New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

April 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Katie opens her heart

April 17, 2014
Eicher, Jerry S.
Detroit : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
449 pages ; 23 cm.
Emma Raber has refused to remarry since her daughter Katie's daett died soon after she was born. And in an effort to keep Katie home, she has forbidden her from participating in the rumspringa tradition. When widower Jesse Mast calls for Mamm's hand in marriage, Katie hopes to move into a new phase of life and leave the old "Emma Raber's daughter" behind. But sparks fly when Jesse's children object fiercely to the attentions their daett is paying to Emma Raber. Then widow Ruth Troyer makes her own move for Jesse Mast's hand.

A noble groom

April 17, 2014
Hedlund, Jody.
©2013
525 pages ; 22 cm.
Recently-widowed Annalisa Werner has the feeling her husband was murdered but can't prove it. Alone with her young daughter in 1881 Michigan, she has six months left to finish raising the money needed to pay back the land contract her husband purchased, and the land is difficult to toil by herself. She needs a husband. With unmarried men scarce, her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom. For nobleman Carl von Reichert, the blade of the guillotine is his fate. He's been accused and convicted of a serious crime he didn't commit, and his only escape is to flee to a small German community in Michigan where he'll be safe. He secures a job on Annalisa's farm but bumbles through learning about farming and manual labor. Annalisa senses that Karl is harboring a secret about his past, yet she finds herself drawn to him anyway. He's gentle, kind, and romantic -- unlike any of the men she's ever known. He begins to restore her faith in the ability to love -- but her true groom is still on his way. And time is running out on them all.

Love's journey home

April 17, 2014
Irvin, Kelly.
©2013
553 pages ; 22 cm.
It's been seven years since her husband died, but Helen Crouch is doing just fine. She's selling her jams and canned goods at the bakery and making a tidy living. But her whole world goes topsy-turvy when a new family moves to town. Gabriel Gless has brought his children to Bliss Creek to escape the worldly influences in Indiana. Helen and Gabriel have so much in common -- the loss of their beloved spouses, the experience of raising their families alone, their rock-solid faith -- so why can't they seem to speak without arguing? And that's not all that's going on in Bliss Creek this summer. In the middle of a punishing drought, the community is faced with the decision to uproot their families and establish a new settlement. As families struggle to say goodbye, each one must find the faith to follow the Lord's direction.

Once upon a prince

April 17, 2014
Hauck, Rachel, 1960-
©2013
527 pages ; 22 cm.
Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess -- just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn't going according to plan. When her high-school-sweetheart-turned-Marine-officer breaks up instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life... The last thing Prince Nathaniel expects to find on his American holiday to St. Simon's Island is the queen of his heart. A prince has duties, and his family's tense political situation has chosen his bride for him. But when he comes to Susanna's aid under the fabled Lover's Oak, he is blindsided by love. It's the ultimate choice: His kingdom or her heart? God's will or their own?

The museum of extraordinary things

April 14, 2014
Hoffman, Alice.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
495 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
The daughter of a Coney Island boardwalk curiosities museum's front man pursues an impassioned love affair with a Russian immigrant photographer who after fleeing his Lower East Side Orthodox community has captured poignant images of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

The sisters Weiss

April 11, 2014
Ragen, Naomi.
©2013
589 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents. When a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, events lead to her exile from all she has ever known. Forty years later, Pearl's sheltered young daughter discovers the ugly truth about her aunt and sets off on a dangerous adventure that will alter the future for all involved.

Shadow spell

April 7, 2014
Roberts, Nora.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

Forget me not

April 7, 2014
Michaels, Fern.
©2013
pages ; cm

Waking the dead

April 7, 2014
Graham, Heather.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
pages cm.

Big sky wedding

March 31, 2014
Miller, Linda Lael.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
384 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Wedding bells are ringing in Parable, Montana, but Brylee Parrish hasn't enjoyed the sound since being jilted at the altar by Hutch Carmody. She's over Hutch now, and running a multimillion-dollar business is challenging enough for this country gal. So she should avoid falling head over boot heels for A-list actor Zane Sutton. He's come home to his rodeo roots, but Hollywood lured him away once and just might again. Yet everything about him, from his easy charm to his concern for his young half brother, seems too genuine to resist.... Zane didn't come to Parable for love-- but count on a spirited woman to change a jaded cowboy's mind. Problem is, Brylee's not convinced he's here to stay. Good thing he's determined to prove to her, kiss by kiss, that she's meant to be his bride.

The look of love

March 31, 2014
Andre, Bella.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
335 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Having been physically abused in a past relationship, Chloe Peterson has sworn off men. Then renowned photographer Chase Sullivan helps her get her car out of a ditch-- and that chip off her shoulder.

It had to be you

March 31, 2014
Shalvis, Jill.
Thorndike, Maine Center Point Large Print, 2013.
384 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she's a thief, and now she's about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who's as sexy as he is stern. After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke's own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?

Sandrine's case

March 31, 2014
Cook, Thomas H.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Samuel Madison always wondered what Sandrine saw in him. He's a meek, stuffy doctorate student, and she's a brilliant, beautiful bohemian with limitless talent and imagination. Yet on the surface their marriage seemed perfectly tranquil. Then one night Sandrine is found dead in their bed from a deadly overdose of pain medication and alcohol, and Samuel is accused of poisoning her. As the truth of their turbulent marriage comes to light, Samuel must face a town convinced of his guilt.

