New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

September 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mr. Miracle : a Christmas novel

September 29, 2014
Macomber, Debbie.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2014]
251 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.
"Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track--and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store. After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays, but this time she plans to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn't plan to do is run into Erich Simmons. Addie and her next-door neighbor, Erich, are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they're suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie braces for trouble. Perhaps it's the spirit of the season or the magic of mistletoe, but Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought--and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right. With a little prompting from a certain angelic teacher, the two are in for a holiday miracle they'll never forget" -- from author's web site.

After hours

September 26, 2014
Alers, Rochelle.
483 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

A lady's honor : a Cliffs of Cornwell novel

September 26, 2014
Eakes, Laurie Alice.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
471 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The house on Main Street

September 26, 2014
McCoy, Shirlee.
pages ; cm.

Cooper's Folly

September 26, 2014
Strand, Mary.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages cm.

How to tell Toledo from the night sky

September 26, 2014
Netzer, Lydia.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages cm.

Sandpiper Island

September 26, 2014
Kauffman, Donna.
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, 2014.
481 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

The only woman to defy him

September 25, 2014
Marinelli, Carol, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, 2014.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Standing outside legendary playboy Demyan Zukov's penthouse suite, shy personal assistant Alina Ritchi is shaking with nerves -- she should never have agreed to this job. She's out of her depth, and that's before she's met her delicious new boss. Demyan's wicked reputation doesn't disappoint -- she might be a virgin, but surely one hot glance from Demyan shouldn't make her feel His gaze ignites her defiance, and soon she's challenging him every step of the way! But when every shared touch sizzles, how long can Alina keep saying no when what her body wants to scream is yes...?

A wedding wager

September 25, 2014
Feather, Jane, author.
545 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The Blackwater brides"--Title page.
An eccentric uncle promises three noble brothers a lavish inheritance, but only if each marries-- thus redeeming-- a fallen woman. Fortune's whim placed Lady Serena Grantley in the control of her gamester stepfather, who uses her to lure men to his gambling tables. Serena dismissed her first love, the Honorable Sebastian Sullivan, at her stepfather's command. But when he attempts to force her into a liaison with a dissolute earl, it is to Sebastian she turns.

The winter bride

September 25, 2014
Gracie, Anne, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
569 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A Chance sisters romance"--Title page.
Damaris Chance's unhappy past has turned her off the idea of marriage forever. But her guardian, Lady Beatrice Davenham, convinces her to make her coming out anyway-- and have a season of carefree, uncomplicated fun. Then Damaris finds herself trapped in a compromising situation with the handsome rake Freddy Monkton-Coombes, and she has no choice but to agree to wed him-- as long as it's in name only. Her new husband seems to accept her terms, but Freddy has a plan of his own: to seduce his reluctant winter bride.

Where the horses run

September 25, 2014
Warner, Kaki.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
585 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The heroes of Heartbreak Creek"--Cover.

Butterfly palace

September 22, 2014
Coble, Colleen.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Texas, 1904: Abandoned by the love of her life and mourning the loss of her mother, Lily Donaldson comes to Austin for a fresh start, working for the Marshall family as a kitchen maid in their luxurious mansion, the Butterfly Palace. Lily's new life will be, if not pleasant, distracting. But one night, while serving at an elegant dinner party, Lily recognizes the man who abandoned her sitting among the distinguished guests. He seems to have assumed a new identity and refuses to acknowledge her, leaving her confused and reeling. Before she can absorb this unwelcome news, the path of the Servant Girl Annihilator swerves very close to the Butterfly Palace, sowing terror among the maids. Having come to Austin to start anew, Lily suddenly feels trapped in a spider web. (Inspired by actual events.)

