Romantic Novelists' Association

New Releases: June 2022

30 May 2022

JUNE 2022


Tracy Baines: The Variety Girls


Wartime Saga
All Formats and streaming services
30th June 2022

Cleethorpes 1939
Destitute after the tragic death of her father, and the country on the brink of war, aspiring singer Jessie Delaney and her family have no choice but to accept the charity of relatives. But can Jessie escape the drudgery? Support her family. And pursue her dreams?





Sandy Barker: A Wedding in Tuscany



Travel Romcom
One More Chapter (HarperCollins UK)
epub (print August 18)
June 17

Reunite with favourite characters from the Holiday Romance series in one of the most beautiful locations yet for love, laughter, wedding vows, and just a smidge of sisterly mayhem.





Linda Corbett: Love You From A-Z


Contemporary Romance
One More Chapter
24th June 2022

When Jenna Oakhurst discovers a mysterious letter in an abandoned storage unit, she embarks on a journey into the unknown. Reaching out to the letter’s author, Henry Somners, changes Jenna’s world irrevocably and she realises the magic she once believed in might not be such a fanciful notion after all.





Tanith Davenport: Hyperventilating




Erotic Romance
Totally Bound
21st June 2022

Amber Blake, a make-up artist to rock band Puppetmaster, finds she has an unexpected role to play in lead singer Cassian’s success, which initially leads to passion – but can Cassian commit to one woman?






Helena Dixon: Murder at The Country Club


Historical cozy crime
E book, paperback, audiobook
17th June

Kitty Underhay is accompanying her fiancé, Matthew Bryant,and Bertie, his new cocker spaniel, on an outing to Torbay Country Club. However, the delightful day soon turns to disaster. Walking Bertie in the shaded grotto after an exhilarating archery demonstration, Kitty makes an unsporting discovery: the body of their host, Sir William Winspear, with an arrow in his back.




Jeanine Englert: The Lost Laird from Her Past

Georgian Highlander Romance
Mills and Boon
23 June 2022

Book 2 of the Falling for a Stewart Series
Lady Brenna Stewart is grateful to be saved from her burning carriage—only her rescuer is Laird Garrick MacLean, the man she once loved and lost! He seems determined to protect her from the unknown enemy pursuing her across the Scottish Highlands. But, bitterly hurt by his past betrayal, she needs answers. Why did he abandon her? And how can she keep her heart safe now, when the connection between them is as strong as ever…





Anita Faulkner: A Colourful Country Escape


Romantic comedy/women’s fiction
Sphere (Little, Brown)
Ebook, paperback and audiobook
9 June 2022

A Colourful Country Escape is the story of vibrant but penniless Lexie Summers, who packs up her orange camper van to escape her messy life. Her world collides with that of her new, wealthy but seemingly dull boss, Ben. But as they clash over his paint business, she wonders if love really is that black and white.








Erin Green: Sunny Stays at the Shetland Hotel


Contemporary Romance
e-book and paperback
26th May 2022

Pippa drives a mobile bakery van around Shetland and realises how much she wants to belong. Natalia, returning to Lerwick hoping to reconnect with an old flame, discovers he’s moved on, while Autumn’s job as general manager of Lerwick Manor’s new hotel could push Autumn to her limits. Will the beauty of Shetland help these women find the friendship, support, and healing they need?







Rosie Hendry: A Wartime Welcome at Rookery House

Historical Saga
Paperback and ebook
Independent Publisher – Rookery House Press
7th June

October 1940. VAD nurse Evie narrowly avoids being killed in an air raid during the London Blitz, propelling her to break free of her troubled life. She escapes to the Norfolk countryside, working at the newly opened hospital. The Great Plumstead community welcomes evacuees to the village and members of The Mother’s Day Club continue their WVS work. Evie, living at Rookery House, enjoys her job at the hospital. But when a patient arrives who knew her former life, Evie’s freedom and happiness are in danger.







Helga Jensen: A Scandinavian Summer

Romantic Comedy
Hera Books
June 30th 2022

After the death of her husband, Martha spent her time focused on her teenage daughter, Rosie, in their small Welsh village. But with Rosie leaving and Martha’s own job on the line, she feels life is passing her by. Inspired by her love for Scandi-noir dramas, Martha books a trip to Denmark, determined to push herself, even though the thought terrifies her. Her trip to the tiny island of Fano becomes something more, meeting a handsome stranger, Lars. Can Martha find love under the Scandinavian skies? Most important, can she find herself?






Nina Kaye: One Night in Edinburgh



Contemporary romance
ebook and print
23rd June

After being dumped on Hogmanay, Steph meets Jamie at the Edinburgh street party and they share a magical night together. Feeling he was special, Steph goes to great lengths to track Jamie down. He seems perfect at first, but Jamie has a secret that’s getting in the way, and Steph’s not sure what to do. Should she trust him or not?







Laura Kemp: Love, Betty


E-book paperback
June 9

Betty and Guy’s world collided. Can they really fall in love after meeting just once?







