Never in a million years did I expect to EVER discuss romance novels and become excited for new ones to be released, but here I am.
I read ONE Christmas book that was (of course) a romance novel, and I am HOOKED.
Of course, I will NEVER put a romance before a suspense book, but I am getting there! To be fair, I will probably read more romance through winter and then never pick up another until the cold returns next year. Just me? It must be the holidays!
As for book releases, I can say I am MORE excited for the December releases than I am for November. But, these are still going to be good! Although, I will probably have like 10 on my December release post, which I am already making!
Get your wallets ready! Some of these I believe will be SO GOOD.
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A Match Made In Venice by Leonie Mack
Release Date: November 9th, 2021
I can’t quite figure out if this will be a hit or miss, but we will find out!
To be honest, I can’t say I am SUPER excited to read this. I may not even get around to it this Christmas season because of how many I WANT to read.
I was drawn to this one because of the Christmas spirit, VENICE, and a romance.
I think a romance novel IN VENICE could be GOOD. I am just not sure after reading the description if I would be super into it.
What do you think?
When pragmatic, sensible and resolutely single Deirdre York (Didi to her friends) is sent to Venice to work she is determined to not be taken in by romantic cliches. Winter in the floating city may be breathtakingly beautiful, but she’s here with a clear purpose and will not let the magic of Venice distract her.
Piero Zanetti is the epitome of the handsome yet tortured artist. Heart-broken by the end of his love affair with a glamorous opera singer, he has lost his ability to work, and his inspiration has drained away, along with his zest for life.
But Didi needs Piero working – she has been tasked with commissioning him to do a glass centerpiece for a luxury department store Christmas display – some how Didi has to cheer Piero up or at least find him a new muse…
As Didi and Piero slowly become friends, and as Venice starts to melt Didi’s heart and gently nudge Piero out of the blues, something special begins to happen. Can Venice – the City of Love – work a Christmas miracle and help Didi and Piero to find their happiness at last…
Just Haven’t Met You Yet by Sophie Cousens
Release Date: November 9th, 2021
Of the five books I have on this list, this is probably the one I am MOST excited for!
I say this because the description doesn’t give too much away and leaves me wanting to read!
I can’t stand a book that I already KNOW what is basically going to happen minus the tiny details (AKA keep reading). It leaves me with SLIGHT anxiety just anticipating what is to come. Although, I still read them anyway.
Hopeless romantic and lifestyle reporter Laura’s business trip to the Channel Islands isn’t off to a great start. After an embarrassing encounter with the most attractive man she’s ever seen in real life, she arrives at her hotel and realizes she’s grabbed the wrong suitcase from the airport. Her only consolation is its irresistible contents, each of which intrigues her more and more. The owner of this suitcase is clearly Laura’s dream man. Now, all she has to do is find him.
Besides, what are the odds that she’d find The One on the same island where her parents first met and fell in love, especially as she sets out to write an article about their romance? Commissioning surly cab driver Ted to ferry her around seems like her best bet in both tracking down the mystery suitcase owner and retracing her parents’ footsteps. But as Laura’s mystery man proves difficult to find- and as she uncovers family secrets- she may have to reimagine the life, and love, she always thought she wanted.
Never Fall for Your Fiancé by Virginia Heath
Release Date: November 9th, 2021
As I said before, I am not too into reading books that the descriptions give it ALL away. This one did just that. We are just missing the tiny details!
With that being said, I will still read this book!
A fake engagement will ALWAYS come with some drama. We are also missing the tiny details of how the story plays out.
Although I will eventually read this, I can’t say it is at the TOP of my list. But, if you are allll caught up on your reading, here ya go!
The last thing Hugh Standish, Earl of Fareham, ever wants is a wife. Unfortunately for him, his mother is determined to find him one, even from across the other side of the ocean. So, Hugh invests a fake fiancee to keep his mother’s matchmaking ways at bay. But when Hugh learns his interfering mother is on a ship bound of England, he realizes his complicated, convoluted but convenient ruse is about to implode. Until he collides with a beautiful woman, who might just be the miracle he needs.
Minerva Merriwell has had to struggle to support herself and her two younger sisters ever since their feckless father abandoned them. Work as a woodcut engraver is few and far between, and the Merriwell sisters are nearly penniless. So, when Hugh asks Minerva to pose as his fiancee while his mother is visiting, she knows that while the scheme sounds ludicrous, the offer is too good to pass up.
Once Minerva and her sisters arrive at Hugh’s estate, of course, nothing goes according to his meticulous plan. As hilarity and miscommunication ensue, while everyone tries to keep their tangled stories straight, Hugh and Minerva’s fake engagement starts to turn into a real romance. But can they trust each other, when their relationship started with a lie?
A Special Cornish Christmas by Phillipa Ashley
- Holiday- Christmas
Release Date: November 11th, 2021
The few reviews that there are of this book (influencers who get sent books before release) are VERY positive. To be honest, I was skeptical just because of the title and book cover.
Who doesn’t love a good Christmas book?
I have SO many books I want to read for Christmas I may not even get through them if I don’t start now.
I am excited for this one for a few reasons:
- Christmas, duh.
- The description is short which lets my imagination run wild! I will HAVE to read the book to really know what happens.
- What happened last December that Bo needs to forget about?
- How does this so ‘fate’ enter Bo’s life?
This Christmas everything is about to change…
When Bo Grayson and her friends meet a mysterious fortune teller, she gives each woman the same prediction. You will meet the love of your life by Christmas Day.
But Bo quickly dismisses this as nonsense. And with the festive season in full swing, she has plenty to keep her busy: creating the seasonal menu for her Boatyard Cafe, getting her rock and roll dance group ready for their Christmas show- and avoiding thinking about last December, when her fortune took a turn for the worse…
Besides, she definitely isn’t ready to open her heart again. But will fate- and perhaps a sprinkle of Christmas magic- change her mind?
Everything We Didn’t Say by Nicole Baart
Release Date: November 2nd, 2021
FINALLY, a new thrill/suspense book, MY FAVS.
I won’t be reading this one anytime soon because of the Christmas season and my stack of books, but I will be reading this ASAP once I am ready!
Who killed the couple?
The end of the book description has me thinking it is someone VERY close to Juniper. Why else would the truth destroy her?
I am just excited to read how this one plays out.
Juniper Baker had just graduated from high school and was deep in the throes of a summer romance when Cal and Beth Murphey, a childless couple who lived on a neighboring farm, were brutally murdered. When her younger brother became the prime suspect, June’s world collapsed and everything she loved that summer fell away. She left, promising never to return to tiny Jericho, Iowa.
Until now. Officially, she’s back in town to help an ill friend manage the local library. But really, she’s returned to repair her relationship with her teenage daughter, who’s been raised by Juniper’s mother and stepfather since birth- and to solve the infamous Murphy murders once and for all. She knows the key to both lies in the darkest secret of that long ago summer night, one that’s haunted her for nearly fifteen years.
As history begins to repeat itself and a dogged local true crime podcaster start delving into the murders, the race to the truth puts past and present on a dangerous collision course. Juniper lands back in an all-too-familiar place with the answers to everything finally in her sights, but this time it’s her daughter’s life that hands in the balance. Will revealing what really happened mean a fresh start? Or will the truth destroy everything Juniper loves for a second time?
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