New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

October 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hopeful

October 16, 2014
Gray, Shelley Shepard.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
294 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Miriam Zehr has worked at the Sugarcreek Inn longer than she cares to admit. The restaurant is a favorite of town residents as well as the many tourists who come to taste the famous Amish fare. Though she always tries to have a smile for every customer who comes in, deep down, Miriam knows something's missing... a family of her own. Miriam has never felt particularly beautiful, especially because she's always been a bit heavier than other girls her age. When the man she's pined after all her life suddenly seeks her out, she's thrilled to be noticed...until she realizes he's only asking for her help to get the attention of her neighbor, Mary Kathryn Hershberger. If Miriam helps Junior court Mary Kathryn, she'll get to spend a lot of time with him, but she may also lose him in the process. Are these few stolen moments worth the sacrifice? Is Miriam right to even hope for the life she dreams of?"-- Provided by publisher.

It had to be you

October 16, 2014
Warren, Susan May, 1966-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen's cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name for herself as a reporter, but is stuck writing obits - and starting to fear she doesn't have the chops to land a major story. If only someone would step up to mentor Owen . . . but she knows better than to expect help from team veteran and bad-boy enforcer Jace Jacobsen. Jace has built his career on the infamous reputation of his aggressive behavior - on and off the ice. Now at a crossroads about his future in hockey, that reputation has him trapped. And the guilt-trip he's getting from Eden Christiansen isn't making things any easier. But when Owen's carelessness leads to a career-threatening injury and Eden stumbles upon a story that could be her big break, she and Jace are thrown together . . . and begin to wonder if they belong on the same team after all.

The headmaster's wife

October 16, 2014
Greene, Thomas Christopher, 1968-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
263 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Found wandering naked and mentally traumatized in Central Park, the headmaster of an elite boarding school imparts a story that is shaped by complicated memories, the evolution of a loving relationship, and a tragedy he cannot comprehend.

The promise

October 15, 2014
Wiseman, Beth, 1962-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
379 pages ; 23 cm.
"A novel"--Cover.

The lobster kings

October 14, 2014
Zentner, Alexi.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
pages ; cm

Lost lake

October 8, 2014
Allen, Sarah Addison.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
334 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a postcard, half a life ago. Now it's about to slip into Eby's past. Her husband George is long passed away and most of her demanding extended family are gone. All that's left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the Southern Georgia heat and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own unspoken dreams and desires. It's a lot, but not enough to keep Eby from relinquishing Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand, and calling this her final summer at the lake. Until one last chance at family knocks on her door. Lost Lake is where Kate Pheris spent her last best summer at the age of twelve, before she learned of loneliness, and heartbreak, and loss. Now she's all too familiar with those things, but she knows about hope too, thanks to her resilient daughter Devin, and her own willingness to start moving forward. Perhaps at Lost Lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer . . . and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. One after another, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for something that they weren't sure they needed in the first place: love, closure, a second chance, peace, a mystery solved, a heart mended. Can they find what they need before it's too late?

The second chance café

October 8, 2014
Kent, Alison.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Growing up, Kaylie Flynn was shuffled from foster home to foster home before being welcomed into Winton and May Wise's family. Years later, May leaves Kaylie the money she needs to open her own café in the charming Victorian house they once shared. Now back in Hope Springs, Kaylie's determined to finally make all her dreams a reality. Soon, however, Kaylie's carefully laid plans take an unexpected turn. The house needs far more work than she realized, and Tennessee Keller, the carpenter Kaylie hires, is proving to be a very handsome and unneeded distraction from her quest to uncover the truth about her parents. When a crisis threatens to destroy everything she's worked so hard to build, Kaylie must decide where her heart lies: with the ghosts of her past or the love and promise of her future.

Temptation

October 8, 2014
Woods, Sherryl.
©1996
421 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Wall Street broker Callie Smith is taken by surprise with TV network president Jason Kane's offer of a recurring role on a failing soap opera, not to mention his romantic attentions or her growing closer to her mother and family.

Hometown sheriff

October 8, 2014
St. John, Cheryl.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
254 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published as: Nick all night, copyright 2002.
Ryanne Whitaker isn't proud of having to return to her hometown of Elmwood, Iowa. But with a failed marriage and a financial mess waiting for her back in the city, she needs a place to regroup. She also wouldn't mind a friend . . . like her childhood confidant, Nick Sinclair. Nick's now the town sheriff and a single father. He wants nothing more than to let Ryanne lean on him, to be able to care for her and love her as he's always wanted to do. And yet he knows that she won't need him forever. Can he risk giving his heart to her if she's only going to walk away?

The Amish groom

October 8, 2014
Clark, Mindy Starns.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Tyler Anderson was a military kid until the age of six, when his mom died. His dad placed him in the care of his Amish grandparents, an arrangement that was supposed to be temporary. It lasted a lifetime. Rachel Hoeck is the young woman waiting for Tyler's proposal. She senses that he loves her, but he may not be ready to commit to an Amish lifestyle. When an opportunity to reconnect with his father arises, Tyler begins to question everything, including a future with Rachel. Will he choose to be an Amish groom after all?

