New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

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

Twelve days of Christmas : a novel

October 25, 2016
Macomber, Debbie.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
388 pages (large print) ; 18 cm.
Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a particular challenge. No matter how hard she's tried to be nice, Cain rudely rebuffs her at every turn. But when Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper from the lobby of their apartment building, that's the last straw. She's going to break through Cain's Scrooge-like exterior by killing him with kindness. To track her progress, Julia starts a blog called The Twelve Days of Christmas. Little by little Julia chips away at Cain's gruff façade to reveal the caring man underneath, and unbelievably, she feels herself falling for Cain--and she suspects that he may be falling for her as well. But as the popularity of her blog continues to grow, Julia must decide if telling Cain the truth about having chronicled their relationship to the rest of the world is worth risking their chance at love.

The devoted

October 25, 2016
Fisher, Suzanne Woods, author.
437 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family must decide about her future. Should she stay Amish, or leave? She's passed the GED, saved her money, but can't quite set her journey into motion. Patrick Kelly came to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to "everything Plain." Every moment is to be cherished, especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor. Ruthie's ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is rebellious, headstrong, defiant. He'll do anything to win Ruthie back--anything--and Patrick Kelly is getting in his way"--page [4] cover.

The selfless act

October 25, 2016
Brunstetter, Wanda E., author.
227 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Meet businessman Joel Byler who has gotten himself into a financial bind and his eccentric, wealthy Amish father who is done bailing out his spoiled son. When will Joel learn he must pay for his own mistakes - and at what cost to his business, his fiancée, and his Amish siblings?"--Publisher's description.

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

October 25, 2016
Coble, Colleen, author.
451 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions on pages 443-4443
Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family's blueberry barrens, but after her fields stop producing fruit, she's forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living. When entrepreneur Drake Newham shows up looking for a nanny for his two nieces, it's almost to good to be true. And maybe it is, because Drake brings with him dangerous questions about who might be out to kill his family.

From this day forward

October 20, 2016
Snelling, Lauraine, author.
521 pages (large print) 22 cm
Deborah MacCallister, head nurse at the Blessing hospital, has loved Toby Valders since her school days, but she's had enough of their on-again, off-again relationship. Toby truly cares for Deborah, but he's never felt like he could commit to marriage or a family. When Anton Genddarm, the new schoolteacher, comes to town, the young women of Blessing see a chance to force Toby's hand with a little strategic matchmaking. But real sparks fly between Deborah and Anton, and she finds herself in an even more complicated situation. The attention she gets from Anton makes Toby do some serious soul-searching, but is it too late?"--page [4] cover.

An Irish country love story

October 17, 2016
Taylor, Patrick, 1941- author.
653 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Two by two

October 14, 2016
Sparks, Nicholas, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
899 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"A novel" --- Dust jacket.
"At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Raleigh. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear...and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding-one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined"

A dream of miracles

October 13, 2016
Reid, Ruth, 1963- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, 2016.
Includes glossary and reader's guide.
"A young Amish widow and mother of two young children faces the lingering heartbreak of lost love, her son's mysterious illness, and a torrent of accusations that threaten to undo her until a suspicious outsider with a shadowy past comes crashing into her fragile world stirring up a dream of miracles"-- Provided by publisher.

Together for Christmas

October 11, 2016
Spencer, Katherine, 1955- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
398 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
"In the town of Cape Light, the holiday season finds one treasured relationship about to be torn apart ... while another is just coming together"-- Provided by publisher.

Once upon a wine

October 11, 2016
Kendrick, Beth, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : New American Library, 2016.
Includes reader's guide.
"When her life falls apart, Cammie Breyer returns to the seaside town of Black Dog, Delaware, where her aunt has just bought a vineyard. Together, Cammie, Aunt Ginger, and her cousin Kat will endure financial pitfalls, unruly tourists, romantic dilemmas and second thoughts as they cultivate hidden talents and new passions"-- Provided by publisher.

