New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

October 24, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Wyoming strong

October 23, 2014
Palmer, Diana, author.
Duncan Mills, Ontario : Harlequin® HQN, 2014.
248 pages ; 25 cm
When fate intervenes and brings them together on neighboring Wyoming ranches, archenemies Wolf Patterson and Sara Brandon cast their differences aside when they see each other in a whole new light as love takes root between them.

Only enchanting

October 23, 2014
Balogh, Mary.
New York, NY : Signet/Penguin Books, 2014.
387 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes excerpts from Only a promise ; Beyond the sunrise ; Longing.
Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, was devastated by his fiancée's desertion after his return home. Now the woman who broke his heart is back--and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman. Agnes Keeping has never been in love--and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage. When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she's determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love.

A simple charity

October 23, 2014
Lauer, Rosalind.
New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, [2014]
336 pages ; 21 cm
"A Lancaster crossroads novel"--Title page.
"The final book in the Lancaster Crossroads Amish romance trilogy. Ever since Fanny Lapp's husband Tom died in a tragic accident one year ago, she's struggled to make ends meet with her three children and their large house in need of repair. Luckily, charity arrives in the form of Zed Miller, the black sheep in their community. Handy with a hammer and nails, Zed offers to repair her house and Fanny accepts--though she's dismayed about her attachment to the handyman so soon after her husband's death. But Zed's help allows her to find her true calling when an Englisher midwife asks for her assistance in delivering a baby. Zed Miller has been on rumspringa for years and has only recently returned to the fold. Although the community has welcomed him back, he doesn't feel worthy of the love of a good Amish woman like Fanny Lapp. But as he works toward repentance, Zed begins to realize that though he's made plenty of mistakes in his life, loving Fanny is not one of them"-- Provided by publisher.

All broke down

October 23, 2014
Carmack, Cora.
New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, [2014]
360 pages ; 21 cm.
"A Rusk University novel"--Title page.
"The second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack's Rusk University series.."-- Provided by publisher.

The ship of brides : a novel

October 23, 2014
Moyes, Jojo, 1969-
©2005
xii, 446 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company, 2005"--Title page verso.
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures. 1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime. In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides on an extraordinary voyage to England--aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers. Rules are strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier's captain down to the lowliest young deckhand. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined despite the Navy's ironclad sanctions. And for Frances Mackenzie, the complicated young woman whose past comes back to haunt her far from home, the journey will change her life in ways she never could have predicted--forever"-- Provided by publisher.

Snow Angel Cove

October 23, 2014
Thayne, RaeAnne.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin HQN, [2014]
378 pages ; 17 cm
Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward's Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke--literally--and now she's stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Precariously close to being destitute, Eliza needs a hero, but she's not expecting one who almost runs her down with his car!

By winter's light

October 23, 2014
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, 2014.
347 pages ; 19 cm
As the six Cynster families gather together for the holidays at snowbound Casphairn Manor in Scotland, Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster's daughter starts a relationship with tutor Daniel Crosbie.

When we met

October 23, 2014
New York : New American Library, [2014]
pages ; cm
Behind her eyes / A.L. Jackson -- Saving me / Molly McAdams -- Fouling out / Tiffany King -- Beneath your layers / Christina Lee.
"Today's premier New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house. When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it's a year that will change the rest of their lives. BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson: Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend's deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he's not sure he can trust himself. SAVING ME by Molly McAdams: On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party-but inside she's breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights... but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning? FOULING OUT by Tiffany King: Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks-which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he's not the jerk Courtney expects. BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee: In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake-much to her chagrin. But after some "hands-on" experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans..."-- Provided by publisher.

Alanna

October 23, 2014
Roth, Kathleen Bittner, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
361 pages ; 18 cm.
When his quest to find his mother's killer leads him to Alanna, Wolf, known from San Francisco to Boston as a relentless tracker of lost persons, is unable to deny his fierce attraction to this woman who he believes is his destiny.

What the lady wants : a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age

October 23, 2014
Rosen, Renée
New York : NAL Trade, [2014]
pages cm
"In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: "Give the lady what she wants." His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair. The night of the Great Fire, as seventeen-year-old Delia watches the flames rise and consume what was the pioneer town of Chicago, she can't imagine how much her life, her city, and her whole world are about to change. Nor can she guess that the agent of that change will not simply be the fire, but more so the man she meets that night.... Leading the way in rebuilding after the fire, Marshall Field reopens his well-known dry goods store and transforms it into something the world has never seen before: a glamorous palace of a department store. He and his powerhouse coterie-including Potter Palmer and George Pullman-usher in the age of robber barons, the American royalty of their generation. But behind the opulence, their private lives are riddled with scandal and heartbreak. Delia and Marshall first turn to each other out of loneliness, but as their love deepens, they will stand together despite disgrace and ostracism, through an age of devastation and opportunity, when an adolescent Chicago is transformed into the gleaming White City of the Chicago's World's Fair of 1893. "-- Provided by publisher.

