Homecoming by Heather Justesen

Alanna’s biggest secret is about to unravel when her lost love finally comes home.

Alanna is surprised by the return of her step-brother and former lover, Kyle, when he shows up to work at the newspaper she writes for as the new head photographer.

Unbeknownst to him, they have a daughter from the night before they last saw each other eight years previous.

Can they forgive each other and rekindle the trust and love they once shared?


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Title: Homecoming

Author: Heather Justesen

Publisher: BigWorldNetwork.com

Release Date: May 4, 2012

ISBN: 978-0615638768

Size: 118 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Romance

Four Times the Trouble by Tara Taylor Quinn

Girl trouble. Jacob’s seven-year-old triplets are a handful. Allie is organizing her teacher to death. Jessie is crying in class. Meggie is becoming almost reclusive. Jacob is told what the triplets need is a woman in their lives. But the last thing Jacob needs is to exchange girl trouble for…

Woman trouble. Jacob’s gone that route before. All it did was get his daughters’ hopes up—his hopes up—only to end in disappointment. Maybe the answer is to enlist the help of a friend, someone like his partner, Michelle.…

Big trouble. Unfortunately, what Jacob begins to feel for Michelle is more than just friendship. And while Michelle’s willing to be a surrogate mother to Jacob’s children, it’s going to take a lot of convincing for her to consider the idea of being a wife to him.

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Title: Four Times the Trouble

Author: Tara Taylor Quinn

Publisher: Harlequin Special Releases

Release Date: May 1, 2012


Size: 173 pages, ebook

Genre: Romance

Becoming Bayley by Susan Auten

Bayley Albrecht’s dream is to play soccer on BYU’s South Field. When she is invited to soccer camp the summer before her senior year in high school, she just knows she’s one step closer to her dream. Things get even better when she meets Matt Macauley, the star of the men’s soccer team. When they decide to write each other while Matt is on his mission, Bayley figures her life can’t get any better. But it certainly can get worse . . .

After she receives a minor concussion from playing soccer, Bayley discovers she had a disease called alopecia which causes her to lose her hair. As Bayley struggles to deal with the reality of her baldness she finds herself having to make some tough decisions. Can she still play soccer? Does she even want to? More importantly, should she tell Matt? And will he still want her when she does?

Becoming Bayley is the story of one girl’s journey through self-discovery, of the definition of true love, and of the realization that as a daughter of God, she is of infinite worth.

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Title: Becoming Bailey

Author: Susan Auten

Publisher: Deseret Book

Release Date: May 9, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-60907-196-7

Size: 214 pages, eBook

Genre: Romance

The Wishing Garden by Anita Stansfield

After a tragic car accident claims the life of her husband and one of her adopted twin daughters, Mary Jane Cranford-Bewkes reluctantly moves in with her ailing father. A bigoted and ill-tempered man, he had removed Mary from his will years before when she adopted two Latina girls, and he is cruel to the granddaughter now living in his home. Nonetheless he grants Mary permission to restore her deceased mother’s long-neglected garden to its previous state of beauty.

Mary hires a gardener named Whit Eden, a man with Hispanic heritage and a troubled past who is now a faithful practicing Mormon. Although Whit is much younger than Mary, she finds herself increasingly drawn to him as they work side by side in the overgrown garden, and a surprising yet beautiful future together seems within reach. But when her father is assaulted with a weapon bearing Whit’s fingerprints, prejudice rears its ugly head and threatens to tear the couple apart.

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Title: The Wishing Garden

Author: Anita Stansfield

Publisher: Covenant Communication

Release Date: May 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-1621081203

Size: 227 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Beautiful Beast by Cindy C. Bennett

Calli is cursed by her beauty.

Though she knows it’s cruel, Calli agrees to accompany her friends to Monster House where it is rumored the beast howls at the moon each sunset. When she hears him for the first time, her heart is wrenched by the anguish she hears in the sound.

Facing trespassing charges for her folly, Calli is forced to move into Monster House where she is to befriend the beast. Using the bribery offered by his father to gain some desperately needed money for her father, Calli accepts his terms. Horrified but trapped by her circumstance, Calli steps inside the doors of the great house to face the unknown.

Alex is cursed by his beastliness.

Alex believes Calli has bribed her way into his home in order to get a look at the beast of Monster House, and is determined to hate her. He isn’t prepared as she batters down the hard walls of his soul with her kindness and humor.

Alex allows Calli into his inner sanctum, sharing with her the most private parts of his heart. But when he finds out the truth, will her love be enough to convince him of her true feelings, or will she lose him forever?

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Title: Beautiful Beast (Enchanted Fairytales, Book 1)

Author: Cindy C. Bennett

Publisher: Self

Release Date: April 24, 2012


Size: 94 pages, ebook

Genre: Contemporary Fairytale

Tanned, Toned and Totally Faking It by Whitney Boyd

Mikayla: Cute Canadian college girl turned world-famous, super- sexy pop-star practically overnight. And still figuring out if she belongs in this celebrity wonderland.

