New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

February 26, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The bridal suite

February 25, 2020
Alers, Rochelle, author.
©2019
605 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"With her besties in the Big Easy, Nydia Santiago is second-guessing staying behind in New York City. So when Jasmine Washington calls with the exciting news that she's getting married, Nydia happily rushes to New Orleans to be her maid of honour. Once she visits the lovely Garden District estate her friends are transforming into a luxury inn, she's wistful to join them in their venture. Then she meets the sexy engineer in charge of the renovation. With his seductive Southern drawl, Lamar Pierce could make her believe in love again"-- Provided by publisher.

Fumbled

February 25, 2020
Martin, Alexa, author.
©2019
479 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Single-mother Poppy Patterson moved across the country when she was sixteen and pregnant to find a new normal. After years of hard work, she's built a life she loves. It's all hers, and nobody can take that away. Well, except for one person. TK Moore, the starting wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs, dreamt his entire life about being in the NFL. Maybe at one point he thought he thought he would have his high school sweetheart by his side, but Poppy is long gone and he's moved on. When Poppy and TK cross paths in the most unlikely of places, emotions they've suppressed for years come rushing back"-- Provided by publisher.

The making of Mrs. Hale

February 25, 2020
Miller, Carolyn, 1974- author.
©2020
525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Julia Hale ran off to be married in Gretna Green, following romance instead of common sense. But her tale isn't turning into a happily ever after. Her new husband is gone and she doesn't know where or if he's ever coming back. Julia has no option but to return home to the family she betrayed by eloping and hope they'll forgive her. Especially now that she might be carrying a baby from her brief marriage. Major Thomas Hale has spent a lifetime trying to escape his past only to discover that he can never really evade the consequences of his choices. Hunted by those determined to eliminate him as a threat, he runs to save himself yet he hasn't lost his pursuers and he may have lost his wife forever. When they're reunited, powerful enemies, financial distress, family opposition and fears from the past all build walls against reconciliation. Can this heroic army major and his broken hearted bride learn to forgive and find the strength for their runaway marriage to be redeemed?

A passionate reunion in Fiji

February 20, 2020
Smart, Michelle, author.
©2019
283 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
A remote island paradise... A chance to rekindle their marriage! Workaholic billionaire Massimo Briatore has convinced his estranged wife Livia to accompany him to Fiji for a family celebration. It's supposed to be one final weekend of pretending to be happily married. But, trapped in paradise, there's no escape from the memories of the tenderness and heat that once bound them together. An explosive reunion is on the cards - but only if their passion can burn away their past...

Claiming my bride of convenience

February 20, 2020
Hewitt, Kate, author.
©2019
288 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
It was a marriage in name only... But now my wife wants more! My terms are clear: a luxurious Greek island sanctuary in exchange for Daisy becoming Mrs Matteo Dias. Until she decides to renegotiate our convenient arrangement! Her heart is set on a real family, but love is something I can't give. Yet Daisy's spirit captivates me completely. Finally claiming our wedding night is a delicious pleasure...but am I able to become the husband Daisy truly wants?

Demanding his desert queen

February 20, 2020
West, Annie, author.
©2019
286 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
Duty-bound at the altar...Passionately reunited in his bed! Desert Prince Karim needs a bride to ensure his smooth ascension to the throne. Intelligent, captivating Queen Safiyah is the perfect choice - but the pain of their broken engagement years ago remains. This time Karim's demands are simple: a convenient marriage, nothing more, for their country's sake. Except Safiyah still fires his blood, and now their union looks set to be anything but convenient...

Virgin princess's marriage debt

February 20, 2020
Roscoe, Pippa, author.
©2019
283 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
"I want what you once promised me..." The Greek's demanding proposal! At an opulent Paris ball Princess Sofia meets the man she thought she'd never see again - billionaire Theo Tersi. Theo's certain she abandoned him years earlier, but in truth a devastated Sofia was forced to return to her royal duties. Now, as their chemistry is reignited, Theo creates a scandal so he can finally claim Sofia's hand - in marriage! But can their intense connection overcome his quest for passionate revenge?

The Sicilian's surprise love-child

February 20, 2020
Marinelli, Carol, author.
©2019
283 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
His forbidden innocent... And the consequence of their surrender! Aurora Messina is everything cynical hotel tycoon Nico Caruso shouldn't want. Impetuous and far too innocent, she's trouble - and temptation! - personified. But even Nico's famous control isn't a match for their combustible chemistry... Then Nico discovers their encounter has left her pregnant! He's never wanted a family - he still bears the scars of his own childhood. But will Aurora's revelation give this proud Sicilian a reason to risk everything?

