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Queen of Christmas, Debbie Macomber, is Giving One Lucky BookTrib Reader a Blessings Box!

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When someone says “Debbie Macomber,” I’m immediately put in the holiday spirit! I see Christmas trees, smell falling snow and hear carolers in the streets. Macomber’s books create the perfect Christmas setting — after all, she is the “official storyteller of Christmas,” right? Let me tell you, I never miss a Debbie Macomber Hallmark movie, and my bookshelves have a special place for every book she releases. In fact, I’m dying to get my hands on her latest release, Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Novel (Ballantine Books, October 4, 2016). Even more exciting is that our favorite Christmas author has created a very special gift for her readers! Available NOW on her site, the limited edition collectible Debbie Macomber Blessings Box is an…

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The Top 10 October Books to Give You Fall Feelings

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October is finally here! Which means fall is officially here, with orange and yellow trees lining the streets, pumpkins gracing every doorstep, and apples turning red on their branches. It also means Halloween, which is – objectively – the best holiday ever. Because October is so great, there are tons of awesome books getting published this month. From creepy reads to preemptive Christmas-themed romances, October is shaping up to be a reader’s dream. There’s also no better time of year to snuggle up on the couch with a good book, pumpkin spice latte in hand. For a little autumn reading inspiration, here are 10 of our favorite new releases hitting shelves in October: Crimson Death (Anita Black: Vampire Hunter Series, Book…

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Christmas-Themed Romance Books to Keep You Cool in the July Heat

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There’s a shop near my house called The Christmas Loft. It’s built in an old barn, and stepping inside is like walking into a winter wonderland: sparkly cotton snow lines the floors, holiday music twinkles in the background, and Santa rides over your head in a giant sleigh, his plastic reindeer leading the way across the ceiling. I love visiting the shop during December, but there’s something even more fun about going in the height of summer. As soon as you step inside, the sweltering heat of July disappears and you’re lost in a world of ornaments and presents, of trees and twinkling white lights. Christmas in July might be my new favorite thing. Which is why I’ve been a…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books that Stir Those Christmas Feelings

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It’s my favorite time of the year! The decorations, the yummy food, family bonding and the pep in everyone’s step is what I really love about the holidays. Another thing I can’t get enough of each December? Christmas books. There’s just something about reading a sweet holiday story by the fireplace with a mug of cocoa in my hand that stirs warm feelings of contentment. Thanks to that Christmas spirit, I’ve rounded up my top five new Christmas-themed books for this week’s Heat Index that will surely put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart. Christmas in Vermont: A Very White Christmas, Bryan Mooney (Lake Union Publishing, October, 2015) “The novel is staunchly nostalgic throughout… a traditional New England…

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