It's here. The final month of the year. My favorite month of the year. December is usually a light reading month for me. I tend to fit in novellas, short stories, and bits of full-length novels between baking, decorating, buying (and wrapping) gifts, and writing Christmas cards. Also, watching feel-good holiday movies on all the channels. What can I say? I'm all fluffy, gooey marshmallow when it comes to holiday-wrapped, happy endings. Here's some of the happy endings we'll be spotlighting at The Romance Dish this month.
Launching this month on Thursday, December 1 is a review of The Reluctant Countess by Eloisa James. This historical romance brimming with witty banter, emotional depth, well-developed characters, and superb writing is the second installment of James' Would-Be Wallflowers series but can easily be enjoyed on its own.
Stop by Friday, December 2 for a review of Duke Most Wicked by Lenora Bell. This cross-class, reformed-dissolute-duke, historical romance sparkles with humor, wit, steam, delightful secondary characters, and more than a few surprises. There will also be giveaways!
Faking it with the Green Beret by Tracy Brody blends sweet romance and emotional depth with charm and laugh-out-loud humor in this new military rom-com. Don't miss my review on Monday, December 5.
We're going Down in Flames with Kate Meader on Tuesday, December 6 when I share my thoughts about this steamy M/M Firefighter - Hockey crossover romance.
On Wednesday, December 7, we'll be heading to small-town Indiana for The Sweetheart Fix by Miranda Liasson. This second book in Liasson's Blossom Glen, contemporary romance series captured my imagination and my heart. There's also a giveaway.
It's Home for Christmas on Thursday, December 8 when I share my thoughts about this holiday time-travel, women's fiction novel by Courtney Cole. 1940's, anyone?
Join me on Monday, December 12 for a review - and giveaway - of A Sweet Lowcountry Proposal by Preslaysa Williams. I enjoyed Williams' debut last year and am looking forward to returning to Charleston, SC for her second novel.
Thursday, December 15 brings an excerpt and ARC giveaway of The Year of Cecily by Lisa Lin. Set during the Lunar New Year, this debut rom-com (17 January 2023) will launch Lin's From Sunset Park, with Love series.
There are a few more reviews in the works for December that will be added when I have firm dates so be sure to check back for updates throughout the month.
I will be on medical leave from December 19 through the end of the year. I hope to be back with you the first week of January.
What are you looking forward to in December?
Do you have special holiday plans?
Any new books on your reading radar?
Post a comment before 11:00 PM, December 3 and you might win one of the following. Winners randomly selected.
*A hardcover copy of 'Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries
*Christmas at Copper Mountain by Jane Porter
*An ARC of A Christmas Haven by Cindy Woodsmall & Erin Woodsmall
*25 Days 'til Christmas by Poppy Alexander
*We Met in December by Rosie Curtis