Romantic Novelists' Association

New Releases 2022 January/february

31 January 2022

                                 NEW RELEASES: JAN/FEB 2022


Libby Ashworth: The Convict’s Wife


Paperback and ebook
20th January 2022

When Molly Holden’s husband, Thomas, is convicted in 1812 of being a Luddite on the word of a secret informer, he is sentenced to be transported to Australia. Left with their baby daughter, Molly must find work to survive.
But the man who informed on Thomas is a former suitor of Molly’s, and Isaac believes that with Thomas out of the way she will return to him.







Sandy Barker: A Sunrise over Bali

Travel Romcom
One More Chapter (HarperCollins UK)
Feb 17

After showing up to her best friend Ali’s 40th birthday party and running into her ex and his new wife, Jaelee Tan does what any self-respecting woman would do – she runs. All the way to Bali. Settling into a two-month sabbatical away from her high-stress life, she meets an incredible group of people, each with something to teach her about life and love, including the Hot Scot, Alistair, who may just make her change her mind about man buns – and love.






Jill Barry The Captain’s Bride

Historical Romance
Ulverscroft Limited
Large Print Paperback
1st January 2022

Orphan Tabitha runs away from her scheming grandmother only to be falsely convicted of theft and sent to gaol followed by transportation. She attracts the attention of ship’s captain Jacob who contacts his doctor friend in Australia, asking if he and his wife can offer Tabitha a job. The couple’s mutual attraction develops as Jacob continues visiting between voyages until he proposes marriage, but will his plans to quit seafaring and open a school, helped by his young bride, lead to a happy ending?







AnneMarie Brear: The Orphan in the Peacock Shawl




Historical saga
Boldwood Books
ebook, paperback and audio
27th January 2022

Annabelle can’t hide forever from the wealthy Hartley family, but can she give up the baby she loves?









AnneMarie Brear: Beyond the Distant Hills (Distant Series Book 2)




Historical saga
1st February 2022

Will she rise and build an empire for her children? Or will she lose all that she has struggled to achieve?








Rachel Brimble: A Very Modern Marriage



Romantic Fiction
3rd February 2022

They strike a deal that promises them both what they desire the most, but William’s a fool if he thinks Octavia will be a conventional married woman, and she’s very much mistaken if she thinks the lives they once led won’t follow them wherever they go.








Francesca Capaldi: Hope in the Valleys


Hera Books
Ebook and paperback
20th January 2022

Elizabeth Meredith, daughter of the mine manager, enjoys a privileged position in the village, but she longs to break free of society’s expectations. Falling in love with miner, Gwilym Owen, brings more joy to her life than she’s ever known… until she’s forced to choose between her love and her disapproving family, and makes a rash decision. Separated by society and the Great War, can Elizabeth and Gwilym find their way back together again? Or will their love become another casualty of war?






P.A. DePaul Surviving The Storm



Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Digital and paperback
January 25, 2022

Youth director, Reena, treks a group of teenagers and chaperones up the Pocono Mountains for the weekend. Everything changes when severe weather hits and Nathan’s niece goes missing. Surviving the storm has never seemed more ominous.








Helena Dixon: Murder in First-Class



Cozy crime
ebook, audio and paperback
16th February

Who gave Simon Travers a one-way ticket to the next life? And why? And could Matt’s close connection put him at risk? Only a few individuals had access to Travers’s compartment, and Kitty must find out which of these seemingly benign passengers is a cross-country killer.








Jeanine Englert: Eloping with the Laird

Georgian Highlander Romance
Mills and Boon
ebook and paperback
20 January 2022

Book 1 of the Falling for a Stewart Series
Ordered by her father to choose a husband by the end of the Highland Games—or he will select one for her—widow Moira Fraser hastily elopes with Rory McKenna, Laird of Blackmore. But they soon discover neither is free of the past. Rory has a price on his head and needs an heir as soon as possible, and Moira’s horrible first marriage has left her afraid of letting her new husband get close…






Elaine Everest: The Woolworths Saturday Girls



Historical saga
Hardback (Paperback, eBook, Audio to be published in March)
Pan Macmillan
February 3rd 2022

1950: The 2nd World War is over and life has moved on for the Woolworths Girls in a world where women have high expectations for their daughters, wanting them to seize opportunities they didn’t have themselves. Ready to take on Saturday jobs at Woolworths Bessie, Claudette, Clemmie and Dorothy are faced with unforeseeable challenges.








Liz Fielding: Redeemed by Her Midsummer Kiss



Contemporary Romance
Mills and Boon
Paperback (in 2-in-1 with Kate Hardy)
7th January 2022
Digital 3rd February 2022

Front-line correspondent, Lucien Grey, has moved to Lower Haughton seeking peace but Honeysuckle Rose, who lives next door, is on the warpath.








