BOOK CLUB THURSDAYS: NOT ANOTHER HOLIDAY ROMANCE!
What side of the fence are you on?
Do you enjoy Holiday Themed Romances? Do you read them all year or seek them out based on the Holiday/Season?
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Ah.... the Holidays....
There was a time when Holiday themed romances were few and far between. Although it seems the bulk of the Holiday Romances center around the Christmas Season there are plenty more special times of year out that(some of which have been written about already).
I remember before Paranormal Romances became all the rage, I would stockpile the few that would be published to read around Halloween as a "treat". Now.... well.....meh....
In my opinion, some of the Holiday Romances that are being published(I said some) don't really have a strong Holiday feel. If I'm reading a Holiday Romance, I want that date to be an important if not intregal part of the story line. Typically I like to read my HR books at the time year they relate too- although I've been known to jump on the "Christmas is July" bandwagon.
I'm going to end my two cents on the subject with mentioning two of my very favorite Holiday Romances (one is more of a novel though):
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This Christmas, Emily Merkle (just call her Mrs. Miracle) is working in the toy department of Finley's, the last family-owned department store in New York City. And her boss is none other than Jake Finley, the owner's son.
For Jake, holiday memories of brightly wrapped gifts, decorated trees and family gatherings were destroyed in a Christmas Eve tragedy years before. Now Christmas means only one thing to him—and to his father. Profit. Because they need a Christmas miracle to keep the business afloat.
Holly Larson needs a miracle, too. She wants to give her eight-year-old nephew, Gabe, the holiday he deserves. Holly's widowed brother is in the army and won't be home for Christmas, but at least she can get Gabe that toy robot from Finley's, the one gift he desperately wants. If she can figure out how to pay for it…
Fortunately, it's Mrs. Miracle to the rescue. Next to making children happy, she likes nothing better than helping others—and that includes doing a bit of matchmaking!
This Christmas will be different. For all of them.
AUTHOR LINK: Debbie Macomber
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Eight-year-old Lucy Turnbull knew better than to wish for a pony that Christmas in 1937. Her mother had assured her in no uncertain terms that asking for a pony was the same as asking for the moon. Besides, the only extra mouths they needed at their boarding house were the paying kind. But when an interesting pair of strangers comes to town, Lucy starts to believe her Christmas wishes might just come true after all.
AUTHOR LINK: Melody Carlson
What did my best friends say in their blogs on this topic? Find out now:
Ann@Romancing the Readers
Karen@The Many Faces of Romance