Before we fall

October 23, 2014
Cole, Courtney (Novelist)
New York : Forever, 2014.
x, 354 pages ; 21 cm
"The beautifully broken series: book 3"--Title page.
"In the bestselling tradition of J.A. Redmerski and Jessica Sorensen come the next novel in Courtney Cole's New York Times bestselling Beautifully Broken Series... Sometimes before we fall. we fly. One dark moment was all it took to turn twenty-four-year-old Dominic Kinkaide's world black. On the night of his high school graduation, a single incident changed him forever, and he became a hardened man-famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured inside. Now all he cares about is losing himself in the roles that he plays. At twenty-three years old, Jacey Vincent doesn't realize how much her father's indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn't one specific moment that wrecks a person, but an absence of moments. She tries to find acceptance in the arms of men to fill the void-a plan that has worked just fine for her, until she meets Dominic. When jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, the combination of his secrets and her issues turns their attraction into the perfect storm. It could change their lives for good-if it doesn't tear them both apart"-- Provided by publisher.

Pegasus : a novel

October 22, 2014
Steel, Danielle.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2014.
340 pages ; 25 cm
Nicolas von Bingen and Alex von Hemmerle, titled members of the German aristocracy, have been best friends since childhood. Both widowers, they are raising their children - Nick's two lively boys and Alex's adored teenage daughter - in peace and luxury on the vast Bavarian estates that have belonged to their families for generations. While Nick indulges in more glamorous pursuits, Alex devotes himself to breeding the renowned white Lipizzaner horses that enthrall audiences throughout Europe with their ability to dance and spin on command, majestic creatures whose bloodlines are rare and priceless. But it is Nicolas's bloodline that changes everything, when his father receives a warning from a high-ranking contact inside the Wehrmacht. A secret from the past has left the family vulnerable to the rising tide of Nazism: Nick's mother, whom he never knew, was of Jewish descent. Suddenly Nicolas must flee Germany, wrenching his sons away from the only home they have known, sailing across the Atlantic for a new life in America. Their survival will depend on a precious gift from Alex, their only stake for the future: eight purebred horses, two of them stunning Lipizzaners. In Florida, where Nicolas joins the Ringling Brothers Circus, he becomes Nick Bing, with Alex's prize white stallion -- now named Pegasus -- the centerpiece of the show.

Protecting the desert princess

October 22, 2014
Marinelli, Carol, author.
©2014
187 pages ; 17 cm.
"Seven days without her crown! Princess Layla of Ishla craves just one week outside the gilded cage of her palace. A chance to try absolutely everything that is forbidden! 1. Sharing a romantic dinner 2. Dancing the night away 3. Kissing a gorgeous man. The only exception? She must remain pure for her future husband! When she arrives in Australia, she finds there's only one man who can help her fulfill this dream. Revered yet feared, Mikael Romanov has earned his ruthless legal reputation, yet spirited Layla quickly gets beneath his skin. Mikael's sworn to protect her, but can he protect Layla from himself"--Page [4] of cover.

The Russian's acquisition

October 22, 2014
Collins, Dani, author.
©2014
187 pages ; 17 cm.
"To: Clair Daniels@BrighterDaysChildrensFund.org. From: Aleksy.D@DmitrievHoldings.com. Subject: Contractual Offer. You will find $100,000 in your charity's account today, provided I find you in my bed tonight. Aleksy Dmitriev is after the ultimate revenge. Yet his plan backfires when he discovers that his new mistress, Clair Daniels, is a virgin who could not have been her former employer's lover. Revenge may be out the window, but that won't stop Aleksy from enjoying the perks of his purchase. But Clair is destined to be more than just this Russian's acquisition!"--Page [4] of cover.

To defy a sheikh

October 22, 2014
Yates, Maisey, author.
©2014
190 pages ; 17 cm.
"The cost of defiance: Princess Samarah Al-Azem knows you cannot rush revenge. Having bided her time, she's finally ready to bring down Ferran, her kingdom's enemy and the man who took everything from her. In the still of night, she lies in wait in his bedchamber\'. It isn't the first time Sheikh Ferran has found himself at the edge of an assassin's blade, but never has it been wielded by such a beautiful assailant. Soon he has her at his mercy, something he's wanted for years! Now Samarah must decide: imprisonment in a cell, or in diamond shackles as his wife"--Pages [4] of cover.

A virgin for his prize

October 22, 2014
Monroe, Lucy, 1967- author.
©2014
188 pages ; 17 cm.
"Her awakening: San Francisco heiress Romi Grayson has only had a taste of Maxwell Black's addictive brand of seduction and knows she should stay away. Especially having discovered just how determined he is to possess her! His proposal: Max prides himself on always being in control, yet somehow Romi sneaked under his cast-iron defenses, then walked away. Now he is driven to finish what they started. The ultimate prize! This Russian tycoon will stop at nothing, even blackmail, to have Romi warm and willing in his bed. And her innocence will make his long-awaited possession all the sweeter"--Page [4] of cover.

