New Releases by Sweet Romance Reads Authors



JANUARY




The Runaway Brides Collection

By Vickie McDonough, et al

What is a woman of the 1800s to do when she feels powerless to choose her own spouse and marry for love—run!
Amy’s home is at stake if she doesn’t marry her neighbor. Delia’s father wants her to marry into a political family. Georgiana is posing as a wealthy man’s wife in order to hide from her groom. Callie is fleeing one wedding and racing to marry a stranger. Emily flees her wedding with the help of a mysterious coachman. Josey’s best friend leaves a letter proposing marriage unanswered in order to elope. Bernadine becomes the ward and pawn of her evil uncle. Seven women facing the marriage altar make the decision to flee, but who can they now trust?
Available: Amazon, B & N, ChristianBook.com  





Seeking Charity
An Inspirational Regency Romance

By Josie Riviera
Will the truth set her free…or keep her forever a prisoner of the past?


When Charity ran away with the Romany Gypsies, she left everything behind. Her name. A way of life constrained by English rules. The punishments her cruel father meted out in the name of God. And the young man who made it all bearable.

Certain things she can’t hide, even in wild, remote Wales. A secret longing for the ease of English life. The wisps of faith that still linger. And her reaction to a handsome face she thought she’d never see again.

Daniel Hayward would recognize that voice anywhere. That unruly, copper-colored hair. Those piercing blue eyes. But what is Charity Weston doing wearing Gypsy garb in Wales…when she died years ago?

For a moment, the grief that never quite left him is transformed into joy. But the walls between them now are built from bricks of culture clashes, bitter memories, and fear. To find his way, Daniel will have to trust as never before that God will guide their hearts home at last.

Does he love the girl she was…or the woman she has become? 

Available on Amazon






DECEMBER




Lone Star Christmas Witness

By Margaret Daley

To protect a child witness 

Lone Star Justice must prevail

With a killer at large, Texas Ranger Taylor Blackburn must safeguard little Ben Markham—the sole survivor of a mass shooting. But allowing Ben and his beautiful aunt, Sierra Walker, into his life is riskier than Taylor imagined. While he can distract Ben with Christmas planning, Taylor can’t ignore how Sierra makes him feel. The only thing harder than protecting them is guarding his own heart…

Available: AmazonBarnes and NobleAppleKobo and Google Play





Beloved Enemy
by Vickie McDonough

As a Union sniper, killing has become easy for Captain Christmas “Chris” Haley. After four long years of fighting against his own countrymen, the once naïve farm boy is now a war hardened soldier whose faith in God is shaken. Chris is ready to set aside his rifle and return to his Kansas farm. But will his family accept the man he’s become—angry and unsure if he still believes in God?

Chris struggles with being home. His mother's pretty caregiver catches his eye and begins to give him a reason to go on each day. In spite of his bitterness, his heart is softening. But what happens when he learns the secret Hannah is keeping?

Available: Amazon



1-800 Christmas

By Josie Riviera

Attorney Desiree Contando can think of only one word to describe her very first home. Disaster. The vintage Queen Anne is beautiful—or will be, in about a thousand years. Certainly not in time to host the family Christmas gathering.

“Disaster” also describes the bad breakup that left her picket-fence vision in tatters. Even the carpenter she’s hired is a reminder of lost dreams—the high school crush who never spared her a passing glance. But she’s a grownup now, perfectly capable of keeping things professional.

Keiran O’Malley is back in Roses, North Carolina, lugging his own shattered dreams of home and family. Until he’s on his feet and ready to open his own Irish pub, serendipity finds him an attic apartment in Desiree’s fixer upper in exchange for his remodeling skills.

Roses is all polished up for the holidays, but nothing outshines the Cinderella beauty who owns the house. The spin of warmth between them is instantaneous…but their broken hearts may not be strong enough to build happiness on, especially when the past shows up to demand its share.
When two hearts get in a jam, it’ll take more than whiskey cake to sweeten the deal.
  
Sale link: Amazon  
Pre-order: Releases on Christmas Day




What Love Is

By Lyn Cote

A secret separates Carly from her mother-who is her father? After surviving a childhood trauma, Carly is driven to test herself, trying to be free of the past she doesn’t understand. As the 1990’s begin-instead of college, Carly does the completely unexpected. She enlists in the army and she’s forced to face a challenge she never could have predicted--war. The Carlyle Women-four generations, each facing the challenges of her time and each harboring her own painful secret~


Her Mr. Miracle

By Donna Fasano

Veronica “Ronnie” Clark has had it up to here with her family. So she shoves her suitcase into the trunk of her car along with that billowy, lacy, monstrosity of a bridal gown and hits the road. Unfortunately, her old Volvo gives out, leaving her stranded on Christmas Eve in the nearly deserted seaside town of Ocean City, Maryland. Oh, boy, does she ever need a miracle!
     
And like Christmas magic, her Mr. Miracle appears. Adam Rone stops to offer her assistance, and once the tow truck drives away with the Volvo, he suggests she stay at Ocean Dreams, the hotel he owns and operates in the tourist town.
     
Ronnie is drawn to the compassionate single dad, and the attraction they feel is undeniable. But when she learns all he’s going through to keep his family together, she can’t bring herself to reveal to him that she’s running from hers. All she wants is for him to take her in his arms and kiss her, but he keeps asking about that stupid wedding dress!


Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KX2SGB4




Second Chance Christmas
Palm Cove Tales

by Kristin Wallace

A delightful holiday story that continues the Palm Cove Tales, with appearances from some of your favorites “Heiress Games” characters. This new series focuses on the family of security expert, Damon Grant.

Ten years ago, Mia Reynolds and Win Barrington spent one magical Christmas together. Until lies and manipulation at the hands of Win’s wealthy family tore them apart, leaving Mia to raise a daughter on her own. Now, both have returned to their hometown of Palm Cove, Florida. Once they uncover the truth about what happened, can Mia and Win rediscover the love they once lost and celebrate a Second Chance Christmas with their daughter?

"This book is so heartwarming….It has twists and turns, emotional uncertainties, and love unconditional. And bringing back the characters from the Heiress Games was priceless. I would give this over 5 stars if I could.” 
Amazon Review

“It was hard to put down (so I didn't). Read it in one sitting. I want more, more, more by this author. No time for eating and living Kristin, your fans await!”
Amazon Review

“This is an exceptional holiday treat.”
Amazon Review

Available: Amazon  itunes  Nook  Kobo



NOVEMBER





The Anonymous Bride



by Vickie McDonough


Luke Davis tells his cousins he'd get married if the right woman ever came along, never imagining the mayhem such a remark would make. For a month later, three mail-order brides arrive, courtesy of his well-meaning, scheming cousins. How will he decide which one is right for him? Widowed boardinghouse owner Rachel Hamilton still loves Luke but never worked up the courage to tell him. Now that three brides have shown up, vying for his hand, Rachel is totally unnerved. What will she do if Luke marries someone else? Will he ever realize that sometimes love is right in front of you?

Available: Amazon



Serendipity, Indiana
Small Town Romance Bundle 3

by Magdalena Scott


Serendipity, Indiana Small Town Romance Bundle 3 contains books 7, 8, and 9 in the series:



A PIECE OF HER SOUL
Sweet romance meets light paranormal. Don’t miss autumn in Serendipity!
ONCE UPON A TIME
Taylor is looking for a new start. Ken made a commitment he won’t break. Neither of them realizes their future began decades in the past.


A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS
Hannah fell for Jacob the first time they met. His bossy brother Michael keeps getting in the way. Losing isn’t an option in her bid to win the cowboy of her dreams.

Available: iBooksKindleKoboNook



To Love Somebody

by Lyn Cote


A child of the sixties, Leigh Sinclair always knows what she wants. So why does her mother Bette always try to hold her back? Leigh senses there must be something behind her mother’s inclination to overprotect her. But her mother will not let go and it builds a wall between them.

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, sets in motion his March on Washington in 1963, no one—least of all, Leigh—could have predicted how this would impact her life. Leigh faces all the challenges of the 1960’s: the Cold War, Vietnam, a turbulent time in the US and worldwide. With the change in women’s rights, she confronts so many new possibilities and choices her grandmother and mother never encountered.

Falling for the wrong man brings Leigh consequences she never envisioned. Falling in love with the right man proves heart-breaking too. Will she never get it right? Then one day the worst Leigh could imagine happens. Who can help her make this turn out right for her and her daughter?
The Carlyle Women-four generations,
each facing the challenges of her time
and each harboring her own painful secret~

https://booksbylyncote.com/SWBS/books-by-lyn/to-love-somebody


A Team Macachek Christmas Anthology

by Jean C. Gordon

Holiday Escape: Bridget O’Brien lost her fiancé to a dangerous job. The last thing she wants is a relationship with another man who willingly puts his life in danger. Motocross racer Luke Foster’s track record with women runs short and no-strings-attached. He’d never seriously pursue a forever-after woman like Bridget. All they want is a holiday week away. But, under the blue Caribbean skies, anything can happen.

A Team Macachek Christmas: Sparks fly from this reunion of motocross racer Jesse Brewster and his ex-girlfriend Lauren Cooper. Being thrown together to plan the race team's Christmas party reignites a flame Lauren thought she'd extinguished. But will Jesse's well-meaning secret Christmas gift compromise the independence Lauren is fighting to establish? Is it the wrong time for their love?

Christmas Pizza to the Rescue: Recently jilted motocross champion Royce Evans plans to make the team Christmas party to show the guys he’s fine. Out-of-work reporter turned pizza deliverer Samantha Linder needs money to pay her sister’s tuition and to re-establish her reporter cred. When a freak winter rainstorm strands them alone, they strike a bargain. But after Sam appears to break that bargain, can even the spirit of Christmas save their blossoming love?


Available: Print & eBook



Sweet Peppermint Kisses 

By Josie Riviera 


There’s no place like home. Until the heart gallops off in an unexpected direction…

Prepare for romance in this heart-warming holiday book brought to you by USA Today bestselling author Josie Riviera.

After Chiara passes her RN license exam, she plans to leave Virginia and return to her beloved Kansas hometown for good. Except her home health client’s handsome brother makes her consider changing her plans.

Between his job, his sister’s injury, and his horse ranch, Vance has no time for Christmas But Chiara’s delight in the season makes him willing to do anything to keep the enchanting smile on her face.

When it comes down to asking her to stay, can he let go of his painful past, throw his heart over the fence, and follow it toward a future together?

Light and sweet, this romance is full of Christmas cheer. Because sometimes the best gifts are hiding right under your heart.
Available: Amazon All other ebook retailers