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New Releases: December 2021

29 November 2021



Louise Allen: The Duke’s Counterfeit Wife


Historical Romance
Mills & Boon
Paperback and ebook
25 Nov 2021


A young lady minding her own business, a duke in disguise and skullduggery on board ship, leads to a most unlikely alliance.









Louise Allen: Regency Reputations: Secrets and Scandal



Historical Romance
Mills & Boon
Paperback & ebook
23 Dec 2021









Jill Barry: Christmas at Cloveley Court Part One.

D C Thomson
People’s Friend Pocket Novel
9th December 2021

Set in 1965 with a cast of quirky characters. Cathy wanted a change. But she didn’t suspect her new job as Personal Assistant to his lordship at Cloveley Court, a stately home in need of the feminine touch, would turn her life upside-down.





Jill Barry: Christmas at Cloveley Court Part Two

D C Thomson
People’s Friend Pocket Novel
23rd December 2021

It’s life in the fast lane for Cathy and her colleagues as renovations and festive preparations keep the staff busy. Cathy has made friends and grown to love widower Hal’s children. But would her feelings for the viscount force her to quit the job she loved?





Rhoda Baxter: Snowed In


Romantic Comedy
Juxtaposition Publishing
15 09 2021


Tracey is a burned-out tech millionaire who wants to be left alone. Dumped by the woman he was about to propose to, Vinnie was spending Christmas alone in a cosy cottage for two. Trapped together in the snow, can these two grinches melt the walls they’ve built around themselves?







Rhoda Baxter: Christmas For Commitmentphobes


Romantic Comedy
Juxtaposition Publishing
22 09 2021


Tilly doesn’t do commitment. Lara is too busy getting her company off the ground to bother with relationships. When they get snowed in together, their attraction is hard to deny. But what happens when the trains are running again and they have to go their separate ways?







Angela Britnell: A Cornish Christmas at Pear Tree Farm


Contemporary romance
Choc Lit
7 December 2021

Pear Tree Farm in Cornwall, owned by the kind-hearted Nessa Vivian, is known for taking in lost souls including ex-soldier Crispin Davies. When the farm’s Christmas festival throws him together with Ashley Spencer, an American woman and fellow lost soul, a more hopeful Christmas and New Year looks possible – with a few surprises along the way?







Christina Courtenay: Tempted By The Runes


Viking time travel romance
Headline Review
Ebook, paperback and audio
9th December 2021

When Maddie finds a small knife embedded in the banks of the Liffey, she knows what it is – a time travel device. She only intends to have a brief adventure in the past, but after a skirmish she wakes up on a ship bound for Iceland, with the Viking who saved her from attack. Now he’s trying to convince her to stay for good …







Shirley Dickson: The Orphan’s Secret


Historical Saga
ebook audio paperback
9 Nov.2021

England, 1940: A tear-jerking wartime tale of an orphaned baby who needs a home, and the woman who risks everything to provide it.








Sherry Gloag: The Respectable Charade


Regency Romance Suspense
Dingbat Publishing
17th November

After her fiancé’s suicide, and both families scrambling to save their reputations, Jenny is faced with a choice, homelessness, or her own home plus an unwanted husband, her fiancé’s older brother, Richard. What is Jenny hiding? Richard is determined to find out, but will he be in time?








Julia Ibbotson: A Shape on the Air (Dr DuLac series Book 1)


mystery and romance                                                                                            Archbury Books (                                                        Indie/ re-release new cover
Kindle ebook and paperback
9. 10. 2021

A haunting Anglo-Saxon time-slip. Can echoes of the past threaten the present? They are 1500 years apart, but can they reach out to each other across the centuries? One woman faces a traumatic truth in the present day. The other is forced to marry the man she hates as the ‘dark ages’ unfold.








