This fall, I was increasingly intrigued by the stories of Mimi Matthews. I hadn’t read any of her work before so when I learned she had a Christmas novella, A Holiday by Gaslight, I knew this was my chance to be introduced to a new-to-me author. I’m glad I did!
Honey for the Holidays by Jessica R. Patch is the fourth book in her Honeyhaven series. Crockett Baylor and Scout Denman had a nasty break up years ago, but when they need each other this Christmas, they make a plan to fake getting back together. Only things get complicated.
The Evergreen Bride by Pam Hillman was originally part of the novella collection 12 Brides of Christmas. Now it is a standalone novella and part of the Mississippi Piney Woods series.
The Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson is a Christmas novella with a twist on the popular movie The Holiday. When songwriter West Prescott is coerced into swapping houses over Christmas, he decides to stick around as the caretaker to get to know one of the guests staying at his home.
Destination Christmas is a Christmas novella by Pam Hillman, part of her Calico Trails Romance series. It’s an historical romance set aboard a train headed to Portland.
Love’s Pure Light is a delightful Christmas Novella Collection of four stories by Susanne Dietze, Shannon McNear, Deborah Raney, and Janine Rosche. It follows a nativity set as it is passed down from generation to generation and what I loved most was how each generation’s love story added a piece to it.
The Kissing Tree is a collection of four novellas, each written by a different author: Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Amanda Dykes, and Nicole Deese. All four stories are centered around a timeless old oak tree in the heart of Texas.
Courting Calamity is a collection of four historical novellas about four women who ran into a whole lot of trouble. Amanda Barratt, Gabrielle Meyer, Jennifer Uhlarik, and Kathleen Y’Barbo take us back in time to vary different scenarios, but in each, the female was (in) some sort of trouble.