Almost just friends : a novel

February 20, 2020
Shalvis, Jill, author.
©2020
452 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Piper Manning's about as tough as they come, she's had to be. She raised her siblings and they've thankfully flown the coop. All she has to do is finish fixing up the lake house her grandparents left her, sell it, and then she's free. When a massive storm hits, she runs into a tall, dark and brooding stranger, Camden Reid. There's a spark there, one that shocks her. Surprising her further, her sister and brother return, each of them holding their own secrets. The smart move would be for Piper to ignore them all but Cam unleashes emotions deep inside of her that she can't deny, making her yearn for something she doesn't understand. And her siblings...well, they need each other. Only when the secrets come out, it changes everything Piper thinks she knows about her family, herself...and Cam. Can she find a way to outrun the demons? The answer is closer than she thinks--just as the new life she craves may have already begun."-- Publisher's description.

Divide me by zero

February 13, 2020
Vapnyar, Lara, 1971- author.
©2019
453 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Katya Geller learned from her mother that math was the answer to everything. Now, approaching forty, she finds this wisdom tested: she has lost the love of her life, she is in the middle of a divorce, and has just found out that her mother is dying. Half-mad with grief, Katya turns to the unfinished notes for her mother's last textbook, hoping to find guidance in mathematical concepts.With humor, intelligence, and unfailing honesty, Katya traces back her life's journey: her childhood in Soviet Russia, her parents' great love, the death of her father, her mother's career as a renowned mathematician, and their immigration to the United States. She is, by turns, an adrift newlywed, an ESL teacher in an office occupied by witches and mediums, a restless wife, an accomplished writer, a flailing mother of two, a grieving daughter, and, all the while, a woman in love haunted by a question: how to parse the wild, unfathomable passion she feels through the cool logic of mathematics?"--Provided by publisher.

A love for Leah

February 13, 2020
Lillard, Amy, author.
©2018
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Independent-minded Leah Gingerich has always been outspoken. And even though she is now a progressive Mennonite, she's rediscovering the joys of family traditions back in her Amish hometown. Yet she can't help but clash with her handsome new Amish neighbor, Jamie Stoltzfus. He's too hard-headed and old-line to see that his traumatized young nephew, Peter, needs faith and help-or that a woman who stands up to him may be what he needs to heal . . . After a devastating tragedy, Jamie moved to Pontotoc with his nephew for a fresh start. Holding fast to his beliefs is the only way he feels he can aid Peter-and himself. But somehow, Leah's freethinking ways and feisty challenges are sparking a happiness he's never felt before. Soon, Jamie can't imagine his life without her. But are their differences ultimately too great to overcome-or can love bridge their way to a future together?"--Provided by publisher.

The rebel bride

February 13, 2020
McNear, Shannon, author.
©2019
437 pages (large print) : genealogical table ; 23 cm
"During the clash between Union and Confederacy, quiet Tennessean Pearl MacFarlane is compelled to nurse both Rebel and Yankee wounded who seek refuge at her family's farm. She is determined to remain unmoved by the Yankee cause--until she faces the silent struggle of Union soldier Joshua Wheeler, a recent amputee. The MacFarlane family fits no stereotype Joshua believed in; still he is desperate to regain his footing--as a soldier, as a man, as a Christian--in the aftermath of his debilitating injury. He will use his time behind enemy lines to gather useful intelligence for the Union--if the courageous Rebel woman will stay out of the line of danger"--Provided by publisher.

Chasing dreams

February 12, 2020
Raney, Deborah, author.
©2019
511 pages ; 23 cm.
"Joanna Chandler always dreamed of becoming an attorney. But when she left law school to help care for her dying mother, stepping away from her single-minded pursuit gave her space to reconsider. The only question is, if not law, what should she do with her life? To keep her mind off an uncertain future, Joanna helps her older sister, Phylicia, throw an amazing outdoor wedding on the charming Missouri property the three Chandler sisters own together. That's when she realizes wedding planning could be a thriving business of its own. And Lukas Blaine, the handsome wedding DJ, opens her mind to the possibility of love on the horizon. But there's more to Luke than meets the eye. The young boy he's been mentoring has lost his mother and become Luke's ward. Mateo is sullen and angry and needs constant attention. How can Luke possibly find the time to start a new relationship or saddle someone else with a wounded child? He may have to let go of the woman of his dreams--and crush her dreams at the same time"-- Provided by publisher.

