The Best Of: Festive Romance Covers

If you can’t create a beautiful cover around Christmas what’s the point of writing a Christmas romance book? I absolutely love festive romance covers, so much so that I’m going to show you five of my favourites in this post. 

Now festive romances are still a pretty new genre to me. Having only started reading them last year I didn’t have a huge selection to choose from, but I like to mostly include covers of books I’ve actually read. 

Anyway here are five of my favourite festive romance book covers. 

One More For Christmas by Sarah Morgan

If you are a fan of festive romances then you will more likely than not know who Sarah Morgan is. For me, she is one of the best romance writers and her covers are always stunning. 

This illustrated/painted art style is one I will always champion. There’s something about this cover that seems so timeless and classic to me. You really cannot go wrong with this style of cover. Especially when it comes to a romance, it just screams cosy winter vibes. 

Read my review here: The 12 Books of Christmas: One More For Christmas by Sarah Morgan

Goodreads synopsis: “Gayle is a highly successful and motivated business woman, but her success has come at a price – she hasn’t spoken to her daughters, Ella and Samantha, for years. But when Gayle has an accident at work, she realises she needs to make amends with her family.

And so she invites herself to join Ella and Samantha for their Christmas in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The sisters are none too pleased that their mother has inserted herself into their Christmas plans. They have each other – and don’t need their mother back in their lives. Or so they think…

As they embark on their first family Christmas together in years, will the three women learn that sometimes facing up to a few home truths is all you need to heal your heart?”

Christmas At Frozen Falls by Kiley Dunbar

This was a recent read and I will be posting my review of it later this week so make sure to keep an eye out for it.

If you put the Nothern Lights on a festive romance cover I am 100% more likely to read it. The whole aesthetic of the Nothern Lights is so perfectly suited to this type of story that you really can’t go amiss. 

Although saying that I can’t actually remember if you see the Nothern Lights in this book. Well, I’m guessing you do because they’re on the cover. 

The typography on this cover is also very beautiful. It’s the type of writing I always try to create with my own artwork, but can never manage to make it look so good. 

Goodreads synopsis: “Sylvie Magnusson is going to be lonely this Christmas. Instead of jetting off for her honeymoon, she’s freezing at home in Cheshire. Guess that’s what happens when your fiancé dumps you a week before your wedding…

Sylvie’s best friend, Nari, plans a trip to see the Northern Lights and get Sylvie’s mojo back. But as their Lapland getaway approaches, Sylvie realises that Frozen Falls is the hometown of Stellan Virtanen, her dreamy Finnish ex-boyfriend, the one that got away.

When they meet, Stellan’s still gorgeous – and her heart is warmed when he shows her the romantic delights of Lapland (as well as some adorable Husky puppies). But when she returns to England, can she really leave Stellan behind? Or will she find that her heart belongs in the frozen North?”

Finding Love At The Christmas Market by Jo Thomas
Finding Love At The Christmas Market Photo credit: Melissa Young (Young Creative Press)

The fact that this book has such a stunning cover almost pains me because I really didn’t like it. I’ve always said I will be scorned by my love of a pretty cover and this book was exactly that. 

However, this post is not about the actual book. It’s about the cover, and what a cover it is. 

I love the cosy vibes it gives out. I’m a huge lover of Christmas markets and this cover really plays up to all the elements I consider when looking for a good cover. Beautiful typography, painted/drawn style and warm colours

Read my review here: The 12 Books of Christmas: Finding Love at the Christmas Market by Jo Thomas

Goodreads synopsis: “Amongst the twinkling lights and smell of warm gingerbread in the old market square, Connie heads off on her date with a checklist of potential partner must-haves. Baker Henrich ticks all the boxes, but when Connie meets Henrich’s rival William, she starts to wonder if ticking boxes is the answer.” 

The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan 

This was another recent read so I will also be posting my review of it later this week so make sure to keep an eye out for it.

Sarah Morgan’s covers are so wonderful that I’ve included two of them in one post. A phenomenon that is unheard of on Young Creative Press. 

I feel like this cover really speaks for itself. I mean just look at it. 

Recently I’ve found out that I’m really drawn to blue things. Looking at this post and all of the festive romances I’ve reviewed this year it makes sense. For me, blue is a calming colour and pair that with a splash of purple and you have perfection in my eyes. 

This is actually my favourite cover out of the entire list and I would daresay it makes it onto my favourites of all time. 

Goodreads synopsis: “It was supposed to be Christy Sullivan’s perfect Christmas escape – a dream trip to Lapland with her family and best friend, Alix. But facing a make-or-break marriage crisis, Christy desperately needs time alone with her husband, Seb. Her solution? Alix, along with Seb’s oldest friend, Zac, can take Christy’s daughter on the planned Lapland trip, and they will all reunite there for Christmas Day. After all, what are friends for?

There’s nothing Alix won’t do for Christy, but Christy’s plan to save Christmas is testing their friendship. Especially as Alix and Zac have a difficult history of their own.

As long-held secrets unravel, and unexpected romance shines under the Northern Lights, can Christy and Alix find the courage to fight for the relationships they really want? And could this Christmas escape save the precious gift of each other’s friendship?”

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Lizzie Shane 
Photo credit: Melissa Young (Young Creative Press)

Festive dogs. That is my main reason for liking this cover. Probably not enough of a reason to include it in this list for most of you, but perfectly valid for me. 

Anyway, I’m being silly, this is actually a really nice cover. I love how vibrant the colours are and of course, the dogs are a wonderful bonus. I also love how the title isn’t in white which is what you see on the majority of these types of covers. 

Read my review here: The 12 Books of Christmas: The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Lizzie Shane

Goodreads synopsis: “Pine Hollow has everything Ally Gilmore could wish for in a holiday break: gently falling snow in a charming small town and time with her family. Then she learns some Grinch has pulled the funding for her family’s rescue shelter, and now she has only four weeks to find new homes for a dozen dogs! But when she confronts her Scroogey councilman nemesis, Ally finds he’s far more reasonable – and handsome – than she ever expected.

As the guardian of his dog-obsessed ten-year-old niece, Ben West doesn’t have time to build a cuddly reputation. But he does feel guilty about the shelter closing. So he proposes a truce with Ally, agreeing to help her adopt out the pups. As the two spend more time together, the town’s gossip is spreading faster than Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. And soon Ben is hoping he can convince Ally that Pine Hollow is her home for the holidays…and the whole year through.”

Let me know if you have any favourite festive covers!


Like this post? Why not read this one too: The 12 Books of Christmas: The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

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