New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

May 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Radiant angel

May 28, 2015
DeMille, Nelson.|4aut
New York : Grand Central Pub., 2015.
456 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"A John Corey novel"--Jacket.
After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, life seems to be getting quieter for maverick Federal Agent John Corey. Professionally sidelined, away from his wife, and partnered up with a young, good-looking rookie named Tess, Corey is saddled with a dead-end job running easy surveillance on a group of Russian U.N. delegates in New York City. But then his subjects slip the net, Tess starts acting suspiciously, and an old, dangerous foe reappears. With Russia resurgent and a clear and present danger in his own back yard, suddenly Corey's life hits the fast lane once again.

Limestone gumption : a Brad Pope and Sisterfriends mystery

May 28, 2015
Robinson, Bryan E.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
473 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
When psychologist Brad Pope returns to his hometown to confront his long-lost father, he becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a cave diver. In Whitecross, Florida, townsfolk die of natural causes, not murder. Until now. And Brad's hopes of settling things with his father and reconnecting with his cantankerous Grandma Gigi are hindered both by his father's whereabouts and by the sinister secrets of Grandma Gig's Women's Preservation Club.

With autumn's return

May 28, 2015
Cabot, Amanda, 1948-
©2014
559 pages (large print) : map ; 22 cm.
1887, Wyoming Territory. Elizabeth Harding arrives in Cheyenne to establish her medical practice thanks to the wooing of her two older sisters who extolled the beauty of the land. She's certain she'll have a line of patients eager for her expertise and gentle bedside manner. However, she soon discovers the town and its older doctor may not welcome a new physician. Even more frustrating, the handsome young attorney next door may not be ready for the idea of a woman doctor. For his part, Jason Nordling has nothing against women, but he's promised himself that the woman he marries will be a full-time mother. Despite their firm principles, Elizabeth and Jason find that mutual attraction -- and disdain from the community -- is drawing them ever closer. And when the two find themselves working to save the life and tattered reputation of a local woman, they'll have to decide how far they're willing to go to find justice -- and true love.

Princess ever after

May 28, 2015
Hauck, Rachel, 1960-
©2014
547 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regina Beswick never dreamed of faraway places. She's happy with her life as a classic car mechanic and owner of a restoration shop. But an unexpected visitor and the discovery of a fairytale drawn by her great-grandma causes Regina to wonder if she might be destined for something more... Tanner Burkhardt, Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg, must convince the strong-willed Southern belle that she is his country's long-lost princess. Failure could destroy his reputation and change his nation forever. As Regina and Tanner face the challenges before them, neither are prepared for love to invade their hearts and change every thing they believe about themselves. However, when a royal opponent nearly destroys Regina's future, she must lean into God and trust He has sovereignly brought her to her true and final destiny.

A moment in time

May 28, 2015
Peterson, Tracie.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Unabridged."--Title page verso.
Alice Chesterfield is a woman pursued. Having survived an attack that left her scarred and her father dead, she is never free from the fear and memories of the man who is responsible. Texas seems to be an answer to Alice's prayers, and when she has the opportunity to relocate to a ranch near Dallas, Robert Barnett captures her attention. Unlike any man Alice has ever known, Robert doesn't worry about the obstacles that stand in their way -- and he hardly seems to notice the scar she bears. But there are storm clouds gathering; devastating information about her family comes to light, threatening Alice's peaceful sanctuary. Disillusioned, Alice must learn to place her trust in God as she seeks a measure of peace for her future... and for her heart.

The shadow of His wings : 1861-1863, adventure and romance thrive during the War Between the States

May 28, 2015
Morris, Gilbert.
©1994
423 pages (large print) : genealogical table ; 22 cm.
Lowell Rocklin accepts a challenge to help the South build a balloon for use in military strategy. His efforts are aided by Rooney Smith, a young woman whose ingenuity proves invaluable. Suddenly, double tragedy strikes: Seriously injured in battle, Lowell must also suffer with his discovery of the tragic truth about Rooney -- the woman he has come to love.

The Pelican bride

May 28, 2015
White, Beth, 1957-
©2014
551 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
It is 1704 when Genevieve Gaillain and her sister board a French ship headed for the Louisiana colony as mail-order brides. Both have promised to marry one of the rough-and-tumble Canadian men in this New World in order to escape religious persecution in the Old World. Genevieve knows life won't be easy, but at least here she can establish a home and family without fear of beheading. But when she falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer whose courageous stand for fair treatment of native peoples has made him decidedly unpopular in the young colony, Genevieve realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace. And a secret she harbors could mean the undoing of the colony itself.

