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25 Cozy Christmas Novels to Warm Your Heart this Holiday Season


The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by diving into a cozy Christmas novel? In this blog post, we've curated a list of the 25 best heartwarming reads from 2021 that are sure to add a touch of magic to your holiday season. From enchanting small towns to bustling cityscapes, these novels promise to transport you to delightful worlds filled with love, laughter, and the joy of Christmas.

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1. "The Christmas Bookshop" by Jenny Colgan:

Step into the charming world of a Christmas bookshop and follow the journey of its spirited owner as she discovers the true meaning of the season.

2. "One More for Christmas" by Sarah Morgan:

A tale of family, love, and second chances, this novel explores the magic that can happen when unexpected guests arrive for Christmas.


3. "The Christmas Pig" by J.K. Rowling:

J.K. Rowling takes us on a magical adventure with a Christmas twist as a young boy embarks on a quest to find his lost toy pig on Christmas Eve.


4. "A Christmas Legacy" by Anne Perry:

Set against a backdrop of historical intrigue, this novel weaves a captivating story of family secrets and the power of forgiveness during the Christmas season.


5. "The Mistletoe Matchmaker" by Felicity Hayes-McCoy:

In a picturesque Irish village, follow the delightful matchmaking efforts of the locals as they strive to make this Christmas the most special one yet.


6. "Merry Inkmas" by Talia Hibbert:

This charming romance set in a tattoo shop explores love, self-discovery, and the joy of finding unexpected connections during the holiday season.

7. "The Christmas Promise" by Richard Paul Evans:

A heartwarming tale of redemption and hope, this novel follows a man's transformative journey as he discovers the true spirit of Christmas.

8. "Christmas at the Little Waffle Shack" by Helen J. Rolfe:

Join the characters of a quaint waffle shack as they navigate the ups and downs of the holiday season, bringing warmth and sweetness to their small town.


9. "The Holiday Switch" by Tif Marcelo:

In a delightful holiday twist, two strangers find themselves swapping lives during Christmas, leading to unexpected adventures and discoveries.


10. "A Town Called Christmas" by Holly Martin:

Discover the enchanting secrets of a town named Christmas, where the magic of the season comes alive in the most extraordinary ways.



11. "An Ivy Hill Christmas" by Julie Klassen:

Set in the charming village of Ivy Hill, this novel intertwines the lives of its residents as they navigate love, loss, and the true meaning of community during the holiday season.

12. "The Christmas Dress" by Courtney Cole:

In a tale of family traditions and the enduring power of love, follow the journey of a magical dress that weaves its way through generations, bringing joy and connection.

13. "Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy" by Janice Lynn:

Discover the magic of a small town's Christmas festival and the heartwarming romance that unfolds as two unlikely individuals come together during the festive season.

14. "The Christmas Escape" by Sarah Morgan:

Escape to the snowy mountains with this novel that explores the transformative power of love and self-discovery against a backdrop of breathtaking winter landscapes.


15. "Christmas Ever After" by Karen Schaler:

In this delightful Christmas romance, an ambitious travel writer finds unexpected love and discovers the true meaning of home during the holiday season.


16. "The Christmas Wedding Guest" by Susan Mallery:

Join the wedding festivities in this heartwarming novel where unexpected guests, holiday traditions, and romance come together to create a memorable Christmas celebration.


17. "A Winter's Dream" by Sophie Claire:

Set against the backdrop of a picturesque winter wonderland, this novel weaves a tale of love, healing, and the magic that can happen when dreams come true.


18. "The Christmas Company" by Alys Murray:

In a story of serendipity and holiday magic, follow the journey of a woman who unexpectedly finds herself running a Christmas company, bringing joy to others and herself.


19. "A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas" by Darcie Boleyn:

Experience the festive glamour of Manhattan as this novel takes you on a Christmas journey filled with love, laughter, and the magic of the city that never sleeps.

20. " The Magic of Christmas " by Trisha Ashley:

In the pretty Lancashire village of Middlemoss, Lizzy is on the verge of leaving her serially unfaithful husband, Tom, when tragedy strikes. Good job she has welcome distractions in the form of her Christmas Pudding Circle.

21. "The Christmas Menagerie" by Minna Howard:

In this charming tale, discover the joys and challenges of running a Christmas menagerie, where the animals play a crucial role in bringing happiness to the community.

22. "Jingle All the Way" by Debbie Macomber:

Join the characters in this festive novel as they embark on a holiday-themed scavenger hunt, discovering the true spirit of Christmas along the way.

 23. "Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe" by Debbie Johnson:

In a heartwarming story set in a cozy cafe, follow the characters as they find solace, friendship, and love during the Christmas season.

24. "The Christmas Table" by Donna VanLiere:

This touching novel revolves around the shared experiences and traditions of a family, exploring the deep connections that make Christmas a time for reflection and gratitude.

 25. "The Christmas Lights" by Karen Swan:

Concluding our list is a novel that takes you on a journey through the dazzling Christmas lights of a picturesque town, where the magic of the season brings people together in unexpected ways.


Lavender's Spicy Bonus Pick:

 “Love By Design by Samantha Christy

A Blind Date Holiday Novella: A sexy Christmas novella that’s a cross between The Devil Wears Prada and Holidate. A spicy novella to end off your holiday season or night…. Take your pick.


As you embark on your festive reading journey, let these 25 cozy Christmas novels transport you to worlds filled with love, joy, and the magic of the holiday season. Whether you're curled up by the fireplace or taking a break from holiday preparations, these heartwarming tales are sure to make your Christmas season extra special. Happy reading, and may your holidays be filled with warmth, laughter, and the joy of a good book!

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