Romantic Novelists' Association

New Releases: June 2019

3 June 2019



AnneMarie Brear: Southern Sons
Ulverscroft Aurora
Large Print & audio
1 June 2019


Book 3 in the Kitty McKenzie series.
Will Tilly’s brothers survive the war? Will she be able to keep the cattle station going for their return?





AnneMarie Brear: Catrina’s Return
Ulverscroft Magna
1 June 2019

She returned home and what she found was more shocking than she expected.





Kate Field – The Winter That Made Us
Commercial women’s fiction
Hardback. Large print
1 June 2019

When Tess finds herself unexpectedly alone and back in Ribblemill, the childhood village she thought she’d escaped, she’s sure she can survive a temporary stay.
Determined to throw herself into village life, Tess starts a choir and gathers a team of volunteers to restore the walled garden at Ramblings, the local stately home. Everything could be perfect if she weren’t sharing a cottage and a cat with a man whose manner is pricklier than the nettles she’s removing.
As winter approaches, Tess finds herself putting down her own roots as fast as she’s pulling them up in the garden. But the ghosts of the past hover close by, and Tess must face them if she’s to discover whether home is where her heart has been all along.




Rachael Stewart: Mr Temptation
Contemporary Romance
Harlequin Mills & Boon
eBook and Paperback
30th May / 1st June

Mixing business with pleasure… has never been more tempting!
Career-focused Zara Anders, an estate agent for the elite, has sworn off men—until gorgeous Swedish billionaire Daniel Lazenby gets under her skin. Their racy affair heats up quickly but ends in a hurry when Zara learns about Daniel’s womanizing past. Determined to win her back, Daniel offers her a business deal too good to be true…and some out-of-office fun too tempting to turn down!




Sue Barnard: Finding Nina
Crooked Cat Books
Traditionally published, paperback and Kindle
3 June 2019

1943: A broken-hearted teenager gives birth in secret.
Her soldier sweetheart has disappeared, and she reluctantly gives up her daughter for adoption.
1960: A girl discovers a dark family secret, but it is swiftly brushed back under the carpet.
Conventions must be adhered to.
1982: A young woman learns of the existence of a secret cousin. She yearns to find her long-lost relative but is held back by legal constraints. Life goes on.
2004: Everything changes…




Lesley Field: Endings and Beginnings.
Independent through KDP
4th June 2019

Book 2 in the Saunders series
Corey Saunders had grown up with everything he wanted, except one thing, his mom. The revelation of the lies and deception which had destroyed his family had turned his world upside down. But they were now in the past, an unpleasant, but not forgotten memory. His mom was back in his life and she and his dad were happy, and they were all learning to adjust to their new family. His own life was good. He was married to Laura and they now had their own family. Everything was perfect. Too perfect. When life kicks you, it kicks you hard as he found out. Nothing he could do, no amount of money could change things. All he could do was face up to life, and move on.
But when moving on annoyed the hell out of him, drove him to distraction, what could he do. And what would he do when he discovered things were not as he thought? Lies and deception had torn his family apart once, was he prepared to take a chance. Was he able to forgive and see beyond it?
Could he forget the past and risk everything for happiness?




Lynne Shelby: There She Goes
women’s contemporary fiction/romance
Accent Press
paperback and ebook
6th June 2019

When aspiring actress Julie Farrell meets actor Zac Diaz, she is instantly attracted to him, but he shows no interest in her. Julie, who has yet to land her first professional acting role, can’t help wishing that her life was more like a musical and that she could meet a handsome man who’d sweep her into his arms and tap-dance her along the street…
After early success on the stage, Zac has spent the last three years in Hollywood but has failed to forge a film career. Now back in London, he is determined to re-establish himself as a theatre actor. Focused solely on his work, he has no time for distractions, and certainly no intention of getting entangled in a committed relationship… Auditioning for a new West End show, Julie and Zac act out a love scene, but will they ever share more than a stage kiss?




