Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Backlist Promotion

complied by Anita Mae Draper

I love reading Christmas romances and wanted to share these books with you. My last year's Christmas Backlist listed Christmas Romances from 2009 only. It stands to reason then that this year's will contain Christmas Romances from 2010. I've listed the books alphabetically according to their publishers. 


A Simple Amish Christmas

By: Vannetta Chapman

Abingdon Press Fiction / 2010

(These books are currently on sale for less than 50% off at CBD)

A Door County Christmas (Wisconsin)

By: Becky Melby, Eileen Key, Rachael Phillips

Romancing America Series

Barbour Publishing / 2010

A Prairie Christmas Collection

By: Tracie Peterson, Tracey Bateman, Pamela Griffin

Barbour Publishing / 2010

A Riverwalk Christmas (San Antonio)
By: Kathleen Y'Barbo, Elizabeth Goddard, Martha Rogers, Lynnette Sowell

Romancing America Series

Barbour Publishing / 2010

A Woodland Christmas (Texas)

By: Tamela Hancock Murray, Ramona Cecil, Darlene Franklin

Romancing America Series

Barbour Publishing / 2010

Christmas Mail-Order Brides

By: Susan Davis, Vickie McDonough, Therese Stenzel, Carrie Turansky

Romancing America Series

Barbour Publishing / 2010

HEARTSONG, Barbour Publishing

Polar Opposites

By: Susan Page Davis

Heartsong Presents / 2010


An Amish Christmas

by: Patricia Davids

Steeple Hill Books

A Daughter for Christmas

By: Margaret Daley

Helping Hands Homeschooling Series

Steeple Hill Books / 2010

Jingle Bell Blessings

By: Bonnie K. Winn

Steeple Hill Books / 2010

The Holiday Nanny

By: Lois Richer

Steeple Hill Books / 2010

The Lawman's Christmas Wish

By: Linda Goodnight

Steeple Hill Books / 2010

Their First Noel

By: Annie Jones

Steeple Hill Books / 2010

Winter Reunion

By: Roxanne Rustand

Aspen Creek Crossroads Series

Steeple Hill Books / 2010

Yuletide Cowboy

Debra Clopton

Steeple Hill Books / 2010


Christmas Under Western Skies

By: Anna Schmidt, Linda Ford

Steeple Hill Books / 2010


Christmas Bodyguard

By: Margaret Daley

The Guardians Series

Steeple Hill Books / 2010

Hidden in Shadows

By: Hope White

Steeple Hill Books / 2010

Holiday Havoc

By: Terri Reed, Stephanie Newton

Steeple Hill Books / 2010


I'll Be Home for Christmas

By: Julie Cannon

When I Fall in Love Series

Summerside Press / 2010

Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe

By: Irene Brand, Anita Higman

Love Finds You Series

Summerside Press / 2010


An Amish Christmas: December in Lancaster County

By: Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Long

Thomas Nelson / 2010

(Note: This books is released under 2009, 2010 and 2011. The 2010 version is listed as an Expanded edition.)


Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball: A Novella

By: Donita K. Paul

WaterBrook Press / 2010


The Christmas Lamp

By: Lori Copeland

Zondervan / 2009

If you know a 2010 Christmas Romance that should be listed here, please contact me and I'll add it to this post.

The full discussion of this backlist is posted on Dec 3, 2011.


  1. Wow, Anita, that's quite a list! Can I put in my request to be including on next year's list? :)

  2. I bought my mom December in Lancaster for Christmas last year. It was a pretty little hardback book. She really enjoyed it.

  3. Christmas is really big with readers! As usual, an amazing list Anita. I have robably read only one Christmas themed book. Ever. So it's clear why you do so well with this backlist.

    I'm off to buy coal. Ho ho ho.

  4. That was supposed to be Probably. Sounds like Scooby Do posted for me. Sorry.

  5. LOL Barb, I've already started taking notes on next year's list in the hopes I'd get to do it again.

    One thing I couldn't find was the books from White Rose/Pelican Book Group and other ebook publishers. If they are keeping tabs on what was published when, they're keeping it to themselves.

