New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

January 20, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

In the shadow of Denali

January 19, 2017
Peterson, Tracie, author.
©2017
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Large print edition.
Cassidy Ivanoff and her father, John, work at the new and prestigious Curry Hotel outside Mt. McKinley. While John will be expedition and wilderness exploration guide for the wealthy tourists, Cassidy has signed on as a cook's assistant. Both are busy as the hotel prepares to welcome the president of the United States on his way to drive in the golden spike to officially complete the railroad. Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel to be an apprentice of a seasoned Alaska mountain guide. Ever since his father's death climbing Mt. McKinley, he's worked to earn enough money to make the trek to the Alaska territory himself. His father's partner blames their guide for the death of his father, but Allan wants to find the truth for himself. He finds an unlikely ally in Cassidy, and as the two begin to look into the mystery, they suddenly find that things are much less clear, and much more dangerous, than either could ever imagine.

My valentine

January 19, 2017
Peterson, Tracie, author.
©1997
523 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Large print edition.
"Includes bonus story of Little shoes and mistletoe by Sally Laity."
When Pierce and Darlene meet in her father's tailor shop, their lives are on very different paths. But neither can forget the other.

The Hawaiian quilt

January 19, 2017
Brunstetter, Wanda E., author.
©2016
469 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Large print edition.
Join Mandy Frey as she and three friends leave their Amish community in Indiana for the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. But when Mandy and one of her friends miss the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai, how will they adjust and get back home?

The mistletoe secret

January 19, 2017
Evans, Richard Paul, author.
©2016
336 pages ; 23 cm
Includes a recipe.
"Two people brave loneliness and loss to find love when Alex travels from Daytona Beach, Florida, to the small town of Midway, Utah, to find a blogger who calls herself LBH whose feelings mirror his own"--Provided by publisher.

Reading the sweet oak

January 19, 2017
Stites, Jan, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Amazon Publishing, 2015.
Includes reader's guide.
"Along the banks of the Sweet Oak River, deep in the heart of the Ozarks, a book club takes five women on stunning journeys of self-discovery as they embark on an exploration of modern-day love guided by written tales of romance"-- Provided by publisher.

Journey's end

January 19, 2017
Ryan, Renee, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Amazon Publishing, 2016.
"Having grown up on the mean streets of nineteenth-century London, Caroline St. James is used to fighting to survive. So when her beloved mother suddenly dies, the scrappy twenty-two-year-old sails to New York to settle the family score with her grandfather who had turned a cold shoulder to her mother's suffering"-- Provided by publisher.

A portrait of Emily Price

January 19, 2017
Reay, Katherine, 1970- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
408 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, 2016.
Includes reader's guide.
"Art restorer Emily Price has never encountered anything she can't fix--until she meets Ben, an Italian chef, who seems just right. When Emily follows Ben home to Italy, she learns that his family, however, is another matter"-- Provided by publisher.

The room with the second-best view

January 18, 2017
Smith, Virginia, 1960- author.
©2016
333 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Excitement is in the air in Goose Creek, Kentucky, as the small town prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary and the veterinarian's upcoming wedding. But trouble is brewing in this provincial paradise... Al Richardson agreed to open a B&B with his wife after his retirement in two years, but Millie secretly invites some guests to stay for the wedding. She plans to be the most gracious Southern hostess--until a tumble down the stairs leaves her unprepared for their quirky and cantankerous first guest."--Provided by publisher.

Almost like being in love

January 18, 2017
Vogt, Beth K., author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
456 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Nashville : Howard Books, 2016.
Includes reader's guide.
"While visiting a friend in Colorado after quitting her job, Caron Hollister wins a Colorado destination wedding. Back in Florida with her dream job gone and her perfect boyfriend seeming less than perfect, she accepts a job offer from a former boyfriend, returns to Colorado and begins to question everything about her relationships"-- Provided by publisher.

Anna's healing

January 18, 2017
Chapman, Vannetta, author.
©2015
463 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"When a tornado strikes the farms surrounding Cody's Creek in Oklahoma, Anna Schwartz suffers a spinal cord injury and becomes a paraplegic. Then one morning Anna wakes and finds herself healed. Her life is again turned upside down as the world's attention is drawn to this young Amish girl who has experienced the unexplainable"-- Provided by publisher.

Just a kiss

January 18, 2017
Hunter, Denise, 1968- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
352 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, 2016.
"Riley Callahan's plans to reveal his secret feelings for his best friend are ruined when his life is drastically altered by an IED while serving as a marine in Afghanistan"-- Provided by publisher.

Just kiss me

January 18, 2017
Gibson, Rachel, author.
©2016
319 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"A love story with sizzle, sass, and just a bit of southern charm"-- Provided by publisher.

The little red chairs

January 18, 2017
O'Brien, Edna, author.
©2016
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Moving from Ireland to London and then to The Hague, the story of one woman's struggle to reclaim a life shattered by betrayal"-- Provided by publisher.

One less problem without you

January 18, 2017
Harbison, Elizabeth M., author.
©2016
359 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Three women suddenly find themselves together at their own very different crossroads working together at Cosmos, a shop that sells crystals, potions, candles, and hope. It will take hope, love, strength and a little bit of magic for them to find their way together"-- Provided by publisher.

One true loves

January 18, 2017
Reid, Taylor Jenkins, author.
©2016
399 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"A love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life"-- Provided by publisher.

