New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

November 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The sea garden

November 25, 2015
Willett, Marcia, author.
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Center Point Large Print Edition Women's Fiction"--Backcover.
"A novel"--Cover.
"When Jess arrives in Devon to receive an award, she is welcomed into Kate's home and her close unit of extended family and friends, something Jess has been missing. As this group begins reminiscing on their pasts, it becomes apparent that Jess's family history may be linked with theirs"-- Provided by publisher.

Silver thaw : a Mystic Creek novel

November 25, 2015
Anderson, Catherine (Adeline Catherine), author.
519 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Jeb is annoyed and then intrigued by little strips of paper he finds scattered across his land containing the secret yearnings of Amanda, who has recently moved to Mystic Creek, Oregon, with her six-year-old daughter to escape an abusive husband. Jeb is determined to do anything to make her yearnings come true"-- Provided by publisher.

The daring exploits of a runaway heiress

November 25, 2015
Alexander, Victoria, author.
Thorndike, ME : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
503 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Lucy Merryweather has inherited a fortune--and her great-aunt's list of unfulfilled wishes. What better way to honor her memory than by accomplishing as many of them as possible? And with Lucy's family an ocean away in New York, nothing stands in her way--if one ignores the private investigator hired to spy on her"-- Provided by publisher.

What I love about you

November 25, 2015
Gibson, Rachel, author.
319 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Former SEAL Blake Junger bought a remote cabin in Truly, Idaho, for the solitude to struggle with his demons--and win. But his neighbor, Natalie Cooper, who moved back to Truly after her now ex-husband took all their money and ran off with a twenty-year-old, is proving to be quite a distraction"-- Provided by publisher.

Teardrop Lane

November 25, 2015
March, Emily, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Backcover: Center Point Large Print Edition Romance.
"Town physician Rose Anderson has given up on dreams of a family until she meets artist Hunt Cicero, who has just become guardian to his sister's children and needs Rose and her warm maternal instincts to complete his patchwork family"-- Provided by publisher.

The wood's edge

November 25, 2015
Benton, Lori.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
535 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"A pre-Revolutionary epic of identity, action, and romance. While their mothers slept, Major Reginald Aubrey trades his own still-born son for one of an Oneida's mother's newborn twin sons. When the truth comes to light years later, can an unlikely friendship forged at the wood's edge provide a way to healing and forgiveness?"-- Provided by publisher.

Amish promises

November 25, 2015
Gould, Leslie, 1962-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
511 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Neighbors of Lancaster County ; book one"--Title page.
"When an English and an Amish family become neighbors in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, their lives are linked in unexpected ways through conflict, then friendship, and finally, love"-- Provided by publisher.

The outlaw takes a bride

November 24, 2015
Davis, Susan Page.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
423 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Johnny Paynter is fleeing the law by posing as his recently deceased brother, Mark. When he discovers Mark was betrothed to a mail-order bride, Johnny makes a fateful decision to go through with the wedding"-- Provided by publisher.

Precious gifts : a novel

November 23, 2015
Steel, Danielle, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, 2015.
386 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman--the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art connoisseur--as his second wife. In two marriages, he has fathered a challenging son and three very different daughters. But as irresponsible as he was irresistible, he ultimately shrugged off the demands of marriage and parenting to pursue life as an international bon vivant. Raised by their mother with all the care and resolve their father lacked, the three Parker sisters have become vibrant, self-reliant young women: Timmie, the oldest, a fiercely dedicated social worker in New York; sweet, nurturing Juliette, proprietor of a fledgling bakery in Brooklyn; and their younger sister, Joy, who is struggling to build an acting career in Los Angeles. While they love their mostly absent, glamorous father, he has left them with a legacy of impermanence and uncertainty in their own relationships with men. And with no strong role model to guide him, Paul's son has gone from one failure to another, even while his stepmother makes excuses for him, as he seethes with jealousy of his younger sisters. Now, after a long illness, Paul has slipped away peacefully in his sleep, and his family has gathered together to read his will. As his final wishes are revealed, his son is forced to face reality as an adult. And his daughters see a new side to their father--one that shows a caring man trying to redeem himself with a different, lasting legacy. He has made a very personal bequest to each of his daughters, carefully designed to help each achieve her own unique dreams and find true happiness. But Paul has saved the biggest surprise for his ex-wife Véronique: a secret from the past that shakes her world and sets her free. He leaves her a gift that remained a mystery for their entire marriage, and she begins a search to discover its history and rightful owner" -- provided by publisher.

