New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

August 9, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Pale as death

August 8, 2018
Graham, Heather, author.
©2018
467 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The crime scene is horrific: the corpse of a young actress, drained of blood and cut in two. LAPD Detective Sophie Manning's new case is high-profile and difficult--there's no evidence to work with. And it's a disturbing echo of the infamous Black Dahlia killing. Sophie is burning the candle at both ends, desperate to catch the murderer before he strikes again, when she starts to experience inexplicable visits...from ghosts.Bruce McFadden has a particular talent that can help Sophie--he can speak with the dead. As a consultant for the FBI's paranormal team, the Krewe of Hunters, he's been tasked with Sophie's case and they're forced to partner up. But Sophie doesn't want his help, and she doesn't want to share his peculiar skill. And she certainly isn't ready for love, despite Bruce's attentions. As the killer taunts the police, Sophie and Bruce will discover that the threat is closer to home than they'd ever realized. Working side by side is the only way they'll stop this deadly sequel.

The hope jar

August 8, 2018
Brunstetter, Wanda E., author.
©2018
523 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
" Michelle Taylor is not who her new family in Lancaster County believes her to be. The Lapps were looking for their long-lost granddaughter when they met Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray. Once homeless and hopeless, Michelle has come to love her new Amish friends and even considers the idea of romance among them. Finding an old blue jar in the barn that is filled with slips of paper containing thoughts, quotes, and prayers by an unknown author becomes a boost to Michelle's budding faith-- but also convicting. How can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has truly come to love?"--Provided by publisher.

The lady of Tarpon Springs

August 8, 2018
Miller, Judith, 1944- author.
©2018
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Zanna Krykos eagerly takes on her friend's sponging business as a way to use her legal skills and avoid her family's matchmaking. But the newly arrived Greek divers, led by Nico Kalos, mistrust a boss who knows nothing about the trade. Yet they must work together to rise above adversity after the mysterious death of a diver and the rumor of sunken treasure.

Sons of Blackbird Mountain

August 8, 2018
Bischof, Joanne, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
454 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Thomas Nelson.
"Thor Norgaard hasn't spoken to anyone in his twenty-eight years, but when the young widow he loves crosses an ocean to live on his Appalachian farm, this reclusive alcoholic will brave much more than words to heal her heart"-- Provided by publisher.

A vast and gracious tide

August 7, 2018
Carter, Lisa (Lisa Cox), 1964- author.
©2018
533 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
Caden Wallis lost friends, his girlfriend, and even his leg to the ravages of war. He arrives on the Outer Banks broken and still reeling, struggling to make peace with his new life. McKenna Dockery has been stuck in limbo since her fiancé died three years ago. Now, when the handsome yet heartbroken Caden arrives at her doorstep, she starts to wonder if there may be hope for her heart after all . . .But no sooner do they meet than a man is found murdered on McKenna's property--and Caden is the prime suspect. The two must learn to trust each other, or no one will be safe in the tangled web of conspiracy, greed, and deceit lurking in the tidal marshlands of the Outer Banks.

If you leave me : a novel

August 7, 2018
Kim, Crystal Hana, 1987- author.
©2018
561 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
An emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, and forbidden love, the unforgettable saga of two ill-fated lovers in Korea and the heartbreaking choices they're forced to make in the years surrounding the civil war that still haunts us today. When the communist-backed army from the north invades her home, sixteen-year-old Haemi Lee, along with her widowed mother and ailing brother, is forced to flee to a refugee camp along the coast. For a few hours each night, she escapes her family's makeshift home and tragic circumstances with her childhood friend, Kyunghwan. Focused on finishing school, Kyunghwan doesn't realize his older and wealthier cousin, Jisoo, has his sights set on the beautiful and spirited Haemi, and is determined to marry her before joining the fight. But as Haemi becomes a wife, then a mother, her decision to forsake the boy she always loved for the security of her family sets off a dramatic saga that will have profound effects for generations to come.

