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Cozy Up With a Good Book

By Andrea Peskind Katz | Contributor

Books are a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Here are some of my favorite choices for anyone on your gift list.


Perfect gift for the teen who has binge watched every episode of Friends or for anyone who knows what “We were on a break” means!

I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends
by Kelsey Miller
It has been 25 years since the TV show Friends debuted! This book relives the show’s most powerful moments from Central Perk to the wildly popular ‘90s haircut, The Rachel.



Perfect stocking stuffer 

Tough Truths: The Ten Happiness Lessons We Don’t Talk About
by Deirdre Maloney
This wisdom-packed, pragmatic mini-book pokes holes in all the excuses we make to stay stuck in unhappiness and offers a clear and simple prescription to get out of our own way.



Books for the incurable romantic

One Day in December 
by Josie Silver
Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story. Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere, but their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then the bus drives away. 


Solace Island
by Meg Tilly 
The Golden Globe and Oscar nominated actress’s first novel! Abandoned by her fiancé directly before their wedding, Maggie seeks comfort with sister Eve on Solace Island in the Pacific Northwest. 



Books for the action adventure aficionados

Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain’s Tale
by Robin Lloyd
This is a harrowing story of war, sea and political intrigue by a former NBC News Foreign Correspondent. He weaves maritime and family history into an epic tale set in the early 19th century.



Button Man
by Andrew Gross
Gross’ new thriller is the story of a family brought together by the garment business and torn apart by the birth of organized crime. A quick and exciting read.




Books in a series are the gifts that keep on giving

Winter in Paradise
by Elin Hilderbrand 
In this new series, the amazing Hilderbrand writes a mystery set in gorgeous St. John. You will definitely want to buy the next installment next year!



Master of His Fate
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
This is the first book in an expansive new historical fiction series from master storyteller, Barbara Taylor Bradford, filled with drama, intrigue, and Bradford’s trademark cast of compelling characters. 



Editor’s Note: Andrea Peskind Katz has a book review website at Greatthoughts.com and a Book Salon comprised of over 4,000 readers and authors at www.facebook.com/groups/greatthoughtsgreatreaders. 

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