From Harvest to Holidays: Six Books to Usher in the New Season

by Karen Green

Not only is autumn the season of change, it is the season of anticipation: the countdown to the holidays is officially on, with a parade of celebrations just around the corner. The harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas—this is the time to anticipate, prepare and really start to get into the holiday mood. And for a time that can sometimes seem stressful, what better way to kick off the season than to incorporate a natural stress buster like reading into your planning?

From the harvest to the holidays, these heartwarming books will help you usher in the beginning of the season with joy, relaxation and happiness.

 

October:

Harvest Moon (A Virgin River Novel) by Robyn Carr

A burned-out chef seeks refuge at her sister’s house in pastoral Virgin River, but she never imagined that her R & R could lead to romance—until her brawny neighbour catches her eye. Even with a bratty daughter in tow, he makes small-town living a lot more interesting.

 

Return to Grace (A Home Valley Amish Novel) by Karen Harper

Hannah left her Amish community and never looked back. But when a spontaneous trip home on Halloween leads to disaster, Hannah is pulled into a world—and its secrets—that she thought she had left far behind.

 

November:

A Family for Thanksgiving (After the Storm) by Patricia Davids

The aftermath of a devastating storm leaves Nicki Appleton fostering a gorgeous little girl and considering a reunion with an old flame who has returned home. With her heart full and Thanksgiving on the way, Nicki must decide how much of her heart she can give to each of them.

 

Thanksgiving Protector (Texas Ranger Holidays) by Sharon Dunn

A border patrol agent and a Texas Ranger must partner together to take down a drug kingpin and keep a murdered informant’s baby safe. With Thanksgiving approaching, the duo realizes that their work relationship is beginning to feel like something more, and that it must be protected.

December:

Montana Bride by Christmas (Big Sky Country) by Linda Ford

Preacher and single father Hugh needs a new wife and mother for his son, so he advertises for a new bride. He never expected the spirited Annie Marshall to respond to the ad…or to fit into their life so seamlessly. A trial period is offered—Annie and Hugh have until Christmas, and Hugh’s son hopes this arrangement will be better than any gift found under the tree.

Amish Christmas Twins (Christmas Twins) by Patricia Davids

Single mother Willa Chase will do anything to protect her twins and the baby she has on the way, even if it means leaving her Amish home. But when Willa finds an unlikely ally in widower blacksmith John, together they may be able to save the little family—unless Willa’s past secrets tear them apart.

Have you begun to plan for the holidays yet? What are you reading to get in the mood? Let us know in the comments!

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