New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

June 27, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

All he needs

June 26, 2017
Hailstock, Shirley, author.
©2017
275 pages ; 22 cm.
Kate and Dominic have gone their separate ways, but when Dominic's enemies target Kate, they are brought back together and their volatile love affair is recharged.

A secret courage

June 26, 2017
Goyer, Tricia, author.
©2017
443 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The London chronicles--Cover.
Duty Brought Them Together Will Secrets Destroy Their Love? American Emma Hanson came to England to study at Oxford, but joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force at the height of World War II. She is stationed at beautiful and historic Danesfield House west of London as part of the highly secretive Photographic Reconnaissance Unit. Englishman Will Fleming is a handsome young artist who has been commissioned by the British government to record the changing landscape in paintings. His path intersects with Emma's when his real mission--tracking Nazi spies--leads him to Danesfield House, the target of a sinister plot. Emma and Will become friends, but neither can reveal the true nature of their assignment. Can their relationship grow amid such secrecy? And can Will save Danesfield House--and Emma and her coworkers--before it's too late?

The reluctant duchess

June 26, 2017
White, Roseanna M., 1982- author.
©2016
579 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
After a shocking attack, heiress Rowena Kinnaird feels betrayed by her family and the man she was to marry. She flees the Highlands, landing at the Duke of Nottingham's door. Rowena needs help but is hesitant to trust a flirt like Brice. Then she learns his life is also under threat. When her father locates her, can she and Brice find a way out of danger?

Chasing Lady Amelia

June 26, 2017
Rodale, Maya, author.
©2017
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
An American heiress finds her reputation--and heart--in danger when she travels to London and meets a wickedly tempting rake...Lady Amelia is fed up with being a proper lady and wishes to explore London, so one night she escapes and finds herself in the company of one Alistair Finlay-Jones. He's been ordered by his uncle to wed one of the American girls. How lucky then, that one of them stumbles right into his arms! Alistair and Amelia have one perfect day to explore London, from Astley's Amphitheater to Vauxhall Gardens. Inevitably they end up falling in love and making love. If anyone finds out, she will be ruined, but he will win everything he's ever wanted.

Miracle on 5th Avenue

June 26, 2017
Morgan, Sarah, 1948- author.
©2016
451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. She might be spending the holidays alone this year, but when she's given an opportunity to housesit a spectacular penthouse on Fifth Avenue, she leaps at the chance. What better place to celebrate than in snow-kissed Manhattan? What she didn't expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous-and mysterious-owner.

The duchess : a novel

June 22, 2017
Steel, Danielle, author.
©2017
427 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Angélique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence. Angélique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. To survive, she will need all her resources--and one bold stroke of fortune. Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angélique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam--and suddenly sees a possibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. With her upper-class breeding, her impeccable style, and her father's bequest, Angélique creates Le Boudoir, soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own--or regain her rightful place in the world?

The girl with the make-believe husband

June 22, 2017
Quinn, Julia, 1970- author.
©2017
459 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A Bridgertons prequel"--Cover.
With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt decides to travel to America to nurse him back to health, but instead she finds injured officer Edward Rokesby, who believes her to be his wife.

The shark club

June 22, 2017
Taylor, Ann Kidd, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
387 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"On a summer day on the Gulf of Mexico in 1988, two extraordinary things happen to twelve-year-old Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is attacked by a blacktip shark. Eighteen years later, Maeve is a world-traveling marine biologist studying and swimming with the very animals that once threatened her life. Known among her peers as the 'shark whisperer,' Maeve is fearless in the water. On land, however, Maeve is dogged by unresolved wounds and indecisive about the path her life will take."--Provided by publisher.

Bought to wear the billionaire's ring

June 21, 2017
Williams, Cathy.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Their six-week betrothal bargain! Samantha Wilson never forgot the sting of Leo Morgan-White's youthful rejection, but now the brooding billionaire is offering a solution to her mother's debts, and she can't refuse. Leo's deal was simple, Samantha would pose as his fiancee to help secure custody of his late step-brother's daughter. But Samantha's purity is a breath of fresh air in Leo's cynical world and the temptation to satisfy his lust for her becomes irresistible. As the end of their agreement approaches, Sam's ability to resist their potent attraction is buckling under the weight of wearing Leo's ring and the heat of his expert touch ...

