New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

September 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The glass ocean : a novel

September 19, 2018
Williams, Beatriz, author.
©2018
644 pages ; 23 cm
"May 2013: Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer's-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe. April 1915: Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter's marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, pre-occupied with business. and something else that she can't quite put a finger on. She's hoping a trip to London in Lusitania's lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect--but she can't ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander, and take charge of her own life. Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, that's her story. Tessa has never left the United States and her English accent is a hasty fake. She's really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But she's had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania, they'll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but Tess has the uneasy feeling there's something about this job that isn't as it seems. As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives. and history itself"-- Provided by publisher.

My heart belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado : Millie' s resolve

September 13, 2018
Jepson, Rebecca, author.
©2018
411 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

In times gone by

September 13, 2018
Peterson, Tracie, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
443 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"After getting left at the altar in 1906, Kenzie Gifford flees to San Francisco, determined never to love again. When an earthquake strikes, Kenzie finds herself facing a hidden danger--and two men set on winning her heart. With her life--and heart--on the line, who can she trust?"-- Provided by publisher.

Ella : an Amish retelling of Cinderella

September 12, 2018
Price, Sarah, 1969- author.
©2018
381 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Be kind and have faith." Ella Troyer strives to abide by her mother's final words, although life in the small Amish town of Echo Creek isn't always easy. Her new stepmother, Linda, treats her coldly, and her two stepsisters, Drusilla and Anna, delight in gossip and laziness. After her father's death, Ella's stepsisters are free to attend youth singings while Ella stays at home to manage the household chores, rarely seeing another soul. Until one day, while running an errand, she has a chance meeting with a young Amish man from a nearby town. Drusilla and Anna are full of admiration for charming, affluent newcomer Johannes Wagler, and Linda hopes to ensnare him as a husband for one of her girls--while keeping Ella out of the way. As for Hannes, he longs to catch another glimpse of the mysterious young woman who can sing so sweetly and bake the most delicious pie he's ever sampled. Now, with a little help from some unlikely sources, Ella dares to hope she might find her heart's dearest wishes--for love, family, and a home of her own--coming true at last.

Texas free

September 11, 2018
Dailey, Janet, author.
©2018
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Rose Landro is on the run. Seeking refuge at the Rimrock Ranch, she is finally ready to claim the land her granddaddy left her and make a fresh start. But her return is rife with controversy when cattle begin disappearing - and a handsome menace named Tanner McCade starts watching Rose a little too closely. Could the new cowhand be connected to the men she's hiding from? Or is there another reason the rugged stranger is shadowing her every move?

Every time you go away

September 11, 2018
Harbison, Elizabeth M., author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
391 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: St. Martin's Press.
"Three years after her husband's death, Willa returns to the beach house where he passed in Ocean City, Maryland, to sell it, but Ben's ghost keeps reappearing. Willa invites their son, her best friend, and her friend's daughter for one last summer at the beach as she says goodbye to her husband and reconnects with her son"-- Provided by publisher.

A simple singing

September 10, 2018
Gould, Leslie, 1962- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
"Marie Bachmann has always been the good Amish daughter. But when two men, a Mennonite farmhand and a bishop's rebellious son, show interest in her, she finds herself at a crossroads. Traveling to Florida and back, she grapples with her heart, finding inspiration and hope for the future in the story of a brave Civil War era ancestor"-- Provided by publisher.

True heart's desire

September 10, 2018
Fyffe, Caroline, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
415 pages (large print) : map ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Amazon Publishing.
Four sisters move to Eden, Colorado after their father's death. How does one choose between the life she has and the life she wants? Especially when she's so utterly vexed by the handsome scoundrel who's just arrived in Eden. Rhett Laughlin intends to fulfill a dream and open a profitable restaurant in the growing town. Instead, he's marched right into trouble with one of Eden's most eligible bachelorettes. But as much as Lavinia Brinkman is making things difficult, Rhett can't keep himself from thinking about her. With every spirited encounter, the animosity between Rhett and Lavinia is starting to look a lot like attraction.

