New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

May 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Beneath the surface

May 22, 2018
Blackburn, Lynn Huggins, author.
©2018
505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she'd left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help. Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff's Office dive team. When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer--one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all. Dive Team Investigations series." -- Publisher's annotation.

Her secret Amish child

May 22, 2018
Williford, Cheryl, author.
©2017
297 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Rachel's dream

May 22, 2018
Baker, Lisa Jones, author.
©2017
347 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Prince's son of scandal

May 22, 2018
Collins, Dani, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
For one night reclusive heiress Trella Sauveterre throws off the fear-ridden shackles of her childhood abduction. But after succumbing to a sizzling seduction she falls unexpectedly pregnant! Deeply uncomfortable in the spotlight, Trella can't bear a high-profile pregnancy and keeps the identity of her baby's father hidden ... Then a tabloid photo of a scorching kiss implicates Crown Prince Xavier of Elazar in the scandal. He'll do anything to claim his shock child - even kidnap Trella! Xavier must legitimise his son. And it'll be his pleasure to make Trella his royal bride!

Next year in Havana

May 22, 2018
Cleeton, Chanel, author.
©2018
541 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution ... Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary ... Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage--and what it means to be Cuban"-- Provided by publisher.

All my tomorrows : three historical romance novellas of everlasting love

May 21, 2018
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
467 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Worth the wait / Karen Witemeyer -- An awakened heart / Jody Hedlund -- Toward the sunrise / Elizabeth Hedlund.

Together forever

May 21, 2018
Hedlund, Jody, author.
©2018
515 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Marianne Neumann takes a job as a placing agent with the Children's Aid Society in hopes of finding her younger sister. In 1858 New York she finds it's not always easy to offer children a better life.

A stardance summer

May 21, 2018
March, Emily, author.
©2017
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Instant attraction

May 21, 2018
Shalvis, Jill, author.
©2009
423 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A most novel heir

May 18, 2018
Mason, Susan Anne, author.
©2018
525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Devil in tartan

May 18, 2018
London, Julia, author.
©2018
501 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh

May 18, 2018
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
©2018
523 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
An independent nobleman Lord Randolph Cavanaugh is loyal and devoted--but only to family. To the rest of the world, he's aloof and untouchable, a respected and driven entrepreneur. But Rand yearns for more in life, and when he travels to Buckinghamshire to review a recent investment, he discovers a passionate woman who will challenge his rigid self-control... A determined lady Felicia Throgmorton intends to keep her family afloat. For decades, her father was consumed by his inventions and now, months after his death, with their finances in ruins, her brother insists on continuing their father's tinkering. Felicia is desperate to hold together what's left of the estate. Then she discovers she must help persuade their latest investor that her father's follies are a risk worth taking... Together--the perfect team Rand arrives at Throgmorton Hall to discover the invention on which he's staked his reputation has exploded, the inventor is not who he expected and a fiercely intelligent woman now holds the key to his future success. But unflinching courage in the face of dismaying hurdles is a trait they share, and Rand and Felicia are forced to act together against ruthless foes to protect everything they hold dear.

A borrowed dream

May 14, 2018
Cabot, Amanda, 1948- author.
©2018
507 pages (large print) : illustrations, map, genealogical table ; 23 cm.
Feeling that her dreams of happily ever after have been stolen, Cimarron Creek's schoolteacher resigns herself to a life without love . . . until a rancher with a secret past comes to town.

The heart's appeal

May 14, 2018
Delamere, Jennifer, author.
©2018
563 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Strong-minded and independent Julia Bernay comes to London to study medicine and become a doctor--a profession that has only just opened up to women. She witnesses a serious accident, and through her quick actions saves the life of an ambitious young barrister named Michael Stephenson. Coming from a family that long ago lost its money and its respectability, Michael Stephenson has achieved what many would have thought was impossible. Hard work and an aptitude for the law have enabled him to rise above his family's stigma and set him on the path to wealth and recognition. But his well-laid plans are upended when the accident brings Julia into his life. Michael soon discovers he's met a woman every bit as stubborn and determined to make her mark on the world as he is. Sparks fly--but will they find common ground?

