November is such a great month to cuddle up with some good reads. There is some down time and it gets darker much earlier. I read ten really good books, but these three topped the list.
The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic
By: Breanne Randall
Magic – Family Saga – Reconciliation
This one had been on my list for a while. I love a good romance with some magical realism mixed in. Bonus points for this one taking place in a small town. A little late for the Halloween season, but it also has some witchy vibes.
Sadie has always stayed inside the walls she built when she found out that a curse would steal her magic if she got her heart broken one more time. With her twin brother gone and her first love sniffing around the house next door, Sadie’s walls won’t protect her anymore.
This is a good pick for fans of Sarah Addison Allen or Rachel Linden.
By: Ann Napolitano
Classic Revamp – Family Saga – Mental Health
Hello Beautiful has been everywhere for a while now. I kept hearing how good it was, but it fell to the back of my TBR shelf. I am so glad I got around to it. Since Hello Beautiful is a modern-ish retelling of Little Women, I decided to read that one first. I will admit that is why I waited so long. Have you read LIttle Women lately? Nothing happens and it’s so slow. Why don’t I remember that from my first reading?
Hello Beautiful, while following the same basic story line, is nothing like that. It was beautifully written and the characters are rich. The novel does deal with more modern issues, but it does it very well. Whether or not you enjoyed LIttle Women, Hello Beautiful is a must read.
The White Christmas Inn
By: Colleen Wright
New England Christmas – Holiday Romance – Quaint
White Christmas is one of the movies on my do not miss list every Christmas, so I picked up this book as soon as I saw it. While not quite on par with the movie, this book was like a Hallmark Christmas movie on my Kindle.
Set in a quaint Inn just like the one in the movie, an adorable cast of characters gets stuck in for Christmas by a blizzard. With the Inn on the brink of bankruptcy, we pretty much know how this one is going to turn out, but we read it anyway. Just like our favorite Christmas films, we read this one because we know there will be a happy ending!