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The Because Fiction Podcast

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Taking the pulse of Christian fiction, Because Fiction explores the lastest trends in Christian fiction, discusses genres, specific authors, new releases, and classics as well. If it's Christian fiction (or something readers love), we talk about it.


Episode 21: Some of the Best Christmas Reads Coming in 2020

After several failed attempts to get this episode out all month, it's here... some of my favorite Christmas books, the books others recommended to me, and some of the exciting new and best Christmas reads coming this fall!

From older books I rarely see people mention, to some people always recommend to me, and especially some of the exciting collections coming this  Christmas (lots of books for a tiny price or "FREE" on Kindle Unlimited--affiliate link), What more can we ask for?

Single books, series, collections--this episode has it all.

Note: some links may be affiliate links that provide me with a commission at no extra expense to you

Some of the Best Christmas Reads Coming in 2020 First up: some of my favorite Christmas books--ones I recommend you read this year!


  • A Very Austen Christmas (If you like Regency and Austen, this is a fun way to have quick reads that way)
  • Michelle Griep’s books, 12 Days at Bleakley Manor and A Tale of Two Hearts (She also wrote The Old Lace Shop, but I found the first-person/present tense jarring for a historical novel)
  • The Hope of Christmas Collection— WWII fiction stories at Christmas time. Jodie Wolfe, Linda Matchett, Teri Wangard
Christmas Books Recommended to Me
  • Tinsel in a Tangle—Laurie Germaine
  • Saving Ebenezer— S. Daniel Smith. This book about Scrooge’s story AFTER the end of A Christmas Carol. I’m so excited because Dan will be on the podcast this fall, so watch for that episode.
  • "Red Boots" by Kate Willis (a FREE short story on Amazon—just 9 pages)
  • Christmas Carol Society and 24 Days before Christmas by Rebekah Jones
  • Once upon a Christmas— last year’s collection with contemporary retellings of such stories as:
    • Little Mermaid
    • Cinderella
    • Snow White
    • Sleeping Beauty etc.
  • Taking Chances— a four-book series by Joanne Markey. Who doesn’t love kids, couples, and puppies?
  • Amanda Tru’s Christmas Card Series—a new one coming in September, too!
  • Heard good things about Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock and Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Rushti
  • A Wreath of Snow —Liz Curtis Higgs.
    2020 Christmas Collections to watch for!

    Those aren't even a drop in the bucket of the amazing Christmas books coming, but they'll give you something to get started on until releases start rolling out this fall!  Meanwhile, I guess I'd better finish mine!

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