Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A few of my favorite things. I mean books.

Hi everyone!  Sorry for being a touch incommunicado, but after having a two-week cold and trying to read all my books for review, beta reading and proofreads, I've been swamped.  Plus, the holidays always take up a lot of my time.  Just the nature of the beast.  Anyway, if you are awaiting a response to me regarding a review, etc etc, I am getting to it!  I swear.  But feel free to bug me if you're getting impatient.

Anyhow, on to today's reason for blogging.  I figured that I would, like so many have, put a list of my favorite Christmas themed books up!  So here we go.

Sus's Favorite Christmas Books

There's nothing I enjoy more than a good book to curl up with in front of the fire, especially where there's a nice HEA in it for me.  Therefore, most of my favorite Christmas books are romances, but quite a few are mysteries, too.

What Happens At Christmas What Happens at Christmas, by Victoria Alexander.  I already reviewed this book here, but it is a sweet little romance set during a traditional English Christmas turned not so traditional.

The Twelve Clues of Christm... The Twelve Clues of Christmas, by Rhys Bowen.  Reviewed here, it's a bit of romance, a lot of murders and some comical drunk scenes.  I really love Bowen's writing and this book was great fun for this time of year.

The Mischief of the Mistlet...The Mischief of the Mistletoe, by Lauren Willig.  I love a strong female character and a dashing male hero, but sometimes having a bumbling idiot for a protagonist is just awesome.  Poor (as in unwealthy) Arabella has taken a job at a school and inadvertantly stumbled upon French espionage.  With the help of handsome yet clueless and not-so-smart Turnip (yes, his name is Turnip...as in as smart as one), they save the day, have a Merry Christmas and fall in love.  It was hilarious and sexy.  Love it!

Silent in the Sanctuary (La...Silent In The Sanctuary, by Deanna Raybourn. Lady Julia goes back to her father's house for Christmass only to have one of the house guests murdered.  She must figure out which guest did it before they all leave, and she has the devilishly handsome and charming Nicholas Brisbane to help her.  Lots of intrigue and a touch of romance.

A Holiday of Love (Westmore...A Holiday Of Love, Judith McNaught, Jude Deveraux, Arnette Lamb, Jill Barrett.  I usually don't care for short stories, but this had two of my favorite romance authors in it, so I had to read it.  I fell in love with all the stories and I still read it every Christmastime - and I've had this book since high school!  I Particularly love Daniel And The Angel.  It made me cry...in a good way.

There we have it - my favorite Christmastime books.  I'll have to do a favorite movie list next. :)

Happy Holidays!  

6 comments:

  1. I actually have a copy of The Mischief of the Mistletoe -- I'll have to dig it out and read it...thanks for the reminder!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it - I really did. The characters cracked me up.

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    1. Thanks and same to you and yours!

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  3. These sound awesome. I've been looking for holiday books. I really want to check out A Holiday of Love. Glad to hear you are feeling better, Sus!

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    1. Thanks - antibiotics are wonderful. :)

      I've had a hard time finding holiday books that are great recently, but as long as I have some of my past favorites, I'm happy.

      Happy Holidays!

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