Two dogs looking out a window under a wreath.

Holiday Romance

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Wreck the Halls by Tessa Bailey
Melody Gallard may be the daughter of music royalty, but her world is far from glamorous. She spends her days restoring old books and avoiding the limelight. (One awkward tabloid photo was enough, thanks). But when a producer offers her a lot of money to reunite her mother's band on live TV, Mel begins to wonder if it's time to rattle the cage, shake up her quiet life... and see him again. 

The Holiday Mix-Up by Ginny Baird
Lonely-hearted waitress Katie Smith has nowhere to go for Christmas, and a huge crush on her gorgeous diner patron Juan Martinez. So, when Juan asks Katie to pose as his girlfriend for holiday festivities at his family's winery, Katie leaps at the chance...that is, until an accident lands Juan in a coma right after giving his folks the "news."

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Jenny Bayliss
When it comes to relationships, 34-year-old Kate Turner is ready to say, "Bah, humbug." But then her best friend signs her up for a dating agency that promises to help singles find love before the holidays. Twenty-three days until Christmas, 12 dates with 12 different men, the odds must finally be in her favor . . . right?

Kiss Her Once For Me by Alison Cochrun
Enjoy a festive romantic comedy about a woman who fakes an engagement with her landlord…only to fall for his sister.

A Wish for Christmas by Courtney Cole
A couple in a troubled marriage make a wish on a magic snow globe that they'd never met and wake up the next morning living separate lives until a chance Christmas encounter brings them back together.

It’s a Fabulous Life by Kelly Farmer
This sapphic retelling of It’s a Wonderful Life will make the yuletide gay.

One Christmas Morning by Rachel Greenlaw
Eva has spent the past three years burying herself in her work, trying to forget the heartbreaking events of the Christmas that ripped her world apart.  When Eva – overwhelmed by bittersweet memories – tries to sneak back to London in the middle of the night, she is visited by the ghost of her beloved grandmother. Gran tells Eva that if she doesn’t face her fears head-on and stop shutting out her loved ones, she risks losing them all forever.

Season of Love by Helena Greer
Artist Miriam Blum’s beloved and eccentric great-aunt has just died leaving her part-owner of the only Jewish-owned Christmas tree farm in the country. Facing the family Miriam abandoned terrifies her. But facing the farm's unbelievably sexy zaftig manager is another complication entirely.

A Christmas to Remember by Beverly Jenkins
Ever since Bernadine Brown bought the town of Henry Adams, her relationship with diner owner Malachi "Mal" July has had its share of ups and downs. But now they're finally ready to say "I do." As wedding preparations go into full swing, and families both local and extended begin to gather for the festivities, that long-awaited walk down the aisle hits a speed bump that may derail everything.

All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox
When Sadie and Max are selected as contestants on the famed reality singing show Starmaker, each thinks they've finally gotten their big Nashville break. They stun the world with their romantic onstage chemistry, but can’t stand each other off screen. Can they fake a relationship to win the competition?

The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer
Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt is a nice Jewish girl with a shameful secret: she loves Christmas. For a decade she's hidden her career as a Christmas romance novelist from her family. Her talent has made her a bestseller even as her chronic illness has always kept the kind of love she writes about out of reach. But, when her diversity-conscious publisher insists she write a Hanukkah romance, her well of inspiration suddenly runs dry. Desperate not to lose her contract, Rachel's determined to find her muse at the Matzah Ball, a Jewish music celebration on the last night of Hanukkah.

The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish
This is a charming, hilarious and heartwarming LGBTQIA+ romcom about two separate couples finding love over the holidays.

The Twelve Months of Christmas by Sheila Roberts
Sunny, Arianna and Molly are having three very different but equally terrible Christmases. Sunny is a newlywed with two new stepkids who want nothing to do with her; Arianna is newly divorced and hates having to send her daughter off to spend the holiday with her dad; for Molly, nothing is new, but her job at the post office is getting very, very old. Three women face three terrible Christmases. Can they finally perfect the holiday by celebrating every month?

The Christmas Swap by Talia Samuels
Margot Murray, a marketing executive in London, agrees to her client Ben Gibson's offer to pose as a fake couple and spend the Christmas holiday with him and his family at their manor. Margot won't have to be alone on Christmas after a recent breakup with her girlfriend, while Ben won't have to answer a flurry of questions from his family about his love life. The plan hits a snag when Ellie, Ben's sister, becomes suspicious of Margot's intentions. Then Ellie finds out that Margot is also a lesbian and expresses her attraction to her, leading to midnight rendezvous between the two women.

Unleashed Holiday by Victoria Schade
When an old rival reappears right before the holidays, a professional dog trainer must decide if the melting frost between them can make up for their ruff past.

A Winter In New York by Josie Silver
Trying to leave behind in London the grief over her mother's death, thirtysomething chef Iris heads to New York City for a fresh start. Growing up, she'd spent hours watching movies set in New York with her mother while eating her secret-recipe gelato. At a festival in New York's Little Italy, Iris encounters Belotti's Gelateria and realizes that it's the origin of her mother's special gelato.

Christmas at the Shelter Inn by RaeAnne Thayne
Digital nomad Natalie Shepherd returns home to Shelter Springs, Idaho, as infrequently as possible, distancing herself from the memories of her mother’s and brother’s deaths and her father’s subsequent abandonment. Then her pregnant sister, McKenna, who still lives in town, is ordered onto bed rest and Natalie drops everything to be at her side. She gets into a car accident on her way back into town – and Griffin Taylor, her late brother’s dreamy best friend, is the one who comes to tow her car.

Audience: Adult Seniors
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