Her first-date honeymoon

June 21, 2017
Cudmore, Katrina.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
282 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Honeymoon ... with her new boss! Emma Fox always dreamed of a honeymoon in Venice ... she just never expected to experience it alone! After discovering her fiance was a scoundrel, runaway bride Emma vows to be independent, starting by securing a job with billionaire Matteo Vieri for the week. Sparky Emma is nothing like the preened women Matteo usually meets, and working together in his palazzo, he finds she warms his guarded heart. They've already shared a honeymoon, but will Matteo ask Emma to walk back down the aisle?

The desert king's blackmailed bride

June 21, 2017
Graham, Lynne, 1956-
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
With this ring ... I thee blackmail! When naive Polly Dixon lands in the desert kingdom of Dharia clutching an ornate ring - the only link to her hidden past, she never expected to be arrested and deposited at the feet of the country's formidable ruler! King Rashad is suspicious of desirable Polly but her possession of the ring has caught the imagination of his country. They believe that Polly is the bride he's been waiting for, so Rashad begins a fiery sensual onslaught to melt away Polly's resolve and have her begging to walk down the aisle!

The sheikh's secret son

June 21, 2017
Cox, Maggie, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
'We have a child together. That confirms you are still my woman.' When Sheikh Zafir el-Kalil discovers that he is a father he will do anything to secure his child - even marry the woman who betrayed him and kept their son a secret from him!Darcy Carrick is older and wiser now ... she will not bend so easily to Zafir's will! Once her heart would have soared to hear Zafir call her his wife. Now it will take more than soft words and sweet seduction to win back her love ...

My heart belongs in the Superstition Mountains. Carmela's quandary

June 21, 2017
Davis, Susan Page, author.
©2017
425 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Journey now to Tuscon, Arizona, and into the Superstition Mountains of 1866, where a chance for escape takes two unlikely allies on a romantic adventure along a desert trail. Since orphaned at age twelve, Carmela Wade has lived a lie orchestrated by her uncle, pretending to be a survivor of an Indian kidnapping and profiting from telling her made-up story on the speaker circuit. But as she matures into adulthood, Carmela hates the lies and longs to be free. On a stagecoach in Arizona Territory, Carmela and her uncle are fellow passengers with US Marshal Freeland McKay and his handcuffed prisoner. The stage is attacked. Now a chance to make a new life may suddenly be within Carmelas reach if she can survive the harsh terrain and being handcuffed to an unconscious man. Will Carmelas wish come true, or will she forever be branded by her past?"--www.bibz.com.

Upon a spring breeze

June 21, 2017
Irvin, Kelly, author.
©2017
495 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Bess Weaver, twenty and expecting her first child, is making stew for her beloved mann, Caleb, one minute, and the next she's burying him after a tragic accident. Facing life as young widow, Bess finds comfort only in tending the garden at an Englisch-owned bed and breakfast. Aidan tries to repress his guilt over his best friend Caleb's death and his long-standing feelings for Bess by working harder than ever. But as he spends time with young son Caleb left behind, Aidan seems to be growing closer to the boy's beautiful mother.

The last Di Sione claims his prize

June 20, 2017
Yates, Maisey, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Alessandro Di Sione is renowned for being cold and unsentimental, but even he can't deny his grandfather's dream of retrieving a painting steeped in royal scandal. Yet the key to its return is the outspoken Princess Gabriella. Travelling together to Isola D'Oro to locate the mysterious painting, Gabby is drawn to the man tortured by guilt from his past. Her innocence makes her untouchable, as Alex is convinced his Di Sione blood is tainted. But could their passion be his salvation?

