New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

March 26, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mostly sunny

March 25, 2019
Pope, Jamie (Romance writer), author.
©2018
425 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"As a child, Sunny Gibson was abandoned by her mentally-ill mother, who left no trace behind. Now a social worker, Sunny is dedicated to helping children find loving homes-though she's still haunted by the past. So when she finds clues that her newest charge might be her younger sister, she sets out to track down the little girl's mother. But the powerful attorney she needs for the search is proving as inexplicable and distant as he is irresistible . . . From pro football player to high-powered lawyer, Julian King has succeeded at everything he's aspired to. But he still needs to make partner. Not only does he know nothing about family law, Sunny can't even pay him. If only her irrepressible caring and sweetness wasn't drawing him much too close-or making him hunger to keep her in his life. And as wrenching remembered pain on both sides threatens to shatter the delicate trust he and Sunny begin to forge, they will need more than courage to face down their pasts-and seize forever together."-- Provided by publisher.

A bound heart

March 25, 2019
Frantz, Laura, author.
©2019
555 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Their stations could not have been more different: a Scottish laird and a simple lass. When a tragedy forces both to colonial Virginia as indentured servants, can a love thwarted by tradition come to life in a new land?" -- Provided by publisher.

Consumed

March 25, 2019
Ward, J. R., 1969- author.
©2019
629 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family's scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer"-- Provided by publisher.

Her festive flirtation

March 20, 2019
Beharrie, Therese, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The bridesmaid, the best man... A Christmas wedding they'll never forget! A year after being jilted, Ava Keller finds herself forced back up the aisle - as bridesmaid at a beautiful Cape Town wedding. Best man Noah Giles - Ava's first crush - is the perfect distraction from her painful memories. But their flirtation turns serious when Ava's feelings for him resurface! Hurt when Noah left after their kiss years before, will Ava give their chemistry a second chance?

Heiress's royal baby bombshell

March 20, 2019
Faye, Jennifer, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The innocent's shock pregnancy

March 20, 2019
Marinelli, Carol, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
She gave him her innocence... Now she'll be his convenient bride! Wherever ruthless billionaire Ethan Devereux goes, the press follow. So when he discovers the astonishing night he shared with talented actress Merida has ended in pregnancy, he moves fast to contain the scandal! Suddenly Merida lands the biggest role of her career - playing the part of the loving Mrs Devereux. But she knows the real challenge is pretending she can walk away from their electric chemistry...

Christmas with her secret prince

March 20, 2019
Singh, Nina (Romance fiction author), author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

Her forgotten lover's heir

March 20, 2019
West, Annie (Romantic fiction writer), author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

Courting Mr. Emerson

March 12, 2019
Carlson, Melody, author.
©2019
457 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"When the fun-loving and spontaneous artist Willow West meets buttoned-up, retired English teacher George Emerson, it's not exactly love at first sight. Though she does find the obsessive-compulsive man intriguing. Making it her mission to get him to loosen up and embrace life, she embarks on what seems like a lost cause--and finds herself falling for him in the process. A confirmed bachelor, George vacillates between irritation and attraction whenever Willow is around--which to him seems like all too often. He's not interested in expanding his horizons or making new friends; it just hurts too much when you lose them. But as the summer progresses, George feels his defenses crumbling. The question is, will his change of heart be too late for Willow? With her signature heart and touches of humor, fan favorite Melody Carlson pens a story of two delightfully eccentric characters who get a second chance at life and love."-- Provided by publisher.

The unexpected champion

March 12, 2019
Connealy, Mary, author.
©2019
403 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
City dweller John McCall never expected to be out in the High Sierras of 1868 on a wild-goose chase to find the Chiltons' supposedly lost grandson. But now that he's out here, things have gotten even more complicated, mostly due to wildcat Penny Scott. She's not like any woman he's ever met--comfortable in the woods, with a horse, and with a gun. When Penny and John are taken against their will by a shadowy figure looking for evidence they don't have, both realize they've stumbled into something dangerous and complicated. With their friends and family desperately searching for them, Penny and John must make a daring escape. When they emerge back into the real world, they are confronted with a kidnapper who just won't stop. They must bring a powerful, ruthless man to justice, even as this city man and country woman fight a very inconvenient attraction to each other.