Jordan: The only genuine guy in all of L.A. Law student, and extremely attractive. Also happens to hate the Hollywood celebrity scene.

Matt: Stupid, lying, money-loving ex-boyfriend trying to get back into Mikayla’s life and ruin every hope she has with Jordan.

Kurt: Personal trainer, confidant and only true friend Mikayla has in her new life. Questionable fashion sense included.

Cheryl: Completely psychotic manager.

The next three months? Happily ever after with Jordan. Or social and career ruin with no hope of ever finding true love…

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Title: Tanned, Toned and Totally Faking It

Author: Whitney Boyd

Publisher: WiDo

Release Date: April 10, 2012

ISBN: 978-1937178123

Size: 236 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

The Marshal’s Prize by Rebecca Winters

Abandoned as a baby, federal marshal Mitchell Garret doesn’t know his family history, or even his given name. But he’s made an impressive identity for himself: hero, protector, Marine, and most recently, private investigator. Which is how he falls into Heidi Norris’s life. Someone’s been stealing secrets from Heidi’s family-owned doughnut dynasty, SweetSpuds, and she suspects it’s a relative.

Before Mitch returns to the Marshals Service, he’ll take this one last case. Besides, going undercover will get Mitch closer to Heidi and her lovable son, Zack. Temporarily, that is. Mitch is ready to reclaim his life, and that means finding his real family…in Florida. Only for this P.I., what he really wants is in the last place he expects.


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Title: The Marshal’s Prize

Author: Rebecca Winters

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: April 3, 2012

ISBN: 978-0373754021

Size: 224 pages, 4×6.6, softcover

Genre: Contemporary Romance

My Lucky Stars by Michele Paige Holmes

High-powered, highly pampered Tara Mollagen couldn’t imagine a worse start to the holidays than boarding a crowded plane. A stolen wallet and lost suitcase later, she finds herself stranded in unfamiliar territory, Salt Lake City, after being rerouted to avoid a Colorado blizzard.

With her temper running as wild as her red curls, Tara realizes her only option out of town is with Benjamin Whitmore, her reluctant knight in shining armor, er, overalls. For being a nice guy, Ben is rewarded with one aggravating situation after another with sassy, spoiled Tara. While doing his best to bring her pride down a notch, he begins to see another side to her, and a side of himself he’s not overly fond of. When tension between them reaches a crescendo, he takes matters into his own hands and Tara into his arms.

Unable to forget her experience with Ben, Tara returns to Seattle and long-time friend Jane, who offers possibilities Tara had never even considered. But change is difficult, and she’s not so sure she has what it takes to make that leap of faith, or if she has the courage to leave her old life behind.


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Title: My Lucky Stars

Author: Michele Paige Holmes

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: April 2, 2012

ISBN: 978-1621080350

Size: 314 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

Series: Counting Stars (book 1), All the Stars in Heaven (book 2)

Woodrose Mountain by RaeAnne Thayne

Evie Blanchard was at the top of her field in the city of angels. But when an emotional year forces her to walk away from her job as a physical therapist, she moves from Los Angeles to Hope’s Crossing seeking a quieter life. So the last thing she needs is to get involved with the handsome, arrogant Brodie Thorne and his injured daughter, Taryn.

A self-made man and single dad, Brodie will do anything to get Taryn the rehabilitation she needs…even if it means convincing Evie to move in with them. And despite her vow to keep an emotional distance, Evie can’t help but be moved by Taryn’s spirit, or Brodie’s determination to win her help—and her heart. With laughter, courage and more than a little help from the kindhearted people of Hope’s Crossing, Taryn may get the healing she deserves—and Evie and Brodie might just find a love they never knew could exist.

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Title: Woodrose Mountain (Hope’s Crossing Book 2)

Author: RaeAnne Thayne

Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Release Date: March 27, 2012

ISBN: 978-0373776375

Size: 352 pages, 4 x 6.5, softcover

Genre: Romance

Hope’s Crossing Series: Blackberry Summer

A Cold Creek Reunion by RaeAnne Thayne

He was the one you called when you needed rescuing…

But who was Taft Bowman going to call when he needed help? Because ten years ago Laura Pendleton, the love of his life, had left town without a word, then or since. Now she was back, with a new last name–and two adorable, high-needs little ones in tow. Well, Taft had been stupid enough to let her go once before…he wasn’t about to make the same mistake again. He’d never stopped loving her–and one look at those adorable little faces and he knew that he was meant to be with Laura and her kids forever. All he had to do was convince her that this time he was a man she could count on!

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Title: A Cold Creek Reunion

Author: RaeAnne Thayne

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: March 20, 2012

ISBN: 978-0373656615

Size: 288 pages, 4×6.6, softcover

Genre: Romance

The Most Important Catch by Jaclyn M. Hawkes

Run or die!

