New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

September 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

As long as you love me

September 19, 2014
Aguirre, Ann, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin HQN, [2014]
347 pages ; 21 cm
Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. She has her reasons--missing her family, losing her college scholarship. But then there's the reason Lauren can't admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend's older brother. Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He's the guy who women love and leave, not the one who makes them think of forever--until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her. Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.

Finding love at home

September 19, 2014
Eicher, Jerry S.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014]
335 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Debbie is poised to marry Alvin Knepp, the Amish farmer she's loved all along. Ida Beiler is recovering from the tragic loss of her husband-to-be in a farming accident, while her younger sister Lois is still running away from her faith. Debbie takes it all in stride as she brings calm to the sorrowing Beiler family while finding happiness with the young man of her dreams"--Amazon.com.

Prince Hafiz's only vice

September 19, 2014
Carr, Susanna, author.
©2014
184 pages ; 17 cm.

Rival's challenge

September 19, 2014
Green, Abby, author.
©2014
187 pages ; 17 cm.
"The Chatsfield"--Cover.
On the eve of a business deal, nerves get the better of Orla Kennedy, and a drink with a handsome stranger ends in a night of passion she'll never forget! Only after does Orla discover that the man in question is Antonio Chatsfield-her rival! Antonio never wanted to return to The Chatsfield, but his sister needs his help, so he has little choice. But when he meets the woman who cam apart in his bed just hours before, Antonio decides to set his sights on a different kind of merger...

The prince who loved me

September 18, 2014
Hawkins, Karen.
New York : Pocket Books, 2014.
355 p. ; 18 cm.
"The Oxenburg princes"--Cover.
"Cinderella with a Scottish twist... Prince Alexsey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life, flirting- and more- with every lovely lady who crosses his path. But when the interfering Grand Duchess Natasha decides it's time for her grandson to wed, Alexsey finds himself in Scotland, determined to foil her plans. Brainy, bookish, and bespectacled, Bronwyn Murdoch seems the perfect answer- she isn't at all to the duchess's taste. Living at the beck and call of her ambitious stepmother and social butterfly stepsisters, Bronwyn has little time for a handsome flirt- no matter how intoxicating his kisses are. After all, no spoiled, arrogant prince would seriously be interested in a firm-minded female like herself. So...wouldn't it be fun to turn his "game" upside down and prove that an ordinary woman can bring a prince to his knees?"

Nĥát pĥ̉am thiên kim

September 18, 2014
Di Hua, author.
©2013
385 pages ; 20 cm.
Translation of: Yi pin qian jin.

An heiress for his empire

September 18, 2014
Monroe, Lucy, 1967-
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books; 2014.
187 p. ; 17 cm.
"Ruthless Russians"--Spine.
Innocent debutante Madison Archer has hit the headlines for a scandal not of her making. Now, marriage to the unscrupulous Viktor Beck is the only way to save what's left of her reputation!

His for a price

September 18, 2014
Crews, Caitlin.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books 2014.
187 p. ; 17 cm.
"Vows of convenience"--Spine.
Greek tycoon Nicodemus Stathis was never able to forget beautiful heiress Mattie Whitaker. And now, ten years of delicious tension later, Nic finally has her right where he wants her.

Choir of angels

September 17, 2014
Macomber, Debbie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Mira, [2014].
538 pages ; 21 cm
Three previously published stories: Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, c1999; Those Christmas angels, c2003; Where angels go, c2007.
Shirley, Goodness and Mercy--Those Christmas angels--Where angels go.
"Angels are all around us--especially at Christmas! Greg Bennett hates Christmas. Divorced, almost friendless and about to lose his business, he has no time for what he considers sentimental nonsense. It takes three irrepressible angels to show him the truth. 'Shirley, Goodness and Mercy' shall follow him--until he learns what Christmas is all about! 'Those Christmas Angels' come down to earth again to respond to Anne Fletcher's prayer request. She wants her son, Roy, to meet a special woman--and the angels contrive to throw Julie Wilcoff in his path (literally!). Another Christmas, another angelic rescue. The three heaven-sent messengers reunite a divorced couple, bring peace of mind to an elderly man and grant a little boy's fondest wish. Because there's always joy 'Where Angels Go'. Three stories of hope and seasonal cheer from Debbie Macomber, Official Storyteller of Christmas!"--Page [4] of cover.

