A Highland Ghost for Christmas (Gambling Ghosts Series Book 1) by Jo-Ann Carson

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.

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Grover’s Creek: A Christmas Fantasy by Bobby Underwood

Grover’s Creek is a wonderfully nostalgic and unabashedly sentimental Christmas fantasy. Filled with Americana and imbued with the longing most of us feel for a better time in our shared history, there is something universal in Nick’s story of disillusionment with the present woes of the world. Searching for something more than his life as a crime photographer for a major paper in a metropolitan city has given him, what he finds can only be described as a Christmas miracle. A town steeped in the past, no longer on any map, and barely remembered, may hold the key to his future if he can find the faith and courage to accept what most would find beyond belief. Gentle and old-fashioned, Grover’s Creek is a story of love and miracles, for those who still believe both are possible.

Author: Bobby Underwood

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Hacked by Love, Part 1 (A Love for the Game #4.1) by Sharon Cummin

When I told my parents during my senior year that I wasn’t going to college, they lost their minds. There was only one person that stood beside me, and that was my sister Sammie. I’d been working with computers since I was ten. Everyone laughed and joked about how much time I spent in my room. They had no idea that I’d been working on something great. Sammie listened when I told her I already knew more than I’d learn in college. She believed me when I told her what I was working on would make a difference, and she defended me every step of the way.I had big dreams, and nothing was going to stop me from making them happen. The best part was that I was doing it on my own. It wasn’t going to be because of my dad, his affiliation with baseball, or his money. It wasn’t going to have anything to do with Sammie’s husband giving me a job. It was going to be all me. I was going to make it happen on my own.When the day came to tell my parents that all of those hours they’d thought I’d been messing around in my room had paid off, I couldn’t wait to see their faces. I was going to blow their minds. I’d made one of my dreams come true, but I wasn’t done yet.When I looked at my sister, her husband, and their daughter, I thought about having that for myself one day. I hadn’t had a serious relationship yet, and I wasn’t interested in one either. Sure, I hooked up every now and then, but I’d never let it become anything more than that. Every moment was put into my future, and that was exactly where my attention needed to stay. I still had one big dream I needed to make happen. Until I did, nothing else would matter.Then I got an email that would change my life forever.All those years of working hour after hour, day after day were paying off.I’d been offered the job of a lifetime.There was only one thing standing in my way.I need to keep my eyes on the prize.I needed to stay focused.Then she walked in, sat down next to me, and turned my world upside down.Part 2 will be available April 4Part 3 will be available April 25

Author: Sharon Cummin

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
53 reviews

Oklahoma Christmas Blues (Bliss in Big Falls Book 1) by Maggie Shayne

Darryl is on a quest for peace. His chance at fatherhood was taken from him long ago, and an IED in Iraq ensured he’d never get another. In Big Falls, the McIntyre brothers hire him to keep an eye on their beautiful cousin Sophie in case her criminal ex shows up. He doesn’t expect to fall head over heels.Sophie McIntyre’s life was blown apart by a drug dealing ex who cost her her job and nearly her medical license. She comes to Big Falls because she has nowhere else to go. And the minute she gets there, things start to get better.Is it because of that letter to Santa her Aunt Vidalia convinced her to write? Within days she meets a beautiful man with a deeply wounded soul. And oddly, she finds herself giving him the same advice the town Santa gave to her—try believing again, and if it’s too much to believe, then just try hoping.Love, magic, and miracles ensue.Because this is Big Falls, Oklahoma. Miracles are an everyday occurrence around here. Especially at Christmastime.BELIEVE AGAIN with MAGGIE SHAYNEAn expanded author’s cut edition of the story previously published in Buckles, Boots and Mistletoe.

Author: Maggie Shayne

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
202 reviews

What’s Left of Me: (What’s Left of Me #1) by Amanda Maxlyn

An International and Amazon top 50 bestselling novel.

“I absolutely fell in love with What’s Left of Me by Amanda Maxlyn. With an uncanny ability to weave an intensely emotional story into a sexy romance, Maxlyn is a debut author you do not want to miss.” – AL Jackson, NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author

Life works in mysterious ways…

Four years ago I became known as the girl with cancer.

I refuse to cry. And I refuse to give in.

A relationship with a man is the last thing I’m looking for right now, but one night with Parker changes everything. He is persistent, and he knows what he wants.

Me.

He doesn’t treat me like I’m fragile. But he doesn’t know, and I’m not ready to tell him.

What if it changes everything?

Tragedy found me when I was seventeen. Love found me when I was twenty-one.

My name is Aundrea McCall, and this is my journey.

