Best Christmas Scene in a Book

Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne. I am on my second copy of this book. The first one disintegrated from overuse. I once lent the book to a friend, who had it for months. She simply couldn’t get into it in the beginning: “That stupid silver spoon,” she kept saying. But she finally succumbed and ended up loving the story.

Silver Lining is not a Christmas book, but I always read it at Christmas time. In my opinion (and since this is my blog, my opinion is the only one that counts) the story contains one of the best Christmas scenes ever written.

The heroine is an orphan who was sent west on an orphan train. She’s never celebrated any holiday. The family of her marriage-of-convenience husband strive to make sure her first ever “real” Christmas is a good one. Oh, there’s tension and conflict in that chapter, but the plucky heroine lets nothing dampen her excitement of being part of a family at Christmas.

Do you have a favorite Christmas scene in a book or a romance you read every year at Christmas?