Romance to warm your heart in June

It’s hot outside, but here are some warm romances!

Robin Lee Hatcher tells the story of two people dealing with addiction in their lives in “Cross My Heart.”

Ashley and Ben share a love of horses, but that’s not all. Not only does Ashley run a horse rescue operation and Ben a horse therapy barn, they are also dealing with addiction. Ben is a recovering alcoholic, holding on to his 10 years of sobriety, and Ashley is living with the effects of her brother Dylan’s opioid addiction. While there may be sparks, Ashley has promised herself not to get involved with addict. Can she open her heart to take a chance on Ben?

This is a good romance that deals with some very tough issues that happen all the time now.

“Cross My Heart” is published by Thomas Nelson. It is $15.99.


A man decides to become his girlfriend’s dream guy after a breakup in “Wooing Cadie McCaffrey.”

After being together for four years, Cadie decides that her boyfriend Will doesn’t love her in the forever kind of way and breaks up with him, hoping to find her forever after. Will is determined to prove that he does love Cadie, and with the help of some work friends and romantic comedies, he’s going to become the man she wants and win her back. Was their breakup the wakeup call Will needed? Will everything go just like it does in the movies? Are they really meant to be together after all?

A funny story with a lot of heart, this one is the perfect rom-com in book form.

“Wooing Cadie McCaffrey” is published by Revell. It is $14.99.


After writing Amish fiction, Suzanne Woods Fisher branches out with a new series in contemporary romance in “On a Summer Tide.”

Camden’s work-obsessed life comes to a halt when her father does the unthinkable and buys a remote island off the coast of Maine. Who buys an island? Worse yet, he has other things in mind besides renovation, and that is reuniting his estranged daughters. When Cam and her sisters all show up, tension may be on the rise. But Cam soon finds the slower pace of the island appeals to her, and a romance may be forming with a local schoolteacher named Seth. Will Cam’s family find a new start, and will Cam find herself drawn to a new beginning in life?

With plenty of romance and a feel-good storyline, this is a great summertime treat.

“On a Summer Tide” is published by Revell. It is $14.99.


Contact Amy Phelps at aphelps@newsandsentinel.com.