New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

April 15, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A single breath

April 14, 2014
Clarke, Lucy, 1981-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
375 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reading group guide.
"A Touchstone book."
"From the celebrated author of Swimming at Night, a powerful and moving saga of one woman's struggle to overcome her husband's death and uncover his dark, mysterious past. Eva has only been married for eight months when her husband, Jackson, is swept to his death while fishing. Weighed down by confusion and sorrow, Eva decides to take leave of her midwifery practice in London and visit Jackson's estranged family in Tasmania with the hope of grieving together. Instead, she discovers that the man she loved so deeply is not the man she thought she knew. Jackson's father and brother reveal a dark past, exposing the lies her marriage was built upon. As Eva struggles to come to terms with the depth of Jackson's deception, she must also confront her growing attraction to Jackson's brother, Saul, who offers her intimacy, passion, and answers to her most troubling questions. Will Eva be able to move forward in life, or will she be caught up in a romance with Saul, haunted by her husband's past? Threading together beautiful, wild settings and suspenseful twists, A Single Breath is a gripping tale of secrets, betrayal, and new beginnings"-- Provided by publisher.

Steal the north

April 9, 2014
Bergstrom, Heather Brittain.
New York : Viking, 2014.
320 pages : map ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"A novel of love in all its forms: for the land, for family, and the once-in-a-lifetime kind that catches two people when they least expect it Emmy is a shy, sheltered sixteen-year-old when her mom, Kate, sends her to eastern Washington to an aunt and uncle she never knew she had. Fifteen years earlier, Kate had abandoned her sister, Beth, when she fled her painful past and their fundamentalist church. And now, Beth believes Emmy's participation in a faith healing is her last hope for having a child. Emmy goes reluctantly, but before long she knows she has come home. She feels tied to the rugged landscape of coulees and scablands. And she meets Reuben, the Native American boy next door. In a part of the country where the age-old tensions of cowboys versus Indians still play out, theirs is the kind of magical, fraught love that can only survive with the passion and resilience of youth. Their story is mirrored by the generation before them, who fears that their mistakes are doomed to repeat themselves in Emmy and Reuben"-- Provided by publisher.

The Pelican bride : a novel

April 9, 2014
White, Beth, 1957-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
365 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes an excerpt from: Gulf Coast chronicles, book 2.
"A fiesty young Frenchwoman gets more than she bargained for when she flees to the New World as a mail-order bride"-- Provided by publisher.

The opposite of maybe : a novel

April 7, 2014
Dawson, Maddie.
New York : Broadway Books, [2014]
391 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reader's guide.
"A heartfelt, funny, and all-together human novel about the best mistakes a person can make Jonathan and Rosie have been together so long they finish each other's sentences--so when he (finally) proposes and asks her to move across the country with him, everyone is happily surprised. But when things suddenly unravel, Rosie sends Jonathan packing and moves back home with Soapie, the irascible, opinionated grandmother who raised her. Only now she has to figure out how to fire Soapie's very unsuitable caregiver, a gardener named Tony who lets her drink martinis, smoke, and cheat at Scrabble. It's a temporary break, of course--until Rosie realizes she's accidentally pregnant at 44, completely unequipped for motherhood, and worse, may be falling in love with the sentimental, troubled Tony, whose life is even more muddled than hers. It's not until Rosie learns the truth about her mother's tragic story that she wonders if sometimes you have to let go of your fears, trusting that the big-hearted, messy life that awaits you may just be the one you were meant to live"-- Provided by publisher.

Her soldier protector

April 3, 2014
Lane, Soraya.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2014.
251 p. ; 18 cm.
"Larger print" -- Back cover.

Stolen kiss from a prince

April 3, 2014
Carpenter, Teresa.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2014.
252 p. ; 18 cm.
"Larger print" --Back cover.

Northanger Abbey

April 2, 2014
McDermid, Val, author.
New York : Grove Press, [2014]
343 pages ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain in 2014 by The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"-- Title page verso.
In this modern retelling of Austen's classic, bookish minister's daughter Cat Morland joins her well-to-do friends in Edinburgh and falls for an up-and-coming lawyer who may harbor unsettling secrets.

