10 New Christmas Romance Books For The 2023 Holiday Season

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With the holidays approaching, it’s time to deck the halls with mistletoe and a sprinkling of love. And what better way to celebrate love than with the best and most highly-anticipated Christmas romance books of 2023? From Josie Silver’s new festive release, A Winter in New York, to Becca Freeman’s heartwarming holiday rom-com, The Christmas Orphans Club, the holidays look merrier and brighter. Give yourself the gift of holiday cheer with these new Christmas romances and revel in the miracle of true love. 

The Christmas Orphans Club by Becca Freeman

Cozy up with Becca Freeman’s debut novel, The Christmas Orphans Club, a lovely addition to the holiday romance canon. Set in the glittering landscape of NYC, four friends’ annual holiday traditions are put to the test when it becomes clear that it may be their last. With razor-sharp wit and hilarious dialogue, Freeman crafts a heartwarming story of found family, friendship, holiday traditions, and the challenges of growing up.

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Big Lights, Big Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

In Mary Kay Andrews’ sparkling new 2023 holiday release, Big Lights, Big Christmas, Kerry Tolliver says goodbye to her family’s Christmas tree farm and hello to the bright lights of NYC. There to help her older brother sell trees at their family’s Greenwich Village destination, Kerry falls in love with the dazzling city, her delightful neighbors, and the charming single dad who sweeps her off her feet. 

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Snowed In by Catherine Walsh

Catherine Walsh gave the gift of romance last year with her novel Holiday Romance, and she’s continuing that tradition for 2023 with her holiday romantic comedy, Snowed In

Most people would be happy to return home for the holidays. Megan, however, is not. After leaving the town’s golden boy at the altar, she has become persona non grata. Luckily, Megan gets an early Christmas miracle that comes in the form of a fake relationship for the holidays with an old friend. 

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Christmas at the Shelter Inn by RaeAnne Thayne

From the queen of heartwarming holiday romances comes Christmas at the Shelter, a cozy love story about a girl who would have happily kept her small town and the Shelter Inn hotel in her rearview mirror if not for her sister’s call for help. In a town brimming with bad memories, Natalie Shepherd is struggling to keep her head above water when she bumps into the ultimate ghost from her past, her late brother’s best friend and her high school crush, Griffin Taylor. 

If you love Christmas romance books with family drama and a chance at love, Christmas at the Shelter is a novel you don’t want to miss in 2023.

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Time to Shine by Rachel Reid 

Next up on this list of new Christmas romance books for 2023 is Rachel Reid’s sweet hockey romance, Time to Shine. When Landon Stackhouse is called up as the backup goalie for the NHL team, he knows the chances of him doing anything other than watching the game are slim. But for the time being, Landon needs a place to stay. 

Enter NHL superstar Casey Hicks, the young winger who befriends Landon despite his determination to keep to himself. However, when feelings bloom, new worries arise—ones that center around Landon’s eventual goodbye to 

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Christmas at the Cat Café by Jessica Redland 

What do you get when you mix cats with pastries during the holidays? Christmas at the Cat Café, a sweet and festive holiday romance about a girl whose dreams of opening a cat cafe are just in reach after receiving an inheritance. However, between personal struggles and public resistance, Tabby will need a Christmas miracle and, maybe a sprinkling of romance to have her cafe open before the holidays.  

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The Book Club Hotel by Sarah Morgan

The holidays would not be complete without The Book Club Hotel, a holiday novel about Hattie Coleman, the reluctant owner of Vermont’s winter destination, Maple Sugar Inn, and a struggling and recently widowed single mom. When three best friends check in for their book club getaway, Hattie never could have imagined how their lives would entwine, nor how they would help each other heal over the span of a week.   

Grab a hot chocolate and slip on your comfiest blanket because this feel-good holiday escape will give you all the cozy Christmas feels. 

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One Christmas Morning by Rachel Greenlaw

Rachel Greenlaw’s debut novel One Christmas Morning follows Eva, a woman desperate to escape the memories of her past, even if that means pushing everyone she loves away. Amid her latest escape, Eva gets a surprise visit from her Gran’s ghost that ends with her living the same day, over and over again, in the bodies of her loved ones. 

For readers looking for new Christmas romances that tell a tale of friendship, self-discovery, and love, One Christmas Morning is a 2023 must-read.

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A Winter in New York by Josie Silver

It’s time to break out the mistletoe and gelato! New York’s newest resident, Iris, would rather hibernate than explore her new home. However, her best friend refuses to allow her to become a hermit. 

While out in the wilds of NYC, Iris meets Gio, the charming owner of a struggling gelateria on the brink of closing. Much to Iris’s surprise, her mother’s gelato, and their gelato are one in the same. With the recipe hanging in the balance and Gio’s uncle in a coma, Iris must decide how to tell him she knows the recipe. 

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Holly vs. Mr. Ivy by Amanda P. Jones

Break out the eggnog and dial up the holiday cheer with Holly vs. Mr. Ivy, a sweet romantic comedy about an unlikely romance between an overworked executive chef and her annoyingly cheerful coworker. 

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