Lighthouse beach

August 7, 2018
Noble, Shelley, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
519 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
When Lillo pulls up to the hotel wearing a borrowed dress, she's not sure why Jessica invited her to her posh wedding. Jess isn't sure she wants to go through with the wedding, so when she and Lillo and two of her closest friends catch her fiance with another woman, she feels some relief. Nursing broken hearts and broken dreams, four lost women embark on a journey to find their way back into happiness with new love, friendship, and the healing power of Lighthouse Beach.

Come home to me

August 7, 2018
Talley, Liz, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
456 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Amazon Publishing.
"Summer Valentine returns to Moonlight, South Carolina, so her son, David, can have a relationship with his father, Hunter "Hunt" McCroy. Rhett Bryan, the golden boy of Hollywood, is also back in town taking stock of his own life after a tragic accident. Summer must reconcile the painful history that ties her to both men"-- Provided by publisher.

A wedding on Bluebird Way

August 7, 2018
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
454 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
The wedding that wasn't / by Lori Wilde -- There goes the bride / by Allyson Charles -- Loving Hailey / by Stacey Keith -- Bachelor honeymoon / by Janet Dailey.
"The sun is shining, the garden's in bloom and every detail is perfect as the wedding of the year gets underway at the charming Bluebird Inn. But when the Big Day becomes an even bigger fiasco, the surprises unfold in four entwined tales featuring the unforgettable Loving family in Serendipity, Texas"-- Provided by publisher.

Just let go

August 7, 2018
Walsh, Courtney, 1975- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
519 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Just look up.
Includes discussion questions.
"For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream. Completing renovations, while competing for a prestigious flower competition has Quinn in over her head. When Olympic skier Grady Benson is assigned to help her as a community service sentence, Quinn learns that to move forward she needs to just let go"-- Provided by publisher.

The weaver's daughter : a novel

August 3, 2018
Ladd, Sarah E., author.
©2018
509 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Wind river rancher

August 3, 2018
McKenna, Lindsay, 1946- author.
©2017
511 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The wedding sisters

July 25, 2018
Brenner, Jamie, 1971- author.
©2016
523 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Ghosted : a novel

July 25, 2018
Walsh, Rosie, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]
ix, 419 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it's mutual: It's as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call.

Mary B : a novel

July 25, 2018
Chen, Katherine J., 1990- author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]
436 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
The overlooked middle sister in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice casts off her prim exterior and takes center stage in this fresh retelling of the classic novel. I will tell you the story of how I knew myself to be plain and therefore devoid of the one virtue which it behooves every woman to have. What is to be done with Mary Bennet? She possesses neither the beauty of her eldest sister, Jane, nor the high-spirited charm of second-born Lizzy. Even compared to her frivolous younger siblings, Kitty and Lydia, Mary knows she is lacking in the ways that matter for single, not-so-well-to-do women in nineteenth-century England who must secure their futures through the finding of a husband. As her sisters wed, one by one, Mary pictures herself growing old, a spinster with no estate to run or children to mind, dependent on the charity of others. At least she has the silent rebellion and secret pleasures of reading and writing to keep her company. But even her fictional creations are no match for the scandal, tragedy, and romance that eventually visit Mary's own life. In Mary B, readers are transported beyond the center of the ballroom to discover that wallflowers are sometimes the most intriguing guests at the party. Beneath Mary's plain appearance and bookish demeanor simmers an inner life brimming with passion, humor, and imagination--and a voice that demands to be heard. Set before, during, and after the events of Pride and Prejudice, Katherine J. Chen's vividly original debut novel pays homage to a beloved classic while envisioning a life that is difficult to achieve in any era: that of a truly independent woman.