Karen King: The Spanish Wedding Disaster


contemporary romance
Headline Accent
paperback and ebook
16th June
Maddie and Sophie organise the surprise wedding of their best friend Kate, as a favour to Kate’s partner. Soon Maddie’s reluctant organising brings back memories of Andalucia and those she lost touch with, while Sophie’s hoping their gesture will spur on her own boyfriend – while trying to ignore Kate’s gorgeous brother-in-law-to-be. But it’s not only Kate who will get a Spanish surprise – one that could change everything.







Nina May: Love at Second Glance 

Romantic Comedy
Goldmann Verlag/Penguin Random House Germany
Publication Date: 16th of May 2022

(Original Title: Wer wird denn gleich an Liebe denken) Trix Barker, a London photographer, is broke and desperate. Her best friend is convinced that Trix needs a man of means, ideally an aristocrat. Trix takes a job as a maid in a castle in Kent. But the house is in a bad way and the owner has no interest in romance. Unlike Rob, the conservation officer, who makes Trix’s heart beat faster…







Margaret Mounsdon: Postcards From The Past


Genre Mystery/Romance
Format Large Print Paperback
Date of Release 01 June 2022

Kirsty Page suspects old flame Gabe Nelson of blackmail. In her past, Beatrice Morley had been a pin-up girl. When Kirsty tries to find out why her grandmother never mentioned her colourful history, she discovers a guilty secret that leaves her in danger of her life.








Margaret Mounsdon: Shadows of Love

D. C. Thomson, People’s Friend
Pocket Novel
Date of Release 23 June 2022

Kiah Prestcott and her son Arlo spend the summer on Palm Island with her Aunt Vera. Hadley, Vera’s stepson, reveals a family scandal forcing Kiah to leave, but the bond with Vera proves difficult to break when events take an alarming turn, as do Kiah’s deepening feelings for Hadley.






Lucy Morris: The Viking She Would Have Married

Historical Romance
Mills and Boon
Book and Ebook
26th May (June release)

Book One. A Shieldmaiden Sisters story.
In close quarters with the Viking she loved and lost. With her family falling on hard times, Valda’s forced to join the crew on Halfdan Ulfsson’s merchant ship as he sets sail on the treacherous silk route. But this handsome jarl’s son is the man she’d planned to wed until his bitter betrayal. Knowing she can never trust him, she must focus on saving her sisters… and not the intense connection that still burns between them!







Laila Rafi: From Fake to Forever




Contemporary Romance
Orion Dash
Paperback and ebook
27th June 2022

From Fake to Forever is a hilarious rom-com about two people who pretend to date to escape their families’ expectations before sparks fly…






Jessica Redland: Chasing Dreams at Hedgehog Hollow

Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Boldwood Books
All Formats and streaming services
28th June 2022

(book 5 of 6) Returning home from her dream honeymoon to her beloved Hedgehog Hollow rescue centre, Samantha’s ready for the next chapter of her life with Josh. Yet, hiding something which could bring their happy-ever-after crashing down. Twenty-six years ago, the love of Lauren’s life, Shaun, left her a note and was never seen again. Two painful divorces later, the closure she’s dreamt of may be closer than she thinks. Samantha and Lauren need the love and support from the Hedgehog Hollow family more than ever. After all, some dreams are worth chasing…







Lynne Shelby: Rome For The Summer


Contemporary romance
Paperback and ebook
23rd June 2022

Betrayed by her art dealer boyfriend, who cheated her family out of the proceeds from the sale of a painting, Kate seizes the chance of a summer job in Rome, where she strikes up a friendship with an English artist, Jamie. As they explore the city and piece together the surprising secrets of the girl in the painting who ran off to Rome with an artist 200 years ago, Kate wonders if summer in Rome can mend a broken heart.








Clare Swatman: How To Save a Life


Commercial women’s fiction/book club fiction
Boldwood Books
all formats and streaming services
8th June 2022

One night in December, twenty-two-year-old Ted Green, lonely, despairing, and utterly hopeless, makes his way to Waterloo Bridge to end his life. That same night, Marianne Cooper, running away from a party, saves Ted’s life that night in December. One they’ll never forget. But as Ted watches Marianne leave in a black taxi, he knows he should have asked her name. In a story spanning twenty years, Ted and Marianne wonder will fate ever bring them together again…





Georgina Troy: Finding Love on Sunshine Island

Contemporary Romance
Boldwood Books
All formats and streaming services
25th May 2022

(Book 1) Welcome to the Sunshine Island – where the beaches are golden, the lifestyle is perfect and anything is possible. Piper Le Brocq is happily single, helping at her mother’s guest house and selling glass mosaics at The Cabbage Patch emporium. She loves living on the island, where neighbours look out for each other and visitors are welcome. When a mysterious guest, Alex Cooper, arrives, she welcomes him and when he needs help, she’s quick to get involved.







Sheila Riley brings you NEW RELEASES every month. She joined the RNA in 2003, under the NWS. Published by Boldwood Books, she is a member of the Society of Authors, The Society of Women Writers and Journalists, the Liverpool History Society, and The Crime Writers Association. Represented by Caroline Sheldon. Her new novel, The Mersey Mothers, is out now.