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By Diane Brown. 2023
A Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Seen on the Today Show&“If you like Practical Magic… you will love Black Candle…Women.&” —Jenna Bush HagerNamed a Best Book of the Month by: Shondaland, MS. Magazine, TODAY.com, Reader&’s Digest, Katie Couric Media, AARP Sisters, Goodreads, BookRiotA warm and wry family drama with a magical twist about four generations of Black women, a family love curse, and the secrets they keep for and from each other over one very complicated yearGenerations of Montrose women—Augusta, Victoria, Willow—have always lived together in their quaint California bungalow. They keep to themselves, never venture far from home, and their collection of tinctures and spells is an unspoken bond between them. But when young Nickie Montrose brings home a boy for the first time, their quiet lives are thrown into disarray.For the family has withheld a crucial secret from Nickie all these years: any person a Montrose woman falls in love with will die. Their surprise guest forces each woman to reckon with her own past choices and mistakes. And as new truths about the curse emerge, they're set on a collision course dating back to 1950s New Orleans&’s French Quarter—where a hidden story in a mysterious book may just hold the answers they seek in life and in love…&“Richly imagined and elegantly told, with plenty of satisfying secrets, heartaches, and twists.&”—Sadeqa Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of The House of Eve, a Reese's Book Club Pick&“Propulsive and poignant, Black Candle Women concocts an intoxicating potion of warmth, wisdom, and wonder.&” —Ava DuVernay
By Milly Johnson. 2018
From the Sunday Times bestselling author, The Mother of All Christmases is a gorgeous read full of love, life, laughter, a few tears…- and crackers!&‘The feeling you get when you read a Milly Johnson book should be bottled and made available on the NHS&’ Debbie JohnsonEve Glace - co-owner of the theme park Winterworld - is having a baby and her due date is a perfectly timed 25th December. And she&’s decided that she and her husband Jacques should renew their wedding vows with all the pomp that was missing the first time. But growing problems at Winterworld keep distracting them … Annie Pandoro and her husband Joe own a small Christmas cracker factory, and are well set up and happy together despite life never blessing them with a much-wanted child. But when Annie finds that the changes happening to her body aren&’t typical of the menopause but pregnancy, her joy is uncontainable. Palma Collins has agreed to act as a surrogate, hoping the money will get her out of the gutter in which she finds herself. But when the couple she is helping split up, is she going to be left carrying a baby she never intended to keep?Annie, Palma and Eve all meet at the &‘Christmas Pudding Club&’, a new directive started by a forward-thinking young doctor to help mums-to-be mingle and share their pregnancy journeys. Will this group help each other to find love, contentment and peace as Christmas approaches? 'Full of love and laughter' Daily Express 'Full of characters you can identify with and an uplifting sense of warmth' Debbie Johnson &‘Johnson is a bona fide commercial blockbuster author and her latest offering is a treat … a properly juicy novel' Grazia &‘Always rooted in the deep issues that shape and shake women&’s lives … Sprinkled with festive cheer&’ The Lady'Brings love, life and laughter' Yours 'A festive-themed, big-hearted feast bursting with love, laughter, tears, a cast of characters that readers will love as much as their own best friends' Lancashire Post 'Every time you discover a new Milly book, it&’s like finding a pot of gold' heat
By Karen Dickson. 2021
A wartime family saga, perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Val Wood Shaftesbury, 1936. Mansfield House Hotel has…been a refuge for Emily ever since she was orphaned at the age of 16. Not only did they give her employment as a chambermaid, but it&’s also where she met her fiancé Tom. When theatre agent Roland stays at the hotel and hears Emily singing, he is determined to take her away to Bristol and make her a star. But knowing she'd never leave her fiancé, he hatches a plan to get Emily away from Tom. Six years later, Emily has made a name for herself as 'The Bristol Songbird'. Her love for Tom is still as strong as ever, but she's not heard from him since that fateful night so long ago. And with the world enveloped in a war, it seems unlikely the two will ever meet again. Will Emily and Tom ever find their way back to one another? Or will the war – and Roland – succeed in keeping them apart? Praise for Karen Dickson: &‘A compelling saga that will hold you fast from the first page to the last. Loved it&’ VAL WOOD, author of The Lonely Wife 'This rollercoaster of a novel draws you in from the first page… I devoured this in one sitting and look forward to more from this author. In short a gem of a read' FIONA FORD, author of Wartime at Liberty's 'A delight to read... Lily Hayter is a wonderful heroine whose resilience and integrity shine through as she struggles to claim a life of her choosing and find a family. At the heart of the story is a warmth and humanity that makes it a truly uplifting read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was sorry when I reached the end because I wanted to linger in Dickson&’s world. I eagerly await more from Karen Dickson' VICKI BEEBY, author of The Ops Room Girls &‘An exciting, fresh and talented new voice – a five-star read!