California girls

March 11, 2019
Mallery, Susan, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
585 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Mria's Synopsis: The California sunshine's not quite so bright for three sisters who get dumped in the same week... Finola, a popular LA morning-show host, is famously upbeat until she's blindsided on live TV by the news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation who has set their affair to music. While avoiding the tabloids and pretending she's just fine, she's crumbling inside, desperate for him to come to his senses and for life to go back to normal. Zennie's breakup is no big loss. Although the world insists she pair up, she'd rather be surfing. So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no-brainer--after all, she has an available womb and no other attachments to worry about. Except...when everyone else, including her big sister, thinks she's making a huge mistake, being pregnant is a lot lonelier--and more complicated--than she imagined. Never the tallest, thinnest or prettiest sister, Ali is used to being overlooked, but when her fiancé sends his disapproving brother to call off the wedding, it's a new low. And yet Daniel continues to turn up "for support," making Ali wonder if maybe--for once--someone sees her in a way no one ever has. But side by side by side, these sisters will start over and rebuild their lives with all the affection, charm and laugh-out-loud humor that is classic Susan Mallery.

Between two shores

March 11, 2019
Green, Jocelyn, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
543 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Includes discussion questions.
"The daughter of a Mohawk mother and a French father in 1759 Montreal, Catherine Duval finds it easiest to remain neutral among warring sides. But when her British ex-fiancé, Samuel, is taken prisoner by her father, he claims to have information that could end the war. At last, she must choose"-- Provided by publisher.

Hope on the plains

March 11, 2019
Byler, Linda, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Skyhorse Publishing.
Includes glossary.
"Hannah, a feisty young Amish woman, lives on her family's farm in North Dakota. As the local Amish community begins to thrive, a terrible drought and a windmill fire devastate their business and the community. Hannah must choose whether to stay in North Dakota or move back to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with the other Amish families that are leaving"-- Provided by publisher.

In dog we trust

March 11, 2019
Kendrick, Beth, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
463 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
Includes questions for discussion.
"Set in the charming seashore town of Black Dog Bay, Delaware. When Jocelyn Hilliard finds herself named legal guardian for the late Mr. Allardyce's prized Labrador retriever show dogs, she's confronted at every turn by her late benefactor's estranged son who thinks he's entitled to the inheritance left to the dogs"-- Provided by publisher.

Death by chocolate malted milkshake

March 11, 2019
Graves, Sarah, 1951- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
398 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Eastport's kindergarten teacher Sharon Sweetwater and Coast Guard Captain Andy Devine are getting married. When Sharon's bitter ex-boyfriend Toby is poisoned with an arsenic-laced milkshake, Andy is jailed as the prime suspect. Then Sharon makes a shocking confession in an attempt to clear Andy. Jake and Ellie put their chocolate treats aside to make sure justice is served"-- Provided by publisher.

Beautiful exiles

March 8, 2019
Clayton, Meg Waite, author.
©2018
517 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Key West, 1936. Headstrong, accomplished journalist Martha Gellhorn is confident with words but less so with men when she meets disheveled literary titan Ernest Hemingway in a dive bar. Their friendship--forged over writing, talk, and family dinners--flourishes into something undeniable in Madrid while they're covering the Spanish Civil War.--Provided by publisher.

Disillusioned

March 8, 2019
Barritt, Christy, author.
©2016
389 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Nikki Wright is desperate to help her brother, Bobby, who hasn't been the same since escaping from a detainment camp run by terrorists in Colombia. Bobby insists they trust Kade Wheaton, another former SEAL, who broke her heart eight years ago. When Bobby disappears, Nikki will have to trust Kade completely if she wants to uncover the truth"--Provided by publisher.

Moondust Lake

March 8, 2019
Bunn, T. Davis, 1952- author.
©2019
327 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A disillusioned business executive seeking to escape from his tyrannical father's shadow and a psychotherapist with a tragic past discover unexpected healing, freedom, and love in the solitude of a Miramar Bay retreat.

