Sheila Riley brings us a bumper crop of November releases from RNA members. So many wonderful stories!
THE FAMILY AT CLOCKMAKERS COTTAGE
Traditionally pub, large print paperback.
1 November 2016
At Clockmakers Cottage on the rugged Lancashire coastline, Amy Macfarlene is busy preparing for sister Fanny’s wedding. When she overhears a bitter argument and discovers Fanny’s betrothed has a mysterious and dangerous past, Amy fears for her sister’s happiness -- and for the safety and well-being of the whole Macfarlene family . . .
Ebook & Paperback
4th November 2016
Three girls, three kisses, three gorgeous Christmas stories...
Three years from hell, three sets of broken dreams, three girls in desperate need of Christmas spirit. Is the perfect Christmas kiss really all it takes?
Holly's Christmas Kiss,
Cora's Christmas Kiss and
Jessica's Christmas Kiss (previously published indiviudally for kindle only)
SOME SUNNY DAY
Published by SOUNDINGS
Second novel in LAVENDER ROAD series.
September 1940. As war rages in North Africa and Luftwaffe bombs fall over London, the women of Lavender Road are facing their own battles. For shy Katy Parsons the war is a chance to escape from her overprotective parents. Enrolling as a nurse has always been her dream but the reality is much tougher than she imagined. As is falling in love ...
Privileged Louise Rutherford thought the war might bring her fun and romance but so far it has only brought her pain and grief, and a terrible secret that she must never reveal.
SOME SUNNY DAY vividly depicts the courage, emotion and defiant laughter of war torn London as the residents of Lavender Road face up to the Blitz.
ON A WING AND A PRAYER
Third novel in LAVENDER ROAD series.
It’s October 1941 and life has become very tough for the residents of Lavender Road.
Danger, rationing and privations are now a fact of life. Loved ones have been lost and lots of sacrifices made. But when she volunteers to join the top secret SOE, Helen de Burrel finds she has taken on the biggest risk of all. Because it’s hard to know who to trust. Will she survive the treachery of her colleagues, or will she have to make
a tragic choice, between her country and her love? War has changed everything, but one thing is certain, the residents of Lavender Road will rally together, no matter
whatever Adolf Hitler has in store for them.
ONLY TRUE IN FAIRY TALES
4 November 2016
It's never too late to believe in fairy tales ...
Eloise Blake has been fascinated by Prospect House, the shadowy romantic Gothic house opposite,
ever since she moved to the village of Hookfield.
When its new owner turns out to be best-selling crime author, Ross Farrell, whose work is grounded in
gritty reality rather than happy endings, Eloise is determined to concentrate on her tapestry design
business and her rescue dog, Gracie. She's already given up on knights in shining armour and happy ever afters.
Love, she thinks, is only true in fairy tales - even when Ross keeps appearing just when she needs help most.
But is he the Prince Charming she thought didn't exist - or is he a beast in disguise?
ANNIE BURROWS, LOUISE ALLEN AND SOPHIA JAMES
ONCE UPON A REGENCY CHRISTMAS
pb and e book
Harlequin Mills & Boon
Trio of Regency novellas, featuring lots of snow, heroes in disguise, and the odd turkey...
LITTLE GIRL LOST
Traditional Paperback release
When Tia Walsh rides into the small town of Coorah Creek on a Harley-Davidson,
Sergeant Max Delaney senses that everything about her spells trouble.
Tia's trouble is not all of her own making, and her dangerous past is hot on her heels.
But when a little girl goes missing in the harsh outback, nothing else matters except finding her safe ...
THE NIGHTSHIFT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Harlequin/Mills & Boon
All through the hospital…magic was stirring
It may be Christmas, but Dr Kate McGann would prefer to bury her head in her work than celebrate. Until her estranged husband Dr Josh West strides into the ER, turning heads, and making her heart flip. Two years ago their world and dreams ended, and they had to part. But Josh vowed never to stop fighting for his wife, and with the clock about to strike midnight, he knows he has one last chance to heal Kate’s heart…one kiss under the mistletoe at a time. Christmas Eve Magic. Reunited on the night before Christmas!
