New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

May 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A most novel heir

May 18, 2018
Mason, Susan Anne, author.
525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Devil in tartan

May 18, 2018
London, Julia, author.
501 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh

May 18, 2018
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
523 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
An independent nobleman Lord Randolph Cavanaugh is loyal and devoted--but only to family. To the rest of the world, he's aloof and untouchable, a respected and driven entrepreneur. But Rand yearns for more in life, and when he travels to Buckinghamshire to review a recent investment, he discovers a passionate woman who will challenge his rigid self-control... A determined lady Felicia Throgmorton intends to keep her family afloat. For decades, her father was consumed by his inventions and now, months after his death, with their finances in ruins, her brother insists on continuing their father's tinkering. Felicia is desperate to hold together what's left of the estate. Then she discovers she must help persuade their latest investor that her father's follies are a risk worth taking... Together--the perfect team Rand arrives at Throgmorton Hall to discover the invention on which he's staked his reputation has exploded, the inventor is not who he expected and a fiercely intelligent woman now holds the key to his future success. But unflinching courage in the face of dismaying hurdles is a trait they share, and Rand and Felicia are forced to act together against ruthless foes to protect everything they hold dear.

A borrowed dream

May 14, 2018
Cabot, Amanda, 1948- author.
507 pages (large print) : illustrations, map, genealogical table ; 23 cm.
Feeling that her dreams of happily ever after have been stolen, Cimarron Creek's schoolteacher resigns herself to a life without love . . . until a rancher with a secret past comes to town.

The heart's appeal

May 14, 2018
Delamere, Jennifer, author.
563 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Strong-minded and independent Julia Bernay comes to London to study medicine and become a doctor--a profession that has only just opened up to women. She witnesses a serious accident, and through her quick actions saves the life of an ambitious young barrister named Michael Stephenson. Coming from a family that long ago lost its money and its respectability, Michael Stephenson has achieved what many would have thought was impossible. Hard work and an aptitude for the law have enabled him to rise above his family's stigma and set him on the path to wealth and recognition. But his well-laid plans are upended when the accident brings Julia into his life. Michael soon discovers he's met a woman every bit as stubborn and determined to make her mark on the world as he is. Sparks fly--but will they find common ground?

The lacemaker

May 11, 2018
Frantz, Laura, author.
575 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Harp on the willow

May 10, 2018
Hoff, B. J., 1940- author.
407 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

My Oxford year

May 10, 2018
Whelan, Julia, 1984- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, [2018]
489 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
An unabridged reprint of the Morrow edition published in 2018.
"Based on the screenplay "Oxford" by Allison Burnett" -- Verso of title page.
"American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen: Study at Oxford. At 24, she's finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she's offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star's presidential campaign. With the promise that she'll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she's free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is, until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day. When Ella discovers that her English literature course will be taught by none other than that same local, Jamie Davenport, she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she's envisioned. But a late-night drink reveals a connection she wasn't anticipating finding and what begins as a casual fling soon develops into something much more when Ella learns Jamie has a life-changing secret. Immediately, Ella is faced with a seemingly impossible decision: turn her back on the man she's falling in love with to follow her political dreams or be there for him during a trial neither are truly prepared for. As the end of her year in Oxford rapidly approaches, Ella must decide if the dreams she's always wanted are the same ones she's now yearning for" -- Provided by publisher.

The cast : a novel

May 9, 2018
Steel, Danielle, author.
New York, New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
317 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Large print.
Follow a talented and creative woman as she launches her first television series, helping to recruit an unforgettable cast that will bring a dramatic family saga to the screen. The strength of women - between generations, and among friends, colleagues, and family - takes center stage, as all-too-real people find the courage to persevere in life's drama of heartbreak and joy.

The family gathering

May 8, 2018
Carr, Robyn, author.
509 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Dakota Jones is the second youngest of four children who had a difficult upbringing living with parents who struggle with mental illness. He escaped his family as soon as he could by joining the military. Now, after several tours of duty he has been discharged. He has nowhere to go and no solid plans for the future. Refusing to return home to his parents he arrives in Sullivan's Crossing where his brother Cal and sister Sierra have each experienced the healing power of the place and its people. Nestled at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails, the area attracts those looking for answers or direction or a new lease on life. Dakota will come to terms with his less-than-perfect family and will plant the roots he's never had.

The queen of hearts

May 8, 2018
Martin, Kimmery, author.
537 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Across the blue

May 8, 2018
Turansky, Carrie, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
575 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published by: Multnomah, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York.
Includes Readers' guide (discussion questions).
"Set in Edwardian England, this romance about an English aviation pioneer and the girl who falls in love with him is filled with adventure and faith"-- Provided by publisher.

Where secrets sleep

May 8, 2018
Perry, Marta, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published by: Harlequin Books S.A.
"After a terrible betrayal, Allison Standish flees Philadelphia for the small Amish village of Laurel Ridge to claim an unexpected inheritance. Strange stipulations in her grandmother's will soon bring distant relatives and seething townsfolk to Allison's door. Then she discovers her grandmother's death may not have been accidental, and someone wants Allison gone. Permanently"-- Provided by publisher.