The butterfly and the violin

May 28, 2015
Cambron, Kristy, author.
©2014
509 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile. Her desire for distraction reignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a young girl -- a painting of a young violinist with piercing blue eyes. In her search for the painting, Sera crosses paths with William Hanover -- the grandson of a wealthy California real estate mogul -- who may be the key to uncovering the hidden masterpiece. Together Sera and William slowly unravel the story behind the painting's subject: Austrian violinist Adele Von Bron. A darling of the Austrian aristocracy of 1942, talented violinist, and daughter to a high-ranking member of the Third Reich, Adele risks everything when she begins smuggling Jews out of Vienna. In a heartbeat, her life of prosperity and privilege dissolves into a world of starvation and barbed wire. As Sera untangles the secrets behind the painting, she finds beauty in the most unlikely of places: the grim camps of Auschwitz and the inner recesses of her own troubled heart.

Finding love at home : the Beiler Sisters

May 28, 2015
Eicher, Jerry S., author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
481 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
All Debbie Watson wanted to do was join the Amish and live a simpler life. But when she moved in with her Amish neighbors, the Beiler family, she had no idea the turmoil that lay ahead. Now Debbie is poised to marry Alvin Knepp, the Amish farmer she's loved all along. Ida Beiler is recovering from the tragic loss of her husband-to-be in a farming accident, while her younger sister Lois is still running away from her faith. Debbie takes it all in stride as she brings calm to the sorrowing Beiler family while finding happiness with the young man of her dreams.

Tried & true

May 28, 2015
Connealy, Mary, author.
©2014
395 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Kylie Wilde is the youngest sister -- and the most civilized. Her older sisters might be happy dressing in trousers and posing as men, but Kylie has grown her hair long and wears skirts every chance she gets. It's a risk -- they are homesteading using the special exemptions they earned serving in the Civil War as "boys" -- but Kylie plans to make the most of the years before she can sell her property and return to the luxuries of life back East. Local land agent Aaron Masterson is fascinated with Kylie from the moment her long hair falls from her cap. But now that he knows her secret, can he in good conscience allow her to defraud the U.S. government? And when someone tries to force Kylie off her land, does he have any hope of convincing her that marrying him and settling on the frontier is the better option for her future?

At Bluebonnet Lake

May 28, 2015
Cabot, Amanda, 1948- author.
©2014
543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Marketing maven Kate Sherwood's world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is slow down to a crawl at Rainbow's End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. But she cannot deny her ailing grandmother's request to visit the place where she and her deceased husband spent one glorious week (albeit fifty years ago). There Kate meets Greg Vange, the resort's handyman. But there's more to Greg than meets the eye -- billions more, in fact, as he recently sold his successful software company and is at the resort in search of what's next for his life. Kate isn't looking for romance, but she can't deny the sparks of attraction that fly every time she and Greg are together. She even starts to see potential in the rundown resort. Could there be a future there? Or will Kate's long-sought promotion take her back to the big city?

Wall of fire : 1863-1864

May 28, 2015
Morris, Gilbert.
©1995
525 pages (large print) : genealogical tables ; 23 cm.
While the armies of the North and South march to wage the Battle of Gettysburg, Mark Rocklin lies dying. His wish to be reunited with his estranged daughter comes true when a young blockade runner tracks her down. But the plot thickens when Allyn learns she must be married to inherit her father's estate.

Full steam ahead

May 28, 2015
Witemeyer, Karen, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston, Texas, to find her father deathly ill. Though she loves him, Nicole's father has always focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run Renard Shipping. Vowing to find a suitable husband to give her father the heir he desires before it's too late, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure as her dowry: the highly coveted Lafitte Dagger. But her father's rivals come after the dagger, forcing a change in Nicole's plans. After a boiler explosion aboard the Louisiana nearly took his life, Darius Thornton has been a man obsessed. He will do anything to stop even one more steamship disaster. Even if it means letting a female secretary into his secluded world. Nicole is determined not to let her odd employer scare her off with his explosive experiments, yet when respect and mutual attraction grow between them, a new fear arises. How can she acquire an heir for her father when her heart belongs to another? And when her father's rivals discover her hiding place, will she have to choose between that love and her family's legacy?

Stars in their courses : the Appomattox Saga, 1863-1864

May 28, 2015
Morris, Gilbert.
©1995
477 pages (large print) : genealogical table ; 23 cm.
Frank Rocklin avoids formal conscription into the Federal army only to serve the North as a spy in a theater troupe touring behind enemy lines. Family loyalties are torn as they accuse him of being a Southern sympathizer. But will his love for a Southern actress or his duty to his country prevail?

