Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes by Jessica Redland

Christmas is always a busy time for Carly’s Cupcakes, and no one knows that better than Carly herself. But this year, the stress is really piling on. Her sister and coworker, Bethany, feels like a failure, and the strain is having a disastrous effect on their decadent desserts. And while she wishes she could help Bethany sort her life out, Carly’s got pressing issues of her own. Her best friend, Liam, is finally returning to Whitsborough Bay and this is supposed to be the year she finally tells him just how she feels about him … if she can work up the courage. As the snow starts falling, can she sort out her family issues and love life in time for a truly merry Christmas?

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A Very Merry Match by Melinda Curtis

Kindergarten teacher Mary Margaret Sneed always liked to dance, but she never thought she’d be dancing in a burlesque show. However, after the death of her husband leaves her responsible for his severe gambling debt, she doesn’t have a lot of options. So when night falls, she dons her wig, her mask, and struts across the stage as Foxy Roxy. The only problem? She might be a little too good at her new job. As word spreads about the stunning new show, more locals begin turning up at the club, including her crush, Mayor Kevin Hadley. The last thing either of them needs is a scandal, and Kevin knows he should be settling down with someone safe and lowkey—someone like Mary Margaret. But he just can’t stop thinking about Roxy. With a little outside push, though, they each might get exactly what they want in time for Christmas.

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Love Me Like You Do by Aimee Brown

It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life, but when her fiance leaves her at the alter, Parker walks right out the door … and straight into traffic. Thank goodness Liam, a good-looking stranger with a southern twang, was there with his Jeep. Sure, he wasn’t exactly planning on whisking a woman in a wedding dress off to the emergency room, but Liam feels strangely taken by her—and she might just feel the same way about him. If the two can navigate broken hearts and guarded pasts, they just might turn a chance encounter into a beautiful future.

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New Hope for the Little Cornish Farmhouse by Nancy Barone

To Nina Conte’s fans who only read her author bio at the back of her novels, it might seem like she has the perfect life. But then, it doesn’t mention: the soon-to-be ex-husband who ran off with their cash, the farmhouse in shambles, the barking fridge, or the daughter who seems to think Nina can’t do anything right. If it wasn’t for the occasional dinner with her best friends, Jack and Emma, some days she’d be entirely consumed by the stress. However, when a producer shows interest in adapting her first book, Nina can finally see a bright future ahead of her—and with dreamy movie star Luke O’Hara heading the project? That’s pure icing on the cake. But as Nina’s dreams start coming true, she must consider whether she really wants the Hollywood life or the comfort of her Cornish home.

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Christmas in Vermont by Anita Hughes

When Emma walked into the pawn shop right before Christmas, she didn’t expect to see a ghost from her past. Still, the engraved watch she gave her ex-boyfriend, Fletcher, way back in college seems like just a coincidence—but her best friend Bronwyn would argue synchronicity led her there. So when Bronwyn discovers that Fletcher is celebrating Christmas in Vermont, she volunteers Emma for a holiday position at the inn where he’s staying. The thought of a cozy inn and a snowy backdrop does have appeal … that is until she runs into Fletcher, his daughter, and his fiancée. While she’s not holding out for fate to intervene, sometimes second chances can be magical.

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Four Christmases and a Secret by Zara Stoneley

Daisy has attended Uncle Terence’s Christmas parties for as long as she can remember. But this year, after losing both her boyfriend and her job, she’s especially looking forward to the distraction. Terence’s parties are legendary shindigs, filled with fun and family—and even better for book-obsessed Daisy, they’re hosted in his bookshop. Unfortunately, this year Ollie, son of her mother’s best friend, is also attending. Growing up, they had a rivalry for years, but now everyone seems to prattle on about how successful and accomplished he is. But after Daisy sees him for the first time in thirteen years, she just might understand what all the fuss is about.

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Notting Hill in the Snow by Jules Wake

After aptly named Viola Smith, a professional viola musician, volunteers to manage the music for a nativity play at a local school, she comes in ready to tackle it head-on. After all, how hard can it be? Unfortunately, she soon realizes the school needs a lot more than accompaniment—things like costumes and makeup … a cast … a script. While the prospect of producing anything initially seems daunting, she soon works out a plan with Nate Williams, one of her new pupil’s father, to get things sorted out. However, the more they work together, the closer they get—sometimes against their best wishes. As opening night draws nearer, the two must face their feelings if they ever want to make it to a successful curtain call.

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A Cosy Christmas in Cornwall by Jane Linfoot

When Ivy Starforth is recruited by her best friend’s family to chronicle their photogenic holiday for Instagram, she jumps at the chance. A decked out Cornish castle by the sea? There are definitely worse places to spend Christmas. All that stands in the way of a great time is the grumpy owner, Bill Markham, who—as handsome and charming as he is—seems more interested in counting his rental fee than spreading cheer. As Ivy kicks her decorating and planning into high gear, though, she just might find herself hoping to catch a certain scrooge under the mistletoe.

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Home Alone on Hope Island by Portia MacIntosh

After being dumped by her boyfriend and being demoted at work, Lexi is looking forward to her first Christmas with family in ages. However, after arriving on her parents’ doorstep, she discovers she probably should have let them in on her plans—they’ve hopped off to a holiday in France! Faced with the prospect of Christmas alone, she chooses to stay in her parents’ cozier—though no less empty—home. But as she struggles to not let anyone know about her woeful holiday plans, one little lie snowballs into a party that’ll either be brilliant or a total disaster.

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Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger

Esme has long had aspirations of writing her own cookbook, but she’s content working as a food technologist for a television program—that is until the ghastly host gets her fired. And after her boyfriend breaks up with her on the same day, she trades in the glitz of London for her quiet hometown of Sandchester. With the bit of money she has left, she rents a rundown cottage with the hope of carving out a new path and finally achieving her culinary dream. But after an old school crush drops back into her life, Esme soon realizes she just might want to share her dream with someone else.

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