New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

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

The choir director 2 : runaway bride

March 26, 2015
Weber, Carl, 1964- author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2014.
449 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
It's been three years since Aaron Mackie succeeded in helping his friend and mentor, Bishop T.K. Wilson, dig his ministry out of financial ruin. Aaron is also responsible for re-energizing the almost defunct choir into something special. His success has drawn national attention, and he's on the verge of signing a huge recording contract. With his life in order, Aaron decides the time is right to propose to Tia Gregory, the church secretary who caught his eye and inspired him to shed his Tiger Woods-like tendencies to become a one-woman man. The stage is set for what might be the wedding of the year, but quickly becomes the disaster of the year when Aaron is left at the altar without explanation. Now, during his own hour of need, Aaron turns to the bishop for help. Unfortunately, the line he asks T. K. to cross will force the bishop to choose between faith and friendship, or as he puts it, "between heaven and hell." As the investigation into Tia's disappearance continues, the two men are challenged in ways they never imagined.

Shadow on the mesa

March 24, 2015
Martin, Lee, 1932-
©2014
289 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

All my belongings

March 23, 2015
Ruchti, Cynthia.
©2014
469 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A new identity can’t protect Becca from a past that refuses to go away. Where do you turn when changing your name doesn’t give you the anonymity you want? When running hundreds of miles away isn’t far enough? When your search for a place to belong lands you right back where you began? One phone call destroys all the hope Becca Morrow has for a life beyond the shame of her past. Further discredited by the death of her elderly, ailing patient—the mother of the influential businessman, Isaac Hughes—Becca’s new life is shattered and her longing for love slips away. Working to clear her name, Becca must learn to see the beauty in the ugliness of dying, to accept the tenderness in forgiveness, and—at last—discover that where she belongs isn’t as much about her family history as it is about her faith in the One to whom she’ll always belong.

The husband school

March 23, 2015
Rolofson, Kristine.
©2013
357 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Meg Ripley may run the local diner, but she has never been one to get involved in the small-town craziness of Willing, Montana. Now suddenly she's entangled in it? In addition to harboring a pregnant runaway, she's been enlisted to transform scruffy bachelor cowboys into husband material for a reality dating show. Including her ex-boyfriend, and the only man she's ever allowed herself to love, Owen MacGregor. Owen is still devastatingly handsome, and the passion between them hasn't faded with time. Unfortunately, neither have the issues that drove them apart. But that doesn't mean Meg is ready to turn him into the perfect man for someone else! Because despite their past, Meg suspects that Owen is still the one.

Huckleberry spring

March 23, 2015
Beckstrand, Jennifer.
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, 2015.
401 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

The tempting of Thomas Carrick

March 23, 2015
Laurens, Stephanie.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
635 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The accidental Duchess

March 23, 2015
Hunter, Madeline.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When Lady Lydia Thornton is blackmailed over the shocking contents of a manuscript she once wrote, she must go to the most desperate of measures to raise the money to buy back the ill-considered prose: agreeing to an old wager posed by the arrogant, dangerous Duke of Penthurst. At least Penthurst is a man she wouldn't mind fleecing--and she's confident she'll win. Penthurst long ago concluded Lydia was a woman in search of ruinous adventure, but even he is surprised when she arrives at his house ready to bet her innocence against his ten thousand pounds--a wager he only proposed to warn her off gambling. When she loses to a simple draw of the cards, Lydia is shocked. Now, her problems are twofold: a blackmailer determined to see her pay and a duke determined to tame her rebellious ways. One misstep and Lydia could find herself ruined--or bound to the seductive man who would make her his duchess" -- from author's web page.

Forever with you

March 20, 2015
Rochon, Farrah.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
297 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Jericho : a redemption novel

March 20, 2015
Jamison, Ginger.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
471 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A pinch of ooh la la

March 20, 2015
Swindle, Renée.
©2014
471 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The lady's maid

March 20, 2015
Davis, Susan Page.
©2011
537 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A virgin for his prize

March 18, 2015
Monroe, Lucy, 1967- author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, 2015.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The true king of Dahaar

March 18, 2015
Pammi, Tara, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, 2015.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The twelve dates of Christmas

March 18, 2015
Meier, Susan, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, 2015.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A very special holiday gift

March 18, 2015
Hannay, Barbara, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, 2015.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A New Year marriage proposal

March 18, 2015
Hardy, Kate, 1966- author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, 2015.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A plain man

March 13, 2015
Ellis, Mary, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
495 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Though Caleb Beachy lived in the Englisch world for some years, he is a Plain man at heart. When he decides to return to the Amish lifestyle, he moves back home and goes to work for his father. Soon these two strong-willed men find themselves at odds. Caleb discovers there's more to embracing his faith and reconnecting with the community than merely driving a horse and buggy and giving up Levis. Josie Yoder was just a girl when he left. All grown up now, she gives Caleb hope for the future. She soothes his frayed temper and is determined to remind him that while his faith may have wavered, God never left his side. Caleb is tempted to return Josie's feelings, but the choices he made while away are a heavy burden on his conscience. Will past mistakes end up destroying their fledgling romance? Or will she be able to break through the wall around his heart?

