New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

February 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My not so perfect life

February 22, 2017
Kinsella, Sophie, author.
585 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.
"When Katie Brenner is fired from her dream job in advertising in London, she's desperate to get away from her mad boss Demeter, and her crush, Alex, who she thought shared her feelings of adoration but didn't. Seeking refuge, she goes home to her father's farm in Somerset to help make her stepmother's dream of turning their land into a glamping retreat come true. Applying her savvy marketing smarts, Katie masterminds a glamorous upscale resort. But when Demeter shows up unannounced, with Alex not far behind, Katie is forced to rethink her revenge fantasies and her assumptions about family, love, and office politics and realize how much she may have misjudged everyone--and everything--around her"-- Provided by publisher.

Close to you

February 22, 2017
Isaac, Kara, author.
448 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
"A disgraced scholar running from her past and an entrepreneur chasing his future find themselves thrown together--and fall in love--on a Tolkien tour of New Zealand"-- Provided by publisher.

The newcomer

February 21, 2017
Fisher, Suzanne Woods, author.
437 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Anna's crossing.
1737. Anna and Bairn met during their crossing to start a new life in the raw Pennsylvania frontier. As Anna and her fellow church members seek out a new beginning, Bairn has yet to commit to the strict expectations of the Amish community. Will their shipboard romance survive unexpected turns-- and a newcomer to the church who is everything Bairn is not?

Someone to hold

February 21, 2017
Balogh, Mary, author.
513 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Camille Westcott, who has been declared illegitimate and without a title, moves to Bath to teach at an orphanage, where she meets artist Joel Cunningham, for whom she feels a mutual contempt until things take a passionate turn.

The cherished quilt

February 21, 2017
Clipston, Amy, author.
439 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Tragedy tore Christopher s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning. Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship. Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand to work at his uncle s shop. Christopher s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day. When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. Even though he is not a member of the church, she s found someone with whom she can imagine a future. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning. Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart?

To capture what we cannot keep

February 20, 2017
Colin, Beatrice, author.
515 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic".
To be in Paris to witness the construction of the Eiffel Tower is a magnificent occasion: to have a hand, however small, in its building, even better. Jamie Arrol, the nephew of a successful Scottish engineer, talks himself into an apprenticeship. His sister, Alice, and their chaperone, Caitriona Wallace, travel with him, for it is just possible that -Alice might find an acceptable husband in the City of Light. And what of Cait, a widow only too happy to escape penury and the gloom of Scotland for a while? It is she who finds something fleetingly beautiful, a love that in the end must be left behind.

Into the firstorm

February 20, 2017
Martin, Kat, author.
529 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
M. Cassidy Luke Brodie had heard the name before, some novice bounty hunter working Seattle, catching tricky skips with more success than a newcomer should expect. But the dark curls, sparkly top, and impressive cleavage were not what Brodie had pictured. Emma Cassidy is tough and smart and sexy as hell. She s also popping up a step ahead of him every time he s close to the capture he wants most . . . and there s no room for learning on the trail of this monster. Emma has idolized Luke Brodie, the bounty hunter who can bring anyone in. The big man in the soft shoes, with a face like a fallen angel and a reputation for breaking hearts. Watching him in action is intoxicating. But her fight with Rudy Vance is fiercely personal. If he gets too close, Brodie will find out just how ferocious she can be....."

The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko

February 20, 2017
Stambach, Scott, author.
411 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Born severely deformed, yet mentally keen with a frighteningly sharp wit, strong intellect, and a voracious appetite for books, Ivan is forced to interact with the world through the vivid prism of his mind. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan. That is until the seventeen-year-old Polina arrives at the hospital. At first, Ivan resents Polina. She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her. But eventually, he is drawn to her and the two forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful and everything they never dared dream of. And now Ivan wants something, whereas before he survived by being utterly detached from things and people: Ivan wants Polina to live. Hilarious and full of heart, The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko is a story about finding hope within the most desperate of circumstances, and it is one that readers won't soon forget"-- Provided by publisher.

