Top 10 Bestselling Books by Holly Newman: A Must-Read Guide

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  • May 27, 2024
Top 10 Bestselling Books by Holly Newman: A Must-Read Guide
Top 10 Bestselling Books by Holly Newman: A Must-Read Guide

Holly Newman, a name synonymous with engaging narratives and compelling characters, has earned a revered spot in the hearts of readers around the globe. Her novels span across various genres, offering something for everyone, from thrilling mysteries to heartfelt romances. This article delves into the top 10 books by Holly Newman that have not only topped bestseller charts but have also shaped contemporary literature. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to her work, this guide will help you discover or revisit the essential reads that showcase Newman's literary prowess and her ability to weave captivating stories.

A Grand Gesture

A Grand Gesture

When Catherine Shreveton was invited to London to make her debut under the auspices of an aunt, her family insisted she go. In a pique, Catherine disguised herself to look as dull and drab as her aunt supposed her to be, and she kept everyone in the dark about her fortune. But Catherine had not counted on the dashing Marquis of Stefton. This nobleman knew she was an heiress, and he had his doubts about her drab appearance. Wouldn't it be a lark, he mused, to gain the little wren entrée into the most fashionable and prominent circles? And so, two pretenders had set their traps unaware that love was the prize.

The Waylaid Heart

The Waylaid Heart

A husband murdered...
A widow's ruse to find the killer...
A nobleman's curiosity...
Lead to a white slavery ring destroyed and a love found...

Although her marriage to George Waddley has been passionless, the beautiful widow, Cecilia Haukstrom Waddley, vows to unmask the man responsible for her husband's murder. Suspecting the culprit traveled in society circles, she diverts attention from eavesdropping and prying with constant and tiresome complaints of illness.

But nothing is as it seems...

Sir James Branstoke sees straight through Cecilia's feigned fragility. Intrigued by her odd behavior, he believes she has secrets—secrets that could lead to her demise. So, the hunter follows the huntress through society, never imagining that what has started as a chance inquiry could lead to a surprising love greater than either had ever known.

But will the cost of uncovering a murderer be too high? Can Cecilia and James reveal the culprit so love can blossom in the end?

An Artful Deceit

An Artful Deceit

What happens when a Duke is mistaken for a Viscount—on purpose?

Add that to two Michelangelo sketches, hidden passages, vanishing and reappearing art, threatening messages, conniving art collectors, arrogant academicians, a Bow Street agent, a lovelorn couple, and an elderly prankster.

It’s enough to give a Duke a headache.

Miles Wingate, the Duke of Ellinbourne, was not supposed to be at the Dowager Duchess of Malmsby’s house party. He was supposed to be in London preparing for the spring opening of the Royal Academy of Art, yet here he was, a stand-in guest for his injured cousin, Viscount Redinger.

This was taking family loyalty too far. The only rational person at the house party was Miss Ann Hallowell, the Duchess’s granddaughter, and as his luck would have it, his cousin’s intended!

Thrown together when he’s mistaken for his cousin, Miles and Ann join to unravel the house party mysteries. But every time they pull one mystery thread free, another appears, for seemingly everyone has a hidden agenda—including the Duchess!

An Artful Compromise

An Artful Compromise

Helena Littledean has a secret, a most scandalous painting she bought in discretion and keeps hidden from prying eyes. She’s a young lady after all, and the Adam in her painting isn’t hiding a thing behind his fig leaf. When she finally meets the Earl of Norwalk, her heart catches in her throat. It’s her Adam—the embodiment of her closely held dreams standing before her…

Adam Waterbury, the Earl of Norwalk, has been trying to find Adam in the Garden of Eden for over twelve years. The artist, his maternal uncle, promised he’d never sell it, not to Adam or to anyone else. It was his masterpiece, after all. But ultimately, he sold it.

A murder visits Helena’s family home, forcing her family to leave, but not before she’s etched onto Adam's every waking thought. Now they are both haunted by images of the other. And then he discovered it is she who owns THE painting.

Now the question is, can Adam destroy the painting without losing Helena? If he helps solve the murder and save the Littledean business, could they come to An Artful Compromise?

An Artful Lie

An Artful Lie

Three years ago, Bella and Aidan were in love.

But Bella proved too valuable to the war office, her talent for cryptography unmatched, so through lies and manipulation, war office agents destroyed Bella’s and Aidan’s belief in each other. Emotionally ripped apart, love turned to hate.

After the war, Bella receives documents that reveal the truth. They were pawns, their love a casualty of war!

Now, could they start anew?

Jaded by war, Bella feels second chances are fairy tales. Besides, the spymaster is pressuring her to resume cryptography for a new secret service. She loves Aidan, but….

The more time Aidan spends around Bella, the more he knows he loves this woman far more than the young girl he courted three years ago. But with Bella denying them a second chance, the least he can do is see she doesn’t get pressured back into spy work.

Then he discovers a specter from Bella’s war past is stalking her and he'll do whatever it takes to protect her.

But will it be enough?

And will he be enough for her?

Honor's Players

Honor's Players

Every bachelor in London sought the attentions of the beautiful Helene Monweithe. Unfortunately, pursuit was futile. Helene's father had decreed that she could not wed before her older sister, Elizabeth, wed. Considering Elizabeth's reputation as The Shrew of London, this was cause for alarm.