Saffire

January 18, 2017
Brouwer, Sigmund, 1959- author.
©2016
416 pages (large print) : map ; 22 cm.
"In this love story set within a historical mystery, Brouwer brings to life the most impressive and embattled engineering achievement of the twentieth-century, the Panama Canal"-- Provided by publisher.

The secret language of stones

January 18, 2017
Rose, M. J., 1953- author.
©2016
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"As World War I rages and the Romanov dynasty reaches its sudden, brutal end, a young jewelry maker discovers love, passion, and her own healing powers in this rich and romantic ghost story set in Paris"-- Provided by publisher.

The whale : a love story

January 18, 2017
Beauregard, Mark, author.
©2016
382 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2016.
"In the summer of 1850, Herman Melville finds himself hounded by creditors and afraid his writing career might be coming to an end. In despair, Melville takes his family for a vacation to his cousin's farm in the Berkshires, where he meets Nathaniel Hawthorne at a picnic--and his life turns upside down"-- Provided by publisher.

Waves of mercy

January 11, 2017
Austin, Lynn N., author.
©2016
615 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Chicago socialite Anna Nicholson retreats to the Hotel Ottawa in Holland, Michigan, after breaking her engagement. Troubled and filled with questions about her new-found faith, Anna finds solace in Derk Vander Veen, a seasonal hotel worker who plans to go into the ministry. Prompted by her son's request, Geesje de Jonge is writing her memories of emigrating from the Netherlands almost fifty years ago. Her story captivates Derk, who sees similarities between Geesje and Anna. Past and present collide as Derek brings the two together."--Provided by publisher.

The mistress : a novel

January 9, 2017
Steel, Danielle.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
372 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"A dazzling contemporary novel that interweaves the lives of a Russian mistress and the young French painter who falls in love with her. Set in the South of France, London, and Paris, a gorgeous, innocent mistress of a Russian oligarch gradually finds independence via her own efforts and through her friendship with the artist son of a world-renowned painter and his devoted muse/now restaurateur mother, reminiscent of Picasso and La Colombe D'or in St-Paul-de-Vence. A glamorous, elegant story that will resonate with Steel's audience, with an element of intrigue that will keep readers turning the pages"-- Provided by publisher.

Three amazing things about you

January 4, 2017
Mansell, Jill, author.
©2015
583 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Hallie doesn't have long to live. And to make things even more complicated, she's in love with a guy who's seriously out of bounds. She's never going to let him know, of course; she's just going to enjoy every remaining moment of her crush. She's also determined to spend her last months helping those who write into her Dear Rose column with problems of their own. Her doctors can't fix her, but maybe she can fix a few other people's dilemmas before it's too late.

No one to trust

January 3, 2017
Carlson, Melody, author.
©2016
289 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"In a deserted area of a beach town, Leah Hampton is helpless against the stranger trying to drag her away at gunpoint. But a handsome man comes to her rescue, risking his life for her. Suddenly, she and Jon Wilson are being hunted by very powerful, dangerous people. Why? Could she have been a target for the human trafficking ring that Jon's mother suspects is taking over the tiny town? Leah and the brave, love-shy man who saved her are now being framed for their pursuer's crimes. Hiding out among the fog-shrouded dunes, Leah and Jon must outsmart the ringleader before they're silenced forever." -- Page [4] cover.

A royal Christmas wedding

January 3, 2017
Hauck, Rachel, 1960- author.
©2016
337 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Unabridged.
It's been five years since volleyball star Avery Truitt and Prince Colin of Brighton Kingdom fell in love -- and he broke her heart with no explanation. When Avery's father dies of a heart attack, she returns home to St. Simons Island, Georgia, to help Mama with the family restaurant. But Mama wants to travel four thousand miles to Brighton Kingdom, where Avery's sister Susanna is expecting her first child. Avery is torn between considering a future in Brighton and taking a coaching job in Georgia, and Colin is finally pushed to pursue what he really wants. Is it too late to convince Avery that she is his true love?

Sewn with joy

January 3, 2017
Goyer, Tricia, author.
©2016
457 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Joy Miller wanted nothing more than to be a wife and mother, especially now that her relationship with Matthew Slagel, the bishop's son, was deepening. But when a television crew rolls into Pinecraft, Florida, to film a new show about the Amish, tension threatens to rip apart their relationship... and the entire Amish community. Joy is initially hired to sew costumes for the show, but she soon finds herself becoming increasingly involved in the production -- a fact that upsets Matthew and his father. Yet the more Joy befriends the Englischer production crew, the more she senses God working in their lives through her. Can she turn her back on this opportunity to share God's love? Will she and Matthew somehow be able to stitch together their dreams for the future?

Where two hearts meet

January 3, 2017
Johnson, Liz, 1981- author.
©2016
489 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
In her kitchen at the Red Door Inn, executive chef Caden Holt is calm, collected, and competent. But when her boss asks her to show off their beautiful island to impress a visiting travel writer and save the inn, Caden is forced to face a world much bigger than her kitchen -- and a man who makes her wish she was beautiful. Journalist Adam Jacobs is on a forced sabbatical on Prince Edward Island. He's also on assignment to uncover a story. Instead he's falling in love with the island's red shores and Caden's sweets. When Caden discovers Adam isn't who she thought he was, she realizes that the article he's writing could do more than ruin the inn's chances for survival -- it might also break her heart.

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