New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

September 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

A love transformed

September 23, 2016
Peterson, Tracie, author.
451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When Clara Vesper's husband, Adolph, dies suddenly, Clara is stunned, but not grief-stricken. Her marriage to Adolph had been arranged, their primary interaction revolving around the sapphire jewelry Clara designed and Adolph produced and sold. Widowed and penniless, with two small children, Clara decides to return to her aunt and uncle's ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy. When secrets from Adolph's past threaten everyone she loves, Clara must fight to remain where she can fulfill her dream.

No other will do

September 23, 2016
Witemeyer, Karen, author.
545 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Men are optional. That was the credo Emma Chandler's suffragette aunts taught her and why she started a successful women's colony in Harper's Station, Texas. But when an unknown assailant tries repeatedly to drive the women out, Emma is forced to admit they might need a man after all. One who can fight. And there is only one she trusts enough to ask. Malachi Shaw has finally earned the respect he's always craved by becoming an explosives expert for the railroad. Yet when Emma's telegram arrives, he leaves his job behind and rushes to Harper's Station to repay the girl who once saved his life. Only she's not a girl any longer. She's a woman with a mind of her own and a smile that makes a man imagine a future he doesn't deserve. As the danger intensifies, old feelings grow and deepen, but Emma and Mal will need more than love to survive" -- adapted from author website.

The wish

September 22, 2016
Lewis, Beverly, 1949- author.
429 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Leona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own. Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona--it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other's families, remaining close friends for life. Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona's pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind.

Always a cowboy

September 19, 2016
Miller, Linda Lael, author.
407 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Drake Carson is the quintessential cowboy. In charge of the family ranch, he knows the realities of this life, its pleasures and heartbreaks. Lately, managing the wild stallions on his property is wearing him down. When an interfering so-called expert arrives and starts offering her opinion, Drake is wary, but he can't deny the longing - and the challenge - she stirs in him. Luce Hale is researching how wild horses interact with ranch animals - and with ranchers. The Carson matriarch invites her to stay with the family, which guarantees frequent encounters with Drake, her ruggedly handsome and decidedly unwelcoming son. Luce and Drake are at odds from the very beginning, especially when it comes to the rogue stallion who's stealing the ranch mares. But when Drake believes Luce is in danger, that changes everything - for both of them.

Texas tall

September 19, 2016
Dailey, Janet, author.
461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"She can't forget him. The born rancher who stole her heart, her ex husband, the tough, tender father of her child. Tori Tyler can't let Will Tyler go to prison for a crime that was a simple accident...He can't let her go. The sassy, sexy wife he never meant to drive away...With the ranch in trouble and his freedom on the line, somehow fighting for her is the only thing that matters"-- Publisher.

The loyal heart

September 16, 2016
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2016.
Includes discussion questions.
"Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate officer in the Civil War, came to Galveston, Texas, after the war to fulfill his promise to a dying comrade to look after his widow. He didn't expect to find love in the unlikeliest of places"--Provided by publisher.

The comfort of favorite things

September 16, 2016
Kent, Alison, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
384 pages ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Amazon Publishing, 2015.
"When Dakota Keller travels to the small Texas town of Hope Springs to start a new life with the support of his siblings, he is reunited with Thea Clark--the girl he couldn't resist in high school and whose memory kept him sane in prison--who is recovering from an abusive relationship"--Provided by publisher.

Hearth song

September 16, 2016
Greiman, Lois, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Kensington, 2016.
Includes discussion questions.
"Bravura Lambert has a five-year-old daughter to raise, a tumbledown house to restore, a struggling business to run, and a husband who only shows up when he needs money. Tonk Redhawk has been helping her and when her husband does the unthinkable, Bravura will finally face the truth about her choices"-- Provided by publisher.

Jonathan unleashed

September 14, 2016
Rosoff, Meg, author.
363 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Jonathan Trefoil's boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him - only richer and more organized with a different sense of humour. On the plus side, his two flatmates are determined to fix his life - or possibly to destroy it altogether. It's difficult to be certain as they only speak dog. Poor Jonathan. He doesn't remember life being this confusing back in the good old days before everyone expected him to act like a person. But one thing he knows for sure: if he can make it in New York City, he can make it anywhere. Will he get out of advertising, meet the girl of his dreams and figure out the gender of his secret crush? Given how it's going so far, probably not.

Frost line

September 1, 2016
Howard, Linda, 1950- author.
New York, NY : Harper Collins Books, [2016]
375 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Expected date of publication: 2016/08.
"Larger Print."
Lenna is Strength, a manifestation of the Tarot card, and powerful beyond reckoning. But when she's pulled into the human realm, tasked with protecting a young boy, everything is thrown into chaos. Lenna's not supposed to be here, interacting with mortals. She's definitely not supposed to be drawn to the sexy mercenary sent to retrieve her by any means necessary. As a Hunter for magical beings, Caine's duty is simple: return this compelling, impossibly attractive woman -- or eliminate her. Instead he's drawn into Lenna's dangerous rescue mission and blindsided by his growing feelings. But there is more than one enemy to contend with. And as the clock runs out, failure means not just the loss of an innocent life and the woman Caine has come to love, but the destruction of Lenna's entire world.

For the love of you

August 25, 2016
Hill, Donna (Donna O.), author.
277 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.


August 25, 2016
Zane, author.
419 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Mega-bestselling author Zane returns to the world of her hugely popular novels Addicted and Nervous. This dark and exhilarating follow-up features a beautiful but emotionally damaged pop star determined to enact revenge on those who have caused her to hide behind her fame.

The house on Windridge

August 25, 2016
Peterson, Tracie, author.
263 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When her mother dies in childbirth, Jessica's father sends his infant daughter to New York to be raised by an older aunt. Aunt Harriet tells Jessica nothing of her father's offer to take her back, and pushes her into an arranged marriage with an abusive and unfaithful man. After her aunt and husband die, Jessica is alone in the world with her infant son. Returning to the Kansas ranch where her life began, she doesn't know whom to trust. Will Windridge become the home Jessica has always longed for, or the scene of her final betrayal?

A husband for Mari

August 24, 2016
Miller, Emma, author.
295 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

An Amish harvest

August 24, 2016
Davids, Patricia, author.
295 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Plain protector

August 24, 2016
Stone, Alison, 1969- author.
301 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Dark carousel

August 24, 2016
Feehan, Christine, author.
629 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard's blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own. What Tariq doesn't know is that Charlotte is using herself and her best friend as bait--to try to draw out the bloodthirsty killers who have already murdered Charlotte's brother and mentor. Charlotte is familiar with Tariq. Not only is he one of the richest and most eligible bachelors in the city, but he's also a renowned collector of old carousel horses, which Charlotte restores. Their shared passion opens Charlotte up to trusting him with her life and with the desire she can no longer control. But it also makes her vulnerable to a centuries-old curse that will unite her and Tariq in a war against the enemies of humans and Carpathians alike.."--Provided by publisher.

Made for us

August 24, 2016
Chase, Samantha, author.
445 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The Shaughnessy brothers have spent the years since their mother's untimely death taking care of one another and trying to make their father proud. Oldest son Aidan is hardworking, handsome, successful and still single. Sure, he'd like to have his own family someday, but who has the time? She'll show him how to find it. Zoe Dalton, a stunning designer Aidan meets on one of his construction jobs, has the beauty and heart to make Aidan realize how much he's been missing. But it's not easy to break down walls you've spent years building up. Now there's a major storm bearing down on the North Carolina coast, and it could be catalyst enough to force Aidan and Zoe into some major decision of the heart.


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