New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

April 28, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Married for the sheikh's duty

April 27, 2017
Pammi, Tara, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
287 pages (large type) ; 22 cm.
"Thanks to a recent scandalous exposé, the damage to Sheikh Zayn Al-Ghamdi's reputation is threatening his family's future. So when fiercely independent Amalia Christensen has the gall to blackmail him with further ruination, to ensure her innocent brother's freedom, Zayn chooses to keep his enemies close... and make Amalia his temporary fiancée! Zayn's only duty is to his country. He can't allow himself any emotional ties. But the hunger Amalia unleashes in him soon tempts this playboy Sheikh to take their relationship from business to the bedroom."-- Back cover.

The desert king's secret heir

April 27, 2017
West, Annie (Romantic fiction writer), author.
London : Mills & Boon 2017.
288 pages (large type) ; 22 cm
"Surrounded by society's glitterati, Arden Wills finds herself staring up into the eyes of her first and only love. But Sheikh Idris Baddour has a surprise title and heavy responsibilities so she clings to her precious secret even tighter. Time has done nothing to dampen the intense ardour between them. And when their kiss is blasted across the world's front pages Arden's truth comes to light the sheikh has a secret son! To avoid further scandal, Idris must legitimise his heir and make English Rose Arden his dutiful desert queen!"-- Provided by publisher.

The guardian's virgin ward

April 27, 2017
Crews, Caitlin, author.
© 2017
282 pages (large type) ; 22 cm.
He was her formidable guardian and she craved his touch! When domineering Spaniard Izar Augustin was made guardian to innocent Liliana Girard Brooks, he couldn't have known that the passing years would turn this young girl into an alluring woman begging to be shown the unconscious desires of her body. For as long as she can remember, Liliana's coolly elusive keeper has haunted her fevered imaginations. Hoping to sever the ties that bind them, she recklessly gives into one night of sensual abandon, shattering her naiÌ⁸ve fantasies irrevocably. But the consequences of that night will bind them together...forever!

Winter wedding for the Prince

April 27, 2017
Wallace, Barbara, 1964- author.
London : Mills & Boon 2017.
285 pages (large type) ; 22 cm.
"Crown Prince Armando's belief in love died along with his wife, but duty dictates he must remarry. He enlists royal assistant Rosa Lamberti to help him find a suitable candidate, but a sizzling kiss under the mistletoe with Rosa awakens feelings Armando thought long buried... After a difficult divorce rosa has sworn off men, so he's shocked to realise that she yearns to be Armando's bride! This Christmas will Rosa get the best gift of all--a second chance at love with Armando?"-- Provided by publisher.

The horse dancer

April 21, 2017
Moyes, Jojo, 1969-
636 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, an imprint of Hachette UK, in 2009.
When Sarah's grandfather gives her a beautiful horse named Boo--hoping that one day she'll follow in his footsteps to join an elite French riding school, away from their gritty London neighborhood--she quietly trains in city's parks and alleys. But then her grandfather falls ill, and Sarah must juggle horsemanship with school and hospital visits. Natasha, a young lawyer, is reeling after her failed marriage: her professional judgment is being questioned, her new boyfriend is a let-down, and she's forced to share her house with her charismatic ex-husband. Yet when the willful fourteen-year-old Sarah lands in her path, Natasha decides to take the girl under her wing.

On second thought

April 21, 2017
Higgins, Kristan, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
583 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes reader discussion questions.
"Despite the murky blended-family dynamic that has always separated them, Ainsley's and Kate's heartaches bind them together when they come to terms with the inevitable imperfection of relationships and family--and the possibility of one day finding love again"--Provided by publisher.

