So December I really wanted to read a bunch of Christmas books and just have a fun time…but that didn’t quite happen. In fact, I’ve read absolutely nothing in December and I’m not thrilled about it. But to be fair, it really wasn’t my fault.
The first week of December I ended up getting the flu. That had me down for pretty much a week. It was completely miserable. Serisously fever, headache, dizzness, chills, sweats, nausea, loss of apetite, exhaustion. It was a complete shitshow. Then I got a bad cold after that(thanks to to flu. Apparently it’s common to get a cold after the flu because your immune system is weak.) But I lost my taste buds because of it, (only for a couple days) but I wasn’t happy. Finally the cold started going away, and I was glad. Then one night I ended up sleeping wrong and woke up with neck pains. Currently on day three of neck pains. Icy hot has been my best friends these last couple of days.
So to say December has been a not so great month for me would be an understatement. But I want to turn it around and at least get a couple of Christmas reads in before the end of the year. So I have a couple picked out.
Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison
A pasture of dead trees. A hostile takeover of the Santa barn by a family of raccoons. And shipments that have mysteriously gone missing. Lovelight Farms is not the magical winter wonderland of Stella Bloom’s dreams.
In an effort to save the Christmas tree farm she’s loved since she was a kid, she enters a contest with instafamous influencer Evelyn St. James. With the added publicity and the $100,000 cash prize, she might just be able to save the farm from its financial woes. There’s just one problem. To make the farm seem like a romantic destination for the holidays, she lied on the application and said she owns Lovelight Farms with her boyfriend. Only … there is no boyfriend.
Enter best friend Luka Peters. He just came home for some hot chocolate, and somehow got a farm and a serious girlfriend in the process.
A Cat Cafe Christmas by Codi Gary
Veterinarian and animal lover Kara Ingalls needs a Christmas miracle. Opening the Meow and Furrever Cat Café to find loving homes for adorable, adoptable cats was a dream come true—but with more cats than customers, it’s quickly turning into a nightmare. If Kara can’t figure out some way to get the café out of the red, it won’t last past the holidays.
Marketing guru Ben Reese may be annoyingly smart and frustratingly bossy, but when he hatches a plan to put the café in the “green” by Christmas, Kara realizes that she’d be a fool to turn down his help. And so what if he turns out to be an excellent problem solver and nerdy-hot—he can’t even handle fostering one little kitten. She needs to keep their relationship professional and focus on saving the cafe.
But if Ben and Kara can set aside their differences—and find homes for all the cats by Christmas—they might discover that, by risking their hearts, they’ll have their own purr-fect holiday . . . together.