Sunday, November 5, 2023

Coming Attractions - - November 2023


It's November, the month of giving thanks here in the U.S and one of the things I'm giving thanks for is some amazing new books. November used to be a very quiet month for new book releases. Not so this year! There are plenty of new stories hitting the shelves and a little something for everyone. Speaking of everyone, that's something else for which I'm giving thanks this month. November is The Romance Dish's anniversary month and this year I'm celebrating fourteen (14!) years of sharing book love. That longevity is due in no small part to all of you wonderful readers who keep coming back to see what we've been reading, share what you've been reading, and infuse this site with the love and joy that makes romance books and the romance community so special. Thank you for taking this journey with me! 

Kicking off the month on Thursday, November 2 is a review and giveaway of Midnight at the Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan. This book takes readers back to Edinburgh, Scotland for the sequel to last years The Christmas Bookshop.

Monday, November 13 brings a review of The Holiday Heartbreaker by Maisey Yates. This newest installment in Yates' Four Corners Ranch series is sure to bring the holiday spirit - along with a yummy cowboy - straight into readers' hearts.

Don't miss my review of Never Wager with a Wallflower, the third book in Virginia Heath's humorous and heartwarming Merriwell Sisters historical rom-com series on Tuesday, November 7.

Stop by Wednesday, November 8 for my next Coastal Magic Convention Featured Author Spotlight. This month, I'm delighted to welcome Hildie McQueen. Don't miss the newest installment in her Clan Ross of the Hebrides series, The Bear, which releases November 3.

Join me on Thursday, November 10 when I'll share my thoughts about The Wishing Bridge by Viola Shipman. I'm eager to return to Michigan for a new story from this author who is fast becoming one of my favorites. 

On Friday, November 10, I'll be sharing my thoughts about The Asheville Christmas Gift. This second book in a heartwarming trilogy from women's fiction authors Hope Holloway and Cecelia Scott is sure to put you in a holiday spirit.  


Hellie joins us on Monday, November 13 with a review of Better Hate Than Never by Chloe Liese, a modernization of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew

I'll be back on Monday, November 20 with a review and giveaway of Amalie Howard's Never Met a Duke Like You. I've enjoyed every Amalie Howard book I've read and am looking forward to diving into this one.

Join me on Friday, November 17 when I share my thoughts about Merry Christmas, Montana by Elsa Winckler. This may be my first book by Ms. Winckler but it won't be my last.

Wednesday, November 22 brings a review of A Dish Best Served Hot, book two in Natalie Caña's Vega Family Love Stories series. 

I'm all about the puppies - and the romance - on Tuesday, November 21 when I bring you a review of the newest book in Lizzie Shane's Pine Hollow series, Four Weddings and a Puppy

Friday, November 24 brings a review of One Night In Hartswood by Emma Denny. This debut M/M Medieval romance has me intrigued. 

I'm eager to return to Lake in the Clouds, Colorado on Tuesday, November 28 for Balancing Act, book two in Emily March's heart-tugging new series about family, forgiveness, and second chances. 

Santa rounds out the month on Thursday, November 30 with a review of It Had to Be a Duke by Vivienne Lorret. This new historical romance launches Lorret's The Liars' Club series.

What are you thankful for this month?

What books are you looking forward to reading?

Have you started prepping for the December holidays yet? (I confess, I haven't)

Three randomly chosen people who post a comment before 11:00 PM, November 7 will each receive a package of books from my home stash.

*U.S. only
*Must be 18


  1. Wow, what a lineup! I'm thankful that hubby and I continue to enjoy good health, after we both got Covid last year (and my Father died from it). Thankful for our friends, the grandsons, and lots of good books in my e-reader. I'm looking forward to cooking up an enormous meal for Thanksgiving gathering.

    Susan in AZ

  2. There's a new Emily March series! Always enjoy her stories. Also, Rhys Bowen's new Royal Spyness book comes out 11/7. Don't do much for Christmas anymore.

  3. I'm thankful for another year. Today is my birthday. It was great having my family over yesterday to celebrate. We've discussed plans for Christmas. That's as far as I've gotten for Christmas. Oh wait, I have three pies on order from a farm in Apple Hill. So, that's one check mark down. I have Jenny Colgan's book on my want to read list.

  4. I am so excited for these books!! I'm most excited for The Wishing Bridge! I live just outside of Frankenmuth and can't wait to read about it through someone else's eyes!

  5. I'm thankful for lots of books to read and for a great book club! I'm looking forward to Vivienne's book and also Tessa Bailey's Wreck the Halls. I haven't even thought about Christmas prep yet!

  6. Right now I’m thankful for testing negative for Covid. My adult kids have it. We are heading to Disney on Wednesday, keeping our fingers crossed. We both had a booster last week. I’m excited for Emily March and Lizzie Shane new books. Along with Viola Shipman!

  7. I am thankful for good health and for my wonderful grandchildren. They bring me happiness. The Jenny Colgan book interests me and The Wishing Bridge too. I haven't begun holiday preparations yet.

  8. I am thankful for the love and support of my family. I have started meal planning and shopping for Thanksgiving dinner, and I have an idea of what I want to make for Christmas dinner. After Thanksgiving, I have a stack of Christmas books I saved to binge read for Christmastime.

  9. I'm thankful for my family and my health. Each new year seems to bring on a new ache, so I'm trying to be more health conscious. LOL. You've got some new to me authors that I'm looking forward to checking out. Congrats for 14 years of sharing your love of.books with us. I think I've been following you for 8 or 9 years. Here's to many more to come!

  10. I am always thankful for my family and friends. This November I'm particularly thankful for the payout in airline points from all of my husband's travel for work. I'm lucky enough to be able to join him on a trip to Sydney, Australia for almost 2 weeks this month! I get to spend time exploring on my own for 3 days and they we will be going up to the Blue Mountains and exploring there. It is the only prep for the December holidays since this is an early Christmas present to ourselves as well as birthdays and anniversary (even though some of those are in February. ;-) )

  11. I'm most looking forward to Never Wager With a Wallflower! I've read the first 2 books in this series and they are awesome! I'm thankful for my granddaughter who is coming home to care for me after my hip replacement!

  12. Another nice line-up for the month. Hildie McQueen is a favorite and I look forward to her visit. There are a couple of other interesting historical books on the list. A nice selection of contemporary books this month. I look forward to the "trips" to Montana and Colorado. The Asheville Christmas Gift is one I really want to see. Asheville is about an hour from us and a favorite place to visit. I already have a long list of books coming out this season that I want to read. I have a feeling these books will lengthen my list.

  13. Am thankful my grandchild lives very close to us. I have done some Christmas shopping for small gifts so far and look forward to the Yates book which I have and also look forward to Shipman, Holloway/Scott, March and Winckler books.

  14. I'm thankful for the progress my mom is making in rehab, and hopefully she can go home soon. I'm looking forward to Tutoring the Bookseller by Andrea K. Stein and Louisa Cornell (virgin hero!). And I can't deal with the holidays until mid-December!