Forever hidden

February 12, 2020
Peterson, Tracie, author.
©2020
471 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
When her grandfather's health begins to decline, Havyn is determined to keep her family together. But everyone has secrets--including John, the hired stranger who recently arrived on their farm. To help out Havyn starts singing at a local roadhouse--but dangerous eyes grow jealous as she and John grow closer. Will they realize the peril before it is too late?

The protective one

February 12, 2020
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
©2020
385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes discussion questions.
The tragic and untimely death of her old friend has made Elizabeth rethink not only her priorities but her relationship with David, the man her parents have been encouraging her to see. Desperate for a change, she breaks things off with David in an effort to just focus on herself for a while. But when her family becomes upset with her decision, Elizabeth turns to her friends for support. One of her most supporting friends is Will, who has long secretly harbored feelings for her. And when Elizabeth's ex unexpectedly raises some trouble, Will decides to step up to the plate for his long-time friend. Can their friendship survive this difficult time or will it actually change for the better?

Two steps forward

February 12, 2020
Fisher, Suzanne Woods, author.
©2020
419 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Sylvie King, now a widow, desperately needs help on her horse farm. What she doesn't need are complications. Unfortunately, she's just hired a man with plenty of them.

The devil in the saddle

February 12, 2020
London, Julia, author.
©2019
478 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"No one cheats on a Prince and gets away with it. And Hallie-Texas socialite, would-be ballerina, and the only daughter of the renowned Prince family-is ready to give her two-timing fiance̹ a piece of her mind. But fate plants hot, sexy ranch hand and ex-Army Ranger Rafael Fontana quite literally in her way. Her childhood friend is all grown up. He's sexy, he's handsome, and suddenly, after all these years, Hallie is taking notice. Rafe has been in love with Hallie since they were kids, but he was always the help-and she was glamorous and popular, seemingly off-limits to a lowly cowboy. But now he's back at Three Rivers Ranch to help his family and Hallie is there too-and she needs his support. Soon long-buried feelings boil to the surface, and the desire between them is hot and palpable and undeniable. Rafe realizes he wants Hallie-and her adorable puppy-for keeps ... he just has to convince her to give true love another shot"--Provided by publisher.

Husband material

February 12, 2020
Belden, Emily, author.
©2019
366 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Twenty-nine-year-old Charlotte Rosen has a secret: she's a widow. Ever since the fateful day that leveled her world, Charlotte has worked hard to move forward. Great job at a hot social media analytics company? Check. Roommate with no knowledge of her past? Check. Adorable dog? Check. All the while, she's faithfully data-crunched her way through life, calculating the probability of risk-so she can avoid it. Yet Charlotte's algorithms could never have predicted that her late husband's ashes would land squarely on her doorstep five years later. Stunned but determined, Charlotte sets out to find meaning in this sudden twist of fate, even if that includes facing her difficult, ex-mother-in-law-and her husband's best friend, who seems to become a fixture at her side whether she likes it or not. But soon a shocking secret surfaces, forcing Charlotte to answer questions she never knew to ask and to consider the possibility of forgiveness. And when a chance at new love arises, she'll have to decide once and for all whether to follow the numbers or trust her heart"--Provided by publisher.

Spring House

February 12, 2020
Taylor, Mary Ellen, 1961- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
487 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Amazon Publishing.
"The lives of two women, generations apart, converge in this enthralling novel of love, mystery, memories, and secrets. Pregnant and still grieving the death of her fiance̹, historian Megan Buchanan is forging ahead on a dream project: to restore to its original glory the landmark hunting lodge her own great-great-grandfather built on Virginia's Eastern Shore. With the help of her fiance̹'s caring best friend, it's sure to draw much-needed tourist revenue to Cape Hudson, a town rich in southern history. However, it's Spring House, the caretaker's cottage on the grounds, that holds the most intriguing history for Megan. In a cache of old letters, she's drawn into the captivating life of a young woman who embarked on her own dream adventure a century ago. With each one, Megan is swept away into her enthralling world-and all its secrets. But Megan has secrets too. Now, as one woman's past unfolds in each revealing letter, Megan will discover more about herself and about the emotional tides of family that can be weathered with those you love and trust the most"--Provided by publisher.

