Romantic Novelists' Association

New Releases: December 2022

28 November 2022


Elizabeth Bailey: The Vengeance Trail (Lady Fan Mystery Book 9)


Historical mystery
Sapere Books
ebook and paperback
30 December 2022

When Ottilia herself launched into a river and fighting for her life, she becomes convinced someone pulled her under the water. Is someone from her past trying to kill Lady Fan…?






Philippa Carey: An Annoying Gentleman

Regency Romance
Idyllic Books UK
7th Dec 22

Eleanor was travelling to visit her great-aunt in Yorkshire. She had written to reserve a room and a private parlour at each inn where she planned to stop. However, every time, just before she arrived at an inn, her coach had been passed on the road by a fast four-horse post chaise with yellow wheels. A post chaise carrying a very annoying gentleman who got to the inn first and then stole her reserved rooms.





Elle Cook: The Man I Never Met

Contemporary Women’s Fiction / Romance
pb, e-book, audio

Two lives are about to be changed by one phone call… When Davey misdials Hannah’s number, they think nothing of it. After all, Davey lives in Texas and Hannah lives in London. But when Davey gets a job in London, their paths are sure to cross. As messaging turns to video calling, this feels like the start of something. When Hannah is waiting for Davey at the airport, he never walks into Arrivals. When Hannah finds out why her world turns on its head. With their future uncertain, each must pick up the pieces of their lives.
Will fate intervene once more to bring them together? Or will Davey always be the man Hannah never met?



Lesley Cookman: Murder by Mistake

Paperback, ebook, audible
December 8th


The 23rd Libby Sarjeant mystery, in which Libby and Fran become involved in the search for a missing member of the homeless community.






Tanith Davenport: The Start of Something

Erotic romance
Totally Bound
27th December 2022


When singer Tamsin meets dominant rock star Aspen LaRoche at a club, he invites her to his holiday home for the weekend – but is she ready for the new experiences he can offer?






Morton S. Gray: Christmas at the Little Beach Cafe

Romantic Suspense
Linford Romance
Large Print
November 2022

Run away to the little beach café this Christmas …
Five years ago, at Christmas, solicitor Justin Sadler left his comfortable existence behind and moved to the coast. Since then, he’s tried his best to ignore the festive season and expects his fifth Christmas alone to be no different since he made his escape. But when he encounters a mystery woman on the beach, he realises he may have found a kindred spirit.
Could Justin finally be ready to move on and let Christmas into his life again?





Susan Griffin: The Man in the Painting

Dual timeline/Historical
Tanzanite Press
2nd December 2022

A novel spanning two centuries, set against the historic backdrop of the Jurassic coast, about a painting that links one family, the quest to solve a mysterious death, and, ultimately, the search for love.
‘The windswept beaches of Lyme Regis conceal prehistoric jewels, awaiting discovery by those with ‘the eye’.





Janet Gover: The Library at Wagtail Ridge

Small town romance
Harper Collins Aust / MIRA
Paperback, ebook and audio
November 30th 2022

Lou Taylor inherits a quaint country cottage and a mobile library full of books from the birth mother she never knew. There are letters scattered along the library route which may answer all of Lou’s questions. New neighbour Jake Barnes offers to help her follow the trail, but he’s haunted by a promise he made – a secret that now stands between him and the woman who’s slowly capturing his heart…




Linn B Halton: Finding Happiness at Penvennan Cove

Contemporary romance/women’s fiction
Aria (Head of Zeus)
ebook, audio, and paperback
10th November 2022


Kerra Shaw’s happiness should be complete when the love of her life moves into her cottage. But there is trouble in her beloved Penvennan Cove and Kerra knows she won’t be able to enjoy her new start with Ross until she’s put things right.






Liz Harris: Evie Undercover (second edition)

Contemporary Romance
Heywood Press
Paperback and ebook
13th December



The path of an investigative journalist is seldom smooth …





Jan Jones: A Practical Arrangement

Regency Romance
Linford (Ulverscroft)
Large Print
December 2022

In the final Furze House Irregulars book, Benedict Fitzgilbert and Julia Congreve pretend an attachment to keep the Marriage Mart at bay while Benedict focuses on hunting the criminal mastermind Flint. However, as the net closes stealthily around Flint, Benedict refuses to tarnish Julia’s reputation. He has to make their practical arrangement real.