The queen of zombie hearts

September 17, 2014
Showalter, Gena, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2014].
459 pages ; 22 cm.
"Alice 'Ali' Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers. But Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters... and the worst has only begun. As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies. And she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsble for killing---and turning--Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima--even sacrificing her own life for those she loves"--Jacket.

In your dreams : [a blue heron novel]

September 17, 2014
Higgins, Kristan.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin, 2014.
469 p. ; 17 cm.
"Everyone loves Jack Holland, but Emmaline Neal needs him. Her ex-fiancé is getting married in Malibu and, obviously, she can't go to the wedding alone. In Manningsport, New York, tall, blond and gorgeous Jack Holland is practically a cottage industry when it comes to rescuing desperate women. He knows the drill, Em figures, so he won't get the wrong idea. What Jack needs is an excuse to leave town. Ever since rescuing four teenagers from a car wreck, he's been hailed as a hero and the attention is making him itchy, especially since his too-pretty ex-wife is back, angling for a reunion. He's always liked Emmaline. She needs a weekend date? No problem. So when they wind up in bed together, Em chalks it up to red wine and chocolate cake, just one impulsive night not to be repeated. But Jack's pushing for more, and if she lets down her guard, either she'll get her heart crushed again, or discover that Jack's worth more than just dreaming about" -- from publisher's web site.

Night of a thousand stars

September 17, 2014
Raybourn, Deanna, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin MIRA, [2014]
356 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reader's guide.
On the verge of a stilted life as an aristocrat's wife, Poppy Hammond does the only sensible thing--she flees the chapel in her wedding gown. Assisted by the handsome curate who calls himself Sebastian Cantrip, she spirits away to her estranged father's quiet country village, pursued by the family she left in uproar. But when the dust of her broken engagement settles and Sebastian disappears under mysterious circumstances, Poppy discovers there is more to her hero than it seems. With only her feisty lady's maid for company, Poppy secures employment and travels incognita--east across the seas, chasing a hunch and the whisper of clues. Danger abounds beneath the canopies of the silken city, and Poppy finds herself in the perilous sights of those who will stop at nothing to recover a fabled ancient treasure. Torn between allegiance to her kindly employer and a dashing, shadowy figure, Poppy will risk it all as she attempts to unravel a much larger plan--one that stretches to the very heart of the British government, and one that could endanger everything, and everyone, that she holds dear.

The house on Mermaid Point

September 17, 2014
Wax, Wendy.
New York : Berkley Trade, [2014].
x, 403 pages ; 21 cm
"Berkley trade paperback edition."
"Maddie, Avery, and Nikki first got to know one another--perhaps all too well--while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they're putting that experience to professional use. But their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn't have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies--although the house does belong to a man who actually was Maddie's wildest fantasy once . . . Rock-and-roll legend "William the Wild" Hightower may be past his prime, estranged from his family, and creatively blocked, but he's still worshiped by fans--which is why he guards his privacy on his own island in the Florida Keys. He's not thrilled about letting this crew turn his piece of paradise into a bed-and-breakfast for a reality show . . . though he is intrigued by Maddie. Hard as that is for her to believe as a newly single woman who can barely manage a dog paddle in the dating pool. But whether it's an unexpected flirtation with a bona fide rock star, a strained mother-daughter relationship, or a sudden tragedy, these women are in it together. The only thing that might drive them apart is being trapped on a houseboat with one bathroom . . "-- Provided by publisher.

Never marry a viscount

September 16, 2014
Stuart, Anne (Anne Kristine), author.
Seattle : Montlake Romance, [2014]
311 pages ; 21 cm.

Lumayo ka nga sa akin

September 16, 2014
Ong, Bob.
Pasay City : Visprint, c2011.
186 p. ; 18 cm.
Novel.

The last MacKlenna

September 12, 2014
Logan, Katherine Lowry, author.
©2014.
445 pages ; 23 cm
A sequel to "The Ruby Brooch".