Three weeks with Lady X

April 1, 2014
James, Eloisa.
New York : Avon Books, 2014
388 p. ; 18 cm.
"Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized façade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India. Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only one thing that will make India his . . . the one thing Thorn can't afford to lose . . . his fierce and lawless heart" -- from publisher's web site.

The shepherd's bride

April 1, 2014
Davids, Patricia.
New York : Harlequin Love Inspired, 2014.
216 p. ; 17 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Love inspired inspirational romance"--Spine.
Shunned by the Amish comminity shepherd Carl King has given up on his dream for a family. Yet, when captivating Lizzie Barkman shows up at the sheep farm where he works, Carl sees the wife he once dreamed of. Lizzie is looking for a new start for herself and her sisters, and discovers Carl to be a kind and gentle man who cares deeply about the Amish way of llife. But he is under the bann. Is it possible that htis forbidden man hilds the key to her family's safety and heart?

Sedition : a novel

April 1, 2014
Grant, Katharine, 1958-
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
307 pages ; 22 cm
"The setting: London, 1794. The problem: Four nouveau riche fathers with five marriageable daughters. The plan: The young women will learn to play the piano, give a concert for young Englishmen who have titles but no fortunes, and will marry very well indeed. The complications: The lascivious (and French) piano teacher; the piano maker's jealous (and musically gifted) daughter; the one of these marriageable daughters with a mating plan of her own. While it might be a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a title and no money must be in want of a fortune, what does a sexually awakened young woman want? In her wickedly alluring romp through the late-Georgian London, Italian piano making, and tightly-fitted Polonaise gowns, Katharine Grant has written a startling and provocative debut"-- Provided by publisher.

The sweetheart rules

April 1, 2014
Jump, Shirley, 1968-
New York : Berkley Sensation, [2014].
296 pages ; 18 cm.
"Berkley sensation contemporary romance"--Spine.
Rescue Bay veterinarian and single mom Diana Tuttle needs a man who's in it for the long haul, but it's hard to resist temptation when Coast Guard Lieutenant Mike Stark, a one-night stand from the past, shows up in town.

The winter bride

April 1, 2014
Gracie, Anne
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2014.
324 p. ; 18 cm.
Marriage-phobic Damaris Chance finds herself trapped in a compromising situation with the handsome rake Freddy Monkton-Coombes, she has no choice but to agree to wed him.

Going over

March 31, 2014
Kephart, Beth.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2014.
262 p. : map ; 22 cm.
In the early 1980s Ada and Stefan are young, would-be lovers living on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall--Ada lives with her mother and grandmother and paints graffiti on the Wall, and Stefan lives with his grandmother in the East and dreams of escaping to the West.

The kissing bridge

March 28, 2014
Goyer, Tricia.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
x, 288 pages ; 22 cm.

Sing for me : a novel

March 28, 2014
Schreck, Karen Halvorsen, 1962-
New York : Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2014.
322 pages ; 22 cm
Includes author interview.

Sweet talk me

March 28, 2014
Kramer, Kieran.
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, c2014.
376 p. ; 18 cm.
Includes an excerpt from the author's next book (p. [362]-376).
"The last person True Maybank expected to run into while picking up her wedding gown was country music superstar Harrison Gamble. Years ago, when they were small-town teens in Biscuit Creek, South Carolina, they shared a forbidden night of passion. Now that she's about to settle down, True's love affair with the handsome crooner is a thing of the past. Or is it? From the moment he says hello, she has to fight swooning like an adoring fan. Today he's rich, famous, and on every woman's hot list. But back in the day, Harrison wasn't good enough for debutante True. Since then she's had her fair share of marital prospects, including the perfect Southern gentleman she's about to settle down with. Is Harrison the only one to realize the mistake True's about to make? Can the society girl and the sexy singer make music together--this time around?"--from cover, p. [4]

A D'angelo Like No Other

March 28, 2014
Mortimer, Carole.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
186 p. ; 17 cm.
Michael D'Angelo may be the driving force behind the successful Archangel galleries, but it doesn't mean he's perfect, he lost his halo years ago! Yet when a delectable woman shows up in Paris, claiming he's the father to twins, it's one mistake Michael is certain he's not responsible for. Fiery Eva Foster won't walk away until the twins in her charge are reunited with their father. Now the one person she'd hoped would help is the only person standing in her way. A line has been drawn in the sand, but when the spark between them catches, all bets are off!