The highwayman of Tanglewood

September 10, 2018
McClure, Marcia Lynn, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Distractions Ink.
"Chambermaid Faris Shayhan escapes from Tremeshton Manor to work for Lady Rockrimmon at Loch Loland Castle and encounters the rogue Highwayman of Tanglewood who steals her heart. When Lochlan Rockrimmon returns to the castle and protects her from Kade Tremshton, Faris must reconcile her love for the Highwayman with her growing attraction for the heir of Rockrimmon"-- Provided by publisher.

Her fear

September 10, 2018
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
335 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Avon Inspire.
"In New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray's novel of suspense in her Amish of Hart County series, an EMT falls for a woman with ties to an Amish community where people are dying similar, suspicious deaths"-- Provided by publisher.

Tempted by love : a Montana heat novel

September 4, 2018
Ryan, Jennifer, 1973- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, [2018]
518 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"She was this Montana Man's greatest temptation...Alina Cooke--little sister of his two best friends--is the last woman DEA agent Jay Bennett should be waking up next to on the day of her brother's wedding. But their powerful attraction ignited a powder keg of desire, and their once simple friendship has just become impossibly complicated. Alina's always been steady, focused, and lived on the safe side of life. Jay is totally devoted to his dangerous job. She knows a future with him will be filled with worry that one day he won't come home. She's done it with her brothers. She's not sure she can face that uncertainty with the man she loves. Yet being in his arms is a bad idea they keep repeating, again and again. When Alina is run off the road, Jay fears his job has made her a target. But the threat in Alina's life is closer than they think. As the enemy gets more ruthless, Alina proves she's no easy target and Jay will do anything to bring them down. Because surviving and being together is the only thing that matters."--Back cover.

The lost for words bookshop

August 27, 2018
Butland, Stephanie, author.
©2018
451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you. Into her hiding place--the bookstore where she works--come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries. Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?"--Back cover.

Arms of mercy

August 27, 2018
Reid, Ruth, 1963- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Thomas Nelson.
Includes discussion questions.
"When Catherine's former boyfriend Elijah returns to their Amish community and her proposal to her current boyfriend is rejected, she leaves for Florida. Hoping the two-day bus trip will give him time to explain and win her back, Elijah joins her. When the bus has an accident and Catherine disappears, Elijah won't give up the hunt"-- Provided by publisher.

Every dog has his day

August 27, 2018
McKinlay, Jenn, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
454 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A stray kitten and a rambunctious poodle bring together a small-town bachelor and a single mother in Bluff Point, Maine.

The hope of Azure Springs

August 27, 2018
Fordham, Rachel, 1984- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
382 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Revell.
"Seven years ago, Em and her younger sister Lucy were separated when they rode the orphan train to Iowa. When her guardian is killed, Em, now nineteen, dreams of finding Lucy. For Azure Springs Sheriff Caleb Reynolds, securing justice for the waifish and injured Em is his job. It wasn't supposed to involve his heart"-- Provided by publisher.

The kiss quotient

August 27, 2018
Hoang, Helen, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
429 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Berkley Publishing Group.
"A thirty-year-old woman with Asperger's makes sense of her life using math, but one thing she can't handle is dating and the intimacy she feels it requires. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice--with a professional. She hires the perfect male escort who teaches her that love is the best kind of logic"-- Provided by publisher.

The patchwork bride

August 27, 2018
Dallas, Sandra, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
381 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: St. Martin's Press.
"Ellen is putting the finishing touches on a wedding quilt made from scraps of old dresses when the bride-to-be-her granddaughter June-unexpectedly arrives and announces she's calling off the marriage. With the tending of June's uncertain heart in mind, Ellen tells her the story of Nell, a Kansas-born woman who goes to the High Plains of New Mexico Territory in 1898 in search of a husband. Working as a biscuit-shooter, Nell falls for a cowboy named Buddy. She sees a future together, but she can't help wondering if his feelings for her are true. When Buddy breaks her heart, she runs away. In her search for a soul mate, Nell will run away from marriage twice more before finding the love of her life. It's a tale filled with excitement, heartbreak, disappointment, and self-discovery--as well as with hard-earned life lessons about love"--Dust jacket.

