posted on November 3, 2015 by Jeanne Devlin

November – All About Holiday Romance

by Jeanne Devlin

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What Happens Under the MistletoeThere may still be candy corn in the house and a pumpkin on the porch, but at your local bookstore the winter holidays have already arrived.

Whether its new novels, sizzling anthologies, the first time in paperback, or reissues of old favorites, November’s new titles look to be all about what can happen under the mistletoe.

Fittingly, that’s practically the title of a new anthology this month by Sabrina Jeffries, with stories from Karen Hawkins, Candace Camp, and Meredith Duran:  WHAT HAPPENS UNDER THE MISTLETOE.  Jeffries’s contribution to the book is the historical romance “The Heiress and the Hothead,” in which two strangers from vastly different worlds turn hotheaded principles into a passionate interlude for the season.

Bring Me Home for ChristmasRobyn Carr fans who missed BRING ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS—Book 16 in her Virgin River Series—back in 2011 will get another another chance with its reissue November 15th.  The book tells the story of Becca Timm who has only one item on her Christmas wish list: getting over Denny Cutler, the college sweetheart who broke her heart before heading off to war three long years ago.  Becca heads up to Denny’s hometown of Virgin River as an uninvited guest on her brother’s men-only hunting weekend, only to find herself stranded in close quarters with Denny just as the power of Christmas envelops the little town.

Coming Home for ChristmasMarie Ferrarella’s Matchmaking Mamas Series takes a holiday turn in THE COMING HOME CHRISTMAS. Keith O’Connell is trying to belie the old adage: You can’t go home again, when he returns to his hometown to sell his late mother’s house—determined that not one single thing will remain by the time he is done.  Estate sales specialist Kenzie Bradshaw worries he is tossing some memories he shouldn’t lose.  She convinces him to spend one last Christmas in his family home, hoping the experience will melt his hardened heart and bring back the man she used to know and love.

The Christmas BouquetAnd to round out November, Sherryl Woods’s THE CHRISTMAS BOUQUET, Book 11 in her Chesapeake Shores Series, is out for the first time in paperback.

If that isn’t a Christmas miracle for Sherryl Woods fans, I don’t know what is.

What is your favorite holiday novel?  One person who comments will win a big bag of swag from RWA 2015.


WHAT HAPPENS UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Sabrina Jeffries can be purchased for/from:

BRING ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Robyn Carr can be purchased for/from:

COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Marie Ferrarella can be purchased for/from:

THE CHRISTMAS BOUQUET by Sherryl Woods can be purchased for/from:

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.

8 thoughts on “November – All About Holiday Romance”

  1. Avatar larry lee says:

    great ,thanks

  2. Avatar beth4238 says:

    I really enjoyed Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel By Robert B. Parker

  3. Avatar JoAn V. says:

    One of my favorite holiday books is CHRISTMAS IN WINE COUNTRY by Addison Westlake.

  4. Avatar Georgia says:

    I love reading Christmas stories. Authors always seem to capture the magic of the season and create a heartwarming tale.

  5. Avatar Emily Stemp says:

    Debbie Macomber Call me Mrs Miracle ❤

  6. Avatar Ronda Six Garnett says:

    Call ME Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber 🙂

  7. Avatar Ellen C. says:

    Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries is one of my favorites.

  8. Avatar Sarah Jordan says:

    I love holiday-themed novels, but I have to pick a classic – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens!

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