Small town rumors

March 7, 2019
Brown, Carolyn, 1948- author.
©2018
398 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Former high school queen bee Jennie Sue Baker returns home to Bloom, Texas, after her fall from grace. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie relishes what it means to follow her heart, find real new friends, and finally be herself--regardless of all the lying town chatter"--Provided by publisher.

Time's convert

March 7, 2019
Harkness, Deborah E., 1965- author.
©2018
672 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval and unrest that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present."--Provided by publisher.

The spaniard's pleasurable vengeance

February 27, 2019
Monroe, Lucy, 1967- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Ruthless tycoon Basilio Perez, famed for his familial loyalty, has a new target in sight. Miranda Smith is poised to bring the Perez name into disrepute-she must be stopped! But when he meets her, Basilio is captivated by her innocence and shy appeal. To uncover Randi's secrets, his plan for revenge becomes one of lingering, passionate seduction-that tests his iron control to the limit!"--Provided by publisher.

Marilla of Green Gables

February 26, 2019
McCoy, Sarah, 1980- author.
©2018
461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables ... before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreak, and unimaginable greatness. Plucky and ambitious, Marilla Cuthbert is thirteen years old when her world is turned upside down. Her beloved mother dies in childbirth, and Marilla suddenly must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house, and overseeing the day-to-day life of Green Gables with her brother, Matthew and father, Hugh. In Avonlea, a small, tight-knit farming town on a remote island, life holds few options for farm girls. Her one connection to the wider world is Aunt Elizabeth "Izzy" Johnson, her mother's sister, who managed to escape from Avonlea to the bustling city of St. Catharines. An opinionated spinster, Aunt Izzy's talent as a seamstress has allowed her to build a thriving business and make her own way in the world. Emboldened by her aunt, Marilla dares to venture beyond the safety of Green Gables and discovers new friends and new opportunities. Joining the Ladies Aid Society, she raises funds for an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity in nearby Nova Scotia that secretly serves as a way station for runaway slaves from America. Her budding romance with John Blythe, the charming son of a neighbor, offers her a possibility of future happiness, Marilla is in no rush to trade one farm life for another. She soon finds herself caught up in the dangerous work of politics, and abolition, jeopardizing all she cherishes, including her bond with her dearest John Blythe. Now Marilla must face a reckoning between her dreams of making a difference in the wider world and the small-town reality of life at Green Gables.--Amazon.

All the wrong places

February 25, 2019
Fielding, Joy, author.
©2019
563 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Driven to desperation by divorce, boredom, infidelity, or a beloved husband's death, a young woman named Paige, her cousin and rival Heather, her best friend Chloe, and her mother, Joan, all decide to try their hand at online dating. They each download an app, hoping to right-swipe their way to love and happiness. But one of them unwittingly makes a date with a killer, starting the clock on a race to save her life"-- Provided by publisher.

The sky above us

February 25, 2019
Sundin, Sarah, author.
©2019
545 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt. Adler Paxton ships to England with the US 357th Fighter Group in 1943. Determined to become an ace pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights in the skies over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion. Violet Lindstrom wanted to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, where she arranges entertainment for the men of the 357th in the Aeroclub on base and sets up programs for local children. Drawn to the mysterious Adler, she enlists his help with her work and urges him to reconnect with his family after a long estrangement. Despite himself, Adler finds his defenses crumbling when it comes to Violet. But D-day draws near. And secrets can't stay buried forever. Bestselling author Sarah Sundin returns readers to the shores of Normandy, this time in the air, as the second Paxton brother prepares to face the past--and the most fearsome battle of his life.

Return to whispering pines

February 25, 2019
Dunn, Scarlett, author.
©2018
543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Adelaide Langtry may not be as beautiful as her sisters, but she has determination to spare. She'll need it if she's to succeed as a schoolteacher in her old hometown and care for the three abandoned siblings she brought from Boston. In Whispering Pines, Addie hopes to establish an orphanage, but she must also contend with her past, including her outlaw brother, Frank. Orphaned as a boy, Sheriff Jack Roper understands the turmoil faced by Addie's young charges. Though he tells himself he has all the responsibility he needs, the handsome lawman is quickly charmed by the children and by the spirited, generous woman intent on helping them. Still, he has his own duty - to capture Frank Langtry and bring him to justice."-- Provided by publisher.

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