New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

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

Legacy of his revenge

April 18, 2018
Williams, Cathy, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Exacting his revenge ... in the bedroom! Sophie Watts is mortified when she crashes into billionaire Matias Rivero's luxury sports car. But even worse is his proposition that she work off her debt by becoming his chef for a glamorous weekend party at his mansion! Having Sophie at his beck and call is a golden opportunity for Matias to find out everything there is to know about her father - the man who ruined his family. He'll seduce the truth out of her and exact his revenge ... Except Matias doesn't count on their passion having unexpected nine-month consequences!

Captive for the sheikh's pleasure

April 17, 2018
Marinelli, Carol, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
His sinful desert seduction... Sheikh Ilyas al-Razim was born to be King. He won't let anything stand in his way - especially not the waitress daring to think she can blackmail him! It's his duty to protect his family's honour - even if that means taking impossibly stunning Maggie Delaney as his hostage... Beneath the starlit skies of Zayrinia's desert, defiant Maggie convinces Ilyas she is innocent of his accusations. No longer his prisoner, Maggie is free to return home... yet now she's held captive by their smouldering raw desire! Dare she surrender to the pleasure this desert Prince promises? Book 1 in the Royal Ruthless Sheikhs duet.

Carrying his scandalous heir

April 17, 2018
James, Julia (Romance fiction writer), author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Pregnant with the Italian's child Aristocratically arrogant Cesare di Mondave dazzled Carla Charteris when he swept into her life. It wasn't long before the brooding Italian stole her innocence - and her heart. Realising she'd never be more than a mistress was devastating, but Carla couldn't deny herself one last night in Cesare's arms ... When Cesare discovers the shocking consequences a thrill of possession runs through him. To claim his heir it's imperative that Carla accepts his proposal - but she defiantly refuses! Now Cesare must use every sinfully seductive skill he has to convince Carla he wants her in the bedroom and at the altar!

His queen by desert decree

April 17, 2018
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Wife - by royal declaration! Language teacher Molly Carlisle is furious when she's kidnapped by an impulsive young sheikh and taken to the kingdom of Djalia. Until she meets her abductor's brother and his commanding charisma sends a shockwave of need through her ... King Azrael fights hard to resist the temptation of Molly's bountiful curves - especially when a sandstorm strands them overnight in the desert. To protect her reputation from scandal Azrael declares them secretly married ... only to discover his tactical announcement is legally binding - Molly is now his Queen! And Azrael is determined to claim his wedding night ... Wedlocked! Conveniently wedded, passionately bedded!

The magnate's holiday proposal

April 17, 2018
Winters, Rebecca, 1940- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Can he find his son a mummy for Christmas? Since Italian CEO Luca Berettini tragically lost his wife he's dedicated himself to keeping his sick son happy and healthy. But when Dino asks a charity to grant him a wish Luca's Christmas is turned on its head! Gabi Parisi is moved by Dino's letter, and desperate to help the boy whose experience reminds her of her childhood. She's swept away by Dino and his handsome, loving single dad, but has no idea how to grant Dino's wish - until Luca makes her a very special Christmas proposal ...

Now that you mention it

April 12, 2018
Higgins, Kristan, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
528 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Harlequin Books.
Includes discussion questions.
"One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back. Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There's only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn't necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments. With a tough islander mother who's always been distant and a wild-child sister in jail, unable to raise her daughter--a withdrawn teen as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was--Nora has her work cut out for her if she's going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family. But as some relationships crumble around her, others unexpectedly strengthen. Balancing loss and opportunity, a dark event from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise...and the chance to begin again."--Publisher's description.

Beneath a prairie moon

April 10, 2018
Sawyer, Kim Vogel, author.
©2018
583 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Readers rabid for the sweet historical romances of Tracie Peterson and Tamara Alexander will flock to best-selling author Kim Vogel Sawyer's prairie-set heartwarmer of high society cast-off and the western town that welcomes her. Abigail Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father's illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can "marry up" with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, and he's put off by the snooty airs and fastidious behavior of the "little city gal" in their midst. But as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher who tries so diligently to smooth the rough edges from the down-to-earth men. How can he teach her that perfection won't bring happiness?"-- Provided by publisher.

The accidental guardian

April 10, 2018
Connealy, Mary, author.
©2018
387 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When Trace Riley finds the smoldering ruins of a small wagon train, he recognizes the hand behind the attack as the same group who left him as sole survivor years ago. Living off the wilderness since then, he'd finally carved out a home and started a herd--while serving as a self-appointed guardian of the trail, driving off dangerous men. He'd hoped those days were over, but the latest attack shows he was wrong. Deborah Harkness saved her younger sister and two toddlers during the attack, and now finds herself at the mercy of her rescuer. Trace offers the only shelter for miles around, and agrees to take them in until she can safely continue. His simple bachelor existence never anticipated kids and women in the picture and their arrival is unsettling--yet enticing. Working to survive the winter and finally bring justice to the trail, Trace and Deborah find themselves drawn together--yet every day approaches the moment she'll leave forever.

