New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

September 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Map of the heart

September 22, 2017
Wiggs, Susan, author.
©2017
528 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Page [4] of cover.
"A novel"--Cover.
Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter, Julie, in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family's secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she's embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her. Camille, Julie, and Camille's father return to the French town of his youth, sparking unexpected memories-- recollections that will lead them back to the dark days of the Second World War. And it is in the stunning Provencal countryside that they will uncover their family's surprising history.

Blackmailed down the aisle

September 20, 2017
Fuller, Louise (Romance author), author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"What's it to be - me, or the police?" Out-of-work actress Daisy Maddox would do anything for her brother - even sneak into a sleek New York office to return the watch he stole from billionaire Rollo Fleming. When Rollo catches her red-handed, Daisy is completely at his mercy. But Rollo needs a wife to seal a deal, and events take a wild turn - he demands Daisy become his temporary wife! Swept into Rollo's world, Daisy's caught in an intense tangle of emotions. And with every searing kiss, Daisy's guard melts, as she discovers there are unexpected, pleasurable advantages to being blackmailed down the aisle.

Falling for the rebel princess

September 20, 2017
Darkins, Ellie, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Self-proclaimed "black sheep" Princess Charlie of Afland has worked long and hard to be taken seriously in the music industry, managing to keep her royal obligations, and her secret heartbreak, under the radar. Until one night in Vegas changes everything... Rockstar Joe Kavanagh gets more from his Vegas gig than he'd bargained for... a princess bride and a PR story to die for! As the initial attraction, which led them down the aisle, turns into something deeper, keeping their marriage strictly business proves increasingly difficult...!

His shy Cinderella

September 20, 2017
Hardy, Kate, 1966- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Racing driver Brandon Stone is intent on proving he has what it takes to run his family business - first stop: procuring rival race car designers the McKenzies. But shy Angel McKenzie has no intention of selling up! Angel has avoided the limelight most of her life. But with her family business under threat, she'll do anything it takes to save it. Working closely with Brandon ignites feelings she never knew existed ... he may be the last person she should ever date, but her heart is telling her to break the rules!

The innocent's shameful secret

September 20, 2017
Craven, Sara, 1938- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Claimed by his touch ... Left carrying his child! Alexis Constantinou haunts Selena Blake's every memory. Before his expert touch awakened her, she was nothing more than a naive schoolteacher. Now she dreams every night of his idyllic Mediterranean island, and the scorching affair that stole her innocence ... But their brief time together left Selena with a shameful secret. And when family duty calls her back to Greece, she must face the man whose caress branded her as his! Seeing Alexis once more, Selena cannot ignore their still-sizzling passion, but dare she reveal the truth shes hidden from the world - the secret Constantinou heir!

The magnate's tempestuous marriage

September 19, 2017
Lee, Miranda, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
282 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The perfect marriage ...? Mining magnate Scott McAllister thinks that inexperienced, biddable Sarah is the perfect wife. Until he's led to believe she's committed the ultimate betrayal! When he confronts her, Sarah's defiant response astounds Scott, sparking a desire to uncover these unseen passionate depths ... Sarah is furious Scott believed such lies, but even more furious that her body can't forget the seductive magic of his! The sheer power of their attraction and Scott's pull over her is overwhelming ... In this fight to save their marriage, their bed is the ultimate battleground! Unless Scott can persuade Sarah that surrender is more fun with two winners ...

Dinner at the center of the earth : a novel

September 19, 2017
Englander, Nathan, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
335 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Title from web page.
"The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges--a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined--a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong--who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner? A tour de force from one of America's most acclaimed voices in contemporary fiction"-- Provided by publisher.

A single spy

September 13, 2017
Christie, William, 1960- author.
©2017
603 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Alexsi Ivanovich Smirnov, an orphan and a thief, has been living by his wits and surviving below the ever-watchful eye of the Soviet system until his luck finally runs out. In 1936, at the age of 16, Alexsi is caught by the NKVD and transported to Moscow. There, in the notorious headquarters of the secret police, he is given a choice: be trained and inserted as a spy into Nazi Germany under the identity of his best friend, the long lost nephew of a high ranking Nazi official, or disappear forever in the basement of the Lubyanka. For Alexsi, it's no choice at all. Over the course of the next seven years, Alexsi has to live his role, that of the devoted nephew of a high Nazi official, and ultimately works for the legendary German spymaster Wilhelm Canaris as an intelligence agent in the Abwehr. All the while, acting as a double agent--reporting back to the NKVD and avoiding detection by the Gestapo. Trapped between the implacable forces of two of the most notorious dictatorships in history, and truly loyal to no one but himself, Alexsi's goal remains the same--survival. In 1943, Alexsi is chosen by the Gestapo to spearhead one of the most desperate operations of the war--to infiltrate the site of the upcoming Tehran conference between Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin, and set them up to be assassinated. For Alexsi, it's the moment of truth; for the rest of the world, the future is at stake"--Provided by publisher.

