Christmas Books

Amish fiction, Christmas stories Comments: 13

The Christmas Season and BOOKS

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We’re still eating turkey sandwiches around here. Leftovers is one of the best parts of the Thanksgiving meal. Don’t you agree?

I thought for the next few weeks we could look at ways to honor the season. Some of us are playing Christmas music right after Halloween. For others, it’s a bit of a struggle to “get in the mood.” So christmas saletoday, I wanted to look at some Christmas books and then in the comment section maybe you could add the title of a book you would recommend. I imagine we can come up with quite a list!

A Simple Amish Christmas and The Christmas Quilt are two Christmas books that I wrote. They are available in print or ebook, and I’m offering a sale on them today and tomorrow. If you haven’t read these, I encourage you to give them a try! Writing them certainly put me in the mood for the season.

My friend, Lynette Sowell has a new Christmas novella out that is only 99 cents in ebook. It’s titled, Comfort and Joy. Lynette sent me a description:


When Gwynn Michaud’s spruce tree is chosen to be the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, she’s delighted. Her late husband’s family had planted the tree when he was but a boy. Gwynn’s delight turns to surprise when her adult children give her a special Christmas gift — a trip from New Hampshire to the Big Apple for the tree lighting. She’s the guest of her daughter’s former college roommate, a Manhattan attorney, and the woman’s curmudgeonly father. Theophilus Stellakis keeps his routines like clockwork and isn’t into big and loud Christmas celebrations, with all the trimmings. Yet Gwynn’s presence in his life, even for a short time, disrupts his world in a most pleasant way. Gwynn’s passion for art is rekindled in the city. However, Christmas romance isn’t always enough to last the rest of the year, let alone a lifetime. Or, is it?

61UUHgffS+L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Many of you know Sherry Gore. Her new cookbook, Me, Myself, and Pie is a wonderful way to enjoy the season–and it would also make a nice gift for someone else.

Sherry lives in Pinecraft, FL, and her daughter, Jacinda, is struggling with a life-threatening disease. Actually she’s been on hospice care for some time. Whether you’re able to purchase Sherry’s book or not, please take a moment to pray for this dear woman and her daughter.

So those are my 3 suggestions. What about you? What Christmas books have you read that you can recommend to others?




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13 thoughts on “Christmas Books

  1. Judy B

    Oh…Snowfall by Shelley Shepard Gray was a great read! Snow Globe and A White Christmas In Webster County by Laura V Hilton were fantastic reads too! An Amish Family Christmas by Marta Perry and Patricia Davids. (Two great novella’s!) For those who love suspense, Silent Night Standoff by Susan Sleeman was an edge of your seat read! I could name a few more but I will give someone else a chance! LOL!

  2. Patricia

    I loved “The Christmas Quilt”, Vannetta! “Huckleberry Christmas”, by Jennifer Beckstrand is good.
    I used to read Debbie Macomber’s Christmas books, with her angels, Shirley, Goodness & Mercy, too.
    I’m such a “softie”, over Christmas stories, I don’t think I’ve ever read one I didn’t like. 🙂

  3. Angi Griffis

    I’ve been reading two different Christmas novella collections for the last couple of months. The Westward Christmas Brides collection written by 9 different authors and the Christmas Traditions series, written by 8 different authors. Both have been excellent!

  4. Linda McFarland

    Loved your Christmas books, Vannetta; also enjoyed A White Christmas in Webster Co. and The Snow Globe by Laura Hilton, also just finished Mistletoe Kisses Anthology. Love Christmas books which usually can be read any time of the year!

  5. Shirley Chapel

    I have read your first Christmas book “A Plain Christmas and am playing to buy “The Christmas Quilt”. I have read “Snowfall ” by Shelley Shepard Gray. Also “Christmas at Rosehill Farm ” by Suzanna Fisher Woods and “The Christmas Cat” by Melody Carlson. Currently reading “Clara’s Wish” by Beth Shriver. I have read a lot more Christmas books and have been reading them since October.

  6. Carole Bierwiler

    I just finished reading The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans. A wonderful book about forgiving oneself of past mistakes.

  7. Melissa L

    I love reading Christmas stories. Strange because I am not a fan of Christmas. I love Amish Christmas books the most because of the simplicity of how they celebrate the holiday.

    1. Valerie

      I enjoyed “A Simple Amish Christmas” and “The Christmas Quilt” this year and recommended them to my friends. I also enjoyed Cindy Woodsmall’s Apple Ridge series of 3 books. They are precious! Merry Christmas!
      Val B.