MINCE PIES AND MISTLETOE AT THE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Paperback and e-book
Simon and Schuster
Christmas has arrived in the town of Wynbridge and it promises mince pies, mistletoe and a whole host of seasonal joy. Ruby has finished with university and is heading home for the holidays to save up for her trip around the world in January. Against her father’s wishes, she takes on a stall at the local market, and sets about making it the best Christmas market stall ever. There’ll be bunting and mistletoe and maybe even a bit of mulled wine. But with a new retail park just opened on their doorstep, the market is under threat. So together with all the other stallholders, Ruby devises a plan to make sure that Wynbridge is the first port of call for everyone’s Christmas shopping needs.
The only thing standing in her way is Ruby’s ex, Steve. It’s pretty hard to concentrate on saving the world when he works on the stall opposite, especially when she realises that her feelings for him are still there…
This Christmas make time for some winter sparkle – and see who might be under the mistletoe this year…
THE HOLIDAY SWAP
paperback, available through all good retailers - including Amazon
3rd November 2016
Two women, two very different lives – one perfect solution to escape festive heartbreak!
Tucked away in the idyllic English countryside, Daisy Fischer’s cosy little cottage has always been her safe haven. But when her completely dependable boyfriend issues her an ultimatum, Daisy realises there’s a whole world out there she’s missing out on.
Florence Cortes’s life couldn’t be better – gorgeous apartment right on the beach, fabulous job and dreamy boyfriend, or so she thought. Suddenly, Flo’s life isn’t so perfect after all. When the girls house swap for the holidays, it’s not long before Daisy is being distracted by sun, sea and sexy Javier while Flo finds herself snowbound for Christmas with only handsome neighbour Hugo and a house full of animals to keep her company. Love actually does seem to be all around this Christmas, but in the places Flo and Daisy least expect to find it…
SAVED BY THE FIREFIGHTER
How can she forgive him for what he didn't do? Photographer Izzy Cooper feels as frozen as her pictures. Trent Palmer might be the hottest firefighter in Templeton Cove,
but she can never face him again. Not after he failed to save her brother. But when they're forced together by a calendar shoot, the sparks between them are undeniable. Izzy knows it's not fair to blame Trent for the tragedy, but opening herself up to loss again isn't something she's prepared to do, no matter how determined Trent is to show her that pain is part of life and that love — their love, can make any suffering bearable.
THE SAXON OUTLAW'S REVENGE
Trad pub, print
'At the mercy of her enemy!
Abducted by Saxon outlaws, Constance Arnaud comes face to face with Aelric,
a Saxon boy she once loved. He’s now her enemy, but Constance must reach out
to this rebel and persuade him to save her life as she once saved his…
Aelric is determined to seek vengeance on the Normans who destroyed his family.
Believing Constance deserted him, he can never trust her again. Yet, as they are thrown together and their longing for each other reignites, will Aelric discover that love is stronger than revenge?'
CHRISTMAS IN MELTDOWN
Large print Linford Romance Library
F A Thorpe Publishing
When her assistant suddenly quits, struggling bistro owner Lucy is filled with despair.
Top chef James rides to the rescue - but Lucy fears he's hijacking her menus as swiftly
as he’s stealing her heart.
NO MORE LIES
Paperback and e-book
3rd November 2016
Final book in the George-and-Finn YA romance and mystery trilogy.
A winter stay on a community farm in the Scottish Highlands, problems with Finn’s family, strange dogs turning up on the doorstep - it's time for George and Finn to tell the truth about their feelings and move forward.
But will that be together or apart?
STELLA'S CHRISTMAS WISH
Black & White Publishing
3RD November 2016
Six days before Christmas a family crisis brings Stella home
to the Scottish Borders, and the man she left behind.
HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY
e-pub and paper
There’s no place like Marietta, Montana for the holidays, and retired Marine, Lane Scott has finally, reluctantly, returned home… Only to run into a sweet and sexy woman from his past, Felicity Danvers, who is running away from her Christmas loving momma. Lane can’t resist playing the hero and sweeping Felicity out of town. He vows he’ll do everything he can to make this holiday special for her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer and overcome any obstacle - but can they both trust that it’s not just Christmas magic bringing them together?