&’ CAROL RIVERS, author of Molly&’s Christmas Orphans'The characters in this novel are so believable that I cared deeply about them from the first chapter. A heartfelt, hopeful account of one young woman&’s fight to keep her child safe when all the odds are against her. Atmospheric and beautifully written' JAN CASEY, author of The Women of Waterloo Bridge
By Anna Kemp. 2022
Fairies are real, but their power is waning . . . Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and discover…the magic of Goblyn Wood, with the first book in a major new fantasy series for fans of Nevermoor and Podkin One-Ear!Are you ready to enter Goblyn Wood . . . ?Hazel has always known she was different, but she doesn&’t know where she came from. When her best friend Pete is kidnapped by strange creatures, she must gather her courage and enter Goblyn Wood, a forest inhabited by fairies. But their magic is being drained away, and Hazel soon realises that her own power is the key to saving both Pete and her new friends. Embarking on an epic journey of discovery, can Hazel restore the balance of the fairy realm?The debut fiction novel from Waterstones prize-shortlisted Anna Kemp – enter this rich and immersive new fantasy world and meet a powerful new hero.
By Laura Martin, Diane Gaston, Helen Dickson, Joanna Johnson, Melissa Oliver. 2023
Step back in time and experience the grandeur and romance of a previous era as Harlequin® Historical brings you two…new full-length titles and three Christmas novellas in one collection!This boxset includes:REGENCY REUNIONS AT CHRISTMASby Diane Gaston, Laura Martin, Helen Dickson(Regency)In The Major&’s Christmas Return, Caroline is reunited with the major who jilted her! In Proposal for the Penniless Lady, is this Isobel&’s second chance with the man she was forced to reject? In Her Duke Under the Mistletoe, Sophie is stunned by the return of her convenient husband…THEIR INCONVENIENT YULETIDE WEDDINGby Joanna Johnson(Regency)Samuel&’s daring rescue of Julia compromises them into marriage! But when she&’s hesitant to trust anyone from her childhood, can he prove he&’s no longer the boy she once knew?THE KNIGHT'S SUBSTITUTE BRIDEBrothers and Rivalsby Melissa Oliver(Medieval)Lord Robert must marry to seal an alliance. Only, the woman at the altar isn&’t who he was promised! And she&’s as reluctant to wed as Robert. But friction soon turns to fire…
By Lauri Robinson, Sarah Mallory, Lotte James. 2023
Step back in time and experience the grandeur and romance of a previous era as Harlequin® Historical brings you three…new full-length titles in one collection!This boxset includes:SNOWBOUND WITH THE BROODING LORDby Sarah Mallory(Regency)Sabrina walked away from her first love, Jack, because she was duty bound to marry for money instead. Now a widow, will she find a way to finally be with him?A LADY ON THE EDGE OF RUINby Lotte R. James(1830s)Since the traumatic events of her first Season, Mary&’s been wary of Society. Now she&’s tempted to let her guard down with charming Italian rogue Luca…AN UNLIKELY MATCH FOR THE GOVERNESSby Lauri Robinson(Victorian)After the young twins Aislinn cares for are orphaned, the governess will do anything to stay with them. Even propose a convenient marriage to their maverick uncle, Luke!
By Louisa George. 2023
Nurse Mia had one passion-filled night with a paramedic. When they reunite three years later, she has a shocking secret…to reveal… Read more in the second story in the Rawhiti Island Medics duet by Louisa George. A secret daughter! A forever family…? Nurse Mia was reeling from a tragedy the night she met guarded paramedic Brin. Their instant chemistry allowed them a moment of freedom from their pain. But after they parted, Mia discovered she was pregnant! Three years later, she&’s unprepared for a shocking reunion with Brin. Their past scars are still raw. Could her life-changing secret offer a fresh start?From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.Rawhiti Island Medics Book 1: Resisting the Single Dad Next DoorBook 2: Reunited by the Nurse's Secret
By Sue MacKay. 2023
Aaron&’s new colleague is completely off-limits…but resisting temptation is easier said than done! Dive into the intensity of Sue MacKay&’s…latest Harlequin Medical Romance story. Just good friends or so much more? To escape a recent trauma, famous ER doc Aaron takes up a residency in Italy. His plan? Keep a low profile and enjoy his anonymity in a sleepy little village. Meeting gorgeous pediatrician Bella is not on the agenda! But widowed Bella is pregnant, so despite their undeniable attraction, Aaron&’s determined to put her firmly in the friend zone. Until the night their desire becomes too intense to resist!From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.
