New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

July 17, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Truth or dare

July 16, 2018
Michaels, Fern, author.
©2018
395 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When the call comes, the Men of the Sisterhood drop everything to help their friends. This time it's Cyrus, their four-legged hound dog and unofficial mascot. While member Joe Espinosa is driving along an isolated country road with Cyrus in tow, he catches a glimpse of movement in the woods bordering the road and notes Cyrus pawing desperately at the car window. As soon as he pulls over to investigate, Cyrus bolts out the door and leads Joe to three children clustered together - bedraggled, silent, and scared out of their wits. As soon as he has brought the children to safety, Espinosa arranges an urgent meeting. Charles, Abner, Jack, Dennis, Harry and the rest of the crew gather at BOLO headquarters to hear a shocking story that confirms their worst suspicions. Many more children are still in danger. But in order to protect and avenge the victims, the team must use more cunning than ever before. With so many vulnerable young lives at stake, one mistake would be too many.-- From dust jacket.

The lido

July 13, 2018
Page, Libby, author.
©2018
481 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Before and again

July 12, 2018
Delinsky, Barbara, author.
Farmington Hills, Mich: Wheeler Publishing, 2018.
659 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road just long enough to rob her of her beloved daughter and ultimately of her new marriage, family, friends, and privacy. Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid. She's thankful for her new friends--though she can't risk telling them too much-- and takes satisfaction in working as a makeup artist. Covering up scars is a skill she has mastered."--Back cover.

Marry me by sundown

July 12, 2018
Lindsey, Johanna, author.
©2018
505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Summoned back to Philadelphia from the social whirl in London, Violet Mitchell never expected to find her brothers living on the edge of financial ruin while their father seeks new wealth in Montana's gold fields. With the family's home and social standing at risk, Violet makes a drastic decision. Morgan Callahan rode away from his family's cattle ranch to make his own fortune. Now as he finishes exploiting a mother lode of silver, a young woman claiming to be his late partner's daughter turns up wanting to be taken to her father's mine. Suspecting that the pretty schemer works for the mining outfit that is trying to steal his land, he has no qualms about snatching her and holding her at his camp where she can do no harm. Morgan underestimated the new thorn in his side. Determined to claim what rightfully belongs to her family, Violet summons up the courage, grit, and spunk to cope with the hazards and discomforts of an untamed land and the disturbingly masculine stranger who holds her fate in his hands. --Provided by publisher.

This fallen prey

July 12, 2018
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
©2018
599 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When Casey Duncan first arrived at the off-the-grid town of Rockton, an isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect -- with no cell phones, no internet, no mail, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. She certainly didn't expect to be the homicide detective on two cases, or to begin a romantic relationship with her boss. But the very last thing she expected was for the town council to drop a dangerous criminal into their midst without a plan to keep him imprisoned -- and to keep others safe.

Falling for you

July 12, 2018
Wade, Becky, author.
©2018
589 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Willow Bradford is content taking a break from modeling to run her family's inn. Then she comes face-to-face with NFL quarterback Corbin Stewart, the man who broke her heart-- and wants to win her back. When a decades-old missing-persons case brings them together, they're forced to decide whether they can risk falling for one another all over again.

The hunger

July 11, 2018
Katsu, Alma, author.
©2018
551 pages (large print) : map ; 22 cm.

Memento park

July 11, 2018
Sarvas, Mark, author.
©2018
403 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

When through deep waters

July 11, 2018
Dekker, Rachelle, author.
©2018
471 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Rachelle Dekker is the oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker. She was inspired early on to discover truth through the avenue of storytelling. She writes full time from her home in Nashville, where she lives with her husband, Daniel, and their diva cat Blair"-- Provided by publisher.

Before I saw you

July 11, 2018
Sorrells, Amy K., author.
©2018
413 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The pirate bride

July 11, 2018
Y'Barbo, Kathleen, author.
©2018
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

All we ever wanted

July 10, 2018
Giffin, Emily, author.
©2018
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In the new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love and Something Borrowed, a woman is forced to choose between her family and her most deeply held values. Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville's elite. Her husband's tech business is booming, and her adored son, Finch, is bound for Princeton. Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs. His adored daughter, Lyla, attends Nashville's most prestigious private school on a scholarship. But amid the wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn't always fit in. Then one devastating photo changes everything. Finch snaps a picture of Lyla passed out at a party, adds a provocative caption, and sends it to a few friends. The photo spreads like wildfire, and before long, an already divided community is buzzing with scandal and assigning blame. In the middle of it all, Nina finds herself relating more to Tom's reaction than her own husband's--and facing an impossible choice"-- Provided by publisher.

Cottage by the sea : a novel

July 10, 2018
Macomber, Debbie, author.
©2018
459 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager. Once there, Annie begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks in part to the folks she meets: a local painter, Keaton, whose large frame is equal to his big heart--and who helps Annie fix up her rental cottage by the sea; Mellie, the reclusive, prickly landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. But it is Keaton to whom Annie feels most drawn. His quiet, peaceful nature offers her both comfort and reprieve from her grief, and the two begin to grow closer. Then events threaten to undo the idyll Annie has come to enjoy. And when the opportunity of a lifetime lands in her lap, she is torn between the excitement of a new journey toward success and the safe and secure arms of the haven--and the man-she's come to call home.

The other woman

July 10, 2018
Silva, Daniel, 1960- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
606 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.

Southernmost

July 10, 2018
House, Silas, 1971- author.
©2018
429 pages ; 23 cm.
"When an evangelical preacher in Tennessee offers shelter to two gay men after a catastrophic flood, he's met with resistance by his wife and congregation, and eventually loses custody of his son. He decides to kidnap his son and flee to Key West, where he suspects his estranged gay brother is living"-- Provided by publisher.

