New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

February 10, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My American duchess

February 9, 2016
James, Eloisa, author.
New York, New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
536 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford -- an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants. The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear: All is fair in love and war.

Once upon a winter's heart

February 9, 2016
Carlson, Melody, author.
©2014
199 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Center Street, 2014.
Emma Burcelli has suffered over a decade of dating disasters. But she concludes that love is officially dead when her grandfather Poppi suddenly passes, leaving her grandmother Nona devastated. To help out, Emma works in the family bookstore, which Nona insists must be decked out in sweetheart décor as Poppi would have done for Valentine's Day. Although she feels like a V-Day Scrooge, Emma quickly learns to enjoy the task with the help of a handsome family friend, Lane Forester, who shows her that hanging hearts is much more fun when done to the tune of Dean Martin. As Emma and Lane share time and memories of Poppi, she reconsiders the notion that romance is alive. Just as Emma's heart begins to lift, however, she learns her sister has already staked a claim on Lane. Emma's mother and sister insist Lane only sees her as a future sister-in-law, but she can't help wondering if it could be something more.

A respectable actress

February 9, 2016
Love, Dorothy, 1949- author.
©2015
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, 2015.
Includes discussion questions, pages 420-421.
"When the illustrious actress India Hartley is accused of murder, she has to uncover the deceptions of others to save herself"-- Provided by publisher.

The Brontë plot : a novel

February 9, 2016
Reay, Katherine, 1970- author.
©2015
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Subtitle from book cover.
Includes discussion questions, pages 379-381.
"When a rare-books dealer goes to England, she discovers more than just the famous writing haunts--she discovers how to love and be loved in today's modern world"-- Provided by publisher.

Put a ring on it

February 9, 2016
Kendrick, Beth, author.
©2015
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : New American Library, 2015.
Includes discussion questions.
"In the Delaware seashore town of Black Dog Bay, one woman learns to put passion before practicality"-- Provided by publisher.

Wedding cake and big mistakes : an Adams Grove novel

February 9, 2016
Naigle, Nancy, author.
©2013
336 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Las Vegas, NV : Montlake Romance, 2013.
"Carolanne Baxter returns to Adams Grove to reconcile with her father and celebrate her best friends' wedding. But when a dead body surfaces during the wedding reception and Carolanne's father becomes the prime suspect, the reconciliation may be over, as well as her budding romance with the best man"-- Provided by publisher.

Tuscan heat

February 4, 2016
Mello, Deborah Fletcher.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
271 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"The Boudreaux family"--Cover.
A coveted teaching invitation takes Donovan Boudreaux out of his New Orleans comfort zone to meet his secret email pen pal -- world-renowned author Gianna Martelli. But when he arrives at the Martelli wine chateau in Tuscany, he discovers he's been deceived. His misgivings dwindle as Gianna introduces him to the hidden pleasures of Italy, determined to make amends for her matchmaking twin's clandestine correspondence. And Gianna soon realizes that she and the charming professor share a bond that can't be found in books . . .

The golden braid

February 4, 2016
Dickerson, Melanie, author.
©2015
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In medieval Hagenheim, Germany, seventeen-year-old Rapunzel asks God for guidance as she tries to dutifully serve and obey her unpredictable mother, yet fulfill her dream of learning to read and marrying.

A wedding for the Greek tycoon

February 4, 2016
Winters, Rebecca, 1940-
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2016.
285p. (large print) ; 21cm.
"Harlequin"--Cover.
The tycoon's new hire Zoe owes her life to the Giannopolous Foundation. Now she wants to pay them back by working for them! She hasn't bargained on millionaire Vasso Giannopolous offering her a job. Soon she's smitten not just with the beautiful Greek island she's working on, but also the gorgeous tycoon who inhabits it... Vasso has kept his heart on lockdown after suffering the ultimate betrayal. But beautiful, courageous Zoe reminds him that some things are worth risking everything for...especially walking down the aisle!

Her nine month confession

February 4, 2016
Lawrence, Kim.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2016.
284p. (large print) ; 21cm.
"Harlequin"--Cover.
One night... The merest glimpse of handsome, sophisticated Benedict Warrender was enough to make wallflower Lily Gray blush. But since a twist of fate allowed her to enter his orbit, it's been the memories of their life-altering night together that make her cheeks burn. One secret that will change everything... When one night...leads to pregnancy!

