New Arrivals · Large Print Romance Fiction

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

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...!

The secret Valtinos baby

June 19, 2018
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
283 pages ; 22 cm.
"Personal assistant Merry Armstrong couldn't resist Angel Valtinos's sensual charisma. The Greek awakened her with his touch and left her pregnant! When Angel discovers his heir, duty compels him to act. Despite Merry's independence, Valtinos's legacy must be legitimized--and seducing her into becoming his wife will be his biggest challenge!" -- Page [4] cover.

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.

The innkeeper's daughter

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

Beach house reunion

June 15, 2018
Monroe, Mary Alice, author.
©2018
505 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new love, career, and hope for the future. Meanwhile, her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate who doesn't know where her life will take her, leaves her historic home in Charleston, with all its entitlement and expectations, and heads to her aunt's beach house. On the island, she is part of the freer, natural ocean lifestyle she loves, rejoining the turtle team, learning to surf, and falling in love. Remembering the lessons of her beloved grandmother, Lovie, the original "turtle lady," Linnea rediscovers a meaningful purpose to her life and finds the courage she needs to break from tradition. In this heartwarming novel, three generations of the Rutledge family gather together to find the strength, love, and commitment to break destructive family patterns and to forge new bonds that will endure long beyond one summer reunion."-- Provided by publisher.

My heart belongs in San Francisco, California : Abby's prospects

June 14, 2018
Thompson, Janice A., author.
©2018
425 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Journey now to San Francisco, California, of 1853 where... An English socialite finds more treasure than expected on her trip to the American West. When Abby Effingham becomes stranded in the middle of the California gold rush, her money depletes quickly even while her prospects for marriage increase daily. But Abby is on a mission to find her mother--not romance. Will a ridiculous scandal keep her from traveling on, or will it wake up an aloof innkeeper to the treasure right under his roof? Samuel Harris runs a moderately priced hotel where Abby and her family's elderly butler find shelter. He is looking forward to when she--and her parade of suitors--move on, though he concedes to let her work in his restaurant. When the sassy socialite is in trouble, will Samuel come to her rescue or find himself alone?"-- Provided by publisher.

Room on the porch swing

June 14, 2018
Clipston, Amy, author.
©2017
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Laura Riehl is no stranger to heartache. Less than a year after her mother's death, Laura finds herself burying another loved one: her best friend, Savilla, who has died after a brief and sudden illness. Laura feels heartbroken and alone, but her pain is nothing compared to that of Allen, the husband Savilla has left behind. He now faces a life so different from the one he imagined—plus a baby to care for on his own. When Laura offers to help Allen with baby Mollie, he jumps at the opportunity until a permanent solution can be found. She'd do anything to lend a hand to Allen and to honor her best friend's memory. Rudy, Laura’s boyfriend, is initially supportive of her plan, but the more time Laura spends with Allen, the more jealous and frustrated Rudy seems to become. As Laura and Allen face hardships together, their friendship takes a surprising yet comforting turn—and she discovers an attraction she’s never felt with Rudy. Would falling for Allen betray the people she cares about most, or would denying those feelings betray her heart? This latest installment in the Amish Homestead series returns us to Lancaster County, home of the beloved Riehls, where a family's strength—and advice from a new friend—may help Laura find God's direction."

An Amish heirloom

June 13, 2018
©2018
547 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A Nantucket wedding : a novel

June 13, 2018
Thayer, Nancy, 1943- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Ballantine Books.
"While placing the finishing touches on her summer nuptials, Alison is anxious to introduce her fiancé, David, to her grown daughters, hoping to give the siblings a chance to reconnect and to get to know David's grown children. Revelations, intrigue, and resentments will make this a wedding to remember"-- Provided by publisher.

The Hawaiian discovery

June 12, 2018
Brunstetter, Wanda E., author.
©2018
441 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Sequel to The Hawaiian Quilt.
"An Amish Woman Finds Love in Hawaii Ellen Lambright mourned when her best friend, Mandy, moved from Indiana to Hawaii. But now Ellen has received the Amish church's permission to go to Hawaii and help Mandy through challenging times. Rob Smith works on the Williams family's organic farm, far from his past mistakes and burning regrets. When Ellen befriends Rob, the attraction is mutual, but her commitment to the Amish faith stands between them. Could a heartfelt discovery lead to forgiveness, reunion, and love? Or is Ellen's destiny waiting for her in Indiana? Find out in this sequel to The Hawaiian Quilt from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, writing with her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter. "-- Provided by publisher.

Beyond control

June 8, 2018
Martin, Kat, author.
©2018
519 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Victoria Bradford is on the run from her angry, abusive ex-fiancé with her four-year-old daughter and nowhere to go. Seventy miles north of Dallas, the Iron River Ranch is pretty much nowhere. That's what its new owner, Josh Cain, wanted when he came back from Afghanistan. Big skies, quiet nights, no trouble. One look tells Josh the pretty redhead with the adorable little girl will give him trouble of the most personal kind. But he's seen trouble before, and he doesn't scare easy. Not when "accidents" start happening around the ranch. Not when Tory's best friend back in Phoenix is abducted and brutalized. Not even when it looks like their current problems are only the tip of the iceberg. But if he gets too close to fierce, determined Tory, Josh knows his nights are going to be anything but quiet. And that's one possibility no amount of training can prepare him for..."--Provided by publisher.

