New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

December 2, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Fetching Sweetness

December 1, 2016
Mentink, Dana, author.
©2016
333 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author's valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent. But Agnes's canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.

To have and to hold : three autumn love stories

December 1, 2016
©2016
473 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Love takes the cake / Betsy St. Amant -- The perfect arrangement / Katie Ganshert -- Love in the details / Becky Wade.
Charlotte is always the baker; never the bride. Then Will, a regular at her bakery, catches her attention...Wallflower Amelia Woods owns a quaint flower shop. Her love life is a bit lackluster--until her fender-bender with Nate Gallagher... Returning to Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, Josh finds out the girl he never got over never got over him.

The wedding shop

December 1, 2016
Hauck, Rachel, 1960- author.
©2016
569 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"From New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes The Wedding Shop. -- Two women separated by decades. Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled. It's the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt's wedding shop in Heart's Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet. More than eighty years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart's Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life. When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love. As Cora's and Haley's stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love"-- Provided by publisher.

Every bride has her day

December 1, 2016
Thompson, Janice A., author.
©2016
398 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"As Katie's wedding day approaches, she must deal with a high-society bride's plans for a spectacular wedding as well as everyone' competing visions regarding Katie's own special day"--Provided by publisher.

The girl from the Savoy

December 1, 2016
Gaynor, Hazel, author.
©2016
558 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 2016.
"An historical novel about a young woman who finds employment as a chambermaid at London's grandest hotel after World War I and becomes torn between two men, two classes, and everything she knows and everything she dreams of"-- Provided by publisher.

Honor redeemed

December 1, 2016
Johnson, Christine (Christine Elizabeth), author.
©2016
416 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"After the untimely death of her parents, a nearly penniless Prosperity Jones travels to Key West to join her fiancé--only to discover he has married someone else"--Provided by publisher.

Lone heart pass

December 1, 2016
Thomas, Jodi, author.
©2016
382 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Inheriting a run-down Texas farm, Jubilee Hamilton is determined to start a new life despite Charley Collins, the abrasive foreman she is forced to hire who is no fan of love, and the young man who needs her protection when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation.

Mothering Sunday

December 1, 2016
Swift, Graham, 1949- author.
©2016
151 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild has worked as a maid a an English country house since she was sixteen. For almost all of those years she has been the clandestine lover to Paul Sheringham, young heir of a neighboring house.The two now meet on an unseasonably warm March day---Mothering Sunday---a day that will change Jane's life forever." --Back cover.

Someone like you

December 1, 2016
Bylin, Victoria, author.
©2014
448 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Julia Dare is trying to raise her son and run her event-planning business. When a job takes her to the Caliente Springs retreat, she finds she'll be working with Zeke Monroe--her college sweetheart-- and the resort's fate hangs on their success with an important client's wedding"-- Provided by publisher.

An Amish harvest : four novellas

November 30, 2016
©2016
577 pages (large print) ; 23cm
Under the harvest moon / Beth Wiseman -- Love and buggy rides / Amy Clipston -- A quiet love / Kathleen Fuller -- Mischief in the autumn air / Vannetta Chapman.
Each of the four novellas from these veterans of Amish fiction is set in an Amish community at autumn harvest time. Wiseman's entry features a young mother with two small children who hides a secret to protect her dead husband's good name. In Clipston's story, a witness to an accident is forbidden by her family to come forward with the truth. An introvert finds her shyness nearly unbearable after developing a stutter in Fuller's tale. And in Chapman's story, a widow, forced to live with a crotchety aunt, buries herself in mystery stories until she finds herself on an unexpected real-life quest. The transition and renewal inspired by the autumn harvest underpin each of the tales; the characters, towns, and situations are all distinct and relatable. Each of the stories contains a dire or trying circumstance that allows new paths of friendship and love to grow.

A sister's wish

November 30, 2016
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
©2016
288 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Avon Inspire, 2016.
Includes reader's guide.
"A respectable young Amish woman finds herself falling for an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks"-- Provided by publisher.

Love bears all things

November 29, 2016
Wiseman, Beth, 1962- author.
©2016
375 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Could God be offering Charlotte a second chance at true love? Charlotte Dolinsky needs time to recover after breaking up with her boyfriend, Ryan. But when a surprise visitor shows up on her doorstep in Texas, she's forced to put aside her own worries to help her Amish friends in Lancaster County. Soon she is entangled in a web of deception--and this time, she isn't the only one keeping secrets. Daniel Byler struggles each day in his Amish community to heal from his fiance's betrayal. When he discovers that a member of his family is in danger of being shunned, his pain turns to fear. His only way to help is by partnering with Charlotte, a woman he barely knows who has already deceived them all before. Charlotte begins building a friendship with Daniel that she'll need to lean on when more surprises surface from her past and she once again finds herself torn between two worlds. Will Charlotte's friends in the Amish community be able to show her the power of redemption and lead her home? And can she help young Jacob realize that God offers second chances at happiness when she isn't even sure herself?