**What’s Left of Me is book one in a powerful, emotional, and steamy love story.**

Author: Amanda Maxlyn

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
893 reviews

The Christmas Mail-Order Bride (Holiday Mail Order Brides Book 1) by Kit Morgan

Be Watching for Book Two of the Holiday Mail Order Bride Series, The New Year’s Bride, coming December 2013

A Holiday Mail Order Bride Romance!

The Christmas Mail Order Bride is the first in the Holiday Mail Order Bride Series! Enjoy these sweet romances as you read about characters falling in love during some of your favorite holidays!

Also from Kit Morgan: The Prairie Bride Series

Sheriff Clayton Riley asked for a pair of boots for Christmas, not a mail order bride! Unfortunately for Clayton, his brother and mother figured a bride would look better on him than a new pair of boots! After all, he’d been sulking around long enough after the death of his wife, and his family decided it was time to take matters into their own hands and see to it Clayton had a very merry Christmas!

Summer James was young, she was beautiful and, an impoverished orphan. Who would want such a woman? Obviously no one. For here she was, eighteen and now of age to set out on her own. But New Orleans was full of men with evil intent for one such as herself, and she saw no other choice but to take the only offer for survival she could find and become a mail order bride. What she didn’t count on was becoming Sheriff Clayton Riley’s Christmas present!

Author: Kit Morgan

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
826 reviews

A Christmas Peril (The Teacup Novellas Book 5) by Diane Moody

A Christmas Peril – Teacup Novellas Book FiveLucy Alexander’s Teacup Novellas were inspired by a collection of vintage teacups her Aunt Lucille bequeathed to her. She’s excited about writing the next book in the series, a Christmas tale loosely based on her aunt and uncle’s love story set in the 1940s. But when a hostage situation lands Lucy’s boyfriend in the hospital, she sets her work aside to keep a bedside vigil with Mark. As the long hours of waiting stretch on, Lucy starts to read her beloved aunt’s handwritten diary. Shocked to discover a frightening story so eerily similar to the one she’s living, Lucy longs to find hope and encouragement in the pages of Lucille’s diary.December 1944 – “The most wonderful things seem to happen when you least expect them,” writes Lucille Alexander after a serendipitous meeting with Gary Reynolds, a handsome lieutenant home on leave from the war in Europe. The two are inseparable in the five precious days he has left before heading back overseas just weeks before Christmas. On their last morning together, Lucille accompanies Gary to the train station, already dreading the long separation ahead. But that would be the least of her worries after her brave lieutenant rushes to help an elderly woman in distress.Lucy finds a strange solace in her namesake’s ink-stained journal. Though seventy years have passed between them, would their stories have the same ending?

Author: Diane Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
438 reviews

Drive Me Crazy (Holland Springs Book 1) by Marquita Valentine

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, comes the first book in her bestselling contemporary romance series. Holland Springs, Book 1He’s her best friend’s older brotherTwenty-four year old Troublemaker Extraordinaire, Melanie Ann Smith, isn’t asking for much out of life: a house without wheels, to travel further than her home state and her best friend’s older brother, Carter Ambrose. Only three things stand in her way: juggling all of her odd jobs, keeping her daddy from gambling away all of their money and getting Carter to see her as a woman.She is the one woman who’s off-limits…NASCAR racer, Carter Ambrose, has finally decided to take his doctor’s advice and find a new occupation before another wreck on the track kills him. Only his doctor hadn’t counted on his little sister’s best friend, Melanie Ann Smith, crashing his weeks of solitude with her short skirts and platform heels. And that’s not the least of his problems. His mother has decided that she wants grandchildren and the only woman that’s good enough for the job-his ex-fiance.Soon Melanie and Carter agree to a temporary relationship. One with benefits that is mutually satisfying in every way, or so each believes. And just when they are ready admit their feelings, family secrets are exposed, threatening Melanie and Carter’s fragile relationship.Will Carter risk it all for love, or will Melanie be left holding the trophy for second place?

Author: Marquita Valentine

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
327 reviews

An Avalon Christmas by Darien Gee

“Darien Gee writes about friendship and family with depth, grace and heart.”
–Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of the novels Violets of March and Blackberry Winter

Welcome to Avalon, IL. Quaint, charming, idyllic. A beautiful small river town that tourists love to visit and residents are proud to call home. Take a stroll down the flower-lined streets bubbling with old-time, classic charm or peek into any of the stores that make the local merchants proud: find a favorite book at the Book Nook, browse the selection of local wares at Avalon Gifts ‘N More, or stop by Madeline’s tea salons for scones and a hot cup of Darjeeling. Avalon is a place that you could stay for a while for no reason other than being there.

But it’s the 4,243 residents that set Avalon apart from everywhere else in the world. Characters of all sorts abound, from the friendly and hospitable innkeeper to the gossipy gal living next door to the crotchety old geezer down the street. A colorful palate of individuals give Avalon its heart, and when push comes to shove, this motley crew shows up for each other as friends, neighbors and family in the least expected ways.

