Contemporary Romances : Returning back to the Modern Era


I am going to extend the Contemporary Romance category to encompass all the lovely novels I have read that have a foot within the latter half of the 20th Century and a strong presence within the 21st Century. Some of my selections might be considered 'historical' in nature rather than 'contemporary' but for a girl who is regularly dipping back into the 19th Century and beyond -- humour me! (laughs) I have also changed my impression of the 'New Adult' genre due to my conversations with the author Amy Durham. You can find out more about this if you visit my "Bookish Events 2014" page on my blog.

The following books are either current next reads for review OR are already read and reviewed. There are a few that are the exception where I have the intent to read and blog about them but they are not scheduled to be reviewed. I will be creating a separate list for the ChocLitUK novels that whet my palette of interest as well as two extra lists: Contemporary Novels Read Before A Book Blogger and Contemporary Romance & Women's Fiction : Curiously Winking at me to Read Next.

*The two novels I could not add are: Lemongrass Hope & Asher's Mark! (added both on 1st September, 2014!)

My book selections are a direct reflection of the fact I am a hybrid reader, reading both mainstream & inspirational markets. More information about my reading preferences can be read on my blog under "My Bookish Life". I am a traditional reader (print books) who is on the verge of exploring the joy of 'listening' to audiobooks. Hence why I am going to debut a list devoted to my 'audiobook' discoveries! Stay tuned!

This list will remain active and open to new entries from August 2014 - August 2015.

  • Full Disclosure

  • Up at Butternut Lake: A Novel (The Butternut Lake Trilogy Book 1)

  • Butternut Summer: A Novel (A Butternut Lake Novel)

  • Moonlight on Butternut Lake: A Novel (A Butternut Lake Novel)

  • A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom

  • Keeping Kate

  • Pierced by Love

  • A Paris Apartment: A Novel

  • Like There's No Tomorrow

  • The Language of Hoofbeats

  • Dare to Kiss (The Maxwell Series Book 1)

  • The Story Keeper (A Carolina Heirlooms Novel)

  • Virgin River (Virgin River, Book 1) (A Virgin River Novel)

  • Standing in the Rainbow: A Novel (Elmwood Springs)

  • The Very Picture of You: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)

  • The Book of Tomorrow: A Novel

  • Lemongrass Hope

  • Moon Over Edisto

  • The Good Daughter (A Brennan Sisters Novel Book 2)

The following books will be reviewed on my blog Jorie Loves A Story; click through to my Story Vault to find them!