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There’s Something About Christmas by Samantha Gambill

Samantha GambillIt’s Christmas time again! When you’re not spending quality time with family or preparing for this holiday season, why not unwind with a good book? There are few better ways for a quick de-stress during this rapidly disappearing month. As an added bonus, depending on what you pick, reading can also help you get into the spirit.

Debbie Macomber is a prolific, New York Times bestselling author who is no stranger to good cheer. According to her author biography, Macomber enjoys providing her readers with a look into relationships that embrace family, friends, and the local community. Her work is said to fill her readers with a sense of love and hope. Perfect for the holidays!

True to form, Macomber has written extensively on the subject of Christmas. She publishes a Starry NightChristmas novel or novella almost every year and has a large collection of them now. That’s good news if you’ve never picked up a Macomber book before.

Macomber’s “Angels Everywhere” series features three “willing but wacky” angels sent to answer Christmas prayer requests by working their “inspiring, poignant, and sometimes hilarious magic on hearts in need.” She has numerous stand-alone novels as well, including “There’s Something About Christmas,” “When Christmas Comes,” and “Starry Night.”

dashing through the snowFor those that have read and enjoyed Macomber’s work, she has published a new Christmas book this year. “Dashing Through the Snow” features two strangers forced to share a rental car to get home in time for the holidays. Misadventures and romance abound. While the two may not achieve their prior goals, they might find something much more debbie macomber christmas cookbookvaluable together.

Did you know she has a cookbook too? “Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook” will delight you from “Merry Morning Breakfast” to your cider-glazed roasted turkey dinner. In her introduction, Macomber expands on her love for Christmas and states her goal of taking her readers away from the frantic activity of the season and yet offering them an opportunity to reflect on its true meaning.

Other prolific Christmas authors include Richard Paul Evans, Linda Lael Miller, Thomas Kincade, Fern Michaels, Mary Higgins Clark, and Sherryl Woods. We’ve made it easy. You can find all these and more on Christmas displays at your local libraries, plus nonfiction, and books on Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.