Christmas reading suggestions

Looking for something light/fun/seasonal to read over the Christmas break? Maybe one of these will appeal?

“For the Love of Christmas” by Kate Forster

Rating: ****

Genre: Fiction –  Chick Lit, Seasonal fiction

I love Christmas stories, and this Novella is a gem. A family must pull together emotionally after the loss of a baby boy, in order to rekindle their love for each other & the Christmas season.

“The 12 Slays of Christmas” by Abby L. Vandiver et al

Rating: ***1/2 

Genre:  Fiction –  Cosy Mystery/Christmas

I’m a bit of a fan of a Christmas story fan (particularly of mystery/thriller style story) so “The 12 Slays of Christmas” appealed to me as a great holiday reading prospect. I liked the variety of styles (all cosy to a greater or lesser extent), and over all the collection is pretty good. Some of the stories are cracking reads, some good, and others are just okay. Worth a look as its very Christmassy and not a huge financial outlay.

“A Chance this Christmas” by Joanne Rock

Rating: ***1/2 

Genre:  Fiction –  Romance/Christmas

Rachael must return to her home town, the 365 days a year Christmas Village of Yuletide, for a friend’s wedding. Knowing that she must confront her past, she is surprised to discover that she still has feelings for her old crush, Gavin. I must admit that I’m not usually a reader of romance novels and can’t make any judgement on how this book compares to others in the genre. I do, however, love a Christmas story, and am a big fan of the holiday read. I really enjoyed this book. It’s light, fun, and a little silly, but it’s a great holiday read. Enjoy it for what it is.

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Christmas Reading – Suggestion 2

“Everything I need to know about Christmas, I Learned from a Little Golden Book.”

GoldenDo you remember these little gems from your childhood? This very amusing trip back in time is a wonderful look at Christmas through the ages. This witty guide to the holiday season features illustrations from Richard Scary, Eloise Wilkin and other regular Golden Book artists, and features many classic Golden Books characters Worth getting and reading just for the memories.

Christmas Reading

The Big Book of Christmas MysteriesLast year my husband gave me a wonderful big bumper book of Christmas themed Mystery and Detective stories – The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries, edited by Otto Penzler. It is a fabulous collection with both classic and modern tales, by a wide range of authors.

If you are a fan of detective stories or just a bit of a Christmas aficionado this may be a book for you.

He bought it from Otto Penzler’s “Mysterious Bookshop” and if you are ever in New York I recommend a visit. I am not sure if you can buy this in stores in Australia, but it is definitely available on-line through this link:http://www.mysteriousbookshop.com