Wednesday 25 September 2013


Christmas 2013 releases

Christmas is my favourite time of the year; the warm and spicy baking smells coming from the kitchen, the cosy atmosphere at home and in the shops, and watching The Muppet Christmas Carol for the umpteenth time with the family, what is there not to love?

So it probably doesn't come as a surprise that Christmas books are my absolute favourite reads and I look forward to the new releases months in advance. This year seems to be a particular treat with lots of fantastic holiday releases coming out by some authors I already adore and some I am not yet familiar with but I am now very keen to check out.

With 'only' another three months until the big day I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to showcase some lovely 2013 releases to look out for. They are not all technically Christmas books, but they are very wintery and will get you excited for the festive season!

A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill (24/10, Simon & Schuster)- My review
• Amelia Grey's Fireside Dream by Abby Clements (26/09, Quercus) - My review
A Vintage Christmas by Ali Harris (24/10, Simon & Schuster - ebook only)
Calling Mrs Christmas by Carole Matthews (01/08, Sphere) - My review
Christmas at Carrington's by Alexandra Brown (05/12, Harper) - My review
Christmas at Claridge's by Karen Swan (07/11, Pan) - My review
Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan (07/11, Sphere)
Christmas Carol by Michele Gorman (October, Notting Hill Press - ebook only)
Coming Home for Christmas by Jenny Hale (04/10, Bookouture)
Driving Home for Christmas by Emma Hannigan (24/10, Hachette Books)
I Heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk (21/11, Harper) - My review
Just for Christmas by Scarlett Bailey (07/11, Ebury Press)
Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper (01/11, Mills & Boon) - My review
The Christmas List by Chrissie Manby (October, Notting Hill Press - ebook only)
The Proposal by Tasmina Perry (07/11, Headline Review) - My review
Weight Till Christmas by Ruth Saberton (October, Notting Hill Press - ebook only)
Wish Upon a Star by Trisha Ashley (07/11, Avon) - My review

I love the books by Abby Clements, Alexandra Brown, Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Lindsey Kelk and so I am thrilled that they all have seasonal releases this year. Having all these fab releases so close together really does feel like eh... Christmas!

Visually there is a lot of red and blue on the covers this year as well as pretty snowflakes and very girly swirly fonts - love it! I think the covers for A Gift to Remember, Amelia Grey and Carrington's are particularly stunning and they really stand out amongst the others.

I've already had the pleasure to read two of the titles listed above (Amelia Grey and Calling Mrs Christmas) which were both even better than I could have hoped for. I also have proof copies of A Gift to Remember and The Proposal waiting for me on my to-read pile and I cannot wait to pick up the others in due course as well.

What Christmas titles are you looking forward to reading this upcoming season? If I have left some out, feel free to add them in the comments!

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