The lost castle

April 10, 2018
Cambron, Kristy, author.
©2018
543 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother's bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the beloved woman begins speaking. Of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French Resistance in World War II. Of lost love and deep regret.

A distant heart

April 10, 2018
Dev, Sonali, author.
©2018
525 pages ; 23 cm.
Her name means "miracle" in Sanskrit: Kimaya was the first baby to survive after several miscarriages, and grew up in a mansion at the top of Mumbai's Pali Hill, surrounded by love and privilege. But at eleven years old, she develops a rare illness that requires her to be confined to a germ-free ivory tower in her home. Rahul Savant shows up to wash Kimi's windows, and as years pass he becomes her eyes to the outside world, and she becomes his inspiration to better himself. When a life-saving heart transplant offers the chance of a real future, Kimi anticipates a new life, and Rahul investigates a black market organ ring that cuts too close to home.-- Adapted from back cover.

Perfectly undone

April 10, 2018
Raintree, Jamie, author.
©2017
411 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions (pages 403-407).
Dr. Dylan Michaels cannot start married life with her long-time boyfriend Cooper with her sister's death on her conscience, but when Cooper reveals a secret of his own, Dylan is no longer sure of her future happiness.

The Saturday night supper club

April 10, 2018
Laureano, Carla, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Includes discussion questions.
Denver chef Rachel Bishop won a James Beard Award and heads up her own fine-dining restaurant-- until she is the target of a smear campaign. Alex Kanin was highlighting the pitfalls of online criticism-- and destroyed the career of a perfect stranger. Plagued by guilt, he agrees to help rebuild Rachel's tarnished image by offering his connections and his home to host an exclusive pop-up dinner party targeted to the Saturday Night Supper Club. As they work together to make the project a success, can Rachel give up her lifelong goals without losing her identity as well?

His risk

April 10, 2018
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Avon Inspire.
When DEA agent Calvin Fisher returns to the Amish community he left at the age of fourteen, he falls for the local nursery school teacher, Alice, but soon a spike in criminal activity leaves Calvin wondering if he has brought danger to the community.

Words from the heart

April 10, 2018
Fuller, Kathleen, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Thomas Nelson.
Includes discussion questions.
"'Her fingertips brushed against something else in the box of doilies. She lifted a bundle of letters, neatly tied with a thin red ribbon...' Ivy Yoder hasn't heard from John King in over a year. She knows it's time to let go of the idea that they will one day marry, but she's humiliated to be one of the oldest single women in her Amish community of Birch Creek. When quirky Cevilla Schlabach asks her to help clean out an attic, Ivy is grateful for the distraction. Noah Schlabach isn't from Birch Creek, or even Ohio. His job as an auctioneer takes him around the country and away from a typical Amish life, but he still remains devoted to his family. So when his aging aunt asks him to help clean out her attic, he agrees. Plus, who knows what curious items he might find up there? As Noah and Ivy work side by side, they come across a different kind of treasure: a packet of letters written during the Korean War. Soon they are swept up in the story of two young people falling in love--even as they remain determined not to fall in love themselves. Words from the Heart is a moving story of lost love letters, fragile fears, and the beauty of taking another step forward"-- Provided by publisher.

Dreaming in chocolate

April 10, 2018
Crispell, Susan Bishop, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: St. Martin's Press.
With an endless supply of magical gifts and recipes from the hot chocolate cafe Penelope Dalton runs alongside her mother, she is able to give her daughter almost everything she wants. The one sticking point is Ella's latest request: get a dad. And not just any dad. Ella has her sights set on Noah Gregory, her biological father who's back in town for a few months and as charming as ever. Noah broke Penelope's heart years ago, but now part of her wonders if she made the right decision to keep the truth of their daughter from him. The other, more practical part, is determined to protect Ella from the same heartbreak. Now Penelope must give in to her fate or face a future of regrets.

Just one thing

April 10, 2018
Jacobs, Holly, 1963- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
239 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Amazon Publishing.
"On Monday nights at the Corner Bar, artist Lexie McCain and Sam the bartender learn that, with good beer and a trusted friend, sharing just "one thing" might lead to the one thing they both thought was lost forever: love"-- Provided by publisher.

Home with you

April 10, 2018
McCoy, Shirlee, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Sullivan Bradshaw is in way over his head. A car crash killed his brother, Matthias, and critically injured his sister-in-law. It's Sullivan's turn to care for the couple's six children and the ancestral farm, but the die-hard bachelor and art professor is hardly family-man material. What he needs is the perfect nanny-miracle worker-saint. What he gets is pretty Rumer Truehart, a free spirit who will change everything he ever thought he wanted. Rumer learned the hard way that nothing is for sure, much less forever. And she certainly understands why Sullivan's unhappy childhood makes him a strictly no-commitments kind of guy. But she can't help being drawn to this thoughtful, gentle man. And when trouble strikes, she's determined to win his trust and show him love can be a promise for keeps.