Shine like the dawn

April 21, 2017
Turansky, Carrie, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
520 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Colorado Springs, Colo. : Multnomah,2017.
Includes reader's guide.
"In a quiet corner of northern Edwardian England, Margaret Lounsbury diligently works in her grandmother's millinery shop, making hats and caring for her young sister. Several years earlier, a terrible event reshaped their family, shattering an idyllic life and their future prospects. Maggie is resilient and will do what she must to protect her sister Violet. Still, the loss of her parents weighs heavily on her heart because she wonders if what happened that day on the lake might not have been an accident. When wealthy inventor and industrialist William Harcourt dies, his son and Maggie's estranged childhood friend, Nathaniel, returns from his time in the Royal Navy and inherits his father's vast estate, Morningside Manor. He also assumes partial control of his father's engineering company and the duty of repaying an old debt to the Lounsbury family. But years of separation between Nate and Maggie have taken a toll, and Maggie struggles to trust her old friend. Can Maggie let go of the resentment that keeps her from forgiving Nate -- and reconciling with God? Will the search for the truth about her parents' death draw the two friends closer or leave them both with broken hearts?" -- Back cover.

A word for love

April 20, 2017
Robbins, Emily, author.
363 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"It is said there are ninety-nine Arabic words for love. Bea, an American exchange student, has learned them all: in search of deep feeling, she travels to a Middle Eastern country known to hold the "The Astonishing Text," an ancient, original manuscript of a famous Arabic love story that is said to move its best readers to tears. But once in this foreign country, Bea finds that instead of intensely reading Arabic she is entwined in her host family's complicated lives-- as they lock the doors, and whisper anxiously about impending revolution. And suddenly, instead of the ancient love story she sought, it is her daily witness of a contemporary Romeo and Juliet-like romance-- between a housemaid and policeman of different cultural and political backgrounds-- that astonishes her, changes her, and makes her weep. But as the country drifts toward explosive unrest, Bea wonders how many secrets she can keep, and how long she can fight for a romance that does not belong to her."-- Provided by publisher.

Redeemed hearts

April 20, 2017
Mason, Susan Anne, author.
327 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Rainbow Falls, book 3"--P. [4] of cover.
Filled with guilt over a relationship with a married man, Chloe Martin returns to her hometown, vowing to turn her life around. She never expects to be neighbors with her old crush, Aidan North. Can Chloe let go of the guilt over her past and allow herself to love again? Vice principal Aidan North is determined to open a youth center for local teens. As much as he wants to ignore the captivating Chloe, he needs her energy and enthusiasm to make the youth center a success. Aidan is uncomfortable with his attraction to Chloe, since she is clearly a woman of secrets. Lies got Aidan into trouble at his previous position, and he refuses to let history repeat itself. Can Aidan forgive Chloe's transgressions and trust her with his heart?

Always close to home

April 19, 2017
Eicher, Jerry S., author.
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Are Two Miracles Too Much to Ask For? Twins Laura and Lydia Mast keep few secrets from each other, but even Laura doesn't sense the great ache Lydia has held in her heart since Laura started dating the charming John Yoder. When will it be Lydia's turn for love? Despite having a willing suitor in Wendell Kaufman, who once unsuccessfully pursued her sister, Lydia's attention is fixed on Milton Beiler. Milton hasn't paid Lydia the least bit of attention, and worse still, he's on rumspringa and conflicted about permanently joining the church. Meanwhile, Laura's world is turned upside down when a tragic accident threatens her dreams of becoming John's frau . Despite the obstacles in her path, Laura remains steadfast in her faith. Will Lydia's love for Milton win out over his love for the world, and is Laura strong enough to face an uncertain future with John? Only the Lord has the answers the Mast sisters so desperately search for.

The girl from Venice

April 19, 2017
Smith, Martin Cruz, 1942- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
328 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Simon and Schuster, 2016.
"The highly anticipated new standalone novel from Martin Cruz Smith, whom The Washington Post has declared "that uncommon phenomenon: a popular and well-regarded crime novelist who is also a writer of real distinction," The Girl from Venice is a suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice. Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman's body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, Mussolini's broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon. The Girl from Venice is a thriller, a mystery, and a retelling of Italian history that will take your breath away. Most of all it is a love story"-- Provided by publisher.

