Ahhhhhh Christmas.........my favorite time of the year! This is the month I spend reading Christmas novels and watching old Christmas movies; especially if the novel or movie is set in Victorian era. One of my favorite movies to watch at this time of the year is Meet Me in St. Louis with Julie Garland.
|only available in paperback unfortunately|
I love novella's too. Especially when Christmas always seems to be such a busy time of year. Novellas are just perfect. My favorite, Jill Barnett's Christmas novella, Daniel & the Angel, is set in 1886, New York City. A rather inept angel is sent to earth (or thrown from heaven as the case may be) to show a business man with a heart of stone, D.L. Stewart, that you can't buy everything.
A few other Christmas favorites....(not novellas) that are must reads during Christmas if you haven't already read them:
|Visions of Sugar Plums|
|Jack & Jill|
Louisa May Alcott
and we can't leave out......
***The following 3 regency romances are on my wish list, I hope to get them in time to read before Christmas!
Barbara Monajem's A Lady's Lesson in Seduction:
Mary Barlogh's A Christmas Promise:
Yet Ellie is not most young ladies. She knows that she must honor her dear father’s dying wish for her to wed the proud earl, but she dreads a lifetime in a union without love—and how can Falloden claim to love her when he married her only for her fortune? As Christmas descends upon the Falloden manor, the warmth of the season may yet melt away the trappings of duty and wealth, leaving behind only a man and a woman destined for each other’s arms.
Pierce Waverly, the Earl of Devonmont, has led an unabashed rogue’s life, letting no woman near his heart. Inexplicably abandoned as a child to be raised by distant relatives, he never forgave his parents, refusing to read any of his mother’s letters after his father’s death. Then came a letter that shook his resolve. A Christmas visit to Montcliff might prove his last chance to discover the truth of his past, and come to terms with the stranger he calls “Mother.” But two surprises await him at Montcliff. His mother is perfectly healthy, nowhere near a deathbed, as her meddling lady’s companion led him to believe. The second is Camilla Stuart herself, a lively vicar’s widow, too bright and beautiful not to arouse the scoundrel in Pierce. Though she alone is reason enough to prolong his stay, he is soon faced with other tantalizing riddles: What secrets lie in his mother’s past to explain his childhood abandonment? Why is the captivating Mrs. Stuart so determined to mend the breach between mother and son? Meanwhile, Camilla herself is caught up in love’s complications since the arrival of the irresistible earl. As his bold flirtation and suggestive whispers draw her dangerously close, can anything protect her vulnerable heart? If they are destined to share real happiness, there must be honesty between them—yet telling him the truth about her own life may shatter that chance. None of them can predict the startling revelations to come. Or the secrets, both heartening and shocking, divulged between a mother and son, and between two lovers haunted by their respective pasts, that will make Christmas night at Montcliff one to remember—and the glorious night after, one to treasure for a lifetime.