Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is books on our Fall TBR lists which, for me, is like ALL THE BOOKS lol. So I decided to narrow it down somewhat and talk about some upcoming (or recently released) Christmas collections on my TBR list! I can read Christmas books any time of the year, all year round, but when the weather starts turning cooler with hints of fall in the air I literally start craving Christmas stories. The collections I’m featuring today include some of my very fave authors, which makes me even more excited to read them this fall & winter! After all, what’s better than one Christmas story? A whole bunch of ’em in one book!
PS – one of my friends made the mistake of asking me for my top 3 upcoming Christmas reads, and what happened next resulted in her laughingly telling me I was spewing tinsel with all my recommendations. LOL. So I’m quite proud of myself for keeping this list to 10 collections… plus the one series I just had to add too. 😀
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UNDER THE TEXAS MISTLETOE
August 31, 2021
In this 3-in-1 novella collection, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer presents the new story “A Texas Christmas Carol,” in which a town’s wealthy, Scrooge-like bachelor finds his world invaded by a woman set on earning his donation for helping the local poor, and by the penetrating questions of three mysterious visitors. It also includes, for the first time in print, “An Archer Family Christmas” and the previously published “Gift of the Heart”. Sprinkled throughout the collection, you’ll find a hope-filled Christmas devotion, Witemeyer holiday recipes, and fun facts about nineteenth-century Christmas celebrations!
MEET ME UNDER THE KISSING BOUGH
Josi S. Kilpack, Anneka R. Walker, Sarah L. McConkie
September 20, 2021
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happily ever after! This special holiday historical romance anthology featuring three heartwarming novellas proves that no matter the obstacles, ’tis the season for love.
CHRISTMAS AT THE AMISH BAKESHOP
Shelley Shepard Gray, Rachel J. Good & Loree Lough
September 28, 2021
As the most joyful holiday draws near, three couples discover the recipe for love includes faith, hope, and the sweetest blessings . . .
CANDY CANE WISHES AND SALTWATER DREAMS
Amy R. Anguish, Hope Toler Dougherty, Linda Fulkerson,
Regina Rudd Merrick & Shannon Taylor Vannatter
September 28, 2021
A collection of Christmas romances with an island flair, by five multi-published authors…
CHRISTMAS IN MISTLETOE SQUARE
Pepper Basham, Cara Putman,
Janine Rosche & Teresa Tysinger
October 1, 2021
Christmas is in the air in Kedgewick Creek, North Carolina, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Will romance find four couples in the month of December or will the pressure to keep the festivities Mistletoe Square is known for keep these couples apart? Find out in this collection of four novellas from inspirational authors Pepper Basham, Cara Putman, Janine Rosche, and Teresa Tysinger.
THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS
Brenda S. Anderson, Eleanor Bertin, Sara Davison, Janice L. Dick,
Chautona Havig, Stacy Monson, Lisa Renee & Lorna Seilstad
October 6, 2021
“At Christmas, we always…” And thus a tradition is born. The rituals stay the same, but if betrayal, illness, unfaithfulness, or tragedy strike, can cherished traditions survive? When unexpected twists throw life out of kilter for the people in these stories, will beloved, time-honored customs lead them back to the heart of Christmas?
CHRISTMAS TOWN HOMECOMING
Anna Adams, LeAnne Bristow, Beth Carpenter,
Melinda Curtis, Liz Flaherty, Cheryl Harper, Claire McEwen,
Leigh Riker, Anna J. Stewart, Cari Lynn Webb
October 6, 2021
Welcome back to Christmas Town, Maine! This holiday season works its romantic magic during Christmas Town High School’s ten year class reunion. It’s going to be a jam-packed holiday weekend for the returning class, beginning with preparations for the two day event – where a mysterious promise ring has been found in their time capsule – and culminating in a Reunion Ball – where something lost finally finds its home. No one’s expecting to discover love, but this is Christmas Town, where happily-ever-afters are delivered with holiday traditions, glowing twinkle lights, and tinsel.
IT’S A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS
Julie Cantrell, Lynne Gentry, Allison Pittman,
Kelli Stuart, Janyre Tromp
October 12, 2021
Nothing jump-starts Christmas nostalgia quite like the movies. With stirring images of snow-covered hills, crackling fireplaces, and happy families gathered around the decorated tree, these silver-screen tales capture all the magic and wonder of the season. Inspired by some of their favorite holiday films, each of these novelists has paid homage to the classic stories we all love, crafting an eclectic collection that delivers something for everyone.
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Chautona Havig, Toni Shiloh,
Cathe Swanson & Jaycee Weaver
October 26, 2021
★ The Christmas Lights Collection is back, and this year’s collection is better than ever! ★ Full of love, joy, and hope, this year’s collection offers the celebration of freedom, sacrifice, and the greatest Gift ever given. These novellas feature two veterans and two active servicemen and their stories.
MORE AMISH CHRISTMAS MIRACLES
Rachel J. Good, Serena B. Miller, Jennifer Beckstrand,
Mary Alford, Dana R. Lynn, Jennifer Spredemann,
Adina Senft, Susan Lantz Simpson, Ashley Emma & Loree Lough
November 9, 2021
Curl up in front of the fire, wrap yourself in a fluffy blanket, and treat yourself to this collection of romantic Christmas stories by some of your favorite Amish fiction authors. Whether it’s a snowy lane in the moonlight, a sleigh ride across the glistening snow, or a cozy Christmas celebration next to a crackling fire, you’ll find yourself falling in love and believing in Christmas miracles.
I’m also super excited about more books in the multi-author
Heroes of Freedom Ridge Christmas romance series!
I realized this isn’t technically a collection, but I’m counting it anyway 😉
What about you? Which of these Christmas collections on my TBR list are you most looking forward to? Do you know of some others I need to add to my list?