Staff Picks

Christmas Novels

The following books are all Christmas themed novels that will warm your heart and lift your spirit.  Immerse yourself into a heartwarming story that will surely get you into a yuletide mood.

1225 Christmas Tree Lane     1225 Christmas Tree Lane    
Debbie Macomber
    Fiction - Macombe

The final book in the uplifting Cedar Cove series is centered on Beth Morehouse who has a hectic holiday season ahead of her.  Her daughters are scheming to reunite her with her ex-husband, she is unsure about her newfound romantic feelings for the local vet, and a basket full of puppies has been deposited on her steps that she needs to find homes for. 

A Lone Star Christmas     A Lone Star Christmas    
William W. Johnstone
    Fiction - Johnsto

This western Christmas story sees Tom Whitman, an Eastern gentleman, helping a bunch of cowboys bring a herd of valuable cattle through a fierce blizzard.  A well-paced book with bloodthirsty Indians, savage cattle rustlers, bar fights, and a baby born on Christmas day.

A Simple Amish Christmas     A Simple Amish Christmas    
Vannetta Chapman
    Fiction - Chapman

A quaint, coming-of-age story about a woman returning home from her rumschpringe after her father has an accident.  Once home, she finds herself falling for an Amish farmer and has to decide what she will do with her life.

All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire     All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire    
Kerrelyn Sparks
    Fiction - Sparks

Ian MacPhie is a vampire who is five hundred years old but looks fifteen looking for another vampire to fall in love with.  Instead, he finds Toni, a mortal who works as his daytime bodyguard.

An Irish Country Christmas     An Irish Country Christmas    
Patrick Taylor
    Fiction - Taylor

This charming novel explores the cozy Irish town of Ballybucklebo with Dr. Barry Laverty and his partner Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly.  They have their hands full with their busy practice, playing Santa Clause, running the Christmas pageant, and dealing with some new competition.

Christmas at Timberwoods     Christmas at Timberwoods    
Fern Michaels
    Fiction - Michael

In this fast-paced romantic suspense novel Angela Steinhart must warn the security at a mall about her premonition of a deadly holiday explosion.

Christmas Jars     Christmas Jars    
Jason Wright
    Fiction - Wright

Shortly after Christmas, journalist Hope Jensen loses her mother and has her apartment broken into and all her emergency money stolen.  Soon after, someone leaves her a gift, a glass mason jar filled with money with the label "Christmas Jar."  Using her investigative skills, Hope discovers who has been leaving these jars for people in need.

Comfort and Joy     Comfort and Joy    
Kristin Hannah
    Fiction - Ha

Joy Faith Candellaro has just gone through a bitter divorce and flees the country on the first plane she can find only to have it crash land near the town of Hope, Canada.  There she encounters gruff Daniel O'Shea and his son Bobby who have both recently lost a loved one.

One Imperfect Christmas     One Imperfect Christmas    
Myra Johnson
    Fiction - Johnson

In this heartwarming story, Natalie Pearce loses her holiday spirit and has a meltdown that threatens her marriage.  In order to put her life back together she needs to regain her faith and remember what she has always loved about Christmas.

Plum Pudding Murder     Plum Pudding Murder    
Joanne Fluke
    MYS - Fluke

Baker turned detective, Hannah Swensen, investigates the murder of the owner of a Christmas tree lot while planning an elegant Christmas Eve banquet.  This novel includes numerous recipes such as Hot Fudge Sundae Cakes and Triple Threat Chocolate Cheesecake.

Skipping Christmas     Skipping Christmas    
John Grisham
    Fiction - Grisham

Luther and Nora Krank are fed up with Christmas and have decided to go on a Caribbean cruise instead.  Find out how their friends and family react to this dramatic decision in this darkly humorous novel?

The Christmas Pony     The Christmas Pony    
Melody Carlson
    Fiction - Carlson

Eight-year-old Lucy had only one wish for the Christmas of 1937, for a new pony.  Will the arrival of two interesting strangers make this wish come true?

The Christmas Train     The Christmas Train    
David Baldacci
    Fiction - Ba

This amusing and heartwarming tale has a former war reporter, who has been banned from flying, taking a train across the county and finding love along the way.

The Christmas Wedding     The Christmas Wedding    
James Patterson
    Fiction - Patters

This upbeat lighthearted novel is about a woman who decides to re-marry on Christmas Day.  But who will she marry and what will her four busy children think about her plan? Three potential grooms have proposed to her; her old friend Tom, Martin the rabbi, and her dead husband's younger brother.

Visions of Sugar Plums     Visions of Sugar Plums    
Janet Evanovich
    MYS - Evanovi

This funny and witty novel finds Stephanie Plum helping a handsome stranger find a missing toymaker named Sandy Claws.