Romantic Novelists' Association

New Releases: May 2022

29 April 2022



M W Arnold: Wild Blue Yonder

Historical Saga
Wild Rose Press
1st May 2022

Broken Wings book 2. Despite the worsening war situation, the girls of the Air Transport Auxiliary Mystery Club must band together to rise above their troubles and prove love and friendship is worth fighting for.






Tiffany Bond: Wedding Weekend


Billionaire Romance
ebook and print

After a brief affair with her best friend’s brother, Billionaire Josh Porter, Natalie Love had been trying unsuccessfully to contact him. Now it would seem he was on his way back to London for his sister’s wedding and what she had to tell him left him reeling, twice over.






Gracie Bond: Two Moments of Madness


Romantic Comedy
Format: ebook and print
Date of Publication: 2/5/22

Sledborough House is home to City tycoon Dan Ryan, his wife Leah, their children, an extended family of flamboyant friends, and some opinionated animals. Laughter is never far with this mix of crazy characters, but trouble is brewing. Dan’s former PA Chelsea, released from prison, is determined to wreck Dan’s marriage and claim him – and his fortune – for herself.






AnneMarie Brear: Alice


Historical saga
Independent: AnneMarie Brear
Kindle & Paperback

Book 4 Marsh Saga Series. Lady Alice Mayton-Walsh has always been an independent spirit, a woman ahead of her time. But she finds that her life isn’t as complete as she expected it to be. A string of events turns her world upside down. What she thought she wanted becomes the complete opposite to what she finds makes her happy.






Annie Burrows: How To Catch a Viscount



Historical romance
Mills & Boon
paperback and ebook
26th May

2nd of The Patterdale Siblings mini-series.

Miss Betsy Fairfax thought she would do anything to save her family from financial ruin – but ended up kissing a completely ineligible man. Hardly the way to catch a Viscount, unless he’s not entirely who he seems…






Susan Buchanan: Just One Day – Spring


Contemporary Romance
Independently published

Mum-of-three Louisa thought she only had her never-ending to-do list to worry about, but a ghost from the recent past puts her in an untenable position. Can she navigate the difficult situation she’s in without their friendship becoming common knowledge or will it cause long-term damage to her marriage?






Philippa Carey: The Third Son

Historical Romance (Regency)                                                                            Ulverscroft Ltd
Large Print Softcover
1st May 2022

Lord Peter has disgraced the family once too often. Now his father is giving him one last chance to redeem himself. Go to the Devon estate and find out what is wrong with it: solve the problems, and the estate is his. Fail, and he will be cast out to make his own way in the world.
Once in Devon, Lord Peter discovers resentful tenants, a thief, vicious smugglers – and, most significantly, a beautiful blind girl and her brilliant dog…






Sophie Claire: An Escape to Provence



Cosy Romance
Hodder & Stoughton
ebook & audio 12 May
paperback out in July

When cynical divorce lawyer Daisy unexpectedly inherits a ramshackle farmhouse in Provence, she sets off for the French countryside to oversee renovations herself. But local builder Gabriel Laforêt is determined to preserve the character of the place, and sparks fly…






Elena Collins (Judy Leigh)


The Witch’s Tree
Dual timeline/ historical/ suspense
Boldwood Books
Kindle, paperback, audio, hardback, large print.
17th May, 2022

Separated by three hundred years, two women are drawn together in a cottage where the past is bathed in blood and magic. Grace Cotter’s spirit needs to rest, and only Selena can help her now.







Rachel Dove: The Forever House

HQ Digital
Ebook, paperback and audiobook
22nd April 2022

Emily Hendrickson is tired of being the wedding guest and never the bride. Working at her local paper as a wedding columnist, she can’t wait to write her own happy-ever-after.






Liz Fielding: Unexpected Surprises


Contemporary Romance
Mills and Boon
Paperback and Digital
April 2022

3-in-1 Special Edition:
Miranda Marlowe is pregnant but when the baby’s father follows her to her sister’s palazzo on the island of L’Isola dei Fiori, will a marriage of convenience be enough?







