Blogger: Rachel Kent
If you are shopping today, or planning to do any Christmas shopping this year, please consider adding a book or two to your gift list. I’m sure someone on your list loves reading and there are so many wonderful books to buy to support authors and bookstores.
Here are a few delightful books I’ve come across that might be right for someone on your list. And there’s an added bonus that these writers are Books & Such clients! Please forgive the advertising, but sometimes we just have to brag on the amazing authors we represent! Plus Black Friday is a day of advertising, so you are probably all used to it. 😀
First up: Cynthia Ruchti’s Christmas novellas:
And A Door County Christmas Her novella is one of four in this collection. It also includes stories by Becky Melby, Rachael Phillips and Eileen Key.
I adore this little book by Karen Whiting and it’s so pretty too! Lots of fun for the whole family:
Christmas is Coming! But Waiting is Hard. Family Activities and Devotions for Advent
Looking for a gift for kids that will inspire them to read their Bible? Try That’s So Weird! 101 Fun and Fascinating Facts about the Bible by Kathleen Long Bostrom. Colorful and engaging and each page directs the reader back to the Bible passage the fact is from.
If your friend or family member likes historical romance, you might consider Their Mistletoe Matchmakers by Keli Gwyn. Keli is an excellent writer and this story is a bargain! Priced under $5 on Amazon.
If your friends prefer a contemporary romantic suspense with a Christmas twist, try Liz Johnson’s Christmas Captive. Also a bargain at $5.99.
And lastly, if you are shopping for a new baby, Diane Stortz’s Baby, Baby is an adorable board book! It also shares the message of God’s love for us. My son loves this one. It has a mirror at the end and it’s all sorts of fun.
Do you usually gift books for Christmas and birthdays?
What is a favorite book gift you have received?
My Christmas shopping is nearly done (Christmas knitting, not so much 😉 ), and book gifts mark about a dozen of the packages waiting for a tree to hover over them. Sharing the joy of story is so much fun!
I like to give books to my teen students…a great Christmas read for young adults is Tinsel in a Tangle by Laurie Germaine. Cute, funny, romantic, and full of Christmas spirit!
Thanks for the shout-out, Rachel!
I just gave myself Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander LOL. Does that count?
Rachel, thank you for featuring Baby, Baby! And I’m SO glad your little boy enjoys the book!
I love giving Jan Karon books to my aunt, who loves all things Jan Karon. This same aunt gave me My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade about 2 years ago. I had read the ebook, but I loved the book so much, I wanted my own soft cover copy. Best gift.
Hi all. I am so tired. Shopped til I dropped but got it all done, AND stayed in the budget. Now that is a great thing. Of course nabbing Black Friday specials were key. My first stop today was the Lifeway Bookstore. I bought ten books for various people. They’re downstairs still in the shopping bags but it is a variety of authors and titles. My brain is too fried to remember. ANYWAY, books are some of my favorite gifts to give as well as receive!
Thanks for the post Rachel?
Thank you, Rachel–these are so uplifting! And a joyful Christmas to everyone!
This recommendation list is so good. I just started reading and was searching for books that interest me. So these are gonna be a present for me. https://goo.gl/hzRvjQ
Kindle books are great for friends who are cross-country. I love all of Cynthia’s books! That woman can write! And Katie, Laurie Germaine’s “Tinsel in a Tangle” is on my TBR file. I think this would be a great time to read it!
Thanks so much for the recommendations, Rachel!
Thanks, Angie! You made my day. Again.