Genre Guide – Holiday Romance

‘Tis the Season to read romance!  No matter what holiday or holidays you’ll be celebrating as the weather gets cooler, there’s a romance novel to meet your festive reading needs.  Whether you’re looking for spicy and steamy or cozy and cute, we’ve got you covered from Diwali through the New Year. 

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A Holly Jolly Diwali

Sparks fly when the ever-practical Niki and free-spirited Sam meet at a Diwali celebration in MumbaiAfter a romantic holiday together, Niki gets a new job offer back home and must decide whether to go back to what she knows, to take a chance on happiness with Sam. 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby. 

The Matzah Ball

Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt may celebrate Hanukkah, but she loves ChristmasWhen her publisher insists she break out of her Christmas comfort zone and write a Hanukkah romance, she’s distraughtCan the Matzah Ball on the eighth night of Hanukkah and an old flame rekindle the magic of the holiday and give Rachel the inspiration she needs to meet her deadline? 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook and in eAudio on OverDrive/Libby and as an eBook and in eAudio on Hoopla. 

Amor Actually

Centered around one Nochebuena party in New York City, nine Latine couples navigate their relationships during the most romantic time of year. You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

In this gender-swapped, modern-day Jane Austen adaptation, Darcy Fitzwilliam and Luke Bennett’s will-they-won’t-they relationship in bougie Pemberly, Ohio brings a delightful dose of glamour, drama, and romance to the holiday season. You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.

Kiss Her Once for Me

Ellie must choose between a financially lucrative fake marriage and the woman she fell in love with last Christmas Eve, who happens to be her fake fiancé’s sister. You can also check out this title as eBook or eAudio on Overdrive/Libby.

Royal Holiday

 It’s the British Holiday of your dreams, just in time for ChristmasWhile vacationing in England, fifty something single-mom Vivian falls for the Queen’s private secretaryThis slower-paced romance is fun, festive, and full of fabulous food descriptions. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook and  in eAudio on OverDrive/Libby. 

The Holiday Swap

The Parent Trap meets Christmas in this trading lives romcom. Twin bakers Charlie and Cass, burnt out with everything going on in their own lives, decide to switch places for the holiday seasonThis is a cozy romance, perfect for fans of Hallmark Christmas movies! You can also check out this title as eBook or eAudio on Overdrive/Libby.

Three Holidays and a Wedding

Maryam and Anna, two strangers seated next to each other on a plane, find themselves stranded during a storm in Snow Falls, OntarioAmidst Christmas, Eid, and Hanukkah holiday preparations, this novel explores themes of friendship, culture, and love. 

You're a Mean One, Matthew Prince

Spoiled rich kid Matthew Prince is stuck in small-town, winter wonderland USA for the holidays in this LGBTQIA+, enemies to lovers holiday romanceCan the Christmas spirit and down-to-earth Hector melt Matthew’s heart and give him a new lease on life? You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook or eAudio on Hoopla.

Winter Street

Full of Hilderbrand’s usual drama, larger-than-life characters, and Nantucket charm, the Winter Street series follows the Quinn family and their seasonal festivities at their family run Winter Street Inn. If you’re looking for a story to completely engulf you in love triangles, legal drama, and complex family dynamics, all the while ringing with holiday cheer, this series is for you! You can also check out this title as eBook or eAudio on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook or eAudio on Hoopla.

The Rewind

A wintery, New England romance for the New Year, with strong 1999 vibes as two former flames reconnect at a wedding and reassess their past. You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.