From mysteries to romances to family relationship novels, the Christmas holidays create dynamic seasonal settings for storytelling. These and other selections are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.
Ho-Ho-Homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett
While spending a week at her friend’s Christmas tree farm, a woman is drawn into a mystery involving a dead body in a shipment of Scotch pines, a series of unexplained accidents and a strange maze of trees.
Festive Death by J.D. Robb
Dealing with her Christmas shopping and an upcoming holiday bash, a police lieutenant investigating a homicide discovers that any number of women could have placed the kitchen knife in a narcissistic personal trainer’s chest.
The Christmas Bouquet by Sherryl Woods
For a driven medical student, catching the bridal bouquet at a Christmas wedding sets off a chain of events that causes her to question if she can really have everything she’s ever wanted.
A Quilt for Christmas Eve by Sandra Dallas
In 1864, a young woman passes the months awaiting her husband’s return from the Confederate Army by making a special quilt to keep him warm.
2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
Three lost souls discover life’s possibilities on Christmas Eve at a Philadelphia jazz club, including a nine-year-old girl mourning the recent death of her mother, a fifth-grade teacher reuniting with an old high school crush and the club’s owner who may lose his beloved hangout.
Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber
A guardian angel is on a mission to help a twenty-four-year-old woman get her life back on track.
Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
A son’s announcement that he has joined the Marines and is leaving for Afghanistan two days before Christmas unleashes a series of confessions that unravel a family.
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas: Being a Jane Austen Mystery by Stephanie Barron
Visiting the ancestral home of a wealthy and politically prominent family, Jane Austen discovers one member of the holiday gathering has died in a tragic accident under suspicious circumstances.
Shadows on a Maine Christmas by Lea Wait
An antique print dealer visiting family friends in Maine for Christmas hears references to an old crime so dangerous that someone may commit murder to prevent it from being revealed.
An Island Christmas by Nancy Thayer
A woman returns to her family home on Nantucket to marry her rugged boyfriend unaware her mother has embarked on a secret matchmaking campaign with a stockbroker she believes will be a more suitable match.
A New York Christmas by Anne Perry
In December 1904, an Englishwoman travels to New York for her friend’s wedding and is enlisted by the bride’s brother to track down their estranged mother.
The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans
Alone and distrustful after a bitter divorce, a woman surprises herself by accepting a proposition from a man who lives in her building that they pretend to be a couple for the weeks preceding the Christmas holiday.
Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories by Craig Johnson
For ten Christmas Eves the author sent fans new short stories featuring episodes of Sheriff Longmire’s life. Twelve stories are collected in this volume.
Sleigh Belles by Beth Albright
When the director falls ill, an ambitious local news reporter is ordered by her station manager to take over the children’s Christmas play.
Escape from Paris by Carolyn Hart
On Christmas Eve 1940, the Gestapo sets a trap for two American sisters in Paris who have risked their lives to save a downed British airman.
Originally published on December 6, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express.