Merry Christmas Eve, readers! Now is the time to fully indulge in Christmas themed everything before the big day passes, forcing you to pack up your Santa sweaters and tinsel for another year. Popular novelist Debbie Macomber admits she tends to overdo it a bit with her love of all things Christmas, but her latest book, Starry Night, gets it just right with a blend of romance, adventure and a little touch of Christmas magic. Carrie Slayton, a successful gossip columnist wants more out of her newspaper career, but when she comes upon the scoop of a lifetime in small-town Alaska, she must decide between her career or her heart. Watch Macomber excitedly introduce Starry Night in the trailer below. What are you reading this Christmas?
When Sal Lizard's hair and beard turned white while he was still in his 20s, he decided to embrace the look.
Being Santa Claus is Lizard's funny and touching account of his 30 years of playing Santa in malls, homes and hospitals. The book includes heart-warming stories of Christmas cheer as Lizard shares how being Santa Claus taught him what the holiday is really all about.
Read our review of the book here, and watch this trailer put out by Penguin Group:
Did you interact with Santa this year? Did he seem as realistic as Santa as Sal Lizard does?
At my house, it's just not Christmas time without watching It's a Wonderful Life. Now Bob Welch has written 52 Little Lesson from It's a Wonderful Life, putting the heart-warming experience of the film into a meditation of its lessons. Says our reviewer:
These lessons are cut from the same life-affirming cloth as the film itself, and stitched lovingly together by an author who is clearly an affectionate fan.
The fourth novel in Bradley's series finds plucky, 11-year-old sleuth Flavia in the middle of a holiday mystery. A film company is shooting a movie at her family’s estate, and the star shows up strangled.
Now that the season of Christmastime murder-mysteries is upon us, you can get to know Alan Bradley a little better through our Meet the Author interview:
Merry Christmas to Flavia -- and happy hunting! Check out the book trailer from Random House:
Is pint-sized Flavia one of your favorite literary detectives?