By Marion Lennox. 2023
A carefree doc is about to get the shock of his life when a—undeniably beautiful!—stranger shows up with a baby…in tow… Discover more in Marion Lennox&’s latest story for Harlequin Medical Romance. Carefree bachelor to caring father? Devastated by a tragic loss, Dr. Angus lives life as unattached as possible. Until alluring Dr. Misty arrives on his doorstep with shocking news—her new baby niece…is his daughter! Already overburdened, Misty can&’t raise little Lily alone, so Angus must take responsibility. But protecting his heart is impossible after he and Misty share a passionate kiss! Can this millionaire doc lower his guard…to claim his unexpected family?From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.
By Laura Martin, Diane Gaston, Helen Dickson. 2023
Three festive Regency second-chance romances in one volume'Tis the season…For three reunion romances! In The Major's Christmas Return by Diane Gaston: at her…friend&’s house for Christmas, Caroline&’s shocked her fellow houseguest is Major Nashfield—who left her at the altar! In A Proposal for the Penniless Lady by Laura Martin: Isobel&’s always regretted obeying her father and turning down Thomas&’s proposal. Now that he&’s back for Christmas, is this their second chance? And in Her Duke Under the Mistletoe by Helen Dickson: Sophie is stunned by her convenient husband Tristan&’s return—and their thrilling new attraction… From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.
By Lotte James. 2023
A forbidden romance sizzling with scandal and seductionA passion that could destroy her reputationBut save her heart! Since the traumatic…events of her first Season, Lady Mary Spencer&’s been wary of Society. Tired of feeling angry and bitter, at a seemingly innocuous garden party, she lets her guard down with Luca Guaro. The charming Italian rogue also abhors the ton&’s dictates and becomes a much-needed light in Mary&’s life. A liaison with Luca would be scandalous, so why is she so tempted to head to the brink of ruin…? From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.
By Joanna Johnson. 2023
A Regency marriage of convenience at Christmastime!A wedding they can&’t escapeA Christmas they&’ll never forget! The last person that Samuel…Beresford expected to fish out of a freezing, perilous river was Julia Livingston. The girl who was once an outcast in his village is now a woman and the talk of the ton for her beauty. When his daring rescue compromises them into marriage, but Julia is hesitant to trust anyone from her childhood, can Samuel prove he&’s no longer the boy she knew?From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.
By Melissa Oliver. 2023
Drama abounds in this Medieval bride-swap storyCould the wrong bride…Be right for him after all?For the sake of his family…name, Lord Robert must marry to seal an alliance with an Irish clan. Only, the woman at the altar isn&’t who he was promised! Instead, it&’s her sister, Lady Mairenn! The sharp-tongued Irish beauty is as reluctant to wed as Robert, but as friction turns to fire between them, she&’s further derailing Robert&’s plans for this purely pragmatic arrangement…From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.Brothers and RivalsBook 1: Her Warrior's Surprise Return by Ella MatthewsBook 2: The Knight's Substitute Bride by Melissa Oliver
By Jean Reagan. 2023
Discover all the ways you can love a grandma in this unique and heartwarming story by the New York Times…bestselling creators of How to Babysit a Grandma and How to Babysit a Grandpa.You love Grandma, and Grandma loves you! Love her by: sharing with her, helping her, cheering her on, and, most of all, giving her great big hugs. Celebrate all the moments that can make grandmas feel special and cared for during Valentine's Day and beyond!
