5 Christmas Must-Read Recommendations from RaeAnne Thayne

This is my favorite time of year to settle in with a good book. The season can be so crazy, with baking, shopping, wrapping, socializing. I find something so comforting  and cozy in turning everything off for a few hours, stirring up a mug of hot cocoa (with whipped cream on top, of course) and curling up on the sofa with a delicious holiday story.

Readers are lucky this year to have a bounty of wonderful choices! Here are a few of my recommendations:

THE CHRISTMAS ROOM, Catherine Anderson – This tender, emotional story about lonely hearts finding each other is destined to be a holiday keeper, to be enjoyed again and again.

MARRY ME AT CHRISTMAS, Susan Mallery – I absolutely love Susan’s books – and this book that came out last year is now a Hallmark movie! Wonderful characters and snappy dialogue make every Susan Mallery book a treasure.

CHRISTMAS IN ICICLE FALLS, Sheila Roberts – The final installment in Sheila’s beloved Icicle Falls series is as perfect as all the others. Sheila’s books are warm, witty, wise and wonderful.

CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE, Jill Shalvis – You can never go wrong with a Jill Shalvis book! Her stories are funny and warm and deliciously romantic. This one is pure delight.

CHRISTMASTIME COWBOY, Maisey Yates – I adore all of Maisey’s books. They’re emotional, funny, beautifully written and deeply romantic. The final Copper Ridge book offers everything you need in a Christmas romance.

You could also pick up the latest book in my Cowboys of Cold Creek world, THE RANCHER’S CHRISTMAS SONG. This was a book I was compelled to write after introducing the hero and heroine as secondary characters in a previous book in the series, THE HOLIDAY GIFT. I knew from the moment they each stepped onto the page that I had to give them a happy ending and I had so much fun writing their book. With mischievous twin brothers, the good neighbors and friends of Pine Gulch, and the sweet sounds of Christmas music, this book is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Whatever you read, I hope your holidays are filled with joy this year!

All my best,

-RaeAnne

About The Rancher’s Christmas Song:

Keep a song in your heart this holiday season…

Music teacher Ella Baker’s plate is already full. But when single dad Beckett McKinley’s wild twin boys need help preparing a Christmas song for their father, Ella agrees on one condition: they teach her to ride a horse. She’s hoping that’ll help mend her strained relationship with her rancher father; it certainly has nothing to do with the crush that’s lingered since her one and only date with Beck.

It isn’t disinterest spurring Beck to keep his distance—if anything, the spark is too strong, with Ella reminding him of his ex-wife. Soon what started as an innocent arrangement is beginning to feel a lot like family. But with the holidays approaching, Beck and Ella will have to overcome past hurts if they want to keep each other warm this Christmas…

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  1. Kathleen O"Donnell
    November 20, 2017 at 8:06 am
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    I have read The Christmas Room, Marry Me at Christmas and Chasing Christmas Eve. I have Christmastime Cowboy on my TBR shelf and I have to get Christmas In Icicle Falls. I have spent the last two months reading mostly Christmas books.. So many at this time of year to choose from.. Thank goodness for the library..

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