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New Releases: February 2021

1 February 2021

                                     New Releases: February 2021


Louise Allen: The Earl’s Reluctant Proposal

Historical Romance (Regency)
Harlequin Mills & Boon
Ebook and paperback
Feb 2021


An injury ended Lucy Lambert’s ability to play the piano and broken her heart. Max Fenton’s wayward sister is hurtling towards scandal and disgrace. When Lucy agrees to help the Earl of Burnham avert disaster, she expects to receive a handsome payment for her trouble. What she does not expect is to find herself attracted to her employer and plunged into a scandal far worse than the one she was hired to prevent. The Liberated Ladies Book 4






Libby Ashworth: A Family Secret

Paperback and ebook
4th February 2021


As sisters Peggy and Bessie Eastwood near adulthood, they are determined to make their own decisions, but when an unexpected visitor arrives in town the family’s future is threatened. Difficult choices must be made – love or family.






Jill Barry: The Captain’s Bride

Historical Romance
D C Thomson
Pocket Novel
18th February 2021


Tabitha runs away to escape an arranged marriage, but is duped by a horse thief and thrown into jail. Transportation to Australia follows, but though she fears deprivation and abuse, the ship’s captain has other ideas. Her convict voyage is only the beginning of an exciting new future.







AnneMarie Brear: The Woman from Beaumont Farm

Historical saga
AnneMarie Brear
Kindle ebook and paperback
1st February 2021


Can Beth cope with the grief and burdens placed upon her as she waits for news from the battlefields of France?






Francesca Capaldi: Heartbreak in the Valleys

Historical Saga
25th February



For Anwen, life is hard, but she comforts herself with her love for sweetheart, Idris, away in the Great War. Yet when he returns, he is a changed man. In the midst of despair, can Anwen find hope again?







Francesca Capaldi: War in the Valleys

Historical Saga
25th February


Young mother, Violet Jones, lives a tough life in the Rhymney Valley, while her soldier husband fights on the front line. She takes in a relative to make ends meet, but it might turn out to be the worst decision she’s ever made…






Catherine Curzon and Eleanor Harkstead: The Reluctant Royal

contemporary m/m romantic thriller
ebook and paperback
26th January 2021


Alejandro Fuente-Sastre, as infuriating as he is fabulous, is the last royal that Close Protection Officer Joe Wenlock wants to be assigned to.Living in close quarters with the man he shouldn’t be falling for, Joe begins to discover his true self.
But as Alejandro’s enemy prowls ever nearer, Joe must make the impossible choice between duty and love.







Ellie Curzon: Under a Spitfire Sky

Historical romantic suspense / saga
Orion Dash
Format: ebook
22nd February 2021

When talented Spitfire engineer Florence befriends the new squadron leader–shy, handsome Siegfried–it seems romance might blossom under the war-torn skies. But Florence is nursing a broken heart and a terrible secret, which might destroy her one chance of happiness. Meanwhile, a new plane is being developed that could turn the tide of the war, but there is a traitor in their midst, putting Siegfried and the whole country in terrible danger. Can Florence save her Spitfire boys, and her own heart?







Helena Dixon: Murder in the Bell Tower

Historical Cozy Mystery
E book, Audiobook and paperback
1st Feb 2021

Kitty Underhay and her partner Captain Matthew Bryant are invited to spend Christmas and New Year with her extended family at Enderley Hall. Murder rears its head when the rivalry between the groups using the church hall in the nearby village spills into open warfare and the vicar is found hanging from the bell ropes.








Janet Gover: Close to Home

Contemporary women’s fiction
MIRA (Aust)
Ebook, Paperback, and Audio,
February 3rd.


Two households, both alike in dignity …
Aunt Alice Dwyer plans to keep her small town running exactly the way it always has – her way. But when exotic French artiste Lucienne Chevalier arrives, her hold begins to weaken …Both grande dames think they know what’s best, and peace looks unlikely. Then a relationship between Alice’s rebellious great-niece and a teenage acrobat sets two communities on a collision course. Romeo and Juliet meets The Greatest Showman.






Rosie Hendry: The Mother’s Day Club

Little, Brown – Sphere
Paperback, ebook and audio
18th February

Norfolk, 1939
When village residents open their homes to evacuees from London, they’re expecting to care for children, so when a train carrying expectant mothers pulls into the station, they must come together to accommodate their unexpected new arrivals. Sisters Prue and Thea welcome the mothers with open arms, while others fear it will disrupt their peaceful community. But all pregnant Marianne seeks is a fresh start for herself and her unborn child. Though she knows that is only possible as long as her new neighbours don’t discover the truth about her situation.







