New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

February 22, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bound by the millionaire's ring

February 21, 2018
Collins, Dani, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The playboy's temporary fiancee. Millionaire racing driver Ramon Sauveterre is no stranger to fame, but he'll do just about anything to keep the spotlight off his family. Including faking a decidedly short-term engagement to his gorgeous head of PR, Isidora Garcia! Isidora cannot forgive Ramon for dragging her into this farce - just as she'll never forgive him for the indiscretion that broke her heart. But while their relationship might be fake, the burning longing his kisses spark is all too real - and resisting Ramon's heated touch until the end of their arrangement proves utterly impossible ... Book 3 in The Sauveterre Siblings quartet.

Buying his bride of convenience

February 21, 2018
Smart, Michelle, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Daniele Pellegrini must wed or lose his family inheritance! Eva Bergen is the perfect candidate for three reasons: Her body is pure temptation. She can't reject his outrageous charitable donation in exchange for their vows. Most importantly, she can't stand him - this hard-hearted tycoon WON'T risk his wife falling in love! When Eva's first youthful marriage ended in tragedy she buried any hope of loving again. She's certain she'll have no problem keeping her second marriage on purely convenient terms ... until her husband changes the rules with his expertly ruthless seduction! Book 3 in the Bound to a Billionaire trilogy.

Claimed for the Leonelli legacy

February 21, 2018
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
An innocent ... Tia Grayson has never known life outside the Brazilian convent she calls home. Until Max Leonelli arrives with the shocking news that she is heiress to an English fortune and ignites a burning need for his touch ... A billionaire ... Tia's grandfather expects a match between his protegee and his heir - but Max is not a marrying man. Until the sight of Tia's ravishing beauty has him reconsidering ... A baby? Max must escort Tia home, but desire soon overtakes them. After one incendiary night, the potential for consequences gives Max the perfect opportunity to claim Tia as his bride! Wedlocked! Conveniently wedded, passionately bedded!"

The Italian's pregnant prisoner

February 21, 2018
Yates, Maisey, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
282 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Pregnant... and at his mercy! Charlotte Adair has spent her life locked away in a tower. Her father's death frees her to find the one man she's ever loved... only to discover billionaire Rafe Costa is now blind, believes she betrayed him, and is bent on a vengeful seduction! Rafe is shocked to realise that Charlotte is a virgin, and then weeks after their scorching encounter he learns she's pregnant - with twins! To claim his heirs Rafe steals Charlotte away and takes her to his castle, but she is a far from biddable prisoner. She is irresistible, defiant - and Rafe must seduce her into compliance!

Whisked away by her Sicilian boss

February 21, 2018
Winters, Rebecca, 1940- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The Princess and the billionaire. Princess Tuccianna Leonardi has fled from her arranged marriage and desperately needs a place to hide from her family. So when gorgeous Sicilian billionaire Cesare Donati offers her a job as his hotel's new pastry chef, it seems as if all Tuccia's prayers have been answered. They're working together morning, noon and night, and Cesare is soon falling for this raven-haired beauty. Romance might be simmering between them, but with Tuccia still on the run can Cesare keep his Princess safe AND promise her their happy-ever-after? The Billionaire's Club Trilogy!

Still me

February 20, 2018
Moyes, Jojo, 1969- author.
©2018
594 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the superrich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world. Before she knows what's happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets--not all her own--that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?

The masterpiece

February 16, 2018
Rivers, Francine, 1947- author.
©2018
691 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Struggling to make a home for herself and her five-month old son Samuel, Grace Moore accepts a position as a personal assistant to Roman Velasco, a temperamental successful artist.