One night With Morelli

October 22, 2014
Lawrence, Kim, author.
© 2014
186 pages ; 17 cm.
"Warning: one night will never be enough. Draco Morelli: ruthless businessman, adoring father and wary ex-husband. This gorgeous Italian only ever signs up for temporary flings with glamorous women who know the rules of the game. Until he is blindsided by the one woman in all of London not interested in a relationship with him. Eve Curtis: dedicated workaholic, loyal friend and self-professed singleton. Determined to remain independent, Eve has been happy keeping men at a safe distance. Until now. Because when Draco sweeps her off her feet and into his bedroom, he opens her eyes to a whole new world of sin and seduction!"--Page [4] of cover.

Rebel's bargain

October 21, 2014
West, Annie (Romantic fiction writer), author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2014.
189 pages ; 17 cm.
"Five years ago, Poppy Graham married Orsino Chatsfield beneath a confetti of paparazzi flashbulbs. But in her darkest hour, he let her down. Their split was bitter, and Poppy has strived for her independence and acceptance ever since. But now her arrogant husband is back... Injured in a climbing accident, there's only one person Orsino can turn to... his wife! They have unfinished business, and he'll face it before he walks away forever. But the blazing passion between them reignites in an instant, leaving Orsino to wonder whether it will kill or cure!" -- p. 4 of cover.

The true king of Dahaar

October 21, 2014
Pammi, Tara author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2014.
188 pages ; 17 cm.
"When heartbreak drives him to recklessness, Azeez nearly loses everything, including his life. Now he must make a choice. Spend his life in the shadows of the past, or embrace his future as the true king of Dahaar. Dr. Nikhat Zakhari left Azeez because she couldn't give him what he needed to rule. But now the only man she's ever loved needs her healing touch, and she is powerless to refuse him. Azeez knows he must assume the crown--- but will this unforgettable woman agree to be his desert queen?" -- p. 4 of cover.

The Valquez seduction

October 21, 2014
Milburne, Melanie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2014.
185 pages ; 17 cm.
"Standing outside a decadent Las Vegas nightclub, innocent schoolteacher Daisy Wyndham has never felt more out of her depth. And that's before sultry Argentinian polo player Luiz Valquez rides to her rescue in front of the global media, leading to reports of their engagement... It's a dangerous charade, but one they're both prepared to play! Luiz can shake his playboy image, and Daisy can cast aside her cloistered upbringing. With Luiz doing his best to be good and Daisy trying her hardest to be bad, it's only a matter of time before one of them gives in... " -- p. 4 of cover.

Made for you

October 17, 2014
Layne, Lauren, author.
New York : Forever, 2014.
302 pages ; 18 cm
Includes excerpt of "Only with you" ( pages [295]-302).
"Will Thatcher is exactly the type of sexy playboy good girls like Brynn have always avoided. And yet there was still something about him she just couldn't resist. When Will moved across the country three years ago, Brynn vowed it was time to put him behind her. She never thought Will might have other plans...Back in town, Will intends to get what he's always wanted--gorgeous, unforgettable Brynn. For years, he tormented the untouchable ice princess in a desperate bid for her attention. Now he has a new plan, and he'll do anything to rewrite their stormy past. This time, he's out to show Brynn that the imperfect man might be the best mistake of her life..."--Page 4 of cover.

Different tides

October 17, 2014
Woods, Janet, 1939- author.
Sutton : Severn House, 2014.
219 p. : 23 cm.
"1835. Clementine Morris, despite her youth and inexperience, is hired by Zachariah Fleet to care for his recently orphaned niece and nephew. But Zachariah has a secret, and there are troubles ahead, least of all when the self-possessed, wealthy businessman realises he may be falling for her"--provided by publisher.

Each shining hour : a novel of watervalley

October 17, 2014
High, Jeff, 1957-
New York : New American Library, 2014.
pages cm

Snowfall : a Days of redemption Christmas novella

October 16, 2014
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
New York : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
222, 10 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes reader's extras.
"Ruth Stutzman is a wonderful caregiver--but she has no experience with [children]. Laid off from her job at a retirement home due to budget cuts, she's relieved to find work--even if it means temporarily watching widower Martin Rodes' brood of six. Martin has done the best he can since his wife's passing, but he and the children need help. Their house, once full of laughter and light, has been darkened by sadness. Soon after Ruth arrives, the children are drawn to her warmth and gentleness, and so is Martin, even though he feels it's wrong"-- Provided by publisher.

The remedy for love : a novel

October 16, 2014
Roorbach, Bill.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014.
311 pages ; 22 cm
They're calling for the "Storm of the Century," and in western Maine, that means something. So Eric closes his law office early and heads to the grocery store. But when an unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman in line comes up short on cash, a kind of old-school charity takes hold of his heart--twenty bucks and a ride home; that's the least he can do. Trouble is, Danielle doesn't really have a home. She's squatting in a cabin deep in the woods: no electricity, no plumbing, no heat. Eric, with troubles--and secrets--of his own, tries to walk away but finds he can't. She'll need food, water, and firewood, and that's just to get her through the storm: there's a whole long winter ahead. Resigned to help, fending off her violent mistrust of him, he gets her set up, departs with relief, and climbs back to the road, but--winds howling, snow mounting--he finds his car missing, phone inside. In desperation, he returns to the cabin. Danielle's terrified, then merely enraged. And as the storm intensifies, these two lost souls are forced to ride it out together.

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