When we found home

July 10, 2018
Mallery, Susan, author.
©2018
629 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Life is meant to be savored, but that's not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you'd rather not talk about. Callie Smith doesn't know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister—Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life. But starting over can be messy. Callie and Keira fit in with each other, but not with their posh new lifestyle, leaving Malcolm feeling like the odd man out in his own home. Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of love."--Back cover.

The house at Saltwater Point

July 10, 2018
Coble, Colleen, author.
©2018
451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: The view from Rainshadow Bay.
"The dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring secrets that reach around the world. Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can't focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie's boat. Ellie knows her sister isn't on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn't kill her--would he? Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy. Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth--and family--is often more complex than it first appears. From international terrorism to the peaceful lavender fields of Puget Sound, The House at Saltwater Point is a thrilling race to uncover the truth before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.

Beneath the depths : a Detective Byron mystery

July 10, 2018
Coffin, Bruce Robert, author.
©2017
575 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When the body of prominent Portland attorney Paul Ramsey turns up in the bottom of Casco Bay, following his loss of a multimillion dollar civil trial, Byron knows it's no accidental drowning. Golden boy Ramsey had a dark side—and Byron believes the key to solving his murder lies in uncovering those secrets someone wanted buried along with him. With the brilliant Detective Diane Joyner by his side, Byron takes on Ramsey's former employer, the powerhouse law firm of Newman, Branch & DeWitt. But delving further into the troubled waters of Ramsey's past only serves to lengthen the list of suspects—unleashing a perfect storm of corruption, betrayal, and murder that only Byron can stop. If he's not too late."--Amazon.com

Death comes through the kitchen

July 10, 2018
Dovalpage, Teresa, 1966- author.
©2018
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A Cuban mystery" --Cover.
Havana, Cuba, 2003: Matt, a San Diego journalist, arrives in Havana to marry his girlfriend, Yarmila, a 24-year-old Cuban woman whom he first connected with because of her food blog. But Yarmi isn't there to meet him at the airport. When he hitches a ride to her apartment, he finds her lying dead in the bathtub. Love-lorn Matt is immediately embroiled in a Cuban adventure he hadn't bargained for: the police and secret service have him down as their main suspect, and in an effort to clear his name, Matt must embark on his own investigation into what happened to Yarmila. The more Matt learns about his erstwhile fiancee, though, the more he realizes he had no idea who she was at all--but did anyone?"-- Provided by publisher.

In prior's wood

July 10, 2018
Malliet, G. M., 1951- author.
©2018
411 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When the lady of the local manor house is found dead among rumors of a suicide pact with her young lover, handsome vicar Max Tudor lends his MI5 expertise to the ensuing investigation, which is tied to the victim's far-from-bereaved husband.

Lies that comfort and betray

July 10, 2018
Simpson, Rosemary, 1942- author.
©2018
625 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Has the Ripper sailed across the Atlantic to find a new hunting ground? Is some disturbed soul copying his crimes? A former Pinkerton agent, Geoffrey intends to step in where the New York Metropolitan Police seem to be failing, and Prudence is just as determined to protect the poor, vulnerable females being targeted. But a killer with a disordered mind and an incomprehensible motive may prove too elusive for even this experienced pair to outwit"--provided by publisher.

The girl I used to be

July 10, 2018
Torjussen, Mary, author.
©2018
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The morning after real estate agent Gemma Brogan has dinner with a prospective client, she's furious at herself for drinking so much. But there will be more to regret than a nasty hangover. She starts receiving mementos from that night: A photo of a hallway kiss. A video of her complaining about her husband. And worse...much worse. The problem is, she doesn't remember any of it. As the blackmailing and menace ramp up, Gemma fears for her already shaky marriage. The paranoia, the feeling that her life is spiraling out of control, will take her back to another night--years ago--that changed everything. And Gemma will realize just how far the shadows from her past can reach.."--Provided by publisher.

Dreadful young ladies and other stories

July 10, 2018
Barnhill, Kelly Regan, author.
©2018
387 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch -- Open the door and the light pours through --The dead boy's last poem --Dreadful young ladies --The taxidermist's other wife -- Elegy to Gabrielle, patron saint of healers, whores, and righteous thieves -- Notes on the untimely death of Ronia Drake --The insect and the astronomer: a love story -- The unlicensed magician.
A short story collection featuring elements of magic realism while touching on the themes of love, knowledge, grief, hope, and jealousy. Teeming with uncanny characters whose lives unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original, these stories demonstrate the strength and power -- known and unknown -- of the imagination.

Who is Vera Kelly?

July 10, 2018
Knecht, Rosalie, author.
©2018
329 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA. Next thing she knows she's in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists in Buenos Aires. As Vera becomes more and more enmeshed with the young radicals, the fragile local government begins to split at the seams. When a betrayal leaves her stranded in the wake of a coup, Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange and unexpected bedfellows, and she's forced to take extreme measures to save herself. An exhilarating page turner and perceptive coming-of-age story, Who Is Vera Kelly? is a novel that introduces an original, wry and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher.

The missing wife

July 10, 2018
O'Flanagan, Sheila, author.
©2016
637 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess. She's always said how lucky she is. So why has she left? And how will she survive without Vince? What goes on behind closed doors is often a surprise, and Imogen surprises herself by taking the leap she knows she must. But as she begins her journey to find the woman she once was, Imogen's past is right behind her... Will it catch up with her? And will she be ready to face it if it does?"--Back cover.

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