Wishes for Christmas

November 13, 2015
Michaels, Fern. author.
421 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
And the angels sing -- Naughty or nice -- A golden tree.
With the holidays approaching Sisterhood member Maggie Spitzer wants to bring joy to a teacher from her past, while Toots and the Godmothers investigate a mystery surrounding a designer at an exclusive Charleston firm.

Against the tide

November 13, 2015
Martin, Kat, author.
515 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
While running from a dangerous secret in her past, diner owner Liv Chandler gets drawn into investigating a murder in remote Valdez, Alaska with charter boat captain Rafe Brodie.

Thrill me

November 13, 2015
Mallery, Susan. author.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Maya Farlow learned the hard way to depend only on herself, so when she fell too deeply for the bad-boy charms of Del Mitchell, she did the only thing she could--she ran. Stunned, Del left Fool's Gold to make his name and fortune in extreme sports. Now ten years later, May's been hired to promote her hometown's new slogan, The Destination for Romance. The celebrity spokesman is none other than Del, the man she dumped but never forgot. Although Del's not the type to hold a grudge, he's determined to avoid falling a second time for the woman who broke his heart"--Provided by publisher.

Remember the lilies

November 13, 2015
Tolsma, Liz, 1966- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Irene has grown up in the jungle as a missionary with her Aunt Anita, but now she and countless others are imprisoned by Japanese soldiers at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in the Philippines. Irene and her aunt are safe there, and she keeps busy with her duty of delivering censored messages to the camp's prisoners, but like everyone else, she prays for the war to end and for her freedom. Rand is a wealthy, womanizing American, whose attempted escape from the internment camp has put himself and others in danger. When Rand and Irene's Aunt Anita meet one another in the hospital, Irene learns more of his story and her heart is determined to save his family. But the danger outside the walls of the hospital worsens every day, and life in this exotic place is anything but luxurious. Can Irene find Rand's family before they disappear forever? And can a humble missionary woman and an arrogant man find common ground in the face of their biggest fears?

In good company

November 13, 2015
Turano, Jen, author.
511 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Raised an orphan, Millie Longfellow is determined to become the best nanny the East Coast has ever seen. But her playfulness and enthusiasm aren't always well-received, and she's dismissed from yet another position. Everett Mulberry has become guardian to three children that scare off every nanny he hires. He's desperate for competent childcare. At wit's end with both Millie and Everett, the agency gives them one last chance -- with each other.

Refining fire

November 13, 2015
Peterson, Tracie, author.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Militine Scott, twenty-two, is in training at the Madison School for Brides in Seattle, Washington. Though she has no intention of pursuing marriage -- believing no man will have her -- she has found the school provides the perfect opportunity to hide her unsavory past. Thane Patton, though fun loving and fiercely loyal to his friends, hides a dark secret, as well. He finds himself drawn to Militine, sensing a haunting pain similar to his own. Will they finally allow God to make something new and beautiful from the debris of the past?"-- Provided by publisher.

Home of our hearts

November 13, 2015
Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955- author.
397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Christy and Todd both made important promises long ago. Todd assured his dad he'd stand with him if his dad ever got remarried. Christy promised her best friend she'd be there for Katie when she walked down the aisle. Both wedding days have arrived and Christy and Todd couldn't be happier. What neither of them ever guessed was that they'd need to fly halfway around the world to keep their promises and participate in the weddings of these two people they love. Plans are made, tickets are bought. They say they are learning to trust God even when the future is uncertain. However, an unexpected phone call uproots Christy and Todd the night before their flight to Kenya and a frightening diagnosis leaves the young couple questioning their next decision. Todd reveals hidden hurts form his childhood and Christy struggles to understand her place with her mother and her aunt. Will the obstacles prevent them from keeping their promises? Or will they draw closer to each other and find a way to celebrate as they discover the deeper meaning of the word home?

The Creole princess

November 13, 2015
White, Beth, 1957- author.
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Gulf Coast chronicles ; book 2"--Cover.
All along the eastern seaboard, the American struggle for independence rages. In the British-held southern port of Mobile, Alabama, the conflict brewing is quieter -- though no less deadly. The lovely Frenchwoman Lyse Lanier is best friends with the daughter of the British commander. Rafael Gonzalez is a charming young Spanish merchant with a secret mission and a shipment of gold to support General Washington. As their paths cross and their destinies become increasingly tangled, Lyse and Rafael must decide where their true loyalties lie -- and somehow keep Lyse's family from being executed as traitors to the British Crown.

