Friday, 20 November 2015

What I love about Christmas Books

By Jenny Blake

With Christmas coming I love to read Christmas books and novella, so far I haven’t been up to reading much this year but over the years I have read many. I love reading about a white Christmas and reading about customs of other lands.

I love the novellas because they are an easy read at this time of year and uplifting. Many years ago Barbour books brought out four novellas in a book use to have four each year with two being historical and two being contemporary.

In the past year or so, with more authors becoming hybrid authors or indie authors there are more books out. Last year there were several who combined to do a Christmas collections with one novella a week at the cost of $.99. I loved these stories and look forward to reading more this year.

A couple years ago I was in America and got to meet some author and readers at a weekend get together. Two of these Janet Tronstad and Jillian Hart had combined to write two Historical mail order bride books and were combining for a third book. This book I was so excited to hear while there was to be dedicated me and they even had the train conductor called Mr Blake.  For a reader this is extremely exciting.


How about you do you enjoy Christmas books? Do you like reading about Christmas in other places? 

6 comments:

  1. I have mixed feelings about Christmas novels, because so many of them are set in the foreign cold of a Northern Hemisphere winter. Yes, I lived in London so have my own memories of winter Christmases and there is something special about them, but some days I'd like to read something featuring a summer Christmas.

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    1. Maybe its a challenge for some of the Aussies to put together a Christmas novella boxset.
      I love reading about the snow etc. I think I just love Christmas I also prefer some of the historical Christmas stories.

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  2. I love Christmas books and read them copiously around November-December. I love the way people incorporate Christmas as a special occasion even if they don't consider it overtly religious. Christian Christmas books add that depth of spirituality that is wonderful.

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    1. I agree Malvina. I often start in Sept or Oct but so far haven't read much. But have some to read and I need to. I just tire so easy at present that reading is hard.

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  3. Jenny, great post! I love reading heartwarming Christmas romance stories and I'm about to start reading Marion Ueckermann's Christmas novella, Poles Apart, set in Lapland. I have a fascination with the whole concept of a white Christmas, and I'm looking forward to reading Operation White Christmas by Nicki Edwards that's releasing next month.

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    1. Reading a book set in Lapland would be interesting for Christmas.

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