The Amish bride of Ice Mountain

October 11, 2016
Long, Kelly, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
358 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Kensington Publishing, 2014.
"Like most Mountain Amish girls, Mary King has always dreamed of her wedding day. But she never imagined that a sudden, irresistible kiss would result in marriage to the handsome Englischer professor studying her unique community. Or that doing the truly honorable thing means keeping their relationship chaste so both she and Dr. Jude Lyons can someday go their separate ways. But when Mary accompanies her husband-in-name-only to Atlanta to meet his wealthy, overbearing family, she's tempted more than ever by Jude's kindness, humor--and vulnerability. And when a wrenching misunderstanding causes her to return heartbroken to her remote Appalachian home, she's certain she's lost the real love they have found...and the shared future she's come to want so much. But a crisis of more than faith will work surprising miracles--and show Mary that love is strong enough to make the impossible come true"--Page [4] of cover.

I'll stand by you

October 10, 2016
Sala, Sharon, author.
499 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
As a young single mother in a gossip-fueled Georgia town, Dori Grant has weathered the storm of disapproval. But after losing everything, she must turn to her neighbors. They say the Pine boys are no good, but Johnny Pine proved them wrong. And his heart goes out to the mother and child abandoned by the good people of Blessings.

The Viscount needs a wife

October 10, 2016
Beverley, Jo, author.
589 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Since being widowed two years ago, Kitty Cateril has been trapped in her late husband's home, where she is expected to mourn forever. Desperate to escape, Kitty will consider any option -- even a hasty marriage to a stranger with no intention of abandoning his bachelor ways.

Medical judgment

October 5, 2016
Mabry, Richard L., author.
411 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Someone is after Dr. Sarah Gordon. They've stalked her and set a fire at her home. Trying to heal from the traumatic deaths of her husband and infant daughter is tough enough; now Sarah has no idea what will come next. Her late husband's best friend and a recovering alcoholic detective are trying to solve the mystery before it's too late, but they appear to be vying for her affection as well. Sarah finds herself in constant fear. As the threats on her life continue to escalate, so do the questions: Who is doing this? And why?"--Provided by publisher.

The atomic weight of love

October 4, 2016
Church, Elizabeth J., author.
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"The story of a woman whose scientific ambition is caught up in her relationships with two very different men spanning the years from World War II through the Vietnam War"-- Provided by publisher.

Back in the saddle

October 4, 2016
Herne, Ruth Logan, author.
366 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Colorado Springs, Colo. : Multnomah Books, 2016.
Includes reader's guide and recipes.
"Here comes a captivating western romance and family-centered drama with a heart of gold, featuring plenty of cowboys and family drama, from prolific author and networker Ruth Logan Herne"-- Provided by publisher.

Change of heart

October 4, 2016
Walsh, Courtney, 1975- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2016.
Includes reader's guide.
"The Valentine Volunteers refuse to let Evelyn's divorce from a disgraced Colorado senator destroy her and ask her to use her artistic talent to reimagine the city's iconic lamppost hearts, forcing her to work closely with a man who was in love with her before she sacrificed her dreams to become the perfect politician's wife"-- Provided by publisher.

The wedding pearls

October 4, 2016
Brown, Carolyn, 1948- author.
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Seattle : Montlake Romance, 2015.
"Tessa Wilson agrees to take a month-long trip around Texas jammed in a '59 Cadillac with a drama-loving teenager, two elderly spitfires and her biological mother. When cowboy Branch Thomas crosses into her lane the ride gets even crazier"-- Provided by publisher.

A tycoon to be reckoned with

September 27, 2016
James, Julia, author.
London [England] Mills & Boon, 2016.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A remorseless seduction... Bastiaan Karavalas loves the thrill of the hunt. His prey this time is tantalising Sarah Fareham, and it's a pity this seduction won't be purely for pleasure...she's a threat to his family that needs to be removed! Sarah dreams of becoming an opera singer, but must scrape a living as a nightclub performer, overcoming her inhibitions by hiding behind her vivacious stage persona 'Sabine'. It becomes her only defence against Bastiaan's sensual onslaught. But Bastiaan is a tycoon to be reckoned with, and once his true intentions are revealed will Sarah's facade be enough to safeguard her fragile heart?