A chance at forever

July 23, 2018
Jagears, Melissa, author.
©2018
555 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Where the fire falls : a Vintage National Park novel

July 23, 2018
Barnett, Karen, 1969- author.
©2018
505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Stunning Yosemite National Park sets the stage for this late 1920s historical romance with mystery, adventure, heart, and a sense of the place John Muir described as "pervaded with divine light." Watercolorist Olivia Rutherford has shet her humble beginnings to fashion her image as an avant-garde artist to appeal to the region's wealthy art-collectors. When she lands a lucrative contract painting illustrations of Yosemite National Park for a travel magazine, including its nightly one-of-a-kind Firefall event, she hopes the money will lift Olivia and her sisters out of poverty. After false accusations cost him everything, former minister Clark Johnson has found purpose as a backcountry guide in this natural cathedral of granite and trees. Now he's faced with the opportunity to become a National Parks Ranger, but is it his true calling? As Clark opens Olivia's eyes to the wonders of Yosemite, she discovers the people are as vital to the park's story as its vistas--a revelation that may bring her charade to an end"-- Provided by publisher.

My fair gentleman

July 23, 2018
Allen, Nancy Campbell, 1969- author.
©2016
349 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The lady of the lakes : the true love story of Sir Walter Scott

July 23, 2018
Kilpack, Josi S., author.
©2017
499 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

His mistress by blackmail

July 23, 2018
Blake, Maya, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
The first rule of blackmail? Always stay in control Ruthless Alexandros Christofides will stop at nothing to recover a precious family heirloom - including using delectable dancer Sage Woods as bait! But his plan to blackmail her into compliance unravels when he discovers just how quickly their attraction ignites! Now Xandro's in danger of forgetting his own rules ... because in this game of seduction there can only be one winner ...

A baby in his in-tray

July 23, 2018
Douglas, Michelle, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Taking care of baby ... With the boss!When her identical twin sister begs her to take her place for a week, working for business hotshot Lord Sebastian Tyrell, Liv Gilmour can't say no - after all, the boss will be away! Until someone abandons a baby in his office, with a note demanding that Sebastian take care of it! Sebastian's swift return sees her suddenly up close and personal with the sexy boss ... and a baby who needs them both!

Baby surprise for the Spanish billionaire

July 23, 2018
Gilmore, Jessica, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
It started with an island romance ... and led to one very surprising consequence! More at home with a book than on the beach, Dr Anna Gray has stepped out of her comfort zone to help her mother prepare her Wedding Island resort for its first event. But when delicious Leo di Marquez sails to La Isla Marina Anna is tempted into dropping her guard, one kiss at a time - and with unexpected consequences!"

The Greek's secret son

July 23, 2018
James, Julia (Romance fiction writer), author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
He's proposed to protect her ... But she has a surprise of her own! Tia is horrified when imposing Anatole Kyrgiakis sweeps back into her life demanding marriage. Six years ago he left her heartbroken - and no matter how fiercely she craves him she won't make the same mistake again! But Tia is bound to this powerful Greek by more than just passion ... Does she dare confess to the biggest secret of all?

A deal for her innocence

July 23, 2018
Williams, Cathy, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"This is crazy! You're my potential client!" But can Ellie ignore Niccolo's scandalous suggestion? Strait-laced Ellie Wilson only has eyes for her job ... until she meets outrageously gorgeous Niccolo Rossi and is persuaded to step out of her comfort zone! When they jet off to his deluxe Caribbean resort Ellie's advertising pitch suddenly involves her playing girlfriend to this notorious playboy. But soon seduction may be the only item on Niccolo's agenda ...

A duke in shining armor

July 23, 2018
Chase, Loretta Lynda, 1949- author.
©2017
521 pages ; 23 cm.
Not all dukes are created equal. Most are upstanding members of Society. And then there's the trio known as Their Dis-Graces. Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Duke of Ripley, will never win prizes for virtue. But even he draws the line at running off with his best friend's bride. All he's trying to do is recapture the slightly inebriated Lady Olympia Hightower and return her to her intended bridegroom. For reasons that elude her, bookish, bespectacled Olympia is supposed to marry a gorgeous rake of a duke. The town is flabbergasted. Her family's ecstatic. And Olympia? She's climbing out of a window, bent on a getaway. But tall, dark, and exasperating Ripley is hot on her trail, determined to bring her back to his friend. For once, the world-famous hellion is trying to do the honorable thing. So why does Olympia have to make it so deliciously difficult for him . . . ?

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