For Ryan, working as the manager at a mountain lodge known for love and romance definitely has it's perks, but falling in love for himself doesn't seem to be one of them. He's resigned himself to the reality that the 'magic of the Lodge' will never work for him.
Single mom, Julie's number one focus has always been raising her teenage daughter. Julie would do anything for her, including organizing a special Christmas crafting retreat at a remote lodge so her daughter can experience the true magic of the season in the mountains.
Julie's way overdue for a little love of her own, and her daughter can't seem to resist playing matchmaker. When she sees a potential match between her mother and the handsome manager of the hotel, she sets out to give the ‘magic of the Lodge’ a little festive help. After all…what’s more romantic than Christmas at Castle Mountain Lodge?
How far would you go to be with the one you love at Christmas?
The Isle of Skye is a magical place, especially at Christmas, and there’s no place Zac Fallon would rather be. But whilst Zac has everything he needs on Skye, there’s still something missing – and that something is a somebody called Ivy McFarlane.
Ivy used to work with Zac but then spread her wings and moved to Glastonbury. He’s missed her ever since. Now it’s almost Christmas and Zac realises that the Ivy shaped hole in his life is too big to bear. So starts his festive mission to the mainland – but will he back in time to spend Christmas in Skye? And, more importantly, will Ivy be with him?
Winnie is sure she's the best woman to win. There's only one problem: Dan Parker, rival electrician.
All Dan wants is a place to call home, and after moving to town three years ago, he knows Harmony is everything he dreamed. He's always hoped Winnie would be a part of his future, since she's the only woman who has ever caught his eye. But first he must get past the strange tension between them.
When Winnie breaks her leg, Dan surprises her by stepping up to help complete the display. As they grow closer, Winnie begins to realize Dan isn't the man she'd always believed. But with both her career as an electrician and her father's house hanging in the balance, has her revelation come too late?
Christmas Lights on Evergreen Avenue is a sweet contemporary romance that celebrates love, Christmas, community, and friendships. For fans of Hallmark Channel movies.
Topics: christmas romance, clean romance, wholesome romance, sweet romance, holiday romance, friends to more romance, hallmark channel, hallmark movies, hallmark publishing, hallmark books, beta hero romance, small town romance, winter romance, chaste romance, clean christmas romance
Save on your next Heartwarming purchase. Details inside the book.
This holiday season, warm your heart with 15 connected sweet, clean & wholesome holiday romances set in Christmas Town from 15 Harlequin Heartwarming authors who are USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.
There are five connected books in A Heartwarming Holiday. That means each set of three novellas shares characters and storylines! This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, Maine, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Holiday will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters (no cliffhangers), for more than 1200 pages.
Book 1: Once Upon a Holiday by Anna Adams, Anna J Stewart & Melinda Curtis:
Three former college roommates start a business to bring the magic of the holidays to everyone in Christmas Town.
Novella 1: Once Upon a Thanksgiving by Anna Adams, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 2: Once Upon a Christmas by Anna J Stewart, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 3: Once Upon a New Year’s Eve by Melinda Curtis, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Book 2: Holiday Heroes by Leigh Riker, Tara Randel & Cari Lynn Webb:
Three former Navy SEALs come together to restore an outdated resort.
Novella 1: Thankfully Yours by Leigh Riker, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 2: Cooking Up Christmas by Tara Randel, Barnes and Noble bestselling, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 3: Countdown to Romance by Cari Lynn Webb, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Book 3: 24 North Pole Lane by Carol Ross, Amy Vastine & Cheryl Harper:
Romance is being delivered to 24 North Pole Lane this holiday season.
Novella 1: Hers by Thanksgiving by Carol Ross, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 2: Peace, Love, and Baby Joy by Amy Vastine, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 3: Never Say Never on New Year’s by Cheryl Harper, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Book 4: Magic Moments by Tara Taylor Quinn, Shirley Hailstock & Liz Flaherty:
Three different times, three different stories. They all bring magic to Christmas Town.
Novella 1: Christmas Past by Tara Taylor Quinn, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 2: It Only Happens in Christmas Town by Shirley Hailstock, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 3: The Magic Stocking by Liz Flaherty, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Book 5: Nutcracker Sweethearts by Dana Mentink, Roz Denny Fox, & Amie Denman:
As the stage production of the Nutcracker unfolds in Christmas Town, three couples find love with the help of a little holiday magic!
