Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Holiday Book Releases

There are so many great books being released
 this Holiday Season! 
 I have listed a few below, - they would make wonderful Christmas presents for the book lover on your Gift list!

Silver Bells by Deborah Raney

As Elvis croons from the radio and Christmas descends upon a small Kansas town, two people find the miracle of love.
Michelle Penn has dropped out of college to work as a reporter for a tiny weekly newspaper. The boss’s son, Robert Merrick III, is quickly making her forget all about her former sweetheart, Kevin, who has shipped out to Vietnam. Rob loves the newspaper business but feels trapped working for his father. He dreams of having his own newspaper, but now that he’s met Michelle, she is what he wants most of all. Rob is forbidden by office policy to date Michelle, but if he  
were to quit his job, he’d have nothing to offer her.   As snow blankets the town, it seems that the gifts Rob and Michelle most desire—each other—are out of reach. But then, they didn’t count on a small Christmas miracle.

Merry Humbug Christmas:  Two Tales of Holiday Romance
 by Sandra D. Bricker

A Merry Humbug Christmas features two holiday romance novellas from hilarious and heartwarming author Sandra D. Bricker. -- the perfect gift to yourself or someone else at this most wonderfully stressful time of year.

In "Once Upon a Jingle Bell," A Bah! Humbug cruise to the Mexican Riviera is Joss Snow’s answer to this year’s quest to avoid the holidays completely; at least until she’s rebooked on a different kind of cruise altogether. Candy canes, holly wreaths, reindeer and ornaments seem to be stalking her on the 12 Days of Christmas holiday cruise extravaganza. An escape back to land is her only goal . . . until she meets a kindred spirit in rugged Irishman Patrick Brenneman,  and then the game is on!

In "It Came Upon a Midnight Deer," Reese’s guilt over abandoning best friend Joss on their holiday tradition of avoiding all things Christmas is trumped by the joy of her recent engagement. Meeting Damian’s family for the first time on idyllic Sugarloaf Mountain is about as far from thatBah! Humbug cruise as she can get, and Reese can hardly wait to get there. But from the moment they hit that deer in the road just two miles from the cabin, everything seems to go wrong. 

If you like Cozy mysteries,  be sure and check out lots of great Christmas Cozy Mysteries on The Cozy Mystery List website.

And if you have a favorite holiday recipe, decoration, craft or tradition, be sure and link up at
 now thru..December 24th!

The Shady Porch Holiday Party

Sharing at these Fun Parties!

The winners of my book giveaway are Wanda and Christy!  Congratulations!

Stay tuned for more Book Reviews later this month!
Happy Holidays!


  1. Thanks Melissa, I will be sure to check out these books at the bookstore or Amazon. I hope you are enjoy the holidays.

  2. Thank you, Melissa! Looking forward to reading the book I won! I have been wanting to read Silver Bells by Deborah Raney too. :)

    Have a great day!

    1. Wanda, I think "Silver Bells" sounds like a great Christmas story!
      and I have read "Merry Humbug Christmas" and loved it!

  3. Hi Melissa! Thanks for stopping by Simply Shoe Boxes. I, too, am now a GFC follower of yours.

  4. Thanks for the list. I enjoy reading holiday books this time of year

  5. Great new releases just in time for holiday gift giving. :)

  6. Oh these look good! I'll have to direct my hubby this way for some gift ideas. :-)

  7. Hi Melissa! I found you through Katherine's Corner blog hop and was just looking at the wonderful books you suggested for the Christmas holidays. I recently finished reading Deborah Raney's book "Silver Bells" that you listed above and loved it. I highly recommend it for Christmas and any time of the year. :) Have a great week, Melissa!

  8. Holiday Buzz is a great name for a Cozy. I am always on the hunt for a good Christmas story and adding a cozy mystery to it is even better!

  9. I lover to read and I am glad to have foiund your blog.


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