Sunrise crossing

April 19, 2017
Thomas, Jodi, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
360 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Harlequin Books, 2016.
Yancy Grey is slowly putting his life back together after serving time for petty theft, and is rebuilding an old house. When he finds Tori Vilanie hiding in his loft, he needs to discover what secret she's protecting. Parker Lacey manages an art gallery, and has no time for outside interests-- like friends and lovers. When her star artist needs help, it brings her to the sleepy town of Crossroads. Following a violent incident years ago, Gabe Snow has been a drifter, but when he returns to Crossroads he hopes to build a new future.


April 18, 2017
Jio, Sarah, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
368 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2017.
Torn between two men, Kailey Crane is faced with an impossible choice: embrace the bright future she has with her new fiancé, or dedicate herself to reclaiming a past love that may be gone forever. When Kailey met Cade ten years ago, their attraction was immediate and intense, but it all ended suddenly, leaving Kailey devastated. Now Cade is another homeless soul; his mind has suffered in the intervening years. When they meet, Kailey helps Cade begin to piece his life together, something she initially keeps from Ryan. Amidst the Seattle music scene of the 90s, Kailey must discover what she's willing to save and what she will sacrifice for true love.--Adapted from book jacket.

If I forget you

April 18, 2017
Greene, Thomas Christopher, 1968- author.
263 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Henry Gold is a poet whose rise from poverty embodies the American dream. Margot Fuller is the daughter of a prominent, wealthy family. Twenty-one years after they were driven apart by circumstances beyond their control, the two former lovers have a chance encounter on a Manhattan street. Their unlikely, star-crossed love affair has left them with secrets they carry when they find each other for the second time.

The lullaby sky

April 18, 2017
Brown, Carolyn, 1948- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
After seven years of misery and abuse, it's all over--Hannah O'Malley is officially divorced. Hallelujah. It's like every Christmas in her life all rolled up into one glorious day. Not only does Hannah get to keep her grandmother's spacious old house, but she has full custody of her sparky five-year-old daughter. All Hannah has to do now is put the past behind her. And now that she's free, she wants to make a difference. With the help of her warm, close-knit circle of friends--including her high school crush, Travis Wilson--Hannah begins turning her home into a safe house for other women who've endured the pain she's known. But even as life and laughter return to Hannah's home, she's haunted by the memory of her dangerously unstable ex. With a second chance at love on the horizon, Hannah must face down her past in order to let the sunshine back into her life.

Summer rain

April 18, 2017
Freethy, Barbara, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Danielle Monroe is determined to use her new job in DC as a stepping-stone to a high-powered political career. But the secrets surrounding her father's death continue to overshadow her goals--until an attractive and possibly dangerous stranger shows up in her life"-- Provided by publisher.

The chapel car bride

April 17, 2017
Miller, Judith, 1944- author.
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"With her penchant for seeing the best in everyone, Hope Irvine sees a world full of good people in hard places. When her father accepts a position traveling in a chapel car as an on-the-rail missionary, she is determined to join him in his efforts and put her musical skills to good use by serving the mining families of West Virginia, saving their souls, and bettering their lives. Luke Hughes shares Hope's love of music and her love of God, but as a poor miner he knows he can offer her no future. Still, the notes she sings resonate in his heart. When she begins to travel with a young mine manager to neighboring counties, Luke can hardly suppress his jealousy. It isn't until he begins to suspect these missions of mercy might be the mine manager's cover for illegal purposes, though, that Luke feels justified in speaking up. But how can he discover the truth without hurting Hope or, worse, putting her in danger?"

The general's women

April 17, 2017
Albert, Susan Wittig, author.
651 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
Set during the chaotic years of World War II, tells the story of the conflicted relationship between General Dwight Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, his Irish driver/aide, and the impact of that relationship on Mamie Eisenhower and her life in Washington during the war.

