ELAINE EVEREST
Christmas at Woolworths
Pan
Macmillan
Paperback
and E-book
2nd November
2017
Christmas at
Woolworths is a heartwarming novel by bestselling author Elaine Everest
Even though
there was a war on, the Woolworths girls brought Christmas cheer to their
customers
Best friends
Sarah, Maisie and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. 
With their
loved ones away on the front line, their bonds of friendship strengthen each
day. 
Betty
Billington is the manager at Woolworths, and a rock for the girls, having given
up on love . . . 
Until a
mysterious stranger turns up one day – could he reignite a spark in Betty?
As the year
draws to a close, and Christmas approaches, the girls must rely on each other
to navigate the dark days that lie ahead . . .
With so much
change, can their friendship survive the war?
CHARLOTTE BETTS
The
Dressmaker’s Secret
Romantic Historical
Fiction
Mass market
paperback
Piatkus
9th November
2017
Italy,
1819. 
Emilia
Barton and her mother Sarah live a nomadic existence, travelling from town to
town as itinerant dressmakers to escape
their past. When they settle in the idyllic coastal town of Pesaro, Emilia
desperately hopes that, this time,
they have found a permanent home. But when Sarah is brutally attacked by an
unknown assailant, a deathbed
confession turns Emilia’s world upside down.
Seeking
refuge as a dressmaker in the eccentric household of Princess Caroline of
Brunswick, 
Emilia
experiences her first taste of love with the charming Alessandro. But her
troubling history gnaws away at her. Might she, a
humble dressmaker’s daughter, have a more aristocratic past than she could have
imagined? 
When the
Princess sends her on an assignment to London, she grasps the opportunity to
unravel the truth. Caught up in
a web of treachery and deceit, Emilia is determined to discover who she really
is – even if she risks
losing everything . . .
JILL BARRY
Love On
Track
Tender
Romance
Pocket Novel
The People’s
Friend (D C Thomson)
5th October
2017
Flora’s new
job as a train conductor involves her working a picturesque railway route in
South West Wales. Amongst her
many and varied regular passengers is young widower and single dad, Jack. 
Their
romance develops as they travel to and fro, while Flora has to cope with hold
ups and challenges, including an
amorous male train guard. Commuter Jack must  take his little daughter out
of her comfort zone if he wishes
to begin a new life with Flora but there are many stops and starts en route to
Destination Happiness.
LINN B. HALTON
The Secrets
of Villa Rosso
Cosy mystery
Paperback
Harper
Impulse
5th October
2017

When Ellie
Maddison is sent on a business trip to Southern Italy, she’s reminded why she
loves her set amongst
rolling vineyards and rich olive groves, the beautiful Villa Rosso is the
perfect escape from her life
back home. But what Ellie isn’t prepared for is the instant connection she
feels to the estate’s director Max
Johnson, or the secrets they share that are as intertwined as the rambling
vines that cover Villa Rosso.

It’s not
long before Ellie finds herself entangled in the history of the place, trying to
understand the undeniable effect Max is having on her. As their relationship
grows, what will
Ellie discover about this idyllic villa and those who have walked through its
doors? What started
as a simple work trip will change Ellie’s life forever.


LINN B. HALTON
Christmas at
Bay Tree Cottage
Romantic
Comedy
Harper
Impulse
ebook 27th October 2017
paperback 2th November 2017

‘The perfect
Christmas read to touch the heart’ Bestselling author Christie Barlow

The
countdown to Christmas is usually a magical time, but Elena James is fed up
with living on a building site! The
renovations on her beautiful cottage – like her heart – have been frozen in
limbo ever since she was unexpectedly widowed. Elana calls
in a professional, Luke Stevenson, to help finish the cottage, so her little
girl can send letters to Santa up the
newly-repaired chimney Luke’s kind, capable and sexy – but he’s also ten years
younger than Elana. 
So why has
her heart decided it’s finally time for a thaw?
The perfect
read to curl up by the fire with … for fans of Rebecca Boxall.


