New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

March 13, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Home sweet home

March 12, 2020
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Three's a crowd / Fern Michaels -- Blue Hollow Falls: new beginnings / Donna Kauffman -- Bring me home / Melissa Storm.
"THREE'S A CROWD * Fern Michaels This Mother's Day will be the first in three years that Samantha Stewart has spent with her parents. And she's bringing a very special gift-the baby granddaughter they've never met. Sam's work as an overseas reporter was exhilarating and dangerous. Now she's seeking stability for little Caroline-and answers for herself-and finding them in a homecoming full of surprises . . . NEW BEGINNINGS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS * Donna Kauffman The moment she set foot in Blue Hollow Falls, Dubliner Katie MacMillan felt right at home. Back to help with her sister's pregnancy, she's contemplating her own future, especially when she confronts Declan MacGregor, her childhood tormentor and first crush. This Blue Ridge town was supposed to be a new beginning, but can it also be the setting for a second chance? BRING ME HOME * Melissa Storm For Hazel Long, spending time with her bedridden father is bittersweet. There's comfort in the friendship offered by other hospital visitors-and the kindness of a handsome male nurse. And when Hazel's father begins to tell her the story of the mother she barely knew, it's an unexpected chance to bond, and a lesson in making the most of each new day"-- Provided by publisher.

Love protects : a novel

March 11, 2020
David, Julia, author.
©2019
390 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"From a desperate yet useful childhood at the Lennhurst Asylum and School for Disabled Children, Anna is married off to a plantation baron, a man old enough to be her father. When he collapses on the frozen pond and drowns, could it be the freedom she's never known? With barely a day of peace as a young widow, her cold-hearted stepsons throw her from their father's home. William Gibbs thinks he knows desperation. With the death of their mother, he is left to raise his four younger siblings in their one-room cabin and work their small tobacco farm. On a dark rainy night searching for his missing sister whom many consider an imbecile, Will turns to the local reverend and his wife for help. Their simple solution is to marry off the woman who has been sheltering in their church. Will agrees to take Anna as his wife. Just as the new family finds care and acceptance for one another, Anna is arrested for the murder of her first husband. Moved with his ever growing feelings for his new wife, Will vows to protect her from the ludicrous charges but he has no idea from where help will come"--Provided by publisher.

A girl's guide to the Outback

March 11, 2020
Kate, Jessica, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"Samuel Payton is a passionate youth pastor in Virginia, but below the surface, he's still recovering from the blow of a failed business and insecurities he can't shake. His coworker, start-up expert Kimberly Foster, is brilliant, fearless, and capable, but years of personal rejection have left her defensive and longing for a family. Two people have never been more at odds -- or more attracted to one another. And every day at work, the sparks sure do fly. When Kimberly's ambitious plans for Sam's ministry butt up against his risk-averse nature, Sam decides that obligations to family trump his work for the church. He quits the ministry and heads home to Australia to help his sister, Jules, save her struggling farm. As Kimberly's grand plans flounder, she is forced to face the truth: that no one can replace Sam. Together they strike up a deal: if Kimberly comes to work on Jules's dairy farm and lends her business brains to their endeavor, then maybe -- just maybe -- Sam will reconsider his future with the church"--Provided by publisher.

The wonder of now

March 11, 2020
Beck, Jamie, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
445 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Peyton Prescott would give anything for the carefree life she knew before breast cancer changed everything. But instead of using her second chance to move forward, she's stuck promoting the memoir her brother convinced her to write, thus reliving the very battle she wants to forget. If she hopes her European book tour will allow her to enjoy revisiting her favorite travel-writing destinations, she's wrong: her PR whiz is too consumed with his own goals to consider her needs. Mitch Mathis has relied on discipline to achieve his goals, and with his new firm's success riding on Peyton's book launch, he must keep her on task. They're here for business, not pleasure. And Mitch won't let unbridled desire harm his professional reputation-not again. When frustrated expectations and attraction throw the tour into chaos, it challenges everything Mitch and Peyton believe about themselves, life, and love, forcing these opposites to consider whether they can embrace the change they need to grow"--Provided by publisher.

