Susan R. Hughes


Nothing gets my heart pumping like a good love story with absorbing emotion, plenty of passion, an old-fashioned happy ending. That’s why I started writing romance novels, and I’m excited to share these stories with you. Set mainly in Canada, my novels explore the extraordinary thrill of finding that special someone and falling head over heels in love. I hope you’ll enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them.

I live in Ottawa, Ontario, with my husband and three children.

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The Music Box Series
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 152,430. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
A music box brings three generations of couples together, from Halifax in 1923 to Vancouver in 1957.
Heart's Desire
Series: Music Box, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,750. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
In 1957, Mavis believes her secret relationship with a black classmate has been left in the past—until he shows up at her door. The passion they once shared is easily rekindled, and this time Mavis is determined not to hide their love. But society’s rules haven’t changed, and in order to be together Mavis and Will must confront the prejudice that once tore them apart.
A Baby for Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Paige is pregnant, single and homeless. Ryan can’t resist opening his home to the beautiful stranger who needs his help. The last thing he intends to do is get involved; and the last thing Paige needs is another man in her life when she can’t seem to untangle herself from her controlling former lover. Will it take a Christmas miracle to make Paige and Ryan realize where their hearts truly belong?
Someone Like You
Series: Music Box, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,480. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Bridget Clancy’s cozy life in Halifax is turned upside down when a shocking betrayal forces her to flee to Ontario. There she lands on the doorstep of war veteran Adam Walker, who hires her to care for his infant son. Even as she comes to feel at home in the Walker household, Bridget fears that Adam’s love and the family she longs for might just be an illusion.
Sense of Touch
Series: Music Box, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,990. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Halifax Explosion of 1917 destroyed Amy’s home and killed her parents, while Sean lost his eyesight and the little sister he’d promised to protect. In the midst of disaster Amy and Sean found each other—but can love alone mend the deepest wounds of the heart?
Healing Anna's Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,140. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Struggling with guilt over the accident that took her fiancé’s life, Anna is determined to keep Ben’s family from learning what really happened the night he died. Easier said than done when she finds herself in the arms of his brother Josh, who has loved Anna from afar since the moment they met.
Wine & Roses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,480. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A widow at 42, Abby Wells has poured her heart into the restoration of The Roses Inn, a historic Niagara-on-the Lake establishment reputedly haunted by a 19th-century ghost. In walks Jason Brinleigh, a gorgeous winery owner nine years Abby’s junior, intent on buying the place from her. The transaction falls by the wayside as Abby and Jason fall for each other.

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Smashwords book reviews by Susan R. Hughes

  • Losing Penny on March 05, 2013

    Kristy Tate writes charmingly and this book was a pleasure to read. I loved the chemistry between Penny and Drake and the sparkling dialogue between them and the other characters. A quirky story with a lot of heart and a few unexpected twists.
  • Scents and Sensuality on Oct. 02, 2013

    Amanda is a beautiful perfumer who can’t seem to find a man. She needs one desperately as a date for her cousin’s wedding. Harrison has no trouble attracting women, but his mother is tired of waiting for him to settle down and believes Amanda could be Ms. Right. When she offers her son as Amanda’s date, Harrison resents her matchmaking and sets out to sabotage her efforts—until he meets his date and realizes he’s made a mistake that he can’t easily put right. Meanwhile, Amanda is pretending to be someone she isn’t in order to hold his interest. As they grow closer, being honest with each other means discovering truths about themselves. Great fun to read, this novel crackles with delicious sexual tension and humour. Joan Reeves has a flair for snappy dialogue and creating characters that come alive on the page. Vivid descriptions make you feel like you’re in the room watching it all unfold. A satisfying romance.