My hope next door

May 8, 2018
Gray, Tammy L., author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published by: Amazon Publishing, 2016.
"Through an unexpected friendship, two people from different worlds--former bad girl Katie Stone and Asher Powell, son of a small-town pastor--find peace, hope, and a second chance they never dreamed was possible"-- Provided by publisher.

Pelican Point

May 8, 2018
Hannon, Irene, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
452 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published by: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
"The crumbling lighthouse he inherited in Hope Harbor, Oregon, does not fit into Army doctor Ben Garrison's plans for life after the military, but Hope Harbor Herald editor Marci Weber is determined to save the Pelican Point landmark. Sparks fly as the two come together to decide the fate of the lighthouse"-- Provided by publisher.

His wicked charm

May 7, 2018
Camp, Candace, author.
577 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Lilah Holcutt dislikes Constantine Moreland on sight, despite the fact that his twin brother has married her best friend, but when Con's sisters are kidnapped, Lilah is intrigued enough to help him investigate.

The other lady vanishes

May 7, 2018
Quick, Amanda, author.
517 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. Working at an herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover. In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters, and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they'll be drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection. Neither Adelaide nor Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be--and uncover the specter of a killer who's been real all along.."--Provided by publisher.

How to stop time : a novel

May 7, 2018
Haig, Matt, 1975- author.
491 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Someone to care

May 7, 2018
Balogh, Mary, author.
517 pages (large print) : genealogical table ; 22 cm.
Once the countess of Riverdale, widowed Viola decides to run off with Marcel, the Marquess of Dorchester, but they soon find themselves victims of the age's ideas of respectability.

The high tide club

May 7, 2018
Andrews, Mary Kay, 1954- author.
739 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons attorney Brooke Trappnell to her 20,000 acre barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never actually met her. Josephine's cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter, but why enlist Brooke and not the prestigious Atlanta law firm she has used for years? Brooke travels to Shellhaven and meets the cagey Josephine, whose home is a crumbling pink mansion at the edge of the turquoise sea. Over the course of a few meetings, Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal, and a long-unsolved murder. She is hiring Brooke for two reasons: first, to protect her island from those who would despoil her land, and second, to help her make amends with the heirs of the women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club--so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades..."-- From the publisher.

Island of sweet pies and soldiers

April 25, 2018
Ackerman, Sara, author.
517 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A courtship on Huckleberry Hill

April 25, 2018
Beckstrand, Jennifer, author.
531 pages(large print) ; 22 cm.
There's nothing Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin's irrepressible eighty-somethings Anna and Felty Helmuth like better than a challenge. And the chance to matchmake their feisty granddaughter is their most delightful task yet... Elsie Stutzman's plain-spoken ways got her in trouble once before, so she needs to make a good impression at her new teaching job. But she's not about to let disabled student Wally Sensenig work below his potential. And she definitely won't put up with his hot-headed older brother sabotaging her efforts, no matter how handsome he is. . . Sam is nearly at the end of his rope caring for his ailing, widowed mother, working their farm, and raising his siblings. He'll admit Elsie's ideas are bringing Wally out of his angry shell--but why does she have to be as stubborn as she is pretty? Yet as it turns out, Elsie has taught Sam something about himself as well. And he'll do whatever it takes to make up for his mistakes--and win her heart forever.

Barking up the wrong tree

April 25, 2018
McKinlay, Jenn, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
478 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: The Berkley Publishing Group.
Carly DeCusati returned home to Bluff Point, Maine, with her tail between her legs. But she's determined to get her life back on track--and that means finding new homes for the elderly golden retriever and overly talkative parrot she inherited before her old life fell apart. Enter physical therapist and hot one-night stand James Sinclair. James doesn't care that Carly doesn't do relationships. He is determined to win her heart, promising to help her with the pets if she'll just give him the time of day. Carly agrees to date the irresistible James, and, for the first time in years, she's dreaming of a happily ever after. But James has secrets, and if he can't open up to Carly, their future could go to the dogs.

Life of lies

April 25, 2018
Sala, Sharon, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
414 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Harlequin Books S.A.
Former army ranger Brendan McQueen's job is to keep Sahara Travis, worshiped celebrity starlet, safe--and track down her would-be assassin. But when Sahara receives news that her estranged mother has been murdered, Brendan quickly realizes this is much more serious than your average celebrity stalker.

Restoring love

April 25, 2018
Slattery, Jennifer, 1974- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New Hope Publishers.
"Mitch, a contractor and house-flipper, and Angela, working to overcome past mistakes, discover they have something unexpected in common-- a young mom who is fighting to give her children a better life after her husband's incarceration. While helping this young mother survive, they are drawn to each other, but have their own regrets to overcome"-- Provided by publisher.


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