Then Justin, Viscount St. Ryne, asked for Elizabeth's hand in marriage. If her family wept for joy, Elizabeth shrieked in fury. But in her heart of hearts she acknowledged he resembled the hero of her closely guarded dreams.

Poor Elizabeth hadn't the faintest notion that St. Ryne had a curious plan designed to tame her, a plan that would tangle their hearts and would, in the face of unexpected interlopers and domestic scandal, teach both arrogant husband and quick-tempered wife a thing or two about love and marriage!

Gentleman's Trade: A Regency Gentleman Abroad

Gentleman's Trade: A Regency Gentleman Abroad

Rain fell in sheets that day and, to lovely Vanessa Mannion's dismay, had turned New Orleans' main street into one big mud puddle...

Even with skirts held high, she could not prevent mud from spattering her gown and legs. But that wasn't half as alarming as being caught with muddy ankles by that arrogant Britisher, Hugh Talverton. Thereafter, Vanessa tried to ignore Hugh at a party. But when Creole and plantation beauties swarmed around him, she simmered in irritation and, in a fit of pique, pursued another would-be suitor.

How could she have known that her feminine ploy would lead to a tangle of heartstrings, romance awry, and a lesson in love?

An Artful Secret

An Artful Secret

Lancelot Nowlton, Viscount Lakehurst, writes gothic novels.

The widow Lady Cassandra Tidemark, Marchioness of Darkford, is living a gothic nightmare.

The young marchioness is haunted by nightmarish visions of a past she can't escape. The memory of her husband's death, shrouded in a ritualistic mystery reminiscent of Sir Francis Dashwood's notorious Hell Fire club, casts a chilling pall over her life.

By chance, Cassandra reads a bestselling gothic novel penned by the elusive ‘Anonymous’ that describes what happened that night. To her shock, she discovers that Viscount Lakehurst is the author, and she accuses him of her husband's murder.

But the meddling Dowager Duchess of Malmsby, Lakehurst's grandmother, sees a potential match in Cassandra for her grandson, Viscount Lakehurst, and devises a quest to throw the two together and unearth the truth about Lord Darkford's death.

The pursuit of truth unearths long-buried Darkford family secrets, revealing a web of deception, murder, and danger.

In "An Artful Secret," love and mystery entwine, testing the bonds of the heart against a backdrop of deceit, fraud, and revenge. Amidst the shadows, Cassandra and Lakehurst are drawn together. Can they conquer the Darkford past and unearth the secrets that will set them free?

Perchance To Dream

Perchance To Dream

A historical fantasy short story

The Honorable Andrew Montrose dreamed of swimming and breathing underwater. The Caribbean island plantation staff feared he was going mad. The islanders whispered that he’d been ensorcelled by Merfolk. But for the Honorable Andrew Montrose, it was just a dream.

Until the day he saw her.

Ladies & Gentlemen: A Regency Romance Collection

Ladies & Gentlemen: A Regency Romance Collection

Three titillating, heartfelt stories from the pen of Holly Newman. An offer from a gentleman, an investigation gone awry, and a holiday gift that turns the Christmas tide…

Gentleman’s Trade
Rain fell in sheets that fateful day and, to lovely Vanessa Mannion’s dismay, turned New Orleans’ main street into one big mud puddle… But even with skirts held high, it isn’t half as alarming as being caught with muddy ankles by arrogant Britisher, Hugh Talverton. Embarrassed, Vanessa determines to ignore Hugh at a party. Then, when Creole and plantation beauties swarm around him, she simmers in irritation and, in a fit of pique, pursues another would-be suitor. Her ploy will lead to a tangle of heartstrings, romance awry, and a lesson in love…

A Heart in Jeopardy
She risked her life for honor… And her heart for love. The scions of Crawford’s Dean did not like the family who rented Leona Leonard’s ancestral home, and so they came to tell There’s something strange going on in that house. Leona promises to investigate, but snooping leads to danger, and when danger forces her to seek sanctuary at Deveraux’s ancestral castle, she discovers the passion beneath his honorable intentions … and a soul-searing desire that would flame into a breathtaking love!

The Rocking Horse
Miss Jocelyn Maybrey sees the Christmas holiday invitation to Bayneville Castle, the country estate of the 8th Marquess of Tarkington, as a perfect way to clear her head and consider her future. The house party was to celebrate her friend Lady Mary Bayne’s betrothal. But when Lady Mary contracts a wicked cold and becomes bedridden, Jocelyn finds herself thrown into the Marquess’s company. But what amazed her was the wood-turning lessons she found him taking from the estate carpenter. He was making a rocking horse, not watching its creation. The handmade toy was Lord Tarkington’s gift for his young daughter. His labor of love touched Jocelyn, and she knew she had found her heart’s desire…

Holly Newman's literary journey is marked by an array of titles that have resonated deeply with a diverse audience. The top 10 books listed above not only highlight her versatility as an author but also her skill in crafting stories that speak to universal emotions and experiences. As Newman continues to write and influence the literary landscape, her works remain indispensable for those who appreciate rich storytelling and complex characters. Whether you're exploring her most celebrated novel or diving into less known gems, Holly Newman’s books promise a journey worth taking, leaving a lasting impression on the fabric of modern fiction.