New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

July 13, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Falling for you

July 12, 2018
Wade, Becky, author.
©2018
589 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Willow Bradford is content taking a break from modeling to run her family's inn. Then she comes face-to-face with NFL quarterback Corbin Stewart, the man who broke her heart-- and wants to win her back. When a decades-old missing-persons case brings them together, they're forced to decide whether they can risk falling for one another all over again.

Before I saw you

July 11, 2018
Sorrells, Amy K., author.
©2018
413 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The pirate bride

July 11, 2018
Y'Barbo, Kathleen, author.
©2018
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Cottage by the sea : a novel

July 10, 2018
Macomber, Debbie, author.
©2018
459 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager. Once there, Annie begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks in part to the folks she meets: a local painter, Keaton, whose large frame is equal to his big heart--and who helps Annie fix up her rental cottage by the sea; Mellie, the reclusive, prickly landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. But it is Keaton to whom Annie feels most drawn. His quiet, peaceful nature offers her both comfort and reprieve from her grief, and the two begin to grow closer. Then events threaten to undo the idyll Annie has come to enjoy. And when the opportunity of a lifetime lands in her lap, she is torn between the excitement of a new journey toward success and the safe and secure arms of the haven--and the man-she's come to call home.

The house at Saltwater Point

July 10, 2018
Coble, Colleen, author.
©2018
451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: The view from Rainshadow Bay.
"The dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring secrets that reach around the world. Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can't focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie's boat. Ellie knows her sister isn't on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn't kill her--would he? Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy. Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth--and family--is often more complex than it first appears. From international terrorism to the peaceful lavender fields of Puget Sound, The House at Saltwater Point is a thrilling race to uncover the truth before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.

The love letter

July 9, 2018
Hauck, Rachel, 1960- author.
©2018
559 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
With the colonies at war and his country divided, Hamilton Lightfoot must choose sides: Fight for the British Crown or for the Independence of America. But after witnessing the death of his family at the hands of redcoats, he fears he'll fight for revenge instead of honor. On the verge of a great battle, he pens a letter to Esther, the woman he loves. Esther Longfellow is in love with Hamilton, but her father is a loyalist, living in upcountry South Carolina and working for a wealthy British lord. When the Revolutionary War comes to her doorstep she is forced to choose between devotion to her father and her love for Hamilton. Chloe Daschle is the daughter of Hollywood royalty--a great director and an Oscar-winning actress. She's the queen of death scenes. Jesse Gates decides to leave his life behind and move to LA to try his hand at acting and screenwriting. When he finds a page from one of his ancestor's letters, he becomes consumed with the love he finds there. When Jesse meets the woman he has cast to play Esther Longfellow--his grandfather's one true love--the stories of all four collide across time and space. The love letter from the past might have more power to affect the future than any of them could have imagined

The husband hour

July 9, 2018
Brenner, Jamie, 1971- author.
©2018
535 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When a young widow's reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family, her late husband, and the past she tried to leave behind.

Where hope begins

July 9, 2018
West, Catherine (Catherine J.), author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"In the aftermath of her husband's act of adultery and abandonment, Savannah must finally face the ghosts that haunt her and discover for herself whether authentic faith, grace, and ultimate healing really do exist"--Provided by publisher.

Between you & me : a novel

July 3, 2018
Wiggs, Susan, author.
©2018
550 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Caught between two worlds, Caleb Stoltz is bound by a deathbed promise to raise his orphaned niece and nephew in Middle Grove, where life revolves around family, farm, faith--and long-held suspicions about outsiders. When disaster strikes, Caleb is thrust into an urban environment of high-tech medicine and the relentless rush of modern life. Dr. Reese Powell is poised to join the medical dynasty of her wealthy, successful parents. Bold, assertive, and quick-thinking, she lives for the addictive rush of saving lives. When a shocking accident brings Caleb Stoltz into her life, Reese is forced to deal with a situation that challenges everything she thinks she knows--and ultimately emboldens her to question her most powerful beliefs. Then one impulsive act brings about a clash of cultures in a tug-of-war that plays out in a courtroom, challenging the very nature of justice and reverberating through generations, straining the fragile threads of faith and family.

The secret of the india orchid

June 26, 2018
Allen, Nancy Campbell, 1969- author.
©2017
423 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Anthony Blake is in love with his best friends sister, Sophia Elliot. But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies-including his own has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the facade of a flirtatious playboy. Heartbroken and confused, Sophia travels to India, hoping to find healing in one of the most exotic regions of the British Empire. But the exotic land isn't as restful as she had hoped. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery of a missing sea captain, a possible murder, and a plot that could involve the prince of India. And when Anthony appears at the British Residency, asking questions and keeping his distance from her, she is stunned. She still loves him, and, in her heart, she knows he loves her too. But how can she rebuild her relationship with him if he won't confide in her? Does she dare offer her heart to him a second time, or will their love be lost under the India sun? "-- Provided by publisher.