Judy Leigh: The Golden Girls’ Getaway

Romantic comedy
Boldwood Books
Kindle, paperback, audio, hardback
7th December 21

It has been a long and lonely year for neighbours Vivienne, Mary and Gwen. Ladies of a ‘certain age’. Their lockdown experience has left them in need of a change. So they borrow a motor home and head for Dartmoor and the Devon and Cornish coasts and start to imagine a future with no limitations. As the seaside views turn to glorious mountains and moors, they smile, laugh, and even love again. Believing the best is still to come…







Annette Hannah: Poppy’s Christmas Wishes


Festive Romance
Orion Dash
2nd December

Dragged to a Christmas ball by best friend Layla, Poppy meets gorgeous actor Gabe, who stars as a genie in a play. When he asks her what three wishes she would make, she realises it’s quite simple: love, a job she’s happy in and, just once in her life, to do something extraordinary.







Elizabeth Hawksley: Lysander’s Lady


Historical Romance
Mundeville Books
6th December, 2021

Clemency Hastings, beautiful and wealthy, is being forced by her ambitious mama to marry the vicious, fortune-hunting Marquess of Storrington. But how can she forget the unknown man who has stolen her heart after she had rescued him from a riding accident?







Suzie Hull: In This Foreign Land,


WW1 Historical Romance
Orion Dash,
November 25th

March, 1914. When talented artist Isobel embarks on a journey to Egypt, it’s to reunite her best friend Alice with her husband, Wilfred – and to use the stunning sights of Cairo as inspiration for her own paintings.







Emily Kerr: Meet Me Under the Northern Lights


Romantic comedy
One More Chapter
E-book and audio
3rd December

When a cleverly edited video of radio host Lucy Fairweather goes viral, she needs an escape. Where better than Wild Zone, a destination for people who want to experience the Arctic Circle? Owned by the gorgeous but brooding Tommi, Lucy agrees to help with the guests in return for her stay. Far from home and in a winter wonderland, will an encounter with the Northern Lights change her luck, in both life and love?








Natalie Kleinman:The Ghost of Glendale


Regency Romantic Fiction
Sapere Books
15th December 2021

Can solving a centuries old mystery lay a tormented spirit to rest? Phoebe Marcham is resigned to spinsterhood until adventurer Duncan Armstrong rides into her life, full of charm and excitement. Far from ridiculing her family ghost, he is determined help solve the mystery that has left her ancestor’s spirit in torment for 200 years







Sarah Mallory: Cinderella and the Scarred Viscount

Historical Romance / Regency
Mills & Boon / Harlequin
December 2021


Carenza’s bullying stepmother and half-sisters have convinced her she is no beauty. It takes a troubled and battle-scarred Prince Charming to discover her real worth, and value her as she deserves…








Helen Pryke: The Healer’s Betrayal


Historical Fiction
Bloodhound Books
Ebook, Paperback
2 December 2021

Living in the Tuscan mountains, Morgana Innocenti comes from a long line of healers who have been tending to the locals for centuries. When a group of English witch hunters arrives in Italy, leaving a trail of death and devastation behind them, Morgana must do everything she can to protect her family.







Ros Rendle: Resistance of Love 

Historical fiction
Sapere Books
e-book and paperback
8th December 2021

(Book 3 in the Strong Family saga series) 1927, Delphi returns from her banishment in Australia with her ten-year-old daughter. On board ship she meets Rainier. Eventually moving to France, her hard won peace is shattered again when forced to flee their vineyard. Now she must keep her family safe while they defy the brutal encroaching enemy in any way possible.







Susan Willis: Clive’s Christmas Crusades

Christmas Romance & Cosy Crime
Self-publish – Amazon
Ebook & Paperback

Clive, a York city tour leader and his partner, Barbara have lived together for a year now. When he finishes one of his favourite, murder-mystery trails, he pockets his tips but is mugged on the way home. Clive is enraged that someone could do this to him, and, with Barbara by his side, he sets out to find the mugger himself. ‘You’re my own little Super Sleuth,’ Barbara says and giggles. Clive smiles. Is he ready to make the grand gesture to her or will his crusades get in the way?







New Releases are brought to you each month by Sheila Riley, bestselling author of Historical Sagas set in Merseyside. Published by Boldwood Books, she is represented by Felicity Trew @ Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency.

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