• Patti Loveday

10 Books That'll Make You Appreciate Your Crazy Family This Thanksgiving

Updated: Nov 20, 2019


Thanksgiving is one holiday that will leave you with a full stomach or a stressed-out family full of heated exchanges...but probably both. Surely by now you're used to the crazy family drama or quiet family gathering around this time of year. However, one never really knows what will happen on the most thankful day of the year.


There’s nothing better to do on a long holiday weekend than to curl up with a heartwarming romance or a drama-filled family story that is sure to make you appreciate your crazy family this Thanksgiving! A story that is sure to bring everything about the holiday to life. The meaning of family and all the drama-filled craziness that comes with the people who share your DNA. Sweet reunions, hilariously awkward family moments, hot encounters, and lots of drama! Here is your survival guide!



Absolution (Doms of Club Eden, #7) by L.K. Shaw

Those were the last, tearful words Gina Castillo spoke to me thirteen years ago. It killed me to go, but I was getting sucked further and further into a criminal lifestyle. I wanted more for myself. For her. So I left for the Army, knowing she’d be better off without me.

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Torn Apart by Aria Adams

Taken as a child. Trained underwater. Lied to and manipulated.

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Desire at Roosevelt Ranch (Roosevelt Ranch #5) by Elise Faber

Well, she made him feel something he’d never thought his cold, dead heart would ever feel again.

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Jilted: Nico and Sophie (Cliffside Bay #9) by Tess Thompson

Despite being young and romantically inexperienced, Sophie Woods is an old soul who believes in true love, working hard at her bar, and always trusting her instincts. And from the moment she meets Nico, she knows without a doubt that he is her one-and-only.

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Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Griffin Quinn was my childhood pen pal, the British boy who couldn’t have been more different from me. Over the years, through hundreds of letters, we became best friends, sharing our deepest, darkest secrets and forming a connection I never thought could break.

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White Lies (Lost Kings MC Book 15) by Autumn Jones Lake

USA Today bestselling author Autumn Jones Lake invites you to the most anticipated wedding of the Lost Kings MC.

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The Fall of Legend (Legend Trilogy #1) by Meghan March

From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a new deliciously dangerous alpha hero in The Fall of Legend, the first book in the brand new and utterly addictive Legend trilogy.

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Someday, Someday by Emma Scott

Silas must choose: stand up to his father by being true to himself and his undeniable feelings for Max. Or pretend to be someone he is not in order to inherit everything. Even if it means sacrificing a chance at happiness and real love.

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Violent Triumphs (White Monarch #3) by Jessica Hawkins

The highly anticipated conclusion to the “emotional, steamy, and dangerous” USA Today bestselling White Monarch series

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The Deception (Filthy Rich Americans #3) by Nikki Sloane

I’ve been through hell to get to this place. To wear the perfect white dress and stand beside Royce Hale, the liar I tried desperately not to fall in love with and failed.

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Here's a holiday recipe to warm you up on those cold nights!

Pumpkin Chipotle Soup recipe

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

4 cups vegetable stock

1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree

2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced

1 1/2 cups half-and-half cream

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon paprika


Directions

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook until the flour has turned golden brown, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the vegetable stock and bring to a boil over high heat. Whisk in the pumpkin puree until no lumps remain, then add the chipotle peppers, half-and-half cream, sofrito, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and paprika. Return to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 8 minutes until thickened and hot.

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