Jo Thomas: My Lemon Grove Summer
6th June 2019

Could the lemon groves of Sicily be the perfect place to start over? When life hands you lemons … is it ever too late for a second chance?
Zelda’s impulsive nature has got her precisely nowhere up until now. A fresh start in a beautiful hilltop town in Sicily looking for new residents, together with her best friend Lennie, could be just what she needs. And who better to settle down with than the person who knows her best? But the sun-filled skies and sparkling seas can’t hide the shadow hanging over Citta d’Ora, which means not everyone is pleased to see their arrival. The dreams Zelda and her fellow new residents had of setting up a new life might be slipping away. But a friendship with restauranteur Luca could be about to unlock the possibilities that lie in the local lemon groves. And there’s a wedding on the horizon that might be just what the town needs to turn it around…




Mandy Baggot: One Last Greek Summer
Aria Fiction/Head of Zeus
Ebook: 6 June
Paperback: 11 July

Beth Martin is 31, newly divorced and wondering just what life holds for her…
Best-friend, Heidi, is adamant that all the answers lie in Corfu – the island where the girls partied away their youth. So cue a trip to a sun-drenched Greek island, ouzo cocktails, a trip down memory lane… and Alex Hallas, the man Beth has never quite forgotten. As they dance under the stars, the sand beneath their toes, old feelings begin to resurface and Beth might just have a chance to take back her life. If they can learn to love the people they’ve become…




Cryssa Bazos: Severed Knot
Historical Romance
W.M. Jackson Publishing
eBook, Kindle, Paperback
June 7, 2019

A romantic historical adventure set in 17th-century colonial Barbados in the aftermath of the English Civil War. A Scottish Prisoner of War and a displaced Irish woman, both indentured to a sugar plantation, struggle to survive the harshness and heartbreak of their new world while seeking to escape the island and return home.
SEVERED KNOT was longlisted for the Historical Novel Society 2018 New Novel Award, and is the second novel by Cryssa Bazos whose first novel, TRAITOR’S KNOT, was a finalist for the RNA Joan Hessayon Award.




Louise Rose-Innes: Rogue Justice
Military Romance / Romantic Suspense
Release date: 14 June
Amazon –

Reluctant Tour Guide, Anna Swanepoel finds herself stuck in the
African bush when her tour bus breaks down and her driver disappears.
When her African guide turns up dead, Anna realizes she is now solely
responsible for getting these tourists to safety, not an easy feat
when you are surrounded by wild animals, sparring tribes and illegal
poachers. Cole Armstrong is out of the British Special Forces for all of 23
days. On his first holiday ever, he decides to explore Africa, and now he finds himself stuck in the middle of a local war zone with people turning up dead and a bunch of hapless tourists led by an incompetent tour guide who barely seems to be keeping it together. After vowing never to pick up a weapon again, Cole knows he is the
only person who can save them.




Catherine Miller: 99 Days With You
Contemporary Women’s Fiction
19th June 2019

Sometimes the end is the start of forever…
Emma and Nathan couldn’t be more different. But when they meet in a hospital waiting room, to the sound of a ticking clock and surrounded by faded magazines, they are both terrified, nervous and alone. And they have one fatal thing in common…
Emma lives a quiet life. She looks after her disabled mother. She lives vicariously through the well-thumbed pages and cracked spines of her beloved books.
Nathan spends his days fifteen thousand feet above the ground, soaring through the air, stomach somersaulting, as a sky diving instructor. After a lifetime of having a recurring dream that he would die at twenty-seven, he treats every day like it’s his last. As fate throws Emma and Nathan together, everything is about to change. Emma has never been kissed, or tasted champagne, or travelled abroad. Nathan has never fallen in love, worn odd socks, or grown a sunflower from a seed. Emma and Nathan vow never to waste an hour, knowing that goodbye could come all too soon. But as they lose their hearts to one another against all the odds, have they found each other too late? An utterly heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting novel about the redemptive power of love and how the end isn’t the end at all… Fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain will lose their hearts to Catherine Miller’s stunning story.




Clare Chase: Murder in the Fens
Mystery fiction
Ebook and paperback (POD)
24th June 2019

When the body of Julie Cooper is found – her pockets stuffed with wilting flowers – in an iron-age hill fort close to the fens, Detective Tara Thorpe’s team is sent to investigate. The evidence points to an illicit affair gone wrong… but is there more to the story?
As always, the case turns personal. Detective Blake is exhausted after the arrival of a baby with wayward wife Babette, and Tara is keen to put as much distance between herself and Blake as possible. Charming rookie officer Jez should help… but is he a little too good to be true?
Then Tara makes a startling discovery: an unsettling family heirloom hidden in the late victim’s bedroom – a golden statue of a sinister-looking cat. As she traces its origins, Tara begins to realise that Julie’s murder was no one-off crime, but a plot with roots in a terrible secret covered up decades earlier.




