The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Books Edition
You can't go wrong gifting one of these reads!
Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life? We’ve got you covered! Here is the perfect list of books to gift to a friend or family member. No matter what their age or interests are, you’ll be sure to find the perfect read for them on this list.
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Christmas in Peachtree Bluff by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Ansley takes immense pride in being a reliable mother. When her daughter, Caroline, and her husband announce their divorce, their own daughter, Vivi, begins acting out. Ansley offers to take Vivi under her wing for the holiday season. Ansley and her husband, Jack, were planning to take Vivi with them on vacation to escape an incoming hurricane. This doesn’t go as planned. Vivi’s antics force the trio to remain in Peachtree Bluff. As the hurricane hits, Ansley’s daughters take it upon themselves to rescue the trio and the destroyed town. They set sail on Caroline’s boat and have no idea what they are getting themselves into.
Final Table by Dan Schorr
Maggie Raster, a former White House staffer, is trying to build her own consulting firm while overcoming a recent sexual assault by an ex-boss. Kyler Dawson is desperate to gain entry to a controversial but lucrative international poker tournament. The host nation faces widespread condemnation for the recent murder of a prominent female journalist. Kyler is convinced that Maggie’s political smarts and connections can give him just what he needs. Kyler offers her a portion of the $20 million prize in exchange for her help. To succeed, she will have to overcome a multitude of challenges – will she be able to do it?
No Beauties or Monsters by Tara Goedjen
Rylie left a lot of memories at the military base in Twentynine Palms but hasn’t been back since her father died. When her mom’s new work assignment sends them back to Twentynine Palms, Rylie is in a place she never wanted to return to. It seems her old friend Lily is gone – vanished into the desert, and there is gossip around town about a mysterious killer on the loose. It isn’t just the town that’s frightening, though, Rylie is having visions of monstrous creatures that lurk in the night. Everything seems to be tied to the cabin her grandfather left behind. Rylie wants the truth, but she doesn’t know what’s real. The deadliest thing in town could be Rylie herself.
The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale
Delphine abandoned her soloist spot at the Paris Opera Ballet fourteen years ago to start a new life in St. Petersburg, carrying a secret that could turn her best friends’ lives upside down. Now 36-years-old, Delphine has returned to the Opera House to choreograph the ballet that will kick start the next phase of her career. But things changed while she was away, and some things can’t stay a secret forever.
Unknown Assailant by J.L. Doucette
Detective Beau Antelope and Dr. Pepper Hunt team up in the small town of Farson, Wyoming to investigate the murder/suicide in a prominent family. As they dig into what went on in the days leading up to the horrific death, they uncover the darkest secrets of a family that has been touched my trauma for as long as anyone can remember.
Couples Wanted by Briana Cole
Bridget and Roman are newlyweds and want to make sure they do everything in their power to keep their relationship feeling new and exciting. They immediately hit it off when they meet another couple, Corinne and Patrick. They make the unusual decision to swap spouses for just one thrilling night. After this, Bridget and Roman feel closer than ever. The couple thinks this is just going to be a harmless fling – until Corinne and Patrick start wanting more from Bridget and Roman than they ever wanted to agree to. They are pushed to the edge and forced to uncover the true intentions of Corinne and Patrick, or they won’t have anything left.
A Lot Like Adiós by Alexis Daria
Michelle Amato is fine with being the odd one out of her marriage-obsessed Puerto Rican family. So what if she has no love life? She’s successful, happy and wouldn’t want love with anyone but Gabe, the man who disappeared from her life 13 years ago. Gabe left New York at 18 to get away from his parents, but that also meant leaving Michelle for a new life in L.A. When Michelle is unexpectedly hired to work on a marketing campaign for the gym that Gabe is the co-owner for, everything changes.
He Gets That From Me by Jacqueline Friedland
Maggie Fisher’s job at the checkout counter in Downtown Phoenix just isn’t cutting it. She is a young mother with a live-in boyfriend. Her dreams of going to college and becoming a teacher were destroyed when she moved out of her parents’ house at a young age. In an innocent attempt to earn some extra cash, Maggie decides to become a gestational carrier for a married couple in New York. Because of this decision, Maggie was able to turn her life around after delivering twin babies and handing them over to their parents. She goes to college, gets a great job and even starts her own family. Unfortunately, this was all too good to be true. Her world is turned upside down when she gets a call from the fertility clinic ten years later, asking for a DNA test.
Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman
This luminous poetry collection captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. This collection explores language, identity, and history through an imaginative and intimate collage. These poems are sure to touch someone from every walk of life, from those suffering grief from a global pandemic to those seeking a moment of reckoning.
Beasts of a Little Land by Juhea Kim
In 1917 Korea, a local hunter on the verge of starvation saves a Japanese officer from a tiger attack. Their fates are instantly connected, and this begins a saga that spans half a century. In the aftermath, a young girl named Jane is sold by her family to a courtesan school, which cements her to the lowest social status. She meets a boy named JungHo and the pair forms a deep friendship. As they grow up, Jade becomes a sought-after performer. From poverty to glamour, Jade and JungHo forge their own destinies.
Life From Scratch by Vanessa Lachey
Vanessa Lachey is a dedicated mother, friend, and wife who is known to often share bits of her life with the world. The things she shares include recipes, holiday hacks, birthday rituals, and date night ideas. However, there is much more to Vanessa than the world may think. Her childhood was very different from that of her own children. Her mom left when she was only nine, so when Vanessa had her own kids, she didn’t have any traditions to pass down, forcing her to create her own. In this book, Vanessa shares personal stories from her life along with recipes, parenting tips, and ideas that you can implement into your own life.
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