Minding Molly

October 8, 2014
Gould, Leslie, 1962-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"In this contemporary Amish romance, Molly Zook's latest attempt to control her fate backfires. Will she finally learn to trust God with her life--and with her future groom?"-- Provided by publisher.

The art of arranging flowers

October 7, 2014
Branard, Lynne.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Ruby Jewell knows flowers. In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, Clementine, resting at her feet. A customer can walk in, and with just a glance or a few words, Ruby can throw together the perfect arrangement for any occasion. Whether intended to rekindle a romance, mark a celebration, offer sympathy, or heal a broken heart, her expressive floral designs mark the moments and milestones in the lives of her neighbors. It's as though she knows just what they want to say, just what they need. Yet Ruby's own heart's desires have gone ignored since the death of her beloved sister. It will take an invitation from a man who's flown to the moon, the arrival of a unique little boy, and concern from a charming veterinarian to reawaken her wounded spirit. Any life can be derailed, but the healing power of community can put it right again"-- Provided by publisher.

Mr. Miracle : a Christmas novel

September 29, 2014
Macomber, Debbie.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2014]
251 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.
"Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track--and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store. After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays, but this time she plans to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn't plan to do is run into Erich Simmons. Addie and her next-door neighbor, Erich, are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they're suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie braces for trouble. Perhaps it's the spirit of the season or the magic of mistletoe, but Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought--and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right. With a little prompting from a certain angelic teacher, the two are in for a holiday miracle they'll never forget" -- from author's web site.

After hours

September 26, 2014
Alers, Rochelle.
©2008
483 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

A lady's honor : a Cliffs of Cornwell novel

September 26, 2014
Eakes, Laurie Alice.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
471 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The house on Main Street

September 26, 2014
McCoy, Shirlee.
©2013
pages ; cm.

Cooper's Folly

September 26, 2014
Strand, Mary.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages cm.

How to tell Toledo from the night sky

September 26, 2014
Netzer, Lydia.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages cm.

Sandpiper Island

September 26, 2014
Kauffman, Donna.
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, 2014.
481 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

The only woman to defy him

September 25, 2014
Marinelli, Carol, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, 2014.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Standing outside legendary playboy Demyan Zukov's penthouse suite, shy personal assistant Alina Ritchi is shaking with nerves -- she should never have agreed to this job. She's out of her depth, and that's before she's met her delicious new boss. Demyan's wicked reputation doesn't disappoint -- she might be a virgin, but surely one hot glance from Demyan shouldn't make her feel so...naked...exposed. His gaze ignites her defiance, and soon she's challenging him every step of the way! But when every shared touch sizzles, how long can Alina keep saying no when what her body wants to scream is yes...?

A wedding wager

September 25, 2014
Feather, Jane, author.
©2011
545 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The Blackwater brides"--Title page.
An eccentric uncle promises three noble brothers a lavish inheritance, but only if each marries-- thus redeeming-- a fallen woman. Fortune's whim placed Lady Serena Grantley in the control of her gamester stepfather, who uses her to lure men to his gambling tables. Serena dismissed her first love, the Honorable Sebastian Sullivan, at her stepfather's command. But when he attempts to force her into a liaison with a dissolute earl, it is to Sebastian she turns.

The winter bride

September 25, 2014
Gracie, Anne, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
569 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A Chance sisters romance"--Title page.
Damaris Chance's unhappy past has turned her off the idea of marriage forever. But her guardian, Lady Beatrice Davenham, convinces her to make her coming out anyway-- and have a season of carefree, uncomplicated fun. Then Damaris finds herself trapped in a compromising situation with the handsome rake Freddy Monkton-Coombes, and she has no choice but to agree to wed him-- as long as it's in name only. Her new husband seems to accept her terms, but Freddy has a plan of his own: to seduce his reluctant winter bride.

Where the horses run

September 25, 2014
Warner, Kaki.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
585 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The heroes of Heartbreak Creek"--Cover.

Butterfly palace

September 22, 2014
Coble, Colleen.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Texas, 1904: Abandoned by the love of her life and mourning the loss of her mother, Lily Donaldson comes to Austin for a fresh start, working for the Marshall family as a kitchen maid in their luxurious mansion, the Butterfly Palace. Lily's new life will be, if not pleasant, distracting. But one night, while serving at an elegant dinner party, Lily recognizes the man who abandoned her sitting among the distinguished guests. He seems to have assumed a new identity and refuses to acknowledge her, leaving her confused and reeling. Before she can absorb this unwelcome news, the path of the Servant Girl Annihilator swerves very close to the Butterfly Palace, sowing terror among the maids. Having come to Austin to start anew, Lily suddenly feels trapped in a spider web. (Inspired by actual events.)

A clash with Cannavaro

September 18, 2014
Power, Elizabeth, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, [2014].
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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