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Subject: the best holiday-themed romances
Date Posted: 8/28/2008 10:27 PM ET
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I always enjoy Regency Christmas stories, but are there any other good holiday romances?  I usually only read historical, but I'd try modern too if it comes highly recommended.

Date Posted: 8/28/2008 10:34 PM ET
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I enjoyed a short contemporary by vicki lewis thompson set over thanksgiving - stuck with you. lots of steam and a nosy neighbor who's convinced he needs to spy on them because they have her aunt held hostage (the lady owns a bookstore and he's a regular suspense/mystery customer) and the guy is a rodeo-er. someone was looking for this a few years ago and I ordered once someone figured out the title. really cute.

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 9:19 AM ET
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I liked 'Holidays From Hell' a lot. It's 4 short stories by Paranormal authors.

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 12:09 PM ET
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Jenny Crusie's story in Santa Baby was cute. I didn't like the other authors so I didn't bother with them, but hers was good.

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 1:17 PM ET
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I really enjoyed On Strike For Christmas by Sheila Roberts, though it is more Chick Lit or Hen lit or whatever.  Also, Rexanne Becnel wrote a couple of Christmas contemporaries that I liked, Christmas Journey and The Christmas Wish.  The latter was my favorite of the two.

The Virgin River Trilogy - Virgin River, shelter Mountain, Whispering Rock - by Robyn Carr has been enormously popular with the readers here, including me, so we are looking forward to the release of A Virgin River Christmas.  Not sure you would enjoy that without reading the others, though.

A wonderful Christmas romance is A Carol Christmas by Muriel Jensen.  It was a Harlequin American Romance issued in December of 1989 and has stood the test of time for me.  

Another good one is Wanted: Christmas Mommy by Judy Christenberry, a Harlequin American issued in December of 1995. Also a keeper for me.  I believe Harlequin is reprinting it for the holidays this year.

If you want something sexier, Yule Be Mine by Charlene Teglia was really good.


edited to say that all of these are contemporaries.  My favorite regency Christmas story is probably A Gift Of Fortune by Anita Mills in the anthology A Regency Christmas by Anita mills, patricia rice, mary balogh, gayle buck and edith layton

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