New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The girl with the sweetest secret

January 22, 2019
Krahn, Betina M., author.
©2018
545 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"When Frances Bumgarten encounters a handsome stranger in her kitchen in the middle of the night, her first impulse is to wallop the scoundrel on the head with a bread paddle. And when Frankie discovers he is "The Fox," a disarmingly arrogant purveyor of gossip among England's aristocracy, she's tempted to take a second swing . . . Never mind that Reynard Boulton, nephew of the Viscount Tannehill, is returning her inebriated uncle safely home. This chiseled intruder has sparked an infuriating physical sensation unlike anything the feisty Nevada silver heiress has experienced. In fact, the noblemen of London are so dull, Frankie's sworn off marriage entirely. She will, however, help her younger sister win her own love match-even if it means secretly enlisting Reynard's enquiring mind . . . But secrets, as Reynard knows too well, can be costly. For Frankie is yet unaware that a villainous duke is scheming to claim her-and ruin him. Soon they're racing to uncover the truth-and fueling a passion that won't stay hidden . . ."-- Provided by publisher.

Wrangler's challenge

January 22, 2019
McKenna, Lindsay, 1946- author.
©2017
421 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The King's captive virgin

January 21, 2019
Anderson, Natalie, 1973- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Kassie's scandalous family has left her craving a life in the shadows - not the spotlight. And then King Giorgos Nicolaides kidnaps her, demanding information about his missing sister! She knows nothing - but their potent attraction unlocks a desire Kassie never thought possible. A deal is struck: she will help protect his sister's reputation and Giorgos will introduce Kassie to the decadent pleasure only he can arouse in her?

Sheikh's pregnant Cinderella

January 21, 2019
Blake, Maya, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
From making the royal bed... To carrying the royal heir! It's the day of the royal wedding, and everyone who's anyone is in attendance - except the bride! Refusing to let being jilted disrupt his kingdom, duty-bound, cold-hearted Sheikh Zufar commands timid maid Niesha be his stand-in Queen. Their marriage is coolly convenient, but behind closed doors their chemistry burns fiercely... And Niesha's shock pregnancy will test Zufar's iron control more than he could ever have imagined!

Road trip with the eligible bachelor

January 21, 2019
Douglas, Michelle, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Larger print"--Page [4] of cover.
"First North American publication 2014"--Title page.
The beginning of a very long journey... together? Quinn Laverty and her young sons are planning to start a new life on the other side of the country! With her family abandoning her and her ex choosing wealth and privilege over fatherhood, her boys are all she's got. But when an airline strike interferes with her plans Quinn finds herself taking the car and up-and-coming politician - not to mention seriously gorgeous - Aidan Fairhall to Sydney. They're trapped together on a week-long road trip, and sparks soon fly as opposites Quinn and Aidan begin the most unexpected and life-changing journey of their lives...

The Greek's blackmailed mistress

January 21, 2019
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
'I do have an option to offer you.' Three months between the Greek's sheets! Blackmailed into the billionaire's bed? Elvi can't believe her attempt to appeal to heartless Xan's benevolent side has gone so wrong! But to save her stepmother's job she nervously agrees to the Greek's outrageous terms. Xan is gorgeous, with a damaged side only Elvi sees - but how will he react when he realises that his new mistress is an innocent virgin?

Princess's nine-month secret

January 21, 2019
Hewitt, Kate, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
For a stolen night of freedom, ever-dutiful Princess Halina throws caution to the wind and succumbs to the seduction of notorious Rico Falcone. Yet the consequences of their insatiable passion lands Lina in royal disgrace. When she's hidden away to conceal her shocking secret, ruthless Rico storms the palace! He'll do anything to legitimise his child - he'll even make Lina his wife!

The best of us

January 11, 2019
Carr, Robyn, author.
©2019
463 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Dr. Leigh Culver loves practicing medicine in Timberlake, Colorado. It is a much-needed change of pace from her stressful life in Chicago. The only drawback is she misses her Aunt Helen, the woman who raised her. But it's time Leigh has her independence, and she hopes the beauty of the Colorado wilderness will entice her aunt to visit often. Helen Culver is an independent woman who lovingly raised her sister's orphaned child. Now, with Leigh grown, it's time for her to live life for herself. The retired teacher has become a successful mystery writer who loves to travel and intends to never experience winter again. When Helen visits Leigh, she is surprised to find her niece still needs her, especially when it comes to sorting out her love life. But the biggest surprise comes when Leigh takes Helen out to Sullivan's Crossing and Helen finds herself falling for the place and one special person.

An Amish match on Ice Mountain

January 11, 2019
Long, Kelly, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
293 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
"After rescuing a pregnant young woman from a burning house, the rugged firefighter knows the remote Amish mountain community on Ice Mountain is the only place Ella Nichols will be safe from those who want her dead. So Stephen Lambert returns to the community that once shunned him to learn what love really is"-- Provided by publisher.