Novella 1: Thanksgiving Duet by Dana Mentink, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 2: Christmas Curtain Call by Roz Denny Fox, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 3: Set for New Year’s by Amie Denman, Harlequin Heartwarming author
If this boxed set appeals to you, look for our previous holiday anthology: A Heartwarming Christmas.
Not in her wildest nightmare did she think her campaign to open their eyes and change their attitudes would take a whole year. But even as the next Christmas draws near, it appears that nothing has changed.
And then fate intervenes, and it's too late for changes.
Unemployed artist Chloe Burke has just finished a temp job when a letter arrives from a lawyer. Her estranged great-aunt Eleanor has died and left Chloe a secluded mountain cabin and a modest inheritance. While this is a perfect opportunity to realize her dream of building a business around her painting, she wonders what prompted the gift. An unabashed Christmas enthusiast, Chloe hurries to move in and hang Christmas lights before the first winter snow.
Luke Abbot has no regrets, but he would rather keep hidden the troubling truth about his line of work. He has found contentment in his solitary mountain retreat. But his peaceful existence is shaken when a new neighbor arrives. Chloe’s exuberant holiday spirit is like crisp winter air. He would rather come in from the cold. But the sparkle and shimmer of Chloe’s holiday lights are hard to ignore. So is Chloe.
Twenty-seven-year-old Holly Devine has just had her heart well and truly broken. Hurt by the two people she loves the most, she flees to her eccentric Aunt Clara’s cosy cottage to hide away over the winter season. But kind, impulsive Aunt Clara has other ideas… She’s not about to see her favourite niece wallowing in sadness during the most wonderful time of the year. So, with the help of her close circle of friends and plenty of gin, she creates a handmade advent calendar for Holly.
Every day in December, Holly opens a new door and has a different task to complete. She soon finds herself asking out a complete stranger – gorgeous, cheeky pub landlord, Finn Jackson. But as handsome Finn gets involved in her festive challenges, Holly’s determination to avoid romance is put to the test. Still, Finn’s far too carefree and single for true love, isn’t he?
As Holly begins to embrace each day – a complete makeover, building the biggest snowman she’s ever seen, singing in a karaoke contest – Finn is there adding fun and laughter to every moment. Holly starts to realise that she can become the person she’s always wanted to be…
But a secret from Finn’s past threatens to turn Holly’s Christmas upside down and makes her question everything she has experienced in the last few weeks. Will Finn open up to Holly in time to show her how he really feels? And will she complete the advent calendar challenges and fall in love this Christmas?
It’s time to curl up for a delicious Christmas romance about daring to take chances, opening yourself up to love, and being true to who you really are. Perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Debbie Johnson and Debbie Macomber.
Readers are falling in love with The Christmas Countdown!
‘Oh how I loved this book. Spent my whole afternoon reading it and once I finished it, I was filled with joy… You get so involved with these characters… Honestly this was such a good book. Would recommend it to everyone.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I have absolutely loved this book, I couldn’t put it down. Donna Ashcroft engaged me from the very start. This book is so good, I finished it in just two hours. Definitely deserves a five star rating. I love the writing style used in this book! Should be a must read for everyone.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This was such a heartwarming Christmas romance and I absolutely loved Holly and Finn and was smiling through all their cute moments. This book made me so happy!!!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A delight of a book. Friendship, romance and the constant wondering about what the next day’s surprise will bring. A real feel good story of the days leading up to Christmas.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Fantastic book, my first by this author and I couldn't put down. I hope this will become a series. Quick enjoyable read.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I adored the Christmas-y setting… While this is a super cute romance story, the main plot, at least, as I viewed it, was about Holly finding herself… Sunflower Island is a perfect setting for adorable romantic comedies and I would love to see more stories set here. It was a totally feel-good story that made me excited for Christmas.’ Books Over Everything ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The final chapters in Raven and Lexi’s epic love story that began with Opposing Sides.
Having been through hell and back, Raven and Lexi beat the odds stacked against them and came out on the winning side together. For the past several months, Raven’s been working hard to show Lexi he can be the husband she deserves and the father their soon-to-be born twins need. Playing pro-football is proving to be more challenging than they thought.
As the weeks pass and her due date nears, old demons resurface, threatening to destroy what they’ve worked hard to rebuild. The birth of their twins reminds them despite long practice sessions, football games, and the holidays, what’s most important is the greatest gift of all: love.
Holly hates Christmas with a passion and can't wait to escape it - but then the flight to her once-in-a-lifetime holiday destination is cancelled ...
