New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

December 11, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Nantucket sisters

December 10, 2014
Thayer, Nancy, 1943-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
424 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Maggie and Emily have been best friends despite their different backgrounds. But after many golden summers, Emily and Maggie grow apart. When Cameron Chadwick, a wealthy Wall Street broker, appears on the scene taking moonlit walks on the dunes with Maggie and romancing Emily in Manhattan, their friendship is put to the ultimate test"-- Provided by publisher.

Christmas in cowboy country

December 10, 2014
Dailey, Janet, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
327 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Ski instructor Annie Bennett has come home to help her parents on their Colorado ranch, but Marshall Stone, the surveyor on their neighbor's land, is out to prove to her that she is all he wants for Christmas"-- Provided by publisher.

Trapped at the altar

December 8, 2014
Feather, Jane.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
499 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Love without end : a King's Meadow romance

December 8, 2014
Hatcher, Robin Lee.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
369 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The book of unknown Americans

December 8, 2014
Henríquez, Cristina, 1977-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
407 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Only enchanting : a survivors' club novel

December 8, 2014
Balogh, Mary.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
513 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A beauty so rare : a Belmont Mansion novel

December 5, 2014
Alexander, Tamera.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
751 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, King James Version.
"Eleanor's practical plans for the new home for Civil War widows and orphans at Belmont Mansion, in Nashville, conflict with architect Marcus' artistic vision. Will they ever manage to find common ground?"-- Provided by publisher.

All is bright

December 4, 2014
Spencer, Katherine, 1955-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In the little town of Cape Light, Reverend Ben Lewis reflects on Christmas past-while his beloved daughter, Rachel, looks to the future. A box of old photographs sparks long forgotten memories for Reverend Ben, images of himself when he was a young minister, a newcomer to Cape Light and his congregation. He remembers the very first Christmas at his new church, when nothing turned out as he expected. A prominent church member and benefactor, Oliver Warwick, stood accused of a serious crime, and the entire town and congregation were quickly torn apart. Ben knew that he must carry the banner of God's love and mercy into the fray, all the while struggling to win his church's confidence and respect and prove to all-including himself-that he was worthy of his calling as a minister. As her father looks back, Rachel Anderson looks to the future, trying to imagine a life without her beloved husband, Jack. But then, single-dad Ryan Cooper appears on her doorstep like an unexpected package. Her son's basketball coach is just the man Rachel needs to shake up her world and show her there's such a thing as focusing-and fretting-too much. Ryan's gentleness, charm, and understanding are a convincing combination, and Rachel soon finds herself imagining a new world filled with hope and love. But deep loss and old fears are not so easily dispelled, and Christmas brings Rachel a serious choice: cling to a past filled with comforting memories, or reach for a future of bright possibilities. "-- Provided by publisher.

The quaker and the rebel

December 1, 2014
Ellis, Mary, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Emily Harrison's life has been turned upside down. At the beginning of the Civil War, she bravely attempted to continue her parents' work as conductors in the Underground Railroad until their Ohio farm was sold in foreclosure. Now alone, she accepts a position as a governess with a doctor's family in slave-holding Virginia. Perhaps she can continue her rescue efforts from there. Alexander Hunt is the doctor's handsome nephew. While he does not deny a growing attraction to his uncle's newest employee, he cannot take time to pursue Emily. Alex is not at all what he seems -- rich, spoiled, and indolent. He is the elusive Gray Wraith, a Quaker leader of Rebel partisans. A man of the shadows, he carries no firearm and wholeheartedly believes in Emily's antislavery convictions. The path before Alex and Emily is complicated and sometimes life threatening. The war brings betrayal, entrapment, and danger to both of them. Amid their growing feelings for each other, can they find faith in God amid the challenges they face and trust in the possibility for a bright future together?

A home for my heart

December 1, 2014
Mateer, Anne.
©2013
461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
1910, Pennsylvania. Sadie Sillsby works as the assistant to the matron at the Raystown Home for Orphan and Friendless Children and dreams of the day she'll marry her beau, Blaine. But when the matron surprises everyone by announcing her own engagement, Sadie is suddenly next in line for the job. For a young woman who was once an orphan, such an esteemed position is a wish come true. But the matron of the Home cannot be married. Is Sadie willing to give up her dreams of a life with Blaine and a family of her own? Is she prepared to forgo daily involvement with the children as she instead manages the financial, legal, and logistical aspects of the orphanage? And when it's revealed that the Home is spending a lot more money than it's taking in, can Sadie turn things around before the place is forced to close forever?

