Halfway to the Holidays: Christmas Books to Enjoy Now!

As the end of June approaches, so does the halfway mark to Christmas! I find that folks fall into one of two camps: “too soon, lady!” or “bring on the countdown!” Which are you?

For the sake of today’s post, I’m assuming you’re at least open to some festive feels as the summer heat bears down on us. I know here in Texas I could certainly use some reprieve, even if just on the pages of some great stories.

Here’s a quick list of some of my favorite contemporary Christian romances that can be enjoyed any time of the year. Just as a reminder, I may use affiliate links in this post. If you’re not sure what that means, read here.

Somehow, This Christmas | Christmas in Mistletoe Square | A Cross-Country Christmas
Always Been Yours | A Promise So Sweet

A Holly, Bolly Christmas | All The Moore | Enchanted: A Christmas Collection
Right Here Waiting | A Picture of Christmas

Have you read any of these great books yet? Which one catches your eye? If you’re looking for feel-good love stories full of festivities and tradition, you can’t go wrong with any of these ten books. Happy reading, friends!

Laurel Cove Romance Series Summer Sale

UPDATE: This sale has now ended. Links will take you to books at full price. Thanks for reading!

It’s June and the unofficial start of summer, which means you’re probably starting to think about your Summer reading list! If you’re looking for some great feel-good books to enjoy while you’re at the beach, in the backyard, or just lounging around the house, I’ve got a great deal for you!

This month only, my entire Laurel Cove Romance Series is ON SALE! Paperbacks and ebooks are both currently discounted, so it’s the perfect time to grab the titles you’ve not yet read or visit Laurel Cove for the first time.

Laurel Cove titles on SALE through the end of June:


I hope this summer is full of rest, relaxation, and HAPPY READING!

Totally Awesome New Release & Giveaway!

I was born in 1981 and had a blast growing up in the 80s and 90s. Honestly, I had the best childhood. I can’t tell you how nostalgic I am for birthday parties at McDonald’s, homemade pizza on Friday nights, sleepovers, and movies from Blockbuster on VHS.

If you, too, love the 80s…or if you don’t but love romantic comedy movies…my newest release is right up your alley!

The 80s Rom-Com Club is now out! This set includes novellas by myself, Mikal Dawn, Bell Renshaw (Emilie Haney), Jennifer Rodewald, Betsy St. Amant, and Jaycee Weaver. Each story is inspired by a different popular rom-com from the 1980s. You’ll find laughs, quirky plots, and happily ever afters that leave you feeling totally rad. You’ll have to read the collection and come back to tell me your guesses as to which movies inspired each of us!

You can read all about the novellas and purchase your copy here.* Choose from ebook, paperback, and Kindle Unlimited.

Let’s Celebrate with a Giveaway!

To celebrate, we’re hosting a giveaway full of items to help you have a throwback movie night! Including popcorn, candy, an 80s Trivia game, and Lisa Frank Sticker pack (who remembers those???).

Get all the details and ENTER HERE. The giveaway is open through May 2, so don’t wait!

Download FREE Sampler of Christmas in Mistletoe Square

We’re less than two weeks away from the release of Christmas in Mistletoe Square! This collection is sure to put you in the holiday spirit in all the coziest, comforting ways. But why wait?! Catch a glimpse of the magic and romance Mistletoe Square has to offer NOW!

Download a FREE SAMPLER of the collection and receive the first three chapters of each novella by myself, Pepper Basham, Cara Putman, and Janine Rosche. Then buy the book for just $1.49 ahead of the release on October 1, when the price goes up!

About the Collection

This sampler includes the first three chapters from each of the novellas in this collection.

Christmas is in the air in Kedgewick Creek, North Carolina, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Will romance find four couples in the month of December or will the pressure to keep the festivities Mistletoe Square is known for keep these couples apart? Find out in this collection of four novellas from inspirational authors Pepper Basham, Cara Putman, Janine Rosche, and Teresa Tysinger.

The Christmas Clue to Finding You by Pepper Basham

After five years away, Piper Dawson returns home to Kedgewick Creek and is pulled into a Christmas Scavenger Hunt that resurrects a heartbreak from Christmas past she’s not quite ready to mend. Will a matchmaking granny, a little Christmas magic, and a cute guy in a kilt make all the difference to her Christmas yet-to-come?

Silver Bell Secrets by Cara Putman

Growing up with dyslexia, Avery Blair didn’t love books, but the family-owned bookshop held her heart. She never expected her little business on the backside of nowhere to garner a New York City publishing house’s attention. Hunter Chase has lived an “always winter, never Christmas” existence, and spending the holidays in Christmas Town U.S.A. wasn’t exactly on his Christmas wish list, but he had no choice when his boss gave him an ultimatum. Can small town and big city discover a Christmas future that will last far beyond the page?

An Unscripted Christmas by Teresa Tysinger

Ellie and Oliver Larson face a Christmas full of uncertainty rather than festive cheer. Ellie is tired of playing a supporting role to Oliver’s passion of running the Kedgewick Creek Playhouse. Oliver can’t imagine his life without her. When things go off script, will their love story find its second act?

Dreams in Toyland by Janine Rosche

Toy shop owner Peyton Hammond knows a secret that could take down online giant Kiljoy Toyz and its owner, Joey Kiljoy. After the two adversaries spend Christmas Eve delivering gifts for charity, will the sun rise on newfound love, or will prejudice and lost dreams keep hope in the dark?


Christmas in Mistletoe Square Now Available for Pre-Order!

It may be July, but Christmas is coming, friends! And I couldn’t be more excited, because this Christmas, a few of my author friends and I want to invite you somewhere special for the holidays!

The CHRISTMAS IN MISTLETOE SQUARE collection is now available for pre-order ahead of its October 1st release!

About the Collection

Christmas In Mistletoe Square

Christmas is in the air in Kedgewick Creek, North Carolina, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Will romance find four couples in the month of December or will the pressure to keep the festivities Mistletoe Square is known for keep these couples apart? Find out in this collection of four novellas from inspirational authors Pepper D. Basham, Cara Putman, Janine Rosche, and Teresa Tysinger.

About My Novella

In my novella, An Unscripted Christmas,
Ellie and Oliver Larson, one of Kedgewick Creek’s most beloved couples, face a Christmas like none other. Could it be their last together after thirty years as man and wife?

When Oliver, Kedgewick Creek Playhouse’s director, struggles to put Ellie ahead of the Christmas musical that’s become a town tradition—and Ellie loses sight of the big picture—things begin to go off script. With the help of God’s perfect timing, will their love story find its second act?

Christmas tradition and hope for new memories come together in this tale of forgiveness, grace, and renewed joy.

I can’t wait to share more about how this sweet story has come together! What do you want to know ahead of reading? Will you be reading this fall when it comes out, or save it for the holidays?