Romantic Novelists' Association

New Releases: November 2021

1 November 2021



M W Arnold: I’ll be Home for Christmas


Historical Saga
The Wild Rose Press
20th October 2021

Kidnap, crashes and dogfights, the women of the Air Transport Auxiliary Mystery Club have never faced such dangers before. To survive may not be enough. They must find the strength to rise above their most trying times yet.









Ruby Basu: The Twelve Wishes of Christmas


Romantic Fiction
HQ Digital/Harper Collins
13 October 2021

Sharmila inherits the chance to experience a small-town American Christmas, but she needs to complete items on a festive wish list to get her full inheritance. Zach must stop her if he wants to keep his family’s legacy. As they spend time together amongst the twinkling town lights and fallen snow, they learn to open up their hearts to the close-knit community and each other.





Cryssa Bazos: Rebel’s Knot



Historical Fiction
W.M. Jackson Publishing
Indie published; paperback and eBook
November 8, 2021

Love. Betrayal. Revenge. War is fought on many fronts.
A fey young woman, Áine Callaghan, is the sole survivor of an attack by English marauders. When Irish soldier Niall O’Coneill discovers his own kin slaughtered in the same massacre, he vows to hunt down the men responsible. But treachery lurks closer to home.








AnneMarie Brear: The Slum Angel Christmas: a novella




Historical saga
AnneMarie Brear
kindle and paperback (novella)
1st November

Will Victoria save Georgiana and Ruthie, or has her help come too late as the Christmas bells ring out over the city?







Poppy Cooper: A Post Office Christmas


Hodder @ Stoughton
trad.published paperback, ebook, audio
25th November 2021

1915. After the recent dramatic events at the Post Office’s Home Depot, Milly Woods is looking forward to spending as much time as possible with her best friends Liza and Nora. But in the midst of war, can they deliver hope and friendship this Christmas?









Gail Crane: Flynn’s Folly



Paperback and Ebook

When her father is killed in a road accident, Jessica Flynn returns to The Folly, her family home on Exmoor, to find the house neglected and a once thriving business on the verge of collapse. As she struggles to save her home, Jessica needs help. But who can she trust?









Helena Dixon: Murder at The Wedding


Historical cozy crime
ebook, audio and paperback

There is a murderer within the castle walls. But can Kitty and Matt untangle Sandy’s final hours and catch this killer before they strike again, or will the wedding bells be replaced by a death knell for Kitty herself…?








Lesley Field: Duchess Thro Time

Time travel/regency
Lesley Field
Independently published, e-book and paperback
8th November 2021

While attending her friend, Charlotte’s, birthday celebration Kate suddenly found herself back in 1811 and under the protection of Marcus Welford, 6th Duke of Halford, Charlotte’s several times removed grandfather. Accused of being a French spy Marcus offers a marriage of convenience. But can this marriage work, or must Marcus send her back?








Clare Flynn: Jasmine in Paris



Cranbrook Press
paperback and ebook
30th November

Art, love and betrayal. From the creative whirlpool of post-war Paris to the war-torn jungles of the Malayan peninsula, Jasmine in Paris – Far from Penang is the latest in Flynn’s award-winning and best-selling Penang series.








Eva Glyn: The Olive Grove



Women’s contemporary fiction
Paperback and audiobook


In wartorn Croatia a woman must make the hardest decision of her life. It is only after she dies that the child she loves will pay the price.








Sasha Greene: Trust


eBook and paperback
1st November

Resisting the advances of a senior colleague who loses Jenny her job, she escapes to a small Scottish village, hoping the distance will provide respite from the trauma. Nadeem, a considerate ex-Army medic, helps rebuild her confidence to begin legal action. Nadeem is battling grief over losing his best friend in Afghanistan when he and Jenny discover their lives are connected in London. Just how far will trust stretch before it snaps.







Amanda James: A Secret Gift


Women’s Fiction/Magical realism
Harper Collins – One More Chapter
30th October


Three years ago, Joy Pentire lost her firefighter husband and still hasn’t returned to the woman she once was. But then she meets Hope, a resident at the nursing home where she’s a carer. Hope has a secret gift she wants to pass on. And Joy’s life is forever changed. But will she find her happy ever after?







Lizzie Lane: War Orphan


WW2 Saga
ebook, paperback
23rd November 2021


Joana Ryan’s father has gone off to war, leaving her in the care of her stepmother, who is more concerned about having a good time than being any sort of mother. So who does Joana turn to? And can they stay together?








Lizzie Lane: Wartime Friends


ww2 Saga
ebook, paperback, audio


After escaping a train bound for a death camp with a trusty German Shepherd dog, a girl wakes to find that she has no memory of her former life. Rudy is not just her companion, he is protecting her too, and someone wants him out of the way… Will friendship be enough to save them?








Shari Low: The Story Of Our Secrets


Boldwood Books
ebook paperback audio
November 2nd


Can divine intervention help them find Colm’s last wishes before it’s too late to love again?








Sue Martin: Where There’s a Will

historical pocket novel
The People’s Friend
28th October

Sir Henry Watson dies, intending Morgan Cross to buy Marshall’s estate. But Morgan can only take on the estate with the allowance of Miss Elizabeth Watson. The two secretly loved each other for years and their ‘marriage of convenience’ is the perfect outcome. But a devastating fire robs Elizabeth’s brother Edward of his own estate and his career in the navy. He returns to contest the will. Can Morgan and Elizabeth overcome their shyness and admit their true feelings, or must they part forever?