Betrayed hearts

February 20, 2017
Mason, Susan Anne, author.
393 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Lily Draper comes to Rainbow Falls in search of her biological sister, the only blood relative she has left. Emotionally scarred by her preacher father, Lily avoids religion at all cost. Her new landlord, an aspiring minister, soon has her questioning her views. Can she learn to trust Nick's heart, or will her sordid past destroy their love?

For the record

February 20, 2017
Jennings, Regina (Regina Lea), author.
467 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Betsy Huckabee might be a small-town girl, but she has big-city dreams. Writing for her uncle's newspaper will never lead to independence, and the bigger newspapers don't seem interested in the Hart County news. Trying a new approach, Betsy pens a romanticized serial for the ladies' pages, and the new deputy provides the perfect inspiration for her submissions. She'd be horrified if he read her breathless descriptions of him, but these articles are for a newspaper far away. No one in Pine Gap will ever know. Deputy Joel Puckett didn't want to leave Texas, but this job in tiny Pine Gap is his only shot at keeping his badge. With masked marauders riding every night, his skills and patience are tested, but even more challenging is the sassy journalist lady chasing him.

Barbecue and bad news

February 13, 2017
Naigle, Nancy, author.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Getting stopped for speeding, a slack tire, and a parade give Savannah the excuse she needs to miss her ex-husband's wedding. With one quick call to her editor, the aspiring columnist finds herself with a new assignment and the perfect excuse to get closer to the handsome sheriff of Adams Grove who pulled her over"--Provided by publisher.

Finding Margo

February 13, 2017
Turano, Jen, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
360 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"International pop star, Margo Hartman is dead tired of touring and a needy entourage. Running away from it all seems like the perfect solution until someone wants her dead for real"--Provided by publisher.

The baker's daughter

February 3, 2017
Stevenson, D. E. (Dorothy Emily), 1892-1973, author.
367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published in 1938.
Sue Pringle has never met anyone like John Darnay before. A painter who roams the countryside with brush in hand, Darnay is so absorbed in his art that he can barely remember to feed himself-a stark contrast to the practical shopkeepers and shepherds of her tiny village. Working as his housekeeper allows Sue to observe the eccentric Darnay unnoticed as he goes about his work translating the beautiful Scottish countryside onto canvas... and Sue soon realizes that not only has she been transfixed by his arresting artwork, she has fallen in love with Darnay himself. But will he ever look up from his paints long enough to love her back?

Christmas on my mind

February 2, 2017
Dailey, Janet, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
319 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Kensington, 2016.
"The little town of Branding Iron, Texas, opens the Christmas season with the Cowboy Christmas Ball, but Sheriff Ben Marsden volunteers to work security so his deputies can attend with dates and families. But this year will be different because a pretty and mysterious redhead has come to town and put Christmas--and loving--on his mind"-- Provided by publisher.

The bookshop on the corner

February 2, 2017
Colgan, Jenny, author.
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes "P.S. Insights, Interviews, & More..."
"Previously published in the UK under the title, The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After, by Little, Brown Book Group in 2016"--Title page verso.
Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion... and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile--a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling. From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there's plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that's beginning to feel like home... a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.

A bee in her bonnet

February 1, 2017
Beckstrand, Jennifer, author.
441 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Dreamweaver Trail

February 1, 2017
March, Emily, author.
469 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
After another lonely Valentine's Day, Gabi Romano trades mountain snowfall for sunshine and sand at a luxurious Caribbean getaway. There she finds not one but two thrilling new passions: creating art glass, and Flynn Brogan, the sexy caretaker next door who brings her fantasies to life. But when violence interrupts their romantic interlude, she learns that Flynn is living a lie. Heartsick, she decides to concentrate on her craft. Playing with fire is safer than loving a man like Flynn.

The wicked city

February 1, 2017
Williams, Beatriz, author.
574 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
1998: Discovering her banker husband has a secret life, Ella Gilbert escapes to Greenwich Village. Her musician neighbor, Hector, warns her to stay out of the basement after midnight, when noise strikes up-- laughter, clinking glasses, jazz piano, the occasional bloodcurdling scream. Back in the Roaring Twenties, the building hosted one of the city's most notorious speakeasies. 1924: Flapper Geneva "Gin" Kelly is a regular at the Christopher Club. Caught up in a raid, Gin strikes a bargain with Revenue agent Oliver Anson to catch her stepfather, Duke Kelly, one of Appalachia's most notorious bootleggers.

