Today, we're highlighting twelve of our Christmas Extravaganza stories that are available to you for free on Kindle Unlimited. All you have to do is add them to your Kindle and flip through the pages. Easy-peasy!
What's Kindle Unlimited?
For those of you who don't know what Kindle Unlimited is, KU is a libraryof over a million ebooks (and audio books) that you can access for a monthly fee. You basically check out a title just as you would check out a library book at a library.
What's Christmas Extravaganza?
Each year, Pelican Book Group publishes several Christmas stories — usually novellas — in an "Extravaganza" of holiday excitement. To date, we've published over a hundred stories that readers have enjoyed over the years. In 2022 we have a mixture of genres ranging from historical and contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. These stories are appropriate for all ages from teens to used-to-be-teens.
Download the books today using the following links!
Amid the Cold of Winter (an Ellery & York romantic suspense)
It’ s Christmas and DS Zander Ellery is buried in work. He’ s tried hard to put the events of Jack’ s House, an undercover operation, behind him, yet his thoughts keep returning to Kate. She promised to keep in touch, and she hasn’ t.
Kate Dahlbeck left town after the events of Jack’ s House. With her past exposed, no home and no job, she fled to her brother to work for him. Now she’ s up to her neck in trouble, on the run and can only think of one person to help. Zander with a zed.
Zander and his partner, DC Isabel York, agree to help. It doesn’ t take much investigating before Zander understands that Kate’ s situation is far worse, far messier, and far more dangerous than he first realized.
A Dream Of Christmas (contemporary women's fiction)
When Finn Donovan answers a late-night knock at the door, there stands Charity Sullivan, the only woman he’ s ever loved. He hasn’ t seen her since the night nearly seventeen years ago when they shared a magical kiss after a months-long friendship.
But Charity isn’ t alone, and her last name is no longer Sullivan. Her four children are with her, and she’ s looking for a place to hide. Her marriage just ended, and her former father-in-law, a powerful, dangerous underworld boss, will stop at nothing to keep her from leaving with his grandchildren.
As Finn and Charity’ s friendship rekindles, Finn’ s protective instincts go on high alert. He’ s never stopped loving her, but as an upright, God-fearing man, doesn’ t want to take advantage of her vulnerability. Charity is drawn to Finn. She dreams of a future for them, but unanswered questions from the past stand between them.
When Charity receives a phone call telling her that her former father-in-law has discovered her whereabouts, she decides to go on the run again. But Finn isn’ t having any of it. He has a Christmas dream of his own, and it won’ t come true without Charity and her children.
When Christmas Comes To Town (contemporary romance)
Ivy Eston is dreading Christmas. The eldest of six, she’ s the only one of her siblings not married with children. She’ s also tired of being asked if she has a boyfriend. She’ s tempted to run away and spend Christmas abroad, but her grandmother’ s ill health, and current travel restrictions, means Ivy’ s staying home instead.
Firefighter Rhett Butler is perfectly content saving lives all day long and coming home to his cat who never needs more than he’ s prepared to give. After all, if God wanted him married, He’ d throw the right woman at him. However, Rhett isn’ t sure he can face another round of Christmas parties alone, and he can’ t exactly take the cat.
A chance encounter with Ivy offers a solution to both their dilemmas, especially if they can keep things strictly business. But things are never that straightforward when Christmas comes to town.
Light a Christmas Candle (contemporary romance)
What are the chances that accidentally knocking over someone’ s trash cans on a dark street would lead to a new lease on life?
Moving to Chestnut Crossings is Lucy Carrington‘ s only chance to live her Christian beliefs free from ridicule. But when she runs over the church trash cans, her new beginning gets off to a rocky start. Thankfully, the pastor is as forgiving as he is handsome.
Pastor Jim Sullivan is impressed by Lucy. She’s a woman of her word and doesn’t seem to take the easy way out. But when he offers her a job, he soon discovers her quirks—she’s always late, embraces as a blessing something he views as a curse, and is hiding something about her past…not that Jim should judge. He has issues of his own he’d like to keep hidden.
When Pastor Jim asks Lucy to sing at the Christmas pageant, she’s faced with a difficult and emotional decision.
Will singing free her heart from painful family memories… and inspire Jim to forgive himself, too?
In Light a Christmas Candle, discover a holiday season filled with challenges, forgiveness, love and restoration.
Christmas at Whispering Creek (contemporary romantic fiction)
“ Fans of Christian romance will laugh and cry while reading this heartfelt Christmas story” says USA Today bestselling author, Laura Scott.
All Samantha Williams wants to do is to use her teaching degree to instruct a classroom of second graders. But, after a breast cancer diagnosis at the age of twenty-three, and failed reconstruction surgery, Sam finds herself without a job and temporarily living with her parents. This isn’ t the life Sam expected. When a family friend dies and leaves Sam a house and land in Whispering Creek, Tennessee, Sam must decide if leaving Wisconsin for Southern living is in her lesson plans.
