Christmas Fiction Books

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Janie Johnson is ringing the changes this Christmas. As a thirty-something hairdresser, Janie's single status is a constant source of concern for her clients as well as her friends. So after one too many questions about her love life, a blind date disaster and hearing her ex-boyfriend is getting married, Janie decides it's time to do something dramatic. Leaving winter behind, Janie takes the plunge and books an exotic trip to Africa. Her friends think she's mad and Janie thinks they may very well be right. Until that is she meets her gorgeous tour guide, Dominic. But all good things must come to an end. Can Janie now face spending a snowy Christmas back home without him, or will she get her Christmas wish? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751579468 • Author: Carole Matthews • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.6 x 4 cm

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Christmas in a Cornish castle? Sign Ivy Starforth up! Hired to kit out the holiday rental as the world’s most Instagramable festive dreamland, there’s only one thing standing in the way of her hefty paycheque – the lord of the manor. Bill Markham could give Scrooge a run for his money but Ivy is firmly #TeamChristmas…even if her handsome host seems to be doing everything he can to sabotage her staging. Maybe she shouldn’t have stumbled in on him starkers in the hot tub? As the temperature outside cools, things inside the castle heat up. It’s been a long time since Ivy allowed herself to give in to temptation…surely one little kiss under the mistletoe won’t hurt? Product Information: ISBN: 9780008356316 Author: Jane Linfoot Publisher: One More Chapter Format: Paperback Pages: 464 Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 3.1cm

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The East End of London has been devastated by the Blitz and the people are struggling to come to terms with their ravaged city. Rationing bites ever deeper and and everything that makes life better is in short supply. For the district nurses, the challenges are tougher than ever. Gladys loves her work in the Civil Nursing Reserve, but just when she needs to rely on her sister at home to help out with the chores, she turns into a handful of trouble. Edith is learning to cope with her boyfriend's injuries after Dunkirk but will she have to choose between her love for him and her career? With no end in sight, the war reaches its darkest moment … Can the nurses – and the families and patients that rely on them – find the strength to carry on? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008272272 • Author: Annie Groves • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5cm

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All they want for Christmas is a new home. Number five Kitchener Avenue heralds the start of a new life for the Hope family. For pregnant Miriam it is a safe environment to bring up her child. For her sister, fourteen-year-old Barbara, it means independence . . . and boys. And for Fred it provides the security he craves for his young family. In the lead up to Christmas the Hopes start to settle in, but World War II is round the corner ... Soon the family are split up. Bar, wanting to do her bit for the war effort, joins the ATS, while Miriam and her children are evacuated to the countryside and away from her husband. As the country is thrown into turmoil, can the Hope family come back together and find the happiness they crave? Product Information: ISBN: 9781785761898 Author: Sheila Newberry Publisher: Zaffre Format: Paperback Pages: 480 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.6 cm

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A Christmas special continuing the charming and heart-warming story of The Canal Boat Café ... Summer and Mason take their upbeat and feelgood Canal Boat Café to London for Christmas. Summer thinks this will give them a chance to find out if they're ready to take the next step in their relationship. But their idyllic winter excursion is thrown into turmoil when the canal freezes over and an unexpected visitor appears on the scene.  Are Summer and Mason facing the Big Freeze in more ways than one? Or will this be one Winter Warmer that they’ll never forget? Product Information: ISBN: 9780008444310 Author: Cressida McLaughlin Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Paperback Pages: 400

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It's the most wonderful time of the year in Penmenna... Teaching assistant Alice has sworn off men, which is fine because with Christmas coming she's super busy organising the school Nativity. This should be a blast with the help of close friend and village vicar, Dan - if she can ignore those more-than-just-a-friend feelings she's developed for him... Dan is happy to help Alice - his secret crush - but not only is his beloved Granny Annie about to be made homeless, the church choir has disintegrated and he's battling some dark demons from his past. Can Alice and Dan overcome their past hurts to move forward? Will they be spending Christmas together as friends... or something more? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788639774 • Author: Kitty Wilson • Publisher: Canelo Escape • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.9 cm

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A lavish party. An isolated mansion. Two hosts who will do anything to protect their secrets. When husband and wife Henry and Claudine organise their company's Christmas party in a remote mansion, they expect it to be a night to remember. But the festive mood quickly turns sour when a sinister gift is unwrapped in the Secret Santa gift exchange. As heavy snow traps the guests inside the mountainside lodge, it quickly becomes clear that one of the party is out for revenge. It’s no longer just about enduring the evening. It’s about making sure you get out alive. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787466593 • Author: Trish Harnetiaux • Publisher: Arrow • Format: Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.9 cm

