New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A passionate hope : Hannah's story

June 22, 2018
Smith, Jill Eileen, 1958- author.
©2018
481 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The sea before us

June 22, 2018
Sundin, Sarah, author.
©2018
549 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
In 1944, American Naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, who pieces together reconnaissance photographs with holiday snapshots of France -- including those of her family's summer home -- in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. As the two spend concentrated time together, in the pressure cooker of war, their deepening friendship threatens to turn into something more. But both of them have too much to lose to give into love ...

Blind betrayal

June 22, 2018
Mehl, Nancy, author.
©2018
377 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Dragon teeth : a novel

June 21, 2018
Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008, author.
©2017
378 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Page 4 of cover.
The year is 1876. Among the warring Indian tribes and lawless gold-rush towns of America's western territories, two paleontologists pillage the Wild West. They are hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled Yale student William Johnson. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, so he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. Soon William joins forces with Cope and stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. The struggle to protect this extraordinary treasure tests William's newfound resilience, and pits him against some of the West's most dangerous and notorious characters.

Left : a love story

June 20, 2018
Hogan, Mary, 1957- author.
©2018
232 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
"It started as a dream vacation in Spain, with Fay and Paul Agarra enjoying all the delights of a European holiday. A respected New York City judge, Paul has always been the man Fay can rely on no matter what. When he inexplicably disappears from a Granada street corner, Fay knows something is terribly wrong. Once they are reunited, Paul shrugs off the episode as a simple misunderstanding -- but Fay suspects her almost perfect life has taken a dark and sudden turn. Soon there are more signs that Paul is beginning to change. Bouts of forgetfulness lead to mistakes in the courtroom. Simple tasks cause unexplainable outbursts of anger. Fay's worst suspicions are realized when she learns her husband -- her rock, her love, her everything -- is succumbing to the ravages of dementia. As her husband transforms before her very eyes, Fay copes with her fears by retreating into a fantasy life filled with promise instead of pain. In Fay's invented world, she imagines herself living a glamorous life free from heartache, with a handsome neighbor she barely knows rescuing her from a fate she can't accept." -- From publisher's description.

Little big love

June 19, 2018
Regan, Katy, author.
©2018
467 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A novel" -- Cover.
Ten-year-old Zac Hutchinson collects facts: octopuses have three hearts, Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth. But no one will tell him the one thing he wants to know most: who his father is and where he went. When Zac's mother, Juliet, inadvertently admits that his dad is the only man she's ever loved, Zac decides he is going to find him and deliver his mom the happily ever after she deserves. But Liam Jones left for a reason, and as Zac searches for clues of his father, Juliet begins to rebuild what shattered on the day that was at once the happiest and most heartbreaking of her life. Told through the eyes of Zac, Juliet, and grandfather Mick, Little Big Love is a layered, heartfelt, utterly satisfying story about family, love, and the secrets that can define who we are.

The Dante chamber

June 19, 2018
Pearl, Matthew, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
530 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The year is 1870. Five years after a series of Dante-inspired killings disrupted Boston, a man is found murdered in the public gardens of London with an enormous stone around his neck etched with a verse from the Divine Comedy. When more mysterious murders erupt across the city, all in the style of the punishments Dante memorialized in Purgatory, poet Christina Rossetti fears her brother, the Dante-obsessed artist and writer Gabriel Rossetti, will be the next victim. Christina enlists poets Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson, and famous scholar Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, to assist in deciphering the literary clues. Together these unlikely investigators rush to unravel the secrets of Dante's verses in order to find Gabriel and stop the killings. Racing between the shimmering mansions of the elite and the dark corners of London's underworld, they descend further and further into the mystery. But when the true inspiration behind the gruesome murders is finally revealed, Christina realizes that the perpetrator has even bigger and more horrific plans than she had initially thought"-- Provided by publisher.

The real Michael Swann : a novel

June 19, 2018
Reardon, Bryan, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]
416 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Julia is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call abruptly goes dead. Then the news rolls in: a bomb has gone off at Penn Station, where Michael was waiting for a train home. A frantic Julia races to look for Michael. Weaving between the aftermath of the explosion and Julia's memories of her life with Michael, new developments raise troubling questions. Did Michael survive the explosion? Why hasn't he contacted her? What was he doing when their last call was cut off? Was he - or is he still - the man she fell in love with?

Tom Clancy Line of sight

June 19, 2018
Maden, Mike.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
579 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Title from web page.
Based on characters created by Tom Clancy.
Twenty years ago, Dr. Cathy Ryan restored the eyesight of a young Bosnian girl who had been injured during an attack in the Balkan War. Today, her son, Jack Ryan Jr. has decided to surprise his mother by tracking down the young lady. What he finds shocks them both. The helpless child has grown into a remarkable woman. Aida Curic is a self-possessed beauty who runs a refugee agency that helps the children of her native Bosnia. Jack finds himself drawn to her, but before he can act on his feelings she's snatched off the streets of Sarajevo by kidnappers. In Jack's desperate search for Aida, he finds himself opposed by everyone from Serbian mobsters to Croatian paramilitary units. The Balkan War may have ended two decades ago, but the region still seethes with ethnic animosities. The deeper Jack plunges into this world the more he faces a disturbing truth, the scars of war fester long after the surface has healed.

