Romance

 

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June 2018

 

As You Wish by Jude Deveraux

DB 90489

Read by Susan Bennett. Reading Time: 13 hours, 55 minutes.

LP 33222; 623 pages.

One summer, three very different women find themselves together in Summer Hill, Virginia. Sixty-year-old Olivia is finally getting another chance at love. Kathy, in her forties, learns her husband is in love with someone else. And young Elise has just married a man with a mistress. Strong language. Summerhouse, book 3. 2018.

 

The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan

DB 85130

Read by Chuck Young. Reading time: 10 hours, 17 minutes.

Film producer Richard and lawyer Elizabeth are strangers who are told they have an anonymous benefactor who will give them $500,000 each if they go on a date a week for one year. Strong language. 2016.

 

Darling, Vermont: Books 1-3 by Donna Alward

DB 88362

Read by Eva Wilhelm. Reading Time: 25 hours, 1 minute.

Three contemporary romances set in the small Vermont town of Darling. In Somebody like You, two childhood sweethearts are thrown together and find that the spark is still there. Also includes Someone to Love and Somebody's Baby. Darling V.T. series, books 1-3. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

The Friends We Keep; A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery

DB 88514

Read by MacKenzie Beyer. Reading Time: 23 hours, 57 minutes.

Two novels of friendship and family, written in 2016 and 2017. In The Friends We Keep, three friends support each other through tough times. In A Million Little Things, Zoe is lonely after her breakup, until her best friend's mom decides to help. Mischief Bay series, books 2 and 3. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

From Manhattan with Love: Books 1-3 by Sarah Morgan

DB 89550

Read by Abigail Maupin. Reading Time: 31 hours, 15 minutes.

Three contemporary romances set in New York City. In Sleepless in Manhattan, events planner Paige Walker gets fired but decides to start her own business with her best friends. Also includes Sunset in Central Park and Miracle on Fifth Avenue. From Manhattan with Love series, books 1-3. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

 

Guarded by Angela Correll

DBC05649

Read by Joyce Honaker. Reading Time: 7 hours, 35 minutes.

Cleaning up after a fire, Annie Taylor finds a hidden cache of letters written by her great uncle before he died in Italy during WWII.  This results in Annie taking a trip to Italy, leaving her grandmother Beulah with a house guest who takes over the kitchen and shakes things up.  While others in Sommerville find love, Annie begins to have doubts about her romance with childhood friend Jake. Sequel to Grounded (DBC05648). 2015.

 

The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

DB 86279

Read by Celeste Lawson. Reading time: 14 hours, 2 minutes.

LP 30840; 629 pages.

Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler are firebrands in different parts of the world until they are brought together during the American Revolution. They both work for freedom and deeply love one another, despite challenges from both outside and inside their marriage. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

 

Happiness for Humans by P. Z. Reizin

DB 90117

Read by Gavin Osborn. Reading Time: 10 hours, 54 minutes.

Tom and Jen have both received mysterious emails from unknown matchmakers who think they are perfect for one another. They begin a long-distance romance, not realizing that their love match was engineered by a pair of artificial intelligences. Unrated. 2018.

 

Hotel Silence by Auur A. Ólafsdóttir

DB 90502

Read by Peter Holdway. Reading Time: 4 hours, 22 minutes.

Divorced handyman Jónas takes a one-way trip to a war-torn city where he settles into the Hotel Silence. While there, he does what he does best--fix things. Translated from the original 2016 Icelandic edition. Some descriptions of sex. 2018.

 

Magic: A Novel by Danielle Steel

DB 85296

Read by Nona Pipes. Reading time: 10 hours, 47 minutes.

LP 30820; 386 pages.

It began one summer night in Paris, the night of the White Dinner or Dîner en Blanc, where strangers gather by special invitation for a secret outdoor dinner party. Three couples are invited to the event, and their lives will never be the same. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

 

The Maze at Windermere: a Novel by Gregory Blake Smith

DB 90171

Read by Edoardo Ballerini. Reading Time: 13 hours.

In Newport, Rhode Island, tales of love, marriage, and desire cross history. From a young woman whose father was lost at sea to a tennis pro courting an heiress, the stories of those who reside in this coastal town intertwine through the ages. Unrated. 2018.

 

Middle of Somewhere: Books 1-3 by Roan Parrish

DB 88281

Read by Stephen Van Doren. Reading Time: 35 hours, 58 minutes.

Three books of contemporary romance featuring gay couples, written between 2015 and 2016. In the Middle of Somewhere sees city boy Daniel move to a small Michigan town where he meets shy guy Rex. Also includes Out of Nowhere and Where We Left Off. Middle of Somewhere series, books 1-3. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

 

Montana Men Novels: Books 4-6 by Jennifer Ryan

DB 87846

Read by Kristin Allison. Reading Time: 29 hours, 38 minutes.

Three novels of contemporary romance set in Montana, written between 2016 and 2017. In Stone Cold Cowboy, Sadie Higgins has always defended her brother, but now Rory Kendrick is after him. Also includes Her Renegade Rancher and His Cowboy Heart. Montana Men series, books 4-6. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2017.

 

Mulberry Moon by Catherine Anderson

DB 88437

Read by Kate Turnbull. Reading Time: 13 hours, 32 minutes.

Former rodeo rider Ben Sterling settles down on a farm near Mystic Creek, Oregon, but is still looking for love and wants to start a family. He is interested in Sissy Sue Bentley, owner of the local cafe, but Sissy is slow to trust. Mystic Creek series, book 3. Strong language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

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. Unrated. 2018.