MAGGIE SULLIVAN
Christmas on
Coronation Street 
Saga
Hardback,
paperback, ebook
HarperCollins
16th November 2017
The first of
three Coronation Street prequels follows Elsie Tanner’s early life story. 
Elsie
Grimshaw, living in one of the worst streets in Weatherfield, is desperate to
escape from her brutal father and the
drudgery of the local mill. She emerges from the heartbreak of her first love
and marries bad boy, Arnold Tanner while still
only sixteen years old. 
Now Mrs
Elsie Tanner, she and Arnold move in to No.11 Coronation Street in 1939 as war
breaks out. Her cheeky
self-confidence immediately puts her at loggerheads with local busy-body Ena
Sharples and Annie Walker, landlady of
the Rovers Return. As Christmas approaches, the residents of Coronation Street
must put their squabbles aside if
they are to survive the worst that Hitler’s Luftwaffe can throw at them. As the
Manchester Blitz grips Weatherfield, the residents must pull together to make
this a Christmas to remember …
Relax and
enjoy. Make this your festive season to remember. 
EMMA DAVIES
Lucy’s Book Club For The Lost And Found
Contemporary Women’s Fiction
eBook, paperback, audio book
Bookouture
24th November 2017
Once upon a time, a woman called Lucy ran a little library with a big heart. 
It only took one look at the members of her book club for Lucy to see how she could make all their dreams come true… 
Full-time carer Lia, dreams of learning to dance, but as her mother becomes more reliant on her, that wish may never come true. 
Widower Oscar, is longing to find the daughter he put up for adoption as a young man, but does she even want to be found? 
Single mum Hattie, is overweight and unhappy since her cheating ex-fiancé humiliated her at their engagement party. 
Sensitive soul Callum, is a hopeless romantic and the black sheep of his family. Will he ever find the courage to fight for what he wants? 
Lucy has a plan to give these four strangers the happy endings they deserve, and in doing so, she might just find one for herself… 
A life-affirming, emotional page-turner that will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your face. 
Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan and Milly Johnson.


MANDY BAGGOT
One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill

Christmas Romantic Comedy
Paperback and E-book
Ebury Press
16th  November 2017

Imagine the perfect Christmas kiss… His strong arms around her waist, her hands on his face, the snow slowly starts to fall…It’s
enough to make Isla Winters cringe! While her sister can’t get enough
of this – increasingly common – sight on the streets of London, Isla’s
too busy trying to stop Hannah’s wheelchair from slipping on the ice,
and making sure she’s not too late to her dream job at Breekers
International. But
everything changes with the arrival of Chase Bryan, fresh from the New
York office. He’s eager to learn everything about Isla’s beloved Notting
Hill, but as the nights get colder, will cosying up to him come at a
price?

E-BOOK RELEASES

KATHERINE GARBERA



The Devil
You Know – A Gods Of War Novel
Romantic
Suspense
e-book
Silverhart
Publishing 
4th November 2017
Social media
darling, Ella Cassidy, has a secret from her past that she’s afraid will ruin
all she’s worked for and reawaken
the nightmares she thought she buried in the past. She has a
new name, a new life and no one has come close to guessing her secret…
Ares Team
covert operative Linc Garrison never thought to see Ella again. The name is
new but the face is one that has haunted. She was one of the many girls he’d
never been able to save. But now that
the same threat from their childhood is back, he vows this time he won’t let
her down.
Ella wants
to see the man who tortured her dead and now that she knows his name she won’t
stop until she puts a bullet in him. Linc shares
her desire but knows that only by capturing and questioning the man can they found
out who was the mastermind.Trusting no
one is a lonely, perilous path. Linc must make a decision–trust his heart or
his head.. 
But when
Ella is taken, retribution is the only thing on his mind. Linc will
not let her down again even if that means risking his own life.
KATHERINE GARBERA
Christmas At
The Candied Apple Cafe
Contemporary
Romance 
E-book 
HarperImpulse
10th November 2107
There’s
nothing so magical as Christmas in New York… Santa is
coming to New York!
Snow is
falling, excitement is high and the delicious scent of chocolate drifts along
Fifth Avenue – the Candied Apple Café is ready for
Christmas! And no one is busier than publicist Iona Summerlin With so much to
do, she doesn’t have time to think about men, dating, or
the fact her last boyfriend ditched her for her brother… Relationships are off
the menu!
Hotel boss
Mads Eriksson is not looking forward to the first Christmas since losing his
wife. His
six-year-old daughter Sofia has lost her belief in Christmas magic along with
her mother, and he has no idea what to do. 
But an
unusually festive business meeting at the Candied Apple – and meeting the
beautiful Iona – starts to defrost Mads’ frozen heart, and suddenly
life seems full of light and sparkle again.
If only they
dare to believe, maybe all their Christmas dreams will come true!
SHEILA NORTON
The Pets at
Primrose Cottage
(Part 1 : A Place to Hide)
Cosy romance
Ebook
Ebury
23rd November
2017
Emma
Nightingale needs a place to hide away. Pursued by
the demons left by her ex-boyfriend, she takes refuge in quiet
Crickleford, a sleepy
town in Dartmoor, where she can lie low. Life in Crickleford is quiet and
peaceful, but it won’t
be for long if people discover the truth about Emma’s past. Not wanting
to make too much of a fuss, she ends up lying about why she’s there – she’s
looking after some cats, she says –
then suddenly the town’s new ‘pet-sitter’ is in high demand! 
While
looking after an Alsatian, Emma finds all attention is on her, and the handsome
young reporter from the local paper takes an
interest in her story… 
Note: this
is part one of a four-part serialised novel. The full length paperback will be
available in April 2018


