Thanksgiving Romances & Mysteries

This season, weave a little romance and intrigue into your Thanksgiving. Experience love blossoming over a pecan pie, a mysterious disappearance, tipsy turkeys, and more with our list of Thanksgiving romance and mystery novels.

ThanksgivingJanet Evanovich

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Bunnies are usually fluffy balls of adorableness—except when they are gnawing on your clothes. When Megan Murphy discovers a floppy-eared rabbit chewing on the hem of her skirt, she intends to give its careless owner a piece of her mind. What she doesn’t expect is that the owner in question, Dr. Patrick Hunter, is too good-looking to stay mad at for long. Before the two know it, they engage in a breathless romance that has them playing house together and making Thanksgiving dinner for their families.

How to Bake the Perfect Pecan PieGina Henning

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Lauren Hauser is home for the holidays and this year, she is tasked with preparing her grandmother’s famous pecan pie. There’s only one problem—Lauren can’t cook to save her life. Whereas her sister would win Star Baker every week, and her mom at least knows a sieve from a spatula, Lauren’s bakes have always been more dangerous than delicious. Still, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without the pecan pie—which is why Lauren finds herself looking for pecans on Thanksgiving Eve, when she stumbles upon a gorgeous stranger laden down with bags of (surprise, surprise) pecans!

Thanksgiving in Connecticut May McGoldrick

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Talented photographer Paige Colman has stayed away from the seaside Connecticut village of Stonington ever since a viral YouTube video capturing her in the buff was released. Now, four years later, Paige decides that it’s time to return—especially since her eighty-six year old grandmother is throwing the mother of all Thanksgivings to celebrate her recent marriage to younger man, Ed Fenwick. But when Paige arrives and comes face-to-face with hometown god and former flame, Stanley Fenwick (grandson of the groom), Paige must now protect her heart as well as retain her sanity.

The Trouble With Turkeys Kathi Daley

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All Zoe wants is a peaceful vacation before Thanksgiving arrives—but when she agrees to help her friend Jeremy with his temporary job at a turkey farm, everything starts to go downhill. From a dead miser to tipsy turkeys and an eclectic cast of edacious heirs, this is one Thanksgiving that Zoe will never forget.

The Thanksgiving Day Murder Lee Harris

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When Natalie Gordon goes to buy a balloon at the Thanksgiving Day Parade and disappears, her desperate husband pleads with ex-nun Christine Bennett to help with the case. What Christine uncovers is that not only are Natalie’s present whereabouts a mystery, but so is her past—even her husband seems to know very little about her. With nothing but a cardboard box of Natalie’s belongings—a few books, keys, some cosmetics—to go off of, Christina engages in one of her most dangerous assignments yet.

Blackberry Pie MurderJoanne Fluke

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Hannah Swensen only has one goal in mind, and that is to focus on her bakery. Unfortunately, life is never really quiet for Hannah—after all, her mother’s wedding is a little over a month away and she is in charge of the planning. Yet when Hannah thinks that her biggest challenge will be whether buttercream or fondant should be used for the wedding cake, she accidentally hits a stranger with her cookie truck on her way to run some errands.

When an autopsy is performed, it is revealed that the mystery man, with a shirt covered in stains from blackberry pie, would have died even if Hannah hadn’t hit him. Now, to clear her name, Hannah will have to follow a trail of pie crumbs to track down exactly what happened.

We hope that you enjoyed our list of Thanksgiving romances and mysteries! What are some of your favorite holiday books? 

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