Cora has had the year from hell, and faces a bleak Christmas working in Golding's department store - in the most unflattering reindeer costume imaginable ...
Jessica is in denial after her husband's betrayal, and can't help but think back to when her life still seemed so full of hope and promise ...Three years from hell, three sets of broken dreams, three girls in desperate need of Christmas spirit.
Is the perfect Christmas kiss all it takes?
Sheikh Aziz heard great things about the wonderful Karen, but now he sees she has much more going for her than her brains alone.
When Karen accepts a full-time teaching position, the last thing she expects is a marriage proposal.
Azi has problems of his own. Immigration wants his visa straightened out before the end of the school year and without the proper documents, he'll be sent back to Turkey.
Can he convince the woman of his dreams to help him out in the classroom, the bedroom and in life, or will he be sent home forever?
Rena Jackson is ready. She's worked her tail off to open up her own hair salon, and she's almost ready to quit her job at the dive bar. Rena's also a diehard romantic, and she's had her eye on bar regular Axel Heller for a while. He's got that tall-dark-and-handsome thing going big time. Problem is, he's got that buttoned-up Germanic ice man thing going as well. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Rena's about ready to give up on Axel and find her own Mr. Right.
At six foot six, Axel knows he intimidates most people. He's been crushing on the gorgeous waitress for months. But the muscled mechanic is no romantic, and his heart is buried so deep, he has no idea how to show Rena what he feels. He knows he's way out of his depth and she's slipping away. So, he makes one crazy, desperate play...
Praise for Marie Harte:
"Blends humor, heart and heat to deliver a top of the charts performance."—Night Owl Romance, 5/5 Stars, Top Pick! for Zero to Sixty
"A blazing hot, emotionally intense love story...from an author on the rise."—Kirkus for A Sure Thing
"Funny, addicting, and full of hot sex scenes."—Booklist for How to Handle a Heartbreaker
"Another exceptionally red-hot romance by Marie Harte with a strong yet sweet hero!"—Fresh Fiction for Just the Thing
Thanks for Love – A Thanksgiving Novella
Is faith and forgiveness enough to make a family of four survive and thrive?
After Sarah’s horrific ordeal with Amanda, all she wanted was to be in Tom’s arms forever. But now she’s not sure she is the best person to bring this family together.
When it looks like the wedding is off, Connor and Grady put together a plan to get the family they’ve always wanted. A Thanksgiving Day wedding, with all of Broken Bow in attendance is in jeopardy. Can the boys get the bride to show up?
Christmas Courage – A Christmas Novelette
A week before Christmas, Kat’s father turns up on their doorstep and wants to be a part of her life. As far as Theresa is concerned, when Doug walked out fifteen years ago, leaving her with a two-year-old child and a mountain of debt, he forfeited all claims to Kat’s life. He does not get to waltz in like Santa Claus and re-claim her.
Kat needs more than courage to navigate this Christmas season. She needs a miracle.
The Hogmanay Stranger – A New Year’s Novelette
The Sweetwater Canyon musicians celebrate Hogmanay in Scotland with Rachel’s father, Gavin Cullen. Since his wife’s death eight years ago, Gavin has never been the same. Running the bed and breakfast inn is what has kept him going.
When a young, homeless stranger is given a room in the inn on New Year’s Eve, he’s met with great caution. Clearing the cobwebs of the past in order to begin anew is a tradition at Hogmanay, but can the Cullen family let go?
The first snow is falling over Primrose Farm, the mince pies are warming, and Rachel Swinton is looking forward to a well-earned break over the holidays. It’s time to settle down with family, and cosy up with her gorgeous new flame, Tom, from the farm next door.
If only it was all comfort and joy . . . The arrival of Tom’s ex brings an unwelcome chill to the farm. And with Rachel feeling the absence of her late dad, she feels unsettled when her mum starts to get close to someone new.
With a cupful of goodwill with friends, and her messy, wonderful family by her side, can Rachel make this a Christmas to remember?
Why readers love cosying up with Caroline Roberts’ gorgeous novels:
‘Family, friendships and fabulous food . . . perfect!’ Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain
‘Cosy and uplifting – a real treat!’ Debbie Johnson
‘A delightful, life affirming story’ Ali McNamara
‘Such a wonderful book, heart-wrenching and uplifting and joyful!’ Cressida McLaughlin
Molly Foster’s dreams of going away to college were sidelined when her father died and she stayed home to help her mother run the family inn. Four years later, she’s finished her degree online and is poised to pursue her old career dreams in the big city. But as a gentle snow falls on the Christmas Tree Inn, an intriguing guest arrives and prompts her to question everything she’s ever wanted.
