Romantic Novelists' Association

New Releases: August 2020

3 August 2020

Ella Allbright: The Last Charm

Commercial Women’s Fiction
One More Chapter, HarperCollins
21 August 2020

A moving and heartwarming love story perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day in December. When Leila Jones loses her precious charm bracelet and a stranger finds it, she must tell the story of her and Jake – and how she got the charms – to prove she’s the owner…






Merryn Allingham: Venetian Vendetta

Romantic Suspense
The Verrall Press
Ebook and Paperback
23 July 2020

While watching the opera at La Fenice, Nancy Tremayne see’s a woman fall to her death. But was it an accident? Newlywed Nancy is accompanying her husband to Venice, but against his wishes she sets out to uncover the mystery of the woman’s death with Leo’s assistant, Archie. Plunging deeply into the city’s secrets, they discover a Venice as sinister as it is beautiful.




Jill Barry: Love in Lavender Lane

D C Thomson
People’s Friend Pocket Novel
6th August 2020

Fiona exchanges her quiet suburban world for 1970s London when she inherits her great-aunt’s marriage bureau. But she has never been truly in love, so how can she arrange perfect pairings for her starry-eyed clients? While she’s busy interviewing and arranging introductions, will she find time to make her own dream come true?





Jennifer Bohnet: A French Affair

Women’s Contemporary Fiction
Boldwood Books
e-book, paperback, audio
4th August

Belinda Marshall’s idyllic teenage life in Brittany, France, fell apart when her parents dramatically separated. Thirty-five years pass before Belinda returns to France and memories and anxieties that had lain dormant for years suddenly begin to resurface. Can Belinda reconcile her emotions and find happiness once more in the place she so loved and called home?






Josie Bonham: A Good Match For The Major

Regency Romance, Regency Romantic Suspense
Pitcheroak Press
11th July 2020

Pride meets prejudice – can love blossom?
Young widow, Lady Eliza Wyndham, is determined never to remarry, and the undeniable attraction that fizzes between her and Major Nathaniel Overton terrifies her. Nat’s protective instincts are stirred when he finds her in danger, but will Eliza be prepared to accept his help?






AnneMarie Brear: The Market Stall Girl

Historical saga
AnneMarie Brear
Ebook and paperback
1st August 2020

Will Beth and Noah find the happiness they wish for or will overwhelming events break them apart?







Francesca Capaldi: Heartbreak in the Valleys

WW1 Saga
Hera Books
10th June 2020

For Anwen Rhys, life is hard in a Welsh mining village, but she comforts herself with her love for childhood sweetheart, Idris Hughes, away fighting in the Great War. Yet when Idris returns, he is a changed man; no longer the innocent boy she loved. He is more distant, quickly breaking off their engagement. In the midst of despair, can Anwen find hope again?






Catherine Curzon and Eleanor Harkstead: The Captain and the Baker

m/m contemporary romcom
Ebook and paperback
25th August 2020

When a hot-tempered TV chef and a mild-mannered baker meet on the rugged Cornish coast, they’ve got the perfect ingredients for a red-hot snack. But torn between the call of Hollywood and the kisses of Locryn, will Jake choose a mansion in Beverly Hills or a cottage on the Cornish coast?






L.L. Diamond: Undoing

Regency Romance
7 July 2020

Elizabeth is thrust into a society disinclined to accept the country nobody who entrapped and married the sought-after Duke of Leeds. Thrown into company with the duke’s cousins, the Darcy’s, she is drawn to the son as much as he’s drawn to her. How is Fitzwilliam Darcy to keep himself under such strict regulation when he is constantly in the duchess’ company? How does one prevent their own undoing?




L.L. Diamond: Confined with Mr. Darcy

24th July 2020

If no one can say when lockdown will end, Elizabeth Bennet could be living at Pemberley indefinitely. How do you live with a man you’re attracted to, but who tries your every last nerve? How is she supposed to stay confined with Mr. Darcy?







Lucy Dickens: The Broken Hearts Honeymoon

Romantic Comedy. Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Penguin Random House
3rd July

When disaster strikes, adventure calls… Charlotte calls off her wedding and sets off on her honeymoon tour of Japan alone. A feel-good story of reclaiming your life, set among the cherry blossom.






Jenni Fletcher: Redeeming her Viking Warrior

Historical Romance
Mills & Boon
Ebook & Paperback
20th August in paperback.

