Watched the Hallmark Holiday Movie? Now Read the Book!

Tis the season for holiday movies on the Hallmark Channel! Maybe you’ve heard about the movie from a friend or maybe you’ve already watched it, but you want to see how the book differs from the show? Here are some books that inspired Hallmark Channel holiday movies. We’ve updated it for 2023, and it includes one written by Blake Shelton’s mom, Dorothy Shackleford.

ANGEL TREE by Daphne Benedis-Grab (DB 80225)
CALL ME MRS. MIRACLE by Debbie Macomber (DB 73685, LB 06530)
CHRISTMAS EVE AT FRIDAY HARBOR by Lisa Kleypas (DB 72388, DBC 16819)
CHRISTMAS TOWN by Donna Vanliere (DB 86731)
CHRISTMAS TRAIN by David Baldacci (DB 55045, BR 14463, LB 10834)
DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS by Gregory D. Kincaid (DBC 01593)
MR. MIRACLE by Debbie Macomber (DB 80064)
MRS. MIRACLE CHRISTMAS by Debbie Macomber (DB 96769)
MARRY ME AT CHRISTMAS by Susan Mallery (DB 83806)
MISTLETOE PROMISE by Richard Paul Evans (DB 80430, BR 20624, LB 08564)
SILVER BELLS: A HOLIDAY TALE by LuAnne Rice (DB 59402, BR 15767)
TIME FOR ME TO COME HOME by Dorothy Shackleford (DBC 24500)
TRADING CHRISTMAS by Debbie Macomber (DB 73827, BT 13340)

Summer Vacations Bibliography

Vacation, all we ever wanted. Vacation, time to get away. But sometimes we can’t get away for a vacation. Yet you can always escape by reading. Here is a list of books where the characters go on vacation. They span all genres: romance, horror, historical fiction, fantasy.


DEATH’S EXCELLENT VACATION edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner (DB 71580)
SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn (DB 9895)

Historical Fiction

FRENCH BRAID by Anne Tyler (DB 107336)
FRENCH FOR MURDER by Verity Bright (DB 111302)
LIONESS by Chris Bohjalian (DB 107943)

Horror Fiction

CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Paul Tremblay (DB 92126)
GETAWAY by Lamar Giles (DB 111267)
NEVERLAND by Douglas Clegg (DB 72089)
THIRTEEN DAYS BY SUNSET BEACH by Ramsey Campbell (DB 94701)


HOW TO KEEP A SECRET by Sarah Morgan (DB 93429)
MUCH ADO ABOUT YOU by Samantha Young (DB 102516)
PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry (DB 103191)
UNHONEYMOONERS by Christina Lauren (DB 95304)


GIRL OVERBOARD by Sandra Block (DB 108649)
HOUSE ON FRIPP ISLAND by Rebecca Kauffman (DB 105164)
ISLAND by Adrian McKinty (DB 108002)
RECKLESS GIRLS by Rachel Hawkins (DB 106455)
TAKE ME HIGHER by Pamela Clare (DB 109192)
VACATION by T. M. Logan (DB 100556)

Science Fiction

TROUBLE ON PARADISE by Doug Tisdale, Jr. (DB 105971)

Women’s Fiction

ENCHANTED AUGUST by Brenda Bowen (DB 81867)
SUMMER RENTAL by Mary Kay Andrews (DB 74258)