Fade to black

June 8, 2018
Graham, Heather, author.
©2018
461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
After witnessing the murder of a co-star at the hands of killer who seems to vanish into thin air, cult TV star Marnie Davante partners with private investigator Bryan McFadden to keep her safe.

To the moon and back

June 8, 2018
Kingsbury, Karen, author.
©2018
439 pages (large print) : genealogical table ; 23 cm.
"Brady Bradshaw was a child when the Oklahoma City bombing took his mother from him. Every year, Brady visits the site on the anniversary to remember her. A decade ago on that day, he met Jenna Phillips, who was also a child when her parents were killed in the attack. Brady and Jenna shared a deep heart connection and a single beautiful day together at the memorial. But after that, Brady never saw Jenna again. Every year when he returns, he leaves a note for her in hopes that he might find her again. This year, Ashley Baxter Blake and her sister Kari Ryan take a spring break trip with their families that includes a visit to the site to see the memorial's famous Survivor Tree. While there, Ashley spots a young man, alone and troubled. A chance moment leads Ashley to help the young man find the girl he can't forget--Jenna Phillips. Ashley's family is skeptical, but in the end everyone comes together to support Ashley's efforts to find the girl and bring them together. But will it work? And is a shared heartache enough reason to fall in love?"--provided by publisher.

Send down the rain

June 7, 2018
Martin, Charles, 1969- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Thomas Nelson.
Includes discussion questions.
"Allie is still recovering from the loss of her family's beloved waterfront restaurant on Florida's Gulf Coast when she loses her second husband to a terrifying highway accident. Devastated and losing hope, she shudders to contemplate the future--until a cherished person from her past returns. Joseph has been adrift for many years, wounded in both body and spirit and unable to come to terms with the trauma of his Vietnam War experiences. Just as he resolves to abandon his search for peace and live alone at a remote cabin in the Carolina mountains, he discovers a mother and her two small children lost in the forest. A man of character and strength, he instinctively steps in to help them get back to their home in Florida. There he will return to his own hometown--and witness the accident that launches a bittersweet reunion with his childhood sweetheart, Allie. When Joseph offers to help Allie rebuild her restaurant, it seems the flame may reignite--until a 45-year-old secret from the past begins to emerge, threatening to destroy all hope for their second chance at love."-- Provided by publisher.

The theory of happily ever after

June 7, 2018
Billerbeck, Kristin, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
"Dr. Maggie Maguire is the expert on happiness, but when her fiancé dumps her, she can't muster up any for herself. Maggie's friends book her as a speaker on a cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. When a handsome stranger insists that smart women can't ever be happy, Maggie sets out to prove him wrong"-- Provided by publisher.

Storm front

June 7, 2018
Warren, Susan May, 1966- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: Troubled waters.
"A tornado has destroyed a small Minnesota community and among the missing are not only a group of students but PEAK Rescue team leader Chet King. Ty Remington will stop at nothing to rescue his mentor, not even when the girl he loved--and lost--walks back into his life. But Brette needs his help more than he knows, despite her stubborn determination to push him away. And when he gets a second chance, loving her just might cost him more than he can imagine. A blogger for Vortex Storm Chasers, Brette Arnold didn't expect her adventures to land her in the same place as Ty, the guy who she walked--no, ran--from over a year ago. She had her reasons--good ones. The kind that tell her that falling for him again would only lead to heartache. But Ty isn't the kind of man to give up--not on the missing students, or on her."--Back cover.

Don't call me cupcake

June 7, 2018
Sheets, Tara, 1973- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
There’s a very special kind of sweetness to life on Pine Cove Island . . . Most families have a favorite recipe or two, handed down through generations. The Holloway women are a little different. Emma Holloway, like her grandmother before her, bakes wishes into her delicious cupcakes, granting the recipient comfort, sweet dreams, or any number of good things. It’s a strange gift, but it brings only happiness. Until gorgeous, smooth-talking newcomer Hunter Kane strolls into her shop, Fairy Cakes — and Emma makes the mistake of selling him not one, but three Sweet Success cupcakes.

By invitation only : a novel

May 30, 2018
Frank, Dorothea Benton, author.
©2018
xii, 476 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
What happens when a young sophisticated Chicagoan falls for the owner of a farm on Johns Island, a lush Lowcountry paradise off the coast of South Carolina -- trading the bustle of a cosmopolitan city for the vagaries of a small southern town.

The endless beach

May 24, 2018
Colgan, Jenny, author.
©2018
569 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When Flora MacKenzie traded her career in London for the remote Scottish island of Mure, she never dreamed that Joel—her difficult, adorable boss—would follow. Yet now, not only has Flora been reunited with her family and opened a charming café by the sea, but she and Joel are taking their first faltering steps into romance.

Seducing Abby Rhodes

May 23, 2018
Mason, J. D., author.
©2017
491 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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