Count Down to Christmas with These Sweet Seasonal Romances
by Karen Green
The busy holiday season is just around the corner, and with all the hustle and bustle comes the reminder to take some time to care for yourself, as well. That means that, in between the shopping and cooking and preparing and decorating, it’s important (and possible!) to step back and relax with an hour in a quiet room, a hot cup of tea and a good book.
Count down to the holidays with these suggestions for sweet seasonal romances to help keep things merry and bright while you prepare for your Christmas celebrations.
Six weeks to go:
Order your Christmas cards, finalize your gift budget and take a deep breath before the work really begins! Spend some time with My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr to get you into the holiday spirit.
Five weeks to go:
Start your Christmas shopping, and organize and inventory all of your decorations—how about a Western theme this year? Christmas Kiss from the Sheriff by Kathryn Albright would seem a mighty fine book to settle in with this week.
Four weeks to go:
You’re getting busy now, shopping in earnest, sending out Christmas cards and planning your Christmas menu. You’ll definitely need a little downtime, and A Knights Bridge Christmas by Carla Neggers will do the trick.
Three weeks to go:
Now things are really getting fun: it’s time to put up the tree, finalize any guest or travel arrangements and don’t forget to order that turkey! Celebrate three weeks to go by reading Three Christmas Wishes by Sheila Roberts.
Two weeks to go:
Finish gift shopping and wrapping, stock the pantry with all the nonperishable food you’ll need for the holidays, and cook and freeze anything that can be made in advance. Then give yourself the chance to escape it all by going back in time with The Queen’s Christmas Summons by Amanda McCabe.
One week to go:
This is it—crunch time! Shop for any groceries you still need, prepare guest rooms and start setting the table. And keep your energy up and your stress level down by making Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery your bookish diversion for this week.
Have you scheduled in some downtime for yourself this holiday season? What book will keep you in the Christmas mood? Let us know in the comments!