Chariots in the smoke : 1863-1864

May 28, 2015
Morris, Gilbert, author.
©1997
447 pages (large print) : genealogical tables ; 23 cm.
David Rocklin enlists in the Confederate army to impress a young woman, but his aspirations crumble when he realizes he does not have the courage to be a soldier. Afraid for his life, David runs away from the army, only to face deteriorating health. When doctors are unable to diagnose his problem, he decides that it would be better to die quickly in battle than slowly of disease. He returns to battle and becomes a hero -- surviving the assaults he hoped would kill him. Soon after, David finds his illness was the result of the guilt he felt for deserting. Will he have the courage to continue as a hero, or will he shrink from battle again?

A matter of heart

May 28, 2015
Peterson, Tracie, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
429 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Texas born and raised Jessica Atherton is a wealthy young woman whose heart was broken when the man she intended to marry wedded another. But her world is upended when two men come into her life and both manage to stir her heart. Harrison Gable is a rich young lawyer who intends to travel the world and live a life of opulence. His ambitions match Jessica's dreams, but her heart has begun to change. Austin Todd, former Secret Service agent, enjoys working now as a Texas Ranger cattle inspector. But learning of forged gold certificates and missing printing plates, he's drawn back into the world of intrigue and agrees to help solve the case. Austin is well-thought-of and admired in the community. Jessica is drawn to his kind nature and the unspoken pain she sees in his eyes. Will Jessica choose financial security or follow her heart?

The lady and the officer

May 28, 2015
Ellis, Mary, 1951- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
583 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Serving for a brief time as a nurse after the devastating battle of Gettysburg, Madeline Howard saves the life of Elliot Haywood, a colonel in the Confederate Home Guard. But even though Maddy makes her home in the South, her heart and political sympathies belong to General James Downing, a soldier from the North. However, Colonel Haywood has never forgotten the beautiful nurse, and when he unexpectedly meets her again in Richmond, he is determined to win her. But while rubbing elbows with army officers and cavalry generals and war department officials in her aunt and uncle's palatial home, Maddy overhears plans for a Confederate attack in northern Virginia. She knows passing along this information may save the life of her beloved James, but at what cost? Can she really betray the trust of her family and friends? Maddy's heart is pulled between wanting to be loyal to those who care for her and wanting to help the man she believes is on the right side of the conflict. Two men love her. Will her faith in God show her the way to a bright future, or will her choices bring a devastation of their own?

Witness in heaven : 1863-1864

May 28, 2015
Morris, Gilbert, author.
©1998
491 pages (large print) : genealogical tables ; 22 cm.
It's such a peaceful February in the Rockies, no one realizes that hundreds are still dying as the Civil War rages on. Nothing could convince Charlene Peace, half Crow Indian, to leave her mountain home -- until handsome Boone Manwaring delivered his earth-shattering news. Charlene and Boone travel South toward Richmond, site of the heaviest fighting, and begin to understand the politics of war. As danger grows for Northerners in the South, they must decide if it's worth the risk to stay and fulfill their mission.

A place in his heart : [a novel]

May 28, 2015
DeMarino, Rebecca, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
England, 1630. Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Left at the altar and in disgrace, she's being pressured to marry the son of a London milliner. Puritan Barnabas Horton still grieves the loss of his beloved wife, but knows his two young sons need a mother. With tender hearts, Mary and Barnabas take a leap of faith and wed. But when Barnabas's plans to move to the New World to escape persecution come to light, Mary's world is upended. How can she leave her family? And will she ever reach the secret places of her husband's broken heart? (Based on the author's own family.)

Captured by love

May 28, 2015
Hedlund, Jody, author.
©2014
499 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Michigan Territory, 1814. The British Army has taken control of Michilimackinac Island and its fort, forcing American residents to swear an oath of loyalty to the British crown in order to retain their land. Fur trader Pierre Durant is a voyageur -- a fur trader who left his family home to find freedom and adventure. Pierre returns after five years to find the family farm a shambles and those he cares about starving, at the mercy of British invaders. Torn between the life he's grown used to and guilt over leaving his brother and mother, he's drawn back into the loyalist fight against the British -- and into a relationship with Angelique Mackenzie, a beautiful local girl who's been befriended by the daughter of the British commander. As tensions mount and the threat of violence increases, both Angelique and Pierre must decide where their loyalties rest, how far they will go to find freedom, and how much they will risk to find love.

Want, need, love

May 27, 2015
Bryant, Niobia.
©2014
361 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Wagon train reunion

May 27, 2015
Ford, Linda (Linda Carol)
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
391 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Journey west" -- Cover.

A murder of magpies

May 27, 2015
Flanders, Judith.
©2014
385 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Angelica's smile

May 27, 2015
Camilleri, Andrea.
©2014
315 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Winter chill

May 27, 2015
Fluke, Joanne, 1943-
©1984
393 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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