Bluestone & vine

June 26, 2018
Kauffman, Donna, author.
©2018
489 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

The art of running in heels

June 26, 2018
Gibson, Rachel, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Avon Books.
"Lexie Kowalsky, a runaway bride from a reality TV show, hops a float plane for Sandspit, British Columbia. Sharing her flight is Sean Knox, new star of the Seattle Chinooks, the hockey team her father coaches. Sean knows this could spell trouble for his career, but the chemistry is too strong to ignore"-- Provided by publisher.

By the book : a novel

June 26, 2018
Sonneborn, Julia, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
421 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"An English professor in California struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancé has just become the president of her college--and her new boss--in this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austen's classic Persuasion"-- Provided by publisher.

If ever I should love you

June 26, 2018
Maxwell, Cathy, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
One of three heiress debutantes who have been on the marriage market longer than ideal, finally meets her match in a penniless earl who would win her love in spite of her resolve to have a marriage in name only.

Cupid, Texas : How the Cowboy Was Won

June 25, 2018
Wilde, Lori, author.
©2018
465 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Mornings on main

June 25, 2018
Thomas, Jodi, author.
©2018
435 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Strategic seduction

June 25, 2018
Hodges, Cheris F., author.
©2018
379 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
" Alicia Michaels needs a major career reboot, so she's got no time for romance. But starting over in Atlanta is an uphill battle for the cautious PR rep--especially after she teams up with wealthy Richmond Crawford on a make-or-break project. For one thing, the risk-taking entrepreneur is nothing like the staid businessman he used to be. For another, she and Richmond can't see eye-to-eye on anything--except that the reckless attraction between them is sizzling, off-the-charts trouble. Playing by the rules got Richmond betrayal from his rich family--and shattering heartbreak. He's got to prove he can be his own man, so keeping things strictly-business with Alicia is the smart play. Still, even their conflicts only make Richmond want more of her honesty and courage. But a shocking revelation will endanger everything they're fighting to build. And making things right could be the final deal breaker. "-- Provided by publisher.

No other duke will do

June 25, 2018
Burrowes, Grace, author.
©2017
499 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A good day to marry a duke

June 25, 2018
Krahn, Betina M., author.
©2017
499 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The afterlives

June 25, 2018
Pierce, Thomas, 1982- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
475 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Riverhead Books.
What happens after we die? Lots of stuff, it turns out. Jim Byrd died... technically. For a few minutes. The diagnosis: heart attack at age thirty. Revived with no memory of any tunnels, lights, or angels, Jim wonders what-- if anything-- awaits us on the other side. Then a ghost shows up... maybe. Jim and his new wife, Annie, find themselves tangling with holograms, psychics, messages from the beyond, and a machine that connects the living and the dead. As Jim and Annie journey through history and fumble through faith, they confront the specter of loss that looms for anyone who dares to fall in love. -- adapted from back cover.

The lady and the lionheart

June 25, 2018
Bischof, Joanne, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
479 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes Reader's guide (discussion questions).
"As the circus tents are raised on the outskirts of Roanoke in 1890, nurse Ella Beckley arrives to tend a Gypsy girl under the watchful eye of Charlie Lionheart, a guardian who bears a striking resemblance to the child and protects the baby with a love that awakens a hope in Ella that goodness may yet reign"-- Provided by publisher.

Spring forward

June 25, 2018
Anderson, Catherine (Adeline Catherine), author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
550 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published by: The Berkley Publishing Group.
"In Mystic Creek, Oregon, Tanner Richards and Crystal Malloy cross paths as they both try to help Crystal's grandfather, who constantly skirts the rules of the retirement center where he lives. As they bond over her grandfather's escape artist dog, Crystal must deal with secrets from her past if their love is to survive"-- Provided by publisher.

The sea before us

June 22, 2018
Sundin, Sarah, author.
©2018
549 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
In 1944, American Naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, who pieces together reconnaissance photographs with holiday snapshots of France -- including those of her family's summer home -- in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. As the two spend concentrated time together, in the pressure cooker of war, their deepening friendship threatens to turn into something more. But both of them have too much to lose to give into love ...

Little big love

June 19, 2018
Regan, Katy, author.
©2018
467 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A novel" -- Cover.
Ten-year-old Zac Hutchinson collects facts: octopuses have three hearts, Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth. But no one will tell him the one thing he wants to know most: who his father is and where he went. When Zac's mother, Juliet, inadvertently admits that his dad is the only man she's ever loved, Zac decides he is going to find him and deliver his mom the happily ever after she deserves. But Liam Jones left for a reason, and as Zac searches for clues of his father, Juliet begins to rebuild what shattered on the day that was at once the happiest and most heartbreaking of her life. Told through the eyes of Zac, Juliet, and grandfather Mick, Little Big Love is a layered, heartfelt, utterly satisfying story about family, love, and the secrets that can define who we are.

Rainy day friends : a novel

June 19, 2018
Shalvis, Jill, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Six months after Lanie Jacobs' husband's death, it's hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn't the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife. Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person? Can she even trust herself? Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she's bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie's cold, broken heart--along with the rest of the clan. Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Green changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come -until her dark secrets come to light--secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie's only just begun to build.

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