New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

January 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

All's fair in love and cupcakes

January 26, 2015
St. Amant, Betsy.
©2014
493 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Kat Varland has had enough of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. At twenty-six years old, Kat is still living in the shadows of her family in Bayou Bend, Louisiana. Still working shifts at her Aunt Maggie’s bakery. Still wondering what to do with her passion for baking and her business degree. And still single. But when Lucas Brannen, Kat’s best friend, signs her up for a reality TV bake-off on Cupcake Combat, everything Kat ever wanted is suddenly dangled in front of her: creative license as a baker, recognition as a visionary and a job at a famous bakery in New York. As the competition heats up, Lucas realizes he might have made a huge mistake. As much as he wants the best for Kat, the only thing he wants for himself, her, is suddenly in danger of slipping away. The bright lights of reality cooking wars and the chance at a successful career dazzle Kat’s senses and Lucas is faced with a difficult choice: help his friend achieve her dreams or sabotage her chances to keep her in Louisiana.

Madame Picasso

January 26, 2015
Girard, Anne, author.
©2014
615 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes reader's guide and a conversation with Anne Girard.
"When Eva Gouel moves to Paris from the countryside, she is full of ambition and dreams of stardom. Though young and inexperienced, she manages to find work as a costumer at the famous Moulin Rouge, and it is here that she first catches the attention of Pablo Picasso, a rising star in the art world. A brilliant but eccentric artist, Picasso sets his sights on Eva, and Eva can't help but be drawn into his web. But what starts as a torrid affair soon evolves into what will become the first great love of Picasso's life."--P. [4] of cover.

Liberty : a redemption novel

January 26, 2015
Jamison, Ginger.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
409 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When Ryan Beecher returns home after a long deployment overseas, Lexy barely recognizes her husband. The man who left Texas for Afghanistan was cruel and abusive. The man who comes back to her is a badly injured stranger with amnesia—and no memory of their life together. Lexy can't believe how much Ryan has changed. The wounded marine is now gentle, caring and tender. And his touch awakens yearnings she's never felt before. As he takes them both to the point of no return, can Lexy trust this lover who seems to live only for her pleasure…as he seeks his salvation in her healing embrace?

Someone like you

January 26, 2015
Hailstock, Shirley.
©2014
269 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Pastor needs a boo

January 26, 2015
Bowen, Michele Andrea.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
651 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Surprised by love

January 26, 2015
Lessman, Julie, 1950-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
613 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When Megan McClare turns to Bram Hughes for support and advice, Bram develops a sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a kid sister. He advises forgiveness, but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man?

Plain admirer

January 26, 2015
Davids, Patricia.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
311 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
So what if Joann Yoder's Amish community deems her a spinster? She's content to stay single. In the meantime, she's working hard to finally buy her dream house. So it's problematic when she's fired from her job to make room for the owner's nephew, Roman Weaver. His blue eyes aside, she simply can't stand him! Good thing she has the secret letters she's been exchanging with a mystery man to keep her going. But who is writing her letters? And could she possibly fall for him in real life, too?

Under a blackberry moon

January 26, 2015
Miller, Serena, 1950-
©2013
473 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Michigan, 1868. Just a few days after she gives birth alone in the Northwoods, a recently widowed young Chippewa woman stumbles into a nearby lumber camp in search of refuge from the winter snows. Come summer, it is clear that Moon Song cannot stay among the rough-and-tumble world of white lumbermen, so the camp owner sends Skypilot, his most trusted friend, to accompany Moon Song and her baby on the long and treacherous journey back to her people. But when tragedy strikes off the shore of Lake Superior, Moon Song and Skypilot must depend on each other for survival. With every step they take into the forbidding woods, they are drawn closer together, until it seems the unanswerable questions must be asked. Can she leave her culture to enter his? Can he leave his world to enter hers? Or will they simply walk away from a love that seems too complicated to last?

