Nothing beats snuggling up to a warm cosy fire with a Christmas book in hand. Here we choose some of our favourite festive books for you to melt into.
Now is the time to turn off the TV and snuggle up to a cosy fire as you browse through the gift that can be opened again and again. We’ve put together what we think are the best books to snuggle up to at Christmas time.
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Christmas on the Home Front by Annie Clarke
It’s October 1942: As Christmas approaches, the evacuees decide a pantomime is just what Massingham needs. Viola, who is enjoying her life away from the factory hopes that her romance with Ralph will have a happy ending. Fran receives an unexpected arrival which turns her world upside down and Beth is starting to feel as though she’s regaining control of her life after her husband’s shock confession.
We thought: “Christmas on the Home Front by Annie Clarke highlights the strength of women during some of the most difficult times. The book is gripping and has an authentic-feeling. The perfect book to snuggle up with on a winters evening.”
Christmas on the Home Front by Annie Clarke £6.99 BUY HERE
A Christmas Wedding by Fiona Ford
Romance, family secrets and wedding bells, this captivating wartime tale follows Dot Hanson as her wildest dream comes true – working in Liberty’s department store and fall in love with the store’s manager, her childhood sweetheart Edwin Button. In spite of all of this Dot lives in the shadow of a terrible secret.
We thought: “A Christmas Wedding by Fiona Ford is one book you won’t want to put down. War is still on and Dot is awaiting her dream to marry Edwin. With many twists and secrets, Fiona Ford has written a beautiful and romantic book which will hit you emotionally.”
A Christmas Wedding by Fiona Ford £6.55 BUY HERE
A Christmas Wish for the Shipyard Girls by Nancy Revell
As Christmas approaches in 1943, Sunderland, Helen, Bel and Polly all hope for a little magic. The ninth novel in the bestselling Shipyard Girls series follows Helen as she struggles to tell Dr Parker her true feelings, Bel who can’t ignore her one burning desire and Polly who is pregnant and hopes for Tommy to soon return from the front line.
We thought: “A Christmas Wish for the Shipyard Girls by Nancy Revell is once again a massive hit! A heartfelt story packed full of passion, Nancy brings the three girls alive, with twists and turns throughout. We really didn’t want this book to end although we wanted to find out if Bel was finally granted her Christmas wish, which, spoiler alert! she does.
A Christmas Wish for the Shipyard Girls by Nancy Revell £7.99 BUY HERE
Under the Mistletoe by Katie Flynn
The second novel in the heart-warming series from author Katie Flynn – Under the Mistletoe see’s Jessica Wilson and her friend Ruby seize the opportunity to leave behind the orphanage they grew up in when war comes to Britain. For the first time, they experience real independence and Jessica meets the handsome Tom, but a chance encounter with a friend she learns not everything is as it seems.
We thought: “We adored this poignant war-romance, Katie Flynn bring Jessica Wilson to life in Under the Mistletoe. A real page turner, the novel is packed full of romance, drama and a desire to find her family with the help of Tom who wants to give Jess her Happy Ever After.”
Under the Mistletoe by Katie Flynn £7.99 BUY HERE
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Milly Johnson
Deep in the Yorkshire Moors nestles a tiny hamlet, with a pub at its heart. As the snow falls, the inn will become an unexpected haven for six people forced to seek shelter there, could love be rekindled in one couple and will another find everything and more…
We thought: “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Milly Johnson is filled with humour and characters which you’ll fall in love with. The perfect Christmas read, the story is filled with love, laughter and unexpected romances. This really is the feel good treat of the year and the best way to read – along side a hot chocolate.”
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Milly Johnson £8.99 BUY HERE
We can’t wait to snuggle up and start to read these over again!