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Do you have a favorite Christmas novel?
A good, lighthearted book can really put you in the holiday spirit. Each year I try to read one or two new Christmas novels. Christmas is a very busy time of year for me, so I really don't have the time to get into a long book. Most of the time the books I pick are what I call the "feel good" easy reading type books.The book club I belong to also picks a Christmas type book for our December meeting, so I have read quite a few books over the years.
In this lens I will share some of the Christmas novels I have enjoyed and also show my list for future reads.
Christmas Books I Have Read
Promise Me - Richard Paul Evans
I really enjoyed this latest book by Richard Paul Evans. It is a delightful story full of mystery that begins one Christmas Eve with a secret that is kept for 18 years till another Christmas Eve. Keeps you guessing.
A Redbird Christmas - Fannie Flag
In this delightful book, Fannie Flag uses her wonderful sense of humor to bring us a story of good neighbors and the power of love. A must read book for the holiday season.
The Christmas Train - David Balducci
I always love a good mystery and David Balducci gives us a delightful Christmas mystery in The Christmas Train.
The Christmas Box - Richard Paul Evans
Richard Paul Evans books are always inspiring. This one is no exception and is a great "feel-good" book for the holiday season.
Skipping Christmas - John Grisham
This book by John Grisham was made into a movie. It has a story that I can really relate to about a couple who decides to escape the business of the holiday season by going on a cruise. I love Christmas, but there are times when the cruise thought has crossed my mind. This book is full o f Grisham's twists and turns and makes a quick read during the busy holiday season.
The Christmas Quilt
We read this book for my book club several years ago, and everyone agreed it was a good story. Christmas decorations help to bring up memories from the past.
A Season of Angels - Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber brings us a delightful story of three kooky angels, Goodness, Shirley, and Mercy and their adventures on bringing "good will on earth". It is a delightful comedy that will keep you laughing throughout.
A Cedar Cove Christmas
A nice "feel good" Christmas story.
The Christmas Thief
Who is the Christmas thief? This mother and daughter duo are always good for a fun who-done-it during the holidays.
Christmas Books I Want to Read
Call Me Mrs. Miracle - Debbie Macomber
I always love Debbie Macomber's Christmas stories.
Christmas at Harrington's
This one looks interesting.