Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Releases


Julie Cohen THE SUMMER OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY
Headline Review
Paperback
1 March 2012
£6.99
An ordinary woman. An extraordinary adventure.
Alice Woodstock has been running away.
Well, not literally. She spends most of her time glued to her desk, writing about grommets and model aeroplanes. No, Alice is avoiding the real world because there’s something—someone—in her past that she’s desperate to forget. So when she’s commissioned to write about life in stately home Eversley Hall, she jumps at the chance to escape into Regency England, even if it does mean swapping her comfy T-shirt for an itchy corset. Perhaps she’ll meet her own Mr Darcy…
But when her past resurfaces in the shape of Leo Allingham, Alice is brought down to earth with a bump. Reckless, unpredictable Leo reminds Alice of the painful price of following her heart. And the new Alice doesn’t live dangerously.
Or does she?
http://www.julie-cohen.com


Catherine King THE LOST AND FOUND GIRL
Sphere, Little Brown
Paperback £5.99
1st March 2012
When an offer of marriage came along from gentleman farmer Edgar Collins, Beth thought she had been rescued from a life of servitude.  She could never imagine that her future would be so bleak, and married life this far from bliss . . .

Freda Lightfoot HOSTAGE QUEEN
Magna Large Print
£20.99
Feb 2012
'Marguerite de Valois, the most beautiful woman in the French Court, is the subject of great intrigue. She loves Henri of Guise but is married off to Henry of Navarre which (her mother hopes) will bring peace to the realm. But within days the streets of Paris are awash with blood and Marguerite and her new husband are held hostage by her own family. Can they ever hope to escape alive in a court rife with murder jealousy and hunger for power, it will not be an easy task...'



Kate Walker THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES
Mills & Boon
£3.49
March 2nd 2012
Martha Jones has never taken a risk in her whole life. Until the day she runs out on her wedding and succumbs to the magnetism of a man she has only just met. A man she knows only as Diablo.


Juliet Greenwood  EDEN'S GARDEN
Honno Press
Paperback £8.99
15th March 2012

2011
Carys’ dreams for the future are falling apart as she returns to the Snowdonia village where she was born, to look after her mother. But then a chance discovery draws her back into the story of Plas Eden, the huge, ramshackle country house where, at eighteen, she said goodbye to her childhood sweetheart, David Meredith.
1898
The last time Ann was in London she was a spoilt, aristocratic bride. Now she stands destitute on London bridge, with the Meredith charity hospital her only lifeline. But who can she trust, and will she ever escape her past?
Two women struggle with love, family duty, long-buried secrets and their own creative ambitions. But more than a hundred years ago Ann left a trail through London, Cornwall and Wales that leads Carys on a tantalising and increasingly shocking search for the truth. What is Plas Eden’s connection with her own family history and what are the secrets of the statues in the garden.

Katherine Garbera  GREEK AFFAIRS: TEMPTED BY THRE TYCOONS
Mills&Boon
£5.59
1st March 2012

Greek Affairs: Tempted by the Tycoons by Kate Hewitt, Annie West, Katherine Garbera The Greek Tycoon's Convenient Bride Finding out he’s a father has left billionaire businessman Lukas Petrakides in a bit of a bind – how can he combine his passions in life – business and women – with full-ime fatherhood? His solution is simple, Rhiannon, the baby’s temporary guardian, will make a very convenient wife... Also includes: The Greek Tycoon's Unexpected Wife, The Greek Tycoon's Unexpected Heir.




Katherine Garbera THE REBEL TYCOON RETURNS
Mills & Boon
£5.59
1st March 2012
Growing up poor, Christopher Richardson vowed he’d be rich some day. But seeing Macy Reynolds makes him realise she’s the real reason he’d worked so hard. Macy is shocked to find him back. And his interest is flattering. But does Christopher truly want her…or is she just a pawn in his latest deal?








Anne Brear  TO TAKE HER PRIDE
Knox Robinson
12.99
March 8th 2012
Aurora knows she should be happy, but the memory of her love for Reid threatens her future. When tragedy strikes, can Aurora find the strength to accept her life and forget the past?
http://annebrear.blogspot.com












Benita Brown  I’LL BE SEEING YOU
Headline
£5.99
30th March 2012
 As the tragedy and uncertainty of the Second World War takes hold a young woman must learn to let go of the past, and it will take a chance encounter with a young artist to open her eyes to the meaning of true happiness . . .













Evonne Wareham  NEVER COMING HOME
Choc-lit
£7.99
7th March 2012
Six months ago tragedy devastated Kaz Elmore’s life. She lost her young daughter in a car wreck. Now a man calling himself Devlin has come to her home, with an astonishing story about the crash. Should she believe him? He’s offering her hope. The most dangerous substance in the world.
Anna Jacobs WINDS OF CHANGE
hardback
Severn HousePrice
£19.99
29 March 2012
When her elderly father dies, Miranda Fox is free at last. He’s promised an inheritance that will give her independence. But her domineering half-brother has gained control of the money and has very different ideas as to how she should live her life. She must make difficult choices if she’s to be free, and confront people from her past. Will she have the courage to stand up for herself this time? Or will her family still control her life?







Fenella J Miller  MISS SHAW & THE DOCTOR
Aurora Regency/Musa
$4.99
23rd March 2012
978-1-61937-260-3
Keeping her promise will break Adam's heart - what can Sarah do?




