Saturday, June 1, 2024

Coming Attractions - - June 2024


If April showers bring May flowers what does June bring? More books, of course! We have a full slate of titles at The Romance Dish this month. Here's what's on the schedule.

Kicking things off on Sunday, June 2 is a review of Archangel's Lineage by Nalini Singh. This 16th book in Singh's Guild Hunters series garnered five stars from Reviewer Nancy.

Join me on Monday, June 3 for a tour review of Under a Summer Skye. If this first book in Sue Moorcroft's The Skye Sisters trilogy doesn't make you want to pack your bags and book a trip to Scotland I don't know what will.

We're headed to New Orleans on Tuesday, June 4 with a review of Farrah Rochon's newest romcom, Pardon My Frenchie. Get ready for adorable dogs, a matchmaking grandmother, and heartwarming, enemies-to-lovers romance. 

Stop by on Wednesday, June 5 for a guest post from author Connie Mann plus a review - and giveaway - of her new novel, The Crown Conspiracy, an adventure-filled mystery that's hard to put down.

On Friday, June 7 I'll be sharing a review and giveaway of Isabel and the Rogue, the newest entry in Liana De la Rosa's captivating The Luna Sisters historical romance trilogy about three Mexican sisters sent to England for protection during the French invasion of their country. Read my review of book one, Ana Maria and the Fox here

Saturday, June 8 brings a review and giveaway of Look on the Bright Side by Kristan Higgins. This is an author who always takes me on a humorous, heart-tugging ride. Tissues will be required.

I'll be sharing my thoughts about How to Age Disgracefully by Clare Pooley on Tuesday, June 11. Senior citizens, tiny toddlers, and a geriatric dog? Oh yeah, this one has my name all over it. *I've had a really hard time getting into this book. I set it aside and will try again in a few weeks. 

Join me on Wednesday, June 12 for a review of One Last Summer by Kate Spencer. I loved Spencer's In a New York Minute (click for review) and am eager to dive into her newest. 

Kate Moore launches her new The Duke's Men historical romance series with The Lady and the Thief. This one had me flipping pages late into the night. I'll be sharing my thoughts in a review on Thursday, June 13.

The Summer Escape by Jill Shalvis continues her popular Sunrise Cove series (each book is a standalone). This one has a mystery element along with an enemies-to-lovers romance that kept me glued to the pages from start to finish. Stop by on Friday, June 14 for my review and a giveaway. 

Monday, June 17 brings a review of Find Me in California by Kerry Lonsdale. This will be my first book by Lonsdale. It sounds like an emotional story that I'll really be able to sink my teeth into.


Laura Lee Guhrke
takes readers back to London's Savoy Hotel with the second book in her Scandal at the Savoy historical romance series (I thoroughly enjoyed book one, Bookshop Cinderella - click to read my review). Stop by for my review of Lady Scandal on Wednesday, June 19.

Is it really summer without a new heart-tugging novel from RaeAnne Thayne? Join me on Thursday, June 20 for a review and giveaway of 15 Summers Later.

Friday, June 21 brings a review of A Simple Marriage by Janna MacGregor. This second book in MacGregor's Millionaires of Mayfair series is just as charming and enjoyable as book one, A Simple Seduction (click for review)

One of these days, I'll learn not to start reading a Christina Dodd book after 8:00 PM. A Daughter of Fair Verona, Dodd's historical romcom nod to Romeo and Juliet (who, in Dodd's world, didn't die but went on to a happy, love-filled life with seven children...and counting) is told by their eldest, Rosie. It had me snort laughing by page five and grinning from ear to ear through the entire book. Check out my review on Monday, June 24.

Another book that brought me a whole boatload of chuckles and grins is Finding Mr. Write by Kelley Armstrong. This story of a publicity-shy woman who writes under a male pseudonym and the man she employs to portray her in public is a true romcom in all the best ways. Read my review on Tuesday, June 25.

Wednesday, June 26 brings a review of Royal Caleva: Luis by Nancy Herkness. Book one of this series (Royal Caleva: Gabriel - click for review) was one of my favorite books of 2023 so, of course, I'm eager to discover what Herkness has in store for Gabriel's uncle, Luis, the fifty-something King of Caleva.

