Miranda Liasson’s SEASHELL HARBOR SERIES BOOK ONE, in which a heartbroken PR specialist returns home to her East Coast beach town to heal, only to find she must battle her first love, a football player dealing with a career-ending injury, who wants to reboot his career by turning her grandmother’s dog-boarding business into a sports bar, in a 3-book deal.
Mia Manansala’s LOVE, LOSS, AND LUMPIA, an #OwnVoices Filipino-themed culinary cozy mystery, in which a young woman returns to her small Midwestern town to escape a failed relationship, only to have to deal with her family’s declining restaurant, a gaggle of matchmaking aunties, and her jerk high school sweetheart who has the bad taste to die in her family restaurant, in a 3-book deal.
Lea Geller’s UNTITLED novel, in which accidentally pregnant Bells Walker is forced to relocate from Manhattan to the Hudson Valley with her husband and two adolescent children, where she begins to blog anonymously about life in Dutchess County, but when the “County Dutchess” goes viral, Bells has to learn that the best story is not what’s happening to other people.
Peter Economy’s WAIT, I’M WORKING WITH WHO?!?, presents 9 proven strategies for dealing with bad bosses, toxic team members, and other problem people at work.
Kristen Lepionka’s ONE OF THOSE GIRLS, pitched as Mary Kubrick meets Tana French’s THE SECRET PLACE, which unfolds through the POVs of three women affected by a teen girl’s disappearance after a haunted hayride—a former teen mom turned police detective investigating the case, a high school choir director whose husband may know too much about what happened that night, and the missing teen herself.
Violetta Rand’s THE HIGHLANDER’S WITCH, first in a three-book series, set in the Jacobean era, where three free-spirited, independent sisters find love and safety with Highlanders who appreciate the unconventional women.
Jacqueline Frost’s third book in the CHRISTMAS TREE FARM MYSTERIES, in which amateur sleuth and newly appointed inn keeper, Holly White, discovers the body of a snarky B&B critic during the grand opening of her family’s new inn and dons her sleuthing cap to save Christmas once more.
Dr. Paria Hassouri FOUND IN TRANSITION, in which a pediatrician mother grapples with her teenager’s transition, she goes through stages of anger, denial, grief, and finally acceptance, while simultaneously being forced to re-examine her own past and identity, undergoing her own transformation and discovering the true meaning of mothering with unconditional love.
Jennifer Snow’s ALASKA NOVELLA, in which returning home to Wild River for her best friend’s wedding, a woman gets her own second chance at happily ever after…but first they need to find the bride.
Carrie Nichols’s next four entries in the Small-Town Sweethearts series about finding love and second chances in a small Vermont town.