New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

December 14, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The map that leads to you

December 13, 2017
Monninger, Joseph, author.
©2017
533 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic".
"Heather has graduated from college and is traveling around Europe with her two best friends. She's left school responsibility behind and adult responsibility is looming, but this is her one, ONE last summer to be free. Heather doesn't expect to even meet Jack, let alone fall in love with him. Jack is an enigmatic Vermonter a few years older than she is, who is following his grandfather's journal to various cities around Europe. But in the same way that forces are bringing Jack and Heather together, life and duty are pushing them apart. And Jack has a secret that is going to change absolutely everything"--Provided by publisher.

Seven stones to stand or fall : a collection of Outlander fiction

December 13, 2017
Gabaldon, Diana, author.
©2017
958 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The custom of the army -- The space between -- A plague of zombies -- A leaf on the wind of all hallows -- Virgins -- A fugitive green -- Besieged.
"A magnificent collection of short fiction--including two never-before-published novellas--featuring Jamie Fraser, Lord John Grey, Master Raymond, and many more, all extending the story of Outlander in thrilling new directions "The Custom of the Army" begins with Lord John Grey being shocked by an electric eel and ends at the Battle of Quebec. Then comes "The Space Between," where it is revealed that the Comte St. Germain is not dead, Master Raymond appears, and a widowed young wine dealer escorts a would-be novice to a convent in Paris. In "A Plague of Zombies," Lord John unexpectedly becomes military governor of Jamaica when the original governor is gnawed by what probably wasn't a giant rat. "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows" is the moving story of Roger MacKenzie's parents during World War II. In "Virgins," Jamie Fraser, aged nineteen, and Ian Murray, aged twenty, become mercenaries in France, no matter that neither has yet bedded a lass or killed a man. But they're trying. "A Fugitive Green" is the story of Lord John's elder brother, Hal, and a seventeen-year-old rare book dealer with a sideline in theft, forgery, and blackmail. And finally, in "Besieged," Lord John learns that his mother is in Havana--and that the British Navy is on their way to lay siege to the city. Filling in mesmerizing chapters in the lives of characters readers have followed over the course of thousands of pages."-- Provided by publisher.

The Austen escape

December 12, 2017
Reay, Katherine, 1970- author.
©2017
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Reay (A Portrait of Emily Price) adds to the ever-expanding genre of Jane Austen-themed literature with her latest offering. Mary Davies, an industrial engineer from Texas, has been working on augmented reality glasses for years but her work has been for naught and she has been downgraded to working on batteries. She is also secretly enamored with Nathan Hillam, a consultant working at her engineering firm who will soon be moving on to his next assignment. Her father convinces her to leave it all temporarily behind and head to Bath, England, with her emotionally fragile best friend, Isabel Dwyer. There they will immerse themselves in Austen escapism for two weeks so that Isabel can do research for her doctoral dissertation. Mary and Isabel dress up in Regency clothes and act as characters from Austen's books, and then things quickly get complicated: Isabel suffers memory loss and believes she really is part of the past. In this world of grown-up make-believe, Mary will discover much more than she ever expected about both Isabel and herself, including that Nathan is an important part of both their lives. When he hurries to Bath to help them both, will Mary make her feelings known? Unlike many books written in homage to Austen, this is not a modern retelling of any of her stories, but rather a romp among contemporary Austen fanatics. Readers eager for anything Austen-related will enjoy this clean romance that explores the concept of escapism and what it may reveal about our real lives.

The gift

December 12, 2017
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
©2017
303 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Dangerous accidents are happening to the Schwartz family. While Susanna's father believes the Vance family is responsible and trying to get them to leave the farm that once belonged to the Vances, Susanna has fallen in love with Neil Vance and believes in his goodness. Will they uncover the truth before someone gets hurt...or worse?"-- Provided by publisher.

A plain leaving

December 12, 2017
Gould, Leslie, 1962- author.
©2017
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Bethany House, 2017.
At age twenty, Jessica Bachman left her two beloved sisters and her Amish community after clashing with the new bishop about her role in the family and the future of their farm. She tried to convince Silas Kemp, who'd been courting her for two years, to join her, but when he said no, she fled anyway. Three years later, she returns home for the first time since leaving Lancaster to attend her father's funeral. Her arrival back revives all sorts of emotions--yearnings and sorrows alike. Jessica knows things will never return to how they were. But in seeing Silas again, she can't help but wonder what might have been. Struggling to decide where her next step should take her, she learns the story of a Revolutionary War-era ancestor that echoes her own choices. Will Jessica leave her family and community forever, or is there peace and healing and love yet to come?

Blue Ridge sunrise

December 12, 2017
Hunter, Denise, 1968- author.
©2017
392 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Former free spirit Zoe Collins swore she'd never again set foot in Copper Creek or speak to the man who broke her heart. But return she must when her beloved Granny dies, leaving the family legacy to Zoe--a peach orchard nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains"-- Provided by publisher.

