How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow

How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow

How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow puts a Jewish twist on the classic Christmas enemies-to-lovers story. With dog walking, fossils, and a relatable main character navigating her first year of university, this one has so much to love. Fans of Hallmark movies will not want to miss this entertaining holiday read. Continue reading

Review: The Christmas Clash, Suzanne Park

Review: The Christmas Clash, Suzanne Park

The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park is a Christmas rom-com that combines a family rivalry with a fight to save the local mall, all set during the holiday season. I loved the social themes the author tackles, including the importance of malls, although I would have liked to see even more Christmassy elements in the plot. This is a great book for younger YA readers looking for a more casual holiday read. Continue reading

Review: Tessa & Weston: The Best Christmas Ever

Review: Tessa & Weston: The Best Christmas Ever

Tessa & Weston: The Best Christmas Ever by Abbie Emmons is a charming Christmas story highlighting family and forgiveness. This one takes place shortly after the events of 100 Days of Sunlight, and I enjoyed getting back into the story with its lovable main characters.  As a holiday romance, this one promises plenty of winter fun, and I loved all the festive activities throughout the book. This is the perfect book to curl up with over the holidays. Continue reading

Always in December by Emily Stone

Always in December by Emily Stone

Always in December by Emily Stone is an emotional story that explores grief and love. While on the surface, this book seems like it is going to have some happy moments, it is definitely one that contains a lot of sadness. I was hoping that the romance would be a little more heartwarming and uplifting, but this one has a very heavy theme that is at times very hard to read. For those hoping for a Christmas romance, this one might not be the holiday book you were hoping for. Continue reading

The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews

The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews

The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews is a sweet story that will put you into the spirit of the holidays. This small town Christmas read has an enjoyable cast of characters and a mystery to solve. It is a perfect read for those who enjoy a short story with a Christmas theme. Continue reading