New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

December 8, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Christmas at Dove Creek

December 7, 2016
Dunn, Scarlett, author.
545 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Lily Starr rides like an angel and she's a crack shot. She's determined to shepherd a helpless group of outcasts from Texas to Wyoming by Christmas, including a pregnant woman whose blessed event is drawing near. So, encountering handsome Thorpe Turlow along the dangerous trail is a welcome unexpected gift, for he's as formidable as he is reserved. Besides, understanding this gentle, secretly wounded man is another challenge Lily isn't about to resist.

The Coldwater warm hearts club

December 7, 2016
Eddings, Lexi, author.
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Lacy Evans had everything: an award-winning design firm, a chic city condo, a handsome almost-fiancè. Then her boyfriend ran off with her receptionist and her clients' money. Now she's crashing on her parents' couch in Coldwater Cove, Oklahoma, feeling lower than a worm's belly. Lacy thought she knew her hometown, and herself. But the longer she stays, the more she finds to change her mind . . .

A virgin for Vasquez

December 6, 2016
Williams, Cathy, author.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"A vow of revenge...When Sophie Griffin-Watt walked out of tycoon Javier Vasquez's life, and down the aisle with another man, he swore to find a way to make her pay. A proposition from her past...With Sophie desperate for Javier's help to save her family, his assistance comes with a price tag--the gorgeous body that was denied to him! An unimaginable outcome...Javier's delicious game of retribution seemed the only way to get Sophie out of his system once and for all. But when he discovers Sophie's exquisite innocence, he can no longer play by those rules..." -- Back cover.

Bought by her Italian boss

December 6, 2016
Collins, Dani, author.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Gwyn Ellis is in big trouble. Scandalous photos of her have been released online, slandering her as an adulteress and threatening her hard-earned job with Donatelli International Bank. No one wants to hear how she's been framed ... no one except her boss, the darkly sexy Vittorio Donatelli! Vittorio will do anything to protect his company from scandal -- he's kept the secret of his true parentage hidden for years. So if it means making stunning Gwyn his mistress to combat the vicious rumors, then he'll do it ... with pleasure!" -- Back cover.

Di Sione's innocent conquest

December 6, 2016
Marinelli, Carol, author.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Matteo, I want that necklace. Whatever it takes, find it and bring it to me." Prickly, buttoned-up racing team owner Abby Ellison isn't legendary playboy Matteo Di Sione's type. But Abby has something he needsa necklace prized by his grandfatherand where his lethal charm doesn't work, sponsorship of her team does! As they travel from Dubai to Monte Carlo to Brazil, Matteo thrives on the thrill of the racing world and the surprising allure of innocent Abby. But when he discovers the secret that drives Abby's ambition, Matteo realises he can't just take the necklace and walk away " -- Back cover.

The flaw in Raffaele's revenge

December 6, 2016
West, Annie (Romantic fiction writer), author.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
First published in Great Britain in 2016.
"Relentless Italian Raffaele Petri needs reclusive researcher Lily Nolan to see his revenge plans come to fruition. But the damaged beauty is feisty, argumentative and all too intriguing to be ignored! Scarred as a child, Lily shut herself away from cruel prying eyes, so working for a man as breathtakingly handsome as Raffaele makes her own physical imperfections harder to bear. Until Raffaele's kisses awaken the untouched woman inside. As Raffaele's retribution draws closer, Lily must use her newfound strength to help him release the torment eating at his soul. But will Raffaele risk his vengeance for her love?" -- Back cover.

Wedded for his royal duty

December 6, 2016
Meier, Susan, author.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"When Prince Alexandros Sancho discovers he's inherited his older brother's betrothed, he's horrified! Princess Eva might be beautiful, but his belief in marriage died with his first love. However, walking down the aisle is his royal duty...unless Eva can be persuaded to break the engagement herself? Except Alex's plan backfires! Far from putting her off, he finds himself falling for the warm but shy princess. Can he convince Eva to be his royal bridefor real?" -- Back cover.

Fetching Sweetness

December 1, 2016
Mentink, Dana, author.
333 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author's valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent. But Agnes's canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.

