New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

August 24, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The billionaire's baby swap

August 23, 2016
Winters, Rebecca, 1940- author.
London: Mills & Boon, 2016.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Single mom Valentina Montanari was abandoned while pregnant, yet she's besotted with her tiny son, Ric. Buy why does he look nothing like her? Gorgeous billionaire Giovanni Laurito bonded with new baby Vito after a difficult divorce, so discovering Vito and Ric were swapped at birth is a huge shock! When Valentina and Giovanni meet to reclaim their children, sparks fly. They've already fallen for each other's babies... Can this unexpected beginning create the family of their dreams?"--Back cover.

First star I see tonight

August 18, 2016
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth, author.
©2016
493 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Discovered by the former quarterback she was hired to tail, detective Piper Dove pretends to be the athlete's stalker and is subsequently hired as his bodyguard, an arrangement threatened by their growing chemistry.

Where hope prevails

August 18, 2016
Oke, Janette, 1935- author.
©2016
439 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Elizabeth Thatcher's return to Coal Valley after a long summer with family back east is full of surprises. She will have to decide between her teaching position in the valley and her Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, Jarrick Thornton.

All summer long : a San Francisco romance

August 11, 2016
Carlson, Melody, author.
©2016
407 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When budding chef Tia D'Amico moves to San Francisco to help her aunt restore an old luxury yacht's restaurant, she discovers that the newly hired captain is her old crush, Leo Parker -- and he's engaged. As Tia learns her new job, figures out the business and struggles with secrets, loyalties, and her uncle's severe medical condition, she and Leo become friends. But could it become more than friendship?

Planted with hope

August 11, 2016
Goyer, Tricia, author.
©2016
465 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes recipe (pages 460-462).
Hope Miller finds her plans for the plot of land she is given behind her sister's pie shop changing after teacher Jonas Sutter asks if his students can use it to make a community garden.

The saddle maker's son

August 11, 2016
Irvin, Kelly, author.
©2016
519 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions (pages 507-510) and recipes (pages 513-516).
Rebekah Lantz feels imprisoned by circumstances she didn't create. Tobias Byler is haunted by regret. Can two young runaways from half a world away teach them the healing power of true family? Rebekah isn't like her sister, but the watchful gaze of her family and small, close knit Amish community makes her feel as if she's been judged and found lacking. The men avoid her and the women whisper behind her back. She simply longs for the same chance to be a wife and mother that her friends have. Tobias Byler only wants to escape feelings for a woman he knows he should never have allowed to get close to him. Moving with his family to isolated Bee County, Texas, seemed the best way to leave his mistakes behind. But even a move across the country can't erase the past that accompanies his every thought. A surprise encounter with two half-starved runaway children forces both Rebekah and Tobias to turn to each other to help a sister and brother who have traveled thousands of miles in search of lives of unfettered peace and joy. In doing so, Rebekah and Tobias discover the key to forgetting the past is the one that will open the door to love and the future they both seek"-- Provided by publisher.

Guide me home

August 10, 2016
Sawyer, Kim Vogel, author.
©2016
597 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes a readers guide (pages 589-591).
"A novel" -- cover.
1907. After tragedy leaves its mark on Rebekah Hardin's family she plans to help her parents and six siblings honor her beloved brother's memory and alleviate their poverty by working as a guide in the dangerous cave system. Kentucky's renowned Mammoth Cave presents profitable opportunities in for hardworking, capable men, but Rebekah is determined to do the job-- even if it means disguising herself. Under the wing of experienced guide Tolly Sanford, "Reb" begins to learn the complexities of the cave and the two are joined by an aspiring young cartographer, Devlin Bale. Can the God who designed miles of underground astonishment shape Devlin's ambitious plans and free Reb from the weight from the past?