Bella Osborne: A Walk In Wildflower Park

Romantic Comedy
ebook, paperback & audio
Avon, HarperCollins
27th June 2019

A Walk in Wildflower Park was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.
Life’s not always a walk in the park…
When Anna is dumped by her fiancé, she moves into her own place on the edge of the gorgeous Wildflower Park and pledges to stay off men and focus on her career, but a handsome new colleague seems to thwart her attempts at every turn. And when she receives an accidental text from a mystery man, could it be the new start she needs? Or someone she really shouldn’t be falling for? Anna’s neighbour Sophie is a stressed-out mum-of-two with a third on the way. Her husband is a constant frustration, and their children are a regular source of newly-invented swear words and unidentifiable sticky surfaces.
Luckily, Anna and Sophie have each other – and Wildflower Park proves to be a sanctuary as they map out a path to find the happiness they both deserve…




Celia Anderson: 59 Memory Lane
Contemporary Fiction
Harper Fiction
Paperback, Audio & eBook

May Rosevere has reached the grand old age of one-hundred-and-ten, thanks to several slices of toast with butter every morning, a glass (or two) of port, and the wonders of the Cornish sea air – or so she tells everyone.But there’s much more to May than her remarkable age. She has a secret. One that no one has ever discovered …





Pernille Hughes – Probably the Best Kiss in the World
Romantic Comedy
Harper Impulse
Pub date June 27th

Jen Attison likes her life Just So. But being fished out of a canal in Copenhagen by her knickers is definitely NOT on her to do list. From cinnamon swirls to a spontaneous night of laughter and fireworks, Jen’s city break with the girls takes a turn for the unexpected because of her gorgeous, mystery rescuer. Back home, Jen faces a choice. A surprise proposal from her boyfriend, ‘boring’ Robert has offered Jen the safety net she always thought she wanted. But with the memories of her Danish adventure proving hard to forget, maybe it’s time for Jen to stop listening to her head and start following her heart…




Jane Cable: Another You
Contemporary Romance
Sapere Books
27th June

Sometimes the hardest person to save is yourself…
Marie Johnson fell in love with The Smugglers pub when she first moved to Dorset with her husband, Stephen. But when Stephen’s wandering eye caused the breakdown of their marriage, and the costs of running the pub started to mount, Marie felt her dreams crashing down around her. With local celebrations planned for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, Marie is hopeful things will turn around. But she could never have predicted the ways her life will soon be changed forever. A charming American soldier walks into Marie’s life, but it becomes clear nothing is really as it seems. Another You is a moving saga of family life in the 21st century which draws on the horrors of combat, both in modern times and the Second World War. It is a heart-warming tale of one woman’s fight to reclaim her identity and discover what really matters to her.




Philippa Carey: Grandmother’s Ghost
Historical Romance (Victorian)
paperback & ebook

Lucy’s wealthy grandmother has passed away and left all her money to Lucy instead of her son Ralph. Ralph is heavily in debt and desperate for the money. He tries to arrange fatal ‘accidents’ for Lucy so he will inherit instead. When they fail, he sets out to shoot her. However, Lucy is saved each time by a combination of her grandmother’s ghost, her grandmother’s collie dog and Lucy’s second cousin Edward, who has just returned from India.





Philippa Carey: Kitty And The Viscount
Historical Romance (Regency)
paperback & ebook
9.5.2019                                                                                                                                                          As a result of fraud, Katherine is being forced into marriage, so she runs away, changes her name to Kitty and finds work as a housemaid for the Dowager Countess Foxton.
The Countess’s grandson Viscount Sharnbrook visits and meets Kitty. They are drawn to each other but think they have no future together as he is the heir to an earl and she is now a housemaid. The Countess discovers Kitty is gently born and why she has run away. She asks her grandson to investigate and he uncovers the fraud.





Louise Allen: Regency Surrender: Sinful Conquests
Historical romance
Mills & Boon
Paperback (UK market only)
June 2019


A two-in-one with The Many Sins of Cris de Feaux and The Unexpected Marriage of Gabriel Stone. Two friends, two rakes, two very different paths to love.





Anne Holman: The Signet Ring
Regency Romance
Linford Romance Library
April 2019
Resigned to spinsterhood, Amy Gibbon is astounded to receive a proposal of marriage from Vicount Charles Chard upon their very first meeting. Love quickly flares in her heart. He needs to find his father’s signet ring stolen when he was injured at Waterloo. Amy insists on going with him to Northern France to search for the ring although aware it will not be a comfortable honeymoon. Locating the whereabouts of the ring places them in danger.