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In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie's whirlwind Christmas wedding. The bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick are hiding a huge secret of their own: they are on the brink of divorce. After living apart for the last six mont hs, the last thing they need is to be trapped together in an irresistibly romantic winter wonderland. Rosie’s older sister Katie also is worried and determined to save her sister from herself. If only the irritatingly good-looking best man, Jordan, would stop interfering with her plans… Bride-to-be Rosie loves her fiance but is having serious second thoughts. Except everyone has arrived – how can she tell them she's not sure?  As the big day gets closer, and emotions run even higher, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781848457935 • Author: Sarah Morgan • Publisher: HQ • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.9 cm

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'Fear the north wind. Because no one will hear you scream...' A family is gunned down in the snow but one of the children survives. Three years on, that child takes revenge and the Snow Killer is born. But then, nothing - no further crimes are committed, and the case goes cold. Fifty years later, has the urge to kill been reawakened? As murder follows murder, the detective team tasked with solving the crimes struggle with the lack of leads. It's a race against time and the weather - each time it snows another person dies. As grizzled and exhausted DI Barton and his team scrabble around to put the pieces of the puzzle together, none of them stop long enough to realise the killer is hiding in plain sight. Meanwhile, the killings continue... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838898458 • Author: Ross Greenwood • Publisher: Boldwood Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 316 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.83 cm

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This bestselling Railway Detective Series sets its scene during December 1960. Heading down to Swindon Locomotive Works, an army of men head down to start their morning shift by the GWR. When they realise that Frank Rodman is not among them, the investigation into finding his grave arises. Described by the Daily Mail as a ‘master storyteller’ Product Information:• ISBN: 9780749021696• Author: Edward Marston• Publisher: Allison { Busby • Format: Paperback• Pages: 352• Dimensions: 2 x 12.7 x 19.5cm

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Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas. It's a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram with the people you love - unless, of course, you're accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss, and don't know how to tell him.  Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons - but without his missing wife.  Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751572070 • Author: Jenny Colgan • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 4 cm

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Details:Cassie Smith has been out of work for a while but she has an idea. Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins charging for small things: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She's soon in huge demand and Cassie's business, Calling Mrs Christmas, is born. Carter Randall wants to make Christmas special for his children, so he enlists Cassie's help, and his lavish requests start taking up all her time. Thank goodness she can rely on her loving partner Jim to handle the rest of her clients. When millionaire Carter asks Cassie to join his family on a trip to Lapland, she knows she shouldn't go...Suddenly Cassie finds herself facing a heart-breaking choice that could change her entire life.Join Cassie as she takes you on a romantic and emotional rollercoaster ride in Calling Mrs Christmas. Ideal for:A fantastically fun festive read from the chick-lit queen Carole Matthews. This paperback book has 460 pages and measures: 20 x 13 x 4cm.

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As the nights draw in, throw another log on the fire and settle back into your armchair to enjoy this collection of ten classic Christmas mysteries, in which crime's best known sleuths, from Rebus to Holmes and Cadfael to Father Brown, uncover murder and mayhem galore. Whether it's a Christmas goose with a surprising secret cargo, a murdered pantomime dame, or a killer who departs the scene of the crime without leaving a single footprint, these stories will puzzle and delight in equal measure. And along the way, there'll be enough carols and Christmas pudding, mistletoe and mulled wine, to warm the heart of a stone-cold killer ... perhaps. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781781257913 • Author: Cecily Gayford • Publisher: Profile Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 1.2cm

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Pandora McVie and Michael Donahue, are named beneficiaries of their Uncle Jolley’s will, if they live together in Jolley’s home for six months! They’ve known each other since childhood, with no love lost between them. However, as they spend the winter together, they discover that they have more in common than they believed… The Return of Rafe MacKade Hiring antique shop owner Regan Bishop to restore his inn, wild-boy Rafe MacKade did not expect the immediate attraction that draws them into a passionate affair. But will Regan's fierce independence come between the couple, or can Rafe convince her to trust him. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780263276527 • Author: Nora Roberts • Publisher: Mills & Boon • Format: Paperback • Pages: 512 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.2 cm

