Christmas is here and most people have the gift of having a few days off of work. Whether you need something to read while traveling or are looking forward to a moment of solitude, here are three new books that capture the magic of the holiday season.
Small towns full of drama are Lori Wilde's specialty.
"The Christmas Cookie Collection" by Lori Wilde If you want to curl up with a good love story, Wilde's latest release has four juicy tales to get engrossed in. Like her book, "The First Love Cookie Club," her new book takes place in smalltown Twilight, Texas and follows four women with very different plights. Carrie is reunited with an ex, who is trying to win her back, but having been burned before, she isn't sure if he's worth her time. Raylene has been harboring the secret of having a daughter for years, and when her husband finds out, things only get more complicated. Christine is a baker who is unlucky in love, though this season her luck is about to change. Lastly, a pregnant Flynn and her unborn baby are put in danger when Flynn's car hits a patch of ice. It's up to her husband to save them.
J.J. Murray's latest release is the perfect hot, holiday read.
"You Give Good Love" by J.J. Murray Another fluffy romance, "You Give Good Love" is the classic tale of finding love when you least expect it. Fresh off a break-up, Hope is bitter and not looking to jump into a new relationship any time soon. But of course, that's when a cute Irishman waltzes into her life, tempting her to give him a shot.
Transport yourself to an old, European city in "The Apartment."
"The Apartment" by Greg Baxter Looking for a holiday book that has nothing to do with romance? "The Apartment" is a thin, cleverly written story about a man who moves to Europe to start a new life and quickly befriends a local woman who is eager to introduce him to the city. Baxter's prose will make you appreciate the beauty of a bitter, wintry night.