New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

August 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo

August 21, 2017
Reid, Taylor Jenkins, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
559 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2017.
Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life, and chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job. Summoned to Evelyn's Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress, but as Evelyn's story catches up with the present it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways.

The secret heir of Alazar [sound recording]

August 18, 2017
Hewitt, Kate, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
One stolen night with the Sultan ... Virginal Gracie Jones longs for adventure - and one incredible evening in Rome, she finds it in the arms of charismatic Malik al Bahjat. But morning reveals he's next in line to Alazar's throne! Driven away by his royal family, Gracie discovers too late that their forbidden night left her pregnant ... When Malik learns the truth a decade later, he explodes back into Gracie's life. He sweeps her from her small hometown to his splendid kingdom where, kiss by scorching kiss, he's intent on legitimising his heir - and satisfying his cravings - by crowning Gracie his desert queen!

The Spanish tycoon's takeover

August 18, 2017
Douglas, Michelle, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
The new boss ... Her family hotel has just been taken over and Wynne needs to do whatever it takes to seem bright, breezy and unflappable. Easier said than done! If she can work nicely with the charismatic and ruthless Xavier Ramos then her colleagues might just keep their jobs ... Xavier has no qualms about ruthlessly transforming a homely motel into a chic boutique hotel - only he has a fight on his hands against fiery Wynne! While he's busy taking over her hotel, with every battle he finds she's taking another piece of his heart ...

Miss prim and the maverick millionaire

August 18, 2017
Singh, Nina, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
In paradise ... with the boss! When CEO Cabe Jordan accidently insults employee Jenna Townsend, he needs to make amends, and fast! Whisking her away on a business trip to the Caribbean could be the perfect solution. Craving a stable income after a difficult childhood, work has always been Jenna's priority. Only now Cabe is very distracting ... How can she impress him when all she can think about is, well, kissing him! The hopes and dreams she's spent her life suppressing are soon to be awakened - if only she'd let down her defences!

The Italian's one-night baby

August 18, 2017
Graham, Lynne, 1956-
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
With this ring...I thee claim! Beautiful doctor Ellie Dixon once rejected Rio Benedetti's passionate advances - and the fiery Italian hasn't forgotten the insult! Ellie's arrival in Italy, bearing an antique sapphire ring and claiming to be the daughter of Rio's godfather, reawakens his rage...and a devastating longing! Rio won't stop until he uncovers Ellie's captivating curves - her heated surrender can't come quickly enough! Facing the consequences of their abandon, Rio realises Ellie's pregnancy will break his godfather's heart. There's one solution: Rio will have to seduce her all the way to the altar...

His mistress with two secrets [sound recording]

August 18, 2017
Collins, Dani, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Pregnant with the billionaire's babies! After the painfully public demise of her intense fling with renowned tycoon, Henri Sauveterre, Cinnia Whitley discovers she's pregnant ... with twins! Cinnia burns with the memory of his touch, but bearing a new generation of the Sauveterre dynasty will bind her to Henri forever - unless she keeps it a secret ... Henri is infuriated when he discovers Cinnia's deception. His little sister's abduction ended all intention of having a family - but any Sauveterre deserves his full protection. Henri must make Cinnia his wife, and he'll show her just how pleasurable their reunion can be!

On love's gentle shore

August 10, 2017
Johnson, Liz, 1981- author.
©2017
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The Captain's daughter

August 10, 2017
Delamere, Jennifer, author.
©2017
497 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Under a summer sky : a Savannah romance

August 10, 2017
Carlson, Melody, author.
©2017
413 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The return

August 9, 2017
Fisher, Suzanne Woods, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
439 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Dark rites

August 8, 2017
Graham, Heather, author.
©2017
475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A series of bizarre assaults is mystifying Boston police: an unknown attacker is viciously beating random strangers and leaving a note quoting an old warning about witchcraft. History professor Alex Maple was one of the victims, and now he's gone missing. Vickie Preston is certain that someone has taken her friend for malicious purposes. She's having blood-drenched visions that seem to be staining her waking life, and the escalating attacks suggest that a dangerous cult is at work behind the scenes--a cult so powerful that its members would rather die than be apprehended. Vickie is grateful to have Special Agent Griffin Pryce and the FBI's elite Krewe of Hunters on her side. She and Griffin are finding their way in an increasingly passionate relationship, and Griffin is desperately trying to keep her safe and the two of them sane amid the disturbing investigation. The search for Alex will take them deep into the wilderness of Massachusetts on the trail of a serial killer, and it will take everything they have to survive the ancient evil that awakens and threatens not just the man they're striving to save but their very souls.

Sweetbriar Cottage

August 8, 2017
Hunter, Denise, 1968- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, 2017.
Includes discussion questions.
"When Noah and Josephine discover their divorce was never actually finalized, their lives are turned upside down"-- Provided by publisher.

A matter of trust

August 8, 2017
Warren, Susan May, 1966- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
416 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Grand Rapids, MI : Bethany House Publishers, 2017.
"Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson left the limelight behind after being and remade his life as a ski patrol in Montana's rugged mountains and serving on the PEAK Rescue team. When a US Senator's brother goes missing, Gage is tasked for the rescue which becomes more complicated when the bossy, beautiful senator decides to join the search"-- Provided by publisher.