Hero in the Highlands

April 14, 2017
Enoch, Suzanne, author.
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
"A no ordinary hero novel"--Cover.
Scotland, 1812. Ferocious and rugged to the bone, English soldier Gabriel Forrester learns that he's inherited the Scottish Highlands title and estate of a distant relation. The last thing Major Forrester wants is to give up the battlefield for the drawing room. But when he meets raven-eyed lass Fiona Blackstock, his new circumstances become more intriguing.

Red Clover Inn

April 7, 2017
Neggers, Carla, author.
445 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic".
Marine archaeologist Charlotte Bennett is no stranger to risk, but her dives into sunken wreckage are always meticulously planned. However, being the maid of honor in her cousin Samantha's English wedding gives her a new perspective on her life as a nomad who's given up on romance altogether. Though an encounter with roguish wedding guest Greg Rawlings leaves her unsettled, the other people she meets make a trip to the tranquil town of Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, enticing. Acting on impulse, Charlotte offers to house-sit at Red Clover Inn while Sam and Justin Sloan are away on their honeymoon. The quaint inn isn't open to the public yet, and Charlotte will have quiet time to plan her next project. It might also give her a chance to see how her cousin found love and a sense of family. But the peace is immediately disrupted when Greg shows up at the inn. The Diplomatic Security Service agent lives a dangerous life, and he, too, wants to clear his head before his next assignment. Juggling work, raising his two teenage children and nursing a wounded heart has left him jaded, and the last thing he expects is to find himself falling for the willful Charlotte. As the attraction between them flares, Charlotte realizes she might be in too deep. And each of them must decide if they can put love first before it's too late.

Forever a hero

April 7, 2017
Miller, Linda Lael, author.
529 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Mace Carson doesn't consider himself a hero. Back in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and intervened - but he was just one irate Wyoming cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns out she's in Wyoming on business... a corporate executive representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Only, he's not selling. Kelly Wright has never forgotten that horrible night ten years ago when Mace came to her rescue, has never forgotten him. The surprising success of a winery in the middle of ranch country has brought her to Mustang Creek, and she's secretly thrilled to discover Mace at the helm. Reluctant to mix business with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance... against both of them."--Book jacket.

A lady in disguise

April 7, 2017
Byrd, Sandra, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
462 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Nashville, TN : Howard Books, 2017.
"In this intriguing novel of romance, mystery, and clever disguise set in Victorian England, a young woman investigates the murder of her own father"-- Provided by publisher.

Written in love

April 7, 2017
Fuller, Kathleen, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
400 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2017.
Includes glossary.
"Jalon Chupp has a past he isn't proud to claim. He's worked hard to overcome his youthful mistakes, and he has recommitted himself to his faith. When he receives a sweet note included in a piece of misdirected mail, he can't help but write back. Soon, the letters he receives from Phoebe are the highlights of his days, and with a hopeful heart, he suggests they meet in person. Phoebe, too, looks forward to every single one of Jalon's letters. Living with her overbearing aunt, Phoebe doesn't have too much to look forward to. But when Jalon suggests they meet, she panics--although she has shared some of the deepest longings of her heart with him, she hasn't been entirely truthful about her past. But when Jalon shows up at her aunt's doorstep, everything is revealed. And she can only pray he'll forgive her for holding back the truth. In order to reach beyond the errors of their pasts, both Phoebe and Jalon must put their faith in something--or Someone--bigger than either of them could pen" -- Provided by publisher.

At Fairfield Orchard

April 7, 2017
Cane, Emma, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
384 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Avon Books, 2016.
"Putting a painful breakup behind her, Amy has come home to help revitalize Fairfield Orchard, its blossom-scented air and rows of trees framed by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. She doesn't have time for the handsome--distracting--professor who wants to dig into her family's history for his research"-- Provided by publisher.

An Amish heart of Ice Mountain

April 7, 2017
Long, Kelly, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
304 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
"Ice Mountain series"--Cover.
"When Edward King returns to Ice Mountain from working Englischer oil rigs, he has changed and Sarah Mast can no longer see a future for them until a misunderstanding and the laws of the Old Order leave them no choice but to wed and gives them the chance to truly know each other for the first time"-- Provided by publisher.


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