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Subject: Looking for recs for non-anthology holiday books
Date Posted: 11/24/2008 12:31 PM ET
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Hi,

I'm getting into the holiday season, and I've been craving holiday themed books.  I checked out the other posting on holiday books, but I don't really like anthologies (I hate giving up a character I like too quickly :).

Does anyone know some good non-anthologies ones?  Maybe historical romance  or those "going back home for the holidays" contemporary ones?

Thanks for your help!

Marie

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 12:54 PM ET
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You might enjoy        Home for the Holidays
Author:
Johanna Lindsey

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 12:54 PM ET
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Virgin River Christmas by Robin carr and Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas just came out they are both part of series but I think they could be read alone.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 12:54 PM ET
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posted twice lol



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Date Posted: 11/24/2008 1:28 PM ET
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This is a nice easy read..not overwhelmingly exciting but I enjoyed it - http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780821780428-A+Coventry+Christmas  A Coventry Christmas.

I also have Must Love Mistletoe by Ridgway pulled out to read along with Christmas Knight by Skye. No comment yet but the Ridgway book I saw recommended by someone else

I enjoyed A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr but I've kept up with the series. The other characters aren't mentioned too much and it's a bit shorter than the previous books I think..I liked it.

Marcia Evanick?sp has several Christmas themed books.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 1:37 PM ET
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Brenda:  Home for the Holidays looks good :) I think I may even have read it years ago, but I'm not sure, so this is definitely going on my list!

Jessie:  both of those look great!  But, you're totally teasing me with wishlisted books :)  I'm going to have to see if I can't find Virgin River Christmas at Wal-Mart since it's a paperback.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 2:03 PM ET
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Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews



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Date Posted: 11/25/2008 10:26 AM ET
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Susanna and Leann:  thanks for your recs!  I'm starting to build a good list of holiday books to keep me occupied until
Christmas.

Susanna:  Must Love Mistletoe looks like it would hilarious and definitely a fun holiday read, and Mistletoe Bay by Marcia Evanick looks good, too. 

Leann:  Blue Christmas looks cool... I already have Savannah Blues in my TBR pile, so I'm going to try hunting it down at the library since it's wishlisted here.   

 

Thanks everyone for all the cool recs I'm getting!

 

Date Posted: 11/25/2008 10:37 AM ET
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Sorry , yea I bought Wallflower Christmas at walmart  (it is a hardback) and luckily i got virgin river through the Is this on your wishlist thread on here. Sorry!!

Date Posted: 11/25/2008 11:05 AM ET
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Silver Bells, Luanne Rice?

Debbie Macomber has a slew of single titles, if you like her style.

I'll post again if more come to mind...

Date Posted: 11/25/2008 11:22 AM ET
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There is a New Year's theme follow up to Christie Ridgway's Must Love Mistletoe called Not Another New Year's.  Both are funny, quick reads.