An American duchess

March 11, 2020
Fyffe, Caroline, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
495 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm
"In Kent, England, the arrival of Beranger Northcott, Duke of Brightshire, causes a stir. Because with the duke comes his new American bride, who isn't quite what anyone expects. By accepting the hand of her beloved, Emma Brinkman went from hardworking Colorado rancher to duchess. Now she's expected to comport herself as nobility. Overnight. For Emma--stifled, homesick, and unable to shake the feeling she's being watched-the metamorphosis is a challenge. And if Emma's suspicions are correct, perhaps even a dangerous one. Fortunately, Emma has found a trusted friend in the orphaned Charlotte, Brightshire's scullery maid. Charlotte longs to experience-if only for a moment-the luxuries and gentry romance that come with a titled life. When one of the duke's handsome cousins takes notice of Charlotte, the castle kitchen is set abuzz with speculation. In navigating their two different stations, both servant and duchess alike will discover all they have in common-from secret fantasies to daring hearts to upending the rules of society. And that finding their places in the world-and love-is a dream that can come true-no matter the risks"--Provided by publisher.

Find me

March 10, 2020
Aciman, André, author.
©2019
347 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--T.p. verso.
"In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio's father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami's plans and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic. Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies"-- Provided by publisher.

In five years

March 10, 2020
Serle, Rebecca, author.
©2020
349 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
"Where do you see yourself in five years? When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this interview question, she has a meticulously crafted answer for it. Later, a newly engaged Dannie goes to sleep confident in her five-year plan. But then she wakes up in a different apartment, with a different ring, and beside a very different man. She discovers that it's 2025, five years in the future. After an intense, shocking hour, Dannie wakes again, now back in 2020. What happened felt like much more than a dream, but she is determined to ignore the odd experience--until four-and-a-half years later, when Dannie meets the very same man from her long-ago vision."--Provided by publisher.

Sisters by choice

March 10, 2020
Mallery, Susan, author.
©2020
607 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Cousins by chance, sisters by choice ... After her cat toy empire goes up in flames, Sophie Lane returns to Blackberry Island, determined to rebuild. Until small-town life reveals a big problem: she can't grow unless she learns to let go. If Sophie relaxes her grip even a little, she might lose everything. Or she might finally be free to reach for the happiness and love that have eluded her for so long. Kristine has become defined by her relationship to others. She's a wife, a mum. As much as she adores her husband and sons, she wants something for herself - a sweet little bakery just off the waterfront. She knew changing the rules wouldn't be easy, but she never imagined she might have to choose between her marriage and her dreams. Like the mainland on the horizon, Heather's goals seem beyond her grasp. Every time she manages to save for college, her mother has another crisis. Can she break free, or will she be trapped in this tiny life forever?

Chasing Cassandra

March 5, 2020
Kleypas, Lisa, author.
©2020
432 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Everything has a price...Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything--or anyone--is his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife--and from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he's determined to have her. But the beautiful and quick-witted Cassandra is equally determined to marry for love--the one thing he can't give. Everything except her... Severin is the most compelling and attractive man Cassandra has ever met, even if his heart is frozen. But she has no interest in living in the fast-paced world of a ruthless man who always plays to win. When a newfound enemy nearly destroys Cassandra's reputation, Severin seizes the opportunity he's been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants--or does he? There's one lesson Tom Severin has yet to learn from his new bride: Never underestimate a Ravenel. The chase for Cassandra's hand may be over. But the chase for her heart has only just begun..."--Publisher.

The summer retreat

March 5, 2020
Roberts, Sheila, 1951- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
459 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Celeste Jones has plans for a perfect summer with her boyfriend (and hopefully soon-to-be fiancé)--until he dumps her to be with the woman he's had on the side for months. Heartbroken and furious, Celeste resolves to move on. When the going gets tough, the tough...okay, the not-so-tough go to the beach. As soon as school lets out for the summer, she waves goodbye to her first-graders, packs up her bikini and heads for Moonlight Harbor, where she knows her big sister, Jenna, will receive her with open arms. Jenna could probably use some help at the Driftwood Inn, and Celeste is happy to do chores around the place in exchange for a relaxing summer escape. She just needs something--or someone--to distract her from her troubles. Finding The One can be tricky, and Jenna is determined to make sure Celeste gets it right this time around. Not that Jenna's an expert. She's still trying to sort out her own love life. But if both sisters listen to their hearts, eventually they're bound to discover that life--and love--is good at the beach"-- Provided by publisher.