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Christmas in Cornwall is just around the corner… But after last Christmas revealed a shocking family secret, Scarlett’s hardly feeling merry and bright. All she wants this Christmas is to know who her real father is. So Scarlett heads to the little Cornish town of Porthmellow, where she believes the truth of her birth is hidden. She just didn’t bargain on being drawn into the Christmas festival preparations – or meeting Jude Penberth, whose charm threatens to complicate life further. Everything will come to a head at Porthmellow’s Christmas Festival... But can Scarlett have the perfect Christmas this year, or are there more surprises on the way? Product Information: ISBN: 9780008316150 Author: Phillipa Ashley Publisher: Avon  Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5 cm

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At the end of the Second World War, Lizzie moves with her mother and her brothers to number 9 on Coronation Street and it’s a new start for all of them after the loses and heartache they’ve endured. Their new neighbour, Elsie Tanner, tells them that the house is said to have bad luck, but things look up for Lizzie when she lands a job as a barmaid in a local pub, the Pride of Weatherfield. There she makes friends with the young and giddy Hilda Ogden, still waiting for her wayward husband, Stan, to come home from the war. It isn’t long before they realize that the place isn’t quite it seems, but Lizzie has been keeping secrets too and as winter draws in, there are a few surprises in store for Coronation Street … Product Information: ISBN: 9780008354756 Author: Maggie Sullivan Publisher: HarperCollins  Format: Hardback Pages: 344 Dimensions: 24 x 15.9 x 3.3cm

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The Christmas season is one of comfort and joy, sparkling lights and steam rising from cups of mulled wine at frosty carol services. A season of goodwill, as families and friends come together to forget their differences and celebrate. Unless, of course, you happen to be harbouring a grudge. Or hiding a guilty secret. Or you want something so much you just have to have it - whatever the cost. In A Very Murderous Christmas, ten of the best classic crime writers come together to unleash festive havoc, with murder, mayhem and twists aplenty. From a murder aboard a snow-bound train to a pantomime costume that takes on a life of its own, these are mysteries as rich and satisfying as a Christmas dinner. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788161015 • Author: Margery Allingham • Publisher: Profile Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.4 cm

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When Declan Lorne, the last remaining knight in Ireland, dies suddenly his estate on Ireland’s rugged south-west coast is left to his three daughters. The two eldest, Ottie and Pip, inherit in line with expectations, but to everyone’s surprise – and dismay – it is the errant baby of the family, Willow, who gets the castle. So when Willow quickly announces she is selling up, the once-close sisters are pushed to breaking point: in desperation, Pip risks everything to secure her own future, and Ottie makes a decision that will ruin lives. It’s each woman for herself. As their secrets begin to catch up with them, Ottie, Willow and Pip are forced to ask themselves which is harder: stepping into the future, or letting go of the past? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529006063 • Author: Karen Swan • Publisher: Pan Macmillan  • Format: Paperback • Pages: 480 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 3.05 cm

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Liverpool, 1939. Sixteen-year-old Lizzy Atherton is forced to flee her violent step-father in the middle of the night, and finds herself stranded on a station platform completely alone. Desperate to know what has become of her beloved mother, who she had no choice but to leave behind, Lizzy returns the next day only to find her home deserted. Devastated, Lizzy joins forces with her old school friend Dolly and Clara, an escaped evacuee, and vows to find her mother whatever it takes. But the war rages on and demands on the home front take Lizzy’s life in a host of unexpected directions, and hopes of finding her mother gradually start to fade. If Lizzy can muster the strength to keep searching, she might just get her Christmas wish after all. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787463011 • Author: Katie Flynn • Publisher: Arrow  • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 3.5cm

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Yuletide overindulgence on the poison front . . . During the dark, grey days of early December Agatha is obsessed by two things - the looming festivities, and her ex, James Lacey.  In order to drive the latter from her thoughts, Agatha concentrates on planning the perfect Christmas for her friends. Even the murder of a Mrs Tamworthy, poisoned with hemlock, does little to distract her and yet it should, as Mrs Tamworthy had written to Agatha, telling her that one of her family wanted to see her dead before the year was out.  So slightly guiltily (and belatedly), Agatha sets out to solve the case before the 25th rolls around . . . Product Information: ISBN: 9781472121424 Author: M. C. Beaton Publisher: Constable Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.2 cm

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