Before he even left college, Zach Moreton was well on his way to financial success, buying and renting college apartments. Now, seven years later, he’s made a name for himself in New York real estate. With his latest deal, he’s attained every goal he ever set, and he rewards himself with a ski weekend with his stylish girlfriend. But his ski weekend is about to take a sharp downhill turn.
Two men. Two very different futures. The problem? She’s falling for both of them.
After spending the summer with her family, Chelsea McCormick is ready to move on and is looking forward to the future. Whatever it holds. But when two very different men begin to vie for her attention, everything starts to change, and Chelsea’s future once again starts to look very uncertain.
Scott Harding has always loved the small-town life. Settling down in a place with a sense of community, like Cedar Springs, falling in love and starting a family is Scott’s idea of perfection. And Chelsea is just the woman who makes everything he’s ever wanted finally seem possible.
Driven and ambitious, Lucas Lee sees his time in town as a temporary launching pad to catapult him into a more prestigious position. He’s never been interested in a serious relationship, but Chelsea just might be special enough to change his mind forever.
Scott and Lucas represent two very different futures. The problem is, Chelsea's drawn to both of them for wildly different reasons. Love, adoration and a future? Or excitement, passion and the unknown? One man appeals to who she wants to be, and one to who she realizes she’s always been. How can she possibly choose?
Christmas is coming, and Anna Beth is looking forward to a tropical vacation with her friends—anything to help her forget about Corbett. Their relationship had been racing in the right direction...until it went completely off the tracks. All evidence points to the fact that the hunky Corbett is still hung up on his ex. But when she accidently shreds her passport the night before her trip, it suddenly looks as though she'll be staying put. Now it would take a holiday miracle get her in a good mood again. Too bad she misses Corbett something terrible...
For Corbett, the holidays this year are anything but happy. His family will all be away, forgoing family tradition. Even worse, the beautiful, vivacious Anna Beth tells him she doesn't want to see him anymore. All thanks to an unfortunate mix-up with his ex-fiancée. Corbett is all out of holiday spirit. But he's hopeful that if he can just get Anna Beth to talk to him, he might just change his mind about the holiday tidings.
Keywords: contemporary romance, Christmas romance, holiday romance, heart-warming, true love
Christmas is coming but it doesn’t feel that way for Esme. Jilted by her cheating fiancée Warren and mourning the death of her beloved grandmother she’s determined not to let life beat her and books a trip to Lapland, on a holiday that her grandmother had always dreamed of taking.
Beneath the indigo skies of Lapland, love is the last thing on Esme’s mind but she can’t ignore a spark with Zach, a broodingly handsome actor, also nursing a broken heart. But when Esme is bombarded by messages from Warren promising he’s changed and she discovers that Zach is hiding something-will her head be turned? And when a trip to the northern lights reveals the full extent Zach’s own secret past is there any hope that Esme will get the happy ending that her grandmother wished for her?
Readers are falling in love with The Christmas Wish:
‘Put a smile on my face!... I've LOVED it!... the most heart-warming of stories… loving every single page… drawing you in and not letting you go until the end of the very last page… totally captivated!’ Chat About Books, 5 stars
‘I absolutely loved this story. Got me feeling festive and ready for Christmas already! I lost myself in this story… It was perfect!... A brilliant heart-warming ending too… Beautiful.’ Between the Pages Book Blog
‘I loved this book from the first page, it was so enchanting… had you hooked… full of heartbreak, romance, finding out what you really want from life... Worth far more than five stars and didn't want it to end… Simply brilliant.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘5++++stars. Loved this story right from the beginning… it was like I was there... I fell in love with the characters... Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I loved everything about it and devoured it in one day straight!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Loved, loved, loved this Christmas book. I would highly recommend it to all. Thank you Tilly Tennant for this wonderful story.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Amazing... I read this story over the course of 48 hours and that says a lot considering my kids are needy lol.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Fabulous... I only meant to read a chapter or two but have ended up finishing it in one sitting!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Beautifully written... romantic, heart-warming... unputdownable. I loved it.’ The Cosiest Corner
‘Once started I had to finish.’ Fabulous Book Fiend, 5 stars
‘A book that I couldn’t put down. Pretty awesome… I read it in one sitting... I have no words to describe the emotions it invoked.’ The Karibbean Kollective, 5 stars
‘A once in a life-time trip of discovery, learning to love yourself, finding yourself and taking back your life. A heart-warming festive story set in a stunning location. Once I started reading I just could not stop!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This book had me in tears! A wonderful story of love, Christmas, and reclaiming yourself!!!’ My Life as a Dog Bed
Love in Montana SeriesBook 1: Hometown HeroBook 2: Blame the MistletoeBook 3: The Bachelor's BabyBook 4: His Blushing Bride
Gage Monroe has given himself until Christmas Day to wrap up the unpleasant bits and pieces of his old life in Paradise, Montana, before starting fresh in much warmer climes. And the last thing a loner like Gage needs is a beautiful, passionate pastor’s misguided attempt to draw him into her flock. The people of Paradise exiled Gage a long time ago…with good reason.
