It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the most wonderful post of the month!
Can life get any better?!
I hope you enjoy my book reviews. I love reading and sharing my favorite things with you, so this is right up my alley! Have you read anything good lately? I’d love to hear your favorite titles in the comments!
Let’s get started!
So I’ve actually read this book (and the next 2) before, but since Book 4 in the Winter Street series came out this fall, I figured I would reread the first three to get in the spirit. Elin Hilderbrand is one of my favorite authors, and this series is my favorite read from her. All of Hilderbrand’s books take place on Nantucket, and there is nothing more quaint than a Nantucket Christmas. This book follows the stories of the Quinn family, a quirky fun-loving family struck by tragedy. It’s classic Christmas lit, sweet and cozy, slightly sassy with a little scandal. It will hook you from page one! If you’re interested in light-hearted Christmas books, this series is sure to live up to its rep!
In book 2, Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. Though the year has brought tragedy, the Quinns have much to celebrate.
The third installment of Winter Street, Winter Storms draws the story to a close – or so readers thought! I can’t wait to check back in at the Winter Street Inn with the Quinn family and see what all has happened. This book is a celebration of everything we love–and some of the things we endure–about the holidays.
And for next month…
Finally! I can’t wait to read this one!
I actually saw the movie on Hallmark before reading the book. This book is a classic Hallmark Christmas movie read. You know exactly how it will end on page one, but you still want to read it anyway. It’s just one of those you can curl up and read in front of a fire all cozy like. Amazon says,”Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.”
Comfort & Joy has been on my Amazon wish list since last Christmas. I love Kristin Hannah (The Nightingale – amazing story!) so much that I couldn’t wait to read this Christmas novel. Amazon says, “Joy Candellaro once loved Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she is at a crossroads in her life; recently divorced and alone, she can’t summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When an unexpected detour takes her deep into the woods of the Olympic rainforest, Joy makes a bold decision to leave her ordinary life behind—to just walk away—and thus begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined.” Such a sweet Christmas story!
This was my only non-Christmas read this month. We all know I have a major problem with depression and anxiety. I downloaded this one as my first Audible purchase. I love Max Lucado, and this book did not disappoint. Max writes, “The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious.” He knows what it feels like to be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated to helping millions of readers take back control of their minds and, as a result, their lives.