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September 15, 2016 BOOKLIST
Find more Top 10 Romance Fiction
The Accidental Bride. By Christina Skye. 2012. Harlequin, paper, $7.99 (9780373776597).
Jilly loves being a chef, but the stress is killing her. Off she goes to the Lost Creek Resort in Wyoming for a calming knitting retreat, but instead, she meets Walker Hale.
Any Duchess Will Do. By Tessa Dare. 2013. Avon, paper, $5.99 (9780062240125).
With just one day to select a bride, the future Duchess of Halford, Griffin chooses serving girl Pauline, as RITA Award–winning Dare continues her sparkling and sexy Spindle Cove series.
Cowboy Take Me Away. By Jane Graves. 2013. Forever, paper, $7.99 (9781455515196).
Graves launches a new series with this charming, emotionally rich novel about the return to Rainbow Valley, Texas, of champion bull rider Luke Dawson and Shannon North, who left her big-city career to run a no-kill animal shelter.
Dream Eyes. By Jayne Ann Krentz. 2013. Putnam, $26.95 (9780399158957).
Gwen knows Evelyn was murdered because Evelyn told Gwen so herself. Now Gwen needs an expert paranormal investigator, and Judson Coppersmith fits the bill. Witty and imaginative Krentz creates a perfect fusion of suspense and romance.
For Better, for Worse. By Elizabeth Jeffrey. 2013. Severn, $28.95 (9780727883018).
After army captain John dies in WWI, his widow, pregnant Stella, a commoner, is overwhelmed by her Machiavellian in-laws and the grandeur of their estate. Downton Abbey fans will enjoy Jeffrey’s smart, compelling novel.
The Marrying Season. By Candace Camp. 2013. Pocket, paper, $7.99 (9781451639520).
After praying to St. Dwynwen, the Welsh saint of love, Genevieve becomes engaged, but he proves to be unworthy, and her brother’s best friend steps in. Will this merely be a marriage of propriety?
A Most Peculiar Circumstance. By Jen Turano. 2013. Bethany, paper, $14.99 (9780764210198); e-book, $14.99 (9781441261519).
Wherever fearless suffragist Arabella Beckett goes, trouble follows. This time, she’s sprung from jail by handsome Theodore Wilder, a famous private eye and pigheaded chauvinist. Turano’s madcap battle of the sexes bubbles with humor.
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover: The Second Rule of Scoundrels.
By Sarah MacLean. 2013. Avon, paper, $7.99 (9780062068538).
Scientist Philippa needs a man skilled in the art of seduction to help her prepare for her wedding to Lord Castledon, so she tracks down England’s most infamous rake in MacLean’s scintillating romance.
The Prayer Box. By Lisa Wingate. 2013. Tyndale, $19.99 (9781414388250); paper, $15.99 (9781414386881); e-book, $15.99 (9781414387215).
On the run from a powerful, abusive ex-husband, Tandi finds refuge in a deserted caregiver’s cottage on Hatteras Island, where she discovers the deceased owner’s prayer boxes.
A Wedding in Springtime. By Amanda Forester. 2013. Sourcebooks/Casablanca, paper, $6.99 (9781402271786).
Genie, fresh from the country for her debut, fails to maintain the proper decorum in Forester’s ebullient Regency romance featuring a scheming dowager duchess and her spinster business partner, a spy, a lovable street rat, and a Fagin-like villain.
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