Fun Holiday Reads

If you are like me, then you love nothing better than to curl up with a good Holiday Romance during this time of year. The only problem is, there are sooo many to choose from. I’ve gone through my library and made a list of the ones that are a MUST read for me every year and the ones that I have discovered this year.  I’m also going to include some free holiday reads that I find around the web. There is also a HUGE list over on GR that you can find here of over 250 Holiday Romance stories.

If your a fan of Nora Roberts Quinn’s here is the link to her free read A Quinn’s Christmas, and if you like her Ardmore Series here is the link to her free read Christmas in Ardmore.

“Home for Christmas”After years spent abroad, reporter Jason Law returned home determined to win back the girl he left behind. It would take all his skills–and then some–to win Faith back. But this time, nothing would stand in his way–it was time faith was rewarded.

“All I Want for Christmas”

Identical twin boys Zeke and Zach wanted only one gift from Santa this year: a new mom But convincing their love-wary dad that their music teacher, Miss Davis, was his destiny and part of Santa’s plan wasn’t as easy as they’d hoped–.

“Gabriel’s Angel”

All Gabriel Bradley wanted was solitude. But when Laura ended up at his remote cabin during a blizzard, desperate, alone and on the run, the modern-day Scrooge couldn’t turn her away. For she brought him the gift of passion, life, hope–if he had the courage to reach for it.

A relentless campaign by phone, letter, and email has persuaded Hollander Latham’s parents to purchase the home of her dreams: Spring Hill, a beautiful North Carolina plantation where Holly spent her memorable thirteenth summer. Now a successful architect, Holly is intent on reuniting with Spring Hill’s neighbor and her love from that long-ago summer, wealthy heir Laurence Beaumont — she dreams of working her way into Lorrie’s heart while restoring his historic estate, Belle Chere. But as Christmas fast approaches, Nick Taggert — a mysterious stranger who makes her laugh and tempts her with a surprising passion — turns her plans upside down. One man can seduce her with fortune and privilege; the other can promise her the simple gift of love. And on a frost-covered Christmas night, Holly’s choice will unmask astonishing truths and hidden dangers — revelations that will forever change her charmed life and her vulnerable heart.

*note, this book has been republished as Christmas Fairytales*

At age ninety, there is nothing the powerful patriarch of the MacGregor clan would like more than to see his three eldest granddaughters happily married—and he’s handpicked three unsuspecting candidates he believes would make perfect husbands. But this might be his biggest matchmaking challenge yet: his granddaughters are so focused on their careers that marriage is the last thing on their minds. It’s a good thing this meddlesome nonagenarian has a few tricks left up his sleeve….



We wish you a merry Christmas…and a happily ever after!

A memorable three-night stand gets rekindled in a cabin in West Virginia. An office romance is sparked by an impulsive holiday kiss. And two best friends scout locations for a marriage proposal and discover that they make a perfect match. ‘Tis the season for laughter, love and a lifetime of happiness.





‘Tis the Season for Romance

A famous singer reunites with an old flame. A couple explores their desire to be truly bound together. Newlyweds heat things up when they’re trapped indoors. And sparks fly when the lights go out. Whether you are naughty or nice, you can still get what you really want for Christmas in this collection of four seasonal shorts.





It’s Christmastime in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady in waiting and, if it weren’t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed. Before the courtship can begin, Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society. But when four former Wallflowers try their hand at matchmaking, no one knows what will happen. And winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated, especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants. However, Christmas works in the most unexpected ways, changing a cynic to a romantic and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts.

One rain-slicked night, six-year-old Holly lost the only parent she knew, her beloved mother Victoria. And since that night, she has never again spoken a word.

The last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six-year-old girl in his life. But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again. His sister’s will gives him the instructions: There’s no other choice but you. Just start by loving her. The rest will follow.

Maggie Collins doesn’t dare believe in love again, after losing her husband of one year. But she does believe in the magic of imagination. As the owner of a toy shop, she lives what she loves. And when she meets Holly Nolan, she sees a little girl in desperate need of a little magic.

Three lonely people. Three lives at the crossroads. Three people who are about to discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible, and when wishes have a way of finding the path home…

Claire Rutledge still believes in love, despite losing her husband. So, after two years, she’s not surprised by the steamy dreams telling her it might be time to start moving on. But she didn’t expect her friend Justin to have the starring role.

Justin McCormick has loved Claire since the moment he first saw her, but his best friend got there first. Now that Claire is ready to move on with her life, Justin is finding it harder than ever to hide his true feelings. And when they both get caught up in the holiday spirits at a party, their simmering mutual attraction boils over into a night neither of them can forget..


