I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! We did. I loved the family and the food—and some time to read! So buckle up, because I finished quite a few!
Star of Wonder by Angela Hunt
This was a 25-day advent devotional that combined history and theology to present new ways to look at the familiar Christmas story. I enjoyed that combination so much.
Christmas Bells and Wedding Vows by Jody Hedlund, Lacy Williams, and Misty Beller
Such a fun marriage-of-convenience collection! Sweet romances set at Christmas. And all of them sigh-worthy.
Sweet Holiday Wishes by Melissa McClone
The title says it all. Another sweet romance novella, this one in a contemporary setting.
The Christmas Promise by Gabrielle Meyer
More short story in length but that didn’t matter because it was a wonderfully told Victorian romance. A wonderful read–and one my favorites this Christmas.
A Promise Born by Cara Putman
Another historical, one that ends at Christmas. Some fascinating World War II history in there, too!
The Christmas Clue to Finding You by Pepper Basham
I didn’t realize when I bought this that I had read it in the Mistletoe Square novella collection a few years ago. But when a story is good, it doesn’t matter! Even though I quickly remembered what would happen, I had no desire to put it down.
It Happened at Christmas by Christen Krumm
A mash-up of the movie While You Were Sleeping and the story of Cinderella, all in a contemporary YA setting.
A Boarding House Christmas by Davalynn Spencer
Such a cute contemporary Christmas romance. I really enjoyed it.
A Shadow in Moscow by Katherine Reay
Not a Christmas book, but Oh. My. I have always loved Katherine’s books, and this one was no exception! Fascinating story of the Cold War and spies and life in the Soviet Union. Highly recommended.
Sweet Right Here by Jenny B. Jones
Another not Christmas story, but Jenny’s books always hit that right note of humor, romance and depth. This is the start of a new series, so I’m looking forward to the rest—especially since I’ve already read some of the Sugar Creek books and am familiar with a few of the outlying characters.
I’ve got two others I’m in the middle of—one physical book, one audio book. With all the chaos of December, it’s been harder for me to get to these forms of reading. And yet both stories are so compelling that it’s killing me! Thankfully we have long travel days over the next week, so they’ll definitely be listed on my January Reads!
Happy New Year!