Books That Read Like A Hallmark Holiday Movie!

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Don't worry, we are also very obsessed with Hallmark holiday films this time of year. If the ones you want already have long hold lists, we've got you covered with this great list of books that will scratch that Hallmark itch!


Fannie Flagg
Description: A short and poignant Christmas story for all the family. Oswald T. Campbell, aged 52, down-and-out in a Chicago winter, is only given months to live unless he moves South. He finds himself in the small town of Lost River, Alabama, amongst all its eccentric but friendly residents.
Call Number: FIC Fla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Tamera Alexander
Description: Recently widowed Aletta Prescott and her six-year old son are about to be evicted when she sees an advertisement for the Ladies Aid Society auction. She applies for a position when a chance meeting with a wounded soldier offers another opportunity. Captain Jake Winston, a Confederate sharpshooter, suffered a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga. As he heals, Jake is ordered to assist with a local Ladies Aid Society auction. Kowtowing to a bunch of "crinolines" isn't his idea of soldiering, but he soon discovers this group of ladies-- one, in particular-- is far more than he bargained for.
Call Number: FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Melody Carlson
Description: "Christmas is approaching, and Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless, and nearly hopeless. She is trying to restart her life after false accusations landed her in prison, but job opportunities are practically nonexistent. When a secondhand red coat unexpectedly lands her a job as Mrs. Santa at a department store, Lena finally thinks her luck is changing. But can she keep her past a secret?"--Excerpt taken from FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Lisa Kleypas, Tanya Eby
Description: Six-year-old Holly lost the only parent she knew, her beloved mother, Victoria, and since that night, she has never again spoken a word. The last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six-year-old girl in his life. But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again. Maggie Collins doesn't dare believe in love again, but she does believe in the magic of imagination. And when she meets Holly Nolan, she sees a little girl in desperate need of a little magic.
Call Number: FIC Kle
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Nancy Naigle
Description: "Joy Holbrook might be all work and no play, but that changes when her Aunt Ruby takes a fall that lands her in a rehabilitation center before the holidays. Joy takes a leave of absence from her job as a market researcher to run the family farm, even though the timing may hinder her chance at garnering the promotion of her dreams. Ben Andrews isn't your average accountant. He also happens to be the handiest man in Crystal Lake. He's helped his elderly neighbor, Ruby Johnson, decorate for the annual Christmas Home Tour--and win--the last several years. He's not about to let some drop-in niece break their winning streak. Will the magic of Christmas open her heart and realign her priorities?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nai
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Jenny Hale
Description: Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn't regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be? Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family's festive visit - and money is no object. What he doesn't need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business - even if it is Christmas. When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she's in real trouble... With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Debbie Macomber, Allyson Ryan
Description: Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there's only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead. At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can't help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there's even a spark of romance in the air.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
Description: "August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes--as everyone does--that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris. But as history tells us, it all happened so differently. Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict--but how?--and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father's newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears--and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene? Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris--a cherished packet of letters in hand--determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Gay
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Susan Mallery
Description: To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy - until she finds out she'll be working closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every corner! Jonny came to Fool's Gold looking for normal, not for love. Happily-ever-after only happens in the movies. Still, nothing about this quirky town is quite what he expected, and "ordinary" Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Refreshingly honest, disarmingly sweet. Achingly beautiful. Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. And Madeline finds Jonny in real life even more captivating than her celebrity crush. But will the action star be brave enough to risk his heart and step into the role of a lifetime?
Call Number: FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Jasmine Guillory
Description: "Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie's work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can't refuse. She's excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn't expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain Private Secretary and his charming accent and unyielding formality. Malcolm Hudson has been the Queen's Private Secretary for years and has never given a personal, private tour...until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling. Despite a ticking timer on their holiday romance, they are completely fine with ending their short, steamy fling come New Year's Day...or are they?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gui
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
RaeAnne Thayne
Description: Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward's Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke, and now she's stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Precariously close to being destitute, Eliza needs a hero, but she's not expecting one who almost runs her down with his car. Resuing Eliza is pure instinct for tech genius Aidan Caine. At first, putting the renovation of his lakeside guest lodge in Eliza's hand assuages his guilt--until he sees how quickly he could fall for her.