Billionaire without a past

September 27, 2016
Marinelli, Carol. author.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Nikolai Eristov lives by one rule: never look back. The inscrutable tycoon has buried his past so deep that, to the outside world, the only thing driving him is his personal chauffeur. Until Nikolai meets elegant ballet dancer Rachel Cary at a wedding&#x; Behind her practiced smile and innate sensuality, he glimpses a woman running from shadows as dark as his own. One electric night together leads Nikolai to promise Rachel two weeks of exquisite pleasure. Except for the first time, this indomitable billionaire lied. Because two weeks isn't nearly enough!

In the boss's castle

September 27, 2016
Gilmore, Jessica, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2016.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Maddison Carter is determined to build her perfect life - one that provides the security she's always craved. But arriving in London for a six-month job swap, she's tempted by a man who's totally off-limits - her delectable boss, Kit Buchanan!

Morelli's mistress

September 27, 2016
Mather, Anne, author.
London [England] Mills & Boon, 2016.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A forbidden affair... Five years ago Abby Laurence would have given anything to be Luke Morelli's mistress. The taste of his lips and the burn of his touch offered safety, and the sanctuary she craved more than anything. But Luke's love was off-limits, because Abby was married to another longer denied? Now Luke is back. He's never forgotten Abby's betrayal and he's determined she will pay for her lies. Finally free of her husband, there is only one way that she can make amends... An affair might have been illicit once, but she's Luke's for the taking now!

The billionaire who saw her beauty

September 27, 2016
Winters, Rebecca, 1940- author.
London [England] Mills & Boon, 2016.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The beauty and the billionaire Socialite Alessandra Caracciolo has always lived in her glamorous twin's shadow. When the love of her life chose her sister, his betrayal convinced shy Alessandra that no man would ever truly fall for her... Yet from the moment she meets Italian billionaire Rinieri Montanari Alessandra feels an instant connection. And as she works alongside him she discovers that beneath his playboy charm lies a deeply honourable heart. Alessandra dares to hope Rinieri will be the first man to have eyes only for her - but can she be brave enough to believe in their love?

The Boden birthright : novella

September 23, 2016
Connealy, Mary, author.
205 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The Cimarron legacy"--T.p.
After the death of his wife, prosperous businessman Chance Boden heads west along the Santa Fe Trail with his son to escape the powerful, controlling hands of his in-laws and establish his own ranch. With winter coming and no home to live in he finds work with Frank Chastain, whose beautiful daughter gives him reason to delay buying his own holdings. With Veronica's offer to care for young Cole while Chance learns the ways of ranching in the desert, he has little choice but to accept the Chastains' offer to stay on.

The courtship basket

September 23, 2016
Clipston, Amy, author.
471 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Years ago, a picnic basket brought two hearts together. For Rachel and Mike, history may be about to repeat itself. Rachel Fisher is devastated when the young man she's loved for years leaves her to date her best friend. Her heart is broken, and she has all but given up on love. Rachel is determined to keep her mind off the pain, and she starts teaching at an Amish school for children with learning disabilities. Since his father became ill, Mike Lantz has been overwhelmed with the responsibility of providing for his family and caring for his six-year-old brother, John. When John joins Rachel's class and she learns that his mother is deceased and his father sick, she desperately wants to help the family, even with something as simple as a meal. With her parents' old picnic basket, Rachel begins sending food to the Lantz family. As the weeks go by, John's grades start to improve, and the attraction grows between Rachel and Mike. They can't deny that their friendship is growing toward something more, but both of them are hesitant to risk a more serious relationship. The last thing Rachel wants is another heartbreak, and Mike is worried about providing for his loved ones. Will the two be able to reconcile their past hurts with new hope for the future?" --Provided by publisher.


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