RACHEL BRIMBLE
If I Want
You
Romantic
Suspense
ebook
The Wild
Rose Press
8th November 2017
When local
journalist, Tori Peterson, fails to prevent a child abduction outside her
niece’s school, her horror
and guilt sparks a vow to do whatever it takes to get little Abby Brady home to
her parents.
While Tori
battles the vile memories of her own kidnapping as a child, she accepts the
help of widowed father, Mark Bolton.
As he and Tori join forces with the local police, their attraction and intimacy
grows…along with their fears for Abby.
Links are
uncovered between Abby’s disappearance and Tori’s kidnapping, and Tori is
forced to accept the monster who held her
captive is back. But this time, Tori is all grown up, and there is no way she
will let him hurt another little girl.


LIZ TAYLORSON
The Little
Church by the Sea
Contemporary
romance/ Women’s fiction
E-book and
print on demand
Manatee
Books
23rd
November 2017
Isolated and
unwelcome in the picturesque seaside village of Rawscar, Reverend Cass
Fordyce has lost her
faith and her home. Christmas is coming, and she isn’t looking forward to
it. 
Then she
meets an attractive local man, Hal – twice divorced and with a reputation as a
ladies’ man he’s everything
a celibate vicar like Cass should avoid, especially as Hal is hiding secrets of
his own, 
including
his past with the mysterious Anna. Can Cass
ever find her way in Rawscar? What secret does Hal have to hide? And is there
ever such a thing as a truly
fresh start? 
A heartwarming tale of love, friendship and starting over.

RHODA BAXTER
Girl At
Christmas
Contemporary
Romance
E-book
Independently
published
6th November 2017
Tammy is
normally at her happiest at Christmas when she has the flat to decorate and
those perfect days between Christmas and New Year
to relax. But when her long term partner dumps her, with no real explanation,
her Christmas starts to look very bleak.
Lawrence
usually spends Christmas watching DVDs and catching up on his paperwork. At
thirty one, he’s already stuck in a rut. When
Lawrence has a sudden heart attack, it is Tammy who comes to his rescue. 
It turns out
a happy Christmas can be made from the most unexpected ingredients.



LIZ FIELDING (Christine Flynn and Jennifer Faye)
A Fairytale
Christmas (Mistleoe & the Lost Stiletto/A Holiday Prince Charming/A
Princess by Christmas)
Romance
3-in-1 eBook
edition
Harlequin
Mills and Boon
1st November
2017
Lucy’s been
plucked from secretarial obscurity and transformed like Cinderella into the
fiancée of a slick businessman
– but it’s all for a publicity stunt! Angrily rushing away from the frenzy, she
bumps into delicious tycoon
Nathaniel Hart and real sparks begin to fly!










NICOLE EVELINA
The Once and
Future Queen: Guinevere in Arthurian Legend
Non-fiction 
  