Dangerous minds

June 19, 2017
Evanovich, Janet, author.
©2016
339 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household. When clues lead to a dark and sinister secret that is being guarded by the National Park Service, he enlists Riley Moon and his cousin Vernon. Riley Moon has a Harvard business degree and can shoot the eyes out of a grasshopper at 50 feet, but she can't figure out how to escape the vortex of Emerson Knight's odd life. Vernon has been Emerson's loyal and enthusiastic partner in crime since childhood. He now lives in an RV behind Emerson's house. Together this ragtag, mismatched trio will embark on a worldwide investigation that will expose a conspiracy 100 years in the making.

Beyond reason

June 16, 2017
Martin, Kat, author.
©2017
529 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Five weeks ago Carly Drake stood at her grandfather's grave. Now she's burying Drake Trucking's top driver, and the cops have no leads on the hijacking or murder. Faced with bankruptcy, phone threats and the fear of failure, Carly has to team up with the last man she wants to owe--Lincoln Cain. Cain is magnetic, powerful, controlling--and hiding more than one secret. He promised Carly's granddad he'd protect her. The old man took a chance on him when he was nothing but a kid with a record, and now he's the multi-millionaire owner of a rival firm. But Linc's money can't protect Carly from the men who'll do anything to shut her down, or the secrets behind Drake Trucking. If she won't sell out, the only way to keep her safe is to keep her close--and fight like hell.

Close enough to touch

June 14, 2017
Oakley, Colleen, author.
©2017
549 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The Lonely Hearts Hotel

June 14, 2017
O'Neill, Heather, author.
©2017
611 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Love story

June 14, 2017
Kingsbury, Karen, author.
©2017
437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"John and Elizabeth were destined to fall in love. Their romance started when they were in college and lasted nearly thirty years--until Elizabeth died. So when John Baxter is asked to relive his love story with Elizabeth for his grandson Cole's hertage project, he's not sure he can do it. But he agrees and allows his heart and soul to go places they haven't gone in decades." --from back cover.

Peace in the valley

June 9, 2017
Herne, Ruth Logan, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
423 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Colorado Springs, Colo. : Multnomah, 2017.
Includes recipes.
In spite of past differences, Trey Walker Stafford would never forget how his uncle, a cowboy and rancher, adopted him and made him part of the family. He'd left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam's wishes and returns discouraged about life and love after tragically losing his wife. Trey feels that he's living a lie, singing of love and happily-ever-afters while dealing with an emptiness within. Will sacrificing part of himself to help Sam fill the void? Or could it come from befriending the single mother who needs help with her farm?

Stars over Clear Lake

June 9, 2017
Ellsworth, Loretta, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
For the first time in decades, Lorraine Kindred has returned to the ballroom where she was swept away by the big bands during the 1940s--and by a star-crossed romance. As she takes in the magnificent energy and brassy sounds of her youth, the past comes to life, along with the fateful decision all those years ago that forced her to choose between personal conviction and social expectation, between the two men who had captured her heart. It had been a time of great music and love, but also of war and sacrifice, and now, trying to make peace with her memories, Lorraine must find the courage to face buried secrets. In the process, she will rediscover herself, her passion, and her capacity for resilience.

Snowfall on Haven Point

June 9, 2017
Thayne, RaeAnne, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
414 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Harlequin, 2016.
"It's been two rough years since Andrea Montgomery lost her husband, and all she wants is for her children to enjoy their first Christmas in Haven Point. But then Andie's friend asks a favor--to keep an eye on her brother, Sheriff Marshall Bailey, who's recovering from a hit and run"-- Provided by publisher.

Life after

June 9, 2017
Ganshert, Katie, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook, 2017.
Includes a conversation with Katie Ganshert.
Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city's transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost. A year later, Autumn Manning can't remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief--by guilt. Twelve months of the question constantly echoing. Why? Why? Why? Searching for answers, she haunts the lives of the victims, unable to rest. Paul Elliott lost his wife in the train bombing and wants to let the dead rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to cause more pain for his loved ones. He wants normalcy for his twelve year-old daughter and young son, to see them move beyond the heartbreak. But when the Elliotts and Autumn are unexpectedly forced together, he fears she'll bring more wreckage in her wake.

An extraordinary union

May 25, 2017
Cole, Alyssa, author.
©2017
451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
As the Civil War rages, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past . . .

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