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New Arrivals - Romance

When her feelings for her boss, former football hero Jack McGarry, are exposed, Larissa Owens tries to convince him to take a chance on love.

The daughter of an Italian immigrant family in 1950 Greenwich Village, Lucia Sartori pursues a career in the fashion industry until she falls in love with a handsome stranger, who must win over her traditional family to marry her.

"Augusta and Owen are living a quiet country life of companionship and artistic creation--she a painter, he a writer--until Alison, a beautiful British woman, moves in to the previously unoccupied cottage next door. As Gus and Owen's life becomes intertwined with Alison's, past betrayals, losses, and new desires come to a head. A remarkably insightful, gorgeously written, unforgettable portrait of a marriage, of mature love, of desire, of regret, and forgiveness, this is a "a magnificent literary achievement" (Karen Russell) by a writer working at the top of her form" -- Provided by publisher.

"There are millions of stories in the city--some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk's story is all of those things as he draws readers into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a "piano man;" his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live--and who will change the course of Jonah's life forever. Welcome to The City, a place of evergreen dreams where enchantment and malice entwine, where courage and honor are found in the most unexpected corners and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart"--Provided by publisher.

Wealthy widow Kelly is ready for a change after twenty years of 'pretending to be a whole lot more conservative and stupider and nicer than I really am.' When she mistakenly wanders into a ballroom, the 52-year-old discovers her new passion: dancing. While dancing, she bonds with Russian emigre dance teacher Nik and cancer-stricken, hospice-bound Carolina. Kelly's new interest also allows her to come to terms with a long-ago affair, precipitated by her distant relationship with her late husband.

Beyond the skyline of Toledo stands the Toledo Institute of Astronomy, the nation's premier center of astronomical discovery and a beacon of scientific learning for astronomers far and wide. One of these is George Dermont, a dreamer and a man of deep faith, who's trying to prove the scientific existence of a Gateway to God, and speaks to ancient gods and believes they speak back. Irene Sparks is a pragmatist and mathematician invited to lead the Institute's work on a massive superconductor being constructed below Toledo. This would be a scientist's dream come true, but it's particularly poignant for Irene, who has been in self-imposed exile from Toledo and her estranged alcoholic mother, Bernice. When Bernice dies unexpectedly, Irene resolves to return to Toledo, and sets in motion a series of events which place George and Irene on a collision course with love, destiny and fate. George and Irene were born to be together. Their mothers, friends since childhood, hatched a plan to get pregnant together, raise the children together and then separate them so as to become each other's soulmates as adults. Can true love exist if engineered from birth?

"When Lauren and Ryan's marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One year apart, and only one rule: they cannot contact each other. Aside from that, anything goes. Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, quickly finding that her friends and family have their own ideas about the meaning of marriage."--From publisher's description.

"Sugar Creek, Vermont is a world away from Los Angeles for high-powered, media-obsessed Harper Day. When she took the job doing publicity for the Cupcake Lovers, she never expected to be won over by the town's old-fashioned charms. But that was before she happened upon the Victorian vacation home of her dreams - and a man whose good looks and irresistible ways are anything but small-town"--From publisher description.

"Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her-- but that almost seems besides the point now. Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can't go. She's a TV writer and something's come up on her show. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she's finally done it. If she's ruined everything. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It's not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she's been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts."-- Provided by publisher.

"When pro baseball player Chase Walker first meets Amanda at her restaurant, it's love at first sight. While Amanda can't help noticing the superstar with the Greek-god-build, he doesn't have a chance of getting to first--or any other--base with her. A successful entrepreneur who's built her business from scratch, Amanda doesn't need a Prince Charming to sweep her off her feet. And a curvy girl who likes to cook and eat isn't interested in being around the catty, stick-thin herd of females chasing Chase and his teammates. But Chase isn't about to strike out. A man who isn't interested in playing the field, he's a monogamist who wants an independent woman like Amanda. His hopes rally when she discovers that squeaky-clean Chase has a few sexy and very secret pre-game rituals that turn the smart, headstrong businesswoman on--and into his number one fan. Then a tabloid discovers the truth and turns their spanking good fun into a late- night punchline. Is Amanda ready to let loose and swing for the fences? Or will the pressure of Chase's stardom force them to call it quits?" -- from publisher's web site.

