New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

January 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Promise not to tell

January 18, 2018
Krentz, Jayne Ann, author.
©2018
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide-- and her own past. Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire, and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does.

Me, you and tiramisu

January 3, 2018
Butterfield, Charlotte, 1977- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
439 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Life for self-confessed bookworm Jayne Brady couldn’t be better – she has a twin sister she adores, a cosy little flat above a deli and now she’s found love with her childhood crush, gorgeous chef Will. But when Will becomes a Youtube sensation, thanks to his delicious cookery demos (both the food and his smile!), their life of contentment come crashing down around them. Can Jayne have her Tiramisu and eat it, too?

Whispering pines : the Langtry sisters

January 3, 2018
Dunn, Scarlett, author.
©2017
553 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
As a young girl, Rose Langtry feared her gruff, handsome rancher neighbor. Coming back to Colorado after five years, she’s outraged to find Morgan LeMasters ready to hang her brother for rustling and theft. But when the resulting skirmish leaves her injured, Morgan’s tender care turns her unease to unexpected closeness . . . and admiration.

Tomorrow the glory

January 3, 2018
Graham, Heather, author.
©1985
677 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Previously published under the name Shannon Drake."
Kendall Moore, a spirited southern belle as proud as she is beautiful, is driven by a cruel marriage-bed betrayal to risk her life in a dangerous gamble for freedom. Brent McClain, a Confederate agent, meets Kendall aboard the waship Jenni-Lyn and loses his heart in a single, searing night of passion. But war and treachery tear them apart -Brent into raging battle; Kendall into desperate flight from a scorned husband's white-hot vengeance. They live only for the promise of tomorrow...and a love that will burn forever in their hearts.

To me I wed : an unconventional brides romance

January 2, 2018
Jackson, K. M., author.
©2017
385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Nightmare bridesmaids dresses, tasteless fondant icing, budget-busting wedding expenses, some women just aren't about it. They'll laugh off tradition, make their own rules and find the most outrageous ways possible to flip wedding day lockstep into true love.

The ladies of the Ivy Cottage

January 2, 2018
Klassen, Julie, 1964- author.
©2017
653 pages (large pirnt) ; 23 cm.
In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold. Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for?

The outlaw's secret

January 2, 2018
Henrie, Stacy, author.
©2017
369 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Getting taken hostage by a gang of train robbers wasn't in dime novelist Essie Vanderfair's plans, but interviewing these men could make her career soar. Especially since the gang includes legendary outlaw Tex Beckett, better known as the Texas Titan. Tex is famed for his protection of women and children, so she'll be fine...right? Keeping the gang in line was hard enough before a stubborn, beautiful writer interfered. Now Tex is scrambling to keep Essie safe, to gather evidence against the gang and most of all to hide his dangerous secrets. First, that he's a detective working undercover. And second, that he's not the Texas Titan at all, but Tex's twin brother, Tate Beckett."--Back cover.

Where treasure hides

January 2, 2018
Alexander, Johnnie, author.
©2013
573 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Artist Alison Schuyler spends her time working in her family’s renowned art gallery, determined to avoid the curse that has followed the Schuyler clan from the Netherlands to America and back again. She’s certain that true love will only lead to tragedy―that is, until a chance meeting at Waterloo station brings Ian Devlin into her life. Drawn to the bold and compassionate British Army captain, Alison begins to question her fear of love as World War II breaks out, separating the two and drawing each into their own battles. While Ian fights for freedom on the battlefield, Alison works with the Dutch Underground to find a safe haven for Jewish children and priceless pieces of art alike. But safety is a luxury war does not allow. As time, war, and human will struggle to keep them apart, will Alison and Ian have the faith to fight for their love, or is it their fate to be separated forever?"--Amazon.com

A momentary marriage

January 2, 2018
Camp, Candace, author.
©2017
549 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A delicious marriage-of-convenience story in this passionate historical romance, featuring clever and witty banter, sharp attention to detail, and utterly likable characters.

The scotsman who saved me

January 2, 2018
Howell, Hannah, author.
©2017
437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When he comes to the rescue of Emily Stanton, a beautiful Englishwoman who should be his enemy, Scotsman Iain MacEnroy finds his life transformed in ways he never imagined.

