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I am really, really craving a good Christmas romance to help get me into the holiday spirit. Something to just knock me off my feet; make me want to take the day off to finish it (I won't really,but that's the book I'm looking for). Can anyone suggest a good romance for Christmas that just left you feeling "Wow, what a great Christmas story"?
I don't know how "wow" you'll think it is, but one of my favorite Christmas books is http://www.paperbackswap.com/Want-Christmas-Sheila-Rabe/book/0515129259/
I haven't reread it in a couple of years but I nearly purged it to donate years back but decided to read it before getting rid of it. It went staight to my keeper shelf. Classic hero-is-grinch story.
I've read any number of category romances with Christmas themes, and a lot of Regency anthologies but the Rabe is one of the few single titles I've read.
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Question for you Gail. Is it contemporary or historical? I can't tell from the description. Rabe used to do trad Regencies so that's why I'm wondering.
Full on books or antholgies?? Historical or contemporary. Debbie Macomber has done quite a few contemporaries-none which have knocked my socks off; Judith McNaught did an novella with Jude Deveraux and several others that has been released numerous times-mixture of contemporary and historical-liked it.
I'm a historical girl so here's some authors to check out:
Cathy Maxwell, Eloisa James, Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley.
But-for me-Mary Balogh and Carla Kelly are my absolute favorite Christmas authors. Mary has done several trad Regencies-books-that are now being re-released set in the Christmas season. One novella I read over and over-the Wassail Bowl.
Carla has done novellas-which used to be hard-to-find but 5 of them have been released on Kindle for $2.51-called the "Christmas Collection".