Whether you are in your favorite chair, alone by the fire, or snuggled up with the kids, it is that time of year. When it's cold outside there is nothing better than getting cozy with a book in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. These books are sure to settle your holiday stress and warm your heart this season. Here you'll find a little something for all members of the family, and maybe even an idea for a gift or two.

My True Love Gave to Me

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories.

If you or your teenager love authors like Holly Black, Liani Taylor, David Levithan, or Rainbow Rowell, then this is the collection for you! Twelve popular young adult writers, some famous for their fantasy worlds, others for their tales of young love, have come together here with holiday-themed romances following relationships that blossom during Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice and Kwanzaa. 

There's a story here for everyone so curl up, stay indoors, and fall in love this season!

 

An Otis Christmas

An Otis Christmas by Loren Long.

One of our favorite discoveries when our boys were toddlers was Otis! In the tradition of The Little Blue Truck, Otis is the most loving tractor on the farm. Now, it's Christmas Eve and a new foal is ready to be born, but complications require a doctor. Otis the tractor must race through snowy, treacherous woods to bring back Doc Baker before it is too late. 

With beautiful illustrations, this story of friendship and Christmas miracles is sure to become a tradition at your house, just as it is at ours!

 

Spirit of Steamboat

Spirit of Steamboat: a Walt Longmire story by Craig Johnson.

As sheriff Walt Longmire sits in his office reading A Christmas Carol he encounters a "ghost" from his own past, a scarred young woman seeking answers from many years ago. Soon they are all taken back to Christmas Eve, 1988, when three people died in a terrible crash and a young girl had the slimmest chance of survival; when a record-breaking blizzard was underway; and when a young Longmire first became sheriff.

This holiday entry in Craig Johnson's mystery series, the inspiration for the hit television show, is a tale of redemption ... "a question of what you have to do, what you have to live with if you don't."
 

Trimmed with Murder

Trimmed with Murder by Sally Goldenbaum.

In this installment of the Seaside Knitters mystery series we find Izzy Chambers Perry trying desperately to keep her brother, Charlie, out of jail, while prepping for the first annual tree-trimming contest. When a body lands itself under one of the trees, Charlie finds himself accused and the knitters of Sea Harbor ban together to uncover the truth. As they puzzle through Charlie's past, will they be able to restore the joy of the season while knitting their Christmas ornaments and uncovering dangerous secrets?

Have fun celebrating the holiday with this crowd, and also find included a sailboat ornament knitting pattern and a recipe!

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