New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

May 22, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Secret millionaire for the surrogate

May 21, 2019
Alward, Donna, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
They met at a wedding... Will they say 'I do'? It's wedding photographer Harper's job to capture other people's happy-ever-afters, but she doesn't believe in one for herself. Until she meets ruggedly gorgeous best man Drew... Having offered to be a surrogate for her best friend, Harper tries to fight their instant chemistry, but Drew sneaks past her defences. She's about to learn that this extraordinary man has an extraordinary secret!

My bought virgin wife

May 21, 2019
Crews, Caitlin, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
She's mine... but will her innocence break all my rules? I've never wanted anything like I want heiress Imogen Fitzalan. I married her to secure my empire but my untouched wife has ignited an undeniable hunger in me. Desire beyond reason wasn't my plan, yet now I have a new aim: to strip away her obedience, and replace it with a fierce passion to match my own...

The secret kept from the Italian

May 21, 2019
Hewitt, Kate, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The Italian's ruthless vow: he will claim his one-night baby! Looking up from the table she's serving, waitress Maisie Dobson is horrified to meet the intense gaze of Antonio Rossi, merciless billionaire and father of her child! Rejected after one mind-blowing night, Maisie kept her unexpected pregnancy a secret. Antonio's determined to claim his daughter, but their connection reminds Maisie that she still has to protect her heart -- because billionaires don't wed waitresses... do they?

A diamond for the single mum

May 21, 2019
Meier, Susan, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
From billionaire bachelor to doting daddy? In this Manhattan Babies story, Seth McCallan is committed to being a bachelor - until his best friend's widow Harper crashes into his world. Discovering Harper's been left with nothing, Seth resolves to put things right. Even if that means Harper - and her baby daughter - moving in. Even if that means a pram in his penthouse. Even if that means awakening a dangerous longing to stand by her side, now and always...

The spaniard's untouched bride

May 21, 2019
Yates, Maisey, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
To save her inheritance... his price is marriage! Camilla Alvarez refuses to abandon her beloved horses when formidable tycoon Matias Navarro acquires her family's renowned rancho. Instead, she disguises herself as his stable boy! Yet when Camilla's charade is discovered, Matias offers her an even more shocking role -- as his wife! Innocent Camilla is transformed into a bride deserving of his diamonds, but their convenient marriage is transformed by the scalding heat of their wedding night....

The Yankee widow

May 16, 2019
Miller, Linda Lael, author.
©2019
651 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Caroline, the young wife and childhood sweetheart of Jacob, who together live on a farm raising their daughter, Rachel, just outside of Gettysburg. When Jacob joins the Northern army to do his duty and help save the Union, no one anticipates he will not return. Caroline gets news that he is wounded and has been taken to Washington, DC, with his regiment, and so she must find her way there and navigate the thousands of other wounded soldiers to find him"--From publisher's description.

The summer cottage

May 15, 2019
Shipman, Viola, author.
©2019
539 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes an excerpt from The heirloom garden.
"A novel"--Jacket.
"Adie Lou Kruger's ex never understood her affection for what her parents called their Cozy Cottage, the charming, ramshackle summer home--complete with its own set of rules for relaxing--that she's inherited on Lake Michigan. But despite the fact she's facing a broken marriage and empty nest, and middle age is looming in the distance, memories of happy childhoods on the beach give her reason for hope. She's determined not to let her husband's affair with a grad student reduce her to a cliché, or to waste one more minute in a career she doesn't love, so it becomes clear what Adie Lou must do: rebuild her life and restore her cottage shingle by shingle, on her terms.But converting the beloved, weather-beaten structure into a bed-and-breakfast isn't quite the efficient home-reno experience she's seen on TV. Pushback from Saugatuck's contentious preservation society, costly surprises and demanding guests were not part of the plan. But as the cottage comes back to life, Adie Lou does, too, finding support in unexpected places and a new love story on the horizon. One cottage rule at a time, Adie Lou reclaims her own strength, history and joy by rediscovering the magic in every sunset and sandcastle"--Provided by publisher.

Sunset beach

May 15, 2019
Andrews, Mary Kay, 1954- author.
©2019
691 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach - it comes with a twist. Drue Campbell's life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn't seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother's funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he's remarried - to Drue's eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they're offering her a job. It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance - her grandparents' beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions. With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spending her days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father's firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may - or may not - involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there's a storm on the horizon."--Dust jacket flap.

