Romantic Novelists' Association

New Releases: February 2023

30 January 2023

Francesca Capaldi: A New Start at the Beach Hotel

Saga/Historical Romance
Hera Books/Canelo
Paperback & Ebook
23rd January 2023

June 1914. Edie Moore leaves Downland House and her job as a governess, fleeing to a job of chambermaid at the prestigious Beach Hotel in Littlehampton. She’s soon in favour with the manageress, cultivating friendships and even a romance. However, she is concealing a huge secret. If the truth ever comes out, will Edie be able to retain her beloved new life and relationships?




Adrienne Chinn: The Paris Sister,

Historical Fiction
One More Chapter
E book, paperback, audio
3rd February 2023

Book 2 in The Three Fry Sisters series
The Fry sisters enter the Roaring Twenties forever changed by the Great War. Desperate to save the man she loves, Etta leaves Capri and enters decadent Parisian society. Celie’s new life on the Canadian prairies brings a daughter to adore, but a husband who isn’t the man who holds her heart. In Egypt, a devastating loss forever changed Jessie’s world. Back in London, their mother’s carefully orchestrated existence shatters…with implications for them all.





Victoria Cornwall: Waiting for our Rainbow

WW2 romance
Choc Lit Publishing
Ebook, audio & paperback
1 Feb 2023

Would you give your heart away if you knew it could only end in goodbye?
1941 and the war is raging. Anne repairs spitfire wings, reminding herself that the real sacrifice is going on far away from her Cornish village.When America enters the war, it brings cautious hope to her and her family. And as the Jeeps filled with GIs eventually roll in– Anne meets handsome Joe Mallory. But is the inevitability of ‘goodbye’ powerful enough to stop what has already blossomed?




P.A. DePaul: Deadly Mountain Treasure

Inspiration Suspense Romance
Digital and Paperback
February 29, 2023

Nicole Witten didn’t expect to inherit trouble along with her late uncle’s property. But after digging up an ancient sword in her garden, she becomes part of a decades-old heist—and the target of a dangerous thief. Now trapped in the Poconos with her dog, Waffles, Nicole must partner with Detective Troy Hollenbeck to survive the perils of the mountain…if the killer doesn’t catch them first.




Miranda Dickinson: All My Love


Romantic Comedy/ Contemporary Romance
Paperback, Ebook, Audiobook

Esther finds Archie’s discarded love letter and agrees to help him finish it. But will the perfect words win the right hearts? An irresistible story of love, life and speaking from the heart.







Elaine Everest: The Woolworths Girl’s Promise

Historical WW1 Saga
Pan Macmillan
16th February 2023

After losing her beloved Fiancé at Ypres in 1917, seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Billington faces a lonely future estranged from her upper-class parents due to her association with Charlie Sayers and his working-class family. Spotting an advertisement for a nearby job at Woolworths, Betty starts on a new and thrilling journey, starting at the bottom of the ladder in the well-known store.





Kate Frost: An Island in the Sun

Women’s fiction; contemporary romance
eBook, paperback, audiobook, hardback
6th February 2023

When successful songwriter Tabitha swaps a summer of sadness for pet-sitting around the world, she intends to use the time to heal her broken heart. New friends and old dominate her time on Madeira, along with deep-rooted regret and unspoken sorrow. Will a year of running away be enough to put the past to rest and allow someone new to inch into her heart?




Ella Hayes: Barcelona Fling with a Secret Prince

True Love title
Mills and Boon
2nd February.

When shy Lady Dulcibella finds herself trapped in a Barcelona hotel lift with the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, their instant chemistry sparks a fling neither intended. But love-weary Dulcie is hesitant to let Raffiel in. So when the royal secret he’s kept from her is revealed, will the headlines that follow stop their fling from becoming forever?





Lynn Johnson: Wartime with the Tram Girls

Magna Large Print
1 February 2023

While the men are off fighting in the Great War, the women throw themselves into jobs meant for the boys. Connie Copeland is haunted by a secret and if it comes out, it could destroy her new life.






Karen King: The Family Reunion

Psychological Thriller
Ebook, PB and audio
23 January 2023

She’s the daughter you never knew. But how far will she go to get the life she never had? Today, I’m hosting a family party. I’ve invited my secret daughter. I’ve never forgiven myself for abandoning her. My family, ready to accept her with open arms, their forgiveness a blessing I barely deserve. I dare to believe we will have a happy ending after all. But a knock at the door, tells me this family is about to be torn apart. And there’s nothing I can do to stop it.




