Welcome, fellow bibliophiles, to the 24th week of the Woman’s World — also known as WW — book club! This week, we’re sharing our favorite reads, including books about small towns, strong female friendships and more. No matter what kind of bookish mood you’re in, these tales are sure to bring you joy! And there’s one thing we can guarantee: These books are curated to lift your mood, lower your stress and make you feel great.
Here is our WW book club roundup for December 10th to December 16th, 2023 — let us know which ones you end up reading and what you think. We love hearing from you! (To quickly access all our WW book club recommendations, click here.)
Want sweet short stories?
Bestselling author Debbie Macomber’s newest book delivers two festive tales. In When Christmas Comes, Emily Springer trades homes with Charles Brewster but sparks fly when his brother Ray visits. In Christmas Letters, Katherine O’Connor, who writes “Santa Letters,” meets psychologist Dr. Wynn Jeffries, and chemistry soars. Both stories bring the magic of Christmas to life!
Yearning for a comforting story in a small town?
Get lost in A Christmas to Remember by Beverly Jenkins
A sweet, heartwarming Christmas story unfolds in the next installment of author Beverly Jenkins’ Blessings series. When Bernadine Brown bought the town of Henry Adams, she fell for diner owner Malachi “Mal” July. Now, as they plan their wedding, doubts arise. Meanwhile, other people in town are finding love and reconnecting with family, making it a memorable holiday.
Love stories with strong female friendships?
Pick up The Book Club Hotel by Sarah Morgan
Lovable characters, a quaint inn, emotional moments…this captivating winter tale has it all. Hattie Coleman is the owner of the Maple Sugar Inn, and she’s beyond tired of juggling all her to-do’s on top of being a single mom. But when Erica, Claudia and Anna check in for a “book club trip,” their life stories become intertwined with Hattie’s. What follows is a series of events that improve each of the women’s lives.
On the hunt for a Hanukkah love story?
Fall in love with Miracles and Menorahs by Stacey Agdern
Filled with seasonal charm and romance, this feel-good holiday novel stars Sarah Goldman, who is thrilled to be appointed as vice-chair of the Hollowville Hanukkah Festival. So when a budget issue may cancel the event, she comes up with an idea to have a large metal menorah fill the center of town. Soon, she meets famous metal sculptor Isaac Lieberman, but it’ll take a little convincing to get him on board. A light, joyful story!
Need relief from holiday stress?
Find comfort with Jesus Listens for Advent & Christmas: Prayers for the Season by Sarah Young
The Advent season can be busy and overwhelming with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but in this Jesus Calling devotional, the late Sarah Young’s beautiful messages help prepare everyone for the Savior’s arrival. While Sarah will be spending Christmas in Heaven this year, her words continue to serve to bring our hearts closer to Jesus. With comforting prayers, reflections, and Scriptures, the book helps readers find calmness and joy this holiday season.
In the mood for a holiday mystery?
Grab The Christmas Appeal by Janice Hallett
In this hilarious whodunit, the Fairway Players Theater Group is preparing to put on a Christmas play. But chaos ensues when a stranger is murdered in the middle of the stage. Now, lawyers Femi and Charlotte are determined to investigate the unexpected Christmas case and uncover the killer’s identity before the curtain closes on their show — for good!
Craving a heartwarming Christmas romance?
Turn the pages of Christmas at Corgi Cove by Annie England Noblin
Brimming with feel-good moments and lovable characters, this heartwarming holiday novel stars Rosie Reynolds, who has everything she needs in Corgi Cove: her aunt and uncle, a lovely lakeside and more corgis than she knows what to do with. But when she learns that her family inn is about to be bought out, Rosie sets off to win the Christmas Inn Contest. She soon meets Everett St Claire, a handsome big-city guy who hates small towns and everything about them — except Rosie. Soon, the two of them set off on a journey together to discover the real meaning and magic of Christmas.
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This article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.
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