Saturday, December 7, 2013

Reading Lists - Twelve Days of Christmas - Christian Fiction
A Carol for Christmas by Robin Lee Hatcher
During the holiday season, when anything can happen, Carol Burke must choose between her lifelong dream of becoming a singer and repairing her broken marriage--a decision that unexpectedly reveals the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas at Harrington’s by Melody Carlson
Christmas is approaching, and Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless and nearly hopeless until a secondhand red coat lands her a job as Mrs. Claus at a department store. This is a tender story about fresh starts.

Christmas Cake by Lynne Hinton
Despite their excitement over a cake cookbook idea, Louise Fisher, Beatrice Newgarden and Jessie Jenkins hope to give Margaret Steele, whose cancer has returned, her Christmas wish by taking her to see Charlotte Stewart, the former Hope Spring pastor, in Texas. This book has the added bonus of a cake recipe in each chapter!

The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado
When an angel visits the home of candle maker Edward Haddington and touches one of his candles on Christmas, it bestows a miracle on every person who receives it, and Edward hopes that the angel will visit since it has been 24 years since the last one.

Christmas in Harmony by Philip Gulley
Quaker minister Sam Gardner copes with the eccentrics of his congregation while attempting to counter church elder Dale Hinshaw's plans for a "progressive" nativity scene on Christmas Eve. Follow further Christmas developments in Harmony in The Christmas Scrapbook.

The Christmas Visitor by Linda Byler (new!)
Amish widow Ruth, alone with her six children, does not know how she will be able to make ends meet. As Christmas approaches, generous gifts begin anonymously arriving at her doorstep, leaving Ruth to wonder if they come from a new admirer.

Grace by Shelley Shepard Gray
In the fourth Sisters of the Heart novel, it’s Christmastime at the Brenneman Bed and Breakfast, and everyone is excited about closing down for the holidays. But when two unexpected and secretive visitors appear seeking shelter, the family’s commitment to hospitality is tested. As the two strangers settle in, the Brennemans try to make the best of an uncomfortable situation.

The Great Christmas Bowl by Susan May Warren
Marianne Wallace is focused on two things this Christmas: planning the greatest holiday ever and her youngest son's football game. But when she's asked to sub for the school mascot in a fish costume, organize the annual church tea, and cope with children who can't come home, it might take a miracle to restore her cheer.

Home for Christmas by Andrew M. Greeley
A war hero on his third deployment in Iraq, Peter is injured and finds himself both alive and dead on a wondrous spiritual journey where he is given a second chance at life from God Himself. With Christmas approaching, time is running out for Peter to complete the most important mission of his life: convincing himself that he and Mariana, the woman he left behind in Chicago, were meant to share a special message of love with the world. Also try Greeley’s A Christmas Wedding.

A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fischer
Mattie and Sol Riehl, members of the Old Order Amish community, have long yearned for a baby of their own. Jaime and C.J. Fitzpatrick, who are as secular as you can get, are on the verge of divorce. When a storm forces the Fitzpatricks to seek shelter in the Riehl home, both couples discover the true meaning of Christmas.

The Memory Quilt by T.D. Jakes
Life doesn't always unfold in a perfect way, even for God-loving, churchgoing people like Lela. It is the cold season in Chicago, and as the days of the season progress, Lela participates in a Bible study group that focuses on the Virgin Mary. Can Lela heed Mary’s guidance?

More Christian Christmas stories coming December 21!

1 comment:

  1. The Christmas Candle was made into a movie that was released last month.