If you are a Hallmark movie junkie, you probably know that some of your favorites are also books!

Can you find true love in a mall? In this book made into a Hallmark movie, yes. Check out The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans. Two strangers meet and agree to help each other out during the holidays by acting as a couple. They agree on “rules” of their arrangement but after getting to know one another, will they be able to keep their “Mistletoe Promise”?

 

Wrapped Up in Christmas

Wrapped Up in Christmas
Janice Lynn

 A gift of warmth to heal two hearts… Sarah Smith in Pine Hill, Kentucky has had her heart broken in the past. She pours herself into her work at church and into special projects-like making a quilt for a wounded warrior.

Bodie Lewis is lost. All he’s ever wanted was his career as an Army Ranger, but he was injured in an explosion that killed his brothers in arms. In the hospital, he receives a handmade quilt. Later, he sets out on his final mission: to find and thank its maker.

Bodie expected Sarah to be an elderly lady, not a lovely young woman. When she mistakes him for a handyman, he doesn’t immediately set her straight. Instead, he sets about repairing the home she’s turning into a bed and breakfast. Sarah’s presence and the spirit of the small town bring Bodie something he thought he’d left far behind on the battlefield: hope.

 

Christmas In Evergreen
Nancy Naigle

A snowy small town. A snow globe that grants wishes. A love that’s meant to be. Evergreen, Vermont is about to be in the rearview mirror of Allie Shaw’s vintage red pickup truck. It’s hard to say goodbye to her small town and her veterinarian practice, but she’s moving to Washington D.C., where her big-city-loving boyfriend lives. Ever since Ryan Bellamy’s wife died, he hardly knows how to celebrate Christmas. He’s decided to take his daughter Zoe to Florida, and Evergreen is just a quick stop on the way to the airport. While they’re there, Zoe partakes in a local tradition, making a Christmas wish on the snow globe at the town diner. But neither Allie’s nor Ryan’s Christmas goes as planned. They’ve checked their wish lists twice, and they didn’t say anything about meeting someone new…or about a fresh chance at love. Book includes a Hallmark recipe for Vermont Christmas Card Cookies.

 

A Gingerbread Romance

A Gingerbread Romance
Lacey Baker

As an architect, she designs beautiful buildings…
But will her heart ever find a place to call home?

Taylor’s architectural firm enters her in a contest to build life-sized gingerbread houses. After the contest, she’s likely to get a promotion to a position in another city. But it’s a team competition, and Taylor’s temperamental partner soon backs out. Taylor needs a replacement-fast.

When she meets Adam, a baker and single dad, she convinces him to be her partner in the contest. After all, winning would give his bakery much-needed exposure.

 

What started as a whim turned into an accidental-and very public-engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the façade in Chapel Springs this holiday season-for the sake of her career . . . and his heart? A December Bride is available at the Library as an e-audiobook. Don’t have the Hallmark Channel? You can borrow the DVD of A December Bride to watch at home.

Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but she left her heart back in Tennessee with a man she walked away from five years ago. They had a rare sort of love she hasn’t found since.  Ryan Kelly lives in Nashville after a broken engagement and several years on the road touring with a country music duo. He can still hear Molly’s voice encouraging him to follow his dreams; Molly, whose memory stays with him. At least he can visit The Bridge—the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin—and remember the hours he and Molly once spent there.

For thirty years, Charlie and Donna Barton have run The Bridge, providing the people of middle Tennessee with coffee, conversation, and shelves of good books—even through dismal book sales and the rise of digital books. Then in May, the hundred-year flood swept through Franklin and destroyed nearly every book in the store.  Then tragedy strikes, and suddenly, everything changes. In the face of desperate brokenness and lost opportunities, could the miracle of a second chance actually unfold?

The Bridge is a love story set against the struggle of the American bookstore, a love story you will never forget.

Photo Credit: Chris Large/2009 Crown Media.

In the Mrs. Miracle series by Debbie Macomber, a loving, sassy nanny appears at the doorstep of a family in need of faith and a little fun.

The Library also carries several Hallmark Holiday Classic movies including The Christmas CardChristmas Cookies, It’s Christmas, Eve, Mistletoe over Manhattan The Santa Suit, the Finding Father Christmas series and Love You Like Christmas.

 

Can’t get enough? Try these:

The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans

Charming Christmas by Carly Alexander (DVD link)

The Nine Lives of Christmas by Shelia Roberts (DVD link)

A Shoe Addict’s Christmas by Elizabeth M. Harbison

And if you ever wondered what you were to do if you were faced with the dilemmas the Hallmark characters face, then check out this choose-your-own-adventure type book, Build Your Own Christmas Movie Romance : Pick Your Plot, Meet Your Man, and Create the Holiday Love Story of a Lifetime by Riane Konc.  First, decide your heroine’s problem. Was she just fired from her big city business job? Avoiding going home for Christmas? Or did she just realize the man who proposed to her maybe isn’t Mr. Right? What will you do in your adventure?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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