Call Number: FIC Tha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Karen Kingsbury
Description: Ryan Kelly spends plenty of time at The Bridge--the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee--remembering the times he and Molly Allen--who moved to Portland--once spent there, and now, with the bookstore in deep financial trouble, it will take a miracle to keep tragedy from unfolding.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Samantha Chase
Description: Christmas cottage: Lacey Quinn does not believe in happily-ever-after or the legend of the Christmas Cottage. But her best friend does, and she's the one getting married. It's Lacey's job to make sure everything at the cottage is perfect for the newlyweds. Instead, she finds herself snowed in with the best man, and she begins to wonder if fairy tales really can come true.Ever after: Ava Callahan wants desperately to believe in love everlasting. But when Brian McCabe walks back into her life and upsets her carefully organized world, her commitment to perfection makes it hard to accept the love that's right in front of her. Will it take a night in the Christmas Cottage for Ava and Brian to find their happy ending?
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
David Baldacci, Tim Matheson
Description: Banned from flying after an altercation with airport security, cash-strapped journalist Tom Langdon is forced to take the train to Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his girlfriend, and experiences a heartwarming and hilarious journey during which he encounters mechanical failures, derailments, and colorful passengers.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Richard Paul Evans
Description: Kimberly Rossetti has had her heart broken more times than she wants to remember. With two failed engagements, a divorce and again alone with no prospects, she hardly seems the type to dream of being a published romance author. She signs up for The Mistletoe Retreat, a nine-day writing retreat in Savannah, Georgia. Famed romance writer, H.T. Cowell, once the best selling romance writer in America, and the author whose books instilled in her the desire to be a writer, will be speaking in public for the first time in more than a decade. In one of her breakout sessions Kimberly meets another aspiring writer, and one of the few men at the conference, Zeke, an intelligent man with a wry wit who seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat.
Call Number: LP FIC Eva
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Richard Paul Evans, January LaVoy
Description: "Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful. Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks--until the evening of December 24--he suggests that they pretend to be a couple"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Jill Kemerer
Description: Wedding planner Lexi Harrington needs a manager for her inherited Wyoming ranch. Clint Romine is the perfect man for the job, but the ruggedly handsome cowboy soon presents a new dilemma--distraction. Lexi can't fall for a small-town rancher when she's planning to return to her big-city career after the holidays. Home has always been elusive for former foster kid Clint. Working alongside Lexi at Rock Step Ranch feels too cozy--and too risky. Opening up to her means revealing a secret about his past that could jeopardize everything he holds dear. This Christmas, can Clint learn to trust Lexi with the truth, and with his heart?
Call Number: FIC Kem
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Charles Todd
Description: Haunted by the horrors she witnessed in France during the enemy invasion of 1914, Lady Elspeth Douglas, a titled young Englishwoman, is transformed by her experience and leaves her sheltered life behind to become a nurse and return to the battlefields of France to do her part.
Call Number: FIC Tod
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Denise Hunter, Betsy. January bride St. Amant, Deborah. February bride Raney
Description: For December Bride Layla O'Reilly, her engagement to Seth Murphy is only meant to save her career. But Seth has loved Layla for years. January Bride, Maddie Houser arranges an office in a local B&B to write without distraction, and falls for her mysterious host through the daily notes they exchange. February Bride Allie Andrews flees the church on her wedding day in the dress worn by generations of women in her family--all with failed marriages.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
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A Redbird Christmas
Fannie Flagg
FIC Fla
Snow Angel Cove
RaeAnne Thayne
FIC Tha
Christmas At Carnton
Tamera Alexander
FIC Ale
The Bridge : A Novel
Karen Kingsbury
FIC Kin
Christmas At Harrington's
Melody Carlson
FIC Car
The Christmas Cottage ; Ever After
Samantha Chase
FIC Cha
Christmas Eve At Friday Harbor [Audiobook] : A Novel
Lisa Kleypas, Tanya Eby
FIC Kle
The Christmas Train [Audiobook]
David Baldacci, Tim Matheson
FIC Bal
Christmas Joy
Nancy Naigle
FIC Nai
The Mistletoe Inn [Large Print]
Richard Paul Evans
LP FIC Eva
Christmas Wishes And Mistletoe Kisses
Jenny Hale
FIC Hal
The Mistletoe Promise [Audiobook]
Richard Paul Evans, January LaVoy
FIC Eva
Dashing Through The Snow [Audiobook] : A Christmas Novel
Debbie Macomber, Allyson Ryan
FIC Mac
The Rancher's Mistletoe Bride
Jill Kemerer
FIC Kem
Last Christmas In Paris : A Novel Of World War I
Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
FIC Gay
The Walnut Tree
Charles Todd
FIC Tod
Marry Me At Christmas
Susan Mallery
FIC Mal
Winter Brides : A Year Of Weddings Novella Collection
Denise Hunter, Betsy. January bride St. Amant, Deborah. February bride Raney
FIC Win
Royal Holiday
Jasmine Guillory
FIC Gui