Danr Sigurdsson is indebted to the captivating, mysterious healer, living alone in the wilderness, who carefully tends his wounds. Consumed with anguish over the massacre that killed his family, Danr has sworn not to touch another woman until he finds those responsible. So resisting Sissa should be easy, but as they search for the truth, fighting their mutual attraction becomes the hardest battle…






Katherine Garbera: Red Hot Texan

Contemporary Romance
Tule Publishing
Ebook and Print
August 27, 2020

Red Aldean has his sights set on his longtime friend, Emma, who seems more interested in her regency romances than dating. A renowned river, adventure, and fishing guide, Red is no stranger to a challenge. With his heart on the line, he turns to his trusty Texas guide to fishing—all he needs is patience, a plan and the perfect bait.





Morton S. Gray: Sunny Days at the Beach

Romantic Suspense
Choc Lit
eBook and audio download
18 August 2020

Craft shop owner Mandy Vanes has always enjoyed a commitment-free singleton lifestyle — in fact, she’s well-known for her wild ways in her small seaside town on the coast. But when local teenager, Nick Crossten, turns to her for help, Mandy has the opportunity to prove she can be a responsible adult. Although things get tricky when gin distillery owner Graham Frankley comes to town with some unexpected news.






Catherine Jones: Homes and Hearths in Little Woodford

Women’s Fiction
23 July 2020

Gordon and Maxine’s dreams of a blissful life of gardening, pub lunches and quiet retirement in the charming market town of Little Woodford are ruined when three very demanding members of their family come home. Never mind bliss, there is no peace to be had! Can Gordon and Maxine find a way to restore harmony in their home?






Clare Marchant: The Secrets of Saffron Hall

Historical/dual timeline
ebook, paperback, audio
6 August 2020

Two women. Five centuries apart. One life-changing secret about to be unearthed.








Kathleen McGurl: The Emerald Comb,

The Pearl Locket, The Daughters of Red Hill Hall,
The Girl from Ballymor, The Stationmaster’s Daughter

Dual Timeline
27th August

Kathleen McGurl’s backlist titles of her popular dual timeline novels will all be available as audiobooks from 27th August.






Lorna Read: Half A Rainbow

Romantic suspense
Next Chapter
ebook, paperback, large print
July 1st

Hounded out of London following a failed romance with an MP, artist Leah seeks sanctuary in the Cornish village of St Jofra. But can she escape the fall-out that is following her? And can she find love with Josh, the handsome new doctor?






Jessica Redland: Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes

Contemporary romance
Boldwood Books
eBook (all platforms), Audio, Paperback, Large Print
13th August 2020

For Carly, the owner of Carly’s Cupcakes, it’s the busiest time of year getting everyone’s Christmas treats ready on time. With her clumsy sister, Bethany, as a co-worker, it’s proving a difficult task. Carly eagerly awaits the return of her best friend to Whitsborough Bay. Liam has no idea he’s been the object of her affection since their schooldays. After years of pining after him, can Carly pluck up the courage to tell him how she really feels by 25th December?






Sheila Riley: The Mersey Girls

Family Saga
Boldwood Books
All platforms, e-book, paperback, audio, large print
18 August 2020

The second book on the Reckoner’s Row series, see’s Evie Kilgaren starting a new job with no idea she is walking into a hive of blackmail, secrets and lies. Susie Blackthorn is outraged at being demoted whilst her best friend Grace Harris, a singer on the prestigious D’Angelo transatlantic ocean liner, is harbouring her own shocking secrets.






Catherine Rull: Guardian: Recruit

Paranormal Romance
Wolfhaus Press
paperback and ebook
3 August, 2020

What happens to children’s souls when they die? For Cai, he’s become a Guardian Angel, ready to fight The Fallen, but is he ready for a second chance at love?







Jules Wake: The Saturday Morning Park Run

Contemporary Romance
One More Chapter
29th August

Two women. One old, one young. One looking for new adventures. One looking for a purpose.
Both needing a friend, they bring the whole community together every Saturday morning. Some people come into your life when you need them the most.






Alan C. Williams: Return to Tasmania

Ulverscroft Linford Romance
Large Print
August 1st 2020

Heading from Sydney to her idyllic childhood home in Tasmania, Sandie’s priorities are to recover from a bullet wound, reconsider her future in the police, and spend time with her family. But she senses a fellow passenger is not all he seems. A series of suspicious events follow and the mystery man reveals himself as Adam, sent to protect Sandie’s family as they become embroiled in the fall-out following the double-crossing of a dangerous criminal.





New Releases are brought to you every month by Sheila Riley, author of The Mersey Girls, published by Boldwood Books.

The Mersey Girls follows the lives of the dockside inhabitants of Reckoner’s Row in the aftermath of WW2. and is out on 18th August.