Betting the rainbow

December 1, 2014
Thomas, Jodi.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
390 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Sisters Abby and Dusti Delaney have spent their entire lives on Rainbow Lane, but they dream of something bigger. So when a poker tournament comes to town, Dusti is determined to win enough money to leave. Enlisting expert Kieran O'Toole to teach her the game, sparks begin to fly as they play their hands. But Kieran refuses to stand in the way of her dream, even if it means losing her forever.

Dancing with fireflies : a Chapel Springs romance

December 1, 2014
Hunter, Denise, 1968-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
391 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Includes a reading group guide.
Jade returns home to Chapel Springs after years of protecting her fragile heart. Then along comes Daniel, making her long to dance again. Creative and complicated, Jade McKinley felt like a weed in a rose garden growing up in Chapel Springs. When she left, she thought she'd never look back. But now, pregnant, alone, and broke, she has no other choice but to return. The mayor of Chapel Springs, Daniel Dawson, has been an honorary member of the McKinley family for years. While his own home life was almost non-existent, Daniel fit right into the boisterous McKinley family. He's loved Jade for years, but she always saw him as a big brother. Now that she's back, his feelings are stronger than ever. As Jade attempts to settle in, nothing feels right. God seems far away, she's hiding secrets from her family, and she's strangely attracted to the man who's always called her "squirt." Finding her way home may prove more difficult than she imagined.

Waiting on you

December 1, 2014
Higgins, Kristan.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
542 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Colleen O'Rourke is in love with love --just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell broke her heart --an experience Colleen doesn't want to have again, thanks. Since then, she's been happy with a fling here and there, some elite-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends. But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town, handsome as ever and still the only man who's ever been able to crack her defenses. Seems like maybe they've got some unfinished business waiting for them --but to find out, Colleen has to let her guard down, or risk losing a second chance with the only man she's ever loved.

The last enchantments

December 1, 2014
Finch, Charles (Charles B.)
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
After graduating from Yale, William Baker, scion of an old line patrician family, goes to work in presidential politics. But when the campaign into which he's poured his heart ends in disappointment, he decides to leave New York behind, along with the devoted, ambitious, and well-connected woman he's been in love with for the last four years. Will expects nothing more than a year off before resuming the comfortable life he's always known, but he's soon caught up in a whirlwind of unexpected friendships and romantic entanglements that threaten his safe plans. As he explores the heady social world of Oxford, he becomes fast friends with Tom, his snobbish but affable flat mate; Anil, an Indian economist with a deep love for gangster rap; Anneliese, a German historian obsessed with photography; and Timmo, whose chief ambition is to become a reality television star. What he's least prepared for is Sophie, a witty, beautiful and enigmatic woman who makes him question everything he knows about himself.

Woman of courage

December 1, 2014
Brunstetter, Wanda E.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Amanda Pearson left the disgrace of a broken engagement and heads for the work of a Quaker mission in the western wilds. The trip is fraught with danger, and Amanda is near death before reaching her destination. Among those she meets are an Indian woman who becomes her first convert and a half-Indian trapper who seems to be her biggest critic. But love follows her into the wilderness and will determine the course of her future.

Walking on air : a Valence family novel

December 1, 2014
Anderson, Catherine (Adeline Catherine)
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
542 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Gunslinger Gabriel Valance is given a second chance to redeem his life after dying in a gunfight in Random, Colorado. He is sent back to earth for thirty days to accomplish his mission-teaching Nancy Hoffman to trust and love again-and hopefully change his destiny"-- Provided by publisher.

Pearl in the sand

December 1, 2014
Afshar, Tessa.
©2010
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
Striking beauty comes at a price. Rahab paid it when, at the age of fifteen, she was sold into prostitution by the one man she loved and trusted -- her father. With her keen mind and careful planning she turned heartache into success, achieving independence while still young. And she vowed to never again trust a man. Any man.

The cottage on the corner : an Apple Valley novel

November 26, 2014
McCoy, Shirlee.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
437 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The lawman's Oklahoma sweetheart

November 26, 2014
Pleiter, Allie, 1962-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
357 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The marshal's ready-made family

November 26, 2014
Shackelford, Sherri.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
385 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Small-town midwife

November 26, 2014
Gordon, Jean C.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
329 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Seaside romance

November 26, 2014
Ross, Mia.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
295 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Mrs. Hemingway

November 26, 2014
Wood, Naomi.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
399 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Winter of wishes : seasons of the heart

November 26, 2014
Hubbard, Charlotte, 1953-
©2013
491 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Honeymoon hotel

November 26, 2014
Browne, Hester.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
641 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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