Thursday, September 9, 2021

Sweet Romantic Mysteries ... by Christine Bush

 Sweet romantic mysteries…

Romance is a genre.

Sweet romance is a sub genre

Sweet Romantic Mystery is a sub sub genre!

Most of the stories I write are sweet romance.  The conflict between the characters might be contradicting goals, or past emotional situations that have put up a barrier.  Their personal lives may have been put on hold by career responsibilities or a variety of other elements that may be a hurdle they need to conquer to find love.

But some of my stories include another ingredient.  There is a mystery in the story.  In these stories, there is an external conflict that is creating danger, suspense, or suspicion, right along with those same internal conflicts in the development of the characters’ romance.

In these books, just as there is no graphic sexual scenes, there is no graphic violence.  Violence may have happened, or may be threatened, but it is not described or enacted in a horrifying way. Sometimes these stories are called “cozy”, with a happily ever after romance woven into the novel.

Do you like reading romantic mysteries?

Here are a few of mine:

Sunny’s Smile 

  Sunny is a doctor on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, trying to incorporate modern medicine and technique into the Navajo traditions for her patients. She strives  to honor her peoples’ beliefs while providing them the best possible medical care.  Benedict Highfield, a wealthy and handsome pilot crashes his Cessna airplane on the reservation.  He knows nothing of her culture, and their worlds collide.  But when someone is threatening the water supply on the rez, they join forces to solve the mystery of what is happening, and begin to join their hearts in the process. 

Cindy’s Prince 

 Cindy lives a simple life as a children’s librarian in Philadelphia, lovingly raising her deceased sister’s two young children.  Prince Highfield’s bossy war hero brother demands that he deliver a package to her.  The task is aggravating, until he lays eyes on the adorable and quirky librarian.  The moment changes his life. Cindy wants no part of the rich young man who belongs more easily at a ritzy country club than the city library.  Prince is determined to change her mind.  When a mystery from the past comes to life, and someone thinks that Cindy is a threat.  When she and the kids are in danger, she becomes willing to accept the help she needs.  Can they work together to solve the mystery and end the fear?

Noah’s Bark

Hope is a small town veterinarian and animal lover.  Caring and kind, she rescues people as well as animals. But when she sees signs that make her suspect that the company across the river is experimenting on animals, she jumps into action, causing quite a stir. But then the Type A CEO of Brandywine Cosmetics arrives in her driveway in his fancy Jaguar,  and sparks fly.  Noah Brandywine knows that he’s NOT the culprit experimenting on animals.  But someone is.  And the only way he’s going to keep the feisty veterinarian off his back is to help her solve the mystery and restore peace to their small town.  But he’s losing his heart in the process…

Are you a mystery lover, too?

Check out these titles and several more romantic mysteries on my web site!

I’d love to hear what you think.

LOVE,  Christine


Christine Bush is a USA Today Bestselling author of romance, romantic mystery, and suspense.  She can be found living in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with her husband and 2 lazy cats, and spending time with her 14 grandchildren.   When she’s not writing, she’s teaching Psychology at a local college, and working with clients in her private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She loves to hear from readers and writers!



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