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Media: The Pagosa Springs SUN, CO: "Christmas Books to Enjoy or Give as Gifts"—The Perfect Love Song

Updated: Nov 16, 2019

By Carole Howard, Library News

This story was posted on November 14, 2019.

Christmas books to enjoy or give as gifts

With Thanksgiving so late this year, you may also be thinking about Christmas, which is only a little more than five weeks away. So we wanted to give you some ideas about new holiday books that might be good for you to read or give as gifts to family and friends.

We already have four mysteries and thrillers debuting for the Christmas season: “The 19th Christmas” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is a Women’s Murder Club mystery available as a book and on CD. “The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street” by Karen White follows a search for valuable artifacts in the garden of a centuries-old home. “Owl be Home for Christmas” by Donna Andrews is a large-print Meg Langslow mystery. “Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold” by Nancy Atherton is a large-print mystery set in a small English village.

“The Perfect Love Song” by Patti Callahan Henry is a Christmas romance.

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” is a Chicken Soup for the Soul collection of 101 inspiriting stories of holiday love and wonder. “Let it Snow” by Nancy Thayer is a Christmas romance set on Nantucket. “Spirit of the Season” by Fern Michaels is a large-print story set in a bed and breakfast in North Carolina. “A Mrs. Miracle Christmas” by Debbie Macomber features a caregiver with magical talents and is available as a book and on CD. “Christmas Shopaholic” by Sophie Kinsella is a new Shopaholic adventure.

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“Skoolie!” by Will Sutherland shows you how to convert a school bus or van into a tiny home or RV. “Nomad” by Emma Reddington is a guide to life on the road and off the grid.

“Reading Group Choices 2020” describes selections for lively discussions chosen by authors, agents, publicists, librarians, booksellers and publishing people. “Best in Travel 2020” is a Lonely Planet guide. “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” by Patricia Schultz is a new visual edition of this iconic bestseller. “Hand Hewn” by Jack Soborn is a guide for people seeking natural and simply beautiful architecture. “Nothing Fancy” by Alison Roman is an unfussy guide to having people over for a meal. “Whole 30 Friends and Family” by Melissa Hartwig Urban contains menus and recipes for social occasions like birthday parties, baby showers, tailgating and more. “Food: What the Heck Should I Cook?” by Dr. Mark Hyman features more than 100 delicious and nutritous recipes for weight loss and good health.

For books and materials this week, we thank Gary Snider and our anonymous donors. For their generous donation in memory of Marjorie Witting, we thank David and Lucia Oswald.

For more information on library books, services and programs — and to reserve books, e-books, CDs and DVDs from the comfort of your home — please visit our website at

Nov 14, 2019 The Pagosa Springs SUN, Colorado: "Christmas Books to Enjoy or Give as Gifts"


The Perfect Love Song

For More information about THE PERFECT LOVE SONG by Patti Callahan Henry, visit her website.

Available now in Hardcover, e-book, audio, and audio CD.

Join me on a journey of music, lost love, myth, and a Christmas miracle or two that will lead our characters to the love they were meant to find.

Bonus Content ❄ Included:

  • Shortbread Recipe

  • Charlotte's Southern Garland

  • The Legend of the Claddagh Ring

  • The Story Behind the Story

  • Discussion Questions

  • An excerpt from the novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Just in time for Christmas! Escape with a perfect love song, a perfect love story, and a perfect dose of holiday magic. Learn the story behind the story.


Author and Podcast Host

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times best-selling author of fifteen novels, including the (Historical Fiction), BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. Now a USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly, and The Globe and Mail bestseller. (writing as Patti Callahan).

The author is also the host of the popular seven-part original "Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Podcast Series" launched, October 2019.

THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER, (Contemporary Southern Fiction) June 4, 2019, and THE PERFECT LOVE SONG—A Christmas Holiday novella released October 8, 2019, are available now.

A full-time author and mother of three children, she now resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband. Read More



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