    So yes, I'll go now and make sure I've got yours listed.

    Thanks. :)

  6. Dina, I used CBD for the photos and info on the books and they listed whether each was in paperpack or hardcover. But then I know they sell some of them in ebooks. But which ones? So I played it safe and just put the book itself.

    I'm glad you're mom liked the book. I remember receiving my 1st book for a Christmas gift. I still have it, too. Still can't believe my brother had the insight to give it to me. LOL

    Which reminds me... Anne Greene is my Author Memories blog guest in a couple weeks and she posts about receiving a Nancy Drew book for Christmas. Her experience of holding the wrapped gift and guessing is very similar to my own. You know it's a book, but there are so many possibilities. :)

    Thanks Dina.

  7. Just one Christmas book, Debra? Ouch. How can you stand it?

    This is such a popular theme, in fact, that for the 2011, Steeple Hill has ALL their December imprints as Christmas themed. And remember - they've gone from 4 to 6 Love Inspired and from 2 to 4 Love Inspired Historicals this year. That's 14 Christmas books from them alone if you count the LI Suspense. :D

  8. Debra, considering we were emailing about cats and dogs, I just assumed you had Scooby on the brain today.

  9. Anita, I know "Saving Christmas" and "Season for Miracles" by Clare Revell came out from White Rose in 2010. As well as "The Christmas Edition: A Journey to Paradise" by Robin Shope. So I guess that's three Christmas releases last year compared to 11 this year.

  10. Barb, are those romance? And did you remember or did you look somewhere to find them?

    We're heading into the city for Christmas shopping today as it's Nelson's weekend off. I'll be able to keep tabs on the comments, but I won't be able to research or add to the post until later.

    That's the good think about the Backlist promotion blog page... it'll be up for the month. Well, once I add it there tomorrow. :D

    Thanks, Barb.

  11. Debra--If you've only read one Christmas book, it must have been mine?

  12. Anita--

    All I did to find those is go to the Amazon page and search for books tagged White Rose Publishing. And then sorted by date. Now if people didn't tag their book...

  13. Oops, and yes, anything coming from White Rose is considered a romance.

  14. Anita, did you read all of the books on this list?

    I read the LI Suspense ones and they were all very good, but I especially enjoyed Holiday Havoc. Any LI Suspense by Terri Reed or Stephanie Newton are really good, so a two-in-one was an extra treat.

    I'd really like to know about the book with the lady holding the polar bear. Has anyone read it?

  15. Duh Barb, Dumb question asking if the White Rose was romance. Of course I knew that. *sigh

    About the tags... I added Margaret Daley's From This Day Forward to Amazon last week, but wasn't given the option to add tags. I even went back in to check, but couldn't see it. :(

  16. No, Suzie, I wish I could, but I haven't read them all.

    About Polar Opposites by Susan Page Davis - I haven't read that particular one of hers, but I just finished reading her current release, Captive Trail and I really enjoyed it.

  17. Deb's Scooby doo comment made me laugh. Thanks, Deb.

    What a list, Anita! I am a huge fan of Christmas stories. I always buy new ones, but I also re-read older favorites every year.

    Speaking of Christmas book authors... our own Barbara Early shares ten random and fun things about herself on my blog today: Then you can join me in asking, "Barb, what's up with you and coats?"

    Thanks for the great list, Anita.

  18. Hey Susie, I usually start reading them at the start of Nov to help get me in the Christmas spirit. Not these past couple years though. :( But I've kept every one. :)

    I'll check your blog later, Susie. Thanks.

  19. Now I have to admit I either lied or I'm clueless. Okay, I've read TWO Christmas books.

    Missy Tippens and Barbara Early.

    I didn't think of Barb's. Can you believe it? doh! With the cover staring me in the face right now, it does seem rather ridiculous...
    To me it's a mystery, not a Christmas book. oh well.

  20. Got back from the city an hour ago. Lots of crowds.

    Deb, 2 books read are better than none. :)


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