Kate Hardy THE EX WHO HIRED HER
M&B Modern Romance
Paperback
2 March 2012
£3.49
*Memo to self: when you work with your ex, keep all thoughts strictly business!*
No matter how wickedly kissable those luscious lips, or how sinfully seductive those endless legs, tycoon Jordan Smith wants nothing to do with his ex-love Alexandra Bennett...
Only Alex is his new hotshot employee! Their sizzling chemistry can't be denied, and working late nights soon drives them both craze with need…
It's becoming impossible to resist - but with so much painful history between them can breaking up ever lead to making up… for good?


Kate Hardy DR CINDERELLA'S MIDNIGHT FLING
M&B Medical Romance
Paperback
2 March 2012
£5.49
Thanks to her fairy godmother friend, serious Jane Cooper is transformed into a glamourpuss … and finds herself with a mysterious Prince Charming for a night! When she discovers he's her new colleague, Jane's heart leaps - more magical nights in the aristocratic Dr Ed Somers's arms! It's irresistible… but every sensible girl knows all fairy tales must surely come to an end...

Rhoda Baxter  PATENTLY IN LOVE
Uncial Press
EBook available in html, pdf, mobi, prc, epub
16 March 2012
$6.99 (around £4.50)
New city, new job, new man. The press will never find her now. After her popstar boyfriend publicly humiliates her, Jane wants to start a new life away from media scrutiny. Maybe even find a new man.
 Marshall wants a partnership in his patent law firm. He just has to prove he’s totally focussed on his work. No distractions. No office romance. Unless, of course, no one knows about it.
The last thing Jane needs is to have her picture splashed on the front page of a gossip magazine. To makes matters worse, the only person who could have told the paparazzi where Jane was… is Marshall.

Lucy Felthouse THE COTTAGE IN THE WOODS
Resplendence Publishing
eBook
1 March 2012
£0.99
Living in her remote cottage in the woods, Heidi doesn’t get many visitors. So when she spots a fox in her garden, she’s delighted. However, her joy quickly turns to dismay when she thinks the beautiful creature may be injured. Heading out to see how she can help, Heidi is astounded when something happens that makes her question her eyesight – not to mention her sanity. Once she gets over her shock and discovers the reason behind the peculiar encounter, Heidi is mighty glad that the fox chose her garden to visit.

Helen Carey THE ART OF LOVING
TSAP Books
$2.99
7 February 2012
Kelly has won a scholarship to work with the acclaimed artist Wilhelm Brock in the beautiful German city of Heidelberg. She has also managed to arrange to stay with a long lost aunt while she studies. So far so good. But what she hasn't accounted for is the angry, brooding presence of eminent nuclear physicist Max Dreiecke von Hardtwald, who is not only her aunt's step-nephew, but also owns the magnificent house where her aunt lives. Nor has she realised that her aunt is dying and that Max believes that Kelly has materialised out of the woodwork at this precise moment in order to benefit from her substantial will.
www.helencarerybooks.co.uk






Shirley Wells  SILENT WITNESS
Carina Press
$5.99
5th March, 2012
After his ex-wife bled to death in a bathtub covered in his fingerprints, the case against Aleksander Kaminski seemed open and shut. Though sentenced to life in prison, he swears he's innocent, a claim supported by his current wife. 
Private investigator Dylan Scott finds himself drawn back to dreary Lancashire in a search for justice. The evidence against Kaminski is damning, but having been unjustly jailed himself, Dylan is compelled to pursue the case; if there's even a small chance the man is innocent, he has to help. The deeper Dylan digs, the more secrets he unearths. The question remains: If Kaminski didn't murder his childhood sweetheart, who did? 








Margaret Blake  THE LONGEST PLEASURE
Whiskey Creek Press
Viola had lived in fear and deceit but then Jed made her see life didn’t have to be like that.














June Francis IT HAD TO BE YOU
Allison & Busby,
Paperback.
26th March 2012
 £7.99

1952. Orphaned as a young child, Emma Booth was raised by her grandparents in a Lancashire village. Following her grandfather's sudden death, Emma assumes she is now without family, until she unexpectedly finds a letter written during the war which reveals that she has a half-sister. Determined to find her, Emma is drawn away from the countryside to post-war Liverpool. When trouble inevitably comes, Emma rises to the challenge, and in doing so finds love and romance, taking her life in a new direction.


Elizabeth Harris A DANGEROUS HEART!
People's Friend Pocket Novel
Paperback
22 March 2012
£1.99
*So easy to deceive. So easy to be deceived.*
Since her father’s death when she was eight, Jennifer O’Connor had been frequently told by her bitter mother that the people responsible for his death were the Castanien brothers.
Years later, when looking for a position as an Art teacher, Jennifer is stunned to see that a Max Castanien is looking for someone to teach Art classes throughout the summer at his house in Umbria. She finds out that this is the same family, and that Max is the only surviving Castanien brother, and she decides to apply for the job, hoping that by getting to know Max she will be able to learn why he and his brother behaved as badly towards her father as they did, and so bring closure to her family
Living and teaching in one of two houses on Max’s Italian property, Jennifer finds herself drawn to Max, a handsome, charming man. Refusing to face this attraction, she has to keep on reminding herself that the only reason she wants a close relationship with him is to lead him into accounting for his past behaviour towards her father.
As for the members of her Art class, all is not necessarily what it seems to be…

Vanessa Devereaux THE LAST AMERICAN COWBOY
Cobblestone Press
E-book-Novella
Fiona Spencer thought she was just doing her co-worker Bob a huge favor when she decided to take his place in covering the story about The Last American Cowboy. The cowboy in question is Blake Whelan Jr. Bachelor, hunk and a guy who has a naughty side. While he takes her on an erotic journey like no other man before him, Fiona knows that all good things must come to an end. However, both life and Blake have other plans-

1 comment:

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Another great list, of which quite a few sound appealing to me. The problem is there are just not enough hours in the day to keep up with all this reading!