Romance novels that warm your heart! Julie Manthey thinks that the best part of writing fiction is imagining alternate worlds and mixing up a small echo of reality with a very large dose of fiction to create a fun, magical reading escape. She hopes that you enjoy these novels!

The Magic of Cape Disappointment is an escapist beach read with a fantasy fairy-tale quality about true love, hope, family, friendship, and the ties that bind us all closer together.

 Readers’ Favorite 2018 Award winner – Honorable Mention – for the Chick Lit category

Foreword Reviews’ INDIES Book of the Year Award – Honorable Mention – in Romance for 2015. 

Christmas at Maplemont Manor is a fun and festive holiday novel will warm your heart. Escape into the festive frolic and spend the holidays in Maplemont. Enjoy Christmas magic all year!

Bronze Medal Award in Romance in the 2020 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards

Contemporary, heart-warming romance novels

Both of Julie Manthey’s books are contemporary, heart-warming romance novels.

For holiday romance, ‘Christmas at Maplemont Manor‘ will get you into a holiday spirit at any time of year.

For a romance novel about the magic of soul mates, ‘The Magic of Cape Disappointment‘ will keep you turning the pages.

Both romance novels will pull you into their small town settings. Choose your escape!

Pull on a cozy sweater and meet the charming residents of Maplemont in snow-covered, upstate New York.

Or watch the Pacific Ocean waves from the cliffs of southwest Washington in the salty breeze.

Your adventure and romance await!

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