The icing on the cake

March 31, 2014
Thompson, Janice A.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
382 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Scarlet Lindsey is making a name for herself as the best wedding cake designer in Texas, but the brother of her friend Bella has designs of his own which may derail her dreams.

Barefoot summer

March 31, 2014
Hunter, Denise, 1968-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
383 pages ; 23 cm.
In the years since her twin brother's drowning, Madison has struggled to put it behind her. Despite the support of her close-knit family and her gratifying job as a veterinarian in their riverside town, the loss still haunts her. To find closure, Madison sets out to fulfill his dream of winning the town's annual regatta. But first she has to learn to sail, and fast. She'll even work with the infamous Beckett to reach her goal. Can their romance survive summer's challenges? And will achieving her brother's dream give Madison the peace she desperately seeks?

The Amish seamstress

March 31, 2014
Clark, Mindy Starns.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes discussion questions, pages 539-541.
Izzy Mueller is an exceptional listener and gifted caregiver. She's also a talented seamstress. As the young woman sits with her elderly patients, she quietly sews as they share their stories. She's content with her life until circumstances reconnect her with someone she once loved. Zed Bayer, a Mennonite, is not what her family is hoping for in a spouse, and his creative interest in filmmaking is definitely at odds with her Amish upbringing.

Thinking of you

March 31, 2014
Mansell, Jill.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
519 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Ginny didn't think her daughter Jem's start at university would be so difficult for her until after she drives three hours to Bristol on a lonely whim to find Jem happily absorbed in her new life at school with flatmates Lucy and Rupert. Now she's not so sure. In quick order, Ginny decides to revamp her social life. She finds a job waitressing at a posh restaurant and antiques center and puts an ad out for a roommate. Everyone who applies for the spare room is awful, but then Perry Kennedy shows up, handsome and flirtatious. When move-in day comes, he pulls a bait and switch, claiming the room was meant all along for his sister Laurel, who's been a bit down since a recent breakup. Before she can say no, Perry asks her out. So begins Ginny's not-so-fabulous new life, caretaking sad-sack Laurel, dating Perry when she can pin him down and fretting over Jem. Thankfully she has Jem and Gavin, her ex-husband, and her boss Finn to cheer her up. But never fear, brighter days are ahead, even for mopey Laurel.

Larkspur Road

March 31, 2014
Gregory, Jill.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
366 pages ; 23 cm
Fifth grade teacher Mia Quinn expected a tranquil summer in her hometown of Lonesome Way, Montana, sewing for her quilting group's exhibition fundraiser and caring for her rescued dog, Samson. But all her plans for a relaxing break are thrown out the window when Travis Tanner -- the boy who broke her heart in high school -- returns to town with his ten year old adopted stepson. A former FBI agent, the boy Mia once knew is now well over six feet of male muscle -- and he still has the power to make Mia lose her train of thought with just a glance. When Travis asks her to tutor his troubled son, Mia quickly discovers that the sparks between them are hotter than ever. As danger comes to Lonesome Way and family secrets come to light, will Travis and Mia realize that love can be even better the second time around?

Secrets of a powerful man

March 27, 2014
Shaw, Chantelle, author.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, [2013]
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Large print"--Cover.
Salvatore Castallano is haunted by the accident that left a blank in his memory. His young daughter is the one bright light in his dark existence and he'll do anything for her, Even if that means moving a delicious temptation under his roof! Darcy Rivers can't refuse Salvatore's proposal. Unemployed and fleeing the memories of her recent divorce, time in the grand Torre d'Aquilla castle may be just what she needs. But the closer she gets to this powerful man, the closer he gets to uncovering her secrets!

Visconti's forgotten heir

March 27, 2014
Power, Elizabeth, author.
©2013
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Large print"--Cover.
"At her new job interview, single mom Magenta James feels like her life is finally back on track after suffering from amnesia. Until she meets Andreas Visconti's familiar sapphire gaze across the desk. She just knows the Italian CEO is the father of her child, but when doesn't get the job, it's clear they parted on bad terms. Then he offers her a new role... as his very personal assistant. Now Magenta will have to rearrange the scattered puzzle of her memory in order to make sense of the sensual tension that burns between them."--P. [4] of cover.

A touch of temptation

March 27, 2014
Pammi, Tara, author.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, [2013]
286 pages ; 22 cm
"Large print"--Cover.
"Cool, calm and collected CEO Kimberly Stanton is following hot on the heels of her scandalous sister Olivia. Not only has she revealed her (very sudden!) pregnancy, but she has rocked the international business world with the shock announcement of her marriage to outrageous Brazilian bad-boy-tycoon Diego Pereira! If rumors of huge blowout arguments, bailout money for Kim's company and dark secrets are already besetting society's most notorious couple, who can say what lies ahead for these two lovers? One thing's for sure--it'll be so much fun watching!"--Publisher.

Down range

March 26, 2014
McKenna, Lindsay, 1946-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
453 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Shadow Warriors"--Title page.

Afterburn ; aftershock

March 26, 2014
Day, Sylvia.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
407 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Cosmo red-hot reads"--Title page.
Afterburn -- Aftershock.

Lord Rakehell

March 26, 2014
Henley, Virginia.
©2013
631 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The devil wears kilts

March 26, 2014
Enoch, Suzanne.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
473 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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