Fall in Love with Debbie Macomber’s ‘Merry and Bright’ [REVIEW]

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Merry Knight loves catching snowflakes on her eyelashes in Debbie Macomber’s Merry and Bright. (Photo by Stephen Poff, Flickr)

Falling in love is tricky business in the fast-paced world we live in. Besides, who has the time? Discover what happens when the best of intentions leads to the most complicated of circumstances in Debbie Macomber’s sweet new romance, Merry and Bright.  Read more of this post

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Pay Another Visit to Little Beach Street Bakery [REVIEW]

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Every year, Polly bakes up a decadent feast at the Little Beach Street Bakery. (Photo by California Bakery, Flickr)

In Mount Polbearne, the holiday season couldn’t be any more idyllic if it tried. The tiny seaside Cornish village is dazzling, charming, and festive, and is the perfect getaway for many looking to escape London and Exeter. But what happens when unexpected disaster strikes? Will it kill the mood and spoil everyone’s good cheer? Find out in Jenny Colgan’s latest.  Read more of this post

Readers Will Never Forget Their ‘Last Christmas in Paris’ [REVIEW]

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Before his life is over, he must go back to where it began in Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb’s Last Christmas in Paris. (Photo by justkids, Flickr)

The Great War changed the global landscape forever. Never before had the entire planet been engulfed in war, and yet at the time, no one had any idea just how long the conflict would last. Communities were flattened, families torn apart, and friends separated. Yet, despite it all, romance still managed to thrive and blossom amidst the ashes. Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb’s new novel, Last Christmas in Paris, recounts one such story.  Read more of this post

RaeAnne Thayne’s ‘Snowfall On Haven Point’ Is Full of Promise and Possibilities [REVIEW]

Haven Point

Welcome to the tranquil little town of Haven Point, where second chances are possible and romance fills the air.
(Picture courtesy HQN Books)

When a single mother moves to Haven Point to start over with her two children after the death of her husband, her past follows her with horrifying consequences, possibly scarring her heart forever. Will her heart ever mend and ultimately grow strong enough to love again? And how will she react when she meets a man who is perfect for her in almost every way? Find out in RaeAnne Thayne’s Snowfall On Haven Point.  Read more of this post

Revisit the Mysterious World of P.D. James in ‘The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories’ [REVIEW]

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In P.D. James’s The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories, four of the author’s classic stories are brought together to baffle readers all over again. (Photo by Nils Rohwer, Flickr)

I’ve been a fan of British crime fiction for decades, but one of my favorite authors was the Queen of Crime herself, P.D. James. Over the course of her career, magazines and newspapers commissioned her to write special short stories for the holidays. Growing up on the American side of the pond, I never got the chance to read any of these stories when they were originally released, so you can imagine my delight when Knopf decided to publish four of them together in book format. The result is the charming gift-sized volume, The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories. Read more of this post