The land beneath us

March 4, 2020
Sundin, Sarah, author.
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Pres, a part of Gale, Cengage Company, 2020
543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
1943. Private Clay Paxton trains hard with the U.S. Army Rangers at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, determined to do his best in the upcoming Allied invasion of France. With his future stolen by his brothers' betrayal, Clay has only one thing to live for-- fulfilling the recurring dream of his death. Leah Jones works as a librarian at Camp Forrest, longing to rise above her orphanage upbringing and belong to the community, even as she searches for her real family. After Clay saves Leah's life from a brutal attack, he saves her virtue with a marriage of convenience. When he ships out to train in England for D-Day, their letters bind them together over the distance. -- adapted from back cover

The Amish suitor

March 2, 2020
©2019
591 pages (large print); 23 cm
The Amish suitor / Jo Ann Brown -- Her forgiving Amish heart / Rebecca Kertz.
"The Amish Suitor: With his orphaned nephew depending on him, Amish carpenter Eli Troyer moves to Harmony Creek Hollow to start over. And when schoolteacher Miriam Hartz offers to teach Eli, who is hard of hearing, how to read lips, he can't refuse. Spending time with Miriam forges a bond between them. Can two wounded hearts overcome their pasts to make a family together? Her Forgiving Amish Heart by Rebecca Kertz: Leah Stoltzfus hasn't forgiven Henry Yoder for betraying her family years earlier. But Henry is a changed man. And he wants to prove it to Leah. Then a family secret is unearthed, shaking Leah to her core. Henry is determined to support her in every way. If only she could leave the past behind and open her heart to him.."--Provided by publisher.

Bringing down the duke

March 2, 2020
Dunmore, Evie, author.
©2020
531 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes discussion questions.
England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women's suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the Queen's command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for. Sebastian is appalled to find a suffragist squad has infiltrated his ducal home, but the real threat is his impossible feelings for green-eyed beauty Annabelle. He is looking for a wife of equal standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild, not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess. But he wouldn't be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn't claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ring ... or could he? Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own, Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a duke.

The farmer's daughter romance collection

March 2, 2020
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2020.
1191 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Marty's ride / Mary Davis -- A time to keep / Kelly Eileen Hake -- Beyond today / Tracie Peterson -- Myles from anywhere / Jill Stengl -- Letters from the enemy / Susan May Warren
A Time to Plant, a Time to Harvest, a Time to Love. Change is an inevitable part of farming, and growing up on a farm has taught five women how to be strong, adaptable, and continually hopeful. From Montana to Kansas, South Dakota to Wisconsin, these young women weather the storms of life by holding to their faith. But can love be found in romances that are as unpredictable as a summer cyclone?

His suitable Amish wife

March 2, 2020
Kertz, Rebecca, author.
©2019
299 pages (large print) : 23 cm.
"When Ellie Stoltzfus arrives to provide housecleaning and childcare services for her friend's brother, Reuben Miller, the Amish widower's reluctant to agree. But, smitten with Reuben's young son, Ellie's determined to see the job through. There's no denying Ellie is good for both father and son, but still-grieving Reuben won't marry for love again. Can he convince Ellie to be his wife...in name only?"-- Provided by publisher.

The hope

March 2, 2020
Davids, Patricia, author.
©2019
459 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Amish widow Ruth Mast wants nothing to do with the handsome man from her past, Owen Mast. But when a little Amish girl appears on Owen's porch, lost and afraid, Ruth has no choice but to help the man who only ever causes heartbreak.