Lesley Field: Lara’s Daughter

Contemporary Romance
Lesley Field/WildMoosePublications .
Independently published, e-book and paperback
24th May 2022

One night turned into something it shouldn’t, resulting in an unwanted pregnancy. But when her daughter’s tiny fingers clutched Lara’s any thought of adoption disappeared. Discovering her daughter’s father was dead, she decided to find his family. Someone must take care of her daughter if anything happened to her. The only way was by deception. Welcomed into the family then falling in love with her daughter’s uncle was unexpected. What would happen if the truth was uncovered? If they found out who her daughter really was?






Jean Fullerton: A Ration Book Victory


Paperback & ebook
5th May

Queenie Brogan was once Philomena Dooley and planning to wed her childhood sweetheart, Patrick Mahone but the lovers were torn apart. But now in the final months of WW2, Queenie discovers Patrick now Father Mahon is dying so can she finally tell him the secret she has kept for over fifty years?






Eva Glyn: An Island of Secrets


WW2 dual timeline romance
One More Chapter
26th May

In war, no choice is ever simple and in 1944 British SOE operative Guy Barclay is forced to leave behind the woman he loves in war-torn Yugoslavia. When his granddaughter’s life begins to crumble around her, he sends her to the island of Vis to try to find out what happened after he left.






Georgia Hill: Blue Skies and Blackberry Pies

Romance, women’s fiction
One More Chapter
20th May 2022

Part three: The final part of The Great Summer Street Party series. Ashley knows that life has a way of surprising you, so when things go wrong between her and her handsome American, she’s forced to lean on her new friends for support. Thankfully, the residents of Berecombe learned decades ago that there’s no problem that can’t be fixed with a little bunting and a lot of love…






Catherine Kullmann: Lady Loring’s Dilemma



Historical – Regency
Willow Books
eBook, Paperback, Hardback
26 May 2022

Must she pay indefinitely for her indiscretion? Banished by a vindictive husband, can Delia find new happiness or will her wings be clipped forever?






Sasha Lane: It Only Takes A Minute

Romantic Comedy
Independent: Sasha Lane
eBook and Paperback
27th May

What if you could live in a different country for four weeks?
What if you could live a different life for four weeks?
That’s what this was supposed to be. Four weeks of sun, sea, and cocktails.
I wasn’t supposed to fall in love.
Do I go back to my old life, or risk starting a brand new one?
Does that really happen in real life, or just in the movies?
Life can change in an instant though. After all, it only takes a minute.





J.S. Lark: The Secret Couple


One More Chapter
ebook and paperback
13 May 2022

Someone knows what they did…
A lingering look. An affair. A crime years in the making. Alison knows she’s in too deep. But behind closed doors, no one is who they seem…
Don’t miss this gripping new unputdownable thriller from the author of The Twins!






Lissa Morgan: The Welsh Lord’s Convenient Bride


Historical romance
Harlequin Mills and Boon
26th May 2022

Wales 1294. Hiding a disfigurement, Eleanor de Vraille is already lacking confidence when she arrives at her future husband’s cheerless Welsh castle. And Rhun ab Owain’s cold welcome does nothing to make her feel at ease. As revolt against the Crown sweeps the land, Eleanor’s heart rebels too. Is she a fool to hope for affection from this strong-willed nobleman?






Sue Moorcroft: Summer at the French Café


Romantic fiction
Avon, HarperCollins
Paperback, ebook and audiobook
12th May 2022

Summer is Kat’s favourite season and she loves her perfect job managing a vibrant book café. But boyfriend Jakey shows his true colours, then work woes and family heartache follow. Will the mysterious Noah cause the sun to shine anew? Or will his problems scupper their happiness?






