New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

March 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Treasured grace

March 24, 2017
Peterson, Tracie, author.
©2017
445 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Unabridged.
"Heart of the frontier book 1"--T.p.
Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After her parents died, raising her two younger sisters became her responsibility. A hasty marriage to a minister who is heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start, but a cholera outbreak along the wagon trail has left Grace a widow in a very precarious position. Having learned natural remedies and midwifery from her mother, Grace seeks an opportunity to use her skills for the benefit of others . So when she and her sisters arrive at the Whitman mission in "Oregon Country," she decides to stay rather than push on. With the help of Alex Armistead, a French-American fur trapper, Grace begins to provide care for her neighbors, including some of the native populace. But not everyone welcomes her skills-- or her presence-- and soon Grace finds herself and those she loves in more danger than she imagined possible.

Sunrise Canyon

March 23, 2017
Dailey, Janet, author.
©2016
381 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Before he left for Afghanistan, Jake O'Reilly had everything--a beautiful wife, a baby on the way, a wonderful life. Three years later, his wife is dead and he is so haunted by his memories of war that he can't bring himself to go home. But when his wife's grandfather tracks him down and persuades him to come work on his ranch, where Jake's daughter is living, he agrees--even though he is reluctant to expose his little girl to the man he's become.

A million little things

March 23, 2017
Mallery, Susan, author.
©2017
523 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Zoe Saldivar is more than just single--she's ALONE. She recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, she works from home and her best friend Jen is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. The day Zoe accidentally traps herself in her attic with her hungry-looking cat, she realizes that it's up to her to stop living in isolation. Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated--her first new friend is Jen's widowed mom, Pam. The only guy to give her butterflies in a very long time is Jen's brother. And meanwhile, Pam is being very deliberately seduced by Zoe's own smooth-as-tequila father. Pam's flustered, Jen's annoyed and Zoe is beginning to think "alone" doesn't sound so bad, after all."--Amazon.com

The heart of Henry Quantum

March 23, 2017
Harding, Pepper, author.
©2016
297 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Henry Quantum has several thoughts going through his head at any given time, so it s no surprise when he forgets something very important specifically, a Christmas gift for his wife, which he realizes two days before Christmas. Henry sets off in search of the perfect present for her: a bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume. But much like Henry s ever-wandering mind, his quest takes him in different and unexpected directions, including running into the former love of his life, Daisy. His wife, meanwhile, unhappy in her marriage, is hiding a secret of her own. And Daisy, who has made the unsettling choice of leaving her husband to strike out on her own, finds herself questioning whether she and Henry belong together after all."--Amazon.com

Amelia and the captain

March 23, 2017
Copeland, Lori, author.
©2017
333 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
The three wily McDougal sisters can swindle a man in less time than it takes to lasso a calf. When the wagon carrying them falls under attack, each sister is picked up by a different man. Amelia finds herself hanging on for dear life to Union Captain Morgan Kane. But when she confesses she's running from the law, he drops her off in Galveston, only to come to her rescue. No sooner does Amelia arrive at the Port of Galveston than she falls into the clutches of a villian intent on selling her to a privateer. Taken aboard a ship with ten other female captives destined for slavery, can Amelia count on the cunning Captain Kane to swoop in and save her...again?

The girl in the castle

March 23, 2017
Montefiore, Santa, 1970- author.
©2015
699 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"P.S. insights, interviews & more ..." pages 673-697.
"Originally published in [sic] Songs of Love and War in Great Britain in 2015 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd." -- verso.
International sensation Santa Montefiore presents the first book in a trilogy that follows three Irish women through the decades of the twentieth century--perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Hazel Gaynor. Born on the ninth day of the ninth month in the year 1900, Kitty Deverill is special as her grandmother has always told her. Built on the stunning green hills of West Cork, Ireland, Castle Deverill is Kitty's beloved home, where many generations of Deverills have also resided. Although she's Anglo-Irish, Kitty's heart completely belongs to the wild countryside of the Emerald Isle, and her devotion to her Irish-Catholic friends Bridie Doyle, the daughter of the castle's cook, and Jack O'Leary, the vet's son, is unmatched--even if Jack is always reminding her that she isn't fully Irish. Still, Jack and Kitty can't help falling in love although they both know their union faces the greatest obstacles since they are from different worlds. Bridie cherishes her friendship with Kitty, who makes her feel more like her equal than a servant. Yet she can't help dreaming of someday having all the wealth and glamour Kitty's station in life affords her. But when she discovers a secret that Kitty has been keeping from her, Bridie finds herself growing resentful toward the girl in the castle who seems to have it all. When the Irish revolt to throw over British rule in Southern Ireland, Jack enlists to fight. Worried for her safety, Jack warns Kitty to keep her distance, but she refuses and throws herself into the cause for Irish liberty, running messages and ammunition between the rebels. But as Kitty soon discovers, her allegiance to her family and her friends will be tested--and when Castle Deverill comes under attack, the only home and life she's ever known are threatened. A powerful story of love, loyalty, and friendship, The Girl in the Castle is an exquisitely written novel set against the magical, captivating landscape of Ireland.

A love made new

March 15, 2017
Fuller, Kathleen, author.
©2016
367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"In the Amish community of Birch Creek, Abigail thinks she's lost her chance at love, but with God all things--even love--can be made new"--Provided by publisher.