The matchmakers of Minnow Bay

November 29, 2016
Harms, Kelly, author.
©2016
471 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Lily is at a crossroads. Her painting career hasn't taken off, her relationships are disappointing, and she can't afford to live in the city. Packing to move, she finds a ten-year-old letter detailing action needed to annul a quickie Vegas wedding! Kelly Harms lights up the page in this story of the surprising beauty of past mistakes and the unexpected pleasures of correcting them.

A Baxter family Christmas

November 29, 2016
Kingsbury, Karen, author.
©2016
263 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Two years have passed since the terrible car accident that took the life of John Baxter's daughter, Erin, her husband and three of their four daughters. John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner - Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin's heart. Ashley and her brother Luke don't think it is right; they want to protect their ten-year-old niece, Amy - the only surviving member of the accident. Kendra Bryant has been struggling these past few years to find purpose in the tragedy that gave her a second chance. She believes the invitation to see the Baxters and witness their unwavering faith in God can instill peace and happiness back into her life" -- page [4] cover.

Someone to love : a Westcott novel

November 28, 2016
Balogh, Mary, author.
©2016
527 pages (large print) : genealogical table ; 22 cm.
The New York Times bestselling author of Only a Kiss launches a new series with the death of an earl and the revelation of a scandalous secret... Humphrey Westcott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune that will forever alter the lives of everyone in his family--including the daughter no one knew he had... Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited his fortune. She is also overjoyed to learn she has siblings. However, they want nothing to do with her or her attempts to share her new wealth. But the new earl's guardian is interested in Anna... Avery Archer, Duke of Netherby, keeps others at a distance. Yet something prompts him to aid Anna in her transition from orphan to lady. As London society and her newfound relatives threaten to overwhelm Anna, Avery steps in to rescue her and finds himself vulnerable to feelings and desires he has hidden so well and for so long.

The city baker's guide to country living

November 28, 2016
Miller, Louise (Chef), author.
©2016
481 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Like her creator, Olivia Rawlings is a Boston-based pastry chef, though one doubts that Miller ever set an entire building alight while flambéing her signature dessert. After that little upset, Livvy seeks comfort in Guthrie, VT, settling down with peppy dog Salty when she's offered a job at the Sugar Maple Inn and falling for Martin McCracken, home to tend his ailing father"--synopsis of standard edition.

Paris for one : and other stories

November 17, 2016
Moyes, Jojo, 1969- author.
New York, New York : Random House Large Print , [2016]
354 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 21 cm
Paris for one -- Between the tweets -- Love in the afternoon -- A bird in the hand -- Crocodile shoes -- Holdups -- Last year's coat -- Thirteen days with John C -- The Christmas list.
Explores the lives of unsatisfied women in this collection of short stories and a novella. In the title novella, a young woman named Nell plans a romantic weekend trip to Paris only to find out that her jerk of a boyfriend made a last-minute decision not to accompany her. Although Nell typically plays it safe, she eventually decides to enjoy her time in Paris alone. Her newfound sense of adventure allows her to enjoy the romance and excitement of the city (and a new man).

Seasons in paradise

November 10, 2016
Cameron, Barbara, 1949- author.
©2016
445 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Rose Anna Zook has watched her two older sisters marry two Stoltzfus men and has always thought she and John, the third Stoltzfus brother, would marry, make a home together, have children. But John has other ideas. He's enjoying his Rumschpringe in the Englisch world a little too much and isn't interested in returning to the Amish community--especially to marry. Rose Anna is determined to bring her man back into the Amish fold. John is equally determined to live his life free and unencumbered. Who will win this battle of wills? Will love prevail?

Trusting Will

November 10, 2016
Taylor, Skye, author.
©2015
393 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Brianna Reagan's life fell apart when her husband, an Army Ranger, was killed in combat. Now, three years later, she and her young son, Sam, have started a new life in Tide's Way. She's determined to protect herself from more heartache. But then she meets Sam's Cub Scout leader, tall, sexy Will Cameron. Will takes one look at the gorgeous blonde and decides his hunt for a temporary apartment is over. There's a space available in Brianna's building. Sam adores Will and has become best pals with Will's nephew, Rick. Brianna quickly learns that Will is a North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper, excelling on and off the job in activities that challenge him mentally and physically. He relishes living life on the edge: rock-climbing, sky-diving, riding motorcycles, and pushing himself to be the best at whatever he does. He's putting himself in the line of danger, just as her late husband did. And he's hoping for a promotion that would transfer him to a state-wide task force, meaning he'll say goodbye to her, Sam, and Tide's Way. As she struggles to remain "just a friend," Will brings tender, patient romance into her life-with the promise of hot passion, when she's ready. Can she resist? And what happens if her worst fears come true?