Judy Leigh: The Golden Oldies’ Book Club

Women’s Contemporary Fiction / Romantic comedy/Hens’ Lit
Boldwood Books
Kindle, paperback, audio, hardback, large print.
6th December, 2022

Five friends from Combe Pomeroy meet regularly to discuss classic books, but their opinions reflect the way their own lives need to change. During a French exchange trip to wassailing on the cider farm, lifelong friendships are tested. Will Jeannie, Ruth, Verity, Danielle, and Aurora finally get the love they deserve?





Joanna Maitland: To a Blissful Christmas Reunion

Timeslip Romance
Joanna Maitland Independent
ebook and paperback
23 October 2022

Lucy Cairns and Gabriel Bliss were inseparable once, but the social gulf is now too wide. Gabe remains professional and distant. Until he chances on a 19th century image of Lucy’s manor house showing a married couple who look exactly like Gabe and Lucy…





Linda O’Byrne: The Cousins of Pemberley

Historical Romance
Spellbound Books
e-books from Amazon and paperback
1st December.


First 3 titles in series
This is a collection of the first three books in the series,
Cassandra, Catherine, and Miriam. These follow the lives of
the daughters and nieces and the Bennet girls, twenty years on.



Linda O’Byrne: Jane. The Cousins of Pemberley series Book 4

Historical romance
Spellbound Books
e book from Amazon then paperback
10th December


This is the fourth of the series following the next
generation of Bennet girls from Pride and Prejudice.
Jane is one of Elizabeth Darcy’s daughters. She has
lived a quiet life, loved and protected. Does she have
the strength to cope with heartbreak and betrayal?






Ros Rendle: Lost and Found Bk 2 in Moondreams House series

Contemporary Romance
Sapere Books
E-book and paperback
9th December 2022

Natalie, twenty-four years old, discovers she was abandoned in a doorway as a baby. Her curiosity turns to hurt and anger. Her love life hangs in the balance; her teashop requires constant attention. Natalie feels overwhelmed. She cannot move forward until she unravels her past and determines to find and confront the woman who left her… A story of love, sacrifice, and self-discovery.




Catherine Tinley: A Laird in London

Regency romance
Mills & Boon
paperback and ebook
1 December 2022
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There’s a new Laird in town
Will he leave with a wife?
Angus MacDonald has just arrived in London to reclaim his land when he rescues Lady Isabella Wood from a cattle stampede! Their instant attraction is undeniable, but Isabella must wed this Season and Angus isn’t looking for a bride. His wild Hebridean home is a world away from London Society, so Isabella is completely out-of-bounds. Even if their connection is unlike anything he’s felt before.



Susan Willis: The Curious Casefiles

Northodox Press
Ebook & Paperback

Meet Rupert Robbins, the author who goes missing and scarily lives out his own novel in real life. A lonely dentist, Gareth can see his wife in danger on a Skype session. Christine sleuths at a Murder-Mystery weekend and finds her writing buddies are not what they seem when a body is found. Megan who learns the ups and downs of social media. Deirdre, a foundling in Durham City, is frantically searching for her birth mother. And finally, Jason, obsessed with fake news and leading people up the garden path.




Jenny Worstall: Home for Christmas
Romantic Comedy
21st December 2022

All you need is love, friendship…and the magic of Christmas…
Young army widow Anna falls for Will, but her five-year-old son Charlie’s not happy. Susie next door tries to help, but there’s an accident, a femme fatale, and possibly a ghost to deal with before everyone can enjoy their best Christmas ever.




Sheila Riley brings you R.N.A. New Releases every month. Author of the bestselling Reckoner’s Row and Dockside novels, Sheila’s latest, Finding Friends on Beamer Street, begins a brand new series that is out now. I hope Santa brings you some fabulous reads and I wish you all a happy, peaceful Christmas. Until next time, happy reading!

Sheila xx