New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

July 26, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Skies of ash

July 25, 2016
Hall, Rachel Howzell, author.
577 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Los Angeles homicide detective Elouise "Lou" Norton and her partner, Colin Taggert, arrive at the scene of a tragic house fire. Juliet Chatman perished in the blaze, along with her two children. Left behind is grieving husband and father Christopher Chatman, hospitalized after trying to rescue his family. Chatman is devastated that he couldn't save them. Unless, of course, he's the one who killed them. Neighbors and family friends insist the Chatmans were living the dream. But Lou quickly discovers the reality was very different. The flames of adultery, jealousy, scandal, fraud, and disease had all but consumed the Chatmans' marriage before it went up in smoke. Lou's own marriage hangs by a thread. Soured by the men in her life, Lou is convinced that Chatman started the fire. Her colleagues worry that her personal issues are obscuring her judgment. With very little evidence regarding the fire--and rising doubts about her husband's commitment to monogamy--Lou feels played by all sides. Was the fire sparked by a serial arsonist known as The Burning Man? Or by the Chatmans' son, who regularly burned his father's property? Searching for justice through the ashes of a picture-perfect family, Lou doesn't know if she will catch an arsonist or be burned in the process. --Provided by publisher.

The real Mrs. Price

July 25, 2016
Mason, J. D., author.
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Lucy Price is living the American dream. She has been married to her successful husband and businessman, Edward Price for a year and couldn't be happier until she learns that Eddie is a dangerously ruthless man, heavily involved in illegal activities that threaten not only her marriage, but her life. Eddie abruptly disappears, but not before warning Lucy that if she wants to keep breathing she'd better keep her mouth shut. Six months later, word of her husband surfaces when she learns that he is presumed murdered in a small Texas town, apparently killed by his "wife", Marlowe Price. Marlowe is no stranger to trouble. An outcast in her own community for being one of those "hoodoo women," who can curse you or cast you under her beguiling spell, Marlowe is shunned at every turn. Six months ago, a whirlwind romance in Mexico led Marlowe to marry the man she thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. For Marlowe and Eddie, there is no such thing as trouble in paradise. But late one night, when Marlowe witnesses her husband putting the body of a dead man in the trunk of his car, the illusion comes crashing down around her and she knows she has to move fast before the devil comes calling once again. Now, Lucy and Marlowe must come together to find out where and who Eddie really is, and help each other through the threat he poses. There's nothing more dangerous than a woman scorned ... except for two women scorned who are willing to put their pasts behind them and band together to take one bad man down.."--Provided by publisher.

Anchor in the storm

July 25, 2016
Sundin, Sarah, author.
547 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Nothing slows Lillian Avery down -- not her personal challenges and certainly not America's entry into World War II. She finally has a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The demands of her new job energize her. But society boy Ensign Archer Vandenberg's attentions only annoy -- even if he is her brother's best friend. During the darkest days of the war, Arch's destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves -- and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions Lillian has been filling? As the danger rises on both land and see, the two must work together to answer that question. But can Arch ever earn Lillian's trust and affection?" -- Back cover.

Burning proof

July 25, 2016
Cantore, Janice, author.
475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
After months of investigating the brutal homicide of a young girl, Detective Abby Hart finally has the evidence she needs. But when the arrest goes terribly wrong, Abby begins to doubt her future as a police officer. As she wrestles with conflicting emotions, old questions about the fire that took her parents' lives come back to haunt her. "There is proof." PI Luke Murphy can't stop thinking about what Abby's former partner, Asa Foster, mumbled just before he died. When he uncovers a clue to the murder of Abby's parents and his uncle, he's reluctant to tell Abby, despite his growing feelings for the beautiful detective. A decade-old abduction case brings Luke and Abby together, but will his secret tear them apart?

What happened on Beale Street

July 25, 2016
Ellis, Mary, 1951- author.
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Secrets of the South mysteries"--Cover.
A cryptic plea from a childhood friend sends Nate and Nicki Price from New Orleans to Memphis. They find signs of a struggle at Danny Andre's address-- and signs of a lifestyle not in keeping with the choirboy they fondly remember. Danny's sister, Isabelle, accepts their help reluctantly. Together they must rely on their faith-- and get beyond painful memories.

Like never before

July 25, 2016
Tagg, Melissa, author.
517 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Walker family" --Cover
In small-town Iowa, a newspaper editor and a political speechwriter who have both experienced heartbreak begin working together to save the local paper, butting heads at first but slowly kindling sparks of interest in each other"-- Provided by publisher.

From scratch

July 25, 2016
Hilbert, C. E. author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Maggie McKitrick loves everything about her new life in Gibson’s Run, Ohio—her charming bakery, her quirky customers, her distance from the past. Yes, she loves everything…except her new landlord. Police Chief Sean Taylor is like a piece of sand in an oyster—irritating, but with the promise of something beautiful. Despite Maggie’s self-imposed man-fast, she wonders what kind of treasure she and the lawman could create together. Sean Taylor likes to keep the peace, but his new tenant is making it nearly impossible to keep anything on an even keel—including his heart. Despite her sassy attitude, Sean is drawn to the beautiful pastry chef and has an overwhelming need to serve and protect her. As Maggie and Sean draw closer together, her long buried dreams about her life are reawakened into a hopeful prayer…until a threat from her past promises to destroy their future.

Promised to the crown

July 25, 2016
Runyan, Aimie K., author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
565 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
They are known as the filles du roi, or “King’s Daughters”—young women who leave prosperous France for an uncertain future across the Atlantic. Their duty is to marry and bring forth a new generation of loyal citizens. Each prospective bride has her reason for leaving—poverty, family rejection, a broken engagement. Despite their different backgrounds, Rose, Nicole, and Elisabeth all believe that marriage to a stranger is their best, perhaps only, chance of happiness.