By Jesse Sutanto. 2023
A hilariously fresh and romantic send-up to You&’ve Got Mail about a gamer girl with a secret identity and the…online bestie she&’s never met IRL until she unwittingly transfers to his school, from the bestselling author of Dial A for Aunties, The Obsession, and Well, That Was Unexpected.Seventeen-year-old Kiki Siregar is a fabulous gamer girl with confidence to boot. She can&’t help but be totally herself… except when she&’s online.Her secret? She plays anonymously as a guy to avoid harassment from other male players. Even her online best friend—a cinnamon roll of a teen boy who plays under the username Sourdawg—doesn&’t know her true identity. Which is fine, because Kiki doesn&’t know his real name either, and it&’s not like they&’re ever going to cross paths IRL.Until she transfers to an elite private school for her senior year and discovers that Sourdawg goes there, too.But who is he? How will he react when he finds out Kiki&’s secret? And what happens when Kiki realizes she&’s falling for her online BFF?
By Lauri Robinson. 2023
The American West meets Victorian England in this transatlantic romanceThe most unlikely match…might be the best fit! After the young…twins she cares for are orphaned, their governess, Aislinn, will do anything to stay with them. So when their maverick uncle—aristocrat turned rancher—Luke returns to England determined to gain guardianship, she proposes a convenient marriage! As an unexpected connection develops between them, Aislinn begins to long for a real future with Luke. But his home is in Montana… Could it be hers, too? From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.
By Shirley Jump. 2023
A heartwarming story about sisters, falling in love, and discovering life&’s greatest adventures are made with those who matter most by…New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump. The youngest of the three close-knit sisters, Emma Monroe is the family wild child. She&’s never stayed with anything—job, apartment, boyfriend—for long, and she likes it that way. Except lately, her freedom has seemed less like a gift and more like a burden. Maybe that&’s why a yoga retreat in Las Vegas leads to a spur-of-the-moment decision to marry Luke Carter, a man she&’s met exactly three times. The next morning, instead of facing Luke, Emma sneaks back home to Harbor Cove, where she should have nama-stayed in the first place. Still, it shouldn&’t be difficult to annul their hours-long marriage. Except Emma&’s brand-new husband arrives in town to convince her to give them a chance. With the support of her family, can Emma envision a future where her biggest adventures come not from running away but from staying… and risking it all on love?
By Joe Cepeda. 2023
When a boy finds a canteen, he finds his superpower–helping everyone he meets! From Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Winner Joe…Cepeda, this Spanish language ¡Me gusta leer! book is perfect for new readers.Very simple text and fun pictures support comprehension in this delightful story, ideal for emergent Spanish readers and Spanish language learners. Easy to read and brightly illustrated, this is a perfect book for building basic Spanish vocabulary!Other books in this series: I Hop (a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book), Up, I See, and I Dig, featuring the same curious, excited brothers exploring the world around them and celebrating the diversity of everyday life.Los libros ¡Me gusta leer!™ han sido creados tanto por reconocidos ilustradores de libros para niños, como por nuevos talentos, con el propósito de infundir la confianza y el disfrute de la lectura en los pequeños lectores.Queremos que cada nuevo lector diga: &“¡Me gusta leer!&”
By Sarah Mallory. 2023
A Regency reunion to capture your heartWill they forgive each otherBy the time the snow melts…? Years ago, Sabrina walked…away from her first love, Jack, because she was duty bound to marry for money instead. Now a widow, she finds herself back in Jack&’s intoxicating orbit, but he&’s reluctant to trust her again. And it&’s not just the brooding lord who has changed… Marriage has left a painful mark on Sabrina. So when they&’re trapped by a snowstorm, will they find a way to finally be together? From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.
By Brenda Novak. 2023
She&’s not here to make friends. She&’s here to make trouble.With her piercings, tattoos and spiky blond hair, Ellen Truesdale doesn&’t…quite fit in with the other folks in Coyote Canyon—and that&’s just fine with her. She&’s only here to put her father out of business, as payback for abandoning her when she was young.Or is she more interested in finally proving that she was worth keeping?Either way, she&’s struggling to keep her rival well-drilling company afloat. And being a single woman in a male-dominated field has started to take a toll. So when Hendrix Durrant steps in to help, Ellen has no choice but to let him—even though he happens to be her father&’s business partner and therefore her enemy. But the closer she works with him, the more she sees what she&’s been missing…in life and love. And once she lets go of her anger long enough to learn the truth about her past, she might just find the family she&’s always wanted.Coyote CanyonBook 1: Talulah's Back in TownBook 2: The Talk of Coyote CanyonBook 3: The Messy Lives of Jane Tanner