Ascension of larks

August 8, 2017
Linden, Rachel, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2017.
Includes discussion questions.
"When globetrotting photographer Magdalena Henry loses the only man she's ever loved, she risks her stellar career to care for his widow and young children on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest"-- Provided by publisher.

Any dream will do : a novel

August 7, 2017
Macomber, Debbie, author.
©2017
434 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold. Pastor Drew Douglas adored his wife. But when he lost her, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew. The pair strike up a friendship --Drew helps Shay get back on her feet, and she reignites his sense of purpose-- that, over time, turns into something deeper, something soulful, spiritual, and possibly romantic. Even Drew's two children are taken with this woman who has brought light back into their lives. Perhaps most important, Shay learns to trust again as she, in turn, proves herself trustworthy to her adopted community. But Caden's return to town and a disastrous secret threaten to undo the life Shay has tried so hard to rebuild. It will take the utmost courage and faith if she and Drew hope to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future"-- Provided by publisher.

The diplomat's daughter

August 7, 2017
Tanabe, Karin, author.
©2017
665 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"During the turbulent months following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, twenty-one-year-old Emi Kato, the daughter of a Japanese diplomat, is locked behind barbed wire in a Texas interment camp, the victim of misfortune and America's new policies of fear. Plagued by fence sickness, her world changes when she meets Christian Lange, whose German-born parents were wrongfully arrested for un-American activities. Together, they live as prisoners with thousands of other German and Japanese families, but discover that young love can triumph over even the most unjust circumstances. When Emi and her mother are abruptly sent back to Japan, Christian enlists in the US Army, with his sights set on the Pacific front--and a reunion with Emi. Sent away for her safety, Emi lives out the war in a Japanese resort town where many in the foreign community have fled, including both Jews and Nazis. When she overhears a German officer boasting of the men he has murdered in Asia, fate brings Emi back to Leo Hartmann, the son of prominent Austrian Jews, now a refugee in Shanghai--her oldest friend and her first love. Fearing for his life, Emi is determined to find Leo. But will Christian's devotion be strong enough to stop her? Hurtled together by war, passion, and extraordinary acts of selflessness, the paths of these three remarkable young people collide as the fighting on the Pacific front crescendos."--Provided by publisher.

Miramar Bay

August 7, 2017
Bunn, T. Davis, 1952- author.
©2017
335 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Kensington, 2017.
Includes discussion questions.
"With his wedding day approaching, actor Connor Larkin finds himself stepping off a bus into the sleepy seaside town of Miramar Bay where one remarkable woman inspires him to rethink all of his choices"-- Provided by publisher.

Secrets in summer

July 25, 2017
Thayer, Nancy, 1943- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
446 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2017.
Darcy Cotterill, 30 and divorced, works at the Nantucket library during the day. She spends most nights in her backyard, gazing at the stars. She's on the brink of starting a relationship with a local carpenter, Nash, when she gets new neighbors for the summer, the most unexpected of whom are her ex-husband, his new wife, and step-daughter. As Darcy is drawn into the lives of her neighbors, she develops a crush on another vacationer, Clive, a musicologist visiting with his grandmother. Over the course of the summer, Darcy is driven to decide what she truly wants--is she over her ex? Will she choose Nash or Clive?

Hope blooms

July 25, 2017
Pope, Jamie (Romance writer), author.
©2017
407 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Heart on the line

July 25, 2017
Witemeyer, Karen, author.
©2017
499 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A Coldwater Warm Hearts wedding

July 25, 2017
Eddings, Lexi, author.
©2017
493 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Hard-hearted Highlander

July 25, 2017
London, Julia, author.
©2017
475 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
An ill-fated elopement cost English-born governess Bernadette Kent her reputation, her fickle lover, and any chance of a future match. She has nothing left to fear--not even the bitter, dangerously handsome Scot due to marry her young charge. Naive wallflower Avaline is terrified to wed Rabbie Mackenzie, but if he sends her home, she will be ruined. Bernadette's solution: convince Rabbie to get Avaline to cry off ... while ignoring her own traitorous attraction to him.A forced engagement to an Englishwoman is a hard pill for any Scot to swallow. It's even worse when the fiance?e in question is a delicate, foolish young miss--unlike her spirited, quick-witted governess. Sparring with Bernadette brings passion and light back to Rabbie's life after the failed Jacobite uprising. His clan's future depends upon his match to another, but how can any Highlander forsake a love that stirs his heart and soul?

Falling darkness

July 25, 2017
Harper, Karen (Karen S.), author.
©2017
481 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Finding our forever

July 25, 2017
Novak, Brenda, author.
©2017
335 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch's owner, that she's really her daughter? Cora's not sure she can do that, not unless she's confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner--Aiyana's adopted son and ranch manager--that decision becomes even more difficult.

A lady unrivaled

July 25, 2017
White, Roseanna M., 1982- author.
©2016
603 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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