The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

The Christmas Pact was a short, sweet romance with a lot of Christmas decorations in the background. On the surface, it’s a fun story. The couple meet after occasionally, accidentally receiving each other’s work e-mails. Riley Kennedy and Kennedy Riley – you can see how that might get confusing. Riley …

Grievance in Gingerbread Alley by Leighann Dobbs

Grievance in Gingerbread Alley is the second of the Christmas Village Cozies. They’re both quick fun reads and I read this one right after the first. Gus is on vacation in Christmas Village, playing jazz piano at the North Pole Lounge. She knows Christmas Village can’t be as perfect and …

Cadaver on Candy Cane Lane by Leighann Dobbs

Cadaver on Candy Cane Lane is a fun, quirky mystery novella. Christmas Village is Christmas village. It’s where elves make toys, a pear tree grows in the middle of winter, swans swim in the lake, and reindeer talk. A lot of the activities are for tourists, tourism is big business …

The Ghost of Christmas Past by Angie Fox

Small confession: I have the first of the Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries on my Kindle, but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Then I saw this “between the books” holiday story and decided it was a perfect way to get a taste of the series. The Ghost of Christmas …

Christmas at the Chateau by Lorraine Wilson (with giveaway)

I love Poppy. She’s an artist who has followed her dream to France, has adorable puppies and is in love with the perfect man. Christmas at the Chateau is a sweet romance, perfect for holiday reading. It’s short, but the characters are charming and kind. The treasure hunt was cute …

Murder in High Places by Helen Marchmont

I’ve been enjoying the Bunburry novellas, but I really think for Murder in High Places it’s helpful if you’ve read a couple of the earlier ones. We finally meet Oscar! He comes down to visit, drawn by a party. To understand how kind of awesome that is, you need to …