Spaceman of Bohemia

September 13, 2017
Kalfar, Jaroslav, author.
©2017
441 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Jakub Procházka has risen from small-time scientist to become the country's first astronaut. When a dangerous solo mission to Venus offers him both the chance at heroism he's dreamt of, and a way to atone for his father's sins as a Communist informer, he ventures boldly into the vast unknown. Alone in space, Jakub discovers a possibly imaginary giant alien spider, who becomes his unlikely companion. Over philosophical conversations about the nature of love, life and death, and the deliciousness of bacon, the pair form an intense and emotional bond. Will it be enough to see Jakub through a clash with secret Russian rivals and return him safely to Earth?

The world of tomorrow

September 13, 2017
Mathews, Brendan, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2017.
821 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Fleeing Ireland for New York City after stealing a small fortune from the IRA, three brothers immerse themselves in the cultural and political tensions of 1939, only to find their lives falling apart when they are tracked down by a hired assassin.

Bringing Maggie home

September 13, 2017
Sawyer, Kim Vogel, author.
©2017
565 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes readers guide.
"Ten-year-old Hazel takes her three-year-old sister to pick berries in a blackberry thicket in 1943, and only one of them comes home again. Young Hazel's world crumbles, the weight of the guilt from that colors every relationship in her life for the next seventy years. But now Hazel's granddaughter Meghan is a cold case agent and has an opportunity to investigate this very personal family mystery. What she uncovers could provide healing for three generations of women"-- Provided by publisher.

Gathering the threads

September 13, 2017
Woodsmall, Cindy, author.
©2017
551 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Finally back in the Old Order Amish world she loves, Will Ariana's new perspectives draw her family closer together-- or completely rip them apart? After months away in the Englisch world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected apprehension as she reconciles all she's learned from her biological parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community. Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help her navigate her new role amongst her people, Ariana's Daed doesn't understand why his sweet daughter is suddenly questioning his authority. What will happen if she sows seeds of unrest and rebellion in the entire family? Meanwhile, Skylar Nash has finally found her place among the large Brenneman family, but Ariana's arrival threatens to unravel Skylar's new identity--and her sobriety. Both Ariana and Skylar must discover the true cords that bind a family and community together and grasp tight the One who holds their authentic identities close to His heart.

God bless the broken road

September 13, 2017
Dornbush, Jennifer, 1971- author.
©2017
437 pages ; 23cm.
Amber Hill never imagined she would be a war widow and single mom. She's angry at God and unable to help her nine-year-old daughter Bree through her grief. Cody Jackson seems to have a death wish, the way he pushes his race car and his luck in every race. When he gets Bree to join in a car race for local youth, she finds a way to channel her grief into something good. Then he invites Amber and Bree to see him race. As they watch him narrowly escape a devastating crash, Amber decides it's better to be alone than feel that grief again.

Jane of Austin : a novel of sweet tea and sensiblity

September 13, 2017
Lodge, Hillary Manton, author.
©2017
503 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Just a few years after their father's business scandal shatters their lives, Jane and Celia Woodward are forced out of their San Francisco tea shop. Packing up their kid sister Margot and Jane's tea plants, they move to Austin, Texas, determined to start over again. But life in Austin isn't all sweet tea and breakfast tacos, and unspoken words begin to fester between the sisters. When Jane falls for musician Sean Willis, the chasm deepens. And while Sean charms everyone in his path, retired Marine Captain Callum Beckett seems to be immune"--Back cover.

The beloved Christmas quilt : three stories of family, romance, and Amish faith

September 13, 2017
©2017
517 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Luella's promise / Wanda E Brunstetter -- Karen's gift / Jean Brunstetter -- Roseanna's groom / Richelle Brunstetter.
"Readers will enjoy this gift of a brand new romance from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, along with stories by her daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Three generations of Pennsylvania Amish women are bound by an heirloom quilt embroidered with the scripture from Psalm 31:3, as told in three Christmas romances" Provided by publisher.

Cherished mercy

September 13, 2017
Peterson, Tracie, author.
©2017
443 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The Inspiring Conclusion to Tracie Peterson's Heart of the Frontier Series Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart's cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately, most of the settlers would rather the tribes were removed from the land completely, one way or the other, and tensions are rising. Mercy has grown tired of Oregon City and feels that she has a larger purpose in life, so when she learns that family friend Eletta Browning is pregnant, she travels south to the Rogue River Valley to help. At the Rogue River Mission, Mercy meets Eletta's brother-in-law, Adam, who has suffered a broken engagement. Mercy finds him attractive, but Adam seems determined to focus on ministering to the local tribes and keeps Mercy at arm's length. When tragedy strikes and tensions in the territory reach the boiling point, Mercy is pushed to the limit of her strength. She and Adam must rely on their firm faith in God in order to make it out alive.