Playing the part

January 31, 2017
Turano, Jen, author.
485 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
New York City actress Lucetta Plum is forced to abandon her starring role when a fan's interest turns threatening, so Lucetta's widowed friend Abigail whisks her away to her grandson's estate. Bram Haverstein appears to be just a somewhat eccentric gentleman of means. But a mysterious career and strange goings on in his house suggest there's more to him than society knows.

Newton & Polly : a novel of amazing grace

January 31, 2017
Hedlund, Jody, author.
557 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
In the mid-eighteenth century as England and France stand on the brink of war, John Newton is a young sailor wandering aimlessly through life. His only duty is to report to his ship and avoid disgracing his father-- until the night he hears Polly Catlett's enchanting voice, caroling. An intense connection quickly forms between the two, but John's reckless spirit and disregard for the Christian life are concerns for the responsible, devout Polly. When an ill-fated stop at a tavern leaves John imprisoned and bound, Polly must choose to either stand by his side or walk out of his life forever.

To follow her heart

January 31, 2017
DeMarino, Rebecca, author.
493 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Satisfying, Emotionally Rich Conclusion to The Southold Chronicles Series It is 1664 and Patience Terry is devastated to learn that Captain Jeremy Horton's ship has been shipwrecked off the coast of Barbados, with no survivors. She had hoped that Jeremy would someday give up the sea and settle down with her in Southold, Long Island. Unaware his memorial service is being planned, Jeremy is rescued and aboard a British Naval Gunship with secret orders to attack New Amsterdam and claim it for the British Crown. When he makes his surprise return to Southold--and to an overjoyed Patience--it's not the happily-ever-after his beloved had hoped for. With a finely tuned sense for authentic historical characters and settings, Rebecca DeMarino plunges readers into the 17th century--a world of high seas and tall ships, daring journeys and yearning hearts"--Provided by publisher.

Until I love again

January 31, 2017
Eicher, Jerry S., author.
451 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Susanna Miller's freedom during her rumspringa goes a bit further than she wants her family to know. A birthday sign innocently placed on a gas station billboard condemns Susanna, and her daett is not pleased. But he hasn't told her that he has regrets about his own rumspringa. Is Susanna's faith strong enough to make the right choice?

The billionaire from her past

January 27, 2017
Ashton, Leah.
© 2017.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Mila Molyneux had always harboured a secret crush on her childhood friend Sebastian Fyfe - until he married another woman. She buried her feelings and moved on, knowing it was best for everyone. Meeting Seb years later, now widowed and still gorgeous, their long-lost connection is as deep as ever. Only now difficult emotions challenge not only Seb but Mila, as well. Dare she hope they can now find happiness - if she can confront the hold this brooding tycoon still has over her?

Sheikh's baby scandal

January 27, 2017
Marinelli, Carol.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Playboy sheikh Kedah of Zazinia has loved every minute he's spent earning his outrageous reputation! But about to claim the throne, and with a list of prospective brides being prepared, Kedah knows he must soon accept his royal duty. A scorching night with his poised assistant, Felicia Hamilton, seems the perfect distraction - and her cool beauty masks a desire Kedah is hungering to ignite! But even Kedah isn't prepared for the biggest scandal of all, when their one night together leaves Felicia pregnant with his baby!

Unveiling the bridesmaid

January 27, 2017
Gilmore, Jessica.
Great Britain: Mills & Boon, 2017.
284 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A devastating accident left Hope McKenzie the sole caretaker for her little sister. So now that her sister is engaged, Hope will do all she can to organize the wedding - even if that means dealing with reluctant best man Gael O'Connor! Famous New York artist Gael has spent his life observing his parents' affairs - he's convinced love is a sham. But in spending time with shy Hope, he coaxes her out of her shell. And soon wonders if this beautiful bridesmaid is what he's been missing all along!


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