Like a fly on the wall

December 5, 2017
Kelly, Simone, author.
©2017
567 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more... (pages 551-562).
When adventurous Miami twentysomething Kylie Collins visits professional "intuitive counselor" Jacques Berradi, a rolling blackout sends them to the only place with enough light to see: The Fly on the Wall Detective Agency, where Kylie serendipitously lands herself a job as an apprentice private eye. Now, as partners, Jacques and Kylie are an unstoppable duo.

Locked in temptation

November 30, 2017
Jackson, Brenda (Brenda Streater), author.
©2017
571 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Police detective Joy Ingram's connection to elite security expert Stonewall Courson is instant. But her commitment to protect and serve comes first, especially when she uncovers an underground surrogate baby-making ring. Joy can't risk a distraction during the most important case of her career, not even one as sexy as Stonewall. There are few things he values more than a strong woman. But when Joy is drawn into a deadly conspiracy that goes deeper than she ever imagined, Stonewall must convince her that he's the best man to protect her.

A dangerous legacy

November 30, 2017
Camden, Elizabeth, 1948- author.
©2017
513 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions pages (507-509).
Lucy Drake's mastery of Morse code has made her a valuable asset to the American news agencies as a telegrapher. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Newly arrived from London, Colin is talented, handsome, and insufferably charming. Despite their rivalry, Lucy realizes Colin's connections could be just what her family needs to turn the tide of their long legal battle over the fortune they were swindled out of forty years ago. When she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, neither of them realizes how far the web of treachery they're wading into will take them.

An inconvenient beauty

November 30, 2017
Hunter, Kristi Ann, author.
©2017
551 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The Duke of Riverton has chosen his future wife with the same logic he uses to make every decision. However, Frederica St. Claire, whom he see as his perfect bride, eludes his suit. Meanwhile the beautiful Isabella Breckenridge seems to be everywhere. When the time comes, will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and initial notions to embrace their very own happily-ever-after?

This is our song

November 30, 2017
Chase, Samantha, author.
©2016
461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Riley Shaughnessy knew that to stand out in his large family, he'd have to go big. Making a name for himself as a musician wasn't easy, but he followed his dreams to rock-star success. But the relentless expectations of fans is not helping the slump he's in now. So of course the person who attracts him is the woman who is not impressed by fame. Which gives Riley Shaughnessy a lot to prove Entertainment reporter Savannah Daly is completely unfazed by pretty-boy rock stars. She's just here to get her interview and write her story. But spending an entire month with the Shaughnessy's is going to show Savannah a side of Riley she never could have guessed."-- Amazon.

Leopard's blood

November 30, 2017
Feehan, Christine, author.
©2017
609 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Taking over a crime syndicate in Louisiana, leopard shifter Joshua Tregre, whose fighting skills are unrivaled, doesn't stand a chance when he meets his new neighbor, whose fierce determination and beauty lead him down the path of temptation. --Publisher

A touch of frost

November 30, 2017
Goodman, Jo, 1953- author.
©2017
647 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
After his train is robbed at gunpoint, Remington Frost awakens from a blow to find the bandits gone ... along with the woman he was shadowing for protection. No stranger to risk, Remington will do what it takes to bring Phoebe Apple to safety and her kidnappers to justice. But ransoming Phoebe is just the start of trouble ...

Wyoming winter

November 30, 2017
Palmer, Diana, author.
©2017
429 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Wyoming winter -- Christmas cowboy -- Excerpt from All that glitters.
There's something about those Wyoming men... New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer returns to the Cowboy State with a brand-new tale of desire and deception Cultivating his vast Wyoming ranch is all security expert J. C. Calhoun wants. His land is the only thing the betrayed rancher can trust in after discovering his fiancee was pregnant by another man. But all J.C. holds dear becomes compromised when a lost little girl leads him to Colie Jackson, the woman who destroyed his life. Colie stops at nothing to protect the people she loves. Years ago she left J.C. for his own good. Now, for the sake of her daughter, she must depend on a hard-hearted man who won't forgive her. As a band of ruthless criminals tracks their every move through the frozen Wyoming winter, Colie and J.C. will be forced to confront the lies that separated them--and the startling truth that will bind them forever...

Trail angel

November 30, 2017
Catron, Derek, author.
©2016
515 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"A frontier epic of love & redemption" -- cover.
"From award-winning journalist and first-time novelist Derek Catron comes a historical Western and love story set on "the bloody Bozeman," the trail that sparked the only Indian war that ended with the army's defeat. In the spring of 1866, Annabelle sets out with her extended family to the gold fields of Montana. Guiding the wagon train is Josey Angel, a cavalryman said to have killed more men than any soldier in the Union army. His reputation frightened Annabelle. His almost boyish appearance and manner intrigued her. The journey through landscapes so beautiful and vast that anything seems possible will test--and strengthen--Annabelle, a Southern widow who lost everything in the war. Josey discovers new purpose in seeing to the safety of the settlers. Haunted by memories of the war and what he did to survive it, he sees in Annabelle a reason to think beyond living one day to the next, if he can only find redemption for his sins. As they begin to turn to each other, Annabelle and Josey discover even greater perils. A mysterious gang of bandits stalks their trail, and the Sioux will do anything to drive away the interlopers. Josey, Annabelle and all of those they care for are unwittingly headed into the path of a new and savage war. With richly drawn characters and an action-packed plot, Trail Angel takes readers on a fast-paced ride from a new and distinctive voice in the genre" -- Provided by publisher.

Last Chance Cowboys : the lawman

November 27, 2017
Schmidt, Anna, 1943- author.
©2016
427 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The pregnant Kavakos bride

November 27, 2017
Kendrick, Sharon.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Hired by the Greek billionaire ... Shipping magnate Ariston Kavakos expects stunning blonde Keeley Turner to be just like her gold-digging mother. So the only way to keep her away from his brother is to make her a proposition himself: a month's employment - at his beck and call - on his private island ... Her family's finances in dire straits, Keely reluctantly accepts Ariston's offer. Soon her resistance to his smouldering good looks, and their sizzling chemistry, weakens! But their spectacular night together has an unforeseen consequence, and Ariston makes one thing clear: he won't rest until Keeley becomes his bride ...

Sicilian's baby of shame

November 27, 2017
Marinelli, Carol.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Seduced ... Shamed ... Pregnant! When hotel chambermaid Sophie delivers room service to Sicily's most dark-hearted tycoon, Bastiano Conti, his raw sexuality tempts her to take the ultimate risk - surrendering her untouched body to his! Bastiano's ruthlessness is renowned, but even his conscience flickers when Sophie is fired for their indiscretion - the memories of which are branded onto his very soul - and disappears. Bastiano finds Sophie working in a bar - disgraced, destitute and pregnant! Rejected by his own family, Bastiano is determined to claim his child ... by seducing defiant Sophie into wearing his ring!

Wedding night with her enemy

November 27, 2017
Milburne, Melanie.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Blackmailed by the billionaire! Allegra Kallas detests Draco Papandreou - and she especially can't stand the desire she feels whenever she sees the arrogant man who once rejected her! So she's horrified when her father's business runs into debt and the only man who can save them is none other than the ruthless Greek ... No matter how much Allegra protests, Draco knows the driven career-woman feels the fire which rages between them. And he's not above using his power to blackmail her into confessing it! To satisfy their cravings, Draco has a sinful plan: he'll make Allegra his wife, and seduce her into his bed ...

The marriage of inconvenience

November 27, 2017
Singh, Nina.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Her lawfully wedded husband ... again? When Angeline Scott's business is in trouble, she turns to the one man who can help - RJ Davet. She needs him to pose as her husband to secure a vital deal. Surely that shouldn't be too difficult, seeing as RJ played that role spectacularly well until their marriage fell apart! Opening the door to RJ again makes Angel realise something immediately: she's never got over him. But can she convince him of that before this deal is struck and he walks out of her life again?

The king without a heart

November 22, 2017
Cartland, Barbara, 1902-2000, author.
©2008
397 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A convenient Christmas wedding

November 22, 2017
Scott, Regina, 1959- author.
©2016
381 pages(large print) 22 cm.

Bound to her Greek billionaire

November 22, 2017
Winters, Rebecca, 1940-
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The billionaire she learns to love ... When Lys Theron inherits a hotel in Crete, her life is changed forever! Especially as she has to share ownership with gorgeous Greek billionaire Takis Manolis. Instantly attracted to stunning Lys, Takis can see only one way to protect both his family and his reputation - make her his temporary fiancee! But the more time he spends with her, the more Takis knows he's living a lie. He's falling for her - hard! Can he persuade Lys that their temporary engagement should be more permanent?

Blue hollow falls

November 22, 2017
Kauffman, Donna, author.
©2017
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sunny never expected to find herself owning a centuries old silk mill in the shadow of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains or becoming a half-sister to a ten-year-old named Bailey. Once the shock subsides, she plans to cash in and head back home. But the overgrown greenhouse she finds on the property calls out to the gardener in her, and she senses Bailey's need for nurturing too. And someone else is making it hard for Sunny to leave: Sawyer Hartwell, an Iraq War hero who wants to make the old mill a creative hub for the artisans of Blue Hollow Falls and wants Sunny to share his vision, and his life sexy as this ex-soldier may be, she's not sure she's ready to give love a chance.

Wish you were here

November 22, 2017
Carlino, Renée, author.
©2017
399 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Charlotte spent her twenties adrift, searching for a spark to jump-start her life. She's had as many jobs as bad relationships, and is feeling especially lost. Then she collides -- literally -- with Adam, an intriguing, handsome and mysterious painter. Their meeting turns into a whirlwind one-night stand that has Charlotte feeling enchanted. But in the harsh light of morning, Adam's tune changes. Months later, a new relationship is turning into something more meaningful, but Charlotte can't move past her one enthralling night with Adam. Why?" -- From publisher's description.

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