A love undone : an Amish novel of shattered dreams and God's unfailing grace

September 12, 2014
Woodsmall, Cindy.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
459 pages ; 23 cm.

The Homecoming

September 12, 2014
Carr, Robyn.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
437 pages ; 23 cm.

Honeymoon hotel

September 12, 2014
Browne, Hester.
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
449 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reading group guide.
"A novel"--Cover.
"A ... novel in the vein of The Wedding Planner featuring an ambitious and by-the-books event planner who finds herself at odds with her new assistant, who happens to be the son of her boss, on the eve of the biggest wedding of her career"-- Provided by publisher.

A matter of mercy

September 12, 2014
Hugo, Lynne, author.
Saint Louis, MO : Blank Slate Press, [2014]
viii, 263 pages ; 23 cm
"Caroline Marcum thought she'd escaped the great mistake of her life by leaving Wellfleet Harbor, but is forced to face it when she returns to care for her dying mother. Ridley Neal put his past--and his prison term--behind him to return home to take over his father's oyster and clam beds. Casual acquaintances long ago, their lives intersect once again and they must each set aside their suspicions and learn to trust--and to love"--Page 4 of cover.

Playing by heart

September 11, 2014
Mateer, Anne.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, 2014.
316 pages ; 22 cm.
"In early 20th century Oklahoma, Chet, a local coach, agrees to help Lula with her new teaching responsibilities; she soon learns more than she ever expected about life and love"-- Provided by publisher.

The songbird's seduction

September 10, 2014
Brockway, Connie, author.
Seattle : Montlake Romance, [2014]
308 pages ; 21 cm
Effervescent bon vivant Lucy Eastlake is a young operetta singer whose star is on the rise in Edwardian London. Though struggling to maintain her beloved great-aunts' household, she holds fast to the belief that "things will work out." Now, with the fiftieth anniversary of a siege her great-aunt Lavinia lived through approaching, it looks like Lucy is right, because a fortune is due to be divided among the survivors. All Lucy and her great-aunts have to do is travel to a small Pyrenees town to claim Lavinia's share of a fabulous treasure in rubies. What could be more simple? Professor Ptolemy Archibald Grant is the brilliant, straitlaced grandson of a British lord who also withstood the siege. When his grandfather asks him as a matter of honor to escort his old love on the journey, the about-to-be married professor agrees, not expecting Lucy to be part of the bargain. Losing the great-aunts en route, the handsome, buttoned-down professor finds himself caught up in Lucy's quirky, bewildering, and probably illegal efforts to reunite with them, as he is drawn further and further into an inexplicable infatuation with the free-spirited singer. What could be more complicated? But when unwilling attraction gives way to sizzling passion, both will be forced to confront the ages-old question of whether love trumps honor... or the other way around.

Starlight's edge

September 10, 2014
Waggoner, Susan, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
234 pages ; 20 cm
Sequel to: Neptune's tears.
Following her time traveling boyfriend David into the future to New Earth, Zee struggles to find her place and continue her career as an empath, but when David vanishes during a mission to Pompei on the eve of the Vesuvius eruption, Zee must try to save him.

Feibaritto wan = Favorite one

September 10, 2014
|6880-01 Hayashi, Mariko, 1954-
|6880-03 Tōkyō : Shūeisha, 2014.
376 pages ; 20 cm.

Desperate hearts

September 8, 2014
Bittner, Rosanne, 1945- author.
©2014
370 pages ; 18 cm
Includes excerpt from Outlaw Hearts (pages [357]-370).
"She's a woman with a secret. Elizabeth Wainwright is on the run. Accused of a murder she didn't commit, she has no choice but to cut ties with her old life and flee West. The last thing she wants is attention, but when her stagecoach is attacked, she suddenly finds herself under the fierce protection of one of Montana's famed vigilantes...whether she likes it or not. He's a man with a code. Lawman Mitch Brady is sworn to uphold justice in the wild lands of 1860's Montana. He's never met a man he's feared, and he's never met a woman more desperately in need of his help. Something's shaken the secretive Elizabeth, but as he gets to know the beautiful city belle, he finds the only thing he wants more than her safety...is her trust."--Publisher's website.

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