The lacemaker

May 11, 2018
Frantz, Laura, author.
©2018
575 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Harp on the willow

May 10, 2018
Hoff, B. J., 1940- author.
©2018
407 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

My Oxford year

May 10, 2018
Whelan, Julia, 1984- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, [2018]
489 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
An unabridged reprint of the Morrow edition published in 2018.
"Based on the screenplay "Oxford" by Allison Burnett" -- Verso of title page.
"American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen: Study at Oxford. At 24, she's finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she's offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star's presidential campaign. With the promise that she'll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she's free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is, until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day. When Ella discovers that her English literature course will be taught by none other than that same local, Jamie Davenport, she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she's envisioned. But a late-night drink reveals a connection she wasn't anticipating finding and what begins as a casual fling soon develops into something much more when Ella learns Jamie has a life-changing secret. Immediately, Ella is faced with a seemingly impossible decision: turn her back on the man she's falling in love with to follow her political dreams or be there for him during a trial neither are truly prepared for. As the end of her year in Oxford rapidly approaches, Ella must decide if the dreams she's always wanted are the same ones she's now yearning for" -- Provided by publisher.

The cast : a novel

May 9, 2018
Steel, Danielle, author.
New York, New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
317 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Large print.
Follow a talented and creative woman as she launches her first television series, helping to recruit an unforgettable cast that will bring a dramatic family saga to the screen. The strength of women - between generations, and among friends, colleagues, and family - takes center stage, as all-too-real people find the courage to persevere in life's drama of heartbreak and joy.

The family gathering

May 8, 2018
Carr, Robyn, author.
©2018
509 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Dakota Jones is the second youngest of four children who had a difficult upbringing living with parents who struggle with mental illness. He escaped his family as soon as he could by joining the military. Now, after several tours of duty he has been discharged. He has nowhere to go and no solid plans for the future. Refusing to return home to his parents he arrives in Sullivan's Crossing where his brother Cal and sister Sierra have each experienced the healing power of the place and its people. Nestled at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails, the area attracts those looking for answers or direction or a new lease on life. Dakota will come to terms with his less-than-perfect family and will plant the roots he's never had.

The queen of hearts

May 8, 2018
Martin, Kimmery, author.
©2018
537 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Across the blue

May 8, 2018
Turansky, Carrie, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
575 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published by: Multnomah, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York.
Includes Readers' guide (discussion questions).
"Set in Edwardian England, this romance about an English aviation pioneer and the girl who falls in love with him is filled with adventure and faith"-- Provided by publisher.

Where secrets sleep

May 8, 2018
Perry, Marta, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published by: Harlequin Books S.A.
"After a terrible betrayal, Allison Standish flees Philadelphia for the small Amish village of Laurel Ridge to claim an unexpected inheritance. Strange stipulations in her grandmother's will soon bring distant relatives and seething townsfolk to Allison's door. Then she discovers her grandmother's death may not have been accidental, and someone wants Allison gone. Permanently"-- Provided by publisher.

My hope next door

May 8, 2018
Gray, Tammy L., author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published by: Amazon Publishing, 2016.
"Through an unexpected friendship, two people from different worlds--former bad girl Katie Stone and Asher Powell, son of a small-town pastor--find peace, hope, and a second chance they never dreamed was possible"-- Provided by publisher.

Pelican Point

May 8, 2018
Hannon, Irene, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
452 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published by: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
"The crumbling lighthouse he inherited in Hope Harbor, Oregon, does not fit into Army doctor Ben Garrison's plans for life after the military, but Hope Harbor Herald editor Marci Weber is determined to save the Pelican Point landmark. Sparks fly as the two come together to decide the fate of the lighthouse"-- Provided by publisher.

His wicked charm

May 7, 2018
Camp, Candace, author.
©2018
577 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Lilah Holcutt dislikes Constantine Moreland on sight, despite the fact that his twin brother has married her best friend, but when Con's sisters are kidnapped, Lilah is intrigued enough to help him investigate.

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