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Hello and Merry Christmas Eve!  The big day is finally almost here!  Welcome back to my final Countdown to Christmas of 2017.  Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season. Today’s book is The Child’s Christmas by Evelyn Sharp.   Members of an English country family experience the excitement and beauty of an old-fashioned Christmas season, in events leading from the early… Read More

Title: Journey Back to Christmas by Leigh Duncan Pages: 154 Genre: Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Time Travel, Romance Published by: Hallmark Publishing (Oct. 17, 2017) Summary Treat yourself to ebooks inspired by Hallmark Christmas movies. Enjoy a heartwarming, feel-good story…and find out what happens after the movie ends. WWII is finally over, but Hanna’s husband, Chet, didn’t return home. She puts on a brave smile during the day while nursing her hospital patients, but at night, she grieves the loss… Read More

Title: What Light by Jay Asher Pages: 251 Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary, Christmas Published by: Razorbill (Oct. 11, 2016) Summary Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving… Read More

Title: The Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall Pages: 208 Genres: Fiction, Christian/Amish, Romance, Christmas Published by: WaterBrook (Oct. 4, 2016) Summary A time of anticipation. A season of miracles. Because of Joel s impossible situation, twenty-one-year-old Rose must sacrifice everything. As days pass into years in the midst of the beautiful hills, the laughter of children, and God s providence is it too much for Rose to hope for love in return? An amazing journey… Read More

Welcome back to Countdown to Christmas – Week Four!  Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read during this holiday season, which was inspired by Kourtni Reads‘ Christmas countdown! This week’s pick is Clara Claus by Alexandra Lanc. Jack Frost is about to lose everything. After attempting to again destroy Christmas, the Holiday that he hates more than anything, he is threatened with… Read More

Title: Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien Pages: 111 Genres: Children’s, Christmas, Fantasy Published by: Mariner Books (Nov. 15, 2004; originally published 1976) Summary  Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole:… Read More