The cottage on Rose Lane

January 11, 2019
Ramsay, Hope, author.
©2018
368 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"An unexpected inheritance and the chance to meet relatives she never knew existed has Jenna Fossey heading to the charming little town of Magnolia Harbor. But long-buried family secrets lead to even more questions, and the only person who can help her find the answers is her sexy-as-sin sailing instructor"-- Provided by publisher.

Untouchable

January 10, 2019
Krentz, Jayne Ann, author.
©2019
491 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Quinton Zane is back. Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases, the kind that law enforcement either considers unsolvable or else has chalked up to accidents or suicides. As a survivor of a fire, he finds himself uniquely compelled by arson cases. His almost preternatural ability to get inside the killer's head has garnered him a reputation in some circles--and complicated his personal life. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation guide. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace. But as long as Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long. Having solidified his position as the power behind the throne of his biological family's hedge fund, Zane sets out to get rid of Anson Salinas's foster sons, starting with Jack"-- Provided by publisher.

Who I am with you

January 8, 2019
Hatcher, Robin Lee, author.
©2018
409 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Jessica was pregnant and facing divorce when her husband and daughter were killed in a car accident months ago. Left to endure the tragedy and her pregnancy alone, she pulls away from her friends and community instead of leaning on them for care and support. She feels far away from God, lost and floating without an anchor. Then at her grandmother's funeral, Jessica receives a gift--her great-grandfather's Bible--which she relegates to a shelf in her house to gather dust alongside the other remnants of her faith. Ridley has suffered loss too. Disgraced in his job, his career seems to be over for good. He is both bitter and shamed. Adding insult to injury, his girlfriend of more than a year leaves at the first sign of trouble. Ridley retreats to a vacation property owned by his parents to lick his wounds and hide from the press. When he first arrives, he meets Jessica, his closest neighbor in this mountain community. But the last thing he wants is to become involved with her or anyone else in Hope Springs. All he wants is to be left alone. But God doesn't intend to let Ridley and Jessica go on hiding from life, even at its most difficult. Thumbing through the Bible later, seeing notes in both pencil and ink, Jessica begins a journey back to faith and wholeness. And the broken roads they have followed bring Jessica and Ridley to each other as well"-- Provided by publisher.

Flights of fancy

January 8, 2019
Turano, Jen, author.
©2019
593 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A seat by the hearth

January 8, 2019
Clipston, Amy, author.
©2018
501 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In the third installment of Amy Clipston's Amish Heirloom series, Priscilla Allgyer returns to the Amish community she'd dreamt of escaping and learns the hard lessons of love and forgiveness from a surprising source"-- Provided by publisher.

The Cumberland bride

January 8, 2019
McNear, Shannon, author.
©2018
433 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The Christmas heirloom : four holiday novellas of love through the generations

January 8, 2019
©2018
607 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Legacy of love / by Kristi Ann Hunter -- Gift of the heart / by Karen Witemeyer -- A shot at love / by Sarah Loudin Thomas -- Because of you / by Becky Wade.

Tropical Blues

January 8, 2019
Woods, Sherryl, author.
©2018
613 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Join debutante turned amateur sleuth Molly DeWitt in these two classic mysteries from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods. Hot Property Finding a corpse in the card room of her elegant new Key Biscayne apartment complex was not what Molly DeWitt had in mind for a fresh new start--especially when the knife in the dead Ocean Manor's president's back appears to be her own. But when charming homicide detective Michael O'Hara decides to get on her case, it's up to Molly to track down the real killer and clear her name. Hot Secret When the body of her hotshot young film director is found in actress Veronica Weston's trailer, she desperately needs an alibi--and Molly DeWitt is it. Molly's PR job is to keep everyone happy, but solving the case is a challenge she can't resist...just like homicide detective Michael O'Hara. She and Michael must strip the masks from a cast of potential killers, each of whom has a motive, to keep Veronica from behind bars. This is part of "Molly Dewitt Mysteries" series."-- Provided by publisher.

Goodbye, Paris

December 28, 2018
Harris, Anstey, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Learning, 2018.
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Grace once had the beginnings of a promising musical career, but she hasn't been able to play her cello publicly since a traumatic event at music college years ago. Since then, she's built a quiet life for herself in her small English village, repairing instruments and nurturing her long- distance affair with David, the man who has helped her rebuild her life even as she puts her dreams of a family on hold until his children are old enough for him to leave his loveless marriage. But when David saves the life of a woman in the Paris Metro, his resulting fame shines a light onto the real state of the relationship(s) in his life. Shattered, Grace hits rock bottom and abandons everything that has been important to her, including her dream of entering and winning the world's most important violin-making competition. Her closest friends--a charming elderly violinist with a secret love affair of his own, and her store clerk, a gifted but angst-ridden teenage girl--step in to help, but will their friendship be enough to help her pick up the pieces?