Scandalous

March 2, 2020
Spencer, Minerva, author.
©2019
563 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Straight-laced missionary Sarah Fisher has never met a man like Captain Martin Bouchard. He is the most beautiful person-male or female-she's ever seen. Overwhelmingly masculine, elegantly attired despite months at sea, he is in complete command of everyone and everything around him- everyone, that is, except Sarah. But that's about to change because Sarah has bought Bouchards mercy with the only thing she has to sell- her body. "None at all . . ." In spite of her outrageous offer, Martin has no doubt Sarah is a virgin, and a most delectable one at that. But instead of bedding her, he finds himself staring down the muzzle of his own pistol. Clearly, the longer she stays on his ship, the greater the chances that she'll end up its damned captain! Most infuriating of all, she looks past his perfect exterior to the wounded man inside. Can Martin outrun his scandalous past in time to have a future with the first woman to find and capture his heart?"--Provided by publisher.

The unlikely master genius

March 2, 2020
Kelly, Carla, author.
©2018
507 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Sailing Master Able Six, Royal Navy, is a man like no other. To call him a mere polymath is to sell him short. Someone with his extraordinary gifts should rise to the top, unless it is the 1800s, where pedigree and money govern Regency society, as sure as Napoleon seeks world domination. A bastard raised in a Scottish workhouse with nothing in his favor except his amazing mind, Able must navigate life ashore on half-pay during the uneasy Truce of Amiens, and find a way to provide for his charming bride Meridee Bonfort, a gentlewoman to be sure, but lacking a dowry. Assisted by two sea captains acquainted with his startling abilities, Able finds himself teaching mathematics and seamanship at St. Brendan the Navigator School, which is itself an experiment, taking boys like Able from workhouses and training them to serve the fleet in wartime. Meridee has agreed to invite four lads who need extra attention into their home in raffish, unsavory Portsmouth. Calling themselves the Gunwharf Rats, these St. Brendan lads show promise in an unpromising world. Can a sailing master-turned-teacher uncover their potential? Can Meridee find a way to nurture young hearts bruised too soon by life? What will happen when war breaks out again? And what is it about Able Six, the unlikely master genius? Volume One: The St. Brendan Series"-- Provided by publisher.

Vendetta road

March 2, 2020
Feehan, Christine, author.
©2020
703 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Isaak "Ice" Koval is on a club mission when he sees a woman who stops him dead in his tracks. Soleil looks like an innocent who shouldn't be anywhere near the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, but Ice will do anything to keep her around.

The major's daughter

February 28, 2020
Jennings, Regina, author.
©2019
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Caroline Adams returns to Indian Territory after tiring of confining society life. She wants adventure, and when she and her friend Amber come across swaggering outlaw Frisco Smith, they find his dreams for the new territory are very persuasive. With the much-anticipated land run pending, they may just join the rush. Growing up parentless, all Frisco Smith wanted was a place to call his own. It's no wonder that he fought to open the Unassigned Lands. After years of sneaking across the border, he's even managed to put in a dugout house on a hidden piece of property he's poised to claim. When the gun sounds, everyone's best plans are thrown out the window in the chaos of the run. Caroline and Frisco soon find themselves battling over a claim--and both dig in their heels. Settling the rightful ownership will bring these two closer than they ever expected and change their ideas of what a true home looks like"-- Provided by publisher.

New beginnings at Promise Lodge

February 28, 2020
Hubbard, Charlotte, 1953- author.
©2019
447 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
Includes recipes.
"Recently widowed after twenty years of marriage, Frances Lehman is only just tasting the freedom and opportunity that her Promise Lodge friends enjoy. So she's not about to be pressured into marriage by her widowed brother-in-law, even if she and her daughter have no real means of support. Much more promising is her new friendship with Preacher Marlin Kurtz, though their respective families don't see their relationship as proper . . . When Frances suffers a serious injury, she's determined to prove she can recover--and remain independent--without burdening Marlin. Now, with his steadfast belief in real love tested, Marlin's hope is that Promise Lodge's irrepressible residents can help him restore Frances's joy--and that faith will show them a way to turn their fragile second chance into a blessed and abiding future together . "-- Provided by publisher.

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...

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