Christmas Romance Books


Looking for some good romance novels to put you in the holiday spirit? Below we have compiled a list of some of our favorite Christmas romance books.

We have tried to select our top choices from different authors. However, some of these authors have written many wonderful holiday novels, such as Lori Foster, Christine Freehan, and Jane Goodger.

These books combine the Christmas holiday spirit, with romance, to create a wonderful set of heartwarming and also passionate tales.

The Heart of Christmas Novel

The Heart of Christmas: A Handful of Gold\The Season for Suitors\This Wicked Gift

By Mary Balogh, Nicola Cornick and Courtney Milan

This anthology includes three short romantic stories, “A Handful of Gold”, “The Season for Suitors” and “This Wicked Gift”.

Each of these historical romance stories is of course centered on Christmas; one of the romance stories involves a rake, one an heiress and the other a hardworking peasant girl.

A Very Gothic Christmas (Holiday Classics)

A Very Gothic Christmas (Holiday Classics)

By Christine Freehan and Melanie George

If you are looking for a Christmas romance story that has a gothic flair, then you have to check out “A Very Gothic Christmas”, which includes two novellas, “After the Music” and “Lady of the Locket”.

These two romance stories combine the elements of romance, suspense, the paranormal and Christmas, all in one wonderful holiday romance set. 

The Perfect Love Song: A Holiday Story

The Perfect Love Song: A Holiday Story

By Patti Callahan Henry

A sweet and simple holiday romance novel set in South Carolina and New York City before Christmas. Jimmy Sullivan has been on the road with his band, when he returns to his hometown.

There he falls in love with Charlotte Carrington. Based on his love for Charlotte he writes a song that seems to promise to rocket him to stardom, but if he gains his dream of fame, will he lose his love?

One Perfect Gift (A Culdee Creek Christmas)

One Perfect Gift (A Culdee Creek Christmas)

By Kathleen Morgan

Set during the Great Depression, this holiday romance story follows the story of destitute widow, Jessica Ashmore, who returns to her home in Colorado, looking for work. She finds a temporary job caring for Abby, a stroke victim.

Abby's son Sean is a cynical veteran, who people believe is a coward. Can the spirit of the Christmas season bring all of them some love and happiness?

A Very Merry Christmas (Twins' Bad Boys)

A Very Merry Christmas

By Lori Foster, Gemma Bruce and Janice Maynard

"A Very Merry Christmas", includes three short stories full of holiday romance, humor and hunky men.

Each of these stories is unique and has its own style, yet together these three complement each other very well. Definitely a book to fill you with holiday cheer and spirit!

Some Other Great Christmas Romance Novels

  • "Snowy Night with a Stranger" By Jane Feather
    A great collection of short stories by some of the best loved Regency romance authors.
  • "A Wallflower Christmas" By Lisa Kleypas
    Lisa Kleypas creates a wonderful mix of romance, humor and Regency elegance, in this short but sweet holiday romance.
  • "The Christmas Countess" By Adrienne Basso
  • "The Night Before Christmas" By Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy
    This is another set of six tales, perfect little treats to give you just enough passion, romance and Christmas magic. 

The Gift Romance Novel

  • The Gift (Home for Christmas, All I Want for Christmas and Gabriel’s Angel) By Nora Roberts
    A collection of three of Nora Robert’s best-loved holiday romance stories.
  • "A Christmas Ball" By Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan and Alissa Johnson
    Part of the Leisure Historical Romance collection, this is another great collection of Regency romance stories, full of holiday romance.
  • "I’ll Be Home for Christmas" By Linda Lael Miller, Catherine Mulvany, Roxanne St. Claire and Julie Leto
    A collection of touching holiday tales, which will warm you up on those cold days in December!
  • A Highlander Christmas By Dawn Halliday, Cindy Miles, and Sophie Renwick
    Three stories, which span centuries where the heroines are all connected by a pin, and of course their love for Scotsmen.
  • A Christmas Scandal By Jane Goodger
    Our heroine Maggie thinks that she has lost everything, but the spirit of Christmas reunites her with a love she thought was gone.

We hope that you enjoyed our collection of some top books in this category. We will be adding more books to the list above, so please do not forget to stop by, and send us your list of favorite christmas romance books as well. For faith centered novels for the rest of the year, you may want to browse our post focused just on Christian romance novels.