If Every Day Was Christmas by Donna Ashcroft

There comes a point—usually during the couple of days following Thanksgiving—when, fueled by turkey and sweet potatoes. Strands of lights start illuminating all the cracks and crevices. There’s a constant smell of cookies drifting from the oven. Yes, it’s all a big fuss for Christmas, but I can’t help it. Since it only comes onceContinue reading “If Every Day Was Christmas by Donna Ashcroft”

Hope, Faith, and a Corpse by Laura Jensen Walker

One of the greatest challenges an author faces when writing a cozy mystery is crafting a main character who other people—sometimes complete strangers—actually want to talk to. It’s not enough that the sleuth finds themself stumbling through a mystery. If they actually want to solve anything, people have to talk to them. There’s all sortsContinue reading “Hope, Faith, and a Corpse by Laura Jensen Walker”

Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea by Jane Linfoot

Is there anything worse than working with a best friend who’s betrayed you? Well, yes. Definitely. But it certainly doesn’t feel that way at the time, which is why Milla, Jane Linfoot’s worn but charming heroine in Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, whisks herself back where she grew up in Cornwall.Continue reading “Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea by Jane Linfoot”

The Cottage of New Beginnings by Suzanne Snow

Some books open with a bang, plopping the reader down into the height of drama. Others open with a whimper, showcasing the normal and rosy lives of their characters. The Cottage of New Beginnings, author Suzanne Snow’s debut novel, opens with an illegally parked car and some miscommunication. It’s somewhere between the two extremes and,Continue reading “The Cottage of New Beginnings by Suzanne Snow”

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 helpContinue reading “Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes by Jessica Redland”

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 acrossContinue reading “A Very Merry Match by Melinda Curtis”

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 womanContinue reading “Love Me Like You Do by Aimee Brown”

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’tContinue reading “New Hope for the Little Cornish Farmhouse by Nancy Barone”

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 isContinue reading “Christmas in Vermont by Anita Hughes”

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 yearContinue reading “Four Christmases and a Secret by Zara Stoneley”