APRIL AND MAY
For Rose and Tom romance was over as soon as it started, due to disapproving families.
When they meet again in Constantinople, Rose must overcome her resentment to work with Tom on a top secret document. Both Tom and the Turkish minister, Kerim Pasha, attempt to win her. Danger follows them even in London and all the while Rose struggles to decide if she can ever give up her hard won independence.
WILLOW COTTAGE Part Two: Christmas Cheer
Part two of a cosy and heartwarming seasonal romance, perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley.
Beth is running away. With her young son Leo to protect, Willow Cottage is the lifeline she so desperately needs. Overlooking the village green in a beautiful Cotswolds idyll, Beth sees a safe place for little Leo.When she finally uncovers the cottage from underneath the boughs of a weeping willow tree, Beth realises this is far more of a project than she bargained for and the locals are more than a little eccentric! A chance encounter with gruff Jack, who appears to be the only male in the village under thirty, leaves the two of them at odds but it’s not long before Beth realises that Jack has hidden talents
that could help her repair more than just Willow Cottage. Over the course of four seasons, Beth realises that broken hearts can be mended, and sometimes love can be right under your nose… Willow Cottage is part of a serialized novel told in four parts, following the journey of Beth and her new life in the Cotswolds. The full book will be out next June, but for now, enjoy Willow Cottage seasonally!
29th November 2016
Lady Caroline (Callie) Sutton has known Nathan, heir to the Dukedom of Craven all of her life. His family’s estate borders that of her own family and he is best friend to her brother, James. Her childhood has been idyllic brought up away from the restrictions and trials of society. As she grows from child to maiden, the feelings between herself and Nathan change. A touch, a smile and a kiss, promise future happiness.
When he leaves to tour the Americas with James, there is an unspoken agreement between them. “I will catch you, I will keep you and I will love you,” he said softly for her alone to hear. Can anything prevent this love?
Ramjam Publishing Company
25th November 2016
Handsome young chef, Zach Docherty is feeling the heat.
Following an exposé in a national newspaper, his fiancée, Poppy Dunlop, has broken their engagement. Heartbroken at the thought of life without Poppy, Zach drowns his sorrows and when his agent suggests that Zach becomes a contestant in a reality TV show, Jungle Survival, he reluctantly agrees. Plunged deep into the jungle, with a bizarre mix of talent and trials, Zach meets glamour model, Cleo Petra, and the cameras go crazy. Will Zach survive and be crowned Jungle King? Or will his latest exploits push Poppy further away...
RETURN TO KILCRAIG
E-pub, Paperback to follow
The Scottish village of Kilcraig seems the ideal retreat after Christy Morrison’s recent trauma. Until the threats begin. Can she trust her heart and allow herself to fall in love again?
A YEAR OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS
E-book (and print to follow)
From the heat of the Mediterranean to the heart of Scotland…
When a Mediterranean princess goes missing, Lizzie Smith is forced to take on the acting job of her life. Her bodyguard, Léon, is her only confidant – but when danger strikes, whose side is he on?
Self-published (previously hardback with Hale)
1st November 2016
Caroline Fortune wants to train horses and be left alone.
Lord Alexander Rothwell wants to disprove Newmarket chicanery and return to London they are both distinctly put out
Self published on Kindle & paperback
Max is running. From jail, from hunger, and from the hard labour that awaits on the Zeta Secunda Mining Corps' stinking land trains. Riley is running. From terrible shame in the past, from dark secrets in the present, and from the Service who have very definite ideas
about officers who abscond to join pirate crews. The starship Eurydice could mean their salvation. But the unknowable Captain Orpheus could betray them both at any minute.
When a terrible plot is uncovered and loyalties are tested, Max and Riley face losing everything… even each other.
RED ROSES and other romantic stories
Self-published Kindle ebook and CreateSpace paperback
Available on Amazon
Published on 1st November 2016
A collection of sixteen previously published and new short stories by Evelyn Orange, all woven with the theme of romance. Love, loss, friendship and rivalry are explored in stories set in different eras, including contemporary, late 20th century, Edwardian times and World War I.