While some states are experiencing hurricanes and others are experiencing warm late summer weather, Christian book publishers are hoping you are starting to feel the need to cuddle up with a warm blanket, some hot cocoa, and one of these new releases with Christmas or winter weather as a theme. Even if you aren’t quite ready to turn in your flip flops yet, make sure to take note of these titles for reading when the thermometer starts to drop.
Released on September 1, Advent of a Mystery by Marilyn Leach is one of the Hometown Mysteries series books written by various Christian authors. Other writers in this series include Chris Well, Nancy Mehl, and Elizabeth Goddard. In Advent of a Mystery, former investigative reporter Berdie Elliott, is also the wife of a new parish priest; a parish in which a man has recently died mysteriously. Is the answer to solving the murder hidden in an advent wreath?
Kate’s Vermont Venture by Janice Hanna is a Camp Club Girls series book. This book for pre-teens was also released on September 1 and has two of the mystery-solving girls, Kate and Sydney, visiting Mad River Creamery in Vermont. For some reason or another, the cheese factory has had infestations of various pests. The girls are sure they can find out what, or who, is behind the problem.
Christmas Mail-Order Brides: Four Mail-Order Brides Travel the Transcontinental Railroad in Search of Love by Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, Therese Stenzel, and Carrie Turansky tells the stories of four different women who are mail-order brides. Annika, Joliee, Elizabeth, and Amelia all ride the Transcontinental railroad in the search of everlasting love. This is one in a series of books in the Romancing America series by Barbour Books.
Another book in the Romancing America series released in September is A Door County Christmas: Four Romances Warm Hearts in Wisconsin’s Version of Cape Cod by Becky Melby, Eileen Key, Rachael Phillips, and Cynthia Ruchti. What happens in a Wisconsin tourist town when all the tourists leave for the winter? Can the innkeeper keep his promise to the four single women that love would find them when the Christmas cactus blooms?
A Prairie Christmas Collection: 9 Historical Christmas Romances from America’s Great Plains has stories written by Tracie Peterson, Tracey Bateman, Pamela Griffin, JoAnn Grote, Maryn Langer Smith, Darlene Mindrup, Deborah Raney, Janet Spaeth, and Jill Stengl.
A Riverwalk Christmas: Four Couples Find Love in Romantic San Antonio by Kathleen Y’Barbo, Elizabeth Goddard, Martha Rogers, and Lynette Sowell is a set of contemporary romances in the Romancing America series. Two of the stories have women meeting their soul mates, while the women in the other two stories reunite with old flames.
A Woodland Christmas: Four Couples Find Love in the Piney Woods of East Texas, another Romancing America title, is written by Tamela Hancock Murray, Ramona K. Cecil, Darlene Franklin, and Janelle Mowery. Four couples find love and romance as the result of a traveling wood carver’s sermons.
Whether the weather outside is frightful or you are finding the sunshine to be oh, so delightful, keep these cool-weather September releases in mind when you are ready to settle down for some mysterious or romantic Christmas-themed stories. Each of the books mentioned here is available from online Christian retailers like berean.com and familychristian.com and independent retailers like the ones listed here.
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