If reading a book with a holiday theme is the best way for you to get in the Christmas spirit, you're in luck: this year brings some promising releases from new and old favorites.
In her first holiday novel, best-selling author McCrumb brings back the Appalachian soothsayer Nora Bonesteel.
Set in the waning days of the Civil War, this heartfelt novel follows a widow who finds solace in the camaraderie of her quilting group.
It’s Christmas Eve 1814, and Jane Austen is visiting a political family’s ancestral home. But then one of the revelers dies in a suspicious accident.
Three acclaimed writers of Amish romance share stories of love and the simple life in a collection that’s guaranteed to warm hearts.
Spend the season on snowy Nantucket with the quirky Quinn siblings, whose holiday includes a love triangle, a wife caught kissing Santa Claus and a few shots of whiskey.
Elise is no fan of Christmas—it’s the time of year she discovered her husband was cheating on her. Can a stranger help her find joy in the season?
The best-selling author of the Christmas Hope series returns with the story of two single parents, a lonely teen and a childless couple who discover the true meaning of Christmas.
What book puts you in the Christmas spirit? Let us know in the comments!
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There's a growing trend amongst some of America's most popular authors: the "fan fest," or fan retreat. At these events, fans get to hangout with the author, chat about books and mingle with other enthusiasts.
Recently, best-selling chronicler of the Lowcountry, Dorothea Benton Frank, and William Morrow held a fan fest as a thank you to the legions of readers who have supported her throughout her career. Fans of Frank's humorous tales of love and middle age spent the weekend in the author's hometown, Charleston, South Carolina, and enjoyed cocktails, walking tours of the historic city, a cooking demonstration and more.
Popular romance author Debbie Macomber held her own fan retreat, hosted by Random House, in Nashville last year, and this past summer, Diana Gabaldon held an Outlander retreat with Random House to celebrate the release of Written in My Own Heart's Blood.
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