Phoebe's gift

December 15, 2017
Eicher, Jerry S., author.
©2017
521 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Phoebe Lapp's grandmother was anything but ordinary. Before her death, the eccentric elderly woman purchased three Assateaque ponies, seemingly for no reason. But after her passing, Phoebe learns of her beloved grandmother's wish to start an Amish pony farm in Lancaster County for hurting Englisha children. That dream now lies with Phoebe if she decides to fulfill it, but a teaching position is waiting for her at home. Which path should she choose? Further complicating her decision, Grandma Lapp's young neighbors, David Fisher and his sister, Ruth, are to be involved in running the farm. David and Ruth have yet to abandon their rumspringa, and the only reason they haven't left the church already is because of Grandma Lapp's kindness. Unbeknownst to Phoebe, David has secret hopes of attracting her affection. Phoebe knows she has some difficult choices to make--whether or not to honor her grandmother's legacy and what to do about David's growing attentions toward her. But she's not alone. God is with her every step of the way.

An heir made in the marriage bed

December 15, 2017
Mather, Anne.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
One night back in her husband's bed ... The inability to have a child left Joanna and Matt Novak's passionate marriage in tatters. But when Joanna asks her tycoon husband for a divorce, Matt makes it clear he expects them to remain married ... in the most intimate of ways! As tempers flare, the raging desire between them explodes - just once more, Matt and Joanna give into the thrill of each other's touch. In the shattering aftermath of their explosive encounter, they agree to part ways ... until Joanna discovers one tiny consequence to their night together - she's carrying Matt's baby!

Pregnant at Acosta's demand

December 15, 2017
Blake, Maya.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Baby by blackmail! Shy Suki Langston desired Ramon Acosta for years, and one shocking night he gave her pleasure beyond her wildest imaginings. But when an unexpected pregnancy ended in tragedy, Suki knew that any hope of a future together was extinguished ... Then the arrogant magnate returns, determined that Suki will provide him with an heir! Ramon's outrageous demand reignites both Suki's longing for a child, and the burning memory of his touch ... Suki agrees, certain she can keep her physical responses under control! Until their explosive reunion proves just how susceptible her body and heart still are to him ...

Protecting his defiant innocent

December 15, 2017
Smart, Michelle.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Tempted by her billionaire protector ... Travelling to a dangerous Caribbean island to continue her late brother's charitable work, Francesca Pellegrini finds herself under the protection of security tycoon Felipe Lorenzi. Independent Francesca is infuriated by his commands, but Felipe's every look invites her to give up her innocence to him ... His body and heart as hard as stone after his military career, Felipe has no time for Francesca's seductive games. Until this captivating young woman entices him beyond all measure, and this lone wolf decides to throw away his strict rules and take her as his own!

The boss's fake fiancě

December 15, 2017
Meier, Susan.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
The perfect fake fiancee - his assistant! Billionaire Mitcham Ochoa never expected to be the best man for his brother and his own ex! But what better way to prove he's over her, than to have his very own 'fiancee' at his side ... Personal Assistant Lila Ross has had a crush on her boss since day one, but surely pretending to be his fiancee is a step too far? She knows she'll be heartbroken when she has to walk away ... Only Mitch is beginning to find Lila as indispensable in life as she is in the office!

The secret he must claim

December 15, 2017
Shaw, Chantelle.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
An illicit encounter with the Spaniard ... Heiress Elin Saunderson was instantly seduced by mysterious stranger Cortez. But after their sinful night together she was left alone ... and pregnant! A year later, she learns that Cortez is the rightful successor to her adopted father's fortune and penniless Elin finds herself at risk of losing everything - including her son! Cortez Ramos is set on claiming the secret Elin kept from him - but Elin proves as protective a mother as she is a tortuous temptation. His solution: demand a marriage of convenience which will legitimise his heir and return Elin to his bed!