Nick, Lord Forrester, agrees to help the mysterious Virginia, Lady Burke, with a dangerous mission in exchange for her aid in freeing him from the Scottish dungeon in which he is imprisoned.

Virginia Simpson is about to graduate from high school and continue her education at college when a family crisis derails her plans. Virginia soon discovers that the rest of the world is moving on without her. Her best friend, Jenny, discovers the freedom of college, and Virginia's boyfriend begins to grow away from God and then away from Virginia.

A follow-up to True Love finds Lanconian heir Graydon Montgomery bonding with hardworking Toby Wyndam, who is fatefully able to tell him apart from his twin but who he cannot pursue because of his arranged marriage to a woman he does not love.

On the run from a lowlife ex who won't take "no" for an answer, Annie Rose Boudreau ends up on Mason Harper's ranch where she takes a job as a nanny to his two sweet girls and worms her way into the rugged cowboy's heart.

"Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there?s no room for love. She doesn?t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life?especially when he?s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down... and now he?s trying to do it again. Saint has no idea that Nash isn?t the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he?s struggling to figure out his future. He can?t be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can?t ignore the sparks that fly between them?or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on?especially since she?s the only thing in his life that seems to make sense. When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now, Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?"--From publisher description.

"Elektra Worthington is the lovely middle daughter of the eccentric, impoverished Worthington family. Her beauty means nothing to her except as her currency to return the Worthington name to its former glory of status, riches, and dominance in the ballrooms of Regency England. To this end, she will stop at nothing--even if she must kidnap a rich lord in the process. If this lucky gentleman is just returning from a long absence and knows nothing of the Worthington reputation, well, a girl shouldn't look a gift lord in the mouth...right? Lord Aaron Arbogast, returning to England after a decade-old scandal--of which he was not truly guilty, but instead took the blame out of loyalty to a good friend--is the last of his line. He will someday become the Earl of Arbodean and inherit the estate...if, that is, he can prove to his ailing grandfather that he is a reformed man"--From

A romance in reverse is set in Paris and London and follows an artist's attempts to fall back in love with his wife after the end of his affair, an effort that is challenged by the sale of a personal painting and his wife's discovery of his infidelity.

Moving to New York City with her two sisters after inheriting a dilapidated brownstone, Portia Cuthcart reluctantly falls back on her oddly clairvoyant culinary instincts when she encounters widower Gabriel Kane and his two daughters.

"After surviving the Napoleonic Wars, Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to move on, his body and spirit in need of a healing touch. Never does Ben imagine that hope will come in the form of a beautiful woman who has seen her own share of suffering. After the lingering death of her husband, Samantha McKay is at the mercy of her oppressive in-laws--until she plots an escape to distant Wales to claim a house she has inherited. Being a gentleman, Ben insists that he escort her on the fateful journey. Ben wants Samantha as much as she wants him, but he is cautious. What can a wounded soul offer any woman? Samantha is ready to go where fate takes her, to leave behind polite society and even propriety in her desire for this handsome, honorable soldier. But dare she offer her bruised heart as well as her body? The answers to both their questions may be found in an unlikely place: in each other's arms."--from cover, page [4].

Inviting their closest friends and family to spend their Provence wedding weekend with them, Olivia and Brody find the festivities thrown off balance.

Naomi King--soft spoken, loyal, and easily overlooked--has a gift. She sees what others can't see. Intuition, she calls it. Others in Stoney Ridge don't know what to make of it and dismiss her hunches and inklings altogether. When a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with a shocking secret about Tobe Schrock, Naomi fears the worst. She can't ignore the feeling that something sinister's at work--something more than a threat to the tenuous love begun between Tobe and her.

In desperate need of an heir, the Marquis of Steyne must track down his runaway bride, who left him eight years earlier, and convince her to not only bear him a son but to give him a second chance to make things right between them.

Genetically engineered by the government to be a perfect soldier with an expiration date, Matt Dean, a member of a secret black-ops military unit, goes rogue on a quest to find the one person who can save his kind and ends up in Charmed, Idaho, where he falls for a beautiful bar owner.

Isabel Johansen is a celebrated chef, who grew up in the sleepy Sonoma town of Archangel. Isabel is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school - a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Surveying Bella Vista's lush vineyards and abundant orchards, she decides that the only thing she's lacking is organic honey. The beekeeper, when he arrives, is a bit of a surprise. Isabel wasn't expecting someone so ruggedly handsome; or someone so allergic to beestings.

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