The only thing that comes close to curling up with a good book and cup of tea is a fantastic classic movie. Glitz, glamor, drama, old Hollywood…everything you need to escape and enter a new world for the evening. We picked out 5 books we think you’ll enjoy if you love a good old-fashioned film.
Blue Moon Haven by Janet Dailey
and It’s a Wonderful Life
George Bailey’s loss of hope almost ruins his life, but the power of love and family shows him the true beauty of what it means to be alive in It’s a Wonderful Life. If you enjoy a true metamorphosis story full of love and hope, check out Blue Moon Haven. When Kelly Jenkins shows up in Blue Moon, Alabama she’s looking to make a fresh start for herself and the two orphans she’s committed to raising. After meeting Seth Morgan and learning of his tortured past, everyone finds a way to move forward by leaning on each other to revamp the town’s once thriving drive-in movie theater. This book will make you laugh and cry while leaving you with a hopeful smile.
Strawberry Lane by Jodi Thomas
and Steel Magnolias
A town isn’t formed by land, it’s formed by its people. Good, hardworking people who care for one another and watch out for their neighbors. A heartwarming favorite, Steel Magnolias, takes us through a small town full of life, loss, and the excitement of love. If you enjoy the southern coziness and warmth of a strong community Strawberry Lane is right up your alley. When Starri Knight saves Rusty O’Sullivan from a car wreck their futures are undeniably linked forever, through the good, the bad, and the sometimes ugly. Travel to a small town in Texas and experience the joy of community with a cast of characters you won’t soon forget.
An American Beauty by Shana Abé
and The Bostonians
The Bostonians features strong women who fight against the social norms of the time to ensure their place in society. If you enjoy a smart woman rising through the ranks pick up An American Beauty featuring the rags-to-riches story of Arabella Huntington. Among vicious social circles and the hurdles of a man’s world, Arabella rises to the top thanks to her business acumen and sheer grit.
Breakneck by Marc Cameron
and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Full of fast-paced action, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid highlights what a nail-biting tale should be. If you love the thrill of the chase, Breakneck is for you. John Gilstrap’s latest book takes place in a much different setting (Anchorage, Alaska) but keeps that high-octane excitement that comes with crossing treacherous terrain with a person you trust more than anything to have your back no matter what.
Gigi, Listening by Chantel Guertin
and Roman Holiday
A tour of European capital cities turns romantic as crown princess Ann transforms into “Anya” so she can explore Rome freely with a handsome newspaper reporter. While set in a different city, Gigi travels to tour London so she can meet the man she fell in love with…even though she’s never met him. Gigi, Listening is flirty, fun, and perfect for the adventurous spirit, this book is the holiday of a lifetime.