A sensible arrangement

January 26, 2015
Peterson, Tracie.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
417 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Marty Dandrige Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past. Answering an ad for a "Lone Star bride," she leaves Texas and heads to Denver. Burned by love, Jake Wythe marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Jake and Marty agree they will make this merely a marriage of convenience. When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake yearns to return to ranching, much to Marty's dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, further complicating matters. What will happen when their relationship shifts in unexpected ways?

Holding a tender heart

January 26, 2015
Eicher, Jerry S.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Debbie Watson is a young 'Englisha' girl who has grown up admiring the Beiler sisters. Approaching college graduation, Debbie considers making the decision to convert to the Amish faith and lifestyle. Soon Debbie's presence in the community attracts the attention of two suitors: the youngest son of a poor Amish farmer, to whom Debbie is very much attracted; and a more successful man whose constant attention reminds Debbie of the old 'Englisha' boyfriend she'd rather forget.

Out of the whirlwind : 1861-1863 : adventure and romance thrive during the War Between the States

January 26, 2015
Morris, Gilbert.
©1994
495 pages (large print) : genealogical table ; 23 cm.
A young Quaker woman travels to Washington from Pennsylvania to help nurse the wounded soldiers and falls in love with an army engineer who has lost his memory. But she is a Union nurse, and neither is aware that he is a Confederate soldier.

Zarif's convenient queen

January 22, 2015
Graham, Lynne, 1956-
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, an imprint of Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2014.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Once, Ella Gilchrist had the gall to turn down playboy prince Zarif al Rastani's proposal. To ensure peace and stability to his country Zarif must now marry, so when Ella returns begging for his help, he'll give it, on one condition. Three years ago, Zarif needed only moments to ignite a passion in her that left her breathless, until his adamant declaration that he could never love her broke her heart. But if she is to rescue her family from imminent and permanent ruin, Ella must agree to a year of marriage, on his arm and in his bed!

The housekeeper's awakening

January 20, 2015
Kendrick, Sharon, author.
©2014
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Standard print edition originally published: 2014.
"2788 01.15"--Spine.

More precious than a crown

January 20, 2015
Marinelli, Carol, author.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2014.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Standard print edition originally published: 2014.

A night in the prince's bed

January 20, 2015
Shaw, Chantelle, author.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2015.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Standard print edition originally published: 2014.
"2791 01.15"--Spine.

The ultimate revenge

January 20, 2015
Parker, Victoria, author.
©2014
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Standard print edition originally published: 2014.
"2794 01.15"--Spine.

Interview with a tycoon

January 20, 2015
Colter, Cara, author.
©2014
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Standard print edition originally published: 2014.
"2795 01.15"--Spine.

Swan Point

December 30, 2014
Woods, Sherryl.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
513 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Single mom and fashion boutique manager Adelia Hernandez hopes to make a new life for herself in Swan Point, and the restless Gabe Franklin just may be the man to help her, if he can make amends for his past mistakes and finally settle down.

Taming the notorious Sicilian

December 29, 2014
Smart, Michelle.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, an imprint of Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2014.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Francesco doesn't do nice, and he doesn't do damsels in distress. Apart from that one time. He never thought he'd see Hannah Chapman again. A woman like her, pure and untouched, has no place in his world. Ever since losing her sister, Hannah has sheltered herself from the world, but being knocked from her bike is a wake-up call. A call she's ready to accept. There's one thing left on her to-do list and there's only one man who can help her. But will the dangerous, devastatingly gorgeous Sicilian oblige her?

The rebel and the heiress

December 23, 2014
Douglas, Michelle, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, 2014.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

By winter's light

December 22, 2014
Laurens, Stephanie.
©2014
387 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

No limits

December 22, 2014
Foster, Lori, 1958-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
583 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body--the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon. Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young--and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll break all the rules to do it"--Back cover.

Take me home for Christmas

December 22, 2014
Novak, Brenda.
©2013
527 pages ; 23 cm

Breath of spring

December 22, 2014
Hubbard, Charlotte, 1953-
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, 2014.
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A wedding in Provence

December 22, 2014
Sussman, Ellen, 1954-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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