With her erotically charged Carpathian tales, Christine Feehan has enthralled a legion of fans, captivated by a seductive world and the unforgettable characters–both human and not–who inhabit it. Now, she reunites all of them in a Dark Celebration…

After centuries as the prince of the Carpathians, Mikhail Dubrinsky fears he can’t protect his people for long from their greatest threat: the extinction of their species at the hands of their immortal enemies–who are devising a scheme to slaughter Carpathian females. But even with his own lifemate, Raven, and their daughter, Savannah, vulnerable to the encroaching evil, Mikhail’s hope is not lost.

Carpathians from around the world are gathering to join their souls and their powers to bring light to the darkness. But so too are their adversaries uniting–hunters, vampires, demons and betrayers–bringing untold dangers into the fold of the Carpathian people.

New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and top-selling authors Nalini Singh, Erin McCarthy, and Linda Winstead Jones have a special gift for readers this year: never-before published holiday stories featuring passionate romance, paranormal adventure, and a distinctly alluring feline touch. With four new stories, including one featuring Lora Leigh’s genetically altered Feline Breeds, this is a collection packed with more surprises than Christmas morning, and more chills than the snowiest winter night




What do a Blue Angels pilot, a bounty hunter and an ex-NFL football player have in common? The three bad-boy bachelors of Snowdon, Maine have to make a friend’s Christmas Eve wedding on time or die trying! They’re willing to risk anything to make that happen-even dashing through the snow in the goofiest bus on Earth, bright red and filled with a bunch of merry, meddling senior citizens known as the Santa Brigade. All too soon, these men will have met their matches in three special women: a woman from their past, a forest ranger so hot she ought to be declared a fire hazard, and a woman on the run.

Ho, ho, OH!

While serving up holiday cheer with the Santa Brigade, the guys will discover ’tis the season for good will and folly. Wise men or not, they are well and truly caught, which means these roguish St. Nicks are willing to jingle a few bells along the way if that’s what it takes to find what they truly want for Christmas nestled in their beds after the stockings are stuffed and the gifts placed under the tree

Always putting business before pleasure, Cassie McPherson works hard for her family’s construction business. That might explain why she doesn’t have a date for the company Christmas party. But it doesn’t quite explain why she’s crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or – crazier still – why she’s dying to unwrap him like a present . . .

With whiskey-colored eyes and a killer smile, James is one gorgeous hunk who really knows how to fill out a tuxedo. He charms everyone, including Cassie. And when the night ends, the party doesn’t stop. As Cassie falls, literally, into his bed, James falls head over heels in love. Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth: he’s not an escort. He’s her family’s fiercest business rival. But all he wants for Christmas is her . . .





One of the best-loved and most quoted stories of “the man who invented Christmas”-English writer Charles Dickens-A Christmas Carol debuted in 1843 and has touched millions of hearts since. Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn’t like. . .and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity, kindness, and goodwill. Experience a true Victorian Christmas!



If you have a favorite Holiday Romance Story or know of any free holiday reads around the web, leave us a note.



  1. Chelsea B.

    They all sound lovely. Of course, A Christmas Carol is amazing and uplifting!

  2. Carol

    What a great list! Makes it easy to pick up something when the Christmas reading desire strikes.

  3. Na S.

    I love reading Christmas-themed books all year round but it’s especially sweet during the holidays. I’ve read Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor and A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas and enjoyed them. I remember my very first Nora Roberts’s book was a holiday one and now I’m hooked on her books 🙂

  4. Pamiam

    I’ve read some of these and will be reading some of the others. Thanks for the recommends. There is no way I can pick a favorite, so I will just have to keep reading

  5. CrystalGB

    Great list. One of my favorite Christmas read is Lori Handeland’s An Outlaw for Christmas.

  6. Sharlene Wegner

    I have some holiday reads to recommend. I would say any of the Robyn Carr Virgin River Christmas books, but particularly A Virgin River Christmas. Victoria Alexander’s His Mistress By Christmas and What Happens At Christmas, Hope Ramsay’s Last Chance Christmas, Susan Mallery’s A Fool’s Gold Christmas, Mistletoe Cowboy by Carolyn Brown. I have some of yours on my list to read also!

  7. TBRG (Post author)

    Sharlene, Those are great req’s and I’ve read all of them but Hope Ramsay’s though I do have that one on my TBR pile.

  8. bn100

    Nice list of holiday books.

  9. Patoct

    I love Christmas reads – recommend:
    Mistletoe Cowboy
    An Outlaw’s Christmas
    My Kind of Christmas.


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