Five #MustRead Releases – June 2019
Emmie and the Tudor King
The mesmeric Nick Tudor isn’t just from a different city; he’s from a different century. He’s also a reigning Tudor king, practically engaged, and destined to become Nicholas the Ironheart—one of history’s most infamous tyrants. All excellent reasons why eighteen-year-old Emmie Grace from modern-day Massachusetts shouldn’t fall crazy in love with him or try to save him from his dreadful fate. But when Emmie unearths an ancient ring that magically transports her back to Tudor England and the real Court of Nicholas the Ironheart, she finds that King Nick is nothing like his reputation. He’s charming, generous, and deeply devoted to his sister Catherine, whose imminent murder is what triggers his descent into darkness.
As Emmie battles her growing feelings for the gorgeous and insanely-wrong-for-her Nick—not to mention the moral scuffle over whether she should stop Kit’s murder—she travels back and forth between her life in the modern world and Nick Tudor’s magnificent Court. With friends back home facing their own dramas, a curious mom, and a few key perks like clean water and a ban on beheadings, you’d think the choice of where to stay would be easy for Emmie. But when Emmie decides to save Nick’s sister and potentially change history, things get more complicated than she could have imagined.
Home for June
A second chance at love set in the beautiful coastal town of Tarrin’s Bay – after twenty years, will two old school friends finally find home?
Practical and hard-working event planner Hannah Delaney has only ever known life on her family’s chicken farm in Tarrin’s Bay. Needing a fresh start, she has finally made the decision to move to the city. But just when her mind’s made up, her past comes back to town – Luca Antonescu, her secret high school crush.
Grieving the loss of his mother, Luca is back in Tarrin’s Bay after years away working as a chef. He’s finally ready to settle down and open his own restaurant in his parents’ honour. When he runs into his old friend, Hannah’s event management skills seem like the perfect fit for his restaurant’s launch.
But as they work together to set up the new business, secrets are uncovered and long ago feelings resurface. Luca soon realises that he wants more with Hannah. But the woman he wants to share it with has other plans. Will Hannah follow through with her move to the city, or will she realise that everything she’s ever wanted is back home in the town of new beginnings?
Four sisters, one farm and a second chance at following your heart.
Within days, Penny has to leave her much-loved job, her live-in boyfriend, and her beloved city apartment … to return to the small country town in which she grew up. Back to her dad and three sisters, one of whom has never forgiven her for abandoning her family. And to her ex-boyfriend, Tim Patterson, who was the biggest reason she ran away in the first place.
When Penny’s father is injured in a farming accident and Tim campaigns to buy the property, she must choose between the city life she loves and the farming dream she buried long ago.
On one impossible day in 1965, eight-year-old Willa receives a mysterious box containing a jar of water and the instruction: ‘One ocean: plant in the backyard.’ So she does – and somehow creates an extraordinary time slip that allows her to visit her future selves.
On one impossible day in 1990, Willa is 33 and a mother-of-two when her childhood self magically appears in her backyard. But she’s also a woman haunted by memories of her dark past – and is on the brink of a decision that will have tragic repercussions . . .
On one impossible day in 2050,Willa is a silver-haired, gumboot-loving 93-year-old whose memory is fading fast. Yet she knows there’s something she has to remember, a warning she must give her past selves about a terrible event in 1990. If only she could recall what it was.
Can the three Willas come together, to heal their past and save their future, before it’s too late?
From an Australian TV scriptwriter comes a sparkling debut novel where the quest for love will surprise you.
Fall in love like nobody’s watching…
On the wrong side of thirty, Bonnie Yates wants a happily ever after. Problem is, she keeps choosing the wrong guys. When an ex returns to town with a fiancee in tow, history and temptation collide. Unable to shake her inappropriate feelings, Bonnie flees, becoming an unlikely contestant on popular dating show The One. Will she find what she’s looking for?
Working behind the scenes, Darcy Reed is a driven young producer dealing with a tyrant of a boss. Despite being surrounded by love at work, her own love-life with long-term boyfriend Drew is floundering. Producing a flawless season is her best chance at a promotion. But with the unrelenting demands of the show, how will she save their relationship while making that shot?
Penelope Baker has relocated to a small seaside town to hide away with her secrets and nurse a broken heart. But with The One beaming across the nation’s televisions, she can’t seem to quite escape the life she left behind…
Before cameras roll on the final ceremony, all three women will discover just what they’re willing to do in pursuit of the one…
I highly recommend A Lifetime of Impossible Days and am looking forward to reading Wildflower Ridge and Home for June. I haven’t heard of Emmie and the tudor King, but I do like the sound of it.
I loved Tabitha Bird’s novel too, so delicately and beautifully crafted.
I’m seconding the recommendation for A Lifetime of Impossible Days, and I’m looking forward to reading The One next week.