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2011 Christmas Books Roundup

Christmas Books

2011 Christmas Books Roundup

To celebrate the Christmas season, we at have compiled a list of heartwarming, hopeful and inspirational books for you to enjoy or share with others. Our featured titles include stories of romance, mystery, friendship, family and love, as well as guides to help you keep your faith focused during the hectic and sometimes shallow commotion of Christmas. We hope these books will bring peace, renewal and joy to you and your loved ones during this special season.

The Captain’s Christmas Family by Deborah Hale - Historical Romance

When Captain Gideon Radcliffe inherits the entailed estate of Knightley Park, he gets more than he expected in the shape of his late cousin’s two orphaned young daughters and their fiercely protective governess. But  soon the governess’s unwavering faith, and the children’s Christmas cheer, convince him he’s found a safe harbor at last.

Celebrating Advent: Family Devotions and Activities for the Christmas Season by Ann Hibbard - Devotional

In our consumer culture, it can be difficult to help our kids understand the true meaning of the Christmas season. In CELEBRATING ADVENT, author Ann Hibbard has created a way for parents to set aside a daily time during Advent to talk with their kids about the spiritual meaning the season holds.

Celebrating Christmas with Jesus: An Advent Devotional by Max Lucado - Devotional

Every Christmas, Christians all over the world celebrate the Advent season, recognizing the love, hope, joy and peace that is found only in Jesus Christ. Through this 30-day devotional, Max Lucado brings to light the many events in the life of Christ from birth to ascension that demonstrate His omnipotence and the gift that God has given each one of us to enjoy during this Christmas season.

The Christmas Note by Donna VanLiere - Fiction

When military wife Gretchen Daniels and her two children move closer to her mother, she meets Melissa, her unfriendly neighbor. At this initial encounter, the two women could never guess how their lives will intertwine and change during the course of this heartwarming and endearing story.

The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson - Fiction

A strange woman with scraggly hair and jewelry that jangles as she walks, Matilda Honeycutt keeps busy stocking and arranging her new shop on the town's quaint and lovely Main Street. When rumors start to fly about what might be going on behind the papered-up windows and the locked door, the image-conscious residents start looking for a way to get this woman and her wares out of their town before Christmas.

Christmas in Sugarcreek: A Christmas Seasons of Sugarcreek Novel by Shelley Shepard Gray - Romance

Judith Graber has always been the obedient daughter. Over the years, she’s watched her younger siblings, helped around the house, and worked in her family’s store during her spare time. Judith feels overworked, overlooked and underappreciated this holiday season. But everything changes when her father hires Ben Knox.

The Christmas Singing: A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country by Cindy Woodsmall - Romance

Mattie thought her childhood sweetheart adored her until he abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Three years later, will learning the truth behind his rejection restore her Christmas joy --- or open the door to even deeper heartbreak?

Christmas Stories: Heartwarming Classics of Angels, a Manger, and the Birth of Hope by Max Lucado - Fiction/Short Stories

In this collection of Max Lucado’s favorite Christmas stories and reflections, you’ll be whisked away to the heavenly battle between angels and demons preceding Christ’s birth. You’ll travel to a small Texas town where a missing baby Jesus from a manger scene sets a modern-day miracle in motion. And you’ll witness the story of Madeline, a prodigal girl who thinks she’s lost everything until her father gives everything to bring her home one Christmas.

The Christmas Witness by Susan Sleeman - Romantic Suspense

When a criminal threatened to kill Megan Cash if she testified against him, she didn’t back down. Years later, he’s out of jail and ready for revenge against Megan and her daughter. The only one who can protect them this Christmas is the former FBI agent who broke Megan’s heart.

A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher - Fiction

A winter storm raging outside blows Jaime and C. J. Fitzpatrick into the home of Mattie and Sol Riehl --- and into a much slower pace of life. Can these two couples from different worlds help each other understand the true meaning of love this Christmas?

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room: Daily Family Devotions for Advent by Nancy Guthrie - Devotional

LET EVERY HEART PREPARE HIM ROOM is designed to bring your family together during a season that is often too much about programs and presents and simply not enough about Jesus. Along with devotions for every day in December, this resource includes explanations of some hard-to-understand elements of popular Christmas carols and discussion questions that will draw your elementary through high school age kids into the conversation.

Mail-Order Christmas Brides by Jillian Hart and Janet Tronstad - Historical Romance

’Tis the season for romance on the Western frontier in these two touching Christmas historical novellas from Jillian Hart and Janet Tronstad! In “Her Christmas Family” by Hart and “Christmas Stars for Dry Creek” by Tronstad, mail-order brides travel to Montana during Christmas to meet their prospective grooms.

A Marriage Carol by Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman - Romance

Jake and Marlee's marriage is over! Driving to the lawyer's office, they start to argue --- and slam into a snowbank. Marlee trudges to a nearby house, where an old man claims he can mend broken relationships. He takes her on a journey through the past, present --- and two futures --- with her lifelong love. Which will she choose?

Naomi's Gift: An Amish Christmas Story by Amy Clipston - Romance

NAOMI'S GIFT re-introduces Naomi King, who has all but given up on marriage and children. As Christmas approaches --- a time of family, faith and hope for many others --- Naomi is more certain than ever that she will be an old maid. Then she meets Caleb, a young widower with a seven-year-old daughter, and her world is once again turned upside down.

Pattern of Wounds: A Roland March Mystery by J. Mark Bertrand - Mystery

It's Christmas in Houston, and homicide detective Roland March is on the hunt for a killer. A young woman's brutal stabbing in an affluent neighborhood bears all the hallmarks of a serial murder. The only problem is that March sent the murderer to prison 10 years ago. Is it a copycat --- or did March convict the wrong man?

Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh - Romance

Rick Denton wants to be anywhere but back in his childhood town, running his mother and stepfather’s Christian bookstore during the holidays. But maybe, just maybe, he’ll open up his heart enough to let God show him why he’s there.

A Year with Jesus: Daily Readings and Reflections on Jesus' Own Words by R.P. Nettelhorst - Devotional

A YEAR WITH JESUS is a 365-day devotional featuring the actual spoken words of Jesus as presented in the Bible. The unique titling of each meditation and the nontraditional themes and organization help bring Jesus to our daily lives. Topics include love and hate, truths and lies, arrogance and humility, friends and enemies, belief and disbelief, patience and impatience, deserved and undeserved, good and evil, fidelity and treachery, life and death.