Well if you’re a book blogger, or you know me, you know I’ve already started reading and reviewing Christmas reads in September. But now it has really started. I’m reading them for review as well as my own pleasure. I was hoping to crack out the Halloween/All Saints Day/Fall and Thanksgiving reads and hopefully I can still share those, but today with this chill in the air it’s the Christmas reads that I’m desiring. Perhaps it is because we just got a bagful of fabulous hand-me-downs for AppleBlossom with the red and green Christmas spirit, snowmen, reindeer and all, but either way, that’s today’s pleasure.
Today I’ve read myself halfway through Christmas at Harmony Hill by Ann H. Gabhart (Revell Books). It’s an American Civil War historical, but it also takes place partially within a Shaker village. I’m definitely a fan of Ann’s historical novels, but I have yet to read one of her Shaker stories. So this is an interesting introduction for me.
Next in my pile is this year’s Christmas story from Melody Carlson, A Simple Christmas Wish, also from Revell. This one at a glance appears to be an Amish Fiction. We’ll see! Looking over my shelves I see many that I have read in years past or others that I’m still meaning to read. Maybe this year?
Hopefully I can get you a good handful of posts at least with cover images and details on some good Christmas themed reading suggestions. In years past we’ve had the Christian Historical Fiction Reading Challenge and the Christmas one too, but after the lack of interest in the past year I’m not sure if I should try to organize that or not. But if you’re reading a great Christmas themed read I’d love to hear about it!