I’ve always loved reading Christmas romance novellas over the years, so it’s no surprise I also like to write them! Below is a list of the Christmas novellas I’ve written, from the first (In the Spirit originally released in 2006) and ending in this year’s festive story.
In the Spirit: My first Christmas novella! When a holiday-loving ghost tries to rock around the Christmas tree with a Grinchy guest, will they both wind up on the “naughty” list?
Holiday Sparks: Definitely a reader favorite! This fun, sexy Christmas romance about a woman housesitting for her parents and having to call an electrician (who just happened to have a huge crush on her in school) is probably the most recommended of my holiday novellas.
Mistletoe & Margaritas: One of my personal favorites. A fun Christmas story, but you might need a few tissues as this widow starts falling for her deceased husband’s best friend. If you’re looking for a romance about two people falling in love without diminishing the love they had for her husband, this novella’s for you. I listened to “Tomorrow” by Chris Young on repeat while writing this one!
Snowbound with the CEO: It’s a movie! How exciting is that? The movie title is SNOWBOUND FOR CHRISTMAS and it’s available in DVD (I found it at my Walmart!) and it might be streaming!
Her Holiday Man: A single mother and a widower with no interest in love or Christmas are thrown together for the holidays and (with a little help from his mom) learn to embrace the joy in life again.
A Fighting Chance: When Adeline runs into the MMA fighter who got away (because her family drove him away), they decide to burn off the lingering chemistry between them, but it’s not that easy. (It never is, is it?)
Holiday With a Twist: A Christmas novella inspired by a lovely home converted to a pub in my town! (But the sexy bartender is entirely fictional.) Leigh and Croy have some history and he’s the last person she wanted to run into when she returned to her hometown for the holidays. But with her family on her last nerve, she needs a cocktail and Croy’s behind the bar. There’s also a cute pug, as well as a situation with a painting of a barn inspired by the painting of a barn my husband owns, despite my objections.
Hold Her Again: I hadn’t planned to write a Christmas novella that year, but I saw the cover for Chris Young’s Christmas album and the story popped into my head and refused to be shaken. When country star Jace Morrow returns to his hometown, he’s forced to face not only his past, but the woman whose heart he broke. It’s emotional, but also fun and Christmas-y, and unlike most of my New England-set novellas, this story is set in a fictional town in Missouri based on a small town that’s close to my heart.
A Second Shot: A very short novella originally published in a charity anthology, it’s a second-chance, hockey romance and a 99-cent sequel to Here We Go. (But the charity anthology came out first, so it was technically a prequel? It really doesn’t matter which order they’re read in, and A Second Shot stands alone.)
One Christmas Eve: I love this holiday romance! A seemingly uptight guy and a free-spirited, sexy woman butt heads and there’s Christmas and books and sticky notes and it’s so much fun!
Feels Like Christmas: Readers have been asking me for Nola Kendrick’s happily-ever-after for years, even though she only had a small role in Falling for Max and What it Takes, and in 2021, it was finally her turn!
With forty right around the corner, a small-town woman is content with her quiet life until a silver fox of a single dad walks through the door and sweeps her off her feet.
Stranded in a Small Town Christmas: Kicks off my Holiday HEA series!
Will a billionaire stranded by a winter storm lose his heart to the small-town innkeeper willing to help him…for a price?
Happy holiday reading!