Country strong

February 11, 2020
Miller, Linda Lael, author.
©2020
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Shallie Fletcher has left heartbreak where it belongs - in the past. What matters is the woman she's become - not the girl she was. So what if she needs the help of the gorgeous cowboy who once left her in tears? Running away is no longer her thing - she'll get what she wants and she's sure it's not Cord. Cord Hollister knows how to handle horses - not surprise daughters. But when a teenager shows up at his doorstep he needs to find out the truth. One thing he does know, he doesn't have time for Shallie. She wants to learn how to train horses - and that's all he will do for her. So what if she's stunning and enchanting? He can resist - he hopes.

Hart's Hollow Farm

February 11, 2020
Dailey, Janet, author.
©2019
395 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Hart's Hollow farm has seen better days, but for Emmy Hart it is a home worth fighting for. She asks Kristen Daniels to help return the farm to its former glory and Kristen accepts, despite her fears about getting involved with Emmy or the two kids in Emmy's care. Emmy's grandson, Mitch Hart thought he'd kicked the red dust of Georgia off his boots forever. Now haunted by the loss of the sister he couldn't save, he's determined to see his orphaned niece and nephew in a better life out of this small town. Something about Kristen's spirit has Mitch sticking around, and wondering if he's gone a bit crazy himself-- crazy in love.

Hidden cove

February 11, 2020
Tilly, Meg, author.
©2019
453 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When Solace Island gallery owner Zelia Thompson's close friend Alexus Feinstein of the prestigious art gallery Feinstein & Co. dies of a "drug overdose," Zelias intuition sounds an alarm. The Alexus she knew didn't do drugs and had everything to live for. As Zelia begins looking into the circumstances of her friend's death, what she uncovers will put her life in imminent danger. Will Zelia--with the help of the reclusive crime fiction novelist Gabe Conaghan--be able to unravel the mysterious happenings surrounding Alexus's untimely death? Or will she become the bloodthirsty artists next victim?"--Provided by publisher.

The whispers of war

February 11, 2020
Kelly, Julia. author.
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"n August of 1939, as Britain watches the headlines in fear of another devastating war with Germany, three childhood friends must choose between friendship or country. Erstwhile socialite Nora is determined to find her place in the Home Office's Air Raid Precautions Department, matchmaker Hazel tries to mask two closely guarded secrets with irrepressible optimism, and German expat Marie worries that she and her family might face imprisonment in an internment camp if war is declared. When Germany invades Poland and tensions on the home front rise, Marie is labeled an enemy alien, and the three friends find themselves fighting together to keep her free at any cost."--Inside dust jacket.

The little bookshop on the Seine

February 11, 2020
Raisin, Rebecca, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
519 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"When bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the opportunity for a job exchange with her Parisian friend Sophie, saying yes is a no-brainer--after all, what kind of romantic would turn down six months in Paris? Sarah is sure she's in for the experience of a lifetime--days spent surrounded by literature in a gorgeous bookshop, and the chance to watch the snow fall on the Eiffel Tower. Plus, now she can meet up with her journalist boyfriend, Ridge, when his job takes him around the globe. But her expectations cool faster than her café au lait soon after she lands in the City of Light--she's a fish out of water in Paris. The customers are rude, her new coworkers suspicious and her relationship with Ridge has been reduced to a long-distance game of phone tag, leaving Sarah to wonder if he'll ever put her first over his busy career. As Christmas approaches, Sarah is determined to get the shop--and her life--back in order...and make her dreams of a Parisian happily-ever-after come true."--Back cover.

When love finds you

February 11, 2020
Wise, Virginia, 1977- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
392 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
"Scandal drove Catrina Witmer from her life as a wealthy Englischer's pampered daughter-to reluctant membership in Pennsylvania's thriving new Amish settlement. Surprisingly, Catrina finds contentment and peace in this promising new land, though she won't risk telling anyone about her past. But the unexpected sparks between her and bashful warm-hearted farmer Eli Webber suddenly have her dreaming of an impossible chance at happiness-as his wife. Eli never imagined such a spirited woman would look his way. Or that he could ever deserve her, given his own guilty mistakes. But Catrina's vivacity and kindness have him impulsively proposing. Unfortunately, his over-righteous sister, and the consequences of secrets on both sides, threaten to tear their marriage apart for good. Now Catrina and Eli must try forgiving themselves and finding strength in their bond if they are to have a joyous future together"--Provided by publisher.

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