The holidays are here! Books make great gifts and while we know you’re all professional recommenders, the book suggestions in our Holiday Gift Guide may be helpful to you.
In the spirit of the season, we’re giving away big bundles of these holiday books to THREE lucky librarians!
To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: 2017 Holiday Giveaway) by Sunday, December 10, and make sure to include your library’s mailing address. Read on for the fine print.
UPDATE 12/15/17: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:
Jean Anderson, South Central Library System, Madison WI
Catherine Healey, College of Staten Island Library/CUNY, Staten Island NY
Angela Romano, Oak Lawn Public Library, Oak Lawn IL
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND MISTLETOE by Melissa de la Cruz
New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz reinvents a classic tale in this gender-swapped version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with a holiday twist. “De la Cruz’s Christmas romance is quick, witty, and a must for fans of Austen retellings.” — Publishers Weekly
MR. DICKENS AND HIS CAROL by Samantha Silva
A November 2017 Indie Next pick! Shakespeare in Love meets A Christmas Carol in this debut novel set as Charles Dickens writes his beloved classic. “With the wit and sprightly tone of a classic storyteller, Silva presents a heartwarming tale of friendship and renewal that’s imbued with the true Christmas spirit.” — Booklist
CHRISTMAS IN LONDON by Anita Hughes
A charming, glamourous love story set at Claridge’s in London during the magical week before Christmas starring a sweet NYC baker and the Cooking Channel Producer who could change her life. “Hughes has romance readers’ mouths watering and hearts melting with this food- and holiday-themed novel.” — Booklist
HOPE AT CHRISTMAS by Nancy Naigle
Reeling from divorce, Sydney moves back to her hometown with her daughter, but doesn’t expect to fall for Santa (single dad and local high school history teacher Kevin). “Naigle’s wonderfully heart-warming holiday story will appeal to romance and women’s fiction readers.” — Library Journal
HOW THE FINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS by Donna Andrews
Meg Langslow’s husband is turning his one-man show of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol into a big, splashy production, with a famed if fading actor brought in to play Scrooge. Alas, the man has enemies. “The always-busy, efficient Meg solves the murders while keeping order among family and friends; all the usual, wonderfully drawn, quirky characters are present in this satisfying, humorous entry in the long-running series.” — Booklist
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST by Rhys Bowen
When semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, the last thing they expect is to get involved in a decade-old missing persons case. “For series and historical mystery fans, it’s a treat to return to historic New York during the holidays as the indomitable Molly investigates an unusual disappearance.” — Library Journal
CHRISTMAS: A Biography by Judith Flanders
“Separating fact from myth and traditional practice, Flanders provides a well-researched ‘biography’ of how Christmas came to be observed through the ages and in various cultures. Extensive and highly readable footnotes and end notes make this a pleasurable read.” — Booklist
JAMIE OLIVER’S CHRISTMAS COOKBOOK: For the Best Christmas Ever by Jamie Oliver
“My epic Christmas book is the culmination of 17 years work of fine-tuning the ultimate in amazing recipes, tricks and tips that will deliver every time and support you in making that special time of year the very best it can be. I’ll only do this book once, so it’s been a long time in the making. I know you’ll love it and hope you’ll go back to it year after year.” — Jamie Oliver
FESTIVE HOLIDAY RECIPES: 103 Must-Make Dishes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve Everyone Will Love by Addie Gundry
From easy appetizers for holiday and New Year’s Eve entertaining to recipes for The Best Roast Turkey and all your favorite sides, pies, and even leftover ideas, this book is a home cook’s trusty sous chef for easy and elegant entertaining throughout the holiday season.
THE NEW YORK TIMES HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CROSSWORDS: 200 Easy to Hard Puzzles, edited by Will Shortz
Enjoy the holiday spirit with 200 easy to hard New York Times crossword puzzles in a cheerful Christmas-inspired package.
This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. Entrants must be age 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Entries must be received by Sunday, December 10, 2017 to be eligible. The winner grants Macmillan Library the right to announce their name on Twitter, MacmillanLibrary.com, and any other platform we want to congratulate them on. We will select the potential prize winner at random from among all eligible entries received. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached after three (3) business days, we will select an alternate winner, so check your email.