The cowboy's housekeeper

February 15, 2018
Copeland, Lori, author.
©2017
271 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Clothing designer Jessica Cole has inherited her aunt and uncle's cattle farm. Perfect. She can sell the farm to finance her company's newest venture, a clothing line for children. Then she learns the condition of her inheritance--she must move to the small Texas town where she was raised and run the farm for six months. Since she knows nothing about managing a farm, she's forced to ask for help from the last man she ever expected to meet up with again, her ex-husband Jason Rawlings. Jason proves to be as ornery as ever. He's in a bind since his housekeeper left town, and needs someone to take her place. He agrees to Jessica's request on one condition: she must become his housekeeper for six months. Imagine, the CEO of a successful business, forced to become her ex-husband's maid. But what choice does she have? She can handle anything for six months, even keeping house for a man she used to love. After all, those old feelings are long dead and buried ... or are they?

Refuge Cove

February 13, 2018
Dailey, Janet, author.
©2017
357 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A bride on the run from her would-be husband becomes stranded in the Alaska wilderness before accepting help from a rugged bush pilot who would reconnect with his estranged son.

The future she left behind

February 13, 2018
Thomas, Marin, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Berkley Publishing Group.
Includes discussion questions.
"One woman's journey home gets derailed by her soon-to-be-ex-mother-in-law in a novel filled with humor, small-town charm, rekindled love, and the resilient ties of family. Cast aside by her cheating husband, Katelyn Chandler is ready to pack it all in and drive home to Little Springs, Texas. She wants a chance to regroup, reconnect with her mother, and get back to her art. But Shirley Pratt--master manipulator, elitist snob, and Katelyn's terror of a live-in monster-in-law--has other ideas. Shirley insists on joining Katelyn's trip after her son tries to pack her off to a retirement community. Katelyn has no choice but to play peacekeeper between the ornery old woman and the proud matrons of Little Springs. Yet the small town seems to be changing Shirley. And as Katelyn weighs the wisdom of picking up where she left off with Jackson Mendoza, town bad boy and her high school sweetheart, she must find a way to believe in the strength of her dreams"-- Provided by publisher.

The memoir of Johnny Devine

February 13, 2018
Eide, Camille, author.
©2015
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"In 1953, desperation forces young war widow Eliza Saunderson to take a job writing the memoir of ex-Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Devine who has become a Christian. As a mutual attraction begins to grow, the project and their future are threatened when they both become targets on the McCarthy Communist hit list"-- Provided by publisher.

Troubled waters

February 13, 2018
Warren, Susan May, 1966- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: A matter of trust.
There are things even a billionaire can't control. Ian Shaw's fortune was recently liquidated; his niece, Esme, is still missing, and the woman he loves is refusing to speak to him. Sierra Rose has solved the mystery of his missing niece, but a promise to Esme to keep her whereabouts secret has made it impossible to be around Ian. When the PEAK chopper is damaged and Sierra lacks the funds to repair it, Ian offers a fundraising junket for large donors on his yacht in the Caribbean. But the three-day excursion turns into a nightmare when a rogue wave cripples the yacht and sends the passengers overboard.

Lies & letters : a novel

February 13, 2018
Newbold, Ashtyn, 1998- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
414 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Cedar Fort, Inc.
"In Regency England with her family's finances in peril, Charlotte Lyons is sent away with her sister to a bleak coastal town where she is expected to pursue a wealthy Earl. But when her heart is captured by someone entirely unexpected, Charlotte finds herself caught up in a web of lies and intrigue"-- Provided by publisher.

Once an heiress

February 13, 2018
Ryan, Renee, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Amazon Publishing.
Includes discussion questions.
"Boston society darling Gigi Wentworth leaves behind everything she holds dear only to learn that the man with whom she'd planned to elope is a thieving scoundrel. Abandoned in New York City, Gigi takes on work as a lady's maid, keeping her identity a secret...until she's discovered by a former friend with a hidden agenda"-- Provided by publisher.

