Saturday Conversations 12/22/2012

Posted December 22, 2012 by Jen in Saturday Conversations Tags: , , , , , ,

Holiday Themed Books

Wow! I cannot believe that it is almost the end of 2012! Since you are reading this post, we all know that the world did not end on Friday *phew*! So I guess I’d better finish my Christmas shopping now that I know there will be a Christmas this year!

With the holidays upon us, I’ve noticed a large selection of holiday-themed books in both print and electronic copy. I’ve read a few over the years, both multi-author anthologies and single-author books, but all of them novella-length stories. I don’t read a lot of them, but I have enjoyed a handful. My two favorites are The Christmas Fantasy by KT Grant and An Enchanted Season Anthology by Nalini Singh, Erin McCarthy, Maggie Shayne and Jean Johnson. Each of these stories are wonderful, feel-good romances!

Holiday-themed romances, specifically Christmas ones, tend to be sweet and happy, which are welcomed, especially during what can be a very stressful time of year. But I have to admit, I really don’t care to read a holiday-themed story when it’s not near the actual holiday. Is that common? Or am I weird? (Wait, don’t answer that!) It’s okay if a holiday is celebrated within a story – especially if it’s a full-length novel that spans a bit of the year, but if the book is specific to the holiday, I just don’t seem to want to read it during other times of the year.

What about you? Do you enjoy holiday-themed books? Have you read ones that center around a holiday other than Christmas? What are some of your favorite holiday-themed stories?

Merry Christmas to those that celebrate it!
Happy New Year to all!

5 responses to “Saturday Conversations 12/22/2012

  1. I just had Christmas Magic release from Still Moments Publishing. 3 romance – 2 contemp & my historical. Gotta say it’s my fav Christmas themed book.


    Great post. I’m off to check out those two you mentioned!

    Have a great weekend & Merry Christmas!

  2. I’m not big on holiday themed stories. I like a few holiday themed movies but I’m not drawn to books for their holiday themes. I suppose that makes me weird as well…or I’m just weird for many other reasons already lol!!

  3. Terri: Congrats on your release!

    Angela: I understand. I don’t seek them out, and I didn’t read any this year. But I find the anthologies are fun when one or two of the stories take place within a series I read.

  4. I love Holiday themed Romance especially Historical. This year I did really enjoy The Christmas Cookie Chronicles by Laurie Wilder by Avon Impulse and I’m fo ishibg off another e-book from Avon called 5 golden rings. I can only read them during the season also 🙂 have 2 more to finish before new years eve 🙂