A clash with Cannavaro

September 18, 2014
Power, Elizabeth, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, [2014].
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The millionaire's homecoming

September 18, 2014
Colter, Cara, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, ]2014].
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

One night to risk it all

September 18, 2014
Yates, Maisey, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, [2014].
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

You should have known

September 15, 2014
Korelitz, Jean Hanff, 1961-
655 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Against the wild : the Brodies of Alaska

September 15, 2014
Martin, Kat.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
523 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Lisette's list

September 15, 2014
Vreeland, Susan.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
647 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The day she died

September 15, 2014
McPherson, Catriona, 1965-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The homecoming

September 15, 2014
Carr, Robyn.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Fired up

September 15, 2014
Connealy, Mary.
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Glynna Greer came west as a mail-order bride and ended up in a bad situation. Now her husband, Flint, is dead, and she's determined to make a go of it on her own. Glynna decides she can support her two children by opening a diner -- never mind that cooking is not her greatest talent. The men in Broken Wheel, Texas, are so desperate for home cooking that they seem willing to overlook dried-out beef and blackened biscuits. Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives, but someone seems determined to end his. It may have something to do with the traitors he dealt with during the Civil War, or it might be related to the recent incident with Flint Greer and the ranch. Whoever the culprit is, he or she seems really fired up, and Dare can't let his guard down for a moment, which is a challenge, since right now he's trying to win the heart of the recently widowed Glynna. She wants to believe Dare Riker is as decent as he seems, but she's terrified to lock herself into another marriage. Glynna also can't help but notice that danger follows Dare wherever he goes. There's the avalanche. And then the fire. But things really get out of hand when someone plunges a knife from Glynna's diner into Dare's back. Are Flint's cronies still plotting revenge? Is Glynna's son engaged in a misguided attempt to protect his mother? Is a shadowy outsider still enraged over past injustices? And can Dare survive long enough to convince Glynna to take another chance on love?

Katie's forever promise

September 2, 2014
Eicher, Jerry S.
Detroit : Thorndike Press, [2013]
495 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Katie Raber is trying to put her life back together after Ben Stoll's devastating betrayal of her love. When she is baptized into the church, she receives a surprising offer that will keep her close to her Amish community--much to her mother's delight. But soon Ben is back in her life again--and at the same time she finds interest from another young man, though his bumbling efforts at winning her heart show him to be a far less desirable suitor than the more polished Ben Stoll.

Love's awakening

September 2, 2014
Frantz, Laura.
577 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In the spring of 1822, Ellie Ballantyne leaves finishing school and returns to the family home in Pittsburg only to find that her parents are away on a long journey and her siblings don't seem to want her to stay. Determined to stand her ground and find her place in the world, Ellie fills her time by opening a day school for young ladies. But when one of her students turns out to be an incorrigible young member of the Turlock family, Ellie knows she must walk a fine line. Slaveholders and whiskey magnates, the Turlocks are envious of the powerful Ballantynes and suspicious of their abolitionist leanings. As Ellie becomes increasingly entangled with the rival clan -- particularly the handsome Jack Turlock -- she finds herself falling in love with an impossible future. Will she betray her family and side with the enemy?

Perfectly matched

September 2, 2014
Brendan, Maggie, 1949-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013.
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Anna Olsen knows it's time to leave her sister's increasingly crowded house and start a life of her own. Following her sisters' examples, she becomes a mail-order bride. After a short correspondence with clock maker and jeweler Edward Parker, she moves to Denver to become his wife. Almost immediately it's painfully apparent that Anna and Edward are very different. Anna is a free spirit who would rather be painting and enjoying the company of friends than cleaning house. Edward is a consummate perfectionist who, on their wedding day, hands Anna a list of chores that need to be done around the house daily. Can this mismatched couple see past their differences to a harmonious future? Or will their disparate passions create obstacles neither is willing to surmount?

Love still stands

September 2, 2014
Irvin, Kelly.
Detroit : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
567 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A group of dedicated families leaves Bliss Creek to establish a new community in Missouri. Among them is Bethel Graber, a beautiful young woman with a passion for teaching. But after being disabled in a terrible accident, overseeing a classroom is out of the question... and romance seems a long-lost dream. Bethel begins physical therapy, determined to make a fresh start. But that won't be easy in the town of New Hope, where the locals seem anything but eager to welcome their new Amish neighbors. Amid growing intimidation from the community, Bethel must find the strength to face her many challenges and the faith to believe that God still has a plan -- and a love -- for her life.


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