Snowed in with the Firefighter by Victoria James

Dr. Melody Mayberry’s life just took a turn that’s left her questioning everything. Where better to hide out than the remote family cabin in the mountains? The last thing she expects to find there is her swoon-worthy brother-in-law, the one man who may have more baggage than her.

Finn Matthews is not ready to face the fact that the recent injury he sustained in a fire may have ended his firefighting career. He’s not interested in sharing the cabin with anyone, let alone Melody, and their family just texted with yet another unwelcome surprise—they’ll be there Christmas Eve.

To keep their meddling family at bay, the two team up to fake a little holiday cheer. But between ridiculously competitive Monopoly games, marathon Christmas decorating, and a storm that strands them together with nothing but a roaring fire and a warm couch, they realize something major—their fake holiday cheer isn’t feeling so fake anymore, and that’s something neither of these two Grinches expected…

Titles in the Shadow Creek, Montana series include —  Christmas with the Sheriff – The Baby Bombshell – The Doctor’s Redemption – Baby on the Bad Boy’s Doorstep – The Firefighter’s Pretend Fiancee – A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor – Snowed in with the Firefighter –

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Christmas at the Little Beach Café by Morton S Gray

Run away to the little beach café this Christmas …

Five years ago at Christmas, solicitor Justin Sadler made the decision to leave his comfortable existence behind and move to the coast. Since then, he’s tried his best to ignore the festive season and, as he sits in the little beach café and reflects on that fateful night when his life was turned upside down, he expects his fifth Christmas alone to be no different from any of the others since he made his escape.

But when he encounters a mystery woman on the beach, he soon realizes he may have found a fellow runaway and kindred spirit. Could Justin finally be ready to move on and let Christmas into his life again?

Titles in the Borteen Secrets series include — The Girl on the Beach – The Truth Lies Buried – Christmas at Borteen Bay – Sunny Days at the Beach – Christmas at the Little Beach Café

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Christmas at Moonshine Hollow by Angela Britnell

Mistletoe and moonshine: a Christmas match made in heaven?

Moonshine Hollow’s famous ‘Lightning Flash’ might be an acquired taste, although the same could be said for moonshine distillery owner Cole Landon, what with his workaholic habits and ‘Scrooge’ tendencies when it comes to all things Christmassy.

But when Jenna Pendean from Cornwall pays a visit to Cole’s family-run distillery in Tennessee during the holiday season, will Cole’s cynicism about the existence of Christmas miracles be put to the test?

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Colton Storm Warning by Justine Davis

Danger, he can handle.

But what about desire?

When security expert Ty Colton is assigned to protect a young heiress, he doesn’t know what to expect.

Turns out that Ashley Hart is a committed philanthropist with a real target on her back. She’s earned a very dangerous enemy, and Ty’s sense of duty takes over.

As a storm bears down hard, will their growing feelings prove a fatal distraction—or the bond that saves them both?

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Kansas series include —  Exposing Colton Secrets by Marie Ferrarella – Colton’s Amnesia Target by Kimberly Van Meter – Colton’s Secret History by Jennifer D. Bokal – Colton Storm Warning by Justine Davis – Colton Christmas Conspiracy by Lisa Childs – Colton in the Line of Fire by Cindy Dees

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The Secret Christmas by Mallory Kane & Deborah Cox

Can two childhood friends return the spirit of Christmas to this small town?

When Nicholas Frost comes back to Christmas Valley, he’s shocked. The town he fondly remembered as a Christmas wonderland is now completely barren of the season. He learns that his landlord uncle banned his business tenants—everyone in town—from openly celebrating Christmas after his wife died. When his uncle demands that he spy on the townspeople, Nick is torn. Should he choose family loyalty or his heart?

Christmas Valley restaurant owner Angela Corker isn’t happy to see Nicky Frost again. After his uncle banned Christmas, the residents have been struggling financially. So every year she puts on a “Secret Christmas” celebration for the town. Nick is beyond handsome and friendly, but can she trust him with her secret when his uncle is the town Grinch?

They both have secrets, but as they join forces to bring back the joy of Christmas, they discover so much more than they were looking for.

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Colton’s Secret History by Jennifer D. Bokal

It’s their second chance at love.

Will the truth come between them?

Returning to her hometown, health investigator Bridgette Colton is reluctantly reunited with old flame Luke Walker. For years, emotionally scarred Bridgette has kept a life-changing secret from Luke.