She knew too much, and she’d seen too much. And the police refused to help. Knowing that she was to be the next scheduled death, Kelly Campbell hid under head to toe black leather and a tinted motorcycle helmet and ran for her life. When the weather turned cold, she turned south.

She ended up in North Carolina, home to one of the most famed and eligible NFL football stars in the whole league; only she didn’t know that. She thought he was a businessman. Not being a huge fan, all she knew was that he was incredibly attractive, kind, generous, and that she was safe with him.

Or was she?

His brand of fame proved to be all but deadly, but his fame wasn’t nearly as lethal as his attraction. He kept her safe and protected. All except for her heart.

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Title: The Most Important Catch

Author: Jaclyn M. Hawkes

Publisher: Spirit Dance Books

Release Date: March 16, 2012

ISBN: 978-0985164805

Size: 318 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Romance

Change of Heart by Roseanne Evans Wilkins

Christina Andrews is trying to put the pieces of her broken heart together. She accepts a generous offer from her aunt and uncle to accompany them to Israel to watch their infant son.

While watching her cousin, she finds herself face to face with the Japanese Mafia and becomes the only obstacle for them to execute a plan none can hope to survive.

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Title: Change of Heart

Author: Roseanne Evans Wilkins

Publisher: Self

Release Date: March 15, 2012

ISBN: 978-1460960257

Size: 216 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Dancing on Broken Glass by Ka Hancock

Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler probably shouldn’t have fallen in love, let alone gotten married. They’re both plagued with faulty genes—he has bipolar disorder; she, a ravaging family history of breast cancer. But when their paths cross on the night of Lucy’s twenty-first birthday, sparks fly, and there’s no denying their chemistry.

Cautious every step of the way, they are determined to make their relationship work—and they put their commitment in writing. Mickey will take his medication. Lucy won’t blame him for what is beyond his control. He promises honesty. She promises patience. Like any marriage, there are good days and bad days—and some very bad days. In dealing with their unique challenges, they make the heartbreaking decision not to have children. But when Lucy shows up for a routine physical just shy of their eleventh anniversary, she gets an impossible surprise that changes everything. Everything. Suddenly, all their rules are thrown out the window, and the two of them must redefine what love really is.

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Title: Dancing On Broken Glass

Author: Ka Hancock

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Gallery Books

Release Date: March 13, 2012

ISBN: 978-1451637373

Size:  416 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Romance

Twitterpated by Melanie Jacobson

Jessie Taylor is furious when her roommate secretly posts her picture on the dating website LDS Lookup — furious, that is, until she spends all night instant messaging Ben Bratton. Their first date is a smashing success (literally), but Ben’s overall awesomeness can’t save Jessie from having to deal with Craig, her competitive coworker.

Jessie spends long office hours finishing projects and putting out fires, but while her performance wows her boss, it only makes Ben skittish— after a failed engagement to an up-and-coming lawyer, he’s not about to pair up with someone who’s married to her job.

Will Jessie figure out how to be true to herself and take her big chance at love before it’s gone with a click of the mouse?

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Title: Twitterpated

Author: Melanie Jacobson

Publisher: Covenant Communications Inc.

Release Date: March 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-1608610655

Size: 304 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Contemporary Romance

That Kind of Love by J Adams

Strong and fiercely independent, Evangeline Patton has never experienced love in any shape or form—not from her parents, or a man. She has overcome some major obstacles in her life, but at twenty-five she is still alone.

All of that changes when Adagio St. John the third walks off a plane from Italy and into her life.

Evangeline and Adagio are both looking for love, but can she trust her heart to someone she will never see?

And can he look past her blindness and see into her heart?


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Title: That Kind of Love

Author: J Adams

Publisher: Jewel of the West

Release Date: February 29, 2012

ISBN: 978-0615609690

Size: 82 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Romance

*This book may be too short to be eligible for a Whitney Award ??

For Love of Angel by J Adams

Angel Hughes was only a year old when her parents were killed in an airplane crash while traveling from England to the United States for a vacation. Her mother’s aunt moved into their flat and raised Angel, showering her with all the love she could. But despite the love Angel felt for her aunt, she still missed her parents.

In time, the little girl grew into a beautiful and accomplished young woman with a musical talent that everyone declared was a gift. One day Angel meets a young man from the United States who completely captures her heart.

Wanting Angel to be a part of his life, Mitchell Greenland convinces her to attend college in his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. Little does Angel know how her decision to move to the states will affect her life, nor could she ever guess the joys and pains that await her.


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Title: For Love of Angel

Author: J Adams

Publisher: Jewel of the West

Release Date: January 26, 2012


Size: 63 pages, ebook

Genre: Romance

*This book may be too short to be eligible for a Whitney Award ??