In firefly valley

November 13, 2015
Cabot, Amanda, 1948- author.
573 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Texas crossroads ; book 2"--Title page.
Marisa St. George is devastated when she is a victim of downsizing and has no choice but to return to the small Texas town where she grew up. Though it's a giant step backward, she accepts a position as business manager at the struggling Rainbow's End resort. The only silver lining is Blake Kendall, a new guest who is making her believe in love at first sight. But will her dreams of happily-ever-after be turned upside down when she discovers who he really is?

Now & forever

November 13, 2015
Connealy, Mary, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
417 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Wild at heart ; book 2"--Cover.
Matthew Tucker survives a grizzly attack by jumping over a cliff into a rushing river. Unexpectedly, Shannon Wilde takes the plunge with him. Going through a series of waterfalls and rapids turns into a bonding experience. By the time they battle their way back to civilization, Shannon has been thoroughly compromised, and only a wedding will do. A mountain man who loves to wander in the wilderness far from other people finds himself hitched to a young woman with a passel of relatives, a homestead, and a flock of sheep to care for. As they learn to live with each other, strange things begin to happen on Shannon's land. Someone evil clearly wants to drive them off, but whoever it is apparently didn't count on Tucker. Trying to scare Matthew Tucker just makes him mad -- and trying to hurt the woman he's falling in love with sets off something even Matthew never expected.

How to catch a prince

November 13, 2015
Hauck, Rachel, 1960- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Corina Del Rey is happy with her life in Melbourne, Florida. She spends her days engrossed in her career as a journalist and has her sights set on climbing the corporate ladder -- if for no other reason than to distract herself from her dissolving family. But when she is confronted with the past she fought so hard to put behind her, she struggles to make sense of her future. Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom has moved on since the tragic death of his buddies in Afghanistan. A star professional rugby player, he has no intention of looking over his shoulder at what could've been. But when a notice arrives in the mail requiring his and his wife's appearance before the courts to dissolve their marriage, he must deal with the questions rumbling around in his heart. He thought his marriage had been annulled long ago, but his memories of Corina Del Rey remain close. Does he still love her? Can he even find her? Above all, can he tell her the truth about that fateful night in Afghanistan seven years ago? If he does, he might really lose her forever.

To capture her heart

November 13, 2015
DeMarino, Rebecca, author.
469 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The Southold chronicles ; book 2"--Cover.
"A novel"--Cover.
It is 1653 and Heather Flower, a princess of the Montauk tribe, is enjoying her wedding feast when her groom is killed and she is kidnapped by a rival tribe and held for ransom. Though her ransom is paid by an Englishman, she is nonetheless left to die in a Connecticut forest -- until she finds herself rescued by handsome Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren. Torn between her affection for Dirk and her long friendship with family friend Benjamin Horton, Heather Flower must make a difficult choice -- stay true to her friend or follow her heart. Rebecca DeMarino transports readers to the wild land that would eventually become Long Island, New York.


November 13, 2015
James, E. L., author.
740 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty ... until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him ... past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian's cold, wounded heart.

The Japanese lover

November 12, 2015
Allende, Isabel.
461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.
In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family-like thousands of other Japanese Americans-are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world.

The gilded life of Matilda Duplaine

November 12, 2015
Brunkhorst, Alex, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
483 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic".
Collecting quotes for the obituary of a legendary film producer, young journalist Thomas Cleary is invited by the man's eccentric daughter to tour the exclusive upper echelons of Hollywood society, where he pursues a romance with an enigmatic shut-in.

The flying circus

November 12, 2015
Crandall, Susan.
617 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Set in the rapidly changing world of 1920s America, this is a story of three people from very different backgrounds: Henry "Schuler" Jefferson, son of German immigrants from Midwestern farm country; Cora Rose Haviland, a young woman of privilege whose family has lost their fortune; and Charles "Gil" Gilchrist, an emotionally damaged WWI veteran pilot. Set adrift by life-altering circumstances, they find themselves bound together by need and torn apart by blind obsessions and conflicting goals. Each one holds a secret that, if exposed, would destroy their friendship. But their journey of adventure and self-discovery has a price--and one of them won't be able to survive it. As they crisscross the heartland, exploring the rapidly expanding role of aviation from barnstorming to bootlegging, from a flying circus to the dangerous sport of air racing, the three companions form a makeshift family. It's a one-of-a-kind family, with members as adventurous as they are vulnerable, and as fascinating as they are flawed. But whatever adventure--worldly or private--they find themselves on, they're guaranteed to be a family you won't forget"-- Provided by publisher.


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