It’s that time again. What time is that, I hear you asking? In this early December, when the spirit of holiday shopping is everywhere, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the season with the gift of a perfect Holiday Romance.
Here are just a few to start off the season, but there will be more. Let’s celebrate the season with a whole lot of love.
The Christmas He Loved Her by Juliana Stone is a Christmas love story that definitely pulls at the heartstrings. It’s a small town romance, and a second chance at love story wrapped up with a bright shiny Christmas ribbon. There’s also more than a bit of a “forbidden romance” thrown in to make it extra spicy. But because it’s the Christmas season, there’s going to be a happy ever after once the sadness is done.
In Connie Willis’ collection of Christmas stories, Miracle, and Other Christmas Stories, the romantic treat is the title story, Miracle, where a young woman is shown the true meaning of love by her guardian angel. Connie’s short fiction is always heartwarming, funny, sweet and surprising. This themed collection shows off her lighter side to perfection.
If you are looking for something slightly different, Season for Scandal by Theresa Romain is a historical romance that takes place during the holiday season. A debutante with a taste for gambling loses her reputation and chance to win a fortune over a turn of the cards. Her only hope seems to be a hasty marriage to the nobleman who thwarted her. There is a lot of wit and the promise of scandalous romance indeed in this holiday romp.
For those with an ereader or tablet, you can’t go wrong with these holiday romance collections: Holiday Kisses and Naughty and Nice. Among the contemporary holiday romances collected in these two books there is something to please every taste. Shannon Stacey’s Mistletoe and Margaritas, in the Holiday Kisses collection, is one of my personal favorites.