Christmas books galore! Which ones should I choose to read this lovely season? How many can I read by the New Year (when I will switch to winter themes)?
It seems many Christmas books are on the short side, which I think is a good thing because then I can read more books from more authors. That's why I especially like Christmas novellas. One has the satisfaction of a full novel, but without all the extra details (not that I don't enjoy longer novels also).
Last year and this year I've been reading Christmas novellas by Victoria Connelly and have enjoyed every one. So far she's written four, I think, and I have read three (photos are links to Amazon).
The books in order (but it's not necessary to read them in order) are Christmas at the Cove; Christmas at the Castle; and Christmas at the Cottage (the latter has a wonderful dog, Harley). Each book stands alone and the main similarity is that each involves sharing the said cove, castle, or cottage with another party, whether expected or unexpected. Naturally, romance ensues. Connelly writes this type of story to great effect. Her full-length novel Love in an English Garden is another example of the shared residence theme.
Finally, I will be reading her Christmas with the Book Lovers later this week. I have read the first book in the series, The Book Lovers, but not the next two yet. However, I peeked and the Christmas book appears to focus on the same couple as the first book, so I don't think I'll be too lost. This book sounds a bit different for Christmas. I am eager to read it.
You can check out Victoria Connelly's Amazon Author's Page here; her website here; Facebook here; and Instagram with lovely photos here. There's even a free novella when you sign up for her newsletter! I've also written a previous post re Ms. Connelly here. I have read over ten of her books now, and they all have been clean and gentle reads.
Hope you enjoy reading a good Christmas novella this week,
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