Favorite Christmas Reads
During the holidays, I read more than any other time of the year. I tend to read cozy mysteries in the winter--maybe it’s my need to feel warm and comforted while it’s cold outside. I also re-read favorite historical romances during the holidays.
Right now, you might find me curled up on the couch with my cat reading:
Anything by Charles Dickens. To me, his works embody the Christmas spirit. A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist…love, love them!
Anything by Jane Austen is always by my bed. He-l-l-o, Mr. Darcy!
Heather and Velvet by Teresa Medeiros is another of my Christmas faves. I have two words to sum up my preference for this one: Scottish moors.
Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale is another go-to story for my cold winter days. It has some of same qualities I enjoy in Dickens. It shares the worst side of humanity, but also the best. No one—not even an unrepentant rake—is beyond the reach of true love. Le sigh!
Has your reading been inspired by the holidays? I’d love to hear what you’re reading!
Sandra Jones is the author of sensual historical romances for Avon Impulse and The Wild Rose Press. Her latest story is a Medieval romance included in FIVE GOLDEN RINGS: A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION, available December 11 from Avon Books. Pre-order the book now from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Sandra has worked as a bookseller and a librarian, where she indulged in her love of old books. When not researching or writing, she enjoys being with family, reading, and watching British TV. A self-proclaimed history geek, she currently lives in a 1905 Greek revival home in the Mississippi Delta. Sandra loves to hear from her readers: visit her website www.sandrajonesromance.com