Avalon. Quaint, charming, idyllic. Or is it? Is it truly as perfect as it sounds? This Christmas a secret hides around every corner. Who’s giving away free turkeys to every house in town? What is this mystery homeless man up to when he offers free gift-wrapping in front of the town’s most popular gift shop? Is the annual town fundraiser raffle grand prize (one full year of rent or mortgage paid!) a hoax or the real deal? Can a broken relationship between brothers be healed or can unexpected love bloom between the unlikeliest of couples? What happens when mystery gifts of generosity start showing up around town during the holidays and how do they change the lives of those who need them the most but expect them the least?

Written with heart, wit and humor, An Avalon Christmas is filled with twelve heartwarming stories of hope and cheer that make every day Christmas, bringing laughter and tears to readers this holiday season.

For a glimpse into the town of Avalon and its residents, scroll up and take a look inside.

BONUS: This special ebook edition includes recipes, a reader’s guide, and an excerpt from Gee’s next Avalon title, An Avalon Valentine, available in 2015.

Author: Darien Gee

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
135 reviews

Inspired- A Christian Fiction Anthology by Joy Ohagwu and Alana Terry

JABEZ by Joy Ohagwu“The only stock you’ll ever sell is chik’n stock.”Jabez Patrickson heard those gut-wrenching words dripping with sarcasm from his father at a tender age and knew the odds were strongly stacked against him. Not only will his father not support his goal to become a NY Stockbroker, he would stand against any chance of his succeeding. JB set his heart on his goal. But several odds stood in his way—lack of money, insufficient education, and moral support. Will he make it to the NY Stock Exchange as a stockbroker or will his dream be squashed before it begins? Will Louisville construction worker be the only job ever on his resume? Or with divine intervention, can he surmount the impossible odds to reach his dream?***UNPLANNED by Alana TerryWhen Kennedy Stern’s childhood pastor asks her to volunteer at his new pregnancy center, she carves time out of her rigorous college schedule to promote the cause of the unborn.After receiving a disturbing call from someone far too young to carry a child, Kennedy can no longer blindly hide behind the pro-life platitudes she grew up believing. She resolves to locate the unknown girl but winds up entrenched in a mystery that grows more convoluted as it unfolds.***THE LADY AND THE MOUNTAIN MAN by Misty M. BellerLeah Townsend, a recently orphaned heiress, flees Richmond after discovering her fiancé’s plot to kill her after their wedding. She needs a safe place to hide, and finds herself accepting a newspaper marriage proposal from a God-fearing young rancher in the Montana Territory.But when an accident forces Leah to stay at the ranch for seven more months, can Gideon protect his heart from a love he doesn’t want? Has Leah really escaped the men who seek her life?***CONTINGENCY By Paula WisemanBobbi Molinsky had it all–a successful husband, two great boys and a job she loved– then she opens a stray email from the newest attorney at Chuck’s firm and is blindsided by the discovery of his extramarital affair. An angry confrontation leaves her with the broken remains of their eighteen-year marriage.Guided by their pastor, Chuck commits to do whatever it takes to win Bobbi back, but she is wrestling with much more than his infidelity.***TRUE LOVE AT CHRISTMAS by Juliette Duncan- A world away in Australia, Margaret and Harold plan to spend Christmas in London with their twin daughters, Chloe and Sophie, but when Harold comes home ill from work one day, their plans are thrown into disarray. Their son, Harrison, springs a few surprises on his parents to make the day special, including one they never saw coming! This short Christmas love story will be sure to warm your hearts during the festive season and all year round.***OUT OF A DREAM by Rosemary HinesMichelle Baron should be reveling in her new life in Sandy Cove, Oregon. From the outside, it all looks idyllic. A newlywed settling into a quaint coastal town, her husband establishing himself as a junior partner in a law firm—what more could she want? But a series of disturbing nightmares haunts Michelle. Her quest to understand these dreams leads her to the New World bookstore, and to a spiritual journey that will challenge her Christian heritage and her marriage. ***STEALTHY STEPS by Vikki KestellGemma Keyes is an ordinary, unexceptional young woman with a lackluster life until an overheard conversation ends her budding career—and her loyalty to an old friend puts her very existence in jeopardy.***CALLIE by Sharon SROCKCallie Stillman has done everything she can to bury the memories of a tiny, baby-sized coffin. She lives life one day at a time, basking in the love of a good man and doting on her grandchildren. Until she crosses paths with a little girl who is obviously in trouble–but tries to hide it.

Author: Joy Ohagwu and Alana Terry

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
75 reviews