It’s still the holidays.
Due South by Tamsen Parker – I think this might be the best office romance I’ve ever read.
Wish Upon a Snowflake by Christine Merrill, Linda Skye and Elizabeth Rolls – loved all three stories, this is a fabulous anthology that will be a re-read every year.
A Sprinkling of Christmas Magic by Elizabeth Rolls, Bronwyn Scott and Margaret McPhee – another practically perfect anthology with three very different, very entertaining stories.
Christmas at Eden Manor by Noelle Adams – I kind of wish Adams wasn’t so prolific, because I want to read everything and I can’t keep up. This is a lovely, just-angsty-enough age gap romance.
A Dangerous Nativity by Caroline Warfield – a completely charming lord-in-the-cute-village novella that is FREE FREE FREE (hint hint hint). I immediately bought more by Warfield (see below).
An Open Heart by Caroline Warfield (in Holly and Hopeful Hearts: A Bluestocking Belles Collection)– a Jewish couple at a country house party. It starts out like Carola Dunn’s Miss Jacobson’s Journey, but it goes in a different direction and ends up with a soul-satisfying HEA. I haven’t read the rest in this anthology, but this one story is so worth the NINETY-NINE (99) CENTS (hint).
His Christmas Countess by Louise Allen – I found this on Scribd and was a little wary of the blurb, but holy cow, this was fantastic. Caz at AAR did a great review. READ THIS TRUST ME. I immediately bought the rest of the series, which led to the nearly-epic WTFery of the earl who assigns himself an undercover spy job as a hermit on the heroine’s father’s estate. But we’ll discuss that one later because it needs our full attention.
Once Upon a Regency Christmas by Louise Allen, Sophia James and Annie Burrows – another great anthology from Harlequin. I am a complete sucker for these and they give me the happysighs nearly every time.
A Country Christmas by Josi Kilpack, Carla Kelly and Jennifer Moore – OH LOOK A CARLA KELLY HOLIDAY NOVELLA HERE JUST TAKE ALL MY MONEY. Do I care that it’s another half-pay retired naval officer and another penniless widow? NO I DO NOT.
Silver Belles: An Over-40 Holiday Anthology by Sarah M. Anderson, Ros Clarke, Laura K. Curtis, Yasmine Galenorn and Suleikha Synder – I love it when authors write stories JUST FOR ME *hearteyes*.
The Last Single Girl by Bria Quinlan – this a New Year’s Eve story and it’s adorable and you should read it right now trust me.
Unwrapping the Rancher’s Secret by Lauri Robinson – reunited by a blizzard? OKAY. And, oh look, he’s shirtless (see above).
- Vicar’s Daughter by Betty Neels – DO NOT ASK how many Neels I bought after I read this.
- Holiday with a Twist by Shannon Stacey
- My Scandalous Duke by Theresa Romain
- His Housekeeper’s Christmas Wish by Louise Allen
- A Midwinter’s Scandal by Erin Knightley
- A Match Made in Mistletoe by Anna Campbell
- We Need a Little Christmas by Sierra Donovan
- A Regency Christmas Carol by Christine Merrill
- Greetings of the Season by Barbara Metzger
- Father Christmas by Barbara Metzger
- The Cowbear’s Christmas Shotgun Wedding by Liv Brywood – not nearly the WTF factor I was hoping for.
- A Christmas Dance by Alissa Johnson
- A Countess for Christmas by Christy McKellen
- Christmas at the Castle by Melissa McClone
- A Convenient Christmas Wedding by Regina Scott
- The Billionaire’s Christmas Proposal by Victoria James
- Miss Mistletoe by Erin Knightley
I DNF’d all of these. What the hell what I thinking with all these “princess” titles???
- Let it Snow by Jeannette Grey
- His Jingle Bell Princess by Barbara Dunlop
- A Royal Christmas Princess by Scarlet Wilson
- Once Upon a Royal Christmas – Robin Bielman
- Lord Lansbury’s Christmas Wedding by Helen Dickson – I’m giving up on Dickson. Her stuff is dry.as.dust.
- Christmas in America: Historical Romance Anthology by Holly Bush, Piper Huguley, Joanna Shupe and Donna Thorland – I’m savoring this slowly.
- Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan – I know, I know. I just wasn’t in the mood for a perky heroine when I tried it.