 

Once a Rebel by Mary Jo Putney

DB 90336

Read by Beverley A Crick. Reading Time: 10 hours, 41 minutes.

As Washington burns during the War of 1812, widow Callie Brooke is rescued by Gordon Audley, the man she almost ran away with when she was sixteen. As the pair travel to reunite Callie with her stepfamily, they get reacquainted and find that their feelings are rekindled. Unrated. 2018.

 

On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins

DB 88247

Read by Xe Sands. Reading Time: 13 hours, 7 minutes.

When the man she thought was about to propose breaks up with her through his blog, Ainsley O'Leary turns to her estranged half-sister, Kate. Kate is dealing with a huge loss of her own, and their shared sorrow brings them closer. Unrated. 2017.

 

The Pleasures of Passion by Sabrina Jeffries

DB 89910

Read by Kimberly Schraf. Reading Time: 10 hours, 28 minutes.

Niall Lindsey once loved Brilliana, but she broke things off when he had to flee after a duel. Years later, the government forces them to work together to catch a counterfeiter, but feigning a romance brings old feelings to the surface. Sinful Suitors series, book 4. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

DB 90191

Read by Susan Bennett. Reading Time: 10 hours, 44 minutes.

Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy still battles memories of her childhood in a cult and the fire at the cult compound that killed her mother. The suicide of one of her artists brings back her past, and only PI Cabot Sutter, fellow cult survivor, can help. Cutler, Sutter and Salinas series, book 2. Unrated. 2018.

 

The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

DB 90226

Read by Catherine Taber. Reading Time: 11 hours, 36 minutes.

Trauma surgeon Emma and pediatric cardiologist Zadie have been friends since summer camp, and their friendship has survived everything from medical school to relationship woes. When their former chief resident, Nick Xenokostas, returns to town, their careful balance is thrown into disarray. Unrated. 2018.

 

A Rogue of Her Own by Grace Burrowes

DB 90404

Read by James Langton. Reading Time: 11 hours, 13 minutes.

For Miss Charlotte Windham, the best way to maintain her independence is a teeny, tiny brush with scandal. She chooses wealthy, handsome upstart Lucas Sherbourne as her unwitting accomplice. What Charlotte doesn't count on is that one kiss will lead them straight to the altar. Unrated. 2018.

 

Rustler's Moon by Jodi Thomas

DB 89368

Read by Julia Gibson. Reading Time: 10 hours, 1 minute.

When she arrives in Ransom Canyon, Texas, Angela Harold hopes she can finally stop running. She gets a job as a curator at the local museum, and meets rancher Wilkes Wagner, a man scared to commit his heart after a bad breakup. Unrated. 2016.

 

Shadow Rider by Christine Feehan

DB 88250

Read by Jim Frangione. Reading Time: 16 hours, 29 minutes.

Francesca Capello is a woman on the run. She winds up in Chicago, a city controlled by the mysterious Ferraro family. Stefano Ferraro believes his family members alone have the ability to be Shadow Riders, individuals manipulating light and dark, until he meets Francesca. Shadow Rider series, book 1. Unrated. 2016.

 

Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh

DB 88702

Read by Rosalyn Landor. Reading Time: 11 hours, 16 minutes.

LP 33145; 513 pages.

Camille, raised as an heiress, has discovered she is illegitimate and dispossessed. She takes a job teaching at the orphanage where her half-sister grew up, and meets Joel Cunningham, a painter hired by her grandmother to paint Camille's picture. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

DB 90089

Read by Anna Acton. Reading Time: 13 hours, 20 minutes.

LP 33199; 592 pages.

Louisa Clark left her boyfriend, Sam, back in England to spend a year in New York City. Her friend Nathan found her a job in the household of wealthy Leonard Gopnik, as companion to his young second wife. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

 

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

DB 83812

Read by Barrie Kreinik. Reading time: 9 hours, 51 minutes.

Thirty-eight-year-old Anna moves to a residential care facility after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. There she bonds with Luke, a fellow "young" resident suffering from dementia. Eve works at the facility after her husband loses all their money, but meeting Anna gives her perspective on loss. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

  

Vatican Princess: A Novel of Lucrezia Brogia by C. W. Gortner

DB 84062

Read by Julia Whelan. Reading time: 16 hours, 5 minutes.

When Lucrezia Borgia's father, Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, ascends to the papacy to become Alexander VI, she becomes a pampered pet of the papal court. France threatens invasion, and she is married off to a rival, setting off a series of romantic and political entanglements. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

 

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

DB 90130

Read by Janina Edwards. Reading Time: 8 hours, 31 minutes.

When they are stuck together in a hotel elevator, Drew Nichols impulsively asks Alexa Monroe if she would pretend to be his girlfriend at his ex's wedding. However, what starts as a fake relationship soon becomes real. Unrated. 2018.

 

What We Find by Robyn Carr

DB 84639

Read by Nona Pipes. Reading time: 10 hours, 58 minutes.

LP 30829; 489 pages.

BR 21531; 4 volumes of braille.

Denver neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan has had a difficult year, losing her baby, her boyfriend, and possibly even her career. She goes to visit her father's campground in Sullivan's Crossing, Colorado, where she meets Cal Jones. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Sullivan's Crossing, book 1. 2016.

 

A Word for Love by Emily Robbins

DB 86869

Read by Julia Whelan. Reading time: 7 hours, 12 minutes.

American exchange student Bea is in Syria to study Arabic. While looking for the manuscript of an ancient Arabic love story, she becomes embroiled in the lives of her host family, who are dealing with political unrest and unrequited love stories of their own. Unrated. 2017.