Romancing the Weekend: Holiday Romance Episode 4

Whee! Christmas is only 10 days away. If you're looking for some last minute gifts and/or stocking stuffers, you've come to the right place.

Ebooks make wonderful gifts for your reading friends, and they're easy to give.


These instructions are for Amazon, but I think all online booksellers have a similar process. Just check around the bookseller's website for instructions.

1. Go to the ebook's page on Amazon. In this post, the link is embedded in the title.

2. Look at the right sidebar near the top of the page, and you'll see Buy for others. The box looks exactly like the image you see here. 

Click Learn more if you need to know all the details. Or, simply click the bar that says Buy for others and fill in the blanks. It's that easy.


I've got a great selection of Holiday Romance novels for you this week. As always, I'll list other tropes each book fits so you'll know what you're getting—books specific to your reading taste.

Readers, if there's a specific theme you'd like to see featured, leave a comment on this post, or on any of the Romancing the Weekend Thursday posts. I'll continue this weekly feature of specific romance themes into the New Year.

Authors, if you'd llike to submit a book to be featured on Romancing the Weekend, just use the blog's Contact Page. The weekly trope feature will continue into 2023.


This Holiday Romance set in Portugal can also fit these tropes: Sports RomanceMedical Romance, and Sweet Romance.

Love can come softly, like holiday snow. Or sweep you away like a riptide.

World-class surfer Krystal Walters would have appreciated the beauty of her surroundings—a quaint cottage in a fragrant Portuguese olive grove—if a wipeout hadn’t changed all her holiday plans. Now, suffering the dizzying aftereffects of multiple concussions, she’s determined to make it home to Rhode Island for Christmas, even if she has to defy doctor’s orders.

Except those orders are being enforced by Adolfo Silva. A man as arrogant as he is ruggedly handsome. Spending every waking moment working to make the family olive farm a success, Adolfo barely has time to savor a traditional Feliz Natal. But the moment Krystal disappears under a mountain of sea water, his focus shifts to a sun-kissed spitfire with golden hair, sky-blue eyes, and a will as immovable as his own.

Keeping her safe is his first priority, but this bold, courageous woman’s wings won’t be clipped. Before they can plant the seeds of a future together, he’ll have to convince her that spending 
Christmas, and maybe every holiday to come, with him isn’t the end of the world. Because she’s become the center of his.


This Holiday Romance also features these tropes: Single Dad, Opposites Attract, and Small Town Romance. This book is a Kindle Unlimited selection.

After receiving a life-altering health diagnosis, Jada Beldane heads to a holiday cottage in Sprucewood, Colorado. Armed with a handbook titled “Ten Days to Find Joy,” she vows to use every exercise to fight her way out of this funk and face a new year with a positive attitude. All she needs is a little time to herself and to stay away from children.

Following a disastrous marriage, single dad Graham Seaver does his best to avoid the tourists in his hometown. He’s determined to give his young daughter the best Christmas ever. Hopefully, keeping her busy will distract her from asking questions about getting a new mother.

On paper, Jada and Graham are a horrible match. But when the town’s scheduled events throw them together, will they succumb to the holiday magic?


Another Holiday Romance by Linda Carroll-Bradd features these tropes: Family Feud and Small Town. This historical romance will be on sale for 99¢ through December.

After losing half his herd in the Great Blizzard of 1886, rancher Konrad Werner needs to safeguard his cattle.

Tomboy Anora Huxley trains the Australian Shepherds and Kelpies that run the family’s sheep herd. Although cattlemen and shepherds are at odds, the pair discovers common interests. 

A threat is overheard, and Konrad rides out to Anora’s ranch to protect her. The tense situation reveals their true feelings. Will Anora be swayed by family loyalty, or will she listen to her heart that responds to Konrad’s silent signals? 



This sweet Holiday Romance is also an Opposites Attract Romance and is priced at only 99¢.

Heather isn’t looking for a hero.

After her ex-husband abandoned her and their daughter Evie, she’s determined to rebuild her life on her own. 

When Nick finds Evie's letter to Santa, he wants to make a few simple wishes come true. But his generosity clashes with Heather’s pride, even as they are drawn to each other. 

Can a child’s Christmas wish turn three lonely people into a family?

MAIL ORDER NOELLE: An Impostor for Christmas Book 6



This historical Holiday Romance also fits these tropes: Marriage of Convenience and Imposter Bride. This book is a Kindle Unlimited selection. 

The sister switch!

Free-thinking, ambitious Noelle looks to move West to improve her newspaper writing career. Wealthy cattle baron, Grant Chisholm, has offered for her sister’s hand, but Merry has other ideas and the girls arrange a switch.

Grant seeks a woman to marry who won’t hamper his lifestyle, but will free him from his grandmother’s matchmaking efforts. His old school mate’s shy, reserved sister seems the ideal choice.

Noelle only needs to get established in the West before she tells Grant he married the wrong sister. Surely a reasonable and wealthy man will annul the marriage and turn her dowry over to her.

Being in Grant’s household provides Noelle interesting research. So does spending time with her husband. Before she can tell him the truth, her sister Merry shows up, and everything falls apart.




This historical Holiday Romance is a Marriage of Convenience and is  part of the Angel Creek Christmas Brides series and is only 99¢.

Such a tiny lie… Desperation drove her… She couldn’t know the risk…

Melody stretched the truth a bit—quite a bit—when she wrote to her groom-to-be. 

After the death of her grandmother, Melody Fraser must quickly leave what has been her home in South Carolina. There are those in the village who think she murdered her Nana Fraser. She’s innocent but there’s talk about arrest and prosecution. To escape, this Southern belle agrees to become a mail-order bride in far away Montana. Surely things will work out, won’t they?

Nicholas “Nick” Walker is a doctor from Boston whose wife and children were killed when mortar fire destroyed the home in which they lived. Unaware of precisely what life in western Montana will be like, he buys a medical practice far from the ravages of the Civil War. 

He wants a competent nurse who can assist him with operations and care for patients as his plans expand for a hospital. He wants a well-organized wife to keep him company and start a family. With his usual efficiency, he combines the two into one job description when he requests a mail-order bride.

What will it take to teach Nick that—although she isn’t what he expected—Melody is exactly what he needs?



This romantic comedy Holiday Romance also fits these tropes: Workplace Romance, In Love with the Boss, Unrequited Love, Friends to Lovers, and a Makeover Heroine.

Nobody's Cinderella is on sale for 99¢ for the holidays. It's also a Kindle Unlimited selection.

Darcy wished on a star. Uh oh! She should have been careful what she wished for!

Darcy Benton is the oldest cliché in the world—a woman in love with her boss. She'd fallen in love at first sight with him three years ago.

Other than that, she's no-nonsense, practical, mature, and sober. She's just the kind of woman Chase Whitaker wants as head of accounting for his company. She's definitely not the kind of woman he wants in his bed.

Enter Darcy's meddling, matchmaking best friend who has a plan to transform ugly duckling Darcy into a hottie designed to attract Chase's interest. All it takes? A makeover, a couple of little lies, and a wish on a star. Let the games begin!


I hope you'll add these Holiday Romances to your To Be Read stack so you'll have a way to escape the frantic pace of the holidays.

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  1. Thank you for the shout-out for my sweet romance, A Portuguese Christmas. Much appreciated!