The last prince of Dahaar

March 28, 2014
Pammi, Tara, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2014].
185 pages ; 17 cm.
"First North American publication 2014"--Title page verso.
Prince Ayaan Al Sharif will marry Zohra Naasar as a point of duty, but neither expects their feelings to get in the way.

The Purest of Diamonds?

March 28, 2014
Stephens, Susan.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
185 p. ; 17 cm.
As the youngest of the famous Skavanga sisters, beautiful Leila has earned her reputation as the untouched Skavanga diamond, and is tired of it! It's time to start living her life, and who better to teach her how than gorgeous Spaniard Raffa Leon? Raffa has no problem mixing business with pleasure! Intrigued by her shy purity and enticed by her request, he'll ensure Leila enjoys everything life has to offer. But as her frosty facade gives way to an unleashed passion, Raffa realizes that there are consequences to playing with fire!

Secrets of a Bollywood Marriage

March 28, 2014
Carr, Susanna.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
186 p. ; 17 cm.
Tina Sharma and Dev Arjuns whirlwind romance made them Bollywood royalty, but beneath the glitz and glamour there's trouble. Tina is about to demand a divorce! But Dev won't give in without a fight, so he proposes a deal: play the dutiful wife for two months, then he'll let her go. Tina is furious! He clearly regrets their shotgun wedding, so why stay together a day longer? But it isn't the days she should be worried about.

Seduced by the Sultan

March 28, 2014
Kendrick, Sharon.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
184 p. ; 17 cm.
Catrin Thomas was an ordinary girl from the Welsh valleys when she was swept into a steamy affair with sexy Murat, a desert sultan! But when she discovers his aides are brokering a marriage to a suitable virgin bride, she leaves, heartbroken. With an entire kingdom at his command, Murat's furious that Catrin is the one person to defy him, whatever she thinks, she will be by his side again. Only, Murat will find this Catrin isn't the sweet, amenable plaything of before, but a formidable woman! Smart, feisty and tantalizing him at every turn.

The Sicilian's unexpected duty

March 28, 2014
Smart, Michelle, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2014].
187 pages ; 17 cm.
"First North American publication 2014"--Title page verso.
Cara Delany must face playboy Pepe Mastrangelo again when she learns he is the father of her child.

What the Greek's Money Can't Buy

March 28, 2014
Blake, Maya.
Don Mills Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
189 p. ; 17 cm.
Oil magnate Sakis Pantelides always gets what he wants, after all, he's drop-dead gorgeous, powerful and wealthy beyond words. But the one thing he can't have is his stunning assistant, Brianna Moneypenny, because she's the only woman this cynical Greek can trust. But when an international crisis throws them together 24/7, intriguingly buttoned-up Brianna reveals a sensual hunger that rivals his own, and he realizes just what he's been denying himself for so long. But when his perfect PA's secret is discovered, will he pay the price for taking what he wants?

When Christakos Meets His Match

March 28, 2014
Green, Abby.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
187 p. ; 17 cm.
The seat-belt sign hasn't even switched off before the chemistry is mile-high between airline CEO Alexio Christakos and Sidonie Fitzgerald! Accustomed to brief encounters with aloof socialites, her unaffected innocence has him hooked and determined to enjoy a night of pleasure in her arms. Sidonie is meant to be sorting out her life, not starting an affair with a Greek tycoon! But Alexio is the ultimate distraction, until he learns of her strained finances and, to her horror, accuses her of wanting more than just his body! But Sidonie's innocence masks a backbone of steel, and she won't take his accusation lying down.

Betting the rainbow

March 27, 2014
Thomas, Jodi.
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
294 p. ; 17 cm.
"Sisters Abby and Dusti Delaney have spent their entire lives on Rainbow Lane, but they dream of something bigger. So when a poker tournament comes to town, Dusti is determined to win enough money to leave. Enlisting expert Kieron O'Brian to teach her the game, sparks begin to fly as they play their hands. But Kieron refuses to stand in the way of her dream, even if it means losing her forever...After a year of traveling, Ronny Logan is settling into a home on Rainbow Lane, but that's all the settling she'll be doing. Ronny refuses to fall for anyone, regardless of the chemistry she has with her neighbor Austin Hawk. Yet something undeniable begins to grow between the two loners--if only they can let their barriers fall and open their hearts..."--P. [4] of cover.

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