Jessica Redland: Spring Tides at The Starfish Café

Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Boldwood Books
All Formats and streaming services
5th April 2022

When an unwelcome visitor threatens the future of The Starfish Café, Hollie must stay strong to protect her family’s legacy. The long-hidden secrets of her past weigh heavily on Tori until a chance encounter with Finley, struggling to come to terms with his own secrets, provides an opportunity to open up. Little do Hollie and Tori know their lives are about to collide at The Starfish Café, and they may help each other with a fresh start. After all, with good friends in your life, nothing is impossible…






Ros Rendle: Sunflowers For Suzy



Contemporary romance
Sapere Books
Digital and paperback
13th May 2022

Among the peaceful hills and rivers of the beautiful valley, Suzy’s weary spirit begins to heal. But as she finds herself falling for a man who already belongs to another, she begins to wonder whether she can bear to stay…






Arabella Sheen: His Novice

Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
April 2022

Nathan Stockman answers to no one. He’s his own man and controls his own destiny. But when Summer Jenkins erupts into his life, he finds it hard to resist the temptation to possess her and bed her. She’s everything he is not. She’s classy, she’s young, and she’s… virginal. Dare he be the man responsible for her awakening to the pleasures of lovemaking, or should he walk away before they become entangled?






L.H. Stacey: The Serial Killer’s Girl.

Boldwood Books
All formats and streaming services
Release Date: 27th April 2022

Lexi Jakes thought she could run from her past. But when her biological mother is found dead, strangled with a red silk scarf and holding a chess piece, Lexi knows that her worst nightmare has come true. Because the murder has all the hallmarks of her own serial killer father, renowned strangler Peter Graves. Now with her own precious daughter’s life in danger, Lexi will do anything to keep her child safe…she is after all. the serial killer’s girl.






Jill Steeples: When We Meet Again

Contemporary romance
Boldwood Books
Ebook, paperback, audio
Date of publication – 12th May 2022

Alice Fletcher doesn’t take chances and doesn’t believe in fate. Three years after the end of a long-term relationship, she’s in no hurry to risk another heartbreak. But fate has other plans when Alice comes across a man by the side of a wrecked car. With no one else around, Alice goes to help.
TV star Jimmy Mack is riding the crest of the career wave one minute, and the next he’s staring at his crashed car. But when Alice comes to rescue him, things are looking up. What Alice and Jimmy discover next changes everything. Fate might have marked them out for each other, but somehow their destinies have got tangled. Will they get their happily-ever-after, or might their time together be shorter than either of them would hope…






Lesley Field: “Lara’s Daughter”

Contemporary Romance
Lesley Field: WildMoosePublications.
Independently published, e-book and paperback
24th May 2022

One night that turned into something it shouldn’t, resulting in an unwanted pregnancy. But when her daughter’s tiny fingers clutched Lara’s, any thought of adoption was gone. Discovering her daughter’s father was dead, she finds out about his family. To see if there was someone to take care of her daughter if anything happened to her. The only way to do this is by deception. Welcomed into the family and then falling in love with her daughter’s uncle was unexpected. What will happen if the truth is uncovered? If they found out who her daughter really is?






Historical Saga
Pan Macmillan
Paperback, Kindle, Audio
May 14th

Ruth dares to dream of escaping the horrors of the Bethnal Green orphanage and making her beloved friends, Amy and Ellen safe. But freedom means separation and not even the two stalwart women who take her in can protect her when the police learn of an orphan on the run.






Sheila Riley brings you New Releases every month. Author of the Reckoner’s Row and Liverpool Dockside sagas, her latest novel, set in 1953 sees The Mersey Mothers looking forward to a street party to celebrate the coronation of the young Queen Elizabeth 2, and the summer wedding of Evie Kilgaren to Danny Harris. But Evie may be in mortal danger when a killer roams the terraced streets of Liverpool docklands.

Published by award-winning Boldwood Books. Sheila is represented by the prestigious Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency.