Romantic Novelists' Association

New Releases: November 2023

30 October 2023



Elizabeth Bailey: The Hanging Cheat


Historical mystery
Sapere Books
ebook and paperback
24 November 2023

A pregnant Ottilia has to adopt her Lady Fan alter ego when her nephews find a body in the woods. The victim was universally loathed. Was it suicide? Or murder?






Lucy Coleman: Christmas at the Snow Covered Inn

Contemporary women’s fiction/romance
Embla Books
e-format, paperback, audio
12 October 2023

After a messy breakup, interior designer Ria Porter has been dedicated to her job. Now one of the best in the business, she’s been hired to work on a beautiful inn nestled in the snow-covered mountains of New Hampshire. With Christmas Eve approaching, Ria has a decision to make. She can keep her focus on her work or can she allow herself to dream, letting this beautiful place open up a future she never thought possible…





Victoria Cornwall: The Paris Affair

Historical WW2 Romance
Choc Lit (A Joffe Books Company)
Kindle, paperback
14th November, 2023

Charlotte accepts a mysterious invitation from the War Office. Soon she finds herself in Nazi-occupied Paris working alongside handsome Frenchman, Pierre Lesieur.
But danger is everywhere and closer than she thinks. She’s been taught how to defend herself from the enemy, but can she protect her heart . . .





Helena Dixon: Murder At The Highland Castle


Historic cozy mystery
ebook, audiobook and paperback
November 17th

A majestic castle by a Scottish loch, a glass of whisky by a roaring fire, stockings hung by the chimney… and a body? It’s a midwinter murder for Kitty Underhay!






Jean Fullerton: A Stepney Girl’s Christmas

2nd November

December 1940 and East London is expecting snow. Eleanor Jolly, newly widowed, is trying to get into the Christmas spirit for her baby James. Having escaped the Gestapo, Klaus Wagner has escaped to London. When Ella joins St Winifred’s Christmas pantomime, she wasn’t expecting to find a handsome German dissenter in the cast.






Linn B. Halton: A Cornish Christmas at the Farmhouse Bakery

Contemporary women’s fiction/romance
e-format, paperback, audio
12 October 2023
Aria Books

Escape to Cornwall series bk 2 of 3
Newlyweds Ivy and Adam Taylor have put their heart and soul into building their own businesses, but when circumstances conspire against them, it all comes crashing down. Could a Christmas miracle be just around the corner, when best friend Jess suggests Ivy open the bakery she has always dreamed of at her Cornish Farmhouse.



Stefania Hartley: Welcome to Quayside

Contemporary Romance
indie published
ebook, paperback, large print
12 October 2023

Tanya, a single mum, and her Italian neighbour, Giacomo, develop feelings for each other while creating a community and starting a library in their block of flats.
First published in The People’s Friend magazine, this collection includes a brand-new story.




Helen Hawkins: A Concert For Christmas

Contemporary Festive Romance
Allison and Busby
eBook and Hardback
23rd November

Schoolteacher, Sophie Lawson has moved to the Cotswold countryside after a sad breakup. She is focusing on dating and planning Cranswell’s Christmas concert. When a handsome but surly musical director, tricky pupils and concert preparations mar the festive fun, disaster strikes. But the show must go on. Will the concert bring Christmas harmony to Cranswell, and will Sophie end the year on a high note?




Lynn Johnson: A New Day at Paradise Pottery

Historical Saga
Ulverscroft – Magna
Large Print
1 November 2023

Martha hasn’t had an easy start in life. Her prospects look bleak with her abusive, sometimes violent father, and then the Great War comes along. She has her family – and she has artistic talent – but will it be enough to get her the job she wants?



Fenella J Miller: The Army Girls Reporting for Duty

Historical romance/saga
All formats
2nd November

When duty calls, East End girl Minnie Wolton isn’t afraid to do her bit. She’s excited to be joining the ATS girls and although she knows life at the barracks will be tough, she’s not one to quit! With her husband away fighting, Eileen Ruffel is glad of the break from her unhappy marriage. She just wants to make a success of the ATS and maybe find happiness too.






Glynis Peters: The Orphan’s Homecoming 

Historical Romantic Fiction
HarperCollins / One More Chapter
Ebook / Paperback / Audiobook
Ebook 17th November 2023 / PB 23rd November 2023

Book III of The Red Cross Orphans series. After years of endless warfare, nurse Kitty Pattison has dealt with more than her share of heartbreak. But as she tends to the wounded, Kitty learns that despite everything the war has taken from her, it can never destroy the things that really matter in life – love, friendship, and hope.






Anne Stenhouse: Christmas at Maldington

Contemporary romance
Ulverscroft Large Print,
Linford Romance imprint
1st November

Following a death on a television show she was hosting, Genni Kilpatrick has retreated to Maldington House. She meets local businessman, Paddy Delford, and thinks London and her celebrity lifestyle could be overrated. Stepping into a breach to direct the local panto helps her resolve and Paddy helps her recovery.






Carrie Walker: Escape to the Swiss Chalet

Aria / Head of Zeus
Paperback, ebook and audio
9th November 2023

When your life goes off-piste how do you climb back up the mountain?
Holly Roberts, known for hating the cold, shocks everyone by deciding to move to the Swiss Alps. Verbier, home to millionaires. Holly has never felt more out of place in the snow-capped chalet. Thankfully new friends, chalet girl Liv and chef Xavier are there to be her guide. And then there is Luca… rich, handsome, kind – what is the catch?



D. Wells: The List

Women’s fiction
Point of Prose
ebook and paperback
2nd November 2023

Reece and Rebecca Hayne’s relationship is dominated by a list that Rebecca’s late brother wrote when he was eleven-years-old. A list of dreams never realised. The last goal, a road trip, threatens to be their undoing.
Can their marriage survive it?






Sheila Riley brings you New Releases every month. She is currently working on the second Liverpool dockside family saga in her Beamer Street series, to be published by Boldwood Books in spring 2024. Enquiries to Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency.