Best Holiday Fiction in 2022

Five New Releases in Holiday Fiction

If you're looking for some holiday reading material, check out some of the latest releases in the genre. If you're a fan of contemporary romance, you'll love this anthology, which combines three popular holiday novellas. The stories center on a romantic holiday in Northern California, with the usual romance tropes. Jill Shalvis is a contemporary romance author you should check out. She's one of my favorites.

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift is one of the most recognizable stories of the season, and this novella is now available as a holiday edition. The story of George Bailey's father, Clarence, and his journey to find love and happiness is universal and timeless, according to Marguerite Stern Robinson, who wrote the book's afterword. In fact, the American Film Institute has named It's a Wonderful Life as one of the best movies of all time.

The story of the holiday season is often viewed in the context of the Christian holidays. It's a classic, and this 1941 New York Times bestseller was adapted into the 1946 holiday movie It's A Wonderful Life. Its retelling of the story begins with the birth of Jesse, father of David, and follows the epic pageantry of mankind from Adam to the Messiah. Throughout the novel, the reader can trace the lineage of humanity from Adam to the Messiah, pointing to the coming of Christ.

In a Holidaze

In a Holidaze is a holiday romance that has some of the tropes associated with the holiday season. The story centers around a woman who gets her wish and can change her life. She then uses her newfound power to find her true love. However, she's faced with a new set of problems that she doesn't know how to handle. That's where the time traveling element comes in.

The premise of the book is that Christmas can bring happiness. The story takes place in a cabin in Utah, where the main character, Maisie, and her family spend the holidays. Maisie is very close to the two brothers who own the cabin. She falls hopelessly head over heels for Andrew, the eldest brother. Then she finds out that her cabin is being sold. This puts a strain on her family and her relationships.

The Christmas Sisters

The Christmas Sisters is a delightful and heartwarming novel from international bestselling author Sarah Morgan. Full of laughter, romance, and sisterly drama, this novel evokes holiday cheer and will leave you feeling merry and bright. It's sure to be a holiday favorite. The characters are believable, and the story line is beautiful. The sisters are Hannah, Posy, and Beth. But Hannah and Posy's relationship is strained. Can Hannah and Posy save her family?

In this holiday-themed novel, three sisters share a secret that changes their lives. Their mother is a single mother. Their daughters, Hannah and Posy, live separately and have separate families. Hannah is a workaholic. She also has a mysterious past. But, she doesn't want them to know. Hannah has a traumatic secret that threatens her family's Christmas celebration. Despite their differences, their enduring bond is strong enough to withstand the family Christmas.

The Christmas Sisters is set in the Scottish Highlands. Suzanne and Stewart McBride prepare for their three daughters' arrival, but health problems and a tragedy that happened 25 years ago cause tension between them. Posy doesn't know how to deal with her own problems, but Hannah isn't sure what to expect. It's a whirlwind novel told from the perspective of each sister. With multiple points of view, this Christmas novel has much to offer.

The Naughty List

The classic tale of Santa Claus and the Naughty List is a recurring part of the Christmas tradition, but with modern twists. In Thomas Conway's novel, the Naughty List, Christmas meets pop culture, as children in the North Pole are unaware that Santa Claus is missing. Instead, Eastern Industries has released a new marketing scheme that sucks the holiday spirit out of children and destroys their Christmas spirit. As Christmas approaches, a group of intrepid youngsters must work together to find Santa and save the holiday spirit.

Tiberius Kringle has been promised a special meeting with Santa, but he is too busy worrying about his new video game. Hermey, on the other hand, is convinced that Tiberius will use his nefarious talents for good and save Christmas. As the two begin their mission, they come across a group of scheming miscreants who are determined to wreak havoc on Santa and his reindeer.

Although Santa is the main character in this story, The Naughty List in holiday fiction takes elements from other Winter holidays, including the Marduk legend and the Roman Saturnalia, the epic story of Jangar in North Asia, and the traditions of Moravian animal communicators. The resulting holiday tale is full of references to classic Christmas tales and promotes good over evil. And despite its originality, The Naughty List has a modern-day appeal that is sure to appeal to young and old alike.

Scarlett and Patrick's "normal" family Christmas

The Adults is a witty debut novel by Caroline Hulse about a divorced couple, their daughter Scarlett, and her imaginary friend Posey. It also features Claire's new boyfriend, Patrick. The adults also have a new love, Alex. He is smart, funny, and patient. He and Scarlett's parents have different ideas about the holiday season, but they can't agree on how to handle the situation.

The Christmas Memory

"A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote is an enduring piece of holiday fiction. First published in Mademoiselle magazine in 1958, it has been made into a movie, staged reading, and recorded on television. Capote, whose work has been called a literary classic, also wrote other books that were adapted into films. His 1957 novel, "Breakfast at Tiffany's," was the first of these works to be made into a movie, and in 1966, he wrote "In Cold Blood," which was a nonfiction novel. Since its publication, 20 movies have been adapted from Capote's screenplay.

In "A Christmas Memory," a narrator remembers a childhood Christmas, and he relates this memory through two time periods, the present and distant past. The author commands the reader to step into the past by imagining a morning in late November and the sun rising over a sprawling old house. The ending is a poignant one, with a rat terrier named Queenie.

"A Christmas Memory" also emphasizes gift-giving as a bond between friends. Buddy and his cousin exchange gifts with their "true friends," including the wealthy California couple Mr. & Mrs. Winston. Their "true friends" are named only in the story and honored with fruitcake, and their "skin-flint" relatives are unnamed. The characters are very resonant, but the story is deceptively simple.

Abby Hussein

As a single mother, career for my own mother, working full time, while trying to set up a business, no-one knows better than I do how important finding and maintaining the right balance in life is. During this rollercoaster of a journey, I lost myself, lost my passion, lost my drive and turned into an automated machine, who's sole purpose is cater and serve others. Needless to say, I became very disillusioned with life, my mental health became compromised and I just didn't have anything to give anymore. My work suffered, my family suffered, and most of all, I suffered. It took all the courage and strength that I could muster to turn this around and find an equilibrium that serves me first, allowing me to achieve all of my goals and reams while doing all the things that were required of me and those that I required of myself.

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