Here are a few Christmas stories I have read, and I thought I would share them to help get you in the holiday spirit. Happy reading!
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A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh
This one of my favorite Christmas stories. It is one of a promise to a beloved, yet dying father to marry the man of his choosing, the Earl of Falloden. Eleanor Transome will fulfill her father’s dying wish, even though it is the farthest thing from her own heart’s desire. Can this unlikely pair learn to love each other and make a marriage work in time for Christmas?
As always, Ms. Balogh writes another emotionally-charged love story, where at one point I could not imagine this couple finding their “Happily Ever After”, but as is her specialty, she ties it up neatly with a gorgeous bow. This is one of her books you will not want to miss.
One Horse Open Sleigh Race by Karen Hall
Karen Hall has been a favorite author of mine for a while. Her Christmas stories are heart-warming and touching. I have read all of them. One Horse Open Sleigh Race is a delightful tale of a spirited young woman who tends to speak her mind when it would be better if she kept her thoughts to herself.
The Earl of St. Martin has all his plans arranged until Amanda Fleming enters his life. From their first meeting she sends him into a spin with her outspoken ways and daring behavior. When she ends up winning the sleigh race, he realized sometimes the best laid plans are not always the best ones. Sometimes one needs to take chance on love.
The Secret Christmas Ciphers by Carolynn Carey
I just love Carolynn Carey's sweet romances. This one was particularly good. It starts out on their wedding day. Things are not good between Abigail and Derek. There are a lot of hurt feelings of betrayal for Abigail that Derek has to overcome, so he can win her trust and her love back. Ms. Carey spins an enthralling tale, and it kept me reading well past my bedtime, but it was well worth it. I would highly recommend this delightful read!