Romantic Novelists' Association

New Releases: January 2021

4 January 2021


Jane Anstey: Thirteen Forty-Nine

Historical Novel
Wings ePress, Inc.
1 Jan. 2021


Weaver’s daughter, Alys, is struggling to make ends meet after her father’s death, while trying to look after her widowed mother and her younger sister. Her only hope is the return of her fiancé, Stephen, from five years’ adventuring. But will Stephen still wish to marry her now that she is reduced to penury?







Jennifer Bohnet: One Summer in Monte Carlo

Women’s Fiction
Boldwood Books
ebook, paperback, audio
12th January


Monte Carlo means different things to different people; a billionaire’s playground, overflowing with glitz and glamour but also where dangerous secrets hide.







Julie Caplin: The Little Swiss Ski Chalet

Romantic Comedy
One More Chapter
January 2021

Food technician Mina believed that chocolate will solve everything – and it’s just what she needs when her latest relationship mishap goes viral!
So with her bags packed, determined to sort her life out, Minna drowns her sorrows with the best hot chocolate in the world at her godmother’s cosy Swiss chalet. Chocolate: yes. Romance: no. Until she has a run-in on an Alpine train with a mysterious but oh-so-gorgeous stranger…







Elaine Everest: A Mother Forever

Historical saga
Pan Macmillan
January 21st (Hardback) March 4th (Paperback/Audio/eBook)

1905: Ruby Caselton may only be twenty-five years old, but she already has the weight of the world on her shoulders. Heavily pregnant with her second child, penniless and exhausted, she is moving her family into a new home. The Caseltons left their last place when they couldn’t pay the rent, but Ruby’s husband Eddie has promised this will be a fresh start for them all. And Ruby desperately hopes that this time he will keep his word.








Linn B. Halton: Coming Home to Penvennan Cove

Women’s Contemporary
Aria Fiction
14 January 2021


When Kerra left the quiet Cornish town of Penvennan Cove for the bright lights of London, she realised her dream. But now it’s time to head back. Family comes first but tackling home renovations, gossip, and a flame from her past, it’s not quite the smooth transition she’d imagined!







Stephania Hartley: Plenty of Fish in the Sicilian Sea

Contemporary Romance
Totally Bound
19th January 2021


Serena Ingotta, the Twenty-four-year-old daughter of an anti-mafia judge, is a Sicilian marine biologist. Interning in a marine biology lab alongside her irritating colleague Enrico, she uncovers a mafia factory polluting the sea. Publicly denouncing her boss, she is expelled from the lab. Alone now, Serena’s attempts to find love and expose the factory seem to fail until she realizes that everything she has been searching for was right under her nose.







Kathleen McGurl: The Forgotten Gift

Dual timeline
Paperback and audio
7th January



What would you do to protect the ones you love? Secrets abound in both George’s story in 1861 and Cassie’s in 2019. Families are not always what you think they are…








Margaret Mounsdon: The Xena Island Mystery
D. C. Thomson People’s Friend Pocket Novels

Zara Lennox’s marriage to Owen Jones was over in a flash. To her horror, she learns they are still married while stranded together on the island of Xena where strange things happen. Who is Father Anthony? What is his relationship with reclusive Mertice Ho? Zara cannot ignore her deepening feelings for Owen as they set out to find the answers.





Jessica Redland: New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow

Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Boldwood Books
eBook for Apple, Kindle, Kobo, paperback, large print, physical audio, audio download, streaming services
7th January 2021

(Hedgehog Hollow Book 2)
For Samantha, the proud owner of Hedgehog Hollow Rescue Centre, life has never been busier. With an influx of hedgehogs to take care of, a full-time job and ongoing family issues, can she accept that she’s taken on too much? With fiancé Josh by her side for support and encouragement. But Josh has his own family troubles to deal with. And soon he must decide if he’s ready to do the one thing he swore he’d never do – forgive his father.







Sheila Riley: The Mersey Girls

Boldwood Books
ebook, pb, large print, audio, Kindle Unlimited.
Now in Hardback!                                                                                              Dec 2020


Reckoner’s Row 2: The Mersey Girls take life in their stride. But sometimes it is harder than it looks. Grace Harris, a singer on the prestigious D’Angelo cruise liner, brings home more than she bargained for, while Evie Kilgaren is put in an impossible position working with Danny Harris’s intended.








Kate Ryder: Beneath Cornish Skies

7th January 2021


Cassandra Shaw’s the envy of many, living in the lap of luxury with her handsome, wealthy boyfriend. But looks can be deceptive and her time feels purposeless. Taking a chance on a new beginning, she accepts a role as live-in ‘Superhuman’ for a family living in a rambling manor house on the North Cornish coast. As Cornwall offers up its secrets, she wonders if she was drawn to this isolated part of the coast for a reason. A beautiful romance with a hint of ghostliness, Beneath Cornish Skies is for anyone who has ever longed to start their lives again.






Lynda Stacey: Keeper of Secrets
Keeper of Secrets: A gripping and emotional read that will keep you on the edge of your seat by [Lynda Stacey]Romantic Suspense
Ruby Fiction
26th January 2021
Should some secrets stay buried?
For as long as Cassie Hunt can remember, her Aunt Aggie has spoken about the forgotten world that exists just below their feet, in the tunnels and catacombs of the Sand House. The story inspired Cassie to become an archaeologist. But Aggie has a secret that she’s buried as deep as the tunnels, and when excavation work begins on the site, Cassie is the only one who can help her keep it. With the assistance of her old university friend, Noah Flanagan, she puts into action a plan to honour Aggie’s wishes. It seems the deeper Noah and Cassie dig, the more shocking the secrets uncovered – and danger is never far away, both above and below the ground …






Alan C. Williams: Valley of Secrets

Linford Romance
Large Print Paperback

1995. Tammy Sands returns to her grandparents’ home in Arcana Valley near Hebden Bridge. What happened to alienate her from her family? Before she can unravel the answers, she, and handsome detective Rick Turpin, find themselves immersed in a kidnapping, hidden treasures and the centuries-old battle between Tammy’s family and the villainous Lord Nibberton. The young lovers must solve enigmatic riddles whilst fighting for their lives. Will the Valley reveal its supernatural secrets to Tammy and Rick in time?







Sheila Riley: author of the Reckoner’s Row Sagas, brings New Releases from members of the Romantic Novelists Association every month. Published by Boldwood Books, Sheila has been a member of the R.N.A. since 2003. Her new novel: The Mersey Mistress, is available for pre-order.