20 Holiday Romances to Melt Your Heart

Fall in love this Christmas with one of these twenty holiday romances from some of our favorite Barnes & Noble Press authors! There’s a little bit of everything– from historical romance to the paranormal – to ignite passions and warm hearts. These winter months can feel long so check out the list and download one (or two, or three or twenty) today!


Christmas in New York by Monique Martin

Time-Traveling adventurers Simon and Elizabeth Cross return in an all-new Christmas novella! Along with their young daughter, Charlotte, the Crosses travel back to 1937 New York City to visit an old friend and learn the true meaning of Christmas – the importance of the people you share it with.

Christmas and Cannolis by Peggy Jaeger

With Christmas season in full swing, baker Regina San Valentino is up to her elbows in cake batter and cookie dough. And she’s got no time for love between managing her business and dealing with her crazy Italian family. But when a handsome stranger enters her bakery begging for help, Regina can’t find it in her heart to refuse him. Connor Gilhooly needs a specialty cake for an upcoming fundraiser. With the reputation of his company on the line, he didn’t plan on falling for a woman with heartbreak in her eyes or dealing with her wise-guy father and a disapproving family. Can Regina lay her past to rest and trust the man who’s awoken her heart?

Santa, Baby by Blair Babylon

As an uber famous rock star, Peyton Cabot seems to have it all. Except when the one woman he thought he could count on stops taking his calls, Peyton seeks out answers only to discover a Christmas surprise that changes everything. Cozy up with this book and more in a special series from five USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors.

Christmas of Love by Erin Wright

Ivy McLain returns to her small Idaho town after five years away. Austin Bishop thinks he’s found the perfect way to numb his heartbreak by having a holiday fling. But when no strings attached gives way to a whole lot more will the secrets each have been hiding leave them out cold, or can their relationship withstand the frost?

Christmas in Dark Moon Vale by Tessa Dawn

Take a trip to the dark side in this uproariously funny tale of immortal souls decking the halls this Christmas Eve. As the creatures of the night gather for a Christmas feast, internal family squabbles, treacherous intrigue, and alpha vampires might just make this night anything but merry.

Lady Osbaldestone’s Christmas Goose by Stephanie Laurens

It’s December, 1810, and Therese, Lady Osbaldestone, is looking forward to her usual Christmas with her family. But then with only twelve days to go before Christmas, the village flock of geese has vanished. But while searching for the geese, she and her three helpers stumble on two locals who, it is clear, are in dire need of assistance in sorting out their lives. neither they nor anyone else have found so much as a feather from the village’s geese. Larceny is ruled out; a flock of that size could not have been taken from the area without someone noticing. So where could the birds be? And with the days passing and Christmas inexorably approaching, will they find the blasted birds in time?

Christmas Forever by Sophie Love

Christmas is fast approaching at Sunset Harbor as Emily Mitchell heads into not only her third trimester, but a new business opportunity that might just change everything. As Christmas looms and all are busy preparing, Emily knows that this will be the most meaningful one of her life. It will be an inspirational holiday season, one that just might change things forever.

A Yuletide Kiss by Glynnis Campbell

Damsels in shining armor…riding to the rescue! Deirdre, Helena, and Miriel, three kick-arse Scots wenches known as The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch, aren’t about to become any man’s chattel, until they meet heroes who are strong enough to tame their wild ways and worthy enough to win their wayward hearts.

Half-Viking shieldmaiden Kimbery of Rivenloch has until Yuletide to choose a bridegroom…or one will be chosen for her. But when the barbarian Brude the Brutal travels to claim his betrothed, he finds himself bewitched instead by a runaway bride.

My Lucky Penny by Jill Barnett

When famous architect, Edward Lowell suddenly becomes guardian of his orphaned 4 year old niece, the life he has known is turned upside down. His niece is traumatized by the loss of her mother, but when she spots a doll in a store window that looks like her mother, he sees the first signs of happiness in her eyes. Unfortunately, the doll is sold before Edward can buy it and he sets out to find the dollmaker in the hope she can help him find a way to heal his young niece.