Vows of revenge

February 4, 2016
Collins, Dani.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2016.
286 pages(large print) ; 21cm.
"Harlequin"--Cover.
Revenge never tasted so sweet... Calm and controlled Melodie Parnell has always wanted to experience insatiable passion. She thinks she's found it in the bed of sinfully attractive Roman Killian. But in the sultry aftermath of their lovemaking, Melodie is catapulted back to reality when Roman reveals his true plans...to ruin her! Satisfying the longing in Melodie's entrancing blue eyes was a glitch in Roman's plan. Convinced she'd been sent by his enemy, he intended to simply punish her! Except it seems that Melodie was innocent, and now Roman's plan takes a different turn... Could his vows of revenge become vows of marriage?

The song of Hartgrove Hall

February 4, 2016
Solomons, Natasha, author.
©2015
601 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Bound to the warrior king

February 3, 2016
Yates, Maisey.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2016.
288 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Harlequin"--Cover.
Wild and untamed, Tarek al-Khalij was never meant to rule Tahar. More familiar with a sword than a crown, this lethal warrior must now heal the suffering his brother's rule inflicted. To do it, he needs his most precious -- and dangerous -- weapon yet...a royal bride! Elegant and poised, Queen Olivia will educate Tarek in the civilized art of political warfare. But in exchange, Tarek unleashes an unrestrained, primal passion she could never have guessed at possessing. Soon Olivia realizes that she has become inescapably bound...to the warrior king!

Fallen land

February 3, 2016
Brown, Taylor, 1982- author.
©2015
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Set in the final year of the Civil War, as a young couple on horseback flees a dangerous band of marauders who seek a bounty reward. Callum, a seasoned horse thief at fifteen years old, came to America from his native Ireland as an orphan. Ava, her father and brother lost to the war, hides in her crumbling home until Callum determines to rescue her from the bands of hungry soldiers pillaging the land, leaving destruction in their wake. Ava and Callum have only each other in the world and their remarkable horse, Reiver, who carries them through the destruction that is the South. Pursued relentlessly by a murderous slave hunter, tracking dogs, and ruthless ex-partisan rangers, the couple race through a beautiful but ruined land, surviving on food they glean from abandoned farms and the occasional kindness of strangers. In the end, as they intersect with the scorching destruction of Sherman's March, the couple seek a safe haven where they can make a home and begin to rebuild their lives"-- Provided by publisher.

The good neighbor

February 3, 2016
Nathan, Amy Sue, author.
©2015
355 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Izzy Lane never thought of herself as a liar. In fact, she's always played by the rules. She's an excellent mother, has loyal friends, and a rich career as a school counselor. Fresh from a new divorce, however, Izzy feels like she needs a little fun. So when, on a whim, she starts a blog it seems like a rather benign indulgence. But as her online quips begin to gain traction, Izzy makes a slip. Somehow a new boyfriend winds his way into the picture. The problem? Izzy makes him up. What, at first, feels like a harmless fib quickly spins out of control and Izzy must figure out how to balance fantasy and reality. Keeping up appearances while managing an absent ex-husband, two very nosy friends, a toddler son, and full-time job soon prove impossible, and Izzy feels utterly lost. It's only when her long-time neighbor and surrogate mother, Mrs. Feldman, re-enters her life that Izzy begins to see the mess she's made. And it's with Mrs. Feldman's guidance that Izzy learns to face reality, find comfort in new norms, and open herself up to the possibility of real love. "

Moonlight over Paris : a novel

February 3, 2016
Robson, Jennifer, 1970- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Spring, 1924. Recovering from a broken wartime engagement and a serious illness that left her near death, Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr vows that for once she will live life on her own terms. Breaking free from the stifling social constraints of the aristocratic society in which she was raised, she travels to France to stay with her free-spirited aunt. For one year, she will simply be Miss Parr. She will explore the picturesque streets of Paris, meet people who know nothing of her past, and pursue her dream of becoming an artist ... [She soon meets] Sam Howard, an irascible and infuriatingly honest correspondent for the Chicago Tribune"--Provided by publisher.

All I want

February 2, 2016
Shalvis, Jill.
©2015
421 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
When her brother's friend, Parker, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent, hires her to fly him around Sunshine, Idaho, so that he can collect evidence on a suspected smuggler, pilot Zoe Stone finds the situation getting too hot to handle, even as danger surrounds them.

