Each day, between now and Christmas, I will feature three Christmas themed books that you might want to check out. Hope you find some that are new to you and some that you enjoy. Enjoy your reading.
Being dead can’t put a damper on spirited, holiday-loving Bailey Ruth Raeburn.
Christmas is a time for family and giving, and a wealthy woman in Adelaide, Oklahoma, is about to embrace both. Discovering that she has a young grandson, the dowager decides to change her will to leave the bulk of her fortune to the young boy–an alteration that stuns the rest of her family. But a scrooge of a determined heir makes sure she never signs the new document. When she is found dead, it’s up to that irrepressible spirit Bailey Ruth, on assignment from Wiggins and Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions, to protect a little boy, foil a murderer, and save Christmas.
There’s only one teeny hitch: how can Bailey Ruth figure out which family member was desperate enough to kill when everyone has a motive? (Goodreads)
It’s Christmastime in Weatherford, Texas, and retired teacher-cum-amateur sleuth Phyllis Newsom is looking forward to finishing up what has been one unlucky year. But she won’t be hanging up her apron quite yet, because this year’s Christmas bake-off is going to be cutthroat.
Phyllis would like to think she’s just entering the Christmas cookie contest for fun. But that’s not exactly true. She’s can’t imagine anyone beating her delicate, snowflake-shaped lime sugar cookies–although her friend Carolyn’s pecan shortbread, along with her neighbor Mrs. Simmons’s gingerdoodles, might give her a run for her money.
Then, after her annual Christmas cookie exchange, Phyllis heads over to elderly Mrs. Simmons’s home and finds the poor thing in a pile of lime sugar cookies, strangled by the belt of her own bathrobe. With a number of names on Santa’s naughty list, this case is a cookie Phyllis means to crumble… (Goodreads)
Cinnamon Peters is one tough cookie.
Every year at Christmas River’s annual Gingerbread Junction Competition, pie baker extraordinaire Cinnamon aims to win, taking down any competitor who gets in her way. But when she finds a dead body in the woods behind her pie shop just days before the big competition, Cinnamon realizes that there’s much more to worry about than cookies, frosting, and gumdrops.
Someone’s out to bring Cinnamon down. And they’re playing dirty.
Only Cinnamon and a mysterious stranger who walks into her life one snowy evening can figure out the mystery.
But can they solve it before Cinnamon’s chances of gingerbread competition glory crumble?