Lisa Hobman: Dreaming Under an Island Skye

e-book, paperback, digital download, audio
Feb 23rd



Is there really such a thing as a second shot at true love? Will their past scupper their second chance at real happiness? Or can two lost souls find a lifeline to rescue each other?







Kate Johnson: Death on the Aisle

Cosy mystery/romance

22 Feb 2021


Molly Higgins is getting married! But nothing ever goes to plan—not life in Port Trevan, not her fiancé’s film career, and definitely not her wedding.  Especially when the wedding planner turns up dead.








Marie Laval: Angel Of The Last Treasure

Historical Romance
Ebook paperback
23rd February

When young widow Marie-Ange Norton is invited to Beauregard in France by the mysterious Monsieur Malleval to collect an inheritance, she has no choice but to accept. But when she embarks on the voyage with her fiery-tempered travelling companion Capitaine Hugo Saintclair, little does she know what waits for her across the sea in turbulent nineteenth-century France on the eve of Napoleon’s return from exile.
When she arrives in Beauregard, she is taken aback by Malleval’s fascination with her family – inspired by his belief they are connected to a sacred relic he’s read about in coded manuscripts by the Knights Templar. As Malleval’s obsession has driven him to madness, Marie-Ange is horrified to realise she is more the man’s prisoner than his guest. Not only that, but Hugo is the only person who might help her, and he could represent a different danger…






Evelyn Orange: Island of Mists

Romantic Suspense
Linford Romance (Ulverscroft)
Large Print Paperback
1st February 2021

Arasay – remote Scottish island, wildlife haven, and home to Jenna’s ancestors. When she arrives to help her great aunt in the bookshop, she’s running from her past and hiding from the world. But she’s not expecting to meet an attractive wildlife photographer who is also using the island to escape from previous traumas. As Jenna embraces island life and becomes closer to Jake and his family, there are secrets in the mist that could threaten their future happiness.







Amanda Radley: Detour to Love

Romantic Comedy
Bold Strokes Books
ebook, paperback and audio
1st February 2021


High-flying executive Celia Scott is on her way to Tokyo to accept a prestigious award heavy with emotional baggage. Artist Lily Andersen is excited to finally meet her online crush, the only person in the world who truly gets her. Fate, upgrades, and a troupe of travelling clowns bring them together for a journey memorable for all the wrong reasons.









Emily Royal: Hidden Hart (Headstrong Harts #3)

Regency Romance
ebook and paperback
25 February 2021


Major Devon Hart was the ultimate rake until he was disfigured in a street brawl. No woman would want him now – certainly not Lady Atalanta Grey, the jewel of the ton, with whom he’s secretly in love. But when Devon’s best friend asks for help in wooing Atalanta, Devon must choose between fulfilling his dream of love, and betraying the man he owes his life to.








Suzanne Snow: The Garden of Little Rose

Contemporary romance
eBook 15th February. Paperback on 25th March



At a hen party on the remote Scottish island of Alana, Flora is dared to ask a handsome stranger to be her plus-one for the wedding. When the gorgeous Mac accepts her invite, she assumes he’s joking and thinks nothing more of it … Until he turns up at the church on the wedding day.







Alan C. Williams: Wings of a Nightingale

Wartime Drama/Romance
Linford Romance – Ulverscroft
Large Print Paperback
1st February 2021


It’s 1941 when strong-willed Aussie nurse, Pauline Newton, arrives at Killymoor Hall, a British military hospital which has many secrets. Most crucially, it’s a base for a team of Nazi saboteurs. Falling in love with the mysterious Sergeant Ray Tennyson, Pauline finds herself involved in murders, skulduggery and intrigue as they both race desperately to discover the German leaders’ identity. Throughout it all, Ray and Pauline must resolve their own differences if they hope to stop the Nazis altering the War’s outcome forever.






T.A. Williams: Second Chances in Chianti

Contemporary Romance
22nd February 2021



The cast of a hit sitcom meet up in a luxury villa in Chianti. Alice must decide where her career is going and must also decide between her current boyfriend, David, and her former boyfriend, Richie. And then there’s mysterious Matt and his big black dog…




Linda Tyler:  The Laird’s Secret

Historical romance (1953)

Bloodhound Books

Ebook and paperback

18th January 2021


In 1950s rural Scotland, English photographer Christina holidays on the wild and beautiful north-east coastline of Aberdeenshire.  There she meets the enigmatic local laird, Alex, who has a secret he wishes to keep from Christina.




Sheila Riley brings you New Releases every month. Author of Family Sagas and published by Boldwood Books, Sheila is represented by Felicity Trew at the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency. Her new novel, The Mersey Mistress, is out on 6th April 2021.