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Posted on: December 8, 2022

What We're Reading: Holiday Romances

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Are you looking for a holiday happy ever after? A romantic comedy to curl up by the fire with a warm mug of your favorite holiday beverage? Take time from the busy holiday season to relax with one of these love stories.

The Holiday Swap

By Maggie Knox

Reality baking show host and chef, Charlie Godwin loses her sense of taste and smell after an accident and asks her twin sister, Cass to swap places for the holiday season. Charlie takes over running the family bakery in the meantime and sparks start to fly with a local firefighter. On set, Cass is frustrated with the sexist co-host and makes a new connection with an ER doctor. Will they successfully get the break they both want, or will their deception hurt the ones they love?

In a Holidaze

By Christina Lauren

Maelyn Jones is having a terrible Christmas. It gets worse after she makes a wish and gets stuck in a time-loop, reliving the holiday over and over again. In a love triangle with old friends and stuck in a cabin in the snowy mountains, Mae must figure out how to get out of this holiday and maybe come out on the other side with her true love.

The Matzah Ball

By Jean Meltzer

Rachel Rubenstien-Goldblatt is a good Jewish girl with a big secret- she loves Christmas and is secretly a famous Christmas romance author! Her publisher is pushing her to write a Hanukkah romance to keep her contract, so she decides to find inspiration helping with her local Matzah Ball. Little does she know her childhood summer camp nemesis, Jacob Greenberg, is also helping with the event. The two are drawn together.  Will these enemies become lovers in the end?  

Kiss Her Once for Me

By Alison Cochrun

Ellie Oliver is working a dead-end job after losing her dream job and her dream girl, Jack, whom she had a 24-hour whirlwind romance with last Christmas. Desperate for cash, she accepts a proposal from Andrew, who wants a marriage of convenience to receive his $2 million dollar inheritance. To get to know his family better they go to Andrew’s family cabin for the holidays, where Ellie finds out that his sister is none other than Jack! Sparks are still flying, but Ellie is torn between her agreement with Andrew and the possibility of something more with Jack.

A Merry Little Meet Cute

By Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone

Bee Hobbes is a well-known plus-size adult film star, but her career is taking a shift with a family friendly Hallmark-type movie. On set in Christmas Notch, Vermont it turns out her co-star is her childhood celebrity crush, Nolan Shaw! Immediate attraction for one another leads to a secret relationship and hilarious happenings in this fun holiday romp.

One Day in December

By Josie Silver

Laurie and Jack see each other at a bus stop one Christmas night and it is love at first sight, but they never get the chance to meet. After looking for over a year, they finally find one another, but Jack is Laurie’s best friend's new boyfriend. Told over ten Christmases, Laurie and Jack’s mutual attraction for one another makes their lives complicated as they try to move on and find love with others.

Sophia Geron - Selector, Collection Management 

Sophia is a Selector Librarian for Chesterfield County Public Library. She is a mood reader and loves talking about books any chance she gets.


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