What are your plans for June? Any travel on the calendar?

What books are on your must-read list this month?

Are there any new-to-you authors on our schedule?

Two randomly chosen people who post a comment before 11:00 PM, June 3 will each receive a package of books from my stash.

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  1. Going to Lori Foster Reader Event, never been. So excited!!

  2. There's a couple "new authors to me" on that list - and many favorites. June will continue my house organizing effort - currently I'm working on sewing supplies - amazing how many spools of thread have accumulated!

  3. Your wonderful selection of books interests me greatly. Under a Summer Sky, and How to Age Disgracefully are special. So many new authors to explore and books to enjoy. I would love to travel as it has been many years since a vacation. A beach escape would be great. Any time this summer since it is hot now here. I am delighted with these new books.

  4. No plans for summer, we have a small farm, so getting away is difficult. There are so many books coming out in June that I am excited for, especially Kristan Higgins! Clare Pooley is a new author and I'm really looking forward to reading How To Age Disgracefully.

  5. Patricia Bennett BarberJune 1, 2024 at 2:55 PM

    No travel plans yet.
    But so many good books are thus month. Nancy Herkness, Jill Shalvis, Lori Foster, RaeAnne many to
    My library already has my hold list.

  6. We have some family road trips we are planning. I just finished reading Archangel's Lineage by Nalini Singh and loved it. Not familiar with Claire Pooley's work so I am interested in your review for that one.

  7. What a great line-up for June. Not only are the some interesting historicals but there are many interesting contemporary books. Archangel's Lineage, Under A Summer Skye ( I do want to go to Scotland), Look On The Bright Side, How To Age Disgracefully (sounds like my life), The Lady And The Thief, The Summer Escape, The Love Shack, 15 Summers Later, and A Daughter Of Fair Verona (I haven't read a Dodd historical in such a long time) would make an awesome summer reading list. I think How To Age Disgracefully, Under A Summer Skye, The Summer Escape, and
    A Daughter Of Fair Verona will be the ones I realistically aim for.
    There are 4 or 5 new to me authors this month. Thanks for lining up what sounds like a great month.
    Patricia Barraclough

  8. No vacation plans but we celebrate our 55th anniversary this month. You always have a nice collection of new and stand by authors and you have such a nice variety. shalvis and higgins are my favorite contemporary authors but i've been reading more thrillers lately although i read a litte of everything.

    1. What a wonderful event. Congratulations to both of you.

  9. No plans for June

    Rose Ward

  10. Now living out of suitcases - and let me tell you about one of them blowing off the car on HWY 10. I lost all my unmentionables and more. Waiting to sell my house so I can buy a new one. I love the books on this month's list. Wonderful authors await me. As always, thanks.

  11. Hi PJ, I'm going to Asheville, NC to visit the Biltmore Estates and American Museum of the House Cat!

  12. No travel for me this month -- at least nothing planned. Next month is a different story. I've had Janna MacGregor's A Simple Marriage on preorder since it was available to do so. Isabella and the Rogue is also on the top of my wish list!

  13. Recently moved to Colorado and going to go on a few small road trips this summer to do some exploring! Glenwood Springs is first on the list. Books I'm looking forward to in June include the Kate Spencer book (didn't know about it!), as well as new ones by Jen Devon, Ashley Poston, and Alicia Thompson.

  14. No travel plans for me this month, but am excited that the kids will be home for a bit soon! Excited about Janna MacGregor's upcoming release, and Liana's looks fabulous also!

  15. I’m very excited for Isabel and the Rogue! The cover is so lovely and I enjoyed the previous installment in that series. The relationship between the sisters is so compelling
    - Ina

  16. Lovely abundance of books highlighted, New to me: Spencer, Lonsdale. Would also add to my list: Higgins, Shalvis, Foster and RaeAnne Thayne, love them all. No summer plans yet.

  17. No plans as yet. I'm a fly by the pants kinda gal. Spontaneity it is! Lady scandal has piqued my interest