Vixen In velvet

February 2, 2016
Chase, Loretta Lynda, 1949-
©2014
537 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Lethally charming Simon Blair, Marquess of Lisburne, has reluctantly returned to London for one reason only: a family obligation. Still, he might make time for the seduction of a certain redheaded dressmaker--but Leonie Noirot hasn't time for him. She's obsessed with transforming his cousin, the dowdy Lady Gladys, into a swan. Leonie's skills can coax curves--and profits--from thin air, but his criminally handsome lordship is too busy trying to seduce her to appreciate her genius. He badly needs to learn a lesson, and the wager she provokes ought to teach him, once and for all. A great plan, in theory--but Lisburne's become a serious distraction and Leonie's usual logic is in danger of slipping away as easily as a silk chemise. Could the Season's greatest transformation be her own? --Amazon.com

The someday jar

February 2, 2016
Morgan, Allison, author.
©2015
384 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
Real-estate broker Lanie Howard figures she has the perfect man, the perfect job, and the perfect life. Then she stumbles across her old Someday Jar, the forgotten glass relic where she stashed all the childhood wishes that her father encouraged her to write down. She used to be fun once! When an attractive stranger saves her from a life-or-death encounter with a lemon peel at the bottom of a martini glass, she realizes that life is way too short for regrets. Now, jar in hand, Lanie decides to throw caution to the wind, and carry out everything she had once hoped to do, even if it means leaving her "perfect" life behind....

Americanah

February 1, 2016
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
©2015
793 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"-- Provided by publisher.

The lady's command

February 1, 2016
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
©2016
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Marrying the seemingly delicate Lady Edwina Delbraith, Declan Frobisher discovers that his new bride is unconventional and strong-willed after she accompanies him on a secret mission that leads them to unexpected enemies--and love

Fire & ice

January 26, 2016
Connealy, Mary. author.
©2015
411 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"In the late 1860s West, two independent ranch homesteaders go head-to-head over prized land, until Gage Coulter proposes an unexpected plan to Bailey Wilde and, in a moment of weakness, she agrees"-- Provided by publisher.

The wedding chapel

January 26, 2016
Hauck, Rachel, 1960- author.
©2015
551 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"For sixty years, a wedding chapel sat silent, waiting for love. But times have changed and the hour has come when it just might be too late. Retired hall-of-fame football coach Jimmy "Coach" Westbrook never imagined anything would come of his labor of love--the wedding chapel he built for Collette Greer, the woman he fell for back in '49. But now an offer has come to turn the chapel into what it was meant to be--a place for love--and Jimmy sees no reason to hang onto his dream any longer. Photographer Taylor Branson is trying to make a life for herself in New York. Leaving her hometown of Heart's Bend, Tennessee, she put a lot of things behind her, including her family's abysmal marriage rate. But love surprises her when she falls head-over-heels for Jack Forester, a top ad man. Their whirlwind romance results in an elopement, and a mountain of doubt. Jack, while genuine in his love for Taylor, can never seem to overcome his own demons to find the words of his heart. When Taylor takes an assignment in Heart's Bend, the job does more than send her back to her hometown, but into a world of family secrets buried beneath the sands of time. When Taylor's journey intersects with Coach's, they rediscover the heartbeat of their dreams and that the love they long to hold is right in front of them. And worth every waiting moment"-- Provided by publisher.

Brightest and best

January 21, 2016
Newport, Olivia, author.
©2015
547 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Geauga County, Ohio, 1918. The collapse of a schoolhouse puts pressure on Amish families and their long-held educational values. Ella Hilty anticipates marrying Gideon Wittner and becoming a mother to his children. In a whirling clash of values, Ella seeks the solid ground that seems to have slipped away. Margaret Simpson, an English schoolteacher, wonders if she is losing her last chance at love. As the local authorities draw lines in the sand, Margaret puts romance at risk one final time. All eyes turn to Ella to make a sacrifice and accept a challenge that can bring unity to the Amish and understanding to the English.

When love returns

January 21, 2016
Sawyer, Kim Vogel, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
581 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
It wasn't easy to move back to the Old Order Mennonite community from which quiet, responsible Suzanne Zimmerman was shamefully sent away as a pregnant teen. Returning twenty years later to take care of her mother, Suzanne and Alexa -- the daughter she raised as her own -- have spent months rebuilding relationships with her family. Now with the upcoming wedding of their biological daughter, Suzanne and Paul find themselves drawn to one another once again -- but with new challenges to face. They have been single parents with painful pasts. Can Paul and Suzanne find the strength to rebuild the loving relationship that was torn apart by their teen pregnancy so long ago? Suzanne must also let go of Alexa as she heads back to Indianapolis to visit friends -- and as her chance to find her birth parents. Leaving the bed-and-breakfast in Suzanne's apprehensive hands, Alexa embarks on a journey that will certainly change her life completely. Can mother and daughter trust God to restore all things in His timing?

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