Rainy day friends : a novel

June 19, 2018
Shalvis, Jill, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Six months after Lanie Jacobs' husband's death, it's hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn't the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife. Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person? Can she even trust herself? Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she's bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie's cold, broken heart--along with the rest of the clan. Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Green changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come -until her dark secrets come to light--secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie's only just begun to build.

The word is murder : a novel

June 19, 2018
Horowitz, Anthony, 1955- author.
©2018
460 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Penguin Random House UK"--Title page verso.
When a wealthy woman is found murdered after planning her own funeral service, disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz, investigate.

The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses) : a novel

June 19, 2018
DeFino, Terri-Lynne, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
512 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Spine.
A whimsical, moving novel about a retirement home for literary legends who spar, conjure up new stories, and almost magically change the lives of the people around them. Alfonse Carducci was a literary giant who lived his life to excess, lovers, alcohol, parties, and literary rivalries. But now he's come to the Bar Harbor Home for the Elderly to spend the remainder of his days among kindred spirits: the publishing industry's nearly gone but never forgotten greats. Only now, at the end of his life, does he comprehend the price of appeasing every desire, and the consequences of forsaking love to pursue greatness. For Alfonse has an unshakeable case of writer's block that distresses him much more than his precarious health. Set on the water in one of New England's most beautiful locales, the Bar Harbor Home was established specifically for elderly writers needing a place to live out their golden years, or final days, in understated luxury and surrounded by congenial literary company. A faithful staff of nurses and orderlies surround the writers, and are drawn into their orbit, as they are forced to reckon with their own life stories. Among them are Cecibel Bringer, a young woman who knows first-hand the cost of chasing excess. A terrible accident destroyed her face and her sister in a split-second decision that Cecibel can never forgive, though she has tried to forget. Living quietly as an orderly, refusing to risk again the cost of love, Cecibel never anticipated the impact of meeting her favorite writer, Alfonse Carducci, or the effect he would have on her existence. In Cecibel, Alfonse finds a muse who returns him to the passion he thought he lost. As the words flow from him, weaving a tale taken up by the other residents of the Pen, Cecibel is reawakened to the idea of love and forgiveness. As the edges between story and reality blur, a world within a world is created. It's a place where the old are made young, the damaged are made whole, and anything is possible.

Bearskin

June 19, 2018
McLaughlin, James A., author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
466 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Portions of Bearskin appeared in The Missouri Review (Summer, 2008) and Salt Lake City Weekly."
"Larger print"--Spine.
Rice Moore is just beginning to think his troubles are behind him. He's found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins. It's hard work, and totally solitary--perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona. But when Rice finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds, the quiet solitude he's so desperately sought is suddenly at risk. More bears are killed on the preserve and Rice's obsession with catching the poachers escalates, leading to hostile altercations with the locals and attention from both the law and Rice's employers. Partnering with his predecessor, a scientist who hopes to continue her research on the preserve, Rice puts into motion a plan that could expose the poachers but risks revealing his own whereabouts to the dangerous people he was running from in the first place.

The lost vintage : a novel

June 19, 2018
Mah, Ann, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
533 pages (larger print) ; 23 cm
"A woman who returns to her family's ancestral vineyard in Burgundy and unexpectedly uncovers a lost diary, an unknown relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War II. To become one of only a few hundred certified wine experts in the world, Kate must pass the notoriously difficult Master of Wine examination. She's failed twice before; her third attempt will be her last chance. Suddenly finding herself without a job and with the test a few months away, she travels to Burgundy to spend the fall at the vineyard estate that has belonged to her family for generations. There she can bolster her shaky knowledge of Burgundian vintages and reconnect with her cousin Nico and his wife, Heather, who now oversee day-to-day management of the grapes. The one person Kate hopes to avoid is Jean-Luc, a talented young winemaker and her first love. At the vineyard house, Kate is eager to help her cousin clean out the enormous basement that is filled with generations of discarded and forgotten belongings. Deep inside the cellar, behind a large armoire, she discovers a hidden room containing a cot, some Resistance pamphlets, and an enormous cache of valuable wine. Piqued by the secret space, Kate begins to dig into her family's history—a search that takes her back to the dark days of World War II and introduces her to a relative she never knew existed, a great–half aunt who was a teenager during the Nazi occupation. As she learns more about her family, the line between resistance and collaboration blurs, driving Kate to find the answers to two crucial questions: Who, exactly, did her family aid during the difficult years of the war? And what happened to six valuable bottles of wine that seem to be missing from the cellar's collection?"--Amazon.com

The Spanish millionaire's runaway bride

June 19, 2018
Meier, Susan, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
approximately 288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
She ran away from her own wedding ... Now she's falling for the man who must bring her home! When heiress Morgan Monroe realises that nothing about her wedding is her own choice - including the groom! - she runs. But her father's associate Spanish millionaire Riccardo Ochoa is hot on her heels, under orders to bring her home! Morgan knows it's wrong to imagine a romance with this stranger, but why does being with Riccardo feel so right?

