Having devoted the month of November to NaNoWriMo, I found myself facing several incomplete and postponed projects that needed immediate attention. I’ve been playing catch-up this month and spending fewer hours reading novels–one of my favorite pastimes.
To get into the mood of the season, I decided to search for Christmas novellas that could be easily read in one sitting.
I didn’t have to look too far.
Four author friends–two Canadian and two American–have released Christmas novellas. I treated myself to four delightful reads that transported me from the west coast of Canada, across the American southwest, to New York.
Will a Christmas wish give a lonely author a family?
Mystery writer, Joel Carpenter, has no time for romance. He has a deadline to meet, and too many skeletons in his closet to trust the slightly spinny artist renting his house.
Christy Taylor has her hands full dealing with an ailing business and a diabetic daughter, she doesn’t need the temptation that is her landlord, Joel Carpenter.
Can a Christmas wish bring two stubborn souls together and give a little girl the gift she wants most?
Jilted by her fiancé, librarian Maddy Jacobson is nursing a broken heart, when her best friend gives her an early Christmas present. Intended to be a fun, psychic reading in a spooky, tea house, the gift turns out to be life changing. Maddy becomes haunted by a mischievous, Highland ghost.
Ruggedly handsome, Cullen Macfie, the Highlander, has been dead for over three centuries, and never in all those years has he been so attracted to a woman, as he is to Maddy. He falls hopelessly in love and decides to woo her.
Can there be a future for a librarian and a naughty, Highland ghost?
A Highland Ghost for Christmas is a sweet, romantic comedy guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart, make you laugh out loud and leave you craving a man in a kilt … and shortbread, of course.
With Christmas just a few weeks away, Gia San Valentino, the baby in her large, loud, and loving Italian family, yearns for a life and home of her own with a husband and bambini she can love and spoil. The single scene doesn’t interest her, and the men her well-meaning family introduce her to aren’t exactly the happily-ever-after kind. Tim Santini believes he’s finally found the woman for him, but Gia will take some convincing she’s that girl. A misunderstanding has her thinking he’s something he’s not. Can a kiss stolen under the Christmas lights persuade her to spend the rest of her life with him?
This romantic thriller is a steamy way to warm up your winter. Perfect for holiday reading, this Christmas novella will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Thanks for the mention. I really appreciate. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.
You’re very welcome, Jo-Ann. Wishing you all the best in 2017. 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing, Joanne! You are awesome! I’m almost finished with A SEASON FOR KILLING BLONDES, and can’t wait to review it! Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️🎄
You’re very welcome, Jeannie. Enjoy the holidays with your family! 🙂
Reblogged this on Jeannie Hall Suspense and commented:
Some Christmas novellas to read in one sitting! 🎄
Thanks for reblogging, Jeannie 🙂
You are without doubt the most supportive, inclusive, wonderful person!! thanks so much for promoting other writers – myself included! I truly feel we grow in leaps and bounds when we support one another in our individual endeavors and we raise each other up higher every time we do so.
The happiest of Holiday Seasons to you, my writing friend – and please remember me when you have a new release – I would lovelovelove to host you on my blog.
Thanks Peggy! I love reading your books and look forward to each new release. Best wishes to you and your family for a joyful holiday season. 🙂
Joanne, I’m so glad you enjoyed Silver Bells, thank you! I’ve been under deadline for two novels and haven’t been getting much reading done myself. But I Have been watching the nightly holiday Christmas movies Hallmark is sharing on Global TV. It’s helped to put me in the spirit 🙂
Happy holidays and may 2017 be a joyous year to all!
Hi Jacquie, I’ve watched several of those Hallmark movies and PVRd the rest. So inspiring at this time of year. Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2017. 🙂