Another year, another best festive romance covers post. There have been so many amazing covers this year, it’s actually difficult to choose just a few. The cover artists really stepped up their game and I’m very impressed.
I usually like to include a mix of this year and the previous year, however, last year’s covers were not great, I won’t lie. There’s only one pick from 2021, as I’ve already used the only other good ones in last year’s post.
Santa Maybe by Mary Jayne Baker
I’ve really started to appreciate simplistic covers more. Santa Maybe is definitely a stand-out for me this year, and this is due to how simple yet effective the cover design is.
Using two different fonts and actually making it look good is quite difficult, but the artist (sorry I don’t know who it is) did an amazing job.
Synopsis: Toy Store owner Elodie Martin is not one to get into the festive spirit but nothing gets her fired up more than the chance to get one over on her nemesis, Callum Ashley – the frosty, infuriatingly handsome owner of the local department store. Christmas is the only time she can compete thanks to her grandad Jim, everyone’s favourite Santa Claus. But when he has to unexpectedly hang up his red suit, Elodie is at risk of losing the business for good and has no choice but to rely on last-minute replacement out-of-work actor Nick Winter. Can a sprinkling of Christmas magic warm Callum’s heart and help Elodie find her happily ever after? Or is it just possible that love is to be found a little bit closer to home?
Let It Snow by Beth Moran
For some reason this one reminds me of a snow globe it makes me so happy. Although I complained about blue covers on the book above, I do really love them. Blue is one of those colours that instantly draws me into things and it clearly works with books because the majority of the ones I read this year are blue.
The little details on this are quite nice and I love the little house/cabin. It looks a bit like a gingerbread house.
Synopsis: After the end of a long-term relationship, local weather girl Bea Armstrong has been avoiding her family, and their inevitable ‘I-told-you-sos.’ But with Christmas fast approaching, she is finally on her way home to Charis House, the school in Sherwood Forest that her mum and dad run in their old family home. And to top it all off, the insufferable Henry Fairfax – who her parents have always wanted her to marry – has also been invited.
Relief comes in the shape of a last-minute interview for her dream job. There are just a few minor problems… The interview is in Scotland, Bea has no car, and the snow is falling already. The only solution is for Henry to drive her – could this Christmas get any worse…
But during an unforgettable two-day interview, a stay in a log cabin and a nightmare journey through the snow, Henry turns out to be nothing like she thought. And when Bea’s first love and recent ex shows up, Bea has a difficult choice to make…
Underneath the Christmas Tree by Heidi Swain
This one definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I love that it’s pink. So many Christmas book covers are blue or red, but mostly blue. The fact that this one is so pink really makes it standout and you all know by now how much I love an illustrated cover.
Synopsis: Wynter’s Trees is the home of Christmas. For the people of Wynmouth it’s where they get their family Christmas tree, and where Christmas truly comes to life.
But for Liza Wynter, it’s a millstone around her neck. It was her father’s pride and joy but now he’s gone, she can’t have anything to do with it. Until her father’s business partner decides to retire and she must go back to handle the transition to his son Ned.
When Liza arrives, she discovers a much-loved business that’s flourishing under Ned’s stewardship. And she’s happy to stay and help for the Christmas season, but then she has other plans. But will the place where she grew up make her change her mind? And can it weave its Christmas cheer around her heart…?
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