There’s nothing more romantic than the thought of cuddling up in front of a crackling fireplace with that special someone on a snowy, winter night. I’m not so sure anyone actually does that, but the mental image is enough to make me want to go out and get a boyfriend ASAP. If you’re looking for the perfect sweet, and romantic romance novel to put you into that warm and fuzzy Christmas mood, look no further.
1. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
As the reigning queen of Christmas romance, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Debbie Macomber, comes back year after year to provide her loyal followers with a warm and fuzzy, festive read. This year is no different, with her release of Twelve Days of Christmas. This is the story of one woman’s attempt to show her rude and standoffish neighbor that the Christmas spirit is alive and well. Although Julia’s intentions are pure, she may have made a mistake when she decided to blog about her adventures chipping at the ice around her neighbor’s heart.
2. A Christmas to Remember by Jenny Hale
If there’s one book that can make you feel like your soulmate is just around the corner, it’s A Christmas to Remember by Jenny Hale. Carrie Blake is a nanny, a job that she loves, but one that also wreaks havoc on her love life. It’s nearly impossible to go out on dates when you watch other people’s children 24/7. While Carrie hates the idea of leaving her job, she vows to start a new career once the holidays are over, and put finding love at the top of her to do list. Little does she know that she may have already unknowingly stumbled upon what she’s been looking for all along.
3. Snowflakes on Silver Cove: A Festive, Feel Good Christmas Romance by Holly Martin
The title says it all, doesn’t it? No one can put that perfect, sparkling winter scene in your mind quite like Holly Martin. In Snowflakes on Silver Cove, Libby is a writer who travels around the globe, seeking inspiration for her work. A dark secret from her past plays a major role in keeping her from settling down. When her neighbor and best friend, George, turns out to mean more to her than she bargained for, Libby has to decide if she can face her past, once and for all. With a twist of mystery, this novel is a great reminder that not only can friendship lead to romance, but it can happen when you least expect it.
4. An Island Christmas by Nancy Thayer
Set in picturesque Nantucket, you can already picture the twinkling red and green lights bouncing off the frothy waves before you even turn the first page. With Christmas right around the corner, Felicia returns to her hometown for her dream wedding with her rough and tumble fiancé, Archie, much to the dismay of her mother, Jilly. Enter Steven, Jilly’s handsome and single neighbor. Pair him with her matchmaking attempt, and you’ve got a Christmas romance like no other.
5. The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase
If you’re looking for a very quick, yet satisfying romantic Christmas read, this is your best bet. Nothing says romance quite like two people stranded in a cozy cottage together while a blizzard roars outside. Lacy Quinn is saddled with the task of decorating the Christmas cottage for her best friend, Ava Callahan’s, wedding. Pretty cynical about love in general, Lacy scoffs at the idea that the Callahan family cottage is rumored to bind together any couple who stays the night, in eternal love. However, when Ava’s brother, and Lacy’s longtime crush, Ean, shows up just as the blizzard settles in, Lacy is willing to put a little faith and a whole lot of hope in the magic of the Christmas cottage.
Which cozy holiday reads will you be snuggling up with?
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