Lynne Francis: The Lost Sister

Hardback, ebook, audio (paperback out in July)
27th January

When the secret Molly has kept for over twenty-five years is revealed in front of her whole family, their relationships begin to crumble. And when she takes a trip away from home in the hope it will all settle down, her half-sister Harriet steps in – with devastating consequences. A gripping saga of love, betrayal and secrets that can’t stay hidden.







Jen Gilroy: Montana Reunion



Sweet contemporary western romance
Harlequin Heartwarming
Larger print paperback and ebook
25 January 2022

Rancher Zach has convinced himself he can’t have a family of his own, but career-driven Beth has become an instant mom to her best friend’s tween daughter. Together, can these one-time sweethearts figure out what love and family truly mean?








Ella Gyland: The Helsingør Sewing Club



WW2 historical
One More Chapter
E-book, paperback, audio
31st January 2022 for e-book, paperback 6 weeks later

In the midst of the German occupation during WW2, Inger Bredahl joins the underground resistance and risks her life to help members of Denmark’s Jewish community escape to Sweden. Years later, her grand-daughter Cecilie Lund finally unearths a long-held secret…







Linn B. Halton: Making Waves at Penvennan Cove


Women’s fiction
Aria, Head of Zeus
6 January 2022

For once, things are going well for thirty-year-old Kerra Shaw. She has a fulfilling job helping small businesses in the local community, she is within a few minutes’ walk of all the people she loves best, and most importantly, she has finally got together with her childhood sweetheart, Ross. But Kerra should know better than anyone that secrets don’t stay hidden for long in a community like Penvennan Cove. Set in picturesque Cornwall. This is the second book in this series – book 1: ‘Coming Home to Penvennan Cove’.












Historical Romance
Heywood Press
ebook and paperback
1st February, 2022

One mistake was all it took.








Georgia Hill: The Great Summer Street Party: Sunshine and Cider Cake



women’s fiction, romance
One More Chapter
3rd February 2022

Ashley Lydden arrives in the seaside town of Berecombe in desperate need of a fresh start. American history lecturer, Eddie McQueen, has also blown into town just like the GIs did seventy-five years previously. There are secrets from World War 2 to uncover and the past needs to be laid to rest before Ashley and Eddie can find their happy ever after.







Julia Ibbotson: The Dragon Tree (Dr DuLac series #2)



medieval time-slip mystery/romance
Archbury Books
ebook and paperback

Dr Viv and Rev Rory escape to Madeira after a personal tragedy, only to find a mystery echoing from the island’s past, involving a 14th century noblewoman shipwrecked on the island and a rebellious 16th century nun. As Viv reaches out across the centuries to solve the mystery of the Dragon Tree that haunts her, their lives become intertwined alarmingly.






Julia Ibbotson: The Rune Stone (Dr DuLac #3) 


Anglo-Saxon time-slip mystery/romance
pub: Archbury Books
ebook and paperback

When Dr Viv finds a mysterious runic inscription on a rune stone in the graveyard of her husband’s country church, she unwittingly sets off a chain of circumstances that disturb their lives in ways she never expected. Echoes of the past resonate alarmingly as she struggles to unlock the secrets of the runes in the lives of both the Anglo-Saxon leader Lady Vivianne and Viv herself.








Helga Jensen: Twice in a Lifetime

Romantic Comedy
Hera Books
January 10th 2022

Amelia might have met The One, but is she twenty years too late? Since her husband walked out, the only relationship 48-year-old Amelia Simpson has enjoyed has been with Nutella and Pinot Grigio. So, when she finds the phone number that was given to her twenty years ago by a handsome stranger in New York, Amelia wonders whether he might be The One That Got Away. Has Amelia reconnected with The One? Or will she discover that the sparkle she was missing is actually closer to home?







Jill Mansell: Should I Tell You?



Romantic comedy
Headline books
Jan 20th

Fun in the sunshine in Cornwall!








Skye MacKinnon: Starlight Highlanders Mail Order Brides: Books 1-3



Science Fiction Romance
Peryton Press
Ebook & paperback
12th February 2022

Hunky alien Highlanders in kilts. The human women destined to be their mates. Love that transcends across the stars. The first 3 books in the Starlight Highlanders Mail Order Brides (Intergalactic Dating Agency) series are now available as one convenient box set!







Fenella J Miller: The War Girls of Goodwill House




Historical fiction
12th Janaury

Lady Joanna Harcourt and her daughter Sarah discover their life of luxury at Goodwill House is over. Because with Lord Harcourt away fighting, the Harcourt girls are facing financial ruin.