A dangerous game

April 2, 2018
Graham, Heather, author.
©2018
473 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Wrapping up a normal day at the office, criminal psychologist Kieran Finnegan is accosted by a desperate woman who shoves an infant into her arms and then flees, only to be murdered minutes later on a busy Manhattan street. Who was the woman? Where did the baby come from? Kieran can't stop thinking about the child and the victim, so her boyfriend, Craig Frasier, does what any good special agent boyfriend would do--he gets the FBI involved. And asks Kieran to keep out of it. But the Finnegans have a knack for getting into trouble, and Kieran won't sit idle when a lead surfaces through her family's pub. Investigating on her own, she uncovers a dangerous group that plays fast and loose with human lives and will stop at nothing to keep their secrets--and they plan to silence Kieran before she can expose their deadly enterprise" -- Publisher.

The river house

March 30, 2018
Neggers, Carla, author.
©2018
453 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Felicity MacGregor loves organizing social events for others, but her own personal life is a different story. After a brief but failed attempt at a career as a financial analyst, she returned to Knights Bridge, where she enjoys running a thriving party-planning business. Then Felicity's life gets a shake-up when her childhood friend Gabriel Flanagan returns unexpectedly to their tiny hometown. Now a high-flying businessman, Gabe always vowed to get out of Knights Bridge, but he is back for the local entrepreneurial boot camp Felicity's been hired to organize. Together again, they'll finally have to face each other--and their complicated past" -- page [4] of cover.

The road home

March 29, 2018
Lewis, Beverly, 1949- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
428 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Sent from Michigan to Pennsylvania following the tragic death of her Amish parents, Lena Rose Schwartz grieves her loss and the separation from her nine siblings. Beside the fact that Lena has never been so far from home, she hasn't met the family she will now be living with. But worse than that is having to live apart from her close-knit brothers and sisters. How will they manage without her to care for them--especially six-year-old Chris? And will her new beau, Hans Bontrager, continue to court her despite the many miles between them? Yet even as Lena Rose holds on to hope for a reunion with those she loves most, she discovers that Lancaster holds charms of its own. Is she willing to open her heart to new possibilities?

Love blooms

March 26, 2018
Pope, Jamie (Romance writer), author.
©2017
1 volume (large print) ; 23 cm.
"An unstable childhood and a bad marriage have left Nova unable to trust anyone--especially herself. She'd do anything for her young son, but feels she'll never be a good enough mother. She's got major talent as a stylist and makeup artist, but big-time success would mean leaving the safety of Martha's Vineyard and the only family she has left. Still, she needs to kick-start her life in a new direction. The last thing she needs is her childhood frenemy, Tanner Brennan, confusing her even more. An Ex-Army Ranger, Tanner was looking for peace and routine when he came back home to Martha's Vineyard. Scrapping with Nova reminds him of the hopeful boy he was, before secrets and guilt closed him off. But there's no way he can fight her raw vulnerability--or his longing to become part of her life. And as their all-too-fragile bond is threatened in ways they never expected, he and Nova have only one chance to finally come to terms with the past--and find the future in each other."-- Provided by publisher,

The betting vow

March 26, 2018
Jackson, K. M., author.
©2017
1 volume (large print) ; 23 cm.

A daring escape

March 26, 2018
Goyer, Tricia, author.
©2017
441 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Danger Closes In. Can the Children be Rescued? As the threat of World War II looms on the horizon, American Amity Mitchell is living a comfortable life abroad as a tutor in England. Life changes when an urgent telegram arrives from her brother, Andrew, summoning her to Prague. Nazi forces tighten their grip on the country, and Andrew's efforts to help Jewish children escape Czechoslovakia grow desperate. Children's lives are at risk. Amity knows she can't ignore God's call to join her brother's cause. Amity's boss, Clark, arrives in Prague, urging her to return. Soon, he too finds himself helping prepare kindertransports bound for the safety of England. With the sound of German tanks rumbling over cobblestone streets, Amity and Clark race to save innocent lives. Will their prayers for deliverance be answered? A Daring Escape is a gripping tale of hope, self-sacrifice, and the power of unrelenting love overcoming unspeakable hate.

A song unheard

March 26, 2018
White, Roseanna M., 1982- author.
©2018
617 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Hearts entwined : a historical romance novella collection

March 26, 2018
©2018
537 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
The love knot / by Karen Witemeyer -- The tangled ties that bind / by Mary Connealy -- Bound and determined / by Regina Jennings -- Tied and true / by Melissa Jagears.

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