New Releases I’m Excited About: Fall 2019 Contemporary Fiction

Posted August 27, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Most Anticipated Fall 2019, romance / 23 Comments

Hi friends! It’s time for a new season of new books! SO MANY GREAT BOOKS! Today we’re starting out with Fall 2019 Contemporary New Releases.

Here is the schedule of posts for the week so you can zero in on your fave genre!

TODAY: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Wednesday: Historical Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Thursday: Speculative/Youth
Friday: Mystery/Suspense
Saturday: Amish Fiction
Sunday: Non-Fiction

In my continued quest to streamline these posts and make them less overwhelming for me and for you, too (because, sweet mercy, that’s a lot of covers and links in one place lol) I’m only selecting a few I’m most giddy about to spotlight here and then I’ll also include a link to my Goodreads shelf with ALL the books I’m excited about for Fall. The shelves will stay up until the new year.

spotlight on titles i’m most giddy about

(Colorado Grooms #3)
Jill Lynn
Love Inspired / September 1, 2019

Letting bull rider Jace Hawke back into her life breaks all of Mackenzie Wilder’s rules—just like he broke her heart years ago. But he’s working at her family’s ranch while recovering from a rodeo injury…and chipping away at Mackenzie’s tough-girl exterior with each passing day. Which is the bigger mistake: falling for Jace again…or letting him go without a fight?

(Restoring Heritage #1)
Tari Faris
Revell / September 3, 2019

Small-town realtor Hannah Thornton has many talents–unfortunately, selling houses isn’t one of them. When a developer sets his sights on the historic homes in Heritage, Hannah turns to her best friend Luke for help. Will Luke risk his future and confront his past to help her succeed?

Erin Bartels
Revell / September 3, 2019

A reclusive bookstore owner hoped she’d permanently buried her family’s sensational past with a new name. But when the novels she once shared with an old crush begin appearing in the mail, it’s clear her true identity is about to be revealed, threatening the new life she has painstakingly built.

Catherine West
September 10, 2019

Sometimes we’re placed in the strangest of circumstances for the most important reasons.

After her carefully constructed life crumbles, Liz Carlisle finds herself back on Nantucket, picking up the pieces. An unlikely friendship forms between Liz, her landlord Matthew Stone, and his wayward teenage niece, Mia – even though Liz doesn’t have time for teenagers and her track record with men is abysmal. When her former boyfriend is charged with assault, Liz is called to testify against him. But he knows the darkest secrets of her life—secrets she’d hoped to keep buried forever, and he’s ready to reveal them. Telling the truth is the right thing to do, but it may cost her everything she’s worked so hard for, and all she’s come to love.

(Carrington Family #4)
Sarah Monzon
Radiant Publications / September 23, 2019

Holy Roman Empire, 1527
In the wake of Martin Luther’s religious reforms, Princess Christyne von Heidelbraum is compelled by her sense of duty to help ease the burden of her people. When she stumbles upon a dying man in the woods, she vows to aid him—even when she discovers the arrow shot in his leg was put there by a heretic hunter.

Present Day
Doubting her calling to become a hospital chaplain, Amber Carrington takes time off from her theology studies to volunteer with refugees in Germany. An instant attraction to a professional soccer player wasn’t a part of the plan…and she can’t let him distract her from her purpose.

Andrea Boyd, Mikal Dawn, Toni Shiloh,
Angela Ruth Strong, Jaycee Weaver
October 1, 2019

Embrace the magic of the Christmas season with these contemporary twists on timeless tales.

Upon a Dream — A rare sleeping disorder keeps Talia from performing, but when Philip recognizes her gift, he’ll do whatever it takes to see her onstage. // Claim My Heart — Li Na and Colin Wen face off in a Mulan-esque courtroom battle where the real win might be losing their hearts. // A Snow White Christmas — Sheltered heiress Amala White flees her conniving stepmother’s plans and finds refuge with a handsome orchard owner and his seven quirky uncles. // Christmas Ella — Reality TV meets Cinderella story when a location director is swept off her feet by a rising star. // A Splash of Love — Las Vegas glitz meets Land of Enchantment culture in A Splash of Love, a modern twist on the Little Mermaid.

Christy Barritt
River Heights / October 1, 2019

When Faith Winters returns to Chestnut Grove, Virginia, for the community’s annual Christmas celebration, she’s desperate to get in and out as quickly as possible. Jake Whitmire is the sheriff in Chestnut Grove, but keeping the area free of crime is the least of his worries. Most days are filled with trying to keep the community’s spirits up as businesses have closed and jobs disappeared. He never expected to see the woman who broke his heart return home to lead up the town’s Christmas concert, nor is he sure he can ever forgive her. As someone in town begins sabotaging the community’s celebration, Faith and Jake work together to find the person responsible and ensure their friend Aimee’s last request is fulfilled.

Lauren H. Brandenburg
Lion Fiction / October 18, 2019

The Blackwells are a family with an extraordinary history and astounding traditions, which include attending their own funerals before they die! Their ways are questionable and their stories about deceased relatives are as bold as their red hair, but it is their eclectic wares that keep tourists coming back to their market in the town of Coraloo. Charlie Price, whose world has come crumbling down after a lapse in judgement leaves him unemployed, finds himself flung into the chaotic world of the Blackwells when he relocates to Coraloo with his socialite wife, Velveteen, and shy son, Gideon.

