Sunday, November 17, 2019

Harlequin Christmas Books!

Fall in love with Harlequin this holiday season!

Did you know?
Harlequin is publishing 129 Christmas-themed novels this year!

Check out all of them here.

Here are few that have Val's interest!

Author: Sarah Morgan
Genre: Contemporary romance
Imprint: HQN
On-sale date: September 24, 2019
Price: $16.99
FormatTrade paperback with silver foil treatment that brings the look of ice to life!
ISBN: 9781335147271
Tags: Contemporary romance, wedding, Christmas, holidays, December wedding, travel

Book description: Sarah Morgan’s fourth trade title follows the White family as they embark on their most intense family Christmas yet. Long-kept secrets and tensions bubble to the surface against the backdrop of youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind winter wedding. Funny, heart-warming, relatable and romantic, this is Sarah Morgan at her festive best!
In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family are gathering for a winter wedding. Their much-loved younger daughter Rosie is getting married to her childhood sweetheart Dan, but as guest start to arrive emotions are running high.

First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Tom. They are here to celebrate their daughter’s wedding and are hiding the fact that they have been living apart for the past three months. They have agreed to divorce, but plan not to say anything until after the wedding. The last thing they need is to be trapped together in a winter wonderland.

Rosie’s older sister Katie is also dreading this wedding. She’s had some life changing news that she isn’t ready to share. She intends to spend time in the snowy wilderness figuring out her next move in life, but the best man Jordan seems to think it’s part of his role to watch out for her.

Rosie is having second thoughts about getting married but doesn’t know how to tell her family. Everyone is here to celebrate her wedding. The dress has been delivered. The cake is made. How can she tell Dan she doesn’t want to go ahead? With Maggie and Tom faking togetherness, Katie faking civility and Rosie faking being in love, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget.

Val's reaction?  I've read and enjoyed this author in the past.  I have to say that this family has me intrigued.  Everyone hiding their real circumstances.  It's sure to blow up into a wonderful Christmas story.  What do you think?

Title: An Alaskan Christmas
Author: Jennifer Snow
Genre: Contemporary romance
Imprint: HQN
On-sale date: September 24, 2019
Price: $7.99
Format: mmp
ISBN: 9781335041456
Tags:  Genre/tropes: Contemporary romance, small town, Alaska, search and rescue, mystery, suspense

Book description: AN ALASKAN CHRISTMAS is the first book in the contemporary romance series, Wild River. Readers will love the rugged heroes who are all members of a wilderness search and rescue team.

In Alaska, it’s always a white Christmas—but the sparks flying between two reunited friends could turn it red-hot…

If there’s one gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it’s a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers adventures to fit every visitor. But nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie’s brother, Reed Reynolds.Gone is the buttoned-up girl Reed remembers. His sister’s best friend has blossomed into a strong, skilled, confident woman. She’s exactly what his search-and-rescue team needs—and everything he didn’t know he craved. The gulf between his life in Wild River and her big-city career is wide. But it’s no match for a desire powerful enough to melt two stubborn hearts…

Val's reaction? This is another author that I enjoy.   Who can turn down a story in Alaska?  Then this is a fall for you little sister's friend story.  Yep this one has my attention.

Title: The Giving Heart
Author: Toni Blake
Genre: Contemporary romance
Imprint: HQN
On-sale date: October 29, 2019
Price: $7.99
Format: mmp
Tags:  Genre/tropes: Contemporary romance, Christmas, island escape, small town, enemies to lovers

Book description: Lila Sloan is housesitting for her sister, Meg, who owns an inn on Summer Island--it seemed like the perfect getaway. Now, Lila wonders why she ever thought spending Christmas alone on an isolated island was a good idea. To make matters worse, local real estate developer Beck Grainger is trying to cut down the beautiful trees that line Meg’s property. Lila can’t let this happen; Meg will never forgive her.

Beck can understand Lila’s anger—sort of. The trees are on the neighboring property, not Meg’s, and the land was zoned for residential use months ago. His plans were no secret. He dislikes being at odds with his friend’s sister, though, especially because Lila is appealing in every way: loyal, quick-witted, and completely stunning.

Lila hates that she’s so attracted to Beck, who seems like a genuinely good man, despite his tree-murdering tendencies. And their chemistry is off the charts. She just wishes he’d let this development go. As Summer Island counts down to a snowy Christmas, Lila and Beck will have to strike a compromise that seems impossible for them both—or risk losing the best thing either of them has ever had.

Val's reaction?  The idea of a holiday story on an island sounds like perfection.  I also enjoy the enemy's to lovers troupe.  What about you?

1 comment:

  1. For my Christmas reads, I love second chance romances, small towns, multi-generational HEAs (where heroines/heroes can be young and old!). I also love those down-on-her-luck heroines and the strong-or damaged-heroes show up strong and show the heroine she is beautiful and that she is worthy of happiness and love! I just LOVE Christmas romances! Thanks for featuring these lovely reads!