Looking For Great Holiday Books To Read?

I don't know about you, but I love the holidays and I love reading great Christmas stories to help me get into the holiday spirit.  I usually start searching for holiday books in September!

One of my favorite authors is Debbie Macomber.  Her holiday stories are the best.  For me, it's just not Christmas without one of Debbie's heartwarming holiday books!

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It's just not Christmas without one of Debbie Macomber's holiday books!


I AM ONE LUCKY DOG!


I'm a lucky dog because last month I WON a signed, advance copy of Debbie Macomber's latest Christmas book, ALASKAN HOLIDAY!!  She ran a contest on her Twitter page and I was one of the winners!  As expected, I loved the book and finished it in just two sittings. 

The book is about Josie, a young woman who is about to realize her dream of becoming sous-chef at one of Seattle's hottest new restaurants.  But will it really be the fulfilling, glamorous life she was hoping for?

While waiting for her dream position to start, Josie takes a Summer job cooking at a remote Alaskan lodge.  She's captivated by the raw beauty of Alaska and the tiny rustic town, as well as the warmth of the people living there - especially one particular person she's grown quite fond of.  But her dream job is about to start back in Seattle, where she's been selected to work side by side with a world renowned chef!  

Tension builds as fate tries to tell Josie it has other plans for her.  But will she listen?   Is the big-time restaurant job a dream come true, or is it a nightmare disguised as a dream when......  But wait! I'm getting ahead of myself.  You'll have to read the book and see for yourself whether Josie chooses love, her career, or both!

Being the mom of a Siberian Husky, I always get more excited when Debbie sets one of her fabulous stories in Alaska. 

I loved the book, but Icy thinks the one flaw in this novel is that Debbie could have given Hobo, the faithful Siberian Husky, a little more action in the book.  Hobo is always at his Dad Palmer's side as they treadge through the snowy rural Alaskan town they call home.  I'm wishing she had developed the character of Hobo a bit more too - like maybe shown us how the heck he stays right by Palmer's side without running off!!  I'm thinking Icy could learn a thing or two about sticking by my side from Hobo, LOL!

ALASKAN HOLIDAY, A great Christmas story by Debbie Macomber. Books, Reading, Holiday Gifts
Hmmm, I think Debbie could have developed the Hunky Husky character a bit more. He sounds so handsome!

BOOKS ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO GIVE  (AND GET!)


Not only do great holiday books get me in the holiday spirit, they're thoughtful Christmas gifts for others.  

My sister moved to Florida 2 years ago and she's coming to our house for Christmas.  I'm putting Alaskan Holiday on the night stand in the guest room for her to read before bed each night.  

I'm also giving her Cottage By The Sea as a Christmas gift this year.  I think Cottage By The Sea is one of Debbie Macomber's best books yet.  It's about a young woman who finds unexpected hope, healing, love and friendship after a horrific family tragedy nearly breaks her.  The way the unique characters are developed as this riveting story unfolds kept me turning pages at rapid pace well into the night. I highly recommend it!


SOME OF MY FAVORITE DEBBIE MACOMBER HOLIDAY BOOKS:







Check them out, for yourself or as a holiday gift for someone else! 


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Note: In case you're wondering, this is NOT a sponsored post.  I just wanted to share some of my favorite holiday books by one of my all time favorite authors! However, the links in the Amazon Ads listed above are affiliate links.

Do you enjoy reading holiday books to get into the Christmas or other holiday spirit?  Tell us in the comments!

25 comments:

  1. Icy, you are definitely a lucky dog to win that book! We love all of your holiday book picks. Books are some of our favorite gifts to give and get as well. And this may be one our mom gives to lots of people!

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    1. Oh yes, I felt my luck for sure. It was riveting! Books are such a great gift, I love giving & receiving them.

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  2. I am an avid reader. I can't go to sleep without reading and am always looking for new authors to check out. Thanks for the tip, I'm going to check out some of her books :)

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    1. Me too! OMG, Debbie Macomber is one of the BEST authors out there, I'm so glad I discovered her amazing books. She is so prolific, there are dozens of her books to check out - enjoy!

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  3. I love it! Icy, you are a beautiful model! I'd buy any book you recommended! Cathy, you and I have been having fun talking about this fab book! I'm still fangirling from her reply to my photo! My post on this book is pre-scheduled for Tuesday! I just love her books, TV series, and Christmas movies! We should get together and have a Debbie Macomber Marathon with our pups! Now that would be so much fun!

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    1. Aww, thanks for the compliments, I think Icy is blushing. Yes, we have had such fun talking about this book - I'm jealous you got a special note from our dearest Debbie! She's so awesome. I would love to get together for a Debbie Macomber book & pup marathon, great idea Dorothy, let's do it!

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  4. I love heartwarming stories around Christmas. Debbie Macomber's stories are always enjoyable.

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    1. Oh me too, it's a must do for me to get into the holiday spirit. And with all the crap happening out there, it's a glorious escape!

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  5. Christmas isn't a holiday I celebrate, but I have always been an avid reader...until I started my blog and now can't sit still and read a book anymore. I do miss those days lying on the couch with an animal or two and getting really involved in the characters. Oh well!

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    1. I know right!? I do read far fewer books now that I blog, but I will never give up my holiday stories! Whatever you celebrat - or not - these books are all heartwarming stories in any season.

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  6. Icy you made the best model (just sayin'). Hmmm...I have not heard of any of these titles. I'll have to look into these. I'm so behind on my planned reading this year. There's still time left though. Thanks for sharing these suggestions. I agree. Books make a great gift to give and receive any time of year.

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    1. Aaak!! Thank You Kamira! She's sexy & she knows it LOL! Oh, you must check these books out, I know you would love them. Try one for the holidays this year, it will warm your heart & get you in the holiday spirit

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  7. Congrats on winning the contest! It's definitely coming into reading season.

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    1. Thanks!! I loved this book and it definitely got me thinking Holidays!

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  8. I bet your sister will love reading the book at your house. I used to always take a book with me when I visited, but I have a hard time putting down a good book, and I realized I was reading instead of visiting.

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    1. She will definitely love it, we're both fans of Debbie Macomber! It's so true, once you start reading a great book you can't put it down. My sister always reads before bed so this will be perfect for her.

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  9. Congrats on winning! I do read holiday books but out of season mostly. I watch more holiday-themed movies with the season. Maybe the author isn't very acquainted with Huskies!

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    1. Thanks, I'm so excited! Oh funny, but honestly the stories warm your heart any month of the year. I love holiday movies too, but I love to read so much. I don't know if she's acquainted w/ Huskies, but I do know she travels to Alaska a lot so I'm guessing she might be. I should ask her online!

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  10. With my eyes getting worse I had to choose between reading books and computer working so have slowed down on reading but as a kid I devoured books as we did not have TV. This book sounds really great and you have got me thinking again about going back to reading a bit

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    1. Maybe try reading books in large print? I know my library has lots of large print books, that may help. I love to read, as a kid I devoured books at rapid rates!

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  11. If you like cosy mysteries I know you will like Laurie Cass and her Bookmobile series. Her cat Eddie is a fun part of the story and I love the atmosphere! I like a good Christmas story so thanks for the tips!

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    1. Oh interesting, I'll have to check that out. I love when novels have dogs or cats in them! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  12. I love giving books for Christmas and reading holiday stories, thrillers and rom coms. I have not read hers but will definitely do so.

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  13. I used to read all the time. When I was working, I begin listening to audio books when I was traveling so much. I need to begin actually reading again!

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  14. I have a pile of wonderful books but no time to read them.

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