Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Christmas Comes Early: Selection of fab Christmas books from MIRA and Mills & Boon

As October draws to a close I've decided to post my final Christmas Comes Early feature today, this final selection highlights some of the fab Christmas books from MIRA and Mills & Boon.

Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe by Fiona Harper

This Christmas, ex-WAG Louise Thornton is starting her new life, away from the paparazzi - and her cheating husband. Un-manicured, back on carbs and holding herself together courtesy of some seriously good foundation, Louise will make things perfect for her son, right up until he leaves for his dad's on the big day. Then she'll be free to curl up and cancel Christmas. 

But it turns out escaping the fame goldfish bowl comes with some perks: peace and quiet, no baying press, plus regular battles with her Mr Darcy-esque new neighbour to keep her edge. And the best thing about a real, country Christmas is that there's always lots of mistletoe to be found...

Christmas Magic by Nora Roberts 

All I Want for Christmas Identical six-year-old twins Zeke and Zach wished for only one gift from Santa this year: a new mum! But convincing their love-wary dad that their new music teacher, Miss Davis, was his destiny and sent by Santa wasn't as easy as they'd hoped... 

This Magic Moment For Ryan Swan, who'd vowed never to give her trust again, master of illusions Pierce Atkins was the last man to whom she should give her heart. Especially since he was planning a death-defying stunt he might not even survive. Yet despite everything, when she was with Pierce, all Ryan's defences seemed to vanish...

A Merry Little Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Beth Morehouse was expecting presents under the tree, not a basket of abandoned puppies on the doorstep of 1225 Christmas Tree Lane! Now it's a race to find them new homes before she and her daughters leave for their skiing trip. With just three days to Christmas, Beth needs a puppy miracle! To top off her worries, the girls have invited their dad, Beth's ex-husband, Kent, for the holidays. Clearly they have visions of a mum-and-dad reunion under the mistletoe. But Kent's new girlfriend might have other ideas...

Across the road at 5-B Poppy Lane, the Shelton women are sharing relationship stories. Helen approves of the handsome soldier her granddaughter Ruth has brought home, but he reminds her so much of a man she once knew...Will Helen's tales of romance lead Ruth to a happy-ever-after Christmas? With mistletoe and festive miracles, there's nothing like a Cedar Cove Christmas! Make time for friends. Make time for Debbie Macomber.

Once upon a Christmas by Sarah Morgan 

What's your number one Christmas wish?
Bryony's daughter has put a dad on her Christmas list. That leaves Bryony with one month to find the perfect man, so this year she's wishing for a miracle!

While she's looking for love, her best friend Helen is doing the opposite. Her Christmas wish is to forget all about the white dress hanging in her wardrobe - and her faithless rat of a fiance. Helen and Bryony's festive cheer definitely needs a boost, so it's lucky that once upon a Christmas, wishes really do come true...

Snowkissed by Sarah Morgan & Fiona Harper

After seven years, Sally is finally facing her demons and coming home. The last time she saw Tom Hunter was when he broke off their relationship. Will the old chemistry pulling them back together be stronger than the new Sally? Or will Tom have to settle for a few stolen kisses in the snow? 

Meanwhile, Serena’s wondering if she’s finally hit the jackpot - could this be the blind-date that dreams are made of? She’s never met anyone like Jake before and the instant connection is shocking. It could be everything she’s hoped for… but is Jake really Mr Right?

Snowfall at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs 

Can a single moment change your entire life?
International lawyer Sophie Bellamy has dedicated her life to helping people in war-torn countries. But when she survives a hostage situation, she remembers what matters most - the children she loves back home.

Haunted by regrets, she returns to the idyllic Catskills village of Avalon on the shores of Willow Lake, determined to repair the bonds with her family.
There Sophie discovers the surprising rewards of small-town life- -including an unexpected passion for Noah Shepherd, the local veterinarian. Noah has a healing touch for anything with four legs, but he's never had any luck with women - until Sophie.

Having already read a couple of Christmas books already, I'm already starting to get into the festive mood so I'm sure that I'll be reading several more, including some of these, in the next month or so leading up to Christmas... 


  1. Love the cover for Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe. Have just ordered Driving Home for Christmas: Emma Hannigan along with a few others on Amazon. Wish I'd seen the Susan Wiggs one before I put in my order.I love her Lakeshore books :)

    1. Keep an eye out on the blog as this is one of the fab selection of books I've got to giveaway this Christmas x

  2. thanks for sharing.

  3. Great blog Shaz. My hidden gem Christmas book for 2012, is called 'Belstarr the lost Toymaker' by a company called Wolf-Hawk Writing, self published i believe. It is a rhyming christmas story a lot like the grinch who stole christmas. A great read from start to finish. I highly suggest everyone should read this on Christmas Eve x Up the eggnog.