With spring comes tulips, lilacs, apple blossoms–and books!
Of course the Inkspers want to celebrate this garden of book so that you, our dear reader friends, can pick your own bouquet of bloomin’ good reads. Join us every day in the next week and get ready to fill your “to be read” pile.
Everything’s Coming Up Novellas
Perhaps it’s because I just finished writing a novella for an upcoming collection (details to follow later), but I couldn’t help notice a number of favorite authors who have novellas coming out this spring. Some dovetail on an author’s popular series, like a mini sequel, while others introduce a new series.
Novella collections, too, have taken off in the publishing world in the last few years. This is a perfect pick for the spring when your reading time might be shorter than in the long winter months.
Here are a few novellas to consider adding to your list.
If you read my friend Karen Witemeyer’s book, A Worthy Pursuit, you won’t want to miss this little jewel.
1890s Texas. Marietta Hawkins has been in love with ranch foreman Daniel Barrett since she came home from school three years ago. Unfortunately, her father’s rule about hands not fraternizing with his daughter has kept him out of reach. She believed patience would prove a virtue in winning him over–until now. He is leaving. Starting up his own spread. To have any hope of maneuvering him into a proposal, she has to act fast or lose him forever.
Available for pre-order here.
I am never disappointed by anything Mary Connealy writes and this bloomin’ good read is a great addition to Mary’s Kincaid Brides and Trouble in Texas series.
Big John Conroy is a Texas Ranger asked by a friend to assist Carrie. He catches up to Carrie and her brother Isaac and races away from a dangerous man who will stop at nothing to make the beautiful young woman his wife. Soon Big John’s feelings for Carrie turn to more than simply protective, and Carrie finally feels that she’s in the presence of a man she can respect–something she’s never known.
Available for pre-order here.
Cowboys anyone? Who can resist a man in chaps? This novella collection of nine historical romances promises a lot of action and love.
Ride onto the open range alongside cowboys and cowgirls who embrace the adventures of living in the Old West from Kansas to New Mexico, Colorado to Texas. Whether rounding up cattle or mustangs, training horses, fending off outlaws, weathering storms, competing in rodeos, or surviving drought these cowboys work hard each day. But when hardheaded men have their weaknesses exposed by well-meaning women will they stampede away or will a lasting love develop?
Available in paperback with flaps, Kindle, and Nook.
In case the print is too small at the top of the cover, it reads, “9 Romances Develop Under the Watchful Eyes of Neighbors.” Is your mind already spinning over the possibilities?
Join the fun and feel the romance in various historical communities from Massachusetts to Florida, Missouri to Texas. Meet ladies who take firm stands for their work in mills, orphanages, churches, schools, hospitals, and the like as they dance through courtship with their beaus. Can the nine couples develop lasting loves under the watchful eyes of their neighbors?
This book releases May 1, 2016. You can pre-order it here.
I hope I’ve planted some spring reading seeds and that you’ll be holding your bloomin’ good reads in your hands in no time.
So, what do you think of novellas? Why do you think their popularity is gaining? Have you ready any collections lately that you’d recommend?