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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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