To have and to hold : three autumn love stories

December 1, 2016
473 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Love takes the cake / Betsy St. Amant -- The perfect arrangement / Katie Ganshert -- Love in the details / Becky Wade.
Charlotte is always the baker; never the bride. Then Will, a regular at her bakery, catches her attention...Wallflower Amelia Woods owns a quaint flower shop. Her love life is a bit lackluster--until her fender-bender with Nate Gallagher... Returning to Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, Josh finds out the girl he never got over never got over him.

The wedding shop

December 1, 2016
Hauck, Rachel, 1960- author.
569 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"From New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes The Wedding Shop. -- Two women separated by decades. Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled. It's the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt's wedding shop in Heart's Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet. More than eighty years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart's Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life. When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love. As Cora's and Haley's stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love"-- Provided by publisher.

Every bride has her day

December 1, 2016
Thompson, Janice A., author.
398 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"As Katie's wedding day approaches, she must deal with a high-society bride's plans for a spectacular wedding as well as everyone' competing visions regarding Katie's own special day"--Provided by publisher.

The girl from the Savoy

December 1, 2016
Gaynor, Hazel, author.
558 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 2016.
"An historical novel about a young woman who finds employment as a chambermaid at London's grandest hotel after World War I and becomes torn between two men, two classes, and everything she knows and everything she dreams of"-- Provided by publisher.

Honor redeemed

December 1, 2016
Johnson, Christine (Christine Elizabeth), author.
416 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"After the untimely death of her parents, a nearly penniless Prosperity Jones travels to Key West to join her fiancé--only to discover he has married someone else"--Provided by publisher.

Lone heart pass

December 1, 2016
Thomas, Jodi, author.
382 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Inheriting a run-down Texas farm, Jubilee Hamilton is determined to start a new life despite Charley Collins, the abrasive foreman she is forced to hire who is no fan of love, and the young man who needs her protection when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation.

Mothering Sunday

December 1, 2016
Swift, Graham, 1949- author.
151 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild has worked as a maid a an English country house since she was sixteen. For almost all of those years she has been the clandestine lover to Paul Sheringham, young heir of a neighboring house.The two now meet on an unseasonably warm March day---Mothering Sunday---a day that will change Jane's life forever." --Back cover.

Someone like you

December 1, 2016
Bylin, Victoria, author.
448 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Julia Dare is trying to raise her son and run her event-planning business. When a job takes her to the Caliente Springs retreat, she finds she'll be working with Zeke Monroe--her college sweetheart-- and the resort's fate hangs on their success with an important client's wedding"-- Provided by publisher.

An Amish harvest : four novellas

November 30, 2016
577 pages (large print) ; 23cm
Under the harvest moon / Beth Wiseman -- Love and buggy rides / Amy Clipston -- A quiet love / Kathleen Fuller -- Mischief in the autumn air / Vannetta Chapman.
Each of the four novellas from these veterans of Amish fiction is set in an Amish community at autumn harvest time. Wiseman's entry features a young mother with two small children who hides a secret to protect her dead husband's good name. In Clipston's story, a witness to an accident is forbidden by her family to come forward with the truth. An introvert finds her shyness nearly unbearable after developing a stutter in Fuller's tale. And in Chapman's story, a widow, forced to live with a crotchety aunt, buries herself in mystery stories until she finds herself on an unexpected real-life quest. The transition and renewal inspired by the autumn harvest underpin each of the tales; the characters, towns, and situations are all distinct and relatable. Each of the stories contains a dire or trying circumstance that allows new paths of friendship and love to grow.

A sister's wish

November 30, 2016
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
288 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Avon Inspire, 2016.
Includes reader's guide.
"A respectable young Amish woman finds herself falling for an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks"-- Provided by publisher.