Gladden the heart

September 13, 2017
Newport, Olivia, author.
©2017
523 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When the lively fervor of revivalism endangers the staid customs of the Amish community in the lush but rugged Kishacoquillas Valley of central Pennsylvania in 1847, the Amish church must deal with a divisive question: What is a genuine spiritual experience? The question turns personal when Susanna's beloved cousin Noah begins preaching while under trances. Curious, she helps to keep Noah safe during his experiences. But Adam, Susanna's intended, feels pressure from the bishop to speak out against revivalism. Then Noah goes missing..."--Back cover.

My heart belongs in Ruby City, Idaho : Rebecca's plight

September 13, 2017
Dietze, Susanne, author.
©2017
433 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Looking forward to a quiet life and a full stomach, mail-order bride Rebecca Rice is pleased to a quiet life and a full stomach, mail-order bride Rebecca Rice is pleased to marry her inteneded, shopkeeper Theodore Fordham -until the justice of the peace calls him Thaddeus, preceded by the title Deputy. When the newlyweds realize they've married the wrong partners, an annulment seems in order. Rebecca's true intended is impatient to claim her, and she would never marry a lawman like her father. But when the legalities take longer than expected, Rebecca wonders if Tad wasn't the right husband for her all along..."--Back cover.

The writing desk

September 13, 2017
Hauck, Rachel, 1960- author.
©2017
581 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
It's 1902, and socialite Birdie Shehorn has spent four years at Wellesley instead of doing what's expected of her: finding an appropriately rich husband. So now her parents have arranged for her to marry. But Birdie wants to write, something women of the time aren't encouraged to do. In the present, Tenley Roth has penned a best-seller and become a star. She's expected to write a second, but she can't because she's been in a state of shock ever since her father's death. The mother who left her when Tenley was nine has asked her to move in with her and care for her through 12 weeks of chemo treatments. To top everything off, Tenley's boyfriend has surprised her with an insistent marriage proposal. Two strong women from two different eras, both writers facing unpleasant futures, share many similarities as they strive to achieve their goals regardless of any obstacles. And it all starts with a very special writing desk.

Cold hearted river

September 13, 2017
McCafferty, Keith, author.
©2017
501 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Sheriff Martha Ettinger reunites with once-again lover and sometime private detective Sean Stranahan to investigate the death of a woman who was stranded in a spring snowstorm. When a fly wallet is found in a pannier on the saddle of the woman's horse, the leather engraved with the initials EH, Stranahan shows the wallet to Patrick Willoughby, the president of the Madison River Liars and Fly Tiers Club. Only a few days before, Willoughby was approached by a man selling fishing gear that had belonged to a famous outdoorsman and writer. All the clues point to an obsession with Ernest Hemingway, and Sean soon finds himself on the trail of a missing steamer trunk rumored to contain not only the writer's valuable fly fishing gear, but perhaps even priceless samples of his unpublished work"--Provided by publisher.

Glass houses

September 13, 2017
Penny, Louise, author.
©2017
657 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache's own conscience is standing in judgment" -- provided by publisher.

Gone to dust

September 13, 2017
Goldman, Matt, 1962- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2017.
387 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Investigating a murder complicated by the killer's strategic approaches to confounding all possible DNA evidence, private detective Nils Shapiro is forced by FBI interference to secretly uncover the potentially shattering identity of a mysterious woman.

Murder in Saint-Germain

September 13, 2017
Black, Cara, 1951- author.
©2017
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Paris, July 1999: Private investigator Aimee Leduc is walking through Saint-Germain when she is accosted by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counterterrorism squad. Suzanne has just returned from the former Yugoslavia, where she was hunting down dangerous war criminals for the Hague. Back in Paris, Suzanne is convinced she's being stalked by a ghost--a Serbian warlord her team took down.

Storm cell

September 13, 2017
DuBois, Brendan, author.
©2016
449 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Felix is being charged for the brutal murder of a local businessman--witnesses place him at the location; the recovered murder weapon belonged to Felix; and his fingerprints are all over the crime scene. It seems to be the proverbial open-and-shut case, but Lewis refuses to believe his friend--even though Felix is a former enforcer for the Boston mob--was responsible As he engages in his one-man attempt to free his friend, two FBI agents come to him with disturbing news: they have word that unless Felix is freed from prison in just three days, he will be murdered while in custody. With time running out, the FBI nipping at his heels, and with Felix's own lawyer refusing to help, Lewis is on his own as he desperately tries to clear his friend's name before Felix departs prison . . . as a dead man.

The western star

September 13, 2017
Johnson, Craig, 1961- author.
©2017
403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Longmire Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph--along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement--hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge"-- Provided by publisher.

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