Charisma : baller's wife

January 26, 2018
Turner, Nikki, author.
©2017
377 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The quilting circle

January 26, 2018
Lillard, Amy, author.
©2017
399 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
More than friendship -- More than a promise -- More than a marriage.
United by faith, and bonded by their quilting circle, the Amish women of Wells Landing, Oklahoma are there for one another through all life's joys and challenges. Youngest quilter Clara Rose Yutzy is planning her wedding to her longtime beau--which is why she resolutely ignores newly warm feelings for her best friend, Obidiah. But Obie is certain God intends them to be together. With the Lord's help, he'll prove to Clara Rose how much he loves her. Mariana Miller prayed for a child throughout fifteen years of marriage. But now, newly widowed, Mariana discovers she's pregnant--with twins! She's more grateful than ever for her caring community--especially Reuben Weisel, her late husband's business partner and best friend. Reuben's quiet strength comforts her--until he proposes marriage. Tess Smiley is new to Wells Landing and newly married. But her marriage isn't the harmonious union she envisioned. Tess loves Jacob with all her heart, but her heart tells her she must take a stand--and ask for support. Only then does Jacob see how he has hurt her. But is he too late?

The wardrobe mistress : a novel of Marie Antoinette

January 26, 2018
Masterson, Meghan, author.
©2017
457 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"The Wardrobe Mistress" is Meghan Masterson's fascinating and visceral debut, an inside look at Marie Antoinette's luxurious life in Versailles remarkably juxtaposed against life in third estate as the French Revolution gains strength. A propulsive exploration of love, loyalty, danger, and intrigue ... not to be missed. It's Giselle Aubry's first time at court in Versailles. At sixteen, she is one of Marie Antoinette's newest undertirewomen, and in awe of the glamorous queen and her opulent palace life. A budding designer, it's a dream come true to work with the beautiful fabrics and jewels in the queen's wardrobe. But every few weeks she returns home to visit her family in Paris where rumors of revolution are growing stronger. From her position working in the royal household, Giselle is poised to see both sides of the revolutionary tensions erupting throughout Paris. When her uncle, a retired member of the secret du roi, a spy ring that worked for the old King, Louis XV, suggests that she casually report the Queen's actions back to him as a game, she leaps at the chance. Spying seems like an adventure and an exciting way to privately support the revolution taking the countryside by storm. She also enjoys using her insight from Versailles in lively debates with Léon Gauvain, the handsome and idealistic revolutionary who courts her. But as the revolution continues to gain momentum, and Giselle grows closer to the Queen, becoming one of the few trusted servants, she finds herself dangerously torn. Violence is escalating; she must choose where her loyalty truly lies, or risk losing everything ... maybe even her head.

Caught by the scot

January 26, 2018
Hawkins, Karen, author.
©2017
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Dashing Scottish privateer Conner Douglas must marry a respectable, well-born woman; and soon, if he wants to secure his rightful inheritance. Determined to still explore the high seas as well as his mistresses' beds, he aims to find a pliable wife who'll turn a blind eye to his antics. And he knows just the woman, childhood friend and mousy spinster Miss Theodora Cumberbatch-Snowe. Unbeknownst to Conner, meek and plain Theodora has been hopelessly in love with him for years. But unwilling to wait forever for what will never happen, Theodora plans to wed a kind, if unexciting, local landowner, leaving behind the wild Highlander of her dreams. Yet Conner refuses to let his perfect wife get away. He chases her to Gretna Green and is shocked to discover the real Theodora is an ardent and wildly sensual woman. Soon he realizes his passion to win her has nothing to do with securing his inheritance and everything to do with earning the love of the unforgettable woman.

Right where we belong

January 26, 2018
Novak, Brenda, author.
©2017
539 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Savanna Gray needs a do-over. Her 'perfect' life unraveled when, to her absolute shock, her husband was arrested for attacking three women. With her divorce settled, she takes her two children to Silver Springs to seek refuge between the walls of a farmhouse her late father had planned to renovate. It needs a little TLC, but she's eager to take control of something. Gavin Turner understands the struggle of starting over. Abandoned at a gas station when he was five, it wasn't until he landed at New Horizons Boys Ranch as a teen that he finally found some peace. He steps up when Savanna needs help fixing things -- even when those things go beyond the farmhouse. Despite an escalating attraction to Gavin, Savanna resolves to keep her distance. She trusted her ex, who had a similarly tragic background, and is unwilling to repeat her past mistakes. But it's hard to resist a man whose heart is as capable as his hands." -- From publisher's description.

