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Say Hello, Kiss Goodbye by Jacquelyn Middleton is a globe-hopping contemporary romance that revolves around two lovers who struggle to put their time together behind them and move on with their personal lives and professional careers…As steamy as it is heart-warming. Read review.
The Land Steward’s Daughter by Becky Michaels delivers an immersive Regency romance between Lord William, the second son of an Earl, and Elaina, a woman of lower social status who has been Will’s close friend since childhood. This is an engaging Regency tale with a strong message about love, marriage and family obligation. Read review.
They Will be Coming for Us by Kim Catanzarite holds readers spellbound as it straddles several genres. First and foremost, it’s a love story. But it’s set in a science fiction narrative and reads like a thriller, even though there’s no violence. As it skillfully blends genres, the book offers both quality writing and an irresistible story. Read review.
Life in the Chastity Zone by Holly Brandon is the first in a romance series starring protagonist Chastity “Chase” Morgan, a smart, funny, tightly-wound, 30-year-old doctoral student in structural engineering. Lovers of chick lit and romance looking for a new character to follow will enjoy Chase’s humor, intelligence, and quirky take on life. Read review.
The Pruning by Ora Murphy follows Ruth Anasco in her struggle to find her roots and establish an identity for herself and her children. It’s an irresistible read for anyone attracted to the theme of identity interlaced with a soul-stirring romance. Read review.
This Day is Ours by Gretchen Jeannette is set in Philadelphia during the American Revolution and follows an elegant noblewoman who is engaged to an aristocrat. All the aspects of the novel—characterization, dialogue, setting, and pace—are skillfully brought together to create an immersive love story that transports readers back to fascinating times. Read review.
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