Say you're sorry

August 27, 2018
Leigh, Melinda, author.
©2017
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Seattle : Montlake Romance, [2017].
"Center Point Large Print edition romantic suspense."--Back cover.
"After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she's finally found peace and a promising career opportunity--until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder. Tessa was the ultimate girl next door, and the community is outraged by her death. But Morgan has known Nick for years and can't believe he's guilty, despite the damning evidence stacked against him. She asks her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, for help. Taking on the town, the police, and a zealous DA, Morgan and Lance plunge into the investigation, determined to find the real killer. But as they uncover secrets that rock the community, they become targets for the madman hiding in plain sight."

Tempest

August 27, 2018
Jenkins, Beverly, 1951- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
380 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Avon Books.
"Regan Carmichael--an independent spirit equally at home in denims and dresses--travels to Wyoming to be the mail-order bride for Dr. Colton Lee--a widower who insists he only wants someone to care for his daughter. Despite family disapproval and an unseen enemy, Colt will soon risk all to make this marriage a true union"-- Provided by publisher.

Surrender to me

August 22, 2018
Hill, Donna (Donna O.), author.
©2017
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Synopsis: "No woman has ever caught him...until now Rafe Lawson is driven by two things: his music and living a life away from the influence of his powerful senator father. The woman he meets at a high-profile family celebration won't change his playboy ways. Still, Rafe is intrigued by the stunning Secret Service agent who never mixes business and pleasure. He has no choice but to jet to DC and use his legendary Lawson power of seduction to win over Avery Richards. The first female in her family to rise up the ranks of high-level government security, Avery is comfortable flying halfway across the world at a moment's notice. But her desire for the sax-playing heir to a political dynasty creates more tension than being on presidential detail. Their fathers are enemies who share a long, bitter history. When Avery falls for Rafe, her loyalty to her family is tested and Rafe's contentious feud with his father could cost them everything. They must now decide what's most important--the life they've always lived or the one they can possibly make together."-- Provided by publisher.

A daring venture

August 22, 2018
Camden, Elizabeth, 1948- author.
©2018
499 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
In early 1900s New York, biochemist Doctor Rosalind Werner works to champion a water delivery technology that will fight water-borne illnesses. The fight brings her into contact, and conflict, with newly appointed Commissioner of Water, Nicholas Drake. They wage a public battle over the water controversy-- and a private war against their own attractions. When Rosaline becomes the target of an unknown enemy, the stakes may include her life.

Edenbrooke

August 22, 2018
Donaldson, Julianne, author.
Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. Thinking she'll be able to relax and enjoy her beloved English countryside while her sister snags the handsome heir of Edenbrooke, Marianne finds that even the best laid plans can go awry. From a terrifying run-in with a highwayman to a seemingly harmless flirtation, Marianne finds herself embroiled in an unexpected adventure filled with enough romance and intrigue to keep her mind racing. Will Marianne be able to rein in her traitorous heart, or will a mysterious stranger sweep her off her feet? Fate had something other than a relaxing summer in mind when it sent Marianne to Edenbrooke" -- Amazon.com.

Would-be wilderness wife

August 22, 2018
Scott, Regina, 1959- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2018.
385 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Drew Wallin's youngest brother is determined to see him married--so he kidnaps Drew a prospective bride. Not only is Catherine Stanway beautiful, but she's a nurse who can help their ailing mother. Drew doesn't have time for distractions--he's too busy watching over his fatherless siblings. Yet he's drawn to this woman who carries loss and pain equal to his own. Catherine has traveled West to use her nursing skills to save lives, not to find a husband. She knows if she gives in to Drew's matchmaking family, she'll be risking her already bruised heart. But maybe it's time she takes the ultimate risk to win the groom she didn't know she wanted!"-- Provided by publisher.

Ike and Kay

August 22, 2018
MacManus, James, author.
©2018
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Dance with me

August 22, 2018
Dailey, Janet, author.
©2004
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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