It’s not too difficult for me to tune out holiday music coming at me through the radio and decorations and avoid the aisles filled with Christmas decor before Halloween is even cold in its festive grave. However, once the calendar ticks past Thanksgiving, it’s off to the store to stock up on Darigold eggnog and Harvey’s hot butter rum mix; deck the halls with my tote full of cheer; and renew my resolve that this will be the year I’ll finally get a tree (even though I have no place to put it).
Since I started digging around for holiday audiobooks, I’ve learned that it’s easier to locate print stories. A couple of the stories below are ones that I found by looking up their print counterparts. I’m currently listening to Miranda MacLeod’s Holme for the Holidays, a romance about an American and a Brit who experience loss (in very different ways) and end up sharing the holidays together on a Yorkshire farm. It’s the right seasonal blend for a holiday romance: humor, missteps, regret, and fresh starts. Stephanie Murphy delivers an enjoyable performance overall. My only quibble is that the English, or, more specifically, Yorkshire accents, seem just a bit off. Her energy and characterization make up for it, though.
- Holme for the Holidays (2017) by Miranda MacLeod, narrated by Stephanie Murphy
- Fresh Tracks (2016) by Georgia Beers, narrated by
- Chasing a Brighter Blue (2016) by Gerri Hill, narrated by Nicol Zanzarella
- Seasons Meetings (2017) by Amy Dunne, narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent
- Howl for the Holidays (2017) by Bridget Essex, narrated by Tiana Hanson