The artisan's wife : refined by love

August 10, 2016
Miller, Judith, 1944- author.
©2016
475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Ainslee McKay's world is shaken when she discovers her twin sister has not only eloped with a man she barely knows but now Ainslee must fulfill their obligation at a tile works in Weston, West Virginia. Ainslee must learn the ropes and, if she can keep the tile works profitable, her brother will help her sell the business. When Levi Judson arrives and shows Ainslee his designs for new tiles, she's impressed by his skill and passion for the business. But he's hiding his true reason for coming to Weston. And Ainslee knows he'd be crushed to learn his plans for a long career at McKay Tile Works are in vain since she intends to sell. Can the growing feelings between them survive if the truth comes to light--or is a future together as untenable as the future of the tile works itself?"--Provided by publisher.

Together at the table : a novel of lost love and second helpings

August 10, 2016
Lodge, Hillary Manton, author.
©2016
531 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Three months ago, Juliette D'Alisa's world changed. In a bittersweet series of events, her mother's health took a turn for the worse. Juliette and her brother opened their restaurant together to rave reviews, but her romance with Memphis immunologist Neil McLaren ended in anger and tears. As autumn sweeps into the Pacific Northwest, Juliette feels that she's finally on the cusp of equilibrium. The restaurant continues to thrive, and her family is closer than ever. She and sous-chef Adrien are seeing each other, both in and out of the kitchen. Just when she thinks her world might stop spinning, a trip to the waterfront lands a familiar face into her path. Rather than dwell on her personal life, Juliette throws herself into work and research. After reading her grandmother's letters from war-torn Paris, she still wants to know the full story and she'll travel across countries and oceans to find it. But even Juliette can't outrun the man who stole her heart. As she finally uncovers the truth about her family history, what will it mean for her own chances at lasting love?"--Provided by publisher.

Falling

August 8, 2016
Green, Jane, 1968- author.
©2016
537 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Eight years ago, Emma Montague left behind the strict confines--and rather dull boyfriend--of her upper-crust English life and moved to New York City, where she immediately found success in finance. But her soulless, cutthroat, all-consuming job was another life she didn't want. Answering an ad on Craigslist, Emma finds a tiny beach cottage in the small town of Westport, Connecticut. It needs work--lots of work. But it's the perfect project to satisfy Emma's passion for interior design and gardening, if her new landlord, Dominic, is agreeable to the small changes she yearns to make. To Emma, Dominic himself is somewhat of a fixer-upper. A local handyman with a six-year-old son, he's a world away from the men she should be interested in, but he's comfortable in his own skin, confident, quiet, and kind. And slowly, over a shared garden, time spent with his son, and late-night conversations, Emma finds herself falling for Dominic ... From friends to lovers happens as naturally as the changing seasons. But setting down roots doesn't come easily when two lives as different as their own merge into one. And Emma will realize that the seeds of happiness must be nurtured and cherished to grow into something strong enough to shelter all their hopes and dreams.."-- Provided by publisher.

Sunday kind of love

August 8, 2016
Garlock, Dorothy, author.
©2016
467 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The A to Z of you and me

August 8, 2016
Hannah, James (Fiction writer)
©2016
395 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Riverbend Road

August 4, 2016
Thayne, RaeAnne, author.
©2016
398 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Harlequin Books, 2016.
"Protecting the streets of Haven Point isn't just a job for police officer Wyn Bailey, it's a family tradition. But lately she's found herself wanting more, especially from her boss--and overprotective brother's best friend--sexy chief of police, Cade Emmett"-- Provided by publisher.

Stepping to a new day

August 4, 2016
Jenkins, Beverly, 1951- author.
©2016
350 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 2016.
"In Henry Adams, Kansas, Genevieve Gibbs is ecstatic to be on her own for the first time, even if certain people preferred the doormat version of Ms. Gibbs. Finding someone who appreciates the new her has only just hit Gen's to-do list when T.C. Barbour appears in her life, but the return of her ex may ruin everything"-- Provided by publisher.

