It’s been a year since Dash and Lily met and fell in love throughout Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. They have had some tough times. Lily’s beloved grandfather had a heart attack and taking care of him has taken a toll on Lily’s usually optimistic attitude. Now, at Christmas, Lily’s favorite time of year, it’s up to Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their friends to stage an intervention in order to get Lily into the holiday spirit. Again Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have woven a memorable cast of characters into an unconventional yet comforting tale. I recommend pouring some hot chocolate and settling into this story of warm, holiday feels.
The whole town of Lighthouse Cove has turned out to turn an old Victorian mansion into apartments for homeless families. Shannon Hammer, contractor extraordinaire, is leading the rehab and her volunteers include friends, a whole brigade of Santa Clauses, and even her father, Jack, who’s supposed to be retired. But the festive mood is dimmed when a dead body shows up at the work site killed with one of Jack’s tools. Shannon must find the culprit before her father spends Christmas in jail. Kate Carlisle’s stories are filled with quirky characters and interesting storylines. Deck the Hallways is a fun mystery that will help you get in the holiday spirit!
This quick, heartwarming holiday read, The Mistletoe Promise follows Elise Dutton as she prepares for another holiday season alone. That is until a handsome man from her office building approaches her with a strange but tempting proposition. They will pretend to be a couple through Christmas Eve so that neither has to deal with the prospect of the holiday social season alone. Mr. Evans is a premier holiday romance writer. He captures the feelings of the season and masterfully mixes them with new love.