New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

January 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Huckleberry summer

January 27, 2015
Beckstrand, Jennifer.
521 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

Scorched eggs

January 27, 2015
Childs, Laura.
433 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

Night blindness

January 27, 2015
Strecker, Susan.
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A future as bright as the stars above the Connecticut shore lay before Jensen Reilly and her high school sweetheart, Ryder, until the terrible events of an October night left Jensen running from her family and her first love. Over the years that followed, Jensen buried her painful past, and now, married to a charismatic artist, she has created a new life far away from the unbearable secret of that night. When Jensen's father, Sterling, is diagnosed with a brain tumor, she returns to her childhood home for the first time in thirteen years, and the memories of her old life come flooding back along with the people she's tried to escape. Torn between her life in Santa Fe with her free-spirited husband, Nic, and the realization that it is time to face her past, Jensen must make a terrifying decision that threatens to change her life again--this time forever.

The dress shop of dreams

January 27, 2015
Praag, Menna van.
429 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

He's so fine

January 27, 2015
Shalvis, Jill.
409 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The mistress of Normandy

January 27, 2015
Wiggs, Susan.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015
643 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: The Lily and the Leopard. Wallington : Severn House, 1991.

The highlander next door

January 27, 2015
Chapman, Janet.
563 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Broken bonds

January 27, 2015
Harper, Karen (Karen S.)
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

If bread could rise to the occasion

January 27, 2015
Shelton, Paige.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
389 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A fresh school year begins as Gram and Betts anxiously await the arrival of their new crop of students. But their enthusiasm is thwarted when a stranger named Freddie O'Bannon arrives and claims to have proof that he was accepted to the school despite what is in their files. And when the ghost of Cylas Gent, a young man who might have a romantic past with Gram, also appears, there are suddenly two mysteries demanding their attention. But just as Gram and Bretts start sifting through the past, one of their new students is murdered.

For better or worsted

January 27, 2015
Hechtman, Betty.
Waterville, ME : Maine Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
407 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When Molly Pink is invited to a major society wedding, she expects some wedding drama. But at the reception, the wealthy groom ends up dancing with the grim reaper. The bride's mother is found holding the murder weapon, and, as the newest addition to a reality show, she's happy to fuel the media frenzy. But when it turns out that Thursday and her groom were on shaky ground, the blushing bride takes the spotlight as the prime suspect.

Standing tall : a Coyote Springs novel

January 26, 2015
Casper, K. N.
393 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Investigative journalist Rika Philips and her young daughter arrive in the laid-back West Texas town of Coyote Springs to relax for the summer while visiting Rika’s grandparents. Her vacation ends abruptly when Major Alex Huston enters the picture along with the troubling mystery of his top secret work at the nearby Air Force base. Is national security at risk or only Rika’s vow not to tangle with another love-’em-and-leave-’em fly boy? Rika’s instincts tell her the public needs to know what’s going on at the base, and she dives into an investigation. Alex is her sexy nemesis, but she’ll have to collaborate with him if she wants the story. Before long they’re flying in uncharted territory, fighting an attraction that doesn’t come with parachutes.

All's fair in love and cupcakes

January 26, 2015
St. Amant, Betsy.
493 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Kat Varland has had enough of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. At twenty-six years old, Kat is still living in the shadows of her family in Bayou Bend, Louisiana. Still working shifts at her Aunt Maggie’s bakery. Still wondering what to do with her passion for baking and her business degree. And still single. But when Lucas Brannen, Kat’s best friend, signs her up for a reality TV bake-off on Cupcake Combat, everything Kat ever wanted is suddenly dangled in front of her: creative license as a baker, recognition as a visionary and a job at a famous bakery in New York. As the competition heats up, Lucas realizes he might have made a huge mistake. As much as he wants the best for Kat, the only thing he wants for himself, her, is suddenly in danger of slipping away. The bright lights of reality cooking wars and the chance at a successful career dazzle Kat’s senses and Lucas is faced with a difficult choice: help his friend achieve her dreams or sabotage her chances to keep her in Louisiana.

