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Christmas Reading has begun!

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!

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About CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.
  • I’m working on a Christmas Anthology with numerous authors contributing. I have to say, the first story is not doing it for me. I hope they get better!

    • Ooh, that reminds me… I think have one of those around here… Hmm….

  • List for my own benefit: On the Kindle: 25 Classic Christmas Poems (Illustrated) by Walt Whitman, All I Have to Give by Melody Carlson, C is for Christmas by Warren Wiersbe, Christmas at Harrington’s by Melody Carlson*, Christmas at Pebble Creek by Vannetta Chapman, The Christmas Bus by Melody Carlson, A Christmas Carol (Illustrated) by Charles Dickens, The Christmas Dog by Melody Carlson, The Christmas Edition by Robin Shope, Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot*, The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson*, The Christmas Story from the Family Reading Bible*, Finding Christmas by Christine Lynxwiler, The Gift of Christmas Present by Melody Carlson, An Irish Christmas by Melody Carlson, A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher, A Log Cabin Christmas (9 stories), One Imperfect Christmas by Myra Johnson, Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh, Silent Night by Deanna Raybourn*, A Smiple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman, A Texas Legacy Christmas by DiAnn Mills, A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories by Katherine Paterson, Unwrapping Christmas by Lori Copeland, A Victorian Christmas by Catherine Palmer, A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee,

    Docs on Kindle: An Amish Family Christmas, Annie’s Christmas Wish, The Birds’ Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin (YC), A Cascades Christmas, Christmas Cover-up, Christmas in Legend and Story by Elva S. Smith (YC), Christmas in Lucky Harbor, The Christmas Porringer by Evaleen Stein (YC), The Christmas Quilt (Quilts of Love), Christmas Stalking, The Christmas Star, The Christmas Town by Elyse Douglas, The Cowboy’s Christmas Courtship, A Family for Christmas, A Hope Springs Christmas, a King James Christmas, Marian’s Christmas Wish, A Patchwork Christmas, A Pioneer Christmas Collection, Plantation Christmas Weddings, Postmark Christmas, Prayers of a Stranger by Davis Bunn, A Seaside Christmas, A Snowglobe Christmas, Susanna’s Christmas Wish, This Way to Christmas by Ruth Sawyer (YC)

    And there are more, I just either do not recognize the author or I haven’t read the book so I’m not sure about listing them and being mistaken as a recommendation! My goodness! I haven’t read most of these!!! Only the * ones.

    Oh my physical shelves there is also Snowflake by Jamie Carie… I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Julie L. Cannon, and a few other anthologies… I’m off to see what’s in the other room. 😉

  • So many great Christmas books! I hope to read some this Holiday Season!