It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This could easily be the shortest post on Contemporary Romance Café record.
CRC: What are you reading now?
LIZ: Christmas stories.
Only of course, I could never allow it to be that simple.
I’m a Christian, with Jesus in actuality being “the reason for the season” for me. I like reading inspirational Christmas stories, with Ruth Logan Herne’s Longing for A Miracle taking first place in this year’s offerings.
In addition, I’m a Christmas-aholic, which means I also read every other Christmas story I find the time to read—time being limited because I watch all the Hallmark Christmas movies in addition to every traditional Christmas movie ever made. Sadly enough, most of the Christmas books are still stacked up on my Kindle. I anticipate spending the week before Christmas in the recliner playing catch-up.
I’ve already read Mary Balogh’s A Christmas Promise. This is one of those books I bought for the Kindle after I’d already worn out the paper-and-ink copy. If I were called upon to explain the specialness of it, I’m not sure I could—or maybe I can; the story gives a whole new meaning to the word tenderness and it gets me every time.
I tend to like historical Christmas stories better than contemporaries, which isn’t my usual preference, and I re-read the Regency and other historical anthologies that hold place of pride on my keeper shelves.
I also re-read old favorites by Cheryl St. John, Susan Kay Law, Muriel Jensen, CurtissAnn Matlock, and Nora Roberts.
Will I get them all read before Christmas? No. But they’ll be there when I need them. Christmas in July is sometimes a good thing.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — 4 Comments

  1. It’s great that you A Christmas Promise so much that you needed to purchase the digital version because you’d worn your physical copy out. I’m trying to think of a story that I’ve re-read, and one doesn’t come to mind. Maybe that’s because I’ve got so many books on my bookshelf and on my Kindle that I have yet to read.

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