Love bears all things

November 29, 2016
Wiseman, Beth, 1962- author.
375 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Could God be offering Charlotte a second chance at true love? Charlotte Dolinsky needs time to recover after breaking up with her boyfriend, Ryan. But when a surprise visitor shows up on her doorstep in Texas, she's forced to put aside her own worries to help her Amish friends in Lancaster County. Soon she is entangled in a web of deception--and this time, she isn't the only one keeping secrets. Daniel Byler struggles each day in his Amish community to heal from his fiance's betrayal. When he discovers that a member of his family is in danger of being shunned, his pain turns to fear. His only way to help is by partnering with Charlotte, a woman he barely knows who has already deceived them all before. Charlotte begins building a friendship with Daniel that she'll need to lean on when more surprises surface from her past and she once again finds herself torn between two worlds. Will Charlotte's friends in the Amish community be able to show her the power of redemption and lead her home? And can she help young Jacob realize that God offers second chances at happiness when she isn't even sure herself?

The matchmakers of Minnow Bay

November 29, 2016
Harms, Kelly, author.
471 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Lily is at a crossroads. Her painting career hasn't taken off, her relationships are disappointing, and she can't afford to live in the city. Packing to move, she finds a ten-year-old letter detailing action needed to annul a quickie Vegas wedding! Kelly Harms lights up the page in this story of the surprising beauty of past mistakes and the unexpected pleasures of correcting them.

A Baxter family Christmas

November 29, 2016
Kingsbury, Karen, author.
263 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Two years have passed since the terrible car accident that took the life of John Baxter's daughter, Erin, her husband and three of their four daughters. John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner - Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin's heart. Ashley and her brother Luke don't think it is right; they want to protect their ten-year-old niece, Amy - the only surviving member of the accident. Kendra Bryant has been struggling these past few years to find purpose in the tragedy that gave her a second chance. She believes the invitation to see the Baxters and witness their unwavering faith in God can instill peace and happiness back into her life" -- page [4] cover.

Someone to love : a Westcott novel

November 28, 2016
Balogh, Mary, author.
527 pages (large print) : genealogical table ; 22 cm.
The New York Times bestselling author of Only a Kiss launches a new series with the death of an earl and the revelation of a scandalous secret... Humphrey Westcott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune that will forever alter the lives of everyone in his family--including the daughter no one knew he had... Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited his fortune. She is also overjoyed to learn she has siblings. However, they want nothing to do with her or her attempts to share her new wealth. But the new earl's guardian is interested in Anna... Avery Archer, Duke of Netherby, keeps others at a distance. Yet something prompts him to aid Anna in her transition from orphan to lady. As London society and her newfound relatives threaten to overwhelm Anna, Avery steps in to rescue her and finds himself vulnerable to feelings and desires he has hidden so well and for so long.

The city baker's guide to country living

November 28, 2016
Miller, Louise (Chef), author.
481 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Like her creator, Olivia Rawlings is a Boston-based pastry chef, though one doubts that Miller ever set an entire building alight while flambéing her signature dessert. After that little upset, Livvy seeks comfort in Guthrie, VT, settling down with peppy dog Salty when she's offered a job at the Sugar Maple Inn and falling for Martin McCracken, home to tend his ailing father"--synopsis of standard edition.

Paris for one : and other stories

November 17, 2016
Moyes, Jojo, 1969- author.
New York, New York : Random House Large Print , [2016]
354 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 21 cm
Paris for one -- Between the tweets -- Love in the afternoon -- A bird in the hand -- Crocodile shoes -- Holdups -- Last year's coat -- Thirteen days with John C -- The Christmas list.
Explores the lives of unsatisfied women in this collection of short stories and a novella. In the title novella, a young woman named Nell plans a romantic weekend trip to Paris only to find out that her jerk of a boyfriend made a last-minute decision not to accompany her. Although Nell typically plays it safe, she eventually decides to enjoy her time in Paris alone. Her newfound sense of adventure allows her to enjoy the romance and excitement of the city (and a new man).

Seasons in paradise

November 10, 2016
Cameron, Barbara, 1949- author.
445 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Rose Anna Zook has watched her two older sisters marry two Stoltzfus men and has always thought she and John, the third Stoltzfus brother, would marry, make a home together, have children. But John has other ideas. He's enjoying his Rumschpringe in the Englisch world a little too much and isn't interested in returning to the Amish community--especially to marry. Rose Anna is determined to bring her man back into the Amish fold. John is equally determined to live his life free and unencumbered. Who will win this battle of wills? Will love prevail?


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