Pastor Samantha “Sam” Zabrinski didn’t move halfway across the country to accept a position in the little town of Paradise because she lacked gumption. She has no intention of giving up on Gage Monroe–a man with depth and heart he hides from the world. Besides, Gage just may be the Christmas miracle Sam’s been praying for…
Experience has taught Sawyer Gallagher that smart city women like Jenna don’t want men like him, but when Jenna falls ill, he must abandon his plan to keep his distance and soon he’s trying to work out ways to make her his—and not just for Christmas.
Olivia James has always been happy running a tea shop and bakery in the Cotswold village of Wychwood-on-Lea, and helping her friends find their happily-ever-afters, topped by the perfect wedding cake. But as Christmas approaches, Olivia is home alone and questioning her choices while eating too many of her own specialty confections.
When Simon Blacklock, a handsome, whimsical stranger, breezes into her shop and buys a cupcake and then returns the next day and the day after, Olivia begins to dream. Can romance blossom amidst the sugar and flour? And after a lifetime of living on the side lines, is she brave enough to star in her own story?
Simon may be hiding a painful secret, but Olivia harbors secrets of her own. If they can dare to risk their hearts, this Christmas might be the most magical yet!
And it seems like there’s magic in the air in the remote snow-filled setting. The local village contains a cast of Christmas characters and even though the boiler in the drafty house is broken the temperature is definitely rising.
Maybe Andrew and Juliette are about to be sprinkled with a little Christmas fairy dust?
Cutter Jackson’s perfect world is crumbling. A new-found half-brother, a father short on answers, and a woman who challenges his every word will do that to a man. He’s losing his authority, his morality and his restraint with every breath. And there’s still Christmas and New Year to navigate.
Street-savvy Mia Blake isn’t looking for a place in the family Cutter loves so much. As for the lust that sparks between them, Mia’s more than happy to fan those flames and drive them both a little nuts. She can handle it. She can handle him right up until the moment Cutter decides he wants more than a holiday fling…
Previously titled A Bad Boy for Christmas
The Jackson Brothers
Book 1: The Courage of Eli Jackson
Book 2: The Heart of Caleb Jackson
Book 3: The Downfall of Cutter Jackson
Wasn’t she supposed to dream of a white Christmas? Right now,Ashlynne wishes the blizzards, ice and fog that have left her stranded in Venice would melt away. She’s facing a dreary holiday stuck at the airport—and she’s also run into her ex-husband.
Lorenzo di Grechi insists Ashlynne stay with him at his sumptuous palazzo apartment. He’s also promising her Christmas Venetian-style: eating, drinking, and visiting the seasonal markets and musical concerts that make the city so enchanting at this time of year.
She thought she’d moved on: laid the ghosts of their marriage which had ended so sadly and badly to rest, along with how passionately she’d loved him. But the sexual attraction between them is still as potent as ever, and he seems to have changed for the better, forcing her to question her belief that he’d cheated on her at a time when she’d needed him most.
Is this just some sort of Christmas magic at work? Or a real chance to forgive and rediscover her love for Lorenzo?
For small-town veterinarian Griffin Boone, the holidays always find him falling in love with the wrong woman--but this year he has a fail-proof plan to keep his heart safe: One last house call to Angel's Landing's aging Golden Retriever and he's heading to a cabin in the woods to hide out until the New Year.
But when an ice storm strands Griffin at the inn with Emily, everyone's careful holiday plans are tossed like last year's tree.
Will unexpected attraction confirm Griffin and Emily's worst fears--or could this year's Christmas Curse be a blessing in disguise?