Tuesday 2 December 2014

Free Festive Reads

Last year, I compiled a list of free festive reads from Amazon and, as there is still little greater than a festive read - and one that doesn't cost a penny - I thought I'd do the same this year!

Please note: the books were free at the time of posting but please check the price before you click buy!

Also, some of the books from last year's list are still free so it's worth checking out! (You can view last year's post here)

A Beginner's Guide To Christmas
by Jennifer Joyce
(yep, that's me. I'm being cheeky - again - and going first)

Ruth usually spends Christmas curled up on her parents’ sofa, watching feel-good movies whilst being fed festive food and drink until she can no longer move. But Ruth’s perfect Christmas is shattered when her mum receives a DIY-induced injury and Ruth is forced to take over the preparations.

Shopping. Cooking. A house full of hyped-up kids.

Christmas may no longer be the most wonderful time of the year.

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Another Cup of Christmas
by Jenny Kane
Five years ago the staff of Pickwicks cafe in Richmond were thrown into turmoil when their cook and part-owner, Scott was involved in an accident. With help from his wife, friends and the staff at the local hospital, he bounced back.

Now Pickwicks is preparing to host a special Christmas fundraiser to thank the hospital. Pickwicks waitress Megan and Nick, the ward’s administrator are put in charge to organise the whole thing. Megan and Nick’s emails start out as harmless practicality but soon turn flirtatious ... Can you actually fall for someone you’ve never met?

As the fundraiser draws closer, Megan finds out that Nick is bringing someone, did she imagine the whole thing...
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All I Want For Christmas
by Claudia Carroll
Christmas with the one you love. It’s going to be perfect … isn’t it?
Three couples. Three Christmases. One perfect day!
In three days Lucy and Andrew will to fly to Mexico for their beautiful wedding. What’s a twenty-year age gap when you’re this in love? Christmas dinner feels like the perfect occasion to introduce the two families to each other. What could possibly go wrong?
Workaholic Jo Hargreaves spends most of her Christmas day wondering where her unreliable new husband is.
Dawn and Kirk spend hours slaving over a mung-bean based vegan festive lunch - but Dawn’s mum is struggling to keep her true feeling to herself.
Can these three couples manage the magical Christmas they’ve been dreaming of?
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Driving Home For Christmas
by Emma Hannigan

Christmas at Huntersbrook House has always been a family tradition - log fires, long walks through the snowy fields and evenings spent in the local pub. And this year the three grown-up Craig children are looking forward to the holidays more than ever. Pippa to escape her partying lifestyle and mounting debts in Dublin; Joey the demands of his gorgeous girlfriend who seems intent on coming between him and his family; and Lainey to forget about her controlling ex and his recent engagement to another woman.

But with the family livery yard in financial trouble, this Christmas could be the Craig family's last at Huntersbrook as they face the prospect of selling the ancestral house.

As the holiday season gets underway, the family need to come up with a way to save their home, and face the problems they've been running away from in Dublin. And what better place to figure things out than around the fire at Huntersbrook House?
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Bah, Humbug
by Heather Horrocks
BAH, HUMBUG! (A Romantic Comedy Christmas Novella)

Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller.

For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer’s block--until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes it’s the perfect solution to his plot problem. He digs in and discovers two things: one, his villain’s weapon will fit inside a snowman's body, and two, this particular snowman was supposed to be the backdrop for Lexi’s next show.

From this improbable beginning comes friendship, but can there be a happy ending for a woman who is afraid to get close again and a man who has shadows from his childhood?

Families join together and hearts are healed as this couple goes walking in a winter wonderland.
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Next Christmas Will Be Different
by Pauline Barclay
A 20 minute festive read! When the O’Reilly family gather for the festive season it is a time for catching up, eating too much and making promises, but can the promises be kept?

NOTE!! This 20 minute read includes five chapters from each of the four published books by Pauline Barclay.
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Mistletoe & Memories
by Matilda Maxwell
Christmas is Eden's favourite holiday, until Declan Fox reappears in her life to put a dampener on her festive spirit. The boy who made her school years a misery isn't the boy he used to be, though. Matured and working as a mechanic, Eden starts to see a side to him she never knew was there.

While Declan used to find any excuse to torment Eden, now he uses any excuse he can to talk to her, at least, until an unexpected sleepover takes them both by surprise. As Declan cuts off all contact, Eden is convinced his sudden desire to get close to her was another of his childish pranks.

Suddenly, the most wonderful time of the year turns into a time of self-doubt that no amount of mince pies and feel-good Christmas movies can fix. However, when Declan shows up under the mistletoe, Eden has a big decision to make. With him blowing hot and cold, can she really trust that he's grown up and changed, or will the memories of the past keep her from having a chance with the one guy she could never forget?

Mistletoe & Memories is a New Adult Contemporary Romance novella.
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1 comment:

  1. Ah, you are a (Christmas) star for including both US and UK links! I didn't have the Pauline Barclay story in my Christmas collection, but it's safely there now. Thanks! Love the festive blog makeover, too. ��


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