Tightrope

May 15, 2019
Quick, Amanda, author.
©2019
461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Former trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn moved to Burning Cove to reinvent herself, but things are not going well. After spending her entire inheritance on a mansion with the intention of turning it into a bed-and-breakfast, she learns too late that the villa is said to be cursed. When the first guest, Dr. Norman Pickwell, is murdered by his robot invention during a sold-out demonstration, rumors circulate that the curse is real. In the chaotic aftermath of the spectacle, Amalie watches as a stranger from the audience disappears behind the curtain. When Matthias Jones reappears, he is slipping a gun into a concealed holster. It looks like the gossip that is swirling around him is true—Matthias evidently does have connections to the criminal underworld. Matthias is on the trail of a groundbreaking prototype cipher machine. He suspects that Pickwell stole the device and planned to sell it. But now Pickwell is dead and the machine has vanished. When Matthias's investigation leads him to Amalie's front door, the attraction between them is intense, but she knows it is also dangerous. Amalie and Matthias must decide if they can trust each other and the passion that binds them, because time is running out."--Inside dust jacket.

The view from Alameda Island

May 15, 2019
Carr, Robyn, author.
©2019
479 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"From the outside looking in, Lauren Delaney has a life to envy--a successful career, a solid marriage to a prominent surgeon and two beautiful daughters who are off to good colleges. But on her twenty-fourth wedding anniversary Lauren makes a decision that will change everything. Facing an uncertain future, Lauren discovers an inner strength she didn't know she had as she fights for the love and happiness she deserves"--Provided by publisher.

A welcome at our door

May 15, 2019
Clipston, Amy, author.
©2019
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In the final installment of Amy Clipston's Amish Homestead series, Cindy Riehl finds herself searching outside of her community for fulfillment and, with the help of a special friend, realizes what she was looking for was right in front of her all along"-- Provided by publisher.

On a summer tide

May 14, 2019
Fisher, Suzanne Woods, author.
©2019
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes recipe (pages 445-446) and Discussion Questions (pages 447-449).
"When her father buys an island off the coast of Maine with the hope of breathing new life into it, Camden Grayson thinks he's lost his mind. An unexpected event sends Cam to his rescue, and she discovers the island has its own way of living and loving" -- Provided by publisher.

Driftwood Bay

May 14, 2019
Hannon, Irene, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
448 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Revell, a division of Baker Publish Group.
"Jeannette Mason swore off relationships of any kind when she moved to Hope Harbor to start a new life--but a single dad with a grieving little girl and an unruly pup may test that resolve"-- Provided by publisher.

Justice delivered

May 13, 2019
Bradley, Patricia, 1945- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
509 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
"In a desperate search for her kidnapped niece, Carly Smith comes face to face with her sister's killer and must decide whether to trust her ex-boyfriend, officer Logan Donovan, when he steps in to help"-- Provided by publisher.

The lieutenant's nurse

May 13, 2019
Ackerman, Sara, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
439 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Harlequin Books S.A.
Includes discussion questions.
"November, 1941. She's never even seen the ocean before, but Eva Cassidy has her reasons for making the crossing to Hawaii, and they run a lot deeper than escaping a harsh Michigan winter. Newly enlisted as an Army Corps nurse, Eva is stunned by the splendor she experiences aboard the steamship SS Lurline; even more so by Lt. Clark Spencer, a man she is drawn to but who clearly has secrets of his own. But Eva's past - and the future she's trying to create - means that she's not free to follow her heart. Clark is a navy intelligence officer, and he warns her that the United States won't be able to hold off joining the war for long, but nothing can prepare them for the surprise attack that will change the world they know."-- Provided by publisher.

Blessing in disguise : a novel

May 8, 2019
Steel, Danielle.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019] ©2019
335 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Isabelle McAvoy (58), private art consultant in New York City. The first half of the book focuses on her past, having three daughters with three different men and following her through each of those relationships. Her first love was a reclusive American living in France, much older than her, who was always a part of their daughter's life, though they never married. Her second husband went to prison for fraud when Isabelle was pregnant with her second daughter. And her third husband, her true love, drowned tragically a few months after their wedding. When the narrative switches back to present-day, Isabelle learns that she's losing her sight and hires an assistant. She bonds with each of her daughters, one in India, one in New York, and one in Tuscany, and falls in love with her assistant, Jack. She also reconnects with the son she gave up for adoption when she was 15 and her family grows stronger than ever.