Devil in spring

March 13, 2017
Kleypas, Lisa, author.
©2017
485 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Larger print"--Back Cover.
Strong-willed Lady Pandora Ravenel meets her match in Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, one of London's most notorious and irresistible rakes.

Dangerous games : a novel

March 10, 2017
Steel, Danielle, author.
©2017
354 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world--from riots in America to protests on the streets of Tehran. With her daughter in college, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex-Navy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of an explosive story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the vice president of the United States, Tony Clark. Alix starts with a nationally revered woman who may be the key to exposing frightening secrets. Olympia Foster is the fragile, reclusive widow of America's most admired senator, who had been destined for the presidency before an assassin's bullet felled him. Since then, Olympia has found emotional support from Clark, who once wanted her as his wife and now stands as her protector and confidant. When Alix begins to dig deeper, federal agents pick up the trail. Then the threats begin. As the stakes rise in this dangerous game, Alix needs Ben's help as never before. And soon they realize they are grappling with an adversary far more sinister than they had imagined"-- Provided by publisher.

Rescue me

March 9, 2017
Warren, Susan May, 1966- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
448 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, 2017.
"Deputy Sam Brooks is committed to keeping the town of Mercy Falls, Montana, safe. But when an arsonist strikes, Sam must abandon all his safety rules to rescue the woman he's falling in love with"-- Provided by publisher.

The visions of Ransom Lake

March 8, 2017
McClure, Marcia Lynn, author.
©2011
464 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published in 2011.
"Youthful beauty, naive innocence, a romantic imagination thirsting for adventure--is an apt description of Vaden Valmont, who would soon find the adventure and mystery she had always longed to experience--in the form of a man--a somber recluse, Ransom Lake"--Provided by publisher.

A note yet unsung

March 8, 2017
Alexander, Tamera, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
639 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes reader's guide.
"Despite her training as a master violinist, Rebekah Carrington was denied entry into the Nashville Philharmonic by young conductor Nathaniel Whitcomb, who bowed to public opinion. Now, with a reluctant muse and a recurring pain in his head, he needs her help to finish his symphony"--Provided by publisher.

The seekers

March 8, 2017
Brunstetter, Wanda E., author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
445 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes reader's guide and recipes.
"Married for ten years with no children to help fill her days, Heidi Troyer comes up with the idea of teaching classes in the art of Amish cooking in her Holmes County, Ohio, home. Heidi teaches a variety of skills, but it is her words of wisdom that have a profound effect on her five students"--Provided by publisher.

Power game

March 7, 2017
Feehan, Christine, author.
©2017
585 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Titus returns

March 7, 2017
Lillard, Amy, author.
©2017
439 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Lady Bridget's diary

March 7, 2017
Rodale, Maya, author.
©2016
427 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Nightfall

March 7, 2017
Wright, Richard Bruce, 1937- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
223 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Retired university professor James Hillyer barely exists after the death of his beloved daughter in her forties. He locates the woman he fell in love with many years ago on a summer trip to Quebec, but Odette's present existence is haunted by ghosts from her own past. The collision of past and present alters their lives"-- Provided by publisher.

Wives, fiancees, and side-chicks of Hotlanta

March 6, 2017
Whitfield, Shereé, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
419 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Fashion designer and entrepreneur Sasha navigates two rival BFFs and a basketball star whose love could derail her future and reveal a side of herself even she didnt know existed.

The innkeeper of Ivy Hill

March 6, 2017
Klassen, Julie, 1964- author.
©2016
647 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
Unabridged.
Includes discussion questions (pages 643-644).
When her husband dies suddenly, Jane Bell becomes the reluctant landlady of The Bell, an inn in the village of Ivy Hill. Jane has no idea how to manage a business, but with the town's livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must quickly find a way to save the inn. Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her mother-in-law, Thora, for help.

A stranger's gift

March 6, 2017
Schmidt, Anna, 1943- author.
©2011
533 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Bride by arrangement

March 6, 2017
Kirst, Karen, author.
©2016
421 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Newly minted Cowboy Creek sheriff Noah Burgess doesn't want a wife&#x;despite his friends insisting that he needs one. So when they send for a big-city single mother to be his mail-order bride, he's fit to be tied. Even if vivacious Grace Longstreet might just be the only person who can see past Noah's scars&#x;and help him heal. Grace needs a husband to keep her and her twin daughters out of her brother-in-law's grasp. And she'll do anything--ncluding taking on her cousin's identity--to find one. But as the attraction between Grace and the lawman sparks higher, she begins hoping for a real marriage. So she needs to tell the truth&#x;or a mail-order match that's meant to be could crumble.

Frontier engagement

March 6, 2017
Scott, Regina, 1959- author.
©2016
373 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The Amish widow's secret

March 6, 2017
Williford, Cheryl, author.
©2015
297 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Lady pirate

March 6, 2017
Sands, Lynsay, author.
©2001
543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
After masquerading on the high seas as the priate Captain Red, Valoree has learned she is named heir to Ainsley Castle. However, she cannot claim her birthright unless she is married and pregnant. So, the pirate must become a lady, with the help of her cutthroat crew, in order to find a husband.

Can't help falling

March 6, 2017
Isaac, Kara, author.
©2016
430 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and a mysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together in a snowy and picturesque Oxford, England"-- Provided by publisher.

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