someonetolove In looking over the list of November releases (already?!), one thing stands out – HISTORICALS.  Seriously, this looks like a big historical release month.  Favorites such as Mary Balogh, Elizabeth Hoyt, Sabrina Jeffries and Meredith Duran all have new releases. There are still plenty of contemporaries and other subgenres to go around, but if you’re looking to curl up and go on a trip through time this Thanksgiving, you’ve got options.

Someone to Love by Mary Balogh

A new book from this perennially popular author is always an event worthy of a note in my diary, and I’m intrigued by the prospect of a hero who is a bit of a departure from the norm – Caz

The brilliant Ms. Balogh has a new book out in a new series! That’s all I need to know about it before I pick it up. – Keira

This is being described as ‘typical Balogh’ and I can only imagine that’s a good thing! Anna Snow learns she’s not simply a teacher but actually a Lady on the death of her father – and soon must try to navigate romance and society at the same time. – Lisa

I am looking forward to this because it is a Mary Balogh book and I love her. –Maggie

Also eagerly awaited by Lee and Anne

danger-of-desire The Danger of Desire by Sabrina Jeffries

This is the third book in The Sinful Suitors series. There’re balls and gowns and then there’s cross-dressing and gambling and a heroine accomplished at all. A tale of revenge under the watchful eye of a delicious rakehell. Promises to be a rollicking adventure under the sure hand of Ms. Jeffries. – Keira

Ms. Jeffries has the ability to create a fantastic series and her heroines are typically interesting, strong women. The Danger of Desire is the third addition to her Sinful Suitors and features the “heroine disguised as a man” trope, which I thoroughly enjoy. I have high expectations for this book. – Janet

Ms. Jeffries has not let me down yet. – Kristen

Also eagerly awaited by Anne and Caz

dukeofpleasureDuke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt

Every Maiden Lane book is worth reading. – Dabney

I’m a little behind in the Maiden Lane series but I’ve really enjoyed the ones I’ve read and I’m looking forward to this newest entry! – Maria Rose

Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series is one of my most favorite historical romance series. I have been anxious to discover Alf’s story since she was featured in previous books. She grew up in St. Gile’s and has always disguised herself as a boy. She’s independent and resourceful, and I can’t wait to see her with the Duke of Kyle, Hugh Fitzroy. – Janet

What can I say? Elizabeth Hoyt. Maiden Lane. Street-urchin Alf finally gets her man in a rags-to-riches story that is sure to feature superb writing, and characterisation and steamy love scenes. – Caz

 The Viscount and the Vixen by Lorraine Heatviscountandvixenh

Yay, I love LH; she an auto-buy for me and her latest sounds very intriguing. – Lisa

I have become a fan of Ms. Heath’s over the past couple of years, and all her recent books have received high grades. The last book in her Hellions of Havisham Hall series (The Earl Takes All) got a straight A from me, so I’m looking forward to another fabulously romantic read – Caz

Also eagerly awaited by Janet


onehotdecember One Hot December by Tiffany Reisz

I’ve been a fan of Reisz’ writing since she debuted with The Siren. This series is lighter and very different in tone, and I’ve had fun reading so far.- Lynn

I really enjoyed Her Halloween Treat, so I anticipate this one also being a sexy romantic comedy.- Maria Rose



daredoctorThe Dare and the Doctor by Kate Noble

This is the third book in the Winner Takes All series. I’ve found Ms. Noble to be a creative and fun author to read. – Lee

Kate Noble’s intelligently written, gently moving stories are extremely satisfying, and the other books in her Winner Takes All series have impressed me greatly. I’m hoping for more of the same with this one. – Caz


sweetest-regretSweetest Regret by Meredith Duran

I’ll read anything Meredith Duran writes and so until her next novel comes out in February, I’m going to re-read Sweetest Regret, the novella she’s releasing this month. (It was released in anthology earlier but it’s still Meredith Duran!) – Dabney

