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Christmas In July 2017: Christmas Book Recommendations

Hello Everyone, and Welcome Back to the Preppy Book Princess :)

I'm excited to say that I made it through the last weekend of June, which as I've previously stated on my blog is the busiest work period of the entire year for me, and this year was no exception. I pulled a lot of long days, including a fifteen hour shift one day, but it's all over now, and I'm excited to finally have some time to post a new blog post for all you guys.

It's time once again for Christmas In July, and I find myself extremely jealous of everyone in the USA who gets the Hallmark channel, as they're airing so many amazing sounding movies in the coming weeks.

Since I can't be curling up and watching said movies, I'm going to be reading amazing books instead, and since I'd done a Christmas Book Recommendation post for Christmas In July last year, which you can find here, I thought it would be fun to do another one this year. :)

Christmas On Candy Cane Lane by Sheila Roberts:

My first pick is a book I recently reviewed on my blog here. Christmas On Candy Cane Lane is one of the novels in Sheila Roberts' Life In Icicle Falls series, and it tells the story of three women who don't seem to have much in common aside from a common street address. However, circumstances arrive that will bring these three women together in ways they never expected, and this novel is once again an indication of why Sheila Roberts' is becoming one of my new favorite authors. 

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber:

I couldn't include a Christmas book recommendation post without mentioning a book by my all time favorite author Debbie Macomber. The Twelve Days Of Christmas was her holiday release for 2016, and tells the story of a woman who's competing for a marketing job, and needs to come up with a way to entice the company to hire her. Inspiration comes from an unexpected source when she has a run in with her neighbor, Mr. Scrooge, and she soon decides to begin a quest to get him into the holiday spirit by showing him nothing but kindness, and chronicling all about her progress on her new blog. However, she doesn't expect to find herself falling for her once scrooge like neighbor, and she's soon left worrying what will happen when he finds out her true reason for beginning a friendship with him in the first place. 

Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn:

Robin Jones Gunn has been an all time favorite author of mine for quite a few years, and honestly, this Christmas series by her is probably my favorite of all of her books. Finding Father Christmas tells the story of a young lady named Miranda, who has no one left in the world after her mother's sudden passing. However, when clearing out her mother's things, she discovers clues that indicate she might have more family out there that she's never known about. Trusting God's direction, she takes off for England to research her clues, and soon finds herself part of an amazing community, and smitten with a local man named Ian. There's more to her story than she ever could have expected though, and soon she's left wondering how on earth she can explain who she really is without ripping apart a family she's come to know and love. I seriously loved this book guys, and it's two sequels. I also thought the Hallmark channel did an amazing job of adapting it last year, and I can't wait to watch Engaging Father Christmas this coming holiday season. 

Bah, Humbug by Heather Horrocks:

Bah, Humbug was my first experience with a novel by Heather Horrocks, but I completely loved it. This quirky holiday contemporary romance tells the story of Lexi Anderson, a Martha Stewart type TV personality who's looking forward to filming episodes for her show from her holiday ready home. However, she's not prepared for her next door neighbor to throw a huge wrench in her plans, or for the fact that said obnoxious neighbor is none other than her children's favorite author. Magic and miracles can happen when we least expect it, and this is soon something that Lexi is about to discover. I was really surprised with how much I ended up loving this one, and I highly recommend it. 

The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase:

The Christmas Cottage is a novel that I happened to stumble upon at the library one day, and I'm so glad it did. This holiday romance by one of my faves Samantha Chase tells the story of a beautiful legend; a legend of a cottage that whoever spends the night there together shall have everlasting love. Lacey doesn't believe in this silly legend; and her only task is decorating the cottage for her best friend Ava's wedding night, who conveniently does believe in the legend. Lacey didn't plan on Ethan however, and soon the bride-to-be's brother has her wondering if the legend and fairy tales may just come true. This is another one that I'm so excited to see how Hallmark adapts for this Christmas season. I can't wait guys!

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas:

Lastly, I want to mention Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas. This touching holiday story is about a little girl named Holly, who hasn't spoken since she lost her beloved mother in a devastating accident. Her uncle does everything he can for her, but doesn't truly knows how to heal this beautiful little girl. A chance encounter with a magical toy shop, and it's beautiful owner will change circumstances for them all, and this is another beloved holiday story that I can't recommend enough, or it's lovely movie from the Hallmark channel.

And there you have it guys! If you're looking for a new holiday themed read, I'd recommend giving any of these a try, and I thank you so much for reading.

I'll be taking a couple of days off from my blog, as my hubby and I are taking a much needed few days getaway, but I will be hopefully posting on my instagram @preppybookqueen, and I will hopefully be back with some more posts for you guys in the near future!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. The pictures do not belong to me, and all rights to the respective owners. 


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