Redemption of a ruthless billionaire

June 19, 2018
Ellis, Lucy (Romance fiction writer), author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
'I want you off my property.'But what Nik Voronov really wants is Sybella - in his bed! Nik's not a Voronov by blood, but he's ferociously protective of his adoptive family. So when he believes single mother Sybella Parminter is taking advantage of his grandfather he ruthlessly strips her of her job! But as unexpected desire threatens to consume them both, sweet Sybella might just be the redemption this brooding billionaire needs ...

Reunited with her Italian billionaire

June 19, 2018
Singh, Nina, (Romance fiction author) author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
approximately 288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
It started with a marriage for their baby ... Now Marco's back - to claim his wife for real! Brianna's marriage to Italian tycoon Marco Dirici was for the sake of their unexpected baby. But Brianna needs the one thing she's realised Marco can never give her - love. Fleeing to New York with her young son, Brianna tries to forget the magic of her husband's touch. Until Marco arrives on her doorstep, determined to reclaim his family ...!

A bride at his bidding

June 19, 2018
Smart, Michelle, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
284 pages ; 22 cm.
"Larger print" -- Cover.
"Billionaire Andreas Samaras is nobody's fool. And his beautiful new employee, Carrie Rivers--an undercover journalist--is playing a dangerous game. He'll keep her at his command until he can expose her deception... But when her ruse is revealed, there's only one way to protect his spotless business reputation: blackmail innocent Carrie to the altar!" -- Page [4] cover.

Shelter in place

June 15, 2018
Roberts, Nora, author.
©2018
673 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the videogame store tending to customers. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies' room, hopelessly clutching her cell phone until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait--and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide"-- Provided by publisher.

Probable claws

June 15, 2018
Brown, Rita Mae, author.
©2018
493 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Rita Mae Brown and her feline coauthor Sneaky Pie Brown return to Albemarle County, Virgina, as tangled mysteries past and present converge in the bestselling Mrs. Murphy series. As feline collaborators go, you couldn't ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown." The New York Times Book Review. With the New Year just around the corner, winter has transformed the cozy Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia, into a living snow globe. It's the perfect setting for Mary Minor Harry Haristeen to build a new work shed designed by her dear friend local architect Gary Gardner. But the natural serenity is shattered when out of the blue, right in front of Harry and Deputy Cynthia Cooper, and in broad daylight, Gary is shot to death by a masked motorcyclist. Outraged by the brazen murder, Harry begins to burrow into her friend's past--and unearths a pattern of destructive greed reaching far back into Virginia's post-Revolutionary history. When Harry finds incriminating evidence, the killer strikes again. Heedless of her own safety and survival, Harry follows a trail of clues to a construction site in Richmond, where the discovery of ancient remains has recently halted work. Aided as always by her loyal if opinionated companions--crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker the Corgi--Harry hunts for a link between the centuries-old dead and the recently, violently deceased. And while other deaths are narrowly averted in a flurry of fur and limbs, the killer remains at large--ever more desperate and dangerous. The deep-rooted legacy of corruption that's been exposed can never be buried again. But if Harry keeps pursuing the terrible truth, she may be digging her own grave"-- Provided by publisher.

The gray ghost

June 15, 2018
Cussler, Clive, author.
©2018
579 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Marcus Peyton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence. But there is even more at stake than any of them know. For the car has vanished again, and in it is an object so rare that it has the capacity to change lives. Men with everything to gain and a great deal to lose have a desperate plan to find it--and if anybody gets in their way? They have a plan for that, too"-- Provided by publisher.

This I know

June 15, 2018
Edwards, Eldonna. author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
467 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The innkeeper's daughter

June 15, 2018
Griep, Michelle, author.
©2018
611 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Island of the Mad : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

June 15, 2018
King, Laurie R., author.
©2018
499 pages (large print) : illustration ; 22 cm.
" Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes untangle the slippery threads of insanity and deadly secrets as they investigate a disappearance in this chilling novel from New York Times bestselling Laurie R. King. "[The Mary Russell series is] the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today." Lee Child. With Mrs Hudson gone from their lives and domestic chaos building, the last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad and missing aunt. Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. And although her mental state seemed to be improving, she's now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital. better known as Bedlam. Mary wants nothing to do with the case--but she can't say no. And at least it will get her away from the challenges of housework and back to the familiar business of investigation. To track down the vanished woman, she brings her deductive instincts and talent for subterfuge to the fore--and of course, enlists her husband's legendary prowess. Together, she and Holmes travel from the grim confines of Bedlam to the winding canals and sun-drenched Lido cabarets of Venice--only to find the foreboding shadow of Benito Mussolini darkening the fate of a city, an era, and a tormented English lady of privilege. "-- Provided by publisher.

Scot free : the lighter side of the Dark Underbelly of the California Dream

June 15, 2018
McPherson, Catriona, 1965- author.
©2018
413 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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