Nashville native, Cole Donoven, left his family’ s electrical business to write country music. When Cole’ s song-writing partner and girlfriend dumps him for a country music star, Cole abandons Nashville to hole up in Whispering Creek and compose one more song. The last thing Cole expects to find in the sleepy small town is a deceased friend, estate squabbles, and a Northern beauty. Will the chaos in Whispering Creek help create a bestselling song for Cole and possibly help him find a life-long collaborator?
Choosing Christmas (contemporary romance)
Heartbroken over the unfair loss of a position in the school where she teaches, Angela Taylor is determined to find an AP position.
Adam Thornton has struggled for years to overcome the physical and emotional effects of a devastating accident that occurred when he was a teenager. A successful real estate attorney and part-time handyman, Adam uses his gifts and talents to serve others.
When Angela is hired as an AP at the school where Adam’ s mother is the principal, Angela and Adam find they share a past… an unexpected connection. And they must choose whether to surrender to the pain of that past or find hope for the future in the spirit of Christmas.
Christmas House (contemporary romance)
Pepper Rainwater has just bought the first real home she’ s ever had, and she’ s decorating and celebrating Christmas with everything she has. The neighbor’ s miniature donkeys and meeting Foxx interrupt her life. Can she turn from all she’ d been taught and trust strangers?
A startling discovery after his father’ s death forces Foxx Haven to face an unknown past. His life has been a lie. He’ s distracted from work for the first time— by his heritage and his new neighbor. Can he fight his attraction to an unbeliever and discover his new life chapter at the same time?
Miniature donkeys and learning about Christ have a profound impact on Pepper. But God has a mighty work to bring her hurting soul and Foxx’ s new perspective into alignment. Can hope override hurting souls and enable a happily-ever-after?
Pinecones and Hollyberries (contemporary romance)
When district nurse Octavia Berry arrives to start her new job on a remote Scottish island, the last person she expects to see is her estranged husband. With a population of seventy-two and at the mercy of the elements, the island offers the peace and fresh start she longs for— but considerably more complications than she anticipated.
Pastor Ulysses Pine finds the island the perfect spot to assuage the sins of his youth. He spends his days tending many of the island sheep, as well as pastoring his human flock. The arrival of Octavia, the woman he abandoned on their wedding day, turns his ordered life upside down.
As Christmas approaches, Octavia and Ulysses face a collision course with the past, whilst they try to navigate through the present.
Royalty at the Ranch (Young adult/new adult romance)
A handsome prince spending Christmas incognito at her family’ s ranch? Addie Metcalf’ s royal-watching heart is thrilled! She recognizes “ Brodie” right away, but scars from a childhood accident assure her he’ ll only be a friend. Besides, he’ s not interested in trusting God, and that’ s a deal-breaker for Addie. Life at Hearts Crossing Ranch is as much about faith as it is about love.
Recently graduated from college, Prince Anders longs to work in underdeveloped countries helping with sustainable agriculture programs. When he meets Addie, and discovers she’ s studying health sciences with the goal of helping out communities after major disasters, he’ s enamored. He never thought he’ d meet someone with such similar goals… but Addie’ s a Christian, and Brodie left that behind when his best friend died.
Will the Lord work a miracle and bring these two together before the last Christmas snow melts at Hearts Crossing Ranch?
The Woodcarver's Snow-kissed Christmas (historical romance: American colonies)
Reed Archer is a man with a past. His new-found faith in God will not be believed by those who know his history.
Ann Wright is a woman who wants to control her future. Her skill as an artist drives her need to be independent in a time when women usually must rely on the men in their lives to make decisions for them.
Can a risky proposition at Christmastide make them see each other in new light and bring a happily-ever-after for both of them?
A Husband for Christmas (historical romance: Regency)
Freshly out of mourning for her stepfather, Miss Adelia Donovan’ s mother decides that it is time for her daughter to have a season. Addy resists the notion, but her stepfather’ s heir, Lord Oliver Westcott, encourages the endeavor. Little does Addy expect to feel excitement at the prospect of gaining a husband—and disappointment when the one man she wants to court her shows more interest in setting her up with others than pursuing her himself.
Addy was a thorn in Oliver’s side when they were growing up, but she has blossomed into a lovely young woman who deserves to be happy. Oliver vows to do all he can to make Adelia’s season a success, even enlisting the help of a friend to get her established among the Ton. Oliver thinks he’s doing right by Addy, but little does he expect his own reaction to seeing her courted by other eligible bachelors.
The season does not go as planned, and any dream of finding a husband for Christmas must be dashed unless both Addy and Oliver have the courage to admit the truth of their feelings for each other.
The Christmas Mission (contemporary romance)
After being betrayed and abandoned by everyone in her former high-class life, Nicole is left to find her way on her own. She finds God while living in a homeless mission and vows to separate herself from the “ well-off” members of society.
Michael has known nothing but love and acceptance all his life, but when a series of fortunate investments lands him in the upper class, he has trouble finding a woman who cares for him more than his money.
As Nicole and Michael’ s lives intertwine during the busy Christmas season and through a surprising connection to the mission, will they be able to shake the pain of their pasts and find happiness together?