New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

July 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Unforgiven

July 26, 2016
Balogh, Mary, author.
©1998
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Moira Hayes hadn t seen Kenneth Woodfall in nearly eight years. Nor did she want to see this man who stirred such feelings of anger in her. After all, their families had been rivals since their great-grandfathers day. And he was the reason, though indirectly, for her own brother s death. But Kenneth has returned from war and is home for good. And he isn t willing to forget the past a time he shared with his first and only love, Miss Moira Hayes. The moment he sees her again, he knows his future. Because Kenneth is more than willing to forgive. If only Moira can too..."--Provided by publisher.

The daredevil snared

July 26, 2016
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
©2016
613 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Defender

July 26, 2016
Palmer, Diana, author.
©2016
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Isn't it Rich?

July 26, 2016
Woods, Sherryl, author.
©2004
313 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Straitlaced tycoon Richard Carlton suspects that his aunt Destiny has more than business matters on her mind when she insists he meet klutzy PR executive Melanie Hart. Melanie might be brilliant--and beautiful--but Richard won't open his wounded heart to any woman, no matter how much she might make his pulse race. Yet when the press mistakenly reports that they're a couple, Richard convinces Melanie to pretend that they're engaged--to bolster his reputation and to teach his matchmaking aunt a lesson, once and for all. But is this relationship just a charade, or do opposites really attract--for keeps?"

Sunshine Beach

July 26, 2016
Wax, Wendy, author.
©2016
635 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"After losing their life savings in a Ponzi scheme, Maddie, Avery, and Nikki banded together to make the most of what they've got left through determination, ingenuity, guts, and a large dose of elbow grease. It's Maddie's daughter Kyra who stumbles across a once glorious oceanfront hotel that has fallen into disrepair. The opportunity to renovate this seaside jewel is too good to pass up--especially when they come up with the idea of shooting their own independent television show about the restoration. What could possibly go wrong?"--Provided by publisher.

Shadow rider

July 26, 2016
Feehan, Christine, author.
©2016
685 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Whether it’s fast cars or fast women, Stefano Ferraro gets what he wants. When he’s not fodder for the paparazzi, he commands Ferraro family businesses--both legitimate and illegitimate. While their criminal activity is simply a rumor yet to be proven, no one knows the real truth. The Ferraros are a family of shadow riders capable of manipulating light and dark, an ability Stefano thought ran in his family alone--until now. With little left to her name, Francesca Cappello has come to Chicago in hopes of a new life. She wasn’t expecting to attract the attention of a man with primal hunger in his eyes, driven to claim her as his to protect and to please. And if he discovers her secret, it could ruin her."--Provided by publisher.

The beautiful pretender : a medieval fairy tale

July 26, 2016
Dickerson, Melanie.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published in a slightly different form in Nashville by Thomas Nelson in 2016.
"The Margrave of Thornbeck has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for Avelina, a lovely servant girl in disguise? But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse--far deadlier--consequences. Will Avelina and Lord Thornbeck be able to stop the evil plot?"-- Provided by publisher.

Like never before

July 25, 2016
Tagg, Melissa, author.
©2016
517 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Walker family" --Cover
In small-town Iowa, a newspaper editor and a political speechwriter who have both experienced heartbreak begin working together to save the local paper, butting heads at first but slowly kindling sparks of interest in each other"-- Provided by publisher.

From scratch

July 25, 2016
Hilbert, C. E. author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Maggie McKitrick loves everything about her new life in Gibson’s Run, Ohio—her charming bakery, her quirky customers, her distance from the past. Yes, she loves everything…except her new landlord. Police Chief Sean Taylor is like a piece of sand in an oyster—irritating, but with the promise of something beautiful. Despite Maggie’s self-imposed man-fast, she wonders what kind of treasure she and the lawman could create together. Sean Taylor likes to keep the peace, but his new tenant is making it nearly impossible to keep anything on an even keel—including his heart. Despite her sassy attitude, Sean is drawn to the beautiful pastry chef and has an overwhelming need to serve and protect her. As Maggie and Sean draw closer together, her long buried dreams about her life are reawakened into a hopeful prayer…until a threat from her past promises to destroy their future.

Rivers of gold

July 22, 2016
Peterson, Tracie, author.
©2002
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

A forbidden temptation

July 19, 2016
Mather, Anne.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Still raw from the death of his wife, Jack Connolly's mood is dark and dangerous. He's not looking for a woman, until he meets buttoned-up but beautiful Grace Spencer, who stirs his senses back to life. Yet Jack cannot act on his feelings as Grace belongs to another! Trapped in a fake relationship to safeguard her family, Grace knows crossing the line with Jack would risk everything she holds dear. Beneath the hunger she sees in Jack's eyes is the promise of something more...but is it enough for her to surrender to a taste of the forbidden?"--Provided by publisher.

A vow to secure his legacy

July 19, 2016
West, Annie (Romantic fiction writer), author.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
After losing her mother, Imogen Holgate believes she's living on borrowed time with the same terminal illness. So the cautious accountant blows all her savings on a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world, where she meets sexy Parisian Thierry Girard. But after two steamy weeks there are permanent consequences to their temporary affair… Now with more than herself to think about, Imogen turns to Thierry to help, but the last thing she expected was for him to imprison her with a gold ring!