Forever is the worst long time

December 15, 2017
Pagán, Camille, author.
©2017
367 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Amazon Publishing, 2017.
Includes reader's guide.
When struggling novelist James Hernandez meets poet Louisa "Lou" Bell, he's sure he's just found the love of his life. There's just one problem: she's engaged to his oldest friend, Rob. So James toasts their union and swallows his desire. As the years pass, James's dreams always seem just out of reach--he can't finish that novel, can't mend his relationship with his father, can't fully commit to a romantic relationship. He just can't move on. But after betrayal fractures Lou's once-solid marriage, she turns to James for comfort. When Lou and James act on their long-standing mutual attraction, the consequences are more heartbreaking--and miraculous--than either of them could have ever anticipated. Then life throws James one more curveball, and he, Rob, and Lou are forced to come to terms with the unexpected ways in which love and loss are intertwined.

The lilac bouquet

December 15, 2017
Brown, Carolyn, 1948- author.
©2017
391 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Amazon Publishing, 2017.
Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas, decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against. Seth isn't happy about it, either. The eighty-two-year-old doesn't want a "babysitter" much less a Massey- something he makes clear when Emmy arrives at his house, an empty mansion built for the woman who broke his heart. But as Emmy stays and the two eventually open up to each other, she learns the reason behind a feud between Seth, Tandy, and Logan's grandfather Jesse Grady that goes back six decades. She also uncovers a secret that forever changes how she sees her past and her future ...

The secret life of Sarah Hollenbeck

December 15, 2017
Turner, Bethany, 1979- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
360 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Revell, 2017.
"When a steamy romance writer becomes a Christian, she finds that reconciling her former career with her future is more difficult than she imagined"-- Provided by publisher.

Sisters

December 15, 2017
Tuck, Lily, 1938- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
109 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Grove Atlantic, Inc., 2017.
A novel of marriage, infidelity, and obsession follows a new wife who struggles with her unrelenting fascination with her husband's first wife.

The two of us

December 15, 2017
Bylin, Victoria, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Bethany House, 2017.
Mia Robinson learns that her eighteen-year-old sister is pregnant and plans to marry her boyfriend. Determined to stop the wedding, Mia meets best man Jake Tanner, a police officer recovering from injuries. He has a different take on the wedding: Sam, the groom, is the son of his late partner, and Jake sees the wedding as a form of healing.

To wager her heart

December 14, 2017
Alexander, Tamera, author.
©2017
553 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
In post Civil War Nashville, Alexandra Jamison's world is not changing as quickly as she would like. Her parents want her to accept an arranged marriage after her fiance is killed in a train accident. Instead, she fulfills her dream of teaching at Fisk University, the first freedmen's college in the United States, even though it means leaving her privileged lifestyle. Meanwhile, Sy Rutledge has come to Nashville to clear his father's name as the engineer in the fatal train crash and to place a bid on building a rail line. Sy is a brash outsider who needs to learn how to finesse his way into the city's genteel high society. His tutor in Southern etiquette is Alexandra. As the two become better acquainted, they begin to build mutual respect, trust, and love for each other. VERDICT A pleasurable read for both historical fiction and romance fans, this novel doesn't neglect the harsh realities of the time, commenting on the era's racism, and featuring characters who rely on God. Following To Win Her Heart, this third series title may also be read as a stand-alone.

Belle : an Amish retelling of Beauty and the Beast

December 14, 2017
Price, Sarah, 1969- author.
©2017
379 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press Large Print The Literary Bridge"--Copyright page.
When Adam Herschberger, who is known simply as The Beast, offers her a deal--marry him and her family can keep their farm--Annabell Beiler, to be a dutiful Amish daughter, agrees to his proposal and vows to break through his icy reserve.

My heart belongs in Castle Gate, Utah : Leanna's choice

December 14, 2017
Dicken, Angie, author.
©2017
403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Schoolteacher Leanna McKee plans on leaving the coal mining town of Castle Gate, Utah, and never looking back, until the widow meets a widower who awakens her heart.

Someone to wed : a Westcott novel

December 14, 2017
Balogh, Mary, author.
©2017
495 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can't afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life... A recluse for more than twenty years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate - and oh-so-dashing-earl - a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will only agree to a proper courtship, hoping for at least friendship and respect to develop between them. He is totally unprepared for the desire that overwhelms him when Wren finally lifts the veils that hide the secrets of her past...

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