Nikola Price: The Cornish Captive

Historical Fiction
Atlantic Books
Paperback, ebook, audiobook
January 6th 2022

Cornwall, 1800.
Imprisoned on false pretenses, Madeleine Pelligrew, former mistress of Pendenning Hall, has spent the last 14 years shuttled between increasingly destitute and decrepit madhouses. When a strange man appears out of the blue to release her, she can’t quite believe that her freedom comes without a price. Hiding her identity, Madeleine determines to discover the truth about what happened all those years ago.






Jessica Redland: A Wedding at Hedgehog Hollow (Hedgehog Hollow Book 4)



Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Boldwood Books
eBook for Apple, Kindle, Kobo & Nook, paperback, hardback, large print, physical audio, audio download, streaming services
6th January 2022

Disaster strikes when Hedgehog Hollow owner Samantha checks the rescue centre’s bank account after the festive season and discovers it has been emptied. Who would do such a thing, and why? With the future of Hedgehog Hollow now in jeopardy, planning a wedding has lost its shine.







Ros Rendle: The Divided Heart



Historical fiction saga
Sapere Books
e-book and paperback
23rd February 2022

Book 3 in the award-winning saga of the Strong sisters. A divided country and a heart divided. Can Izzy’s experiences in Berlin help her young carer decades later? Sometimes the walls we build around ourselves are stronger than stones. Described at ‘stunning’, you may shed tears but it’s ultimately uplifting.







Emily Royal: The Saxon Warrior’s Captive Bride



Historical (Medieval)
Independent (Twinkle Press)
ebook and paperback
8th February 2022

Norman heiress Arlette de Villiers is taken prisoner by a Saxon warlord seeking retribution for his murdered sister. Fearing for her life, she masquerades as a servant, and plots revenge, but she struggles to conquer her attraction for the powerful Saxon – a man determined to tame the feisty new servant in his bed.







Jill Steeples: Starting Over at Primrose Woods


Contemporary romance
Boldwood Books
Ebook, paperback, audio
1st February 2022

Three women, at different stages in their lives, come together in the beautiful surroundings of Primrose Woods. Will Abbey make it down the aisle this summer? Can Lizzie overcome her fear of flying to visit her daughter in Australia and will Rhi put right the wrong she has inadvertently caused? At Primrose Woods anything is possible if you dare to dream…







Kathy Strobos: Is This for Real?



Romantic Comedy
Indie/Strawbundle Publishing
January 11, 2021

She’s a relationship recluse; he’s a romantic. They’re fake-dating as research fodder for her romcom novel. Those flickers of attraction? Easily extinguished by cold-water reality. But their relationship is not sticking to the plot—or is it?








Clare Swatman: Before We Grow Old



Commercial women’s fiction/romance
paperback, eBook, audiobook.
19th January 2022

As children, Fran and Will were inseparable – but then at 18, Will disappeared, leaving Fran heartbroken. Twenty-five years later Will is back: is fate trying to give them a second chance, or are their past secrets too much for their fledgling relationship to stand? The time has come to decide what Fran and Will really want from life – before it’s too late.








Samantha Tonge: Under One Roof


Uplifting Women’s Fiction

Ebook, Paperback, Audio, Hardback, Large Print
9th February 2022

Robin returns to her childhood home in Manchester after her cantankerous mother, Faye, has a fall, even though the two women haven’t seen each other for decades. Robin ran away when she was sixteen after her beloved father’s untimely death, and the distance between the two women didn’t shorten when Robin visits. Can a hidden room, lost treasure hunt, and Robin’s daughter Amber help them put the past to rest?






Evonne Wareham: A Wedding on the Riviera



Romantic Suspense

When a group of friends plan to trap a runaway groom – a con man who is cheating heartbroken brides out of huge sums of money – the result is a heady mix of crime and romance – and a fabulous wedding on the Riviera.







AC Williams Raindrop Girl

romance/fantasy/ mystery.
My Weekly Pocket Novels.
paperback digital                                                                          20 Jan

Kirsty’s affinity to the rain made her strange in most people’s eyes … until the day she meets Ethan, owner of a company housed in an atmospheric haunted castle. What mysteries … and will she be drawn into Ethan’s arms?






Helen Yendall: A Wartime Secret



Women’s Historical Fiction
HQ Digital
14th January 2022

When Maggie’s new job takes her from bombed-out London to grand Snowden Hall in the Cotswolds she’s apprehensive but determined to do her bit for the war effort. She’s also keeping a secret, one she knows would turn opinion against her. An emotional and heart-breaking wartime novel for fans of Diney Costeloe, Dilly Court and Mandy Robotham.









NEW RELEASES: Brought to you every month by Sheila Riley, author of the bestselling Reckoner’s Row series. Her next novel, The Mersey Mothers, is available on 19th April 2022. Published by winners of the RNA Publisher of the Year, Boldwood Books, Sheila is represented by Felicity Trew/The Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency.