Gentle Romance


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January 2019


Beacons of Hope, Books 4-5 by Jody Hedlund

DB 90038

Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 18 hours, 31 minutes.

Two Christian romances set in nineteenth-century New England, written between 2016 and 2017. In Forever Safe, an heiress who has left two other men at the altar believes she has found true love. In Never Forget, the granddaughter of a lighthouse keeper meets a shipwrecked man with amnesia. Beacons of Hope series, books 4-5. 2017.


Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble

DB 87406

Read by Nanette Savard. Reading time 8 hours, 43 minutes.

LP030914; 433 pages.

While on tour in Charleston, South Carolina, with her Celtic music band, singer Alanna loses her husband in a car bombing. She turns to the band's manager for help staying in the country, but she soon fears she's made a terrible mistake. 2017.


A Borrowed Dream by Amanda Cabot

DB 90773

Read by Theresa Conkin. Reading time: 10 hours, 41 minutes.

Texas, 1881. Schoolteacher Catherine Whitfield hasn't trusted the medical profession since her mother's death. Austin Goddard is new in Cimarron Creek, having fled there to protect his daughter. He keeps his past as a surgeon a secret, but his growing relationship with Catherine makes things difficult. Cimarron Creek series, book 2. 2018.


Brides of Lehigh Canal: Trilogy by Wanda E. Brunstetter

DB 89275

Read by Catherine Byers. Reading time: 16 hours, 42 minutes.

Omnibus of three Christian romances set along a Pennsylvania canal in the late nineteenth century, published between 2004 and 2010. In Kelly's Chance, a young woman wants to leave her life along the canal and become an artist. Also includes Betsy's Return and Sarah's Choice. 2010.


The Cast by Danielle Steel

DB 91197

Read by Jim Frangione. Reading time: 7 hours, 42 minutes.

Successful magazine columnist Kait Whittier's chance encounter with TV producer Zack Winter prompts her to create a pilot for a TV series based on her grandmother's life. When Zack decides to produce the series, Kait is thrown into the colorful world of Hollywood. 2018.


Caught by Surprise by Jen Turano

DB 92578

Read by Lauren Ezzo. Reading time: 11 hours, 54 minutes.

1883. Temperance Flowerdew is on her way to work when she is abducted and put onto a Chicago-bound train. Gilbert Cavendish is called to rescue the damsel in distress, having no idea it's his good friend. Temperance is grateful but unwilling to give up her newfound independence. Apart From the Crowd series, book 3. Unrated. 2018.


Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber

DB 91714

Read by Karissa Vacker. Reading time: 11 hours, 1 minute.

LP033296; 549 pages.

Rocked by tragedy, Annie Marlow retreats to the small town of Oceanside, Washington, where she spent happy vacations as a teen. The locals help heal her heart, especially painter Keaton, whose quiet nature tempts Annie to open her heart again. 2018.


The Crooked Path by Irma Joubert and Elsa Silke

DB 89920

Read by Carol Dines. Reading time: 11 hours, 44 minutes.

Lettie Louw believes her size will not allow her to find love, and she buries herself in her medical practice. Marco Romanelli moves to South Africa hoping the climate will be more congenial to his health. Marco and Lettie find commonalities and fall in love, but life is not guaranteed. 2017.


Dakota, Books 1-5 by Lauraine Snelling

DB 88641

Read by Catherine Byers. Reading time: 22 hours, 55 minutes.

Five novels of inspirational romance set in early twentieth-century North Dakota, written between 1993 and 1996. In Dakota Dawn, Nora Johanson travels from Norway to marry, but her bridegroom never arrives at the train station. Also includes Dakota Dream, Dakota Dusk, Dakota December, and Dakota Destiny.  Dakota Plains series, books 1-5. 1996.


The Engagement Plot by Krista Phillips

DB 88966

Read by Catherine Byers. Reading time: 9 hours, 9 minutes.

LP033164; 423 pages.

After Hanna and Will broke up in front of millions of people while appearing together on a reality TV show, Hanna returns home. Will follows her to her father's Minnesota farm, hoping she will forgive him and agree to a pretend engagement to save both their reputations. 2017.


How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

DB 88712

Read by Catherine Byers. Reading time: 9 hours, 9 minutes.

LP033054; 517 pages.

It has become difficult for Emilia Nightingale to keep her small, debt-ridden bookshop open after her father's death, and property developers have been making her offers. Nightingale Books is not just another business to the people of this small English village, however. 2016.


In Places Hidden by Tracie Peterson

DB 91921

Read by Angela Lin. Reading time: 9 hours, 49 minutes.

LP033245; 453 pages.

In the early 1900s, Camri Coulter's search for her missing brother, Caleb, leads her deep into the political corruption of San Francisco--and into the acquaintance of Irishman Patrick Murdock, whom her brother helped clear of murder charges. As the two try to find Caleb, the stakes rise and threats loom. Golden Gate Secrets, book 1. 2018.


An Irish Country Practice by Patrick Taylor

DB 89974

Read by John Keating. Reading time: 13 hours, 37 minutes.

Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly's practice has expanded to include a new trainee, Dr. Connor Nelson, along with a new Labrador puppy. Dr. O'Reilly's partner, Barry Laverty, finds himself questioning his commitment to settling down and marrying his fiancée, Sue. Irish Country series, book 12. Unrated. 2017.


Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher

DB 84821

Read Mare Trevathan. Reading time: 5 hours, 51 minutes.

BR 21526; 3 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3.

Penny Cartwright blames country singer Trevor Reynolds for her brother's death. If Brad hadn't left their hometown of Kings Meadow to join Trevor's band, he would still be alive. But when Trevor travels to Kings Meadow to fulfill a promise to Brad, can Penny move past her grief and forgive? Kings Meadow Romance series, book 3. 2016.


The Ladies of Ivy Cottage by Julie Klassen

DB 91038

Read by Elizabeth Jasicki. Reading time: 16 hours, 54 minutes.

Along with the two Miss Groves, gentlewoman Rachel Ashford has moved into Ivy Cottage, where she discovers mysteries hidden among her books. Together with her onetime love Sir Timothy, she searches for answers--and is forced to face her true feelings. Tales from Ivy Hill series, book 1. Unrated.  2017.


Lilac Lane by Sherryl Woods

DB 89844

Read by Elizabeth Rose. Reading time: 11 hours, 37 minutes.

LP033168; 462 pages.

After the unexpected death of her fiancé, Kiera Malone leaves Dublin to visit her daughter, Moira, in Chesapeake Shores, Maryland. In addition to helping with Moira's new baby, she works at O'Brien's, her son-in-law's Irish pub. Sparks fly between Kiera and the pub's chef. Chesapeake Shores series, book 14. 2017.


The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck

DB 92146

Read by Lisa Larsen. Reading time: 13 hours, 4 minutes.

To get her career out of a rut, actress Chloe Daschle auditions for the lead in a romantic new movie set during the Revolutionary War. Screenwriter Jesse Gates based the script on his own family history of two lovers torn apart by war. Unrated. 2018.


Love Story: A Novel by Karen Kingsbury

DB 88502

Read by Alec Volz, Teresa Willis. Reading time: 9 hours, 59 minutes.

LP030999; 437 pages.

To help his grandson, Cole, write a paper on family history, Baxter clan patriarch, John, agrees to tell the story of his romance with his first wife, Elizabeth. Meanwhile, Baxter family friend Cody Coleman is struggling to mend his relationship with Andi Ellison. 2017.


A Love Transformed by Tracie Peterson

DB 88617

Read by Melissa Hurst. Reading time: 9 hours, 56 minutes.

BR 21849; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

Clara Vesper is a widow in 1917 who used to design sapphire jewelry for her husband's company. After inheriting nothing at his death, she decides to move back to her family ranch in Montana with her two children. Secrets from her husband's past threaten everyone she loves. 2017.


The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

DB 90475

Read by Susan Bennett. Reading time: 15 hours, 57 minutes.

LP033198; 691 pages.

BR 22323; 6 volumes of braille.  Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4. Volume 5. Volume 6.

Successful artist Roman Velasco appears to have it all, but his new assistant Grace Moore can see that he wrestles with his own demons. What she doesn't know is that Roman has a secret life at night, tagging buildings as a graffiti artist called the Bird. 2018.


The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

DB 86957

Read by Steven Hartley. Reading time: 8 hours, 31 minutes.

Frank owns a small, overstuffed music store, and has a special talent for connecting his customers with just the piece of music they need. One day, beautiful Ilse comes into the shop and asks Frank to teach her about music. 2018.


The Preacher’s Lady by Lori Copeland

DB 85292

Read by Ceclia Riddett. Reading time: 6 hours, 11 minutes.

Sullivan and Bo Garrett were in love. Wanting to see the world a bit before they married, Bo left, saying he'd be back in a month. Eight years later he returns, having rededicated his life to God, and he wants Elly back. 2016. Sugar Maple Hearts, book 1.


A Promise of Forever by Marilyn Pappano

DB 82563

Read by Loretta Rawlins. Reading time: 9 hours, 52 minutes.

Having finished her final tour of duty in Afghanistan, Sergeant Avi Grant is looking forward to settling down in Tallgrass, Oklahoma. Once home, she visits her former commanding officer's widow and falls for the woman's son. Sequel to A Love To Call Her Own (DB 82052). Tallgrass series. Book 2. Unrated. 2015.


A Promise to Love: A Novel by Serena Miller

DB 90443

Read by Jean Cockran. Reading time: 9 hours, 52 minutes.

Searching for her brother, missing in the lumber camps, Ingrid Larsen travels from her home in Sweden to Michigan in 1871. The first job she takes falls through, leaving her destitute. She meets a widower with five children and proposes marriage as a way to solve both their problems. Michigan Northwoods series, book 2. 2012.


The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano

DB 91494

Read by Teri Shnaubelt. Reading time: 9 hours, 59 minutes.

BR 22309; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

After a negative review costs Denver chef Rachel Bishop her job, Alex Kanin--the writer partly responsible--helps Rachel get started as a chef for a supper club. The pair find they have more than food in common. 2018.


Summer Harbor, Books 1-3 by Denise Hunter

DB 88637

Read by Madelyn Buzzard and Denise Hunter. Reading time: 28 hours, 15 minutes.

Three novels, written in 2015 and 2016, of inspirational romance set in the small Maine town of Summer Harbor. In Falling like Snowflakes, Eden Martelli and her son are stranded in Summer Harbor at Christmas. Also includes The Goodbye Bride and Just a Kiss. Summer Harbor series, books 1-3. 2016.


The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck

DB 89251

Read by Catherine Byers. Reading time: 12 hours, 2 minutes.

The wedding chapel Jimmy Westbrook built for Collette, the love of his life, has been empty for over sixty years. Now Collette's niece, Taylor, has returned to town, disenchanted with her own marriage. Jimmy and Taylor will discover whether the chapel has the power to mend wounded hearts. 2015.