"The Inn at Rose Harbor" by Debbie Macomber, Ballantine, $26
Hoping a fresh start in a new city will help her deal with the grief of losing her husband, Jo Marie Rose purchases a bed-and-breakfast in Cedar Cove. What Jo Marie never expects is that she will find a new sense of purpose and peace, and her first two guests will experience similar changes. No one tugs at readers' heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber.
"Hell on Wheels" by Julie Ann Walker, Sourcebooks Casablanca, $6.99 paperback
Nate "Ghost" Weller will do anything to keep his old buddy Grigg Morgan's sister Ali safe after she becomes the target of a U.S. senator with a deadly secret. Walker expertly fuses high-adrenaline thrills with high octane romance in this riveting debut.
"Wilder" by Christina Dodd, Signet Select, $7.99 paperback
When a wounded Charisma Fangorn is rescued by the "Guardian," the legendary figure who protects those living below New York's streets, she has no idea that her savior is also Aleksandr Wilder, the missing member of the Chosen Ones. In her latest readable paranormal romance, Dodd puts her own spin on the classic Beauty and the Beast tale.
"Dream Lake" by Lisa Kleypas, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99 paperback
Zoe Hoffman knows her new contractor, Alex Nolan, comes with a lot of baggage, but she has no idea that includes a ghost who can communicate only with Alex. Kleypas' subtly nuanced characterization and emotional writing style provide a solid foundation for this enchanting romance that celebrates the power of love, family and friendship.
"Ain't Misbehaving" by Molly Cannon, Forever, $5.99 paperback
Six months after her husband dumps her for the town's bookmobile driver, Marla Jean Bandy decides it's time to get back in the dating saddle. But her brother's best friend, Jake Jacobson, is equally convinced that no man is good enough for her. An endearing heroine, an honorable hero, sizzling sexual chemistry, and writing full of sassy charm add up to a romance readers will treasure.