Category Archives: Contemporary

Austenland by Shannon Hale

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Austenland by Shannon Hale

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Release Date: May 29, 2007

Publisher: Bloomsbury

ISBN: 9781596912861

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance / Regency

Series: Austenland, Book One

About the Book:

Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Read the rest of this entry

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The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson

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The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson

34020268The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson

Release Date: September 5, 2017

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800722708

Genre: Fiction / Christmas / Novella

About the Book:

When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby’s father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant’s paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don’t know that she–or their grandson–exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her relationship with their son? Or could the celebration of the arrival of another unexpected baby nearly two thousand years ago be the answer to her dilemma?
Beloved author Melody Carlson pens a story of love, hardship, and reconciliation that will leave readers filled with Christmas joy. Read the rest of this entry

The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

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The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

34460584The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

Release Date: November 7, 2017

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718078096

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance / Literary

About the Book:

After years of following her best friend’s lead, Mary Davies finds a whimsical trip back to Austen’s Regency England paves the way towards a new future. Read the rest of this entry

Season of Deception by Sara Jane Jacobs

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Season of Deception by Sara Jane Jacobs

36048772Season of Deception by Sara Jane Jacobs

Release Date: August 7, 2017

Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

Series: The Seasons, Book Two

Be sure to check out my review of the previous book in the series, Season of Hope.

About the Book:

Phoebe Garrison will stop at nothing to steer her niece, Amanda Jarvis, away from the newly discovered affections of her childhood friend, Tyler Armstrong, His Navy SEAL career path is a far cry from the high-society lifestyle Phoebe envisions for Amanda. And when billionaire J.E. Bridwell tries to protect Amanda from her aunt’s controlling nature, Phoebe doesn’t miss the opportunity to use his interference to her advantage. She comes up with a plan that is sure to break Amanda’s devotion to Tyler, sending her right into a future with one of the world’s wealthiest bachelors and giving Amanda the kind of life Phoebe feels that she deserves. Read the rest of this entry

One Enchanted Noël by Melissa Tagg

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One Enchanted Noël by Melissa Tagg

36499257One Enchanted Noël by Melissa Tagg

Release Date: November 21, 2017

Publisher: Larkspur Press

Genre: Fiction / Novella / Christmas / Contemporary / Romance

Series: Enchanted Christmas Collection, Book Three

Be sure to check out my review of the first book in the Enchanted Christmas Collection, One Enchanted Christmas.

About the Book:

Secrets, Sparks, and Second Chances…a Heartwarming Holiday Romance 

Seb Pierce isn’t exactly a cowboy, but after fifteen years on a ranch in Texas, he might as well be. And he’d do just about anything to keep the rancher who took him in so many years ago from losing his land…including returning to the wealthy roots he’s long since abandoned. Seb agrees to work for his stern grandfather for one year in return for an early draw on his inheritance. But he never expected the agreement to land him in a quirky small town in Iowa at Christmas-time, renovating a dilapidated theater…and running into a woman he never thought he’d see again. She might not remember him, but he remembers her. Read the rest of this entry

One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg

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One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg

27823083One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg

Release Date: December 8, 2015

Publisher: Larkspur Press

Genre: Fiction / Novella /Christmas / Contemporary / Romance

Series: Enchanted Christmas Collection, Book One

About the Book:

Last December, mystery author Maren Grant had the most perfect night of her life. On a glimmering winter evening, she got to watch the photo shoot for her very first book and ended up on a magical date with the cover model himself—Colin Renwycke.  Read the rest of this entry

All of You by Sarah Monzon

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All of You by Sarah Monzon

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Release Date: May 15, 2017

Publisher: Radiant Publications

ISBN: 978-1944638030

Genre: Contemporary / Romance / Historical Fiction

Series: Carrington Family, Book Two

About the Book:

Maryland, Present Day

Jacqueline Rogers can rebuild anything…except the shambles of her past. A restorer of vintage planes, she’s worked hard to earn the reputation of being one of the guys. The last thing she needs is a former Navy pilot fighting his own inner demons stepping in to defend her from dangers she thought she’d outrun long ago. Some battles must be fought alone. Read the rest of this entry

Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh

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Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh

34659044Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh

Release Date: September 19, 2017

Publisher: Waterfall Press

ISBN: 978-1542045636

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

About the Book:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Courtney Walsh returns with a hopeful and emotional new book about seizing second chances, finding yourself, and forging your own path.

Beth Whitaker isn’t supposed to be a small-town girl. She’s always dreamed of leaving Willow Grove, Illinois, for the big city, but she feels trapped, struggling to make up for a mistake that’s haunted her for years. Just when Beth is finally ready to break free, her sister impulsively buys a beloved but run-down farm on the outskirts of town, and she begs Beth to help with the restoration. Reluctantly, Beth agrees to help—and puts her own dreams on hold once again. Read the rest of this entry

Colors of Christmas by Olivia Newport

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Colors of Christmas by Olivia Newport

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About the Book

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Name of book: Colors of Christmas

Author: Olivia Newport

Genre: Contemporary Christmas

Release Date: October 1, 2017

Christmas in Blue
Angela just wants Christmas to be over. Instead, she finds herself in charge of the town’s celebration, and everything goes from bad to worse. Can she rescue Christmas for the town—and herself?

Christmas in Gold
When eighty-year-old Astrid moves into an assisted living community and meets a young woman on the brink of despair, she resolves to stir up Christmas hope one more time. Read the rest of this entry

Lu. by Beth Troy

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Lu. by Beth Troy

35489699Lu. by Beth Troy

Release Date: June 21, 2017

Publisher: Kingsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781548131463

Genre: Contemporary

About the Book:

“There’s great hope where the road meets the sky – maybe even an answer. But this road leads home. Just home. I thought I’d finished writing that story years ago, but then yesterday’s story happened – the one about the boy who cheats and the girl who leaves.”  Read the rest of this entry