The sweet spot

March 13, 2015
Evanovich, Stephanie.
©2014
348 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
When pro baseball player Chase Walker first meets Amanda at her restaurant, it's love at first sight. While Amanda can't help noticing the superstar with the Greek-god-build, he doesn't have a chance of getting to first -- or any other -- base with her. A successful entrepreneur who's built her business from scratch, Amanda doesn't need a Prince Charming to sweep her off her feet. And a curvy girl who likes to cook and eat isn't interested in being around the catty, stick-thin herd of females chasing Chase and his teammates. But Chase isn't about to strike out. A man who isn't interested in playing the field, he's a monogamist who wants an independent woman like Amanda. His hopes rally when she discovers that squeaky-clean Chase has a few sexy and very secret pre-game rituals that turn the smart, headstrong businesswoman on -- and into his number one fan. Then a tabloid discovers the truth and turns their spanking good fun into a late-night punchline. Is Amanda ready to let loose and swing for the fences? Or will the pressure of Chase's stardom force them to call it quits?

The kissing bridge

March 13, 2015
Goyer, Tricia.
©2014
401 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Rebecca is an Amish woman whose pained past compels her to leave everything to become a nurse -- abandoning her family and community. Caleb is an Amish man who is counting down the days until hunting season. At a crossroads in his own life, the excitement of hunting game is all he looks forward to. All the while he wonders what to do with the rest of his life. Even though he likes the Amish lifestyle, what good is an Amish man without faith in God? An unexpected meeting pushes them together, and they embark with friends on a two-week-long wilderness wagon journey. Hardship tears down the flimsy walls of protection they've placed around their hearts, and as their friendship grows they open up to each other and eventually reveal their deepest secrets. While on the outside they appear to be traditional Amish people, inside they both know they are anything but that. Will their secrets pull them together or draw them apart? And will their faith in God grow? There is a bridge to cross at the end of the journey. Will true love take them across?

Caught in the middle

March 13, 2015
Jennings, Regina (Regina Lea)
©2014
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
The train to Garber, Texas, is supposed to bring Nicholas Lovelace to his next victory in life. Instead, it's held up by robbers who are thwarted by the last person Nick ever expected -- Anne Tillerton from back home in Prairie Lea. Anne's been working as a buffalo hunter. She's only in town to find their runaway cook. But the woman flees, leaving Anne with her infant son. With Nick the only person Anne knows in Garber, the two form an unlikely team as they try to figure out what to do with the child. But being in town means acting and dressing for polite society -- and it's not going well for Anne. Meanwhile, Nick's work is bringing new pressures, and being seen with a rough-around-the-edges woman isn't helping his reputation. Caught between their own dreams, a deepening relationship, and others' expectations, can the pair find their way to love?

A Plain love song

March 13, 2015
Irvin, Kelly.
©2014
565 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Adah Knepp wants nothing more than to make music. It's all she's ever desired -- to sing and play the guitar and write her own songs. That's a dream that will never come true in the confines of her strict Amish community. But then she meets Jackson Hart, and all of a sudden she finds the chance for a different kind of life. A real stage, a real guitar, and a real opportunity to sing her songs to a real audience! But pursuing her dreams means turning her back on her family and community -- and saying goodbye to Matthew, the gentle Amish farmer she can't get out of her mind. Is it worth giving up the only home she's ever known to pursue her dreams?

Seeing your face again

March 13, 2015
Eicher, Jerry S.
©2014
491 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
Debbie Watson is a new convert to the Amish faith and still learning the plain ways of the community in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. She has already attracted two suitors: the insecure but lovable farmer, Alvin Knepp, and the brash Paul Wagler who reminds Debbie of the boyfriend she happily left behind in the Englisha world. When Alvin leaves the community for the big city, Debbie is crushed. Though her heart is with Alvin, she considers Paul's continued interest in her. Should she simply give in and marry Paul -- or wait to see if Alvin comes home?

When mercy rains : [a novel]

March 13, 2015
Sawyer, Kim Vogel, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
571 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Suzanne Zimmerman was only seventeen and pregnant when her shamed mother quietly sent her away from their Old Order Mennonite community in Kansas. With her old home, family, and first love firmly behind her, Suzanne moved to Indiana, became a nurse, and raised a daughter, Alexa, on her own. Now, nearly twenty years later, an unexpected letter arrives from Kansas. Her brother asks her to bring her nursing abilities home and care for their ailing mother. His request requires that Suzanne face a family that may not have forgiven her and a strict faith community. It also means seeing Paul Aldrich, her first love. Paul, widowed with an eight-year-old son, is relieved to see Suzanne again, giving him the chance to beg her forgiveness for his past indiscretion. But when he meets Alexa, his guilt flickers in the glare of Suzanne's prolonged secret -- one that changes everything. Suzanne had let go of any expectation for forgiveness long ago. Does she dare hope in mercy? And how will her uncovered past affect the people she loves the most?

The ship of brides

March 10, 2015
Moyes, Jojo, 1969-
©2005
669 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A novel"--Cover.

Makin' miracles

March 10, 2015
Stepp, Lin.
©2015
383 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"A Smoky Mountain novel"--Title page.
"Zola Devin is proud of her Tahitian heritage and reflects it in her gift shop in Gatlinburg. Photographer Spencer Jackson owns the gallery next door to Zola's shop, and they find themselves at odds at times. As their lives become unavoidably intertwined, they will discover the beauty of truth and the joy of the unexpected" -- Provided by publisher.

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