Also eagerly awaited by Lynn



 wrongforme Wrong for Me by Jackie Ashenden

I really enjoyed the first book in Jackie Ashenden’s Motor City Royals series, Dirty for Me;therefore, I am highly anticipating Levi and Rachel’s story in Wrong for Me. Levi was sent to prison for protecting Rachel, but the true circumstances are a mystery. He is released after eight years, returns home to Detroit and has a bone to pick with Rachel. This plot might normally be too dark for me, but Ms. Ashenden has a talent for writing darker subject matter without it being overwhelming. Somehow, she makes tortured and angsty romantic. – Janet

governesssecretbabyThe Governess’s Secret Baby by Janice Preston

Despite the title (oh dear cod), I want to read this one. You’ve got a hero who was scarred in a fire and retreated to his country estate. On top of that, when he lost his sister and brother-in-law in an accident, he became the guardian for their adopted daughter, Clara. Nathaniel hires a governess, Grace, to look after Clara. Little does he know that Grace is Clara’s birth mother, who wanted to see her daughter. – Anne



The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Ms. Yoon’s debut Everything, Everything was one of my top novels of 2015, so I’m anxious to get my hands on her follow-up! – Kristen



mycowboyfreedomMy Cowboy Freedom by Z.A. Maxfield

Unusual cowboy series from another reliable author with a good back catalogue. This is the fourth in the My Cowboy series, revisiting the Rocking C Ranch. – BJ




portrait-of-emilyprice A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

After reading The Bronte Plot and loving it both for the homage to classic literature and the fantastic character development, I cannot wait to get my hands on Reay’s newest novel.  – Lynn



heartlessHeartless by Marissa Meyer

I loved Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series and I am a big fan of Alice in Wonderland so I am very interested to see what she does with this prequel to show the past of the Queen of Hearts. It makes me a bit nervous because Alice retellings rarely rate high for me, but Meyer is a talented writer and I’m hoping she will bring a unique and imaginative spin to this familiar villain. –Haley


allinpieces All in Pieces by Suzanne Young

Suzanne Young is moving from dystopia with psychiatric twists (The Program series) to realistic YA fiction in this novel about Savannah, a heroine who is forced to take care of a younger brother with special needs when their parents fail to do their part. Is it any wonder Savannah has “anger management issues”? It has good reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, and even Kirkus, and the reviews agree that the voice of this heroine is authentic. – Anne

wildatwhiskeycreekWild at Whiskey Creek by Julie Anne Long

I’ve just about gotten over the tragedy that is Julie Anne Long no longer writing historical romance. So, I’m excited to read Wild at Whiskey Creek, the second in her contemporary series Hellcat Canyon. – Dabney



flamebearer The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell

A medieval historical adventure story by Mr. Cornwell is not to be missed. I have greatly enjoyed his Saxon Tales series with the fabulous Uhtred.- Keira




going-deepGoing Deep by Anne Calhoun

Book 5 in the Alpha Ops series looks to be a bodyguard type romance, and I’m curious how it will compare to the other stories in the series. – Maria Rose

I always enjoy Ms. Calhoun’s work and this series has been working for me. – Dabney




chemistThe Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

I am looking forward to this because…curious? I actually like Ms. Meyer’s writing and have enjoyed all of her books. I’m curious to see what she does now that she is away from the whole Twilight phenom.- Maggie



wrongtwinRomancing the Wrong Twin by Clare London

Looking forward to this standalone novel by Clare London. This author is very English in her humour and dry observations. Loved her recent novella series With a Kick about an ice cream parlour in Soho and am looking forward to this romantic full length novel. – BJ



deathcomefairDeath Comes to the Fair by Catherine Lloyd

I read one of the books in this series late last year and then quickly borrowed the others from the library. This small village seems to have quite a lot of crime but the two main characters are always looking for the culprits. – Lee



marriedforhisconvenienceMarried for His Convenience by Eleanor Webster

Sebastian, Earl of Langford is no longer in love with romance because his late wife had an affair, leaving him with a daughter who won’t talk. He needs a convenient wife who can also be a governess. (I know — sigh.) The plain Sarah Martin fits his bill — with illegitimacy in her background, she never expected to marry well. – Anne


impressamarquessHow to Impress a Marquess by Susanna Ives

The premise sounds incredibly charming. – Lisa


Tell us in the comments what books you’re looking forward to reading next month!

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I enjoy spending as much time as I can between the covers of a book, traveling through time and around the world. When I'm not having adventures with fictional characters, I'm an attorney in Virginia and I love just hanging out with my husband, little man, and the cat who rules our house.