New Holiday Reads

santaChristmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke: The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sack full of trouble ensues.

Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes: A week before her wedding, Isabel Lawson calls it off and then heads to Paris alone where he is determined to use her time in the city of lights wisely. After a chance encounter with a fortune teller, and a close call with a taxi, she starts to question everything she thought was important.

A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury: As Christmas nears, John Baxter makes a bold gesture–he invites a stranger to share Christmas Eve dinner with his family. But not just any stranger. This woman is the recipient of his daughter Erin’s heart. John knows the invitation will impact each of his adult kids and their families. But will they choose to embrace their guest?

Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber: Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a particular challenge. When Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper from the lobby of their apartment building, that’s the last straw. Julia decides to break his resolve to be standoffish by killing him with kindness.

Eggnog Murder: A trio of murder stories by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Hoff where eggnog is used as a means to three most vicious ends.

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt: Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter’s friend Martha takes in stray puppies that the local dog rescue center can’t handle. With Christmas just around the corner, one of Martha’s neighbors has just reported her to the city for having more than the legal number of pets in her home under the local zoning laws.

Crepe Factor by Laura Childs: While scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her best friend Ava browse the booths at the Winter Market, the last thing the ladies expect to see is a restaurant critic stabbed by a serving fork, dying in front of them. The prime suspect is New Orleans restaurateur Quigg Brevard–who was seen giving the critic a tongue-lashing minutes before someone stuck a fork in him.

The Christmas Secret by Wanda Brunstetter: Elizabeth Canning discovers an awful secret in her deceased mother’s diary. Believing her chances for a happy marriage are spoiled, she leaves her fiancé a letter and flees town. Anticipating a Christmas Eve wedding with Elizabeth, David Stinner is confused by her letter and desperate to find her.

The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere: Lauren Gabriel spent many years of her childhood in foster homes, wishing her mother would come back for her and be the family she needs. When she witnesses a car accident she is suddenly pulled into the small town of Grandon. Could this town and its people be the home she has always longed for?


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