New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

February 6, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

NYPD Red 4

February 5, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
379 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
"An audacious jewel heist. A murdered actress. A killer case for NYPD Red. In a city where crime never sleeps, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only when a case involves the rich, famous, and connected. Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald--the woman who broke his heart at the police academy--are the best of the best, brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal, even if it means antagonizing the same high-flying citizens they're supposed to be helping. When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer--before he strikes again."--Provided by publisher.

A different kind of blues

February 4, 2016
Forster, Gwynne. author.
©2008
457 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
At thirty-six, Petra Fields gets a shock that causes her to take a look at her life, and she's not proud of what she sees. Her past is a catalog of secrets and lies.

The star side of Bird Hill

February 4, 2016
Jackson, Naomi A.
©2015
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
When their mother can no longer care for them, two sisters are suddenly sent from their home in Brooklyn to live with their grandmother, Hyacinth, in Barbados. This lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on their unforgettable matriarchal family in Bird Hill.

Tuscan heat

February 4, 2016
Mello, Deborah Fletcher.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
271 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"The Boudreaux family"--Cover.
A coveted teaching invitation takes Donovan Boudreaux out of his New Orleans comfort zone to meet his secret email pen pal -- world-renowned author Gianna Martelli. But when he arrives at the Martelli wine chateau in Tuscany, he discovers he's been deceived. His misgivings dwindle as Gianna introduces him to the hidden pleasures of Italy, determined to make amends for her matchmaking twin's clandestine correspondence. And Gianna soon realizes that she and the charming professor share a bond that can't be found in books . . .

Bathsheba : reluctant beauty

February 4, 2016
Hunt, Angela Elwell, 1957-
©2015
519 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Combining historical facts with detailed fiction, Angela Hunt paints an eye-opening portrait of the beautiful and misunderstood woman who struggled to survive the dire results of divine judgment on a king with a divided heart.

The golden braid

February 4, 2016
Dickerson, Melanie, author.
©2015
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In medieval Hagenheim, Germany, seventeen-year-old Rapunzel asks God for guidance as she tries to dutifully serve and obey her unpredictable mother, yet fulfill her dream of learning to read and marrying.

Miracle drug

February 4, 2016
Mabry, Richard L.
©2015
425 pages (large print) ; 23cm.
The infection wasn't supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn't. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why--his patients, including the former President of the United States, have been dosed with a different strain of the original virus, one that is universally fatal.

Rising darkness

February 4, 2016
Mehl, Nancy, author.
©2015
387 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Bittersweet creek

February 4, 2016
Kilpatrick, Sally.
©2015
489 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
From the author of The Happy Hour Choir comes a Romeo and Juliet story transplanted to Tennessee -- witty, warm, and as complex and heart-wrenching as only love and family can be.

A wedding for the Greek tycoon

February 4, 2016
Winters, Rebecca, 1940-
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2016.
285p. (large print) ; 21cm.
"Harlequin"--Cover.
The tycoon's new hire Zoe owes her life to the Giannopolous Foundation. Now she wants to pay them back by working for them! She hasn't bargained on millionaire Vasso Giannopolous offering her a job. Soon she's smitten not just with the beautiful Greek island she's working on, but also the gorgeous tycoon who inhabits it... Vasso has kept his heart on lockdown after suffering the ultimate betrayal. But beautiful, courageous Zoe reminds him that some things are worth risking everything for...especially walking down the aisle!

Her nine month confession

February 4, 2016
Lawrence, Kim.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2016.
284p. (large print) ; 21cm.
"Harlequin"--Cover.
One night... The merest glimpse of handsome, sophisticated Benedict Warrender was enough to make wallflower Lily Gray blush. But since a twist of fate allowed her to enter his orbit, it's been the memories of their life-altering night together that make her cheeks burn. One secret that will change everything... When one night...leads to pregnancy!

Vows of revenge

February 4, 2016
Collins, Dani.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2016.
286 pages(large print) ; 21cm.
"Harlequin"--Cover.
Revenge never tasted so sweet... Calm and controlled Melodie Parnell has always wanted to experience insatiable passion. She thinks she's found it in the bed of sinfully attractive Roman Killian. But in the sultry aftermath of their lovemaking, Melodie is catapulted back to reality when Roman reveals his true plans...to ruin her! Satisfying the longing in Melodie's entrancing blue eyes was a glitch in Roman's plan. Convinced she'd been sent by his enemy, he intended to simply punish her! Except it seems that Melodie was innocent, and now Roman's plan takes a different turn... Could his vows of revenge become vows of marriage?

The song of Hartgrove Hall

February 4, 2016
Solomons, Natasha, author.
©2015
601 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Harvest of blessings

February 4, 2016
Hubbard, Charlotte, 1953-
©2015
453 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The hundred gifts

February 4, 2016
Scott, Jennifer, 1972- author.
©2015
499 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Corner of blue

February 4, 2016
McAnear, Sharon.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"The Hometown Texas girl trilogy, book one"--Cover.
Set in the turbulent '60s, with the Vietnam conflict brewing and life philosophies evolving, Corner of Blue is a coming-of-age love story you won't forget. Jemmabeth Forrester doesn't learn from anybody's mistakes but her own, so she's obliged to make plenty of them. Jemma's always been a good girl. Someday she'll marry Spencer, who's been in love with her since first grade. But is that all there is to life? Is she missing something?

Murder on the bucket list

February 4, 2016
Perona, Elizabeth, author.
©2015
439 pages ; 22 cm.
When the septuagenarian women of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club gather in secret late one July night to check skinny-dipping off their bucket list, a pungent smell emanating from the pool shed leads the jittery club members to a dead body.

Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away

February 4, 2016
Brightwell, Emily, author.
©2015
399 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When a woman is found strangled in a North London cemetery clutching an old newspaper clipping, Inspector Witherspoon is surprised to find that he and the victim have crossed paths before. He'll need Mrs. Jeffries' help to revisit an old case that has haunted him for years.

Peril by ponytail : a bad hair day mystery

February 4, 2016
Cohen, Nancy J., 1948- author.
©2015
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Marla and Dalton's honeymoon at an Arizona dude ranch veers from dangerous to downright deadly faster than a horse headed to the corral. With her husband's uncle -- the resort's owner -- on the suspect list for murder, Marla races to prove his innocence.

Bubba done it : a dreamwalker mystery

February 3, 2016
Toussaint, Maggie.
©2015
443 pages (large print): 22 cm.
When amateur sleuth and dream walker Baxley Powell is called in on a stabbing case, she arrives in time to hear the dying man whisper "Bubba done it." Four men named Bubba in Sinclair County, Georgia, have close ties to the victim -- including her goofball brother-in-law.

Bound to the warrior king

February 3, 2016
Yates, Maisey.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2016.
288 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Harlequin"--Cover.
Wild and untamed, Tarek al-Khalij was never meant to rule Tahar. More familiar with a sword than a crown, this lethal warrior must now heal the suffering his brother's rule inflicted. To do it, he needs his most precious -- and dangerous -- weapon yet...a royal bride! Elegant and poised, Queen Olivia will educate Tarek in the civilized art of political warfare. But in exchange, Tarek unleashes an unrestrained, primal passion she could never have guessed at possessing. Soon Olivia realizes that she has become inescapably bound...to the warrior king!

Fallen land

February 3, 2016
Brown, Taylor, 1982- author.
©2015
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Set in the final year of the Civil War, as a young couple on horseback flees a dangerous band of marauders who seek a bounty reward. Callum, a seasoned horse thief at fifteen years old, came to America from his native Ireland as an orphan. Ava, her father and brother lost to the war, hides in her crumbling home until Callum determines to rescue her from the bands of hungry soldiers pillaging the land, leaving destruction in their wake. Ava and Callum have only each other in the world and their remarkable horse, Reiver, who carries them through the destruction that is the South. Pursued relentlessly by a murderous slave hunter, tracking dogs, and ruthless ex-partisan rangers, the couple race through a beautiful but ruined land, surviving on food they glean from abandoned farms and the occasional kindness of strangers. In the end, as they intersect with the scorching destruction of Sherman's March, the couple seek a safe haven where they can make a home and begin to rebuild their lives"-- Provided by publisher.

The readers of broken wheel recommend

February 3, 2016
Bivald, Katarina, 1983- author.
©2013
643 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen... Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy's funeral guests just leaving. The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor -- not much else to do in a small town that's almost beyond repair. They just never imagined that she'd start a bookstore. Or that books could bring them together - and change everything."--Provided by publisher.

The good neighbor

February 3, 2016
Nathan, Amy Sue, author.
©2015
355 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Izzy Lane never thought of herself as a liar. In fact, she's always played by the rules. She's an excellent mother, has loyal friends, and a rich career as a school counselor. Fresh from a new divorce, however, Izzy feels like she needs a little fun. So when, on a whim, she starts a blog it seems like a rather benign indulgence. But as her online quips begin to gain traction, Izzy makes a slip. Somehow a new boyfriend winds his way into the picture. The problem? Izzy makes him up. What, at first, feels like a harmless fib quickly spins out of control and Izzy must figure out how to balance fantasy and reality. Keeping up appearances while managing an absent ex-husband, two very nosy friends, a toddler son, and full-time job soon prove impossible, and Izzy feels utterly lost. It's only when her long-time neighbor and surrogate mother, Mrs. Feldman, re-enters her life that Izzy begins to see the mess she's made. And it's with Mrs. Feldman's guidance that Izzy learns to face reality, find comfort in new norms, and open herself up to the possibility of real love. "

The diva steals a chocolate kiss

February 3, 2016
Davis, Krista, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
429 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Delicious recipes and entertaining tips included!"--Cover
Domestic Diva Sophie Winston is running the show for Amore Chocolates fiftieth anniversary chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company's CEO, Joe Merano. It's a chocolate lover's dream -- until the body of a competing chocolatier is found in the guesthouse.

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