Paperback,
ebook
Lawson
Gartner Publishing
21st November 2017
Guinevere’s
journey from literary sinner to feminist icon took over
one thousand years…and it’s not over yet.
Literature
tells us painfully little about Guinevere, mostly focusing on her sin and
betrayal of Arthur and Camelot. As a result,
she is often seen as a one-dimensional character. But there is more to her
story. By examining
popular works of more than 20 authors over the last one thousand years, The
Once and Future Queen shows how Guinevere
reflects attitudes toward women during the time in which her story was written,
changing to suit the expectations of her audience.
Beginning in Celtic times and continuing through the present day, this book
synthesizes academic criticism and popular
opinion into a highly readable, approachable work that fills a gap in Arthurian
material available to the general public.
LINDSAY TOWNSEND
One Yuletide
Knight
Medieval
Historical Romance
Ebook and
Print
Prairie Rose
Publications
3rd November 2017
Find a
comfortable easy chair in front of the fire and grab your copy of ONE YULETIDE
KNIGHT
from the
authors at Prairie Rose Publications! Travel back to medieval times to
celebrate Yuletide 
with these
dashing knights and their spirited ladies in a wonderfully romantic boxed set
of stories 
you won’t
want to put down! Lose yourself in this collection of eight exciting stories of
medieval days penned
especially for this most joyful time of year. 
With
exciting tales by talented authors such as Deborah Macgillivray, Lindsay
Townsend, Keena Kincaid, Cynthia
Breeding, Angela Raines, Patti Sherry-Crews, Beverly Wells, and Dawn
Thompson, you’ll find
it hard to put this collection down until you’ve read to the very end! 
Don’t miss
these adventures of holiday romance spiced with medieval danger in ONE YULETIDE
KNIGHT!
ROSEMARY MORRIS
Wednesday’s
Child
Romantic
Historical Fact Fiction
E-book (Paperback coming out soon.)
BooksWeLove
Inc.
25th
October 2017
In 1816, Mrs
Bettismore lies on her deathbed. Her twenty-year old granddaughter, Amelia is
distraught by the
imminent loss of her only relative, who has raised her in an atmosphere of
seclusion and unyielding discipline.Amelia
inherits her grandmother’s fortune, but after such a sheltered upbringing she
finds herself lost and alone. 
Her
emotional growth, stunted by Mrs Bettismore she is afraid to do or say anything
of which her grandmother would disapprove. The heiress
is unprepared for her introduction to Saunton, her guardian’s noisy household
and his family of irrepressible sisters. Will this
cause Amelia to retreat into herself even more, or will a home filled with love
and high spirits change her outlook and encourage
her to find love? Or do the long-hidden secrets of her birth threaten to spoil
everything?
SHARON BOOTH
Saving Mr
Scrooge
Romantic
Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Ebook
(paperback to follow)
Fabrian
Books
14th
November 2017
How do you
show the meanest man in the village the error of his ways?
It’s the
time of peace on earth and goodwill to all men, but at Carroll’s
Confectionary, 
the meaning
of Christmas seems to have been forgotten. New boss, Kit Carroll, is hardly
winning friends with his high-handed attitude, his
foolhardy approach to production, and his tight-fisted treatment of the
factory’s employees.
Marley
Jacobs, his self-styled PA, is determined to make him see the error of his
ways, and return the festive spirit to Carroll’s Confectionary. Unfortunately,
the little matter of their previous relationship, along with Kit’s callous
treatment of her when they were teenage sweethearts, 
keeps
getting in the way of her good intentions.
With
encouragement from co-worker Don, romantic sister Olivia, and — astonishingly —
the usually sceptical Great Uncle Charles, Marley
decides to save this modern-day Mr Scrooge from himself, despite having no
well-meaning ghosts to help her.
But
revisiting the past doesn’t just stir things up for Kit. As Marley struggles to
deal with bittersweet memories, present-day
events take a surprising turn. Can the future be changed, after all? And is it
only Kit who needs saving?
MW ARNOLD
The Season
for Love
Romantic
Fiction
E-book
Passion in
Print
Early December
Eighteen months after
losing her husband Richard in a car crash, Chrissie Stewart still hasn’t
been able to come to terms with her loss and, blaming herself for his
death, she talks to his grave and writes down her anguish in a diary. 


The
Season for Love is about facing the past, through a veil of
bereavement, struggling with emotional demons and having the courage to
finally embrace an unexpected future.

The new releases list is compiled by Sheila Riley. Sheila joined the RNA in 2004 as a new writer. Since then she has written best-selling sagas as Annie Groves. She’s a member of the North West Chapter of the RNA and loves to catch up with writer friends at the regular Southport lunches. Her latest release, Winter on the Mersey, is listed above.
The new email address for monthly publications is releases@romanticnovelistsassociation.org 
2 Comments
  1. Author
    Sheila Riley 1 year ago

    Congratulations to everybody on this wonderful list!

  2. Author
    Linn B Halton 1 year ago

    A huge thank you to Sheila for all her hard work and Alison for posting. Congratulations to everyone with books out in November – what a fabulous list!!

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