A Wells Landing Christmas

December 27, 2018
Lillard, Amy, author.
©2018
469 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The most joyous of seasons comes to the Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, one young woman gets a chance to start again--and rediscover the gift of true love . . . Families rejoicing together, caroling parties full of cheer, and church get-togethers brimming with delicious cooking and warm fellowship. Ivy Weaver would give anything to be a part of Christmas in Wells Landing. But one reckless mistake made her an outsider, and it's all she can do now to tend to her ailing grandfather and make a living. She sure doesn't need Zeb Brenneman returning to help after he abandoned her for no reason. He's working hard to make amends, but Ivy isn't sure there's enough faith--or still-sparking love between them--to stir her forgiveness . . . Zeb knows leaving Ivy was the biggest mistake he's ever made. Even though she won't hear him out, he's determined to prove he's become the trustworthy, steadfast man she truly deserves. But bright new chances and surprising revelations will give him and Ivy choices they never imagined. And finding their way back to each other will be the most challenging--and precious--Christmas gift of all . . .

The highlander's promise

December 27, 2018
Sands, Lynsay, author.
©2018
493 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Rescued by Aulay Buchanan after being left for dead, Jetta, who believes Aulay to be her husband, desperately tries to remember who she is and who is trying to kill her with the help of this brave, loyal warrior.

Searching for you

December 26, 2018
Hedlund, Jody, author.
©2018
507 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: Together forever.
"In 1850, Sophie Neumann flees New York with her two young charges after witnessing a crime. Reinhold Weiss has finally purchased his own small farm when an old friend shows up, pleading for help. But how can he help her when mounting debts and past scars still haunt him?"-- Provided by publisher.

The bride of Ivy Green

December 26, 2018
Klassen, Julie, 1964- author.
©2018
695 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions (pages 689-691).
Gabriel Locke is back and has made his intentions clear, but Jane Bell is reluctant to give up her inn and commit another man to a childless marriage. Mercy Grove has lost her school and must decide whether to uproot herself from Ivy Cottage to become a governess for a former pupil. When a secretive new dressmaker arrives in the village, the ladies soon suspect she isn't who she claims to be. And everyone expects Miss Brockwell to marry a titled gentleman, even though her heart is drawn to another. Surprises lie in store-- and dreams may yet come true. -- adapted from back cover

Mind Games

December 26, 2018
Mehl, Nancy, author.
©2018
467 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Kaely Quinn's talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she's demoted to field agent and transferred to St. Louis. When the same reporter who ruined her career claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, the reporter's ulterior motives bring his claim into question. But when a body is found that fits the poem's predictions, the threat is undeniable, and the FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to St. Louis. Initially resentful of the assignment, Noah is surprised at how quickly his respect for Kaely grows, despite her oddities. But with a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else--including Kaely herself--is killed."--Amazon.com.

Wind River cowboy

December 26, 2018
McKenna, Lindsay, 1946- author.
©2017
495 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Kira Duval was part of a special forces team that got caught in an ambush--leaving only two wounded survivors: herself and Weapons Sergeant Garret Fleming. Losing her team was traumatic, and in the chaotic aftermath, as the Army moved them from hospital to hospital, she lost Garret too. But she never lost her secret yearning for him. Finally, she gave up trying to track him down back in the States. But as she settles in at Bar C cattle ranch in Wyoming, a place where veterans can find a home and a place to heal, she's introduced to her sandy-haired, hazel-eyed housemate: none other than Garret Fleming. They're a long way from Afghanistan--and a long way from the people they used to be before tragedy changed their lives. But as Kira earns her keep by caregiving for the ranch owner's bedridden, alcoholic father--a task that sometimes feels more challenging than any black ops mission--she finds that even in peacetime Garret still has her back, and that in this warm, welcoming place, the passion she resisted in the heat of battle may finally have a chance to flourish.

Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane

December 26, 2018
Ross, JoAnn, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
559 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Jolene Wells is forever indebted to the mother who encouraged her to fly--all the way to sunny LA and a world away from Honeymoon Harbor. Although Jolene vowed never to look back, returning home isn't even a question when her mom faces a cancer scare. Which means running into Aiden Mannion all over town, the first boy she ever loved--and lost--and whom she can barely look in the eye. Aiden's black-sheep reputation may have diminished when he joined the Marines, but everything he's endured since has left him haunted. Back in Honeymoon Harbor to heal, he's talked into the interim role of police chief, and the irony isn't lost on the locals, least of all Aiden. But seeing Jolene after all these years is the unexpected breath of fresh air he's been missing. He's never forgotten her through all his tours, but he's not sure anymore that he's the man she deserves. Despite the secret they left between them all those years ago, snow is starting to fall on their picturesque little town, making anything seem possible... maybe even a second chance at first love.

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