Best Christmas Reads
(Reviews and Recommendations)
Christmas never goes out of fashion and these books are recommended to make the festive season extra special.
If you like an uplifting, heart warming and fun read, these are not to be missed.
My full book reviews are linked for you to find out more about the individual books.
I hope you love them as much as I do.
This is a list of my Best Christmas Reads.
Olive Turner might have lived through eighty-four Christmases, but she’ll never get bored of her favourite time of year. And this one’s set to be extra-special. It’s the Gin Shack’s first Christmas – and there’s a gin-themed weekend and a cocktail competition on the cards!
I really liked this book because it is written from the perspective of an octogenarian who has such a young view of life, and a very trendy mode of transport! The gin cocktails were an added bonus for me because, like Olive, I do like a drop of gin!
What attracted me to the next book Christmas at the Little Knitting Box was the really beautiful cover. It didn’t disappoint and has made me want to spend Christmas in New York.
Next, for something very different. Heart Note again drew me in with its amazing cover, this had some real laugh out loud moments and a touch of Christmas spice too.
If you love children this is a must-read. The star, for me, is little six-year-old Sofia who lost her mum and now doesn’t believe in Father Christmas. Can the Christmas magic be restored for Sofia and her father Mads? Christmas at the Candied Apple Cafe was one of my best Christmas reads this year.
Another favourite was Winter at the Cosy Cottage Cafe How could I not enjoy a book which features a British Bulldog called Hairy Pawter? not to mention his owner Tom the vet!
Two strangers. One double-booked cottage. This Christmas will be one to remember. . .
Rose used to love Christmas - until the year everything changed. She hasn't been home to visit her family for the holidays since.
Beth Williams hasn’t been home for ten years. After falling pregnant at sixteen, she ran away from her family and the imposing Scottish estate where she grew up, working hard to build a life for herself and daughter Isabelle - but now she’s returning to Glendale Hall.
For Bo Grayson, Christmas has always been the most wonderful time of the year. Well, until she had her heart broken last December…
At a local summer fete, Bo and her friends meet the mysterious fortune teller Madame Odette, and they are each given the same prediction: You will meet the love of your life by Christmas Day.
All these Christmas reads capture the true spirit of Christmas. The best Christmas reads featured above offer a diverse range of heartwarming and ‘feel good’ stories to put you in the festive spirit. So grab a mug of hot chocolate and a warm blanket and escape the stress of everyday life.
Happy Christmas everyone!