - A Christmas Charade Carla KellyMarian's Christmas Wish Lynn KerstanGwen's Christmas Ghost Ruth Langan Christmas Miracle Barbara MetzgerFather Christmas, The Christmas Carrolls, Christmas Wishes Linda Lael Miller A Springwater Christmas Joan Overfield A Christmas Affair Joan SmithChristmas Gambol Patricia WynnChristmas Spirit ~Contemporary~ From the Ranch to Seattle to Manhattan... Stella BagwellThe Best Christmas Ever Maggie DanielsChristmas Romance Richard Paul EvansThe Christmas Box Marie FerrarellaBaby's First Chrismtas Heather GrahamA Magical Christmas Sylvie Kurtz A Little Christmas Magic Debbie MacomberThe Christmas Basket, Can This Be Christmas, Christmas Masquerade Susan MalleryChristmas In Whitehorn Anne McAllisterA Baby For Christmas Patricia PotterHome For Christmas Christine RimmerScrooge and the Single Girl Maggie ShayneThe Brands Who Came For Christmas Gina WilkinsAll I Want For Christmas Ruth WindFor Christmas, Forever Readers and Authors - send us your recommendations for a book that fits this theme read list. E-MAIL Subject line - Festive Mood