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Holiday Fiction

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It's the most time wonderful time of year to read a seasonal book! From classic Christmas stories to modern holiday romances, you’re sure to find a book on this list that matches your holiday mood.

Holiday Fiction

A Literary Christmas by The British Library
A seasonal anthology collecting poems, short stories and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language.

A Very German Christmas : The Greatest Austrian, Swiss and German Holiday Stories of All Time. by Various authors
A continuation of the very popular Very Christmas series conveying a festive spirit from the place where many Christmas traditions were invented. A delightful and unpredictable collection redolent of candle-lit trees, St. Nikolaus, gingerbread, the Christkindl, roast goose and red cabbage, Gugelhopf and stollen cakes, accompanied by plenty of schnapps.

American Christmas Stories by Connie Willis
A collection of American Christmas stories spanning traditional, Civil War-era holiday storytelling to modern times in genres including science fiction, fantasy, westerns, humor and horror that focus on Christmas morning, gifts, wise men, nativities, family, commercialism, or dinners.

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
In a small Irish town in 1985, coal merchant and family man, Bill Furlong, while delivering an order to the local convent, makes a discovery that forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church.

The Christmas Bookshop : A Novel 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 bookstore that desperately needs her help-and helps her in return.

The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict
The annual Christmas Game is afoot at Endgame House, the Armitages' grand family home. This year's prize is to die for – deeds to the house itself. Now, Lily Armitage must compete with her estranged cousins for the twelve days of Christmas. Lily will have to keep her wits about her, because not everyone is playing fair, and there's no telling how many will die before the winner is declared.


Holiday Romance

A Cat Café Christmas by Codi Gary
A veterinarian with a floundering cat adoption cafe accepts an offer from an annoyingly smart and frustratingly bossy marketing guru to help promote her business and fails at keeping their relationship strictly professional.

A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli
A very practical, straight-laced 28-year-old, Niki Randhawa, attends a friend's wedding in India where she arrives in time to celebrate Diwali and meets a free-spirited London musician who helps her get in touch with her passionate and creative side.

Build Your Own Christmas Movie Romance : Pick Your Plot, Meet Your Man, and Create the Holiday Love Story of a Lifetime by Riane Konc
Humorously helps readers put themselves in the director's chair and create their own happily-ever-after Christmas romance movie by deciding their heroine's problem, meeting the object of her affections and their Christmas activity montage in a "Choose Your Own Adventure" style.

Kiss Her Once for Me : A Novel by Alison Cochrun
One year ago, Ellie Oliver had her dream job and a Christmas Eve meet-cute with a woman at a bookstore. But after a betrayal the next morning and the loss of her job soon after, she finds herself desperate for money. Finding work at a local coffee shop, she's just getting through the days -- until Andrew, the shop's landlord, proposes a marriage of convenience that will alleviate Ellie's financial woes and isolation. But when Andrew introduces his new fiancée to his sister, Ellie is shocked to discover it's Jack -- the mysterious woman she fell for over the course of one magical Christmas Eve the year before.

Once in a Lifetime by Mary Monroe
When she accidentally receives another woman's passport during the holiday season, Judith Guthrie, whose brother is on the waiting list for a live-giving transplant, decides to deliver it in person and finds her small gesture resulting in a series of big choices and big miracles.

Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
When Vivian Forest gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie's work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can't refuse. She's excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn't expect is to become instantly attracted to Malcolm Hudson, the Queen's Private Secretary with a charming accent and unyielding formality. Despite a ticking timer on their holiday romance, they are completely fine with ending their short, steamy fling come New Year's Day...or are they?

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.

You're a Mean One, Matthew Prince by Timothy Janovsky
Young, rich, and thoroughly spoiled, Matthew has no intention of being shipped off to some small town in New England to stay with his grandmother for Christmas . . . or to play nice with the attractive young man he meets there. But when the two are forced to work together to make a charity gala go off without a hitch, Matthew may find the home he's been missing all along.





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