But now their bond lands Bridgette squarely in the path of a terrifying stalker. Losing her heart to Luke again could be a fatal mistake…for them both.

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Kansas series include —  Exposing Colton Secrets by Marie Ferrarella – Colton’s Amnesia Target by Kimberly Van Meter – Colton’s Secret History by Jennifer D. Bokal – Colton Storm Warning by Justine Davis – Colton Christmas Conspiracy by Lisa Childs – Colton in the Line of Fire by Cindy Dees

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Hollyberry Homicide by Sharon Farrow

A cold wind is blowing off Lake Michigan, and murder is scaring the dickens out of everyone . . .

Considering her name, Marlee Jacob is an obvious choice for the role of Jacob Marley in Oriole Point’s production of A Christmas Carol. It’s just sad that the role has opened up because of the death of the elderly actor who’d originally been cast.

But Marlee, the proprietor of The Berry Basket, will do her best to keep spirits high–that is until clues start mounting that there’s danger behind the scenes. There are accidents on set, the tree in the village square topples over, and worst of all, a body is found with a sprig of holly draped over it. If Marlee can’t wrap up the case, she may not have a berry merry Christmas . . .

Titles in the Berry Basket Mystery series include — Dying for Strawberries – Blackberry Burial – Killed on Blueberry Hill – Mulberry Mischief – Hollyberry Homicide

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Blue Sky Cowboy Christmas by Joanne Kennedy

Book 2 in award-winning author Joanne Kennedy’s new Blue Sky Cowboys series, Blue Sky Cowboy Christmas is an emotional, compelling story from a master of the genre. Joanne Kennedy’s sexy cowboy romances feature the rugged and lonely Wyoming range, where the nearest neighbors are miles away and the climate is brutal for man and beast.

This beautiful and sensuous tale takes place during the holidays when a lonely cowboy is more desperate than ever to connect with the woman of his dreams.

And… that blurb does not tell you much at all about the story within.  *sigh*  I have an ARC of this book and I had really expected there to be a blurb before publication.  I see I was wrong about that.

Titles in the Blue Sky Cowboys series include — Cowboy Summer – Blue Sky Cowboy Christmas

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Home Sweet Christmas by Charlee James

Never underestimate the power of gourmet chocolate…

Pastry chef Kayla Hunter spent her childhood in The Candy Manor, a charming Victorian mansion that housed her grandparents’ chocolate business. After moving to the city to make her culinary mark, Kayla returns home to help with Hollybrook’s Christmas Eve Spectacular. But everything has changed. Her grandparents are retiring and selling their business and home, and this year they’ve left her in charge of holiday preparations with Hollybrook’s distractingly-handsome new lawyer.

Attorney Dominick Rowe left the hustle of the city and never looked back. Growing up with workaholic parents, he longed for the slow pace of a small town like Hollybrook. He’s happy to step up when his favorite clients ask him to work their beloved Christmas event. He’s less comfortable with Operation Mistletoe—their covert attempt to remind their granddaughter of how much she loves The Candy Manor and persuade her to move home. But when he meets Kayla and falls hard, his loyalties become divided.

Will their opposing hearts melt with holiday magic, or have Kayla’s grandparents stirred up too much trouble?

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Mistletoe, Moussaka, and Murder by Tina Kashian

Not even her impending nuptials can keep Lucy Berberian, manager of her family-owned Kebab Kitchen, from the Jersey Shore’s annual Polar Bear Plunge. But her dive into the icy ocean is especially chilling when she finds a fellow swimmer doing the dead man’s float—for real . . .
 
Who would kill a man in cold blood during Ocean Crest, New Jersey’s most popular winter event? When Lucy learns the victim is Deacon Spooner, the reception hall owner who turned up his nose—and his price—at her wedding plans, she can’t help wondering who wouldn’t kill the pompous caterer . . .
 
Perhaps the culprit is the wedding cake baker whose career Deacon nearly destroyed? Or the angry bride whose reception he ruined? With her maid of honor, Katie, busily planning Lucy’s wedding without her, Lucy will have to get to the bottom of this cold-hearted business in time for Kebab Kitchen’s mouthwatering Christmas celebration—and before her hometown’s holiday spirit washes out to sea . . .

Titles in the Kebab Kitchen Mystery series include — Hummus and Homicide – Stabbed in the Baklava – One Feta in the Grave – On the Lamb – Mistletoe, Moussaka & Murder

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