Speakers of the dead

July 25, 2016
Sanders, J. Aaron, author.
433 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A Walt Whitman mystery"--Cover.

The infidel stain

July 25, 2016
Carter, Miranda, 1965- author.
625 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The heart

July 25, 2016
Kerangal, Maylis de, author.
347 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Fogged Inn

July 25, 2016
Ross, Barbara, 1953- author.
379 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

The moon in the palace

July 25, 2016
Randel, Weina Dai, author.
623 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Empress of bright moon duology"--T.p.
"A novel of Empress Wu"--Page [4] of cover.

The samaritan

July 25, 2016
Cross, Mason, author.
587 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The Samaritan" is a sadistic serial killer preying on lone female drivers whose cars have broken down-- and has been undetected for a decade. When Carter Blake shows up to volunteer his services, and proves to have an uncanny ability to predict the Samaritan's next moves, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen and her colleagues are suspicious. But as the Samaritan takes his slaughter to the next level, Blake must find a way to stop him-- even if it means bringing his own past crashing down on top of him.

The unfortunate Englishman : a Joe Wilderness novel

July 25, 2016
Lawton, John, 1949- author.
573 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Directed by MI6 to Berlin in 1963 to negotiate a delicate prisoner exchange on either side of the wall, Joe Wilderness covertly plans to use the operation to make a little something extra on the side, with unexpected results.

Rivers of gold

July 22, 2016
Peterson, Tracie, author.
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Killer look

July 21, 2016
Fairstein, Linda A., author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2016]
477 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm
New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the runway, where American haute couture continually astounds with its creativity, daring, and innovation in the name of beauty. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, mere days before the biggest show of his career. When the man's daughter insists Savage's death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation: It is a race to find a killer in a world created entirely out of fantasy and illusion. . --Provided by publisher.

A forbidden temptation

July 19, 2016
Mather, Anne.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Still raw from the death of his wife, Jack Connolly's mood is dark and dangerous. He's not looking for a woman, until he meets buttoned-up but beautiful Grace Spencer, who stirs his senses back to life. Yet Jack cannot act on his feelings as Grace belongs to another! Trapped in a fake relationship to safeguard her family, Grace knows crossing the line with Jack would risk everything she holds dear. Beneath the hunger she sees in Jack's eyes is the promise of something more...but is it enough for her to surrender to a taste of the forbidden?"--Provided by publisher.

A vow to secure his legacy

July 19, 2016
West, Annie (Romantic fiction writer), author.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
After losing her mother, Imogen Holgate believes she's living on borrowed time with the same terminal illness. So the cautious accountant blows all her savings on a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world, where she meets sexy Parisian Thierry Girard. But after two steamy weeks there are permanent consequences to their temporary affair… Now with more than herself to think about, Imogen turns to Thierry to help, but the last thing she expected was for him to imprison her with a gold ring!

Bound to the Tuscan billionaire

July 19, 2016
Stephens, Susan, 1949- author.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"For gardener Cassandra Rich, working in the foothills of Tuscany is the perfect way to escape her past. Until the man of the manor graces the villa with his presence and Cassandra with his attention. Marco di Fivizzano can't take his eyes off the delectable Cass. So when he requires a plus one for a gala, Marco will uncover who this fiery blonde is -- over dinner, or in his bed! In Marco's arms, Cass blossoms, finding the freedom she's always craved…until she discovers she's pregnant and bound to the billionaire forever!"--Provided by publisher.

Required to wear the tycoon's ring

July 19, 2016
Cox, Maggie, author.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Seth Broden needs this last deal to achieve the success he's always desired -- but to close it, he must make the one acquisition he's never wanted: a wife! A chance meeting with pretty but penniless Imogen Hayes gives Seth the opportunity to propose a mutually beneficial arrangement... Jilted bride Imogen vowed to save herself for her wedding night -- but she never expected to be walking down the aisle to Seth! With the brooding tycoon waiting for her at the altar, will Imogen succumb to his charm and be his wife in more than name only?"--Back cover.

The Greek's ready-made wife

July 19, 2016
Faye, Jennifer.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
285 p. (large print) : 22 cm.
"When chambermaid Kyra Pappas enters the hotel suite, she's not expecting a marriage proposal! But tycoon Cristo Kiriakas believes she will make the perfect convenient bride to help secure a vital deal and in return, he'll help her find her long-lost family. Kyra is sure she can handle planning a wedding with no emotional entanglements but is soon fighting the temptation to kiss her gorgeous fake fiancé! Relationships have only ever meant heartache for these two lost hearts but together, can they make their fairy-tale ending finally come true…?"--Provided by publisher.

The island house

July 18, 2016
Thayer, Nancy, 1943- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
416 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2016.
"Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Courtney has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. This summer has taken an unexpected turn and now she must decide what she really wants"-- Provided by publisher.

The revolving door of life

July 18, 2016
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
384 pages (large print) :billustrations ; 22 cm.
Previously published: New York : Anchor Books, 2016.
"Excitement abounds when the revolving door of life brings fresh faces and hilarious new developments to the residents of Edinburgh's fictitious 44 Scotland Street"-- Provided by publisher.

A certain age

July 18, 2016
Williams, Beatriz, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
520 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Falling in love with her paramour but unable to divorce because of societal conventions, married Jazz Age socialite Theresa Marshall tries to make the best of the situation but reconsiders her values when her lover falls for her soon-to-be sister-in-law.

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