Mistletoe by Toni Blake

Shelby Scott is no damsel in distress. And Jason Rose is no knight in shining armor. But while Shelby is determined to celebrate her freedom from a troubled past, Jace is working overtime to earn her trust. If Jace can pull this off it might just be a Christmas miracle.

Happy New Year, Baby by Laura Marie Altom

With her adventure business on the brink of foreclosure, Liliana makes a deal with the brother-in-law that blames himself for the unspeakable tragedy that left her pregnant and widowed. So Brody Crawford finally agrees to return home to celebrate the holidays. But as the snows fall and the guilt mounts, can Brody finally be honest with Liliana about everything, including his own feelings?

Noble Holidays: Four Sweet Victorian Christmas Novellas by Anthea Lawson

From USA Today bestselling author Anthea Lawson comes four heartwarming tales of the holiday season filled with sweet kisses, misunderstandings, Christmas trees, and best of all, true love. Includes the brand new novella A Nobleman’s Noel

Santa Paws is coming to Town (A Short Tail) by Roxanne St. Claire

What could be more joyous than a Kilcannon Christmas? But for Daniel Kilcannon, the man they call “The Dogfather,” this holiday season is anything but happy. And when a recently rescued puppy goes missing on Waterford Farm, all celebrations come to a halt. Daniel must find little Jack Frost…and nothing short of a Christmas miracle can make that happen.

The Cavalier’s Christmas Bride by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal

England, 1651: Christmas has been outlawed by the new Commonwealth government–but that won’t stop Lady Chrystabel Trevor from embracing the holiday spirit. When she finds herself snowed in with handsome and intriguing Joseph Ashcroft, the Viscount Tremayne, merrymaking leads to mayhem. In a time of fear and oppression, can the magic of Christmas bring two hearts together?

Baby by Christmas by Maggie Shayne & Jessica Lewis

Allie’s plans to surprise her big brother on the eve of his deployment fall through. And a fight breaks out in the bar where she’d been waiting for him. Extricated from the brawl by a handsome stranger, she surrenders to his charm. And then indulges in an uncharacteristic one-night-stand that makes her forget her troubles for just a little while.

Once Upon a Texas Christmas by Katherine Garbera

Logan Calloway is a big-time Hollywood A-lister. Avery Burton is his sharp-as-a-tack assistant back in the town Logan hasn’t returned to in years. Until, this year for Christmas Logan is coming back to Whiskey River to reflect on his life and career. Seeing Avery again, though, leads Logan to realize that Whiskey River has more to offer than just bad memories.

A Bramble House Christmas by C.J. Carmichael

After finding out his recently deceased father left his nurse of only six weeks fifty thousand dollars, Finn Knightly travels to Bramble House B&B to find answers. But Willa Fairchild is not the conniving woman he expects to find. And, before he knows it, Willa and her young son are stealing away with Finn’s heart.

Merry & Bright – A Nocturne Falls Universe Christmas Anthology by Kristen Painter, Fiona Roarke, Jax Cassidy, Wynter Daniels, and Kira Nyte

This Nocturne Falls Universe Christmas anthology contains nine stories of holiday goodness all with a paranormal twist!

Christmas with the Billionaire by Lila Monroe

Spice up the holiday season with the hilarious new holiday novella! When a chorus girl gets snowed in upstate with a beautiful billionaire theater producer, suddenly the casting couch looks like a pretty great place to spend a night. Who says Christmas only had to come once a year?

Love Me by Christmas by Jaci Burton

Ellie Washington lost her husband in a tragedy five years ago at Christmas. She wouldn’t have made it through her grief if not for her husband’s brother. Nick, helped her pick up the pieces of her shattered life. But after years of letting her feelings hibernate in secret, this winter perhaps Nick and Ellie are ready to move forward together.


  1. Thanks so much for including “The Cavalier’s Christmas Bride”! Can’t wait to read the other books on this list!

  2. Tanya Anne Crosby says:

    Thank you for featuring Romance Under the Mistletoe!

  3. Thank you so much for choosing Christmas In Dark Moon Vale – Happy Holidays! 🙂

  4. Color me delighted at seeing Mistletoe included in this lovely list! Thank you so much!

  5. Loved CJ Carmichael Bramble House Christmas!