The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

November 10, 2016
Callaway, Joy, author.
©2016
581 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The Bronx, 1891. Virginia Loftin, the boldest of four artistic sisters in a family living in genteel poverty, knows what she wants most: to become a celebrated novelist despite her gender, and to marry Charlie, the boy next door and her first love. When Charlie proposes instead to a woman from a wealthy family, Ginny is devastated; shutting out her family, she holes up and turns their story into fiction, obsessively rewriting a better ending. Though she works with newfound intensity, literary success eludes her until she attends a salon hosted in her brother s writer friend John Hopper s Fifth Avenue mansion. Among painters, musicians, actors, and writers, Ginny returns to herself, even blooming under the handsome, enigmatic John s increasingly romantic attentions. Just as she and her siblings have become swept up in the society, though, Charlie throws himself back into her path, and Ginny learns that the salon s bright lights may be obscuring some dark shadows. Torn between two worlds that aren t quite as she d imagined them, Ginny will realize how high the stakes are for her family, her writing, and her chance at love."

Baggage check

November 10, 2016
Pullen, M. J. (Manda J.), author.
©2016
435 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"At thirty-five, Rebecca Williamson is surrounded by happy endings. Her friends Suzanne and Marci are living out their own personal fairy tales in Atlanta. But despite Rebecca's best efforts four years ago, her adorable college friend Jake Stillwell has officially slipped through her fingers and broken her heart. When Rebecca gets a frantic phone call from her mother back in Alabama, Rebecca is pulled back to the tiny town she worked so hard to leave behind and forced to face the hard truths about her family and past. A past that includes Deputy Alex Chen, who thinks of Rebecca as more than just an old friend's kid sister. Can Rebecca navigate the chaos and get her life back to normal? Will Alex prove himself to be the friend she's always needed? Or will she discover that the door to Jake is not as tightly closed as she thought? M.J. Pullen returns in this final installment to the same captivating group of lovelorn friends, this time following the girl group's frenemy, Rebecca, as she's forced to confront her past. Raising the stakes, Pullen delivers an absorbing, romantic novel that poses the question, what if everything you were looking for was right where you started?"--

Bachelor unforgiving

November 9, 2016
Jackson, Brenda (Brenda Streater), author.
©2016
313 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Passionate payback They say you can forgive but you can never forget. Virgil Bougard takes that saying to heart. Four years ago Kara Goshay believed a vicious lie about him and ended their relationship. And even after her apology, Virgil is still bitter. He doesn't intend to make things easy for Kara when his family's firm hires her PR company to revamp his playboy image. But faking a liaison with Kara for the media backfires when the line between fantasy and reality is blurred by strong sexual attraction. Kara wanted forgiveness. Instead she's deep into a heated affair with the powerful, charismatic man she can't resist. The man who claims he'll never forgive her, especially when a secret enemy puts her professional reputation in jeopardy. Stakes are high--but so is their searing desire, a connection so intense it could possibly tame this elusive, unforgiving bachelor at last...

Nine women, one dress

November 9, 2016
Rosen, Jane L., author.
©2016
327 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Natalie is a Bloomingdale's salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend who's engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for seventeen years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual. Andie is a private detective who specializes in gathering evidence on cheating husbands--a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life--and lands a case that may restore her faith in true love. For these three women, as well as half a dozen others in sparkling supporting roles--a young model fresh from rural Alabama, a diva Hollywood star making her Broadway debut, an overachieving, unemployed Brown grad who starts faking a fabulous life on social media, to name just a few--everything is about to change, thanks to the dress of the season, the perfect little black number everyone wants to get their hands on"-- Provided by publisher.

A heart most certain

November 9, 2016
Jagears, Melissa, author.
©2016
619 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
While Lydia King's reasons for joining the Teaville Moral Society might be suspect to some members, her heart is in the right place. Because of her father's debts and her mother's persistent illness, her best chance at a secure future and curing her mother is to impress the politician courting her. Her first task--to ask the town's wealthiest man to donate--seems simple enough . . . until he refuses. Despite appearances, Nicholas Lowe wants to help others, but prefers to keep his charity private. When Lydia proves persistent, they agree to a bargain, but Nicholas still intends to do things his own way. Neither predicts what they'll learn about true charity or foresee the complications their actions will bring to the town, forcing Lydia to decide where her beliefs and heart truly align.

Return of the untamed billionaire

November 7, 2016
Marinelli, Carol, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2016.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Every night, prima ballerina Anya Ilyushin dances for Roman Zverev--the man who once captured her heart, before shattering it. Anya has buried the fragments behind an impenetrable wall, but when Roman saunters into her dressing room, their fierce attraction is rekindled..."--Back cover.

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