Fifty shades of greyhound

January 26, 2015
Abbey, Sparkle.
281 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Caro Lamont, Laguna Beach's favorite pet therapist, is thrilled to support the elite fundraising gala for Greys Matter, a SoCal greyhound rescue group. All the guests in the couture-attired crowd are clad in varying shades of grey, the champagne and donations are flowing, and there are fifty gorgeous greyhounds in attendance. But before the evening ends, a stranger in their midst is dead. Caro sets out to help the rescue group find the identity of the mystery guest but soon finds herself in the doghouse with homicide detective, Judd Malone and federal agent, John Milner. When there's a second death, Caro is convinced she's on the track of someone who wants a secret to stay buried, but it's a race to see whether Caro can uncover the truth before the killer decides she's next.

Madame Picasso

January 26, 2015
Girard, Anne, author.
615 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes reader's guide and a conversation with Anne Girard.
"When Eva Gouel moves to Paris from the countryside, she is full of ambition and dreams of stardom. Though young and inexperienced, she manages to find work as a costumer at the famous Moulin Rouge, and it is here that she first catches the attention of Pablo Picasso, a rising star in the art world. A brilliant but eccentric artist, Picasso sets his sights on Eva, and Eva can't help but be drawn into his web. But what starts as a torrid affair soon evolves into what will become the first great love of Picasso's life."--P. [4] of cover.

Liberty : a redemption novel

January 26, 2015
Jamison, Ginger.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
409 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When Ryan Beecher returns home after a long deployment overseas, Lexy barely recognizes her husband. The man who left Texas for Afghanistan was cruel and abusive. The man who comes back to her is a badly injured stranger with amnesia—and no memory of their life together. Lexy can't believe how much Ryan has changed. The wounded marine is now gentle, caring and tender. And his touch awakens yearnings she's never felt before. As he takes them both to the point of no return, can Lexy trust this lover who seems to live only for her pleasure…as he seeks his salvation in her healing embrace?

Someone like you

January 26, 2015
Hailstock, Shirley.
269 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Pastor needs a boo

January 26, 2015
Bowen, Michele Andrea.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
651 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The bone clocks : a novel

January 26, 2015
Mitchell, David (David Stephen)
825 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A vast, intricate novel that weaves six narratives and spans from 1984 to the 2030s about a secret war between a cult of soul-decanters and a small group of vigilantes called the Night Shift who try to take them down. An up-all-night story that fluently mixes the super-natural, sci-fi, horror, social satire, and hearbreaking realism"-- Provided by publisher.

Gathering shadows

January 26, 2015
Mehl, Nancy.
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

A cry from the dust

January 26, 2015
Parks, Carrie Stuart.
489 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Keepers of the covenant

January 26, 2015
Austin, Lynn N.
663 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In one life-changing moment, the lives of the exiles in Babylon are thrown into despair when a decree from the king's palace calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire in less than one year. Ezra, a quiet but brilliant scholar, soon finds himself called upon to become the leader of his people. Forced to rally an army when all his training has been in the Torah, he struggles to bring hope in a time of utter despair, when dreams of the future--of family and love--seem impossible.

Surprised by love

January 26, 2015
Lessman, Julie, 1950-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
613 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When Megan McClare turns to Bram Hughes for support and advice, Bram develops a sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a kid sister. He advises forgiveness, but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man?

The golden hour

January 26, 2015
Moss, Todd.
421 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


January 26, 2015
Fesperman, Dan, 1955-
561 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Yarn to go

January 26, 2015
Hechtman, Betty, 1947-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When she inherits her aunt's yarn retreat business, dessert chef Casey Feldstein decides to host a scheduled retreat, even though she knows nothing about knitting, and she investigates when a retreat regular is murdered.

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