When Miriam Blum inherits her great-aunt’s Christmas tree farm and becomes part owner, the last thing she plans to do is make the business a priority. After all, she is Jewish and has no interest in celebrating Christmas and absolutely no interest in Noelle Northwood, the grumpy co-owner of the farm. However, once Miriam realizes the farm is at risk of going under, the two realize they have to put aside their differences to save the business. But saving the business requires trust, love, and risking it all—for the chance to make their wildest dreams come true.
2. "All I Want For Christmas" by Maggie Knox
When Sadie and Max are selected as contestants on the famed reality singing show "Starmaker," each thinks they've finally gotten their big Nashville break. But then they're paired up for duet week and stun the world with their romantic onstage chemistry. Only one problem. Sadie and Max can’t stand each other but have to pretend they are in love until the holiday performance. Enemies to lovers, fake dating and a Christmas deadline: it’s everything you could want from a romance book in one!
3. "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe" by Jenny Bayliss
Bookshop owner Elinor Noel has spent her life trying to balance her working-class upbringing with the posh private school she attended on scholarship. When she returns to the old campus in preparation of her friends’ wedding, she falls (quite literally) into the arms of Issac, the head groundskeeper who does not think highly of the schools’ wealthy students, past and present. And as Elinor spends more time with Isaac during the wedding festivities, she finds herself falling hard for the boy she used to consider an enemy and has to decide what sort of life she wants for herself and what sort of love is worth risks.
4. "Kiss Her Once For Me" by Alison Cochrun
In this sapphic holiday romance about a struggling bisexual artist, Ellie Oliver falls for her boss' sister while pretending to be his fiancé over Christmas to alleviate her financial stress and get him his inheritance. Only one problem. Her boss’ sister is a woman that Ellie had a meet-cute with the year before and fell in love in only one night. Now, Ellie must choose between the safety of a fake relationship and the risk of something real.
5. "You’re a Mean One, Matthew Prince" by Timothy Janovsky
Matthew Prince is young, rich and thoroughly spoiled but one misstep and he is shipped off to spend the holidays in his grandparents’ small town. It’s bad enough he’s stuck in some festive winter wonderland—it’s even worse that he has to share space with Hector Martinez, an obnoxiously attractive local who’s unimpressed with anything and everything Matthew does. Just when it looks like the holiday season is bringing nothing but heated squabbles, the charity gala loses its coordinator and Matthew steps in as a saintly act to get home early on good behavior…with Hector as his maddening plus-one. Forced proximity and infectious holiday cheer might be enough to make a lonely Prince’s heart grow three sizes this year.
6. "A Merry Little Meet Cute" by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone
Bee Hobbes has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer casts her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the squeaky-clean Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-friendly direction. Her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, an ex-boy band member in desperate need of career rehab. If Bee and Nolan can’t keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this merry little meet-cute might end up on the cutting room floor.
7. "In the Event of Love" by Courtney Kae
With her career as a Los Angeles event planner imploding after a tabloid blow up, Morgan Ross isn’t headed home for the holidays so much as in strategic retreat. However, her hometown of Fern Falls is built of one heartbreak on top of another. Take her one-time best friend turned crush, Rachel Reed. The memory of their perfect, doomed first kiss is still fresh as new-fallen snow. When Morgan discovers that the Reeds’ struggling tree farm is the only thing standing between Fern Falls and corporate greed destroying the whole town’s livelihood, she decides she can put heartbreak aside to save the farm by planning her best fundraiser yet. But she and Rachel will ABSOLUTELY NOT have a heartwarming holiday happy ending. That would be as unprofessional as it is unlikely. Right?
8. " The Matzah Ball" by Jean Meltzer
Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt is a nice Jewish girl with a secret: she loves Christmas. For a decade she’s hidden her career as a Christmas romance novelist from her family. But when her publisher insists she write a Hanukkah romance, her well of inspiration suddenly runs dry. Desperate not to lose her contract, Rachel’s determined to find her muse at the Matzah Ball, a Jewish music celebration on the last night of Hanukkah, even if it means working with her summer camp archenemy—Jacob Greenberg. Though Rachel and Jacob haven’t seen each other since they were kids, their grudge still glows brighter than a menorah. But as they spend more time together, Rachel finds herself drawn to Hanukkah—and Jacob—in a way she never expected. Maybe this holiday of lights will be the spark she needed to set her heart ablaze.
9. "There’s Something About Merry" by Codi Hall
Merry Winters has the holiday blues. She's spent the last year learning to love herself, and now she's ready to find the right guy. But the pickings are slim in Mistletoe, Idaho, and it’s just her luck that the man who catches her eye is the stoic new foreman at her family’s Christmas tree farm. Single dad Clark Griffin isn't looking for romance, but he wouldn't mind a friend to snuggle with on a cold winter's night. But when Merry turns out to be his blind internet date, his surprise causes him to miss his chance under the mistletoe. Can a little Christmas magic give these two a second chance at a first impression?
10. "The Holiday Trap" by Roan Parrish
Greta Russakoff loves her tight-knit family and tiny Maine hometown, but they can’t seem to understand what it’s like to be a lesbian living in such a small world. Truman Belvedere’s heart is crushed when he learns that his boyfriend has a secret life including a husband and daughter. Enter a mutual friend with a life-altering idea: swap homes for the holidays. For one perfect month, Greta and Truman will have a chance to experience a whole new world and maybe fall in love with the partner of their dreams. But all holidays must come to an end, and eventually these two will have to decide whether the love they each discovered so far from home is worth fighting for.
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