Lizzie LANE: New Neighbours for Coronation Close


WW2 Saga
All formats on publication day
4th January 2023


From the slums to suburbia…







Elena Collins The Lady of the Loch

Historical/ dual timeline/ ghostly
Boldwood Books
Kindle, paperback, audio, hardback, large print.
23rd February, 2023

Surrounded by rugged Highland countryside and bordered by a loch, working at Ravenscraig Castle is everything sisters Leah and Zoe wished for. But the locals are reluctant to visit, and there are whispers of ghosts and lost souls. Seven hundred years earlier, feisty kitchen maid Agnes falls in love, daring to dream of a happy future, until she learns that her warrior must fight alongside Robert de Brus.





Kathryn Freeman: Nobody Puts Romcoms in the Corner

One More Chapter
27th February 2023

Sally is a classic romantic and Harry is a classic cynic, but when a drunken bet leads the new flatmates to (badly) recreate ‘the lift’ from Dirty Dancing, and the video goes viral (#EpicRomcomReenactmentFailure), they both realise there’s potential financial benefit in bringing major romcom moments to new life. But in faking it, will they find they’re living a real life romcom of their own…





Carol MacLean: Elsie’s Wartime Wish

Hera Books
Paperback and e-book
January 26th

Elsie and her sister Jessie are taken in by their mother’s estranged family after she dies. But their happiness is short-lived as it becomes clear the Mearns family have taken them in only for appearances, treating them cruelly behind closed doors. Now, more than ever, the sisters only have each other. Can Elsie and Jessie find some hope in a life full of heartbreak?





Diane Saxon: My Sister’s Secret

Domestic Psychological Thriller
All Formats
Boldwood Books
19th January 2023

Four sisters, four secrets. Who has the deadliest of them all? Something happened to me when I was nine. My childhood memories before that day are gone. The aftermath a living nightmare. Guilt runs deep. I doubt I can ever tell anyone. I’ve left it too late… The burden of my secret and cost to my family is overwhelming. But I have the opportunity to right the wrongs. There was no justice. But I can change that. How far will I go? Diane Saxon’s immersive thriller will have you debating how far you would go for your family to right a wrong…





Lynda Stacey: The Weekend

Romantic suspence/psychological thriller
Boldwood Books
All formats.
13th February 2023

That Lake. This house. His friends. They all know what happened to my boy. I know they do. And you… you have to help me find the truth… A weekend to remember… But this is no ordinary weekend. This is a reunion to catch a killer… And I’m at the top of the list….





Lisa Stanbridge: Lonely in Paris

Chick Lit/Romantic Comedy
Crystal Brook Publishing
eBook and paperback
16th January 2023

When Jane accepts a job in the French capital, she soon learns you can be lonely anywhere. Jacques is rich, well known and handsome, but he’s controlled by his family. These two fill the emptiness in each other’s hearts, but their different worlds threaten to rip them apart.






Jill Steeples: Dreams Come True at Primrose Hall

Contemporary romance
Boldwood Books
Ebook, paperback, audio
22nd Feb 2023

Pia Temple has a soft spot for Jackson Moody following a passionate love affair that burnt out ten years ago. First loves can be hard to forget, and gorgeous Jackson more than most. Pia’s offered the perfect job at Primrose Hall. But there’s one problem… The new owner of the refurbished seventeenth-century manor house, is Jackson, the man she’s thought about every day for years. He is a daily distraction, until his beautiful ex visits the hall…





Ian Wilfred: One Special Summer In Tenerife

Contemporary/ Women’s Fiction
Ebook /Paperback
28th February 2023

Sophie has been made redundant she also has a big secret she needs to walk away from, reluctantly she agrees to go to Tenerife with her mother Madeline to help run villa Kennal … a story of friendships secrets romance and new beginnings






Jenny Worstall: Perfectly in Tune

Romantic Comedy
Large print paperback
1st February 2023

After a broken engagement, convent school music teacher Flora’s heart is utterly shattered. But then she meets Joe, the new violin teacher. Music is the food of love, so the pair should be the perfect match – but Flora can’t forget her ex, and Joe has dreams of fame and fortune. Will he be a discordant note in her life? Or will sweet harmony triumph?





Debbie Young: Murder at the Lost and Found

Cozy Mystery
Boldwood Books
All edition
9th February 2023

A Sophie Sayers Cozy Mystery
When a dead body is found in the village school’s lost property cupboard at the start of the summer holidays and promptly disappears, Sophie Sayers is determined to find the body and catch the killer – and to save the village school from closure. Perfect for fans of Agatha Raisin and Hamish MacBeth.





Sheila Riley brings you New Releases every month. Author of the Reckoner’s Row series, the Dockside series and the Beamer Street series, her latest novel Finding Friends in Beamer Street is out now.