Friday Finds

Christmas Reads ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop

Hello Avid Readers,

Today is Friday so it’s time for another Friday Finds post. I have found some great book reviews around the blogosphere that I want to share with you this week. As the you can already guess, the reviews I’ve found this week are all raving about Christmas Reads! Ho!Ho!Ho!

I enjoy taking part in the weekly  Book Blogger Hop meme too, hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict, so I’m doing it again today and my answer to this week’s question is at the bottom of this post.

If you are one of my lovely new followers let me just take a moment to explain what my Friday Finds posts are all about. I like to read, my favourite genre is paranormal romance but I’ve also been known to curl up with the odd urban fantasy or paranormal cosy mystery too. BUT it’s a big wide literary world out there and I decided back in January 2019 that you, my dear followers, might be interested in reading reviews about books from other genres to help find your next read. Ta!Da! My weekly Friday Finds post was born.

So, here are some festive book reviews from my fellow book bloggers (in no particular order):

Christmas In Vermont By Anita Hughes from Caffeinated Reviewer

Kimberly is a self proclaimed audiobook junkie, avid reader and coffee drinker. She doesn’t limit herself to just reading one genre but reads books from young adult to hot and steamy romances with a healthy love of a good horror or Zombie book. Kimberly says: “If you’ve been craving a “Hallmark”, feel-good, make you smile romance filled with small-town charm, best friends and tender moments you’ll want to grab Christmas in Vermont.

A Noël Killing (Verlaque and Bonnet #8) by M.L. Longworth from The Lit Bitch

Anne Mendez usually reviews books in the historical fiction genre, including all the sub-genres, e.g. mystery, thriller, romance, etc. and although this is a genre I rarely read myself, I always enjoy her thoughts. Anne says that the books in this series: “have a sophisticated feel to them but they still manage to maintain their charm.”

Homemade for the Holidays (Advent 2019 Series) by Various Authors from Paranormal Romance Guild

Yes OK, I know I said no paranormal romance but the Paranormal Romance Guild are a group who actually read other genres too, so shush and let me continue.  Each review has a different feel as the guild has so many reviewers on staff. This book is full of short M/M romance Christmas stories.

Home For The Holidays by Eden Summers from A British Bookworm’s Blog

Jo is a fellow Brit who loves reading but unlike me she reads across the genres and is continually sharing new releases with her followers. She is spreading the reading love and I guarantee that you’ll find something that you’ll want to read! Lol! She says that this Christmas contemporary romance story is: “short but oh so sweet – and a real tease.

And my final review this week is from a wonderful blogger who I haven’t been following for long, but she’s set herself the challenge of visiting EVERY Waterstones book shop in the UK!

A Very Murderous Christmas: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season by Various Authors from Lady Book Dragon

The lovely Jess is the face behind this wonderful book blog. She set up her blog as an escape from the real world and to try and do something non work related. She shares all her random thoughts and ramblings on books that she loves as well as the ones she’s not so keen on. 😉

So, that’s my picks for this week. I hope you find a moment or two to click at least one of these reviews yourself – who knows you may just find your next favourite author!

Now on to the Book Blogger Hop meme which is hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict. A question is posted each week, you answer the question and visit others blogs to see what their answers are. Easy!

So this week’s very apt question is:

What is your favourite Christmas themed fiction or nonfiction book?

(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton

I must admit that I don’t read many Christmas books again and again but when my girls were younger, I read The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore every Christmas eve.

As you may already know, my favourite genre is adult paranormal romance. 😉 I downloaded a Christmas novella back in 2013 and not only did I discover a favourite author but Felicity Heaton‘s Vampire for Christmas has become my go-to ebook when I need cheering up: it’s such a wonderful romance story, with all the elements that I crave. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve read it!

The Ghost of Christmas Past by Angie Fox

One of my other favourite authors, Angie Fox, has recently released a new Christmas story – A Ghost of Christmas Past – as part of her Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series and I hope to acquire it soon after a very kind friend sent me an Amazon gift voucher for my birthday last week. I love friends who appreciate ones bookish addictions, don’t you? Lol! 😉

As usual, I will post a mini review on this blog when I’ve read it.

So what about you? Is there a Christmassy, festive book that you always reach for at this time of year?

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post. I hope you have a great weekend and manage to read (or listen to) a great book.

Happy Festive Reading!


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I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
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