Judgment Road

January 25, 2018
Feehan, Christine, author.
©2018
685 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He's a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can't afford--until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin... Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she's desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper's imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat. Anya's touch is everything Reaper doesn't want--and it brands him to the bone. But when her secrets catch up to her, Reaper will have to choose between Anya and his club--his heart and his soul."--Amazon.com

Out of the ordinary

January 25, 2018
Turano, Jen, author.
©2017
503 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Miss Gertrude Cadwalader hoped her position as the paid companion to Mrs. Davenport would be easy. But as she becomes acquainted with her employer, she realizes the wealthy Mrs. Davenport has a strange tendency to be a bit light-fingered with other people's trinkets. Gertrude is relieved when Mrs. Davenport decides to have a quiet summer away from the social scene--until the woman changes her mind in order to help a young socialite launch into society. When Gertrude is caught in the act of trying to return one of the trinkets by Mrs. Sinclair, the mother of shipping magnate Harrison Sinclair, the woman jumps to an unfortunate conclusion. Harrison is determined to mend fences with Miss Cadwalader, but he's unprepared for the escapades a friendship with her will entail.

Tangled destinies

January 25, 2018
Palmer, Diana, author.
©1986
343 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Saved from an abduction and unthinkable harm, Gabrielle Bennett owed her life to her rescuer. Marc Stephano, a stranger from the sketchy shadows of town, could've asked for money. Instead he introduced her to desire and claimed her completely?then he broke her heart. Older, wiser and now a top New York model, Gabrielle is prepared for anything?except Marc's reemergence into her life. It's a merciless trick of fate. A successful, self-made millionaire, he's as powerful as ever, but can Gabrielle forgive and forget?in the name of love?

Deadly rumors

January 24, 2018
Hodges, Cheris F., author.
©2017
469 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When FBI agent Carver Banks needs the help of elite investigator Zoe Harrington with a missing persons case, she's happy to charge him double the fee--and keep his sizzling moves at arm's length. But when the search strikes too close to home, Zoe finds the passion between them reigniting past the danger point.

Oath of honor

January 24, 2018
Eason, Lynette, author.
©2018
511 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
This inspirational thriller from Eason (Moving Target) nicely mixes crime and romance in rural South Carolina. Childhood friends police officer Izzy St. John and rookie Kevin Marshall are now police partners. One night, acting on a tip from an informant he wasn't supposed to be in contact with, Kevin drags Izzy to an abandoned warehouse to do surveillance on a high-level arms deal. But when Kevin goes rogue and sprints into the warehouse where the deal is happening, he is killed in a spray of bullets. Kevin's detective brother, Ryan, has already lost a brother in Afghanistan and vows to find who murdered Kevin and why. While neither Ryan nor Izzy can officially be on the case, they work together in their own informal investigation. In the process, Izzy and Ryan get closer than ever, despite a killer on the loose and their own emotional baggage. Although concerned and delicate with both grief and romance, Eason's well-rounded story doesn't spend too much time bogged down in either as the harrowing plot unfolds. Eason's fans will enjoy this first installment of a promising new series.

Out of the ashes

January 24, 2018
Peterson, Tracie, author.
©2018
485 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: In the shadow of Denali.
Katherine and Jean-Michel once shared a deep love that was torn apart by forces beyond their control. Reunited in the 1920s at the Curry Hotel in Alaska, have the years changed them too deeply to rediscover what they had? And when Jean-Michel's nightmares of war return with terrifying consequences, will faith be enough to heal what's been broken for so long?

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