Over the next three weekends, I’ll be posting about Christmas reads, with a post about anthologies next week followed by crime fiction the week after. We’re starting off more romantically, though – if anyone’s looking for a feel-good book for the festive season, here are three to get you started.
(Click the cover images to see the books on Amazon.)
You never forget your first love.
Molly’s spent every Christmas she can remember surrounded by her family. But this year is different. This year, Molly’s all alone in a strange town. She’s left her family behind, and she’s not sure where she can call home any longer.
All Molly has with her are a few clothes in a suitcase, and a collection of her old friend’s Cary Grant films. Except, there’s one more thing she’s brought along – the whole reason for her Christmas visit.
In her possession is a small, crumpled piece of paper, and on it is written the address of the love of her life.
Molly and Cary have had many chances over the years, but somehow life kept getting in the way and they always ended up apart once more. Yet Molly has never forgotten the first man she gave her heart to, and now she has one last chance to win him back.
But will Cary welcome her home, or will he tell her what she dreads to hear – that they’ve had their chance, and it’s all too late. That’s if she can even find him…
This one’s waiting for the festive season on my kindle – and with all the parties we won’t be going to this year, I’ll have plenty of time for reading!
Run away to the little beach café this Christmas…
Five years ago at Christmas, solicitor Justin Sadler made the decision to leave his comfortable existence behind and move to the coast. Since then, he’s tried his best to ignore the festive season and, as he sits in the little beach café and reflects on that fateful night when his life was turned upside down, he expects his fifth Christmas alone to be no different to any of the others since he made his escape.
But when he encounters a mystery woman on the beach, he soon realises he may have found a fellow runaway and kindred spirit. Could Justin finally be ready to move on and let Christmas into his life again?
Christmas at a beach cafe sounds gorgeous, doesn’t it? That could be a plan for next year… but I’ll make do with reading about it for now!
What could possibly go wrong???
Christmas is approaching, the Lakeside Hotel is full of English-speaking guests, and Stacy and Rico can’t wait to show them a real Swiss Christmas. There’s a visit from the Samiclaus, a Guetzli-baking demonstration, a snowman competition – not to mention the trip to Davos.
But in the middle of all the festivities, a guest has a huge problem and Stacy is left running backwards and forwards, wondering if she’ll last the distance. And Rico’s father is behaving very oddly, too.
It doesn’t feel a lot like Christmas at Lakeside any more…
Can Stacy get the magic back, before it’s too late for her and Rico?
Observant blog readers will notice this one’s mine, so I probably won’t be reading it, though I’ll be living parts of it. Not the trip to Davos, of course, but with a bit of luck we might manage a snowman competition.
Watch out for some more Christmas reads next week – these next ones aren’t all feel-good, though…