Leonie Mack: A Match Made in Venice


Romantic Comedy
Boldwood Books
hardback, paperback, ebook, audio

Level-headed Didi heads to Venice to sign a famous Murano glass artist for a Christmas window display, but when she finds the artist, he’s uncooperative. As she coaxes him out of his artistic slump, she sees that there’s more to life – and more to Venice – than she thought.









Kathleen McGurl: The Girl from Bletchley Park

Dual timeline
trad published ebook
3rd November 2021

In 1942 Pam is recruited into the code-breaking operations at Bletchley Park. There she meets two men vying for her affections, but one is harbouring dangerous secrets. In 2019 Pam’s granddaughter Julia is struggling to cope with her busy life, but when she finds undeveloped film in her grandmother’s old camera, she discovers long-hidden secrets that help her decide about her own life…








Lucy Morris: A Nun for the Viking Warrior


Historical Romance
Ebook, Print (America only)
Mills & Boon Historical
1st October
Noblewoman Amée Évreaux had pledged her life to God, until her father promised her in marriage to thundering Norseman, Jorund Jötunnson. After escaping her overbearing father, Amée vows never to fall under another man’s thumb, but her resistance to being Jorund’s wife turns to desire as she gets to know her intriguing new husband. For beneath his fierce exterior she’s glimpsed an unexpectedly pure heart. If only she can penetrate the fortress that surrounds it…







Ruby Moone: The Schoolmaster’ Spy

Regency Romance (LGBTQ)
Self Published
Release – 21.10.21

Mark Dexter was the one pupil that schoolmaster Felix Brook never forgot. Ten years later, he’s back and the wild, vibrant boy has become an intensely attractive man who, beneath the veneer of sophistication, hasn’t changed. Felix takes a chance only to find that things are not what they seem, and is plunged into a world filled with spies, passion, and betrayal.








Janice Preston: The Penniless Debutante


Historical romance                                                                                      Paperback and ebook                                                                                            Mills & Boon                                                                                                            28th October

Destitute, Aurelia Croome inherits a fortune, but the will forbids her from marrying the new Lord Tregowan. But the only man to catch Aurelia’s eye during her first Season was Maximillian Penrose— Lord Tregowan! No one else has Max’s honour, wit, or tantalizing good looks? But the spectre of being poor again haunts her—and sacrificing passion for comfort is just as terrifying!







Sarah Rodi: The Viking’s Stolen Princess

Historical Romance
Harlequin/Mills & Boon
UK ebook, US paperback
25 November

After Brand Ivarsson of Kald abducts Anne of Termarth on the eve of her wedding, the Viking is consumed with only one thing: revenge against her loathsome betrothed. But confronted with the stunning princess, so foreign to his world, Brand’s captivated not only by her beauty, but by her spirit and her kindness. Is Anne his prisoner…or is she the one who’s captured his scarred heart?








Arabella Sheen: HIS MISTRESS

Contemporary Erotic Romance
Evernight Publishing
26th October 2021

Anna isn’t after a serious relationship or a romantic involvement with a guy. All she wants is a one-night stand and plenty of sex, and Dan Holland, a handsome stranger she meets at a bar, might be the solution to her problem. Can Dan fulfill Anna’s physical needs or will he invade her emotional safe space and become entangled in her life?








Anne Stenhouse: A Debt for Rosalie

Ulverscroft Large Print
Soft Cover
1 November 2021

Rosalie Garden, a chef arrives at Maldington House, an upmarket guest house, to earn enough to repay her father who has bailed her out after her Ex brought down her catering business. David Logie is the son of the house owner and guest house proprietrix, Agnes. Still mourning the early death of his wife, David wants to sell his inheritance. Together with Agnes, Rosalie works hard to frustrate David’s plans and bring him to realise he can love again.





Alex Stone: The Perfect Daughter


Psychological suspense
Boldwood Books
hardback, paperback, ebook, audiobook
19th October

Jess is determined to be the perfect daughter. Everything, including her clothes, her job, and even the men she dates, are all approved by her mother first. Until she meets Adam. But is her mum manipulating her or protecting her? Then Adam vanishes and the police want to know if Jess is really as perfect as she seems.








Suzie Tullett: A Not so Quiet Christmas

Romantic Comedy
Bloodhound Books
Paperback, ebook (including Kindle, Apple, Kobo and Nook)
13th October 2021

A solo getaway at an English country cottage is a pleasant way to spend the holiday, but it takes two to make things merry. Arriving at the Yorkshire Dales cottage, city girl Antonia meets handsome property agent Oliver. As Christmas approaches, the attraction between Oliver and Antonia grows. Antonia could choose to return to the bustling city and spend it alone. Or she could choose love and have a not so quiet Christmas.








Leigh Wyndfield: Bachelor on Mars


Sci fi romance
September 28

She’s a mechanical engineer undercover as a contestant. He’s a geologist trying to keep his research station afloat. Then comes the alien invasion…








Glenda Young: Murder at the Seaview Hotel

Cosy Crime
November 11, 2021


Murder at the Seaview Hotel is a fun, cosy crime set in Scarborough. It stars 12 Elvis impersonators (called Twelvis!) and when one is found dead with his blue suede shoes missing, hotel landlady Helen Dexter and her rescue greyhound Suki is on the case to solve the crime.










New Releases are brought to you every month by best-selling saga writer, Sheila Riley who has been a member of the RNA since 2003. Published by Boldwood Books she is represented by Felicity Trew at The Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency.