New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

June 27, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Seven stones to stand or fall : a collection of Outlander fiction

June 26, 2017
Gabaldon, Diana, author.
xvi, 526 pages ; 25 cm.
The custom of the army -- The space between -- A plague of zombies -- A leaf on the wind of all hallows -- Virgins -- A fugitive green -- Besieged.
A collection of seven short stories set in the Outlander universe, never before published together, including two original stories and featuring character Jamie Fraser.

Lost and found sisters

June 22, 2017
Shalvis, Jill, author.
371, 14 pages ; 21 cm
Includes P.S. Insights, Interviews & More ...
Quinn Weller meets Carolyn in a coffee shop. A month later she travels to Wildstone, CA, to meet Tilly, the sister she never knew, and settle the estate of that same Carolyn, who it turns out was her biological mother.

Ascension of larks

June 22, 2017
Linden, Rachel, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2017]
315 pages ; 21 cm
"When globetrotting photographer Magdalena Henry loses the only man she's ever loved, she risks her stellar career to care for his widow and young children on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. Free-spirited and fiercely independent, Maggie adores her life of travel and adventure. But she has a secret. She can't let go of her first and only love, renowned architect Marco Firelli, now married to her best friend Lena. When Marco drowns in a kayaking accident, Maggie rushes to the Firelli family's summer home on San Juan Island. Once there she discovers that Marco was hiding something that could destroy his family. As fragile, perfectionistic Lena slowly falls apart, Maggie tries to provide stability for Marco and Lena's three young children. When Maggie is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete in the world's most prestigious photography competition, she thinks she's found the answer to their problems. Then Lena makes a choice with unexpected and devastating consequences, forcing Maggie to grapple with an agonizing decision. Does she sacrifice the golden opportunity of her career or abandon the Firellis just when they need her the most? Gradually the island begins to work its magic. A century-old ritual to beckon loved ones home offers hope in the midst of sorrow. And a guilt-ridden yet compelling stranger hiding on the island may offer Maggie a second chance at love, but only if she can relinquish the past and move forward to find joy in unexpected places"-- Provided by publisher.

Second chance season

June 22, 2017
Blake, Liora, author.
309 pages ; 17 cm.
Garrett Strickland is a country boy who gave up on his own dreams after his father died, leaving Garrett with a debt-ridden family farm that is impossible to keep afloat. Cara Cavanaugh, raised in the upscale suburbs of Chicago, has just dumped her longtime boyfriend and temporarily relocated to the middle of nowhere in Colorado, hoping it will be the first step in building a career as a freelance journalist. Can this mismatched pair find what they've both been missing?

Be true to me

June 21, 2017
Griffin, Adele, author.
336 pages ; 22 cm
Told in two voices, Jean, a rich girl, and Fritz, an outsider, compete for the affection of handsome newcomer Gil during the summer of 1976 at an exclusive Fire Island enclave, and discover their competition has higher stakes than either can imagine.

The next together

June 21, 2017
James, Lauren, author.
355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
"First published in the United Kingdom by Walker Books Ltd."
"Katherine and Matthew are reborn generation after generation to find each other, only to be devastatingly ripped apart. But why?"--Provided by publisher.

Two roads from here

June 21, 2017
Steinkellner, Teddy, author.
New York : SSBFYR, 2017.
439 pages ; 22 cm
"Five high school seniors face one life-changing decision and two very different roads"--Provided by publisher.

At his mercy

June 21, 2017
Bell, Shelly, author.
New York : Forever, 2017.
viii, 336 pages ; 21 cm.
One last, no-strings night of indulgence. That's all Tristan wants before he begins a much-needed new chapter in his life. Instead he finds an innocent angel in pink who brings him to his knees. Isabella is done hiding from the world . . . and her haunting memories. Discovering courage in the arms of a perfect stranger, she finally lets go and sheds her inhibitions. To Isabella's shock, she soon learns that Tristan is more than her mystery man-he's her professor. But Tristan isn't the only person who's found Isabella on campus. A dark figure from her past has come back for her. Now Tristan will risk anything to protect Isabella . . . even if it costs him his life.

Whispers in the wind

June 21, 2017
Woods, Janet, 1939- author.
Sutton, Surrey : Severn House, 2017.
232 pages ; 23 cm
"1816. Ryder, Lord Madigan, has never got over the loss of his childhood sweetheart, Adele : the woman who abandoned him at the altar. The woman who humiliated him and left him a broken man. Now she's come home, a widow. Wrongly believing Ryder to be dead, Adele has returned to her Dorset village to reunite with her family and pick up the pieces of her life. Despite everything, she has never stopped loving the man she jilted. But can she put right the worngs of the past, and bring herself to tell Ryder the truth about why she left him - and the misery of her life since then? Ryder too is keeping secrets from Adele. If the two former lovers are to have a second chance at happiness, they must overcome their pride and admit their true feelings for each other.

The pleasures of passion

June 21, 2017
Jeffries, Sabrina, author.
New York, NY : Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017.
387 pages ; 17 cm.
Forced to marry another man after Niall was exiled, the now widowed Brilliana wants nothing to do with the reckless rogue who she believes abandoned her to a dreary, loveless life. So having to rely on him to save her father is the last thing she wants, much less trusts him with. As their scheme strips away the lies and secrets of their shared past, can she let go of the old hurt and put her pride aside, Or will the pleasures of their renewed passion finally enable them both to rediscover love?

An Amish summer : four novellas

June 21, 2017
© 2017
xi, 372 pages ; 22 cm
A Reunion in Pinecraft / by Shelley Shepard Gray -- Summer Storms / by Amy Clipston -- Lakeside Love / by Kathleen Fuller -- One Sweet Kiss / by Kelly Irvin.
Summer storms: Ariana is counting down the days until her wedding to Jesse. They have been friends longer than Arianna can remember, and that friendship turned into love over the past couple of years. But when Arianna's brother Tobias, who happens to be Jesse's best friend, gets them both into trouble, Arianna's father puts an end to her engagement to Jesse. Some summer storms pass quickly, but Arianna is afraid the damage from this one may be too much to repair.

Blame it on the duke

June 21, 2017
Bell, Lenora, author.
New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
371 pages ; 17 cm.
In order to honor his father's gambling debt--or lose the family estate--Lord Hatherly is forced to marry Miss Alice Tombs, an independent beauty who longs to explore the world on her own, and makes her an offer she cannot refuse--one summer to prove the legitimacy of their union, then she is free to travel.

Under a summer sky : a Savannah romance

June 21, 2017
Carlson, Melody, author.
312 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: All summer long : a San Francisco romance.
"High school art teacher Nicole Anderson is looking forward to a relaxing summer in Savannah, house-sitting and managing an art gallery for a family friend. The house is luxurious in a way that only old money could make it, and the gallery promises interesting days in a gorgeous setting. Yet it isn't long before her ideal summer turns into more than she bargained for: a snooty gallery employee who's determined to force her out, a displaced adolescent roosting in the attic, and two of Nicole's close childhood friends--who also happen to be brothers--vying for her attention. With a backdrop of a beautiful historical city, incredible architecture, and even an alleged ghost or two, combined with the opportunity for romance . . . anything can happen!" -- Back cover.

The wild woman's guide to traveling the world : a novel

June 21, 2017
Rockaway, Kristin, author.
New York : Center Street, 2017.
344 pages ; 21 cm
"Objectively, Sophie is a success: she's got a coveted job at a top consulting firm, a Manhattan apartment, and a passport full of stamps. It isn't quite what she dreamed of when she was a teenager dog-earing pages in exotic travel guides, but it's secure. Then her best friend bails just hours after they arrive in Hong Kong for a girls' trip, and Sophie meets Carson, a free-spirited, globetrotting American artist. In the midst of their whirlwind vacation romance, Carson invites Sophie to join him on his haphazard journey around the world. While the brief international jaunts she sneaks in between business trips don't feel like enough, Sophie is far too practical to throw away her five-year plan on a whim. Yet Carson's offer forces her to question whether the reliable life she's chosen is really what she wants -- and she soon discovers that his feelings for her run deeper than she realized."-- Provided by publisher.

Run the risk

June 20, 2017
Van Diepen, Allison, author.
277 pages ; 22 cm
When Mateo chose gang life over her, Grace moved on. Years have passed. Now her younger brother Alex is drawn to a life on the streets. When Mateo suddenly resurfaces, insisting he's left gang life behind him, Grace believes he could be the one to reach Alex and pull him away from the edge. She tells herself she's only talking to Mateo again because of Alex, but her feelings quickly return. Is saving her brother worth risking a broken heart?

Obsidian and stars

June 20, 2017
Eshbaugh, Julie, author.
359 pages ; 22 cm
While working to secure her future with Kol, Mya finds herself facing an impossible choice when she learns her brother has arranged an unfavorable marriage.

The lost letter

June 20, 2017
Cantor, Jillian, author.
322 pages ; 22 cm
Austria, 1938. Kristoff is a young apprentice to a master Jewish stamp engraver. When his teacher disappears during Kristallnacht, Kristoff is forced to engrave stamps for the Germans, and simultaneously works alongside Elena, his beloved teacher's fiery daughter, and with the Austrian resistance to send underground messages and forge papers. As he falls for Elena amidst the brutal chaos of war, Kristoff must find a way to save her, and himself. Los Angeles, 1989. Katie Nelson is going through a divorce and while cleaning out her house and life in the aftermath, she comes across the stamp collection of her father, who recently went into a nursing home. When an appraiser, Benjamin, discovers an unusual World War II-era Austrian stamp placed on an old love letter as he goes through her dad's collection, Katie and Benjamin are sent on a journey together that will uncover a story of passion and tragedy spanning decades and continents, behind the just fallen Berlin Wall. -- Jacket.

The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo : a novel

June 20, 2017
Reid, Taylor Jenkins, author.
391 pages ; 23 cm
"Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself... Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn's Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn's life unfolds, revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love, Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn's story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways"-- Dust jacket.

Silver silence

June 20, 2017
Singh, Nalini, 1977- author.
452 pages ; 24 cm.
"Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that's exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater bears, brings with him. Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence--her mind clear of all emotion--Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That's what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious"--Provided by publisher.

The darkest promise

June 20, 2017
Showalter, Gena, author.
428 pages ; 24 cm.
"Includes Lords of the Underworld timeline and Bonus story!"--Back cover.
"Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn't allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption. Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him-- until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile... and seduce her into his bed. As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they've forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever..." --

Iśqa koī nyūza nahīṃ

June 20, 2017
|6880-01 Vinīta Kumāra, author.
|6880-04 Naī Dillī : Sārthaka, Rājakamala Prakāśana kā upakrama, 2016.
85 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm.
Short stories.
|6880-05 Dara-ba-dara Dillī : hāu cīpa, seṇṭiyā jāne kā śahara --- Kaimpasa -- Ḵẖavāhiśoṃ kī kāuṇṭara jampa -- Lo bajaṭa kā pyāra : āśiqa agensṭa sṭeṭasa -- Nyūzarūma: Ḵẖabareṃ maratī haiṃ, Iśka nahīṃ -- Ḍijiṭala romāṃsa : Fesabuka ôksījana dhaṛakaneṃ vhôṭsaapa -- Rīṭela imośamsa : khudarā-khudarā pyāra.
Stories based on love themes.

Mārī Sulabhā

June 20, 2017
Antāṇī, Vīneśa, author.
Mumbaī : Āra. Āra. Śeṭha eṇḍa Kampanī Prā. Li., 2016.
184 pages ; 22 cm
Novel by well known author.

Bu neng mei you ni

June 19, 2017
|6880-01 Jusitong.
|6880-04 Beijing : Zhong guo wen shi chu ban she, 2017.
366 p. ; 24 cm.

Nŏmu hannat ŭi yŏnae

June 19, 2017
|6880-01 Kim, Kŭm-hŭi, 1979- author.
|6880-04 Kyŏnggi-do P'aju-si : Munhak Tongne, 2016.
286 pages ; 21 cm
Short stories
|6880-06 Nŏmu hannat ŭi yŏnae -- Cho Chung-gyun ŭi segye -- Sesillia -- Panwŏl -- Kogi -- Kae rŭl kidarinŭn il -- Uri ka ŏnŭ pyŏl esŏ -- Pot'ong ŭi sijŏl -- Koyangi nŭn ŏttŏk'e tallyŏn toenŭn'ga -- Haesŏl. Chanjon ŭi p'at'osŭ / Kang Chi-hŭi.

Dành H́êt Cho Em

June 19, 2017
Sparks, Nicholas, author.
374 pages ; 21 cm
First published in English in the U.S.A. in September 2010.
"THE BEST OF ME is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they've taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined... and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past." --

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