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Gifts of Love

Love it or hate it, winter is here and Christmas is nearly upon us.  Even if you don't celebrate the holiday, signs of the season are everywhere-- the nip in the air, the scent of evergreens, the cards and gifts, the holiday lights.  (Sadly, my lawn remains quite bare of snow-- I'm pinning my hopes on the Boxing Day forecast.)  People are drawing closer together; students are home on vacation, friends and neighbors are visiting, and families are travelling to be with one another for the holidays.  It's a time to be with the people you love.  Perhaps this is why Christmas romances have such strong appeal.

Who hasn't dreamt of that holiday spirit (helped by a dash of eggnog or mistletoe) working its magic to warm a cold heart?  What greater gift is there, after all, than finding someone share the holidays with-- a new love, or an old love reunited?  There are certainly a lot of big-name romance authors who have been inspired by the season this year.  I've listed New City's latest holiday acquisitions below.  If you're just looking for a fun seasonal read, I'd recommend a glance at last year's list, also ('Tis The Season... for Romance!)-- most of those titles are still in our collection.

Don't forget, New City Library will be closed Friday and Saturday, but we're open today until 9 PM-- there's still time to stock up on your holiday reading!  (There are also a number of holiday titles available on our Digital Download Center, and that never closes.)

I wish all my readers a warm and happy holiday season!

A Countess by Christmas by Annie Burrows (PbkRomance Burrows)
Miracle Baby by Laura Bradford (PbkRomance Bradford)
Midnight Kiss by Robyn Carr, Jean Brashear, Victoria Dahl (PbkRomance Midnight)
Grace: A Christmas Sisters of the Heart Novel by Shelley Shepard Gray (New Fiction Gray)
A Season of Seduction by Jennifer Haymore (PbkRomance Haymore)
Once upon a Holiday by Beverly Jenkins, Adrianne Byrd, & Kimberly Kaye Terry (PbkRomance Once)
Scandal of the Season by Christie Kelley (PbkRomance Kelley)
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas (New Fiction Kleypas)
Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber (PbkRomance Macomber)
Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber (New Fiction Macomber)
Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell (New Fiction Mansell)
His Christmas Pleasure by Cathy Maxwell (PbkRomance Maxwell)
Covert Christmas by Marilyn Pappano, Linda Conrad, & Loreth Anne White (PbkRomance Covert)
Holiday Affair by Lisa Plumley (PbkRomance Plumley)
The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts (New Fiction Roberts)
The Christmas Knight by Michele Sinclair (PbkRomance Sinclair)
Somewhere Along the Way by Jodi Thomas (PbkRomance Thomas)
Her Christmas Hero by Linda Warren (PbkRomance Warren)
The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde (PbkRomance Wilde)
A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods (New Fiction Woods)

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