posted on December 6, 2016 by Jeanne Devlin

It’s Beginning to Read a Lot Like Christmas

It’s the first week of December, and so it should come as no surprise, dear reader, that holiday-inspired tales dominate the new title offerings this month.

Whether it is Laura Marie Altom’s The Cowboy SEAL’s Jingle Bell Baby, Book 4 in her Cowboy SEALS Series, now out in mass-market paperback and eBook (the hardcover follows in January), or Amelia Grey’s new eBook Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis, it’s all about the season.

In Grey’s story, the Marquis of Wythebury is expecting an ordinary Christmastide at his country estate until a cheeky Lillian Prim sets upon him for not allowing his young nephews to play outside.  Few people have ever challenged the marquis on anything, much less the rearing of his wards, and it doesn’t help that Miss Prim happens to be the sister of his best friend.  A tom boy in her own right, Lillian for her part cannot understand why two young healthy boys would be indoors when they could be out frolicking in the snow, and she takes it upon herself to teach the marquis’s charges the appeal of a little Christmastide mischief.

Meanwhile, Michelle Major climbs on board the holiday train with her new paperback and eBook Christmas on Crimson Mountain. Mary J. Williams sends a new eBook, Dreaming of a White Christmas, down the chimney, while RaeAnne Thayne pops not one but two Christmas tales into her holiday paperback (and eBook): The Holiday Gift and A Cold Creek Novel.

Is there a particular book you’re hoping will find its way under the tree or into your stocking?  Or maybe a holiday favorite that you remember fondly?  Pray, do share!

—Jeanne Devlin


Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin is editor of The RoadRunner Press, an award-winning traditional publishing house based in the American West. An editor of newspapers, magazines, and books for more than thirty years, she has also worked on national marketing and publicity campaigns with such publishers as Simon and Schuster and St. Martin's and for a number of New York Times bestselling authors, including Robyn Carr, Sabrina Jeffries, Debbie Macomber, Linda Lael Miller, and Wendy Corsi Staub. A graduate of the Stanford University Publishing Course, Jeanne is a member of the Children's Book Council, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Oklahoma Center for the Book of the Library of Congress. She also consults with boutique publishers.

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