Anne Holman: My Sunshine
My Weekly Pocket Novel
April 2019

Having escaped a controlling relationship, won the lottery and given up work, Jenny is adrift at the age of twenty-nine. When her landlady’s widowed son Alexander seeks her help in a family emergency, she is torn between her growing love for him and his wayward children in their country home and finding a luxury home for herself.





Kitty Wilson: The Cornish Village School – Summer Love
Romantic comedy
Canelo escape

Pippa Parkin thinks she has it all under control…
For teaching assistant Pippa, life in her home town of Penmenna is reassuringly predictable. Between managing the Easter Egg Hunt and dealing with her annoying but well-meaning family, Pippa thinks she has it all sorted. That is until gorgeous new substitute teacher Kam Choudhury arrives at Penmenna School, and turns everything upside down.
Pippa and Kam are instantly drawn to each other, but their priorities and their working relationship make it very hard to be together. Can they find a way to reconcile their differences and find their Happily-Ever-After? This heart-warming romance is perfect for fans of Tilly Tennant, Holly Martin and A. L. Michael.




Audrey Harrison: The Lonely Lord
Regency Romance
Self-published through Amazon
22 May 2019

I am alone.
Do you ever feel set apart from whatever is going on around you? Is it just me who feels lost and unconnected to the world?
Anthony Rusell, Earl of Lever, has to marry before his thirtieth birthday – his father’s will dictates it. A man who has always been socially awkward and at a loss of how to communicate easily with people is determined to marry to save his heritage but has no real idea of how to avoid making a blundering mess of the situation he is faced with. Mrs Julia Price is a widow escaping from a brutal past of living with an abusive husband. Wishing to give her son everything, while living in straitened circumstances, she is determined to appear as undamaged as she can be.
Two damaged souls brought together amid a mix of family conflict, old friendships and Bath Society.




Lindsay Townsend: One Midsummer’s Knight
Medieval Fantasy Romance
Prairie Rose Publications
June 2019


Who dares to seek love on a Midsummer’s Eve when the Otherworldly veil is thin, and anything can happen? Magic runs high, and passions flare on this special night made for taking chances. For this is the night when ritual fires burn bright and invite lovers to consummate the promise of their love—and anything can happen!





Catherine Kullmann: The Duke’s Regret
Historical Fiction Regency
eBook and paperback
June 2019

Book 3 of The Duchess of Gracechurch Trilogy
A Duke can demand anything—except his wife’s love.
A chance meeting with a bereaved father makes Jeffrey, Duke of Gracechurch realise how hollow his own marriage and family life are. Persuaded to marry at a young age, he and his Duchess, Flora, live largely separate lives. Now he is determined to make amends to his wife and children and forge new relationships with them. Can Jeffrey break down the barriers between them and convince his wife of his sincerity? Flora must decide if she will hazard her heart and her hard-won peace of mind for a prize of undreamt-of happiness.




Carol MacLean: Goldilocks Wedding
Ulverscroft Linford Romance
June 2019

Goldie Rayner wants her wedding to James to be perfect and asks her three best friends to help. But April, Rose and Lily have their own problems: April has to learn to let others into her life, Rose has to deal with the consequences of a break-in at her flat, and Lily has problems with her family. As Goldie and James find their differences rising to the surface with emotions running high, is her ex-boyfriend Bryce really the person she should be turning to?




Rosemary Morris: Friday’s Child
Historical Romance/Fact Fiction
June 2019

Since the day her oldest sister entered society, Lady Elizabeth imagined the pleasures of her first London Season. Unfortunately, when she is old enough to make her debut, no member of her family is available to chaperone her in London. She accepts her Great-Aunt Augusta’s offer to bring her out in Cheltenham. Elizabeth looks forward to living at Augusta’s grand house near the lively, popular town where people drink mineral water at pump houses and enjoy the social life. Determined to be the perfect debutante, she cannot imagine creating a scandal. It is fortunate she cannot foresee the future. Modest, loving and giving. Elizabeth is blessed with beauty and a fortune. It would not be surprising if her ‘head is turned’ by admirers but she is not a flirt. When she sees Mr Yates, she sets her heart on him, but she is not attracted to Sir Victor who has an exotic background, and amber eyes like a tiger which unnerve her. Both gentlemen made their fortunes when they served in the East India Company. Will they lead her into trouble? Will one of them be the perfect match for her?



                                                          New Releases: Brought to you each month by Sheila Riley.

Sheila writes gritty, heartwarming sagas set in Liverpool Docklands. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, The Society of Authors and is represented by Felicity Trew at the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency.