Get into the Christmas spirit with several new holiday books.
New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander tells the story of a widow determined to win a prince's heart with an old-fashioned English Christmas in "What Happens at Christmas."
Camille and her two sisters were raised to marry well and not for love. Camille's elderly husband has since passed on and she has set her sights on the charming Nikolai, who claims to be a prince from a small country traveling incognito.
Camille wants to give him a perfect English Christmas, and her family is less-than-perfect. Since her mother and youngest sister are away traveling abroad, she gets the idea to hire actors to play her family to impress Nikolai.
But her plan has a problem when Grayson swans back into her life the man who once broke her heart. As he joins in as a long-lost cousin, will her Christmas fall apart or be one to remember?
This is a funny story of mistaken identity and second chances at love with plenty of witty, memorable characters.
And the romance is hot enough to melt cold winter hearts.
"What Happens at Christmas" is published by Kensington. It is $16.95 and 395 pages long.
* * *
A woman and her friends are looking for love during the holidays in "Together for Christmas" by Lisa Plumley.
Kristen's quiet holiday takes a hit when her popstar sister, Heather, comes to town to film a holiday special. Not only is the papparizzi driving everyone crazy, but now an efficency agent has come to town to try to speed up Heather's show, and Heather wants Kristen to occupy him. Kristen doesn't see that as a bad thing when Casey shows up - he's charming and good looking.
And while Kristen's always been good with casual relationships, could this be one that will be forever?
Meanwhile, Heather's trying to get to know a set carpenter on her shoot, which is slowing everything down as she devises new ways to talk to him. And Kristen's friends, Talia and Walden, while trying to help distract the papparazzi may have stumbled into a relationship all of their own.
This is a warm story about a small town turned upside down with "fame" and plenty of hot romances.
"Together for Christmas" is published by Zebra Books. It is $6.99 and 384 pages long.
* * *
You can get extra holiday spirit with two new anthology books that offer short stories from several bestselling authors.
First is "A Winter Wonderland" with stories from New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels, Holly Chamberlin, Leslie Meier and Kristina McMorris.
"A Winter Wonderland" by Michaels, "The Joy of Christmas" by Chamberlin, "The Christmas Thief" by Meier and "The Christmas Collector" by McMorris all bring hot romance this holiday season.
Then there's "Mischief and Mistletoe" with stories by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Patricia Rice, Nicola Cornick, Cara Elliott, Anne Gracie and Susan King.
These stories are all more of historical romance with a Christmas bent. There's "She Stoops to Wenchdom" by Putney, "Miss Brockhurst's Christmas Campaign" by Beverley, "Intrigue and Mistletoe" by Bourne, "Wench in Wonderland" by Rice, "On a Wicked Winter's Night" by Cornick, "Weathering the Storm" by Elliott, "The Mistletoe Bride" by Gracie and "A Wilder Wench" by King.
So whether you like a Victorian England romance or a more modern one, there's a holiday story for you in these two anthologies.
"A Winter Wonderland" is published by Zebra. It is $7.99 and 471 pages long.
"Mischief and Mistletoe" is published by Zebra. It is $15 and 325 pages long.