Willow Brook Road

July 29, 2016
Woods, Sherryl, author.
©2015
454 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Carrie Winters has come home from Europe, glamorous fashion career behind her and her heart broken and finds herself drawn to grief-stricken Sam Winslow who is raising his nephew after the boy's parents were killed in an accident two weeks ago"--Provided by publisher.

New leaf

July 29, 2016
Anderson, Catherine (Adeline Catherine), author.
©2016
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When Taffeta Brown was viciously betrayed by her wealthy husband, she lost everything--including custody of their daughter, Sarah. Now that Taffy has moved to Mystic Creek, Oregon, to start over, she unexpectedly meets the one man who might help her get Sarah back"--Provided by publisher.

Beautiful storm : a Lightning strikes novel

July 29, 2016
Freethy, Barbara, author.
©2015
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In a flash of lightning, news photographer Alicia Monroe sees an apparent murder. Rushing she to the scene, she finds only a military tag belonging to a woman who has been missing for over a year. Her search for the missing woman takes her into the heart of Miami's Cuban-American community where she finds romance and danger"--Provided by publisher.

Old heart

July 29, 2016
Ferry, Peter, author.
©2015
327 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A novel"--Cover.
"Tom Johnson has just turned eighty-five. When faced with a nursing home, he escapes to the Netherlands to find the woman he fell in love with during World War II. His children want him back, but Tom fights to stay in the Netherlands for love, family and all the remaining rights of an old man"--Provided by publisher.

A reluctant bride

July 29, 2016
Fuller, Kathleen, author.
©2015
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When tragedy strikes an independent Amish woman, she must accept a marriage proposal from the man she vowed never to marry. Just when Sadie starts to let her guard down and develop feelings for her new husband, several dangerous secrets are revealed, and she must find a way to save her family--and herself"-- Provided by publisher.

Paper hearts

July 29, 2016
Walsh, Courtney, 1975- author.
©2014
479 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A novel"--Cover.
"Love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple challenge bookstore owner Abigail Pressman's view on romance and life in general when a hard-to-read doctor becomes her new landlord and threatens to end her lease in the tourist town of Love's Peak, Colorado"--Provided by publisher.

Unforgiven

July 26, 2016
Balogh, Mary, author.
©1998
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Moira Hayes hadn t seen Kenneth Woodfall in nearly eight years. Nor did she want to see this man who stirred such feelings of anger in her. After all, their families had been rivals since their great-grandfathers day. And he was the reason, though indirectly, for her own brother s death. But Kenneth has returned from war and is home for good. And he isn t willing to forget the past a time he shared with his first and only love, Miss Moira Hayes. The moment he sees her again, he knows his future. Because Kenneth is more than willing to forgive. If only Moira can too..."--Provided by publisher.

The daredevil snared

July 26, 2016
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
©2016
613 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Defender

July 26, 2016
Palmer, Diana, author.
©2016
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Isn't it Rich?

July 26, 2016
Woods, Sherryl, author.
©2004
313 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Straitlaced tycoon Richard Carlton suspects that his aunt Destiny has more than business matters on her mind when she insists he meet klutzy PR executive Melanie Hart. Melanie might be brilliant--and beautiful--but Richard won't open his wounded heart to any woman, no matter how much she might make his pulse race. Yet when the press mistakenly reports that they're a couple, Richard convinces Melanie to pretend that they're engaged--to bolster his reputation and to teach his matchmaking aunt a lesson, once and for all. But is this relationship just a charade, or do opposites really attract--for keeps?"

Sunshine Beach

July 26, 2016
Wax, Wendy, author.
©2016
635 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"After losing their life savings in a Ponzi scheme, Maddie, Avery, and Nikki banded together to make the most of what they've got left through determination, ingenuity, guts, and a large dose of elbow grease. It's Maddie's daughter Kyra who stumbles across a once glorious oceanfront hotel that has fallen into disrepair. The opportunity to renovate this seaside jewel is too good to pass up--especially when they come up with the idea of shooting their own independent television show about the restoration. What could possibly go wrong?"--Provided by publisher.

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