New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

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

Sarah's surrender

June 23, 2016
McDonough, Vickie, author.
318 pages ; 22 cm.
Sarah refuses Luke's marriage proposal, while also realizing she want a home of her own. She sees the 1901 Oklahoma Territory land lottery as her chance. Luke follows her to be helpful however he can, but she continues to resist. Will he have to give up his dream so hers will come true?


June 23, 2016
Howard, Linda, 1950-
248 pages ; 23 cm.
"Michelle Cabot has inherited her father's Florida cattle ranch -- and a pile of debt, most of which is owed to her neighbouring rancher and arch-nemesis, John Rafferty. But while John thinks he now holds the cards over the spoiled rich girl he once despised, Michelle, desperate to run the Cabot ranch -- the only thing she has left -- all by herself, has other ideas... They may be locked in battle, but are the tough rancher and feisty beauty losing the fight against their feelings for each other?"

Qiu ni zheng jing dian

June 23, 2016
|6880-01 Tingfeng.
|6880-04 Tai bei shi : Qing kong chu ban, 2015.
2 v. : col.ill. ; 21 cm.

Leonetti's housekeeper bride

June 22, 2016
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"The last thing Gaetano Leonetti wants is to be shackled in marriage, but to become CEO of his family's bank, his grandfather has decreed Gaetano must find a nice, ordinary woman to wed. Convinced his grandfather is mad, Gaetano sets about proving him wrong with housekeeper Poppy Arnold. With her outspoken nature and unusual dress sense, she's definitely not wife material! But it's not long before hardworking, self-sacrificing Poppy charms his grandfather and Gaetano's stuck with a union he didn't want and a bride he sinfully craves! Having set her up to fail, can he really take the precious gift of her virginity?"--Page [4] cover.

A certain age

June 22, 2016
Williams, Beatriz, author.
326 pages ; 24 cm
"A beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strauss's comic opera Der Rosenkavalier set against the sweeping decadence of Gatsby's New York"--Book jacket.
Falling in love with her paramour but unable to divorce because of societal conventions, married Jazz Age socialite Theresa Marshall tries to make the best of the situation but reconsiders her values when her lover falls for her soon-to-be sister-in-law.

A summer to remember

June 22, 2016
Pappano, Marilyn, author.
New York : Forever, 2016.
361 pages ; 18 cm.
Widow Fia Thomas is tempted to give love a second chance as she is drawn to veteran Elliot Ross, but she is hiding something that threatens their future together and he is determined to figure out what it is.

Sunshine Beach

June 22, 2016
Wax, Wendy, author.
New York : Berkley Books, 2016.
420 pages : 21 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.

Surprise me : a novel

June 22, 2016
Goldstone, Deena.
New York : Nan. A. Talese/Doubleday, [2016]
316 pages ; 22 cm
"The fragile dream of becoming a writer takes hold during Isabelle Rothman’s senior year of college. Against all advice, she begins a one-on-one tutorial with a once highly praised novelist, Daniel Jablonski, who is known on campus for being eccentric, difficult, and disengaged. Despite his reputation, Isabelle loves his early novels and harbors a secret hope that Daniel might teach her how to write such luminous prose. But their first meeting is a disaster: Daniel is unprepared, never having read the chapters she submitted, and does not apologize. Isabelle is furious and feels dismissed. But over the semester, they gingerly form a bond that begins to anchor both of them. And over the next twenty years, as they live very separate lives--Isabelle in Northern California and Daniel finally settled in a tiny New Hampshire town--they reach out through e-mails, phone calls, and occasional visits."--Provided by publisher.

Defending Taylor

June 22, 2016
Kenneally, Miranda, author.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Fire, [2016]
293 pages ; 21 cm
Taylor, a senator's daughter, was captain of the soccer team and contender for valedictorian at her private school, but gets kicked out, sent to a rival high school, and soon she is falling for her brother's friend Ezra.


June 22, 2016
Woods, Sherryl, author.
296 pages ; 17 cm.
"Despite the wealth and power of his remarkable family, Ben Carlton stayed hidden away in rural Virginia with only his artistic talent and his troubled memories for company. But when he met beautiful gallery owner Kathleen Dugan at the urging of his matchmaking aunt Destiny, his wounded heart began to open, yet he couldn't completely forget the tragedies of his past. Vivacious, driven Kathleen was intrigued not only by Ben's paintings, but also by the handsome, mysterious man who created them. Were Ben's wounds too deep for Kathleen to mend, or did Destiny create another perfect match?"--Provided by publisher.

The broken brooch

June 22, 2016
Logan, Katherine Lowry, author.
Middletown, Dela. : Katherine Lowry Logan, 2016.
354 pages ; 23 cm

The emerald brooch

June 22, 2016
Logan, Katherine Lowry, author.
San Bernardino, Calif. : Katherine Lowry Logan, 2015.
491 pages ; 23 cm
David McBain can do the impossible with one hand tied behind his back, but miracles take him a wee bit longer... Two deployments in Afghanistan couldn't prepare Major David McBain and Captain Kenzie Wallis-Manning for the week leading up to D-Day - June 6, 1944. From the bombed-out streets of London to the huts at Bletchley Park and an interview with Alan Turing to the 2nd Battalion Army Rangers and the beaches of Normandy, this high-stakes, time-travel World War II romantic adventure will keep you enthralled, awake into the wee hours, and racing toward the end, only to wish it had never arrived.West Point graduate Kenzie Wallis-Manning planned to make the Army her career, but after being severely wounded during her second deployment, and suffering from PTSD, she retires from the military and enrolls in law school. While studying in England, she receives a package containing an emerald brooch with a Gaelic inscription. As soon as she sounds out the words engraved on the stone, she is whisked back in time to May 28, 1944. When Elliott Fraser learns his friend's half-sister, Kenzie, has disappeared, he sends David McBain and Jack Mallory to the past to find her, and bring her and her soul mate back to the future. Will David discover the mission pits him against the best interests of Britain? Will Jack's penchant for getting in trouble put his life at risk again? Will Kenzie find her soul mate, or will she lose more on the battlefield of this war than she did in Afghanistan?

