Nothing gets me in the mood for Christmas more than a Christmas-themed movie or some Christmas books. Especially watching or reading whilst on the sofa with candles lit, the Christmas tree lights on and a warm fire blazing.
To get us both in the mood for Christmas, I thought I would put together a list of my favourite Christmas-themed romance novels.
Let me know if I’m missing any or if you’ve ready any of these too!
10 Romance Books to Get You in the Mood for Christmas
1. The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox
When chef Charlie Goodwin gets hit on the head on the L.A. set of her reality baking show, she loses a lot more than consciousness; she also loses her ability to taste and smell–both critical to her success as show judge. Meanwhile, Charlie’s identical twin, Cass, is frantically trying to hold her own life together back in their quaint mountain hometown while running the family’s bustling bakery and dealing with her ex, who won’t get the memo that they’re over. With only days until Christmas, a desperate Charlie asks Cass to do something they haven’t done since they were kids: switch places. Will the twins’ identity swap be a recipe for disaster, or does it have all the right ingredients for getting their lives back on track?
2. The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan
If you’re a fan of family-focused romances, “The Christmas Sisters” will resonate with you. It follows the lives of three sisters who reunite in the Scottish Highlands for a special Christmas celebration. As the snow falls, so do the barriers they’ve built around their hearts. The book weaves together a heartwarming story of familial bonds, personal growth, and the enchantment of the holiday season, all while romance blossoms in the snowy backdrop.
3. Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
This delightful romance unfolds during a work trip to England where the protagonist accompanies her daughter. What begins as a journey for her child’s professional endeavor soon transforms into a fairy tale as she meets a charming man. With the backdrop of London’s festive charm and the allure of an unexpected romance, “Royal Holiday” is a delightful Christmas love story that will leave you with a warm heart.
4. Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson
Imagine spending your holiday season at a cozy seaside cafe, surrounded by the comforting scent of freshly baked treats and the company of warm-hearted people. This is precisely the setting for “Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe,” a book that beautifully captures the magic of Christmas, the joy of community, and the sweet romance that flourishes amidst it all.
5. Mistletoe and Mr Right by Sarah Morgenthaler
If you’re looking for a romance set against a snowy, Alaskan backdrop, this book has it all. With a quirky small town, a cozy cabin, and the promise of holiday magic, “Mistletoe and Mr. Right” is a feel-good, humorous romance where love blooms in the most unexpected places, all while the snow falls gently around.
6. The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss
In this charming Christmas romance, a woman embarks on a series of holiday-themed dates, each more enchanting than the last. As she navigates the ups and downs of dating, she discovers the true meaning of love. “The Twelve Dates of Christmas” is a heartwarming story of finding romance and joy during the most magical time of the year.
7. One Day in December by Josie Silver
A tale of love and fate, “One Day in December” spans a decade and traces the lives of two people who share a fleeting connection on a snowy London street. Their paths continue to cross, leading to a love story that is as heart-wrenching as it is heartwarming. This book is a beautifully written exploration of timing, destiny, and the enduring power of love.
8. Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan
This book takes you to a small English village where Christmas traditions are celebrated with sweet treats and warm embraces. At the heart of the story is a tale of love, friendship, and the magic of baking during the holiday season. “Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop” offers a cozy and delightful escape to a world of sugar, spice, and everything nice.
9. The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
For those who enjoy a bit of steamy romance alongside their holiday cheer, “The Christmas Pact” is a perfect choice. The story revolves around two neighbours who decide to pretend to be a couple for the holidays, but what starts as a pact soon leads to a passionate and unexpected romance. This book is filled with sizzling chemistry and heartfelt moments, all set against a backdrop of Christmas festivities.
10. In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but not for Maelyn Jones. She’s living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions. But perhaps worst of all, this is the last Christmas Mae will be at her favourite place in the world—the snowy Utah cabin where she and her family have spent every holiday since she was born, along with two other beloved families. Mentally melting down as she drives away from the cabin for the final time, Mae throws out what she thinks is a simple plea to the universe: Please. Show me what will make me happy.