Bound to the Tuscan billionaire

July 19, 2016
Stephens, Susan, 1949- author.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"For gardener Cassandra Rich, working in the foothills of Tuscany is the perfect way to escape her past. Until the man of the manor graces the villa with his presence and Cassandra with his attention. Marco di Fivizzano can't take his eyes off the delectable Cass. So when he requires a plus one for a gala, Marco will uncover who this fiery blonde is -- over dinner, or in his bed! In Marco's arms, Cass blossoms, finding the freedom she's always craved…until she discovers she's pregnant and bound to the billionaire forever!"--Provided by publisher.

Required to wear the tycoon's ring

July 19, 2016
Cox, Maggie, author.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Seth Broden needs this last deal to achieve the success he's always desired -- but to close it, he must make the one acquisition he's never wanted: a wife! A chance meeting with pretty but penniless Imogen Hayes gives Seth the opportunity to propose a mutually beneficial arrangement... Jilted bride Imogen vowed to save herself for her wedding night -- but she never expected to be walking down the aisle to Seth! With the brooding tycoon waiting for her at the altar, will Imogen succumb to his charm and be his wife in more than name only?"--Back cover.

The Greek's ready-made wife

July 19, 2016
Faye, Jennifer.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
285 p. (large print) : 22 cm.
"When chambermaid Kyra Pappas enters the hotel suite, she's not expecting a marriage proposal! But tycoon Cristo Kiriakas believes she will make the perfect convenient bride to help secure a vital deal and in return, he'll help her find her long-lost family. Kyra is sure she can handle planning a wedding with no emotional entanglements but is soon fighting the temptation to kiss her gorgeous fake fiancé! Relationships have only ever meant heartache for these two lost hearts but together, can they make their fairy-tale ending finally come true…?"--Provided by publisher.

The island house

July 18, 2016
Thayer, Nancy, 1943- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
416 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2016.
"Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Courtney has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. This summer has taken an unexpected turn and now she must decide what she really wants"-- Provided by publisher.

A certain age

July 18, 2016
Williams, Beatriz, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
520 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Falling in love with her paramour but unable to divorce because of societal conventions, married Jazz Age socialite Theresa Marshall tries to make the best of the situation but reconsiders her values when her lover falls for her soon-to-be sister-in-law.

Chance developments

July 13, 2016
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
©2015
x, 238 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Sister Flora's first day of freedom -- Angels in Italy -- Dear ventriloquist -- The woman with the beautiful car -- He wanted to believe in tenderness.
While gathering material for a photography book about Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith found himself inspired to create stories about the people captured in a number of particularly striking photos. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection is brimming with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith.

The magnolia duchess

July 12, 2016
White, Beth, 1957- author.
©2016
509 pages (large print) 22 cm.

Sit, stay, love

July 12, 2016
Mentink, Dana, author.
©2016
317 pages ; 22 cm.
"Take one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog, and you're ready for a lesson in love...Tippy style. Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother's elderly dog, Tippy, he's quick to call on a pet-sitting service. Gina isn't thrilled to be a dog sitter when her aspirations lie in the classroom. Furthermore, she can't abide the unfriendly Cal, a man with all the charm of a wet towel. But with no other prospects and a deep love for all things canine, she takes the job caring for Tippy. As Gina travels through Cal's world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. When her longing blooms into attraction, Gina does her best to suppress it. But Cal is falling in love with her too.... Discover the charming story of Tippy, the dog who brought a family together."-- Provided by publisher.

Jane Steele : a confession

July 11, 2016
Faye, Lyndsay, author.
©2016
657 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice"--Provided by publisher.
"A sensitive orphan, Jane Steele suffers first at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin, then at a grim school where she fights for her very life until escaping to London, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her. After years of hiding from the law while penning macabre “last confessions” of the recently hanged, Jane thrills at discovering an advertisement. Her aunt has died and her childhood home has a new master: Mr. Charles Thornfield, who seeks a governess. Burning to know whether she is in fact the rightful heir, Jane takes the position incognito, and learns that Highgate House is full of marvelously strange new residents--the fascinating but caustic Mr. Thornfield, an army doctor returned from the Sikh Wars, and the gracious Sikh butler Mr. Sardar Singh, whose history with Mr. Thornfield appears far deeper and darker than they pretend. As Jane catches ominous glimpses of the pair’s violent history and falls in love with the gruffly tragic Mr. Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: can she possess him--body, soul, and secrets--without revealing her own murderous past?"--Provided by publisher.

Sins of the past : a romantic suspense novella collection

July 8, 2016
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged. Other aspects of the book may vary from the original edition. Published in 2016 by arrangement with Bethany House Publisher, a division of Baker Publishing Group." -- Verso title page.
Missing / by Dee Henderson -- Shadowed / by Dani Pettrey -- Blackout / by Lynette Eason.

Dandelion moon

July 8, 2016
Alexander, Hannah, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
335 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published in 2014.
"On Christmas Eve, a woman stumbles through a cemetery in Juliet, Missouri, not knowing where or who she is. While her friends try to help her regain her memory, they are concerned that some unknown trigger could plunge her more deeply into her fugue state"-- Provided by publisher.

A daughter's dream

July 8, 2016
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
287 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Avon Inspire, 2016.
Includes a recipe.
"In the small Amish town of Charm, Ohio, a young teacher and a farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past ... and finding love in one another"-- Provided by publisher.

Mint juleps and justice

July 8, 2016
Naigle, Nancy, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
352 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Seattle : Montlake Romance, 2014.
"Brooke Justice moved to the small town of Adams Grove, Virginia, to escape her malicious ex-husband. When someone breaks into her house, she suspects her ex is to blame. With no evidence and little help from the police, she turns to a private investigator who makes her question her decision to swear off relationships forever"-- Provided by publisher.

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