Weekly Book List: Week 50 (Set During Christmas)

The Gift / Cecelia Ahern

Despite job stress and a crumbling home life, workaholic businessman Lou Suffern gives Gabe, a homeless man, a job in his company’s mail room; but the mysterious Gabe seems be in two places at once and he’s meddling in Lou’s private affairs. (FIC AHERN)


Yours, Mine and Ours / Mary Janice Davidson

It is Christmas season, a holiday Cadence adores. Her relationship with Patrick has been progressing nicely,and they are beginning to wonder if it might be time to bring their relationship to the next level, unprecedented in Cadence’s life. As if the high drama of the Secret Santa drawing wasn’t enough, there is a new BOFFO employee, Emma Jan Thyme, whose reputation precedes her. (FIC DAVIDSON)

A Winter Dream / Richard Paul Evans

A holiday tale inspired by the biblical story of Joseph follows the modern story of Joe, who after being forced out of the family business by jealous siblings becomes the chief advisor to the CEO of another company and his own family’s savior in the face of a troubled economy. (FIC EVANS)


A Week in December / Sebastian Faulks

A novel set in 2007 London follows seven diverse characters, exploring the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life and culminating in a climax where each character is forced to confront the true nature of the world they inhabit. (FIC FAULKS)


Comfort & Joy / Kristin Hannah

Recently divorced and having no family of her own, Joy Candellaro is beginning to dream of a new life with widower Daniel O’Shea and his son, Bobby, until a fateful Christmas Eve forces her to make a painful choice. (FIC HANNAH)


Winter Stroll / Elin Hilderbrand

While preparing for Christmas at the Winter Street Inn, Kelley Quinn and his family find the holiday season thrown into chaos when three of their exes show up. (FIC HILDERBRAND)


Christmas on 4th Street / Susan Mallery

After Nicole Perkins opens her store, The Christmas Attic, in Fool’s Gold, California, business is booming. When recuperating army doctor Gabriel Boylan offers to help out during the holiday rush, she discovers his memories of Christmas past contain moresour grapes than sugarplums. Are the red-hot mistletoe kisses they can’t stop sharing just a distraction for him– or is true love just waiting to be unwrapped? (FIC MALLERY)

An Irish County Christmas / Patrick Taylor

Disappointed to learn that his sweetheart will not be joining him for a first holiday season in a rural Irish community, doctor Barry Laverty busies himself by caring for his patients and struggling to outmaneuver the manipulations of a newly arrived quack physician. (FIC TAYLOR)


The Christmas Secret / Donna VanLiere

Working long hours to make ends meet while struggling to protect her children from their manipulative father, Christine Eisley saves the life of an elderly department-store employee and sets in motion a series of events that leads her to a new relationship. (FIC VANLIERE)


Lakeshore Christmas / Susan Wiggs 

Prim librarian Maureen Davenport lives for Christmas–and there’s nothing more magical than Christmas on Willow Lake. Finally getting her chance to direct Avalon’s annual holiday pageant, she’s determined to make it truly spectacular. But it might just require one of those Christmas miracles she’s always read about if her co-director– recovering former child star Eddie Haven–has his way. Is he trying to sabotage the performance to spite her? Or is she trying too hard to fit the show into her storybook-perfect notion of Christmas? (FIC WIGGS)

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