(Tree of Life #2)
Olivia Newport
Shiloh Run Press / November 1, 2019

A Father-Daughter Genealogy Team Link Present to Past on Family Trees

On a solo ski vacation in Canyon Mines, Colorado, Tucker has a love-hate relationship with his wealth, spending indiscriminately while skiing fearlessly and preparing to conquer the overgrown slope of Hidden Run, a dangerous run not attempted in decades. As genealogist Jillian tries to uncover enough of Tucker’s family tree to understand his charming nature but reckless resolve, Jillian’s equally charming father, Nolan, cajoles Tucker into giving him ski lessons to get him talking about the suspicious circumstances surrounding his grandfather’s life in St. Louis in the 1930s.

Elizabeth Musser
Bethany House / November 5, 2019

Famous author Josephine Bourdillon is in a coma, jumping across memory as her body fights to survive. But those around her are fighting their own battles: Henry Hughes, who agreed to kill her for hire out of desperation, is uncertain how to finish the job now, and her teenage daughter Paige is overwhelmed by fear. Can grace bring them all into the light?

(Bluebell Inn Romance #1)
Denise Hunter
Thomas Nelson / November 12, 2019

When their parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents’ dream: turning their historic home back into an inn. Adam Bradford (a.k.a. bestselling author Nathanial Grey) is a reclusive author with a bad case of writer’s block. Desperate for inspiration as his deadline approaches, he travels to a North Carolina lake town, the setting of his next novel. There he immediately meets his muse, a young innkeeper who fancies herself in love with his alter ego.

When Molly finds an old letter in the walls of her inn she embarks on a mission with Adam to find the star-crossed lovers and bring them the closure they deserve. But the guest she invites along has secrets of his own. Past and present collide as truths are revealed, and Molly and Adam will have to decide if love is worth trusting.

(Mitchell’s Crossroads #3)
Pepper Basham
Woven Words Publications / November 21, 2019

Emma Mitchell may enjoy sprinkling romance into the lives of others, but her own plans involve a single first-class ticket to culinary school in Europe. When her best friend, Jon Noble, suddenly moves back to Ransom, Emma’s fairly certain her life can’t get any better…until her matchmaking schemes nosedive, her culinary future falls flat, and a life-long friendship begins to teeter on the brink of something unexpected.

(Wyoming Sweethearts #1)
Jill Kemerer
Love Inspired / December 1, 2019

The last person rancher Mason Fanning ever expects to see again is the girl who once broke his heart. Brittany Green is in town for Christmas and trying to convince her ailing grandmother—the only maternal figure the widower’s little boy has left—to move away. Can Mason show her all she really needs to fulfill her dreams is right here in Wyoming?

Melissa Ferguson
Thomas Nelson / December 3, 2019

Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband—and children—altogether. But fate has other plans, and Cassie’s online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett’s memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days.

No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps—each—they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong?

MY GOODREADS SHELF (fall 2019 Contemporary Fiction)

Books with no cover/not on Goodreads yet

Coastal Promises (by Mantle Rock Publishing authors) – September
A Heart Rearranged by Elizabeth Maddrey – September
One More Tomorrow by Melanie Stevenson – September
All in Good Time by Carolyn Astfalk – October
Practically Married by Karin Beery – October
A Beautiful Mess by Brenda S. Anderson – November
The Trouble in Willow Falls by Pat Nichols – November

my fave covers?





What about you? Which Fall 2019 Contemporary New Releases did you add from my Goodreads shelf to yours? Which covers are your favorites?

If you don’t see your book mentioned here or in my goodreads list, I apologize! It’s impossible to keep up with all the books LOL! Please feel free to leave your release info for Christian / clean fiction in the comments 🙂

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23 responses to “New Releases I’m Excited About: Fall 2019 Contemporary Fiction

  1. Oh my goodness!! I didn’t know this was coming!! It’s like Christmas morning!? You know I want to read them all but I’m really excited for Lake Season, Reunited in the Rookies, Christmas in Winter Hill, A Match for Emma…….oh who the heck am I kidding……I’m excited for all of them!! Okay off to make my list! Thank you so much Carrie for doing this! You know I have FOMO(fear of missing out) and you always point me in the right direction!!????

  2. Patty

    I don’t read a lot of multi author collections, but Once Upon a Christmas looks fun. Love the cover too!

  3. There are too many good ones to narrow it down! I’m adding almost all to my to-read list.

    And thanks for the mention of A Beautiful Mess. Wish I could share the cover with you, but I have to wait (sigh).

  4. Caitlyn Santi

    I’ve read You Belong With Me, and it’s amazing, I loved it and I think you will too! I am also super excited for Once Upon a Christmas, With You Here, A Match for Emma, and The Dating Charade! ?

  5. DeAnna Dodson

    Okay, as you may remember, I’m not all that into contemporary, but this from The Dating Charade made me genuinely laugh out loud:

    ” . . . they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out.”


  6. Ah! So many great ones here! I LOVE seeing Lauren Brandenburg’s on the list! And the cover of Melody Carlson makes me want to throw tinsel in the air. Thanks so much for including mine too 🙂

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