The trouble with vampires

May 2, 2019
Sands, Lynsay, author.
©2019
467 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
For close to three thousand years the imposing, impossibly handsome Santo Notte has fought in armies across the world and battled his own, more personal enemies. Of all the places he might expect to encounter his life mate, a quiet corner of upstate New York doesn't seem likely. But as soon as he makes contact with history professor Petronella Stone, while hunting down a suspected rogue immortal, he knows that she will be the greatest adventure of his eternal life. He expects her to be surprised, confused, even overwhelmed. What he doesn't expect is that Pet has a secret history of her own. There's no mistaking the mind-blowing, mutual pleasure they share. But as Pet struggles to protect her nephew from a danger lurking too close to home, Santo realizes there's another threat to her safety, him. And claiming their passionate future will be impossible until he leaves his past behind, forever.

Breach of trust

May 2, 2019
Dylan, Rachel, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When corporate litigator Mia Shaw's colleague is brutally murdered, she vows to make the killer pay. The accused is a friend of Noah Ramirez, who knows something doesn't add up. Can he convince her that the killer is still on the loose--and protect her from growing threats?"--Provided by publisher.

I'll be seeing you

May 2, 2019
Carlson, Melody, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
392 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"December 7, 1941, San Francisco is on high alert following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Mulligan family is grappling with the news that Peter, beloved son and brother, is among the missing. Each of the Mulligan sisters strives to find her place and love in the rapidly changing world in the early days of World War II"--Provided by publisher.

The Italian's inherited mistress

April 26, 2019
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
From untouched virgin... To the Italian's mistress! Yearning for a fresh start, Isla Stewart escapes to her recently inherited Sicilian villa. The last person she expects to meet there is Alissandru Rossetti, the ruthless billionaire who once helicoptered into her life and changed it irrevocably with his sizzling seduction! Alissandru wants what's rightfully his - Isla's inheritance. But, with the attraction between them as scorching as ever, what Alissandru wants more is Isla... back in his bed!

An innocent, a seduction, a secret

April 26, 2019
Green, Abby, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The virgin's Christmas surrender... And a life-changing consequence! When brooding Argentinian Seb Rivas spies elfin Edie Munroe's talent for lavish interior decoration he makes her an irresistible job offer - to spend the festive season decorating his opulent home, no expense spared! Their desire flares hotly and, when they're snowed in together, Edie becomes the sensual gift Seb wishes to unwrap. But in taking her innocence he doesn't realise their overwhelming passion could have shocking results...

The billionaire's Christmas cinderella

April 26, 2019
Marinelli, Carol, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
She's as pure as winter snow... Can her innocence redeem him? Charismatic Manhattan tycoon Abe Devereux is famed for his cold heart. Meeting compassionate nanny Naomi, who's determined to see the good in him, is a novelty - as is the potency of their undeniable connection! Abe's notoriously merciless, and he wants this shy Cinderella between his sheets by Christmas. But will seducing gentle Naomi be Abe's biggest risk or his greatest chance of redemption?

CEO's marriage miracle

April 26, 2019
Pembroke, Sophie, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The CEO's contract... To save his marriage! In this The Cattaneos' Christmas Miracles story, Sebastian's greatest mistake was watching his wife walk away with their young child. Now he has until Christmas to win Maria back. To prove his workaholic ways are behind him, Sebastian signs a new contract - complete with date night clauses and family time amendments! Will it be enough to get this CEO back with his family for Christmas and for ever?

The virgin's Sicilian protector

April 26, 2019
Shaw, Chantelle, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
He'll protect her with his life... and worship her with his body! Hired to keep heiress Arianna Fitzgerald safe, wealthy bodyguard Santino Vasari is expecting to meet a pampered princess. But beautiful Arianna intrigues him with her hidden vulnerability and captivates him with her spirit! Alone in Santino's secluded Sicilian farmhouse, they find their simmering sexual tension electric. And when Santino discovers just how innocent Arianna is, resisting temptation becomes an impossible challenge...

Forever and forever : the courtship of Henry Longfellow and Fanny Appleton

April 23, 2019
Kilpack, Josi S., author.
©2016
485 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A historical proper romance" --Cover.
1836. Fanny Appleton, privileged daughter of a wealthy, upper-class Boston industrialist, is touring Europe with her family. She enjoys the fine clothes, food, and company of the elite social circles-- but is also drawn to education, literature, and more intellectual pursuits. Published author and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is also touring Europe. Recently widowed, he is gathering research for a new publication that he hopes will secure his professorship at Harvard College. He sees in Fanny a kindred spirit, a lover of language and literature and high ideals. Can such a relationship ever thrive?

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