Every year I list the new Christmas titles we carry here in the store. I don’t always think to myself, “I would like to read that story,” But this year seems to have a couple that look very interesting to me. I just might find myself enjoying a Christmas book or two.
The Christmas Joy Ride – Melody Carlson – Melody’s Christmas books have become a tradition for many readers, even those that don’t normally read her books. Miranda was expecting a quiet Christmas at home alone, but her 80 year old neighbor has other plans. Driving a decorated RV from Chicago to Phoenix.
Mary’s Christmas Goodbye – Linda Byler – Mary Stoltzfus is an old maid at the age of 30. She plans on teaching school in her little Pennsylvania community for the rest of her life. That is until a strange letter arrives from Montana, “will you come teach in our little community.” What will Mary decide?
Keeping Christmas – Dan Walsh – Empty nesters, Judith and Stan are looking at a Christmas without any children in the house. Judith is having a hard time getting in the spirit of the holidays. When she even refuses to decorate the tree, Stan knows he has to do something to help her remember the true meaning of Christmas.
An Endless Christmas – Cynthia Ruchti – Christmas is a big deal at the Binder family. Dodie and Wilson have always celebrated it as if it was there last. But a wedding proposal gone wrong, too much snow and too many people is a certain recipe for disaster.
The Lopsided Christmas Cake – Wanda Brunstetter – Elma and Thelma Hochstettler have done everything together. This Christmas they agree to make a cake to be auctioned off for a local charity. Unexpectedly they are asked to demonstrate how to make the cake and the result catches the eye of two local bachelors. Can a Christmas Cake really lead to love?
Together for Christmas – Katherine Spencer – A Thomas Kinkade’ Cape Light book – Business partners Molly and Betty’s catering business is on shaky ground. When Betty needs to take time off to care for her husband, Molly gets overwhelmed. Will she be able to tell anyone that she is not able to do it alone? Will it ruin her friendship with Betty?
Dashing through the Snow – Debbie Macomber – Ashley is trying to book a flight home for the holidays. Dashiell is trying to get to Seattle for a job interview. They are out of luck and with only one car available for rent, the decide to share a ride. The drive from California to Seattle will be full of surprises and there may even be love in the air.
The Immortal Nichols – Glenn Beck – Glenn uses the story of the true Santa Claus to point his family to the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas Bells – Jennifer Chiaverini – (from the book jacket) … Chronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s family circle is suddenly and tragically broken. Through pain of (sic) loss and hardship, Longfellow’s patriotism never failed.