Driftwood Point

June 21, 2016
Stewart, Mariah.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
x, 367 pages ; 17 cm
Returning home to Cannonball Island, up-and-coming artist Lisbeth Parker, while recording her ailing centenarian great-grandmother's stories of the island's rich history, goes up against a man from her past, environmental engineer Alec Jansen, who is on the opposite side of the debate over the island's future.

My last continent : a novel

June 21, 2016
Raymond, Midge.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
308 pages ; 24 cm
"It is only at the end of the world--among the glacial mountains, cleaving icebergs, and frigid waters of Antarctica--where Deb Gardner and Keller Sullivan feel at home. For the few blissful weeks they spend each year studying the habits of emperor and Adélie penguins, Deb and Keller can escape the frustrations and sorrows of their separate lives and find solace in their work and in each other. But Antarctica, like their fleeting romance, is tenuous, imperiled by the world to the north"--Dust jacket flap.

No other will do

June 17, 2016
Witemeyer, Karen, author.
364 pages ; 22 cm
Men are optional. That was the credo Emma Chandler's suffragette aunts taught her and why she started a successful women's colony in Harper's Station, Texas. But when an unknown assailant tries repeatedly to drive the women out, Emma is forced to admit they might need a man after all. One who can fight. And there is only one she trusts enough to ask. Malachi Shaw has finally earned the respect he's always craved by becoming an explosives expert for the railroad. Yet when Emma's telegram arrives, he leaves his job behind and rushes to Harper's Station to repay the girl who once saved his life. Only she's not a girl any longer. She's a woman with a mind of her own and a smile that makes a man imagine a future he doesn't deserve. As the danger intensifies, old feelings grow and deepen, but Emma and Mal will need more than love to survive.-- adapted from author website.

Read me like a book

June 15, 2016
Kessler, Liz, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
297 pages ; 22 cm
When Miss Murray takes over her English class, mediocre student Ashleigh Walker feels an urge to try harder and give her best, and before she knows it she is in love, so strong nothing can distract her from it.

The transatlantic conspiracy

June 15, 2016
Falksen, G. D. (Geoffrey D.), 1982-
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2016]
226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
In 1908, on the inaugural journey from Europe to the United States of the world's first underwater railway, seventeen-year-old Rosalind finds love, a murder mystery, and the truth behind the railway's construction.

Ivory and Bone

June 15, 2016
Eshbaugh, Julie, author.
376 pages ; 22 cm
Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe--that's the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless--and nearly grave--mistake. However, there's something more to Mya's cool disdain ... a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya's past who Mya swears has ulterior motives. As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he's trusted.

The king slayer : a sequel to The witch hunter

June 15, 2016
Boecker, Virginia, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
377 pages : map ; 22 cm
"Set in an alternative 16th-century England, former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding out in the magical town of Harrow, avoiding the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, and gearing up for a war that will test her both physically and emotionally"--Provided by publisher.

The Greek's nine-month surprise

June 14, 2016
Faye, Jennifer, author.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin, 2016.
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print" --Back cover.
For billionaire Niko Stravos, emotional detachment is an art form. So the last thing he expects is an out-of-character night with Sofia Moore, or the shocking consequences: he's going to be a daddy!

Stranded with her rescuer

June 14, 2016
Logan, Nikki.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin, 2016.
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print" --Back cover.
Adventurer Will Margrave loves working in the Canadian wilderness, with only his huskies for company. After losing his wife, he's determined never to make himself vulnerable again. Until he rescues snowbound Kitty Callaghan, the one woman who always saw past his armor, and can't continue to deny their long-hidden attraction...

Expecting the Fellani heir

June 14, 2016
Gordon, Lucy, author.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin, 2016.
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print" -- Back cover.
"It was a night she would never have surrendered to, but Ellie can't regret the blissful hours she spent in Leonizio Bellani's arms. The steely businessman showed her his softer side and it melted her heart...but working together means he should be off-limits!"--Provided by publisher.

A baby to save their marriage

June 14, 2016
Wilson, Scarlet, author.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin, 2016.
250 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print" --Back cover.
"Marrying gorgeous Caleb Conner was the happiest day of Addison's life. But in the following years, no matter how much she yearned for her husband, the driven tycoon felt increasingly out of reach. Work might have taken over his time, but Caleb hasn't stopped loving Addison. Now he hopes a holiday in paradise will show his wife he remnembers the magic they share. Only, their marriage has another surprise on the horizon: Addison's baby secret!"--Provided by publisher.

We were never here

June 14, 2016
Gilmore, Jennifer, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
300 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year old Lizzie, hospitalized with an illness that takes time to be diagnosed, finds comfort in an unexpected source when she meets Connor, a troubled boy whose scars are internal"-- Provided by publisher.

Red velvet crush

June 14, 2016
Meredith, Christina, author.
291 pages ; 22 cm
Teddy Lee has never been the girl who stands out. That's her younger sister, Billie: brave, outgoing, and so beautiful that people can't help but stare. Teddy Lee has always shied away from the spotlight, preferring instead to write songs and play her dad's old guitar. Until she gets the opportunity to start her own band. Suddenly Teddy Lee has everything she ever wanted--the band, the stage, and the irresistible drummer who only has eyes for her. It's finally her chance to shine, to share her music with the world. Then Billie gets involved.-- from book jacket.

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