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Romance March 2014
That crazed girl improvising her music.
Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,
Her soul in division from itself
Climbing, falling she knew not where,
Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship,
Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare
A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing
Heroically lost, heroically found.
~ William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, "A Crazed Girl"
New and Recently Released!
The Lone Warrior - by Lori Austin
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/07/2014
Share The Lone Warrior ISBN-13: 9780451242327
ISBN-10: 0451242327
Western Romance. Rose Varner is a desperate woman: her three-year-old daughter, Lily, has been kidnapped by the Cheyenne. To get her little girl back, Rose seeks the aid of the "White Ghost with Hair of Fire," a former Confederate soldier named Luke Phelan who -- according to local legend -- spent several years as a captive of the Cheyenne before becoming a recluse in the Smoky Hills of western Kansas. Although he initially refuses to help Rose, the young woman's courage and determination soon change his mind. Together, they face one danger after another as adversity transforms their tentative alliance into true love. The Lone Warrior is the 3rd book in the Once Upon a Time in the West series, which begins with Beauty and the Bounty Hunter.
Bitter Spirits - by Jenn Bennett
Publisher: Berkley
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/07/2014
Share Bitter Spirits ISBN-13: 9780425269572
ISBN-10: 0425269574
Paranormal Historical. Despite her star billing at Gris-Gris, Chinatown's notorious speakeasy, San Francisco spirit medium Aida Palmer's stage show is not an act -- she really can conjure (or exorcise) supernatural entities. Her abilities attract the attention of Winter Magnusson (a.k.a. "the Viking Bootlegger"), who's been haunted by the ghost of a murdered prostitute ever since someone placed a hex on him. Although Aida easily removes Winter's curse, she soon discovers that she's fallen under the spell of the mysterious man, who's burdened with as many secrets as Aida herself. Bitter Spirits, which kicks off the Roaring Twenties series, boasts a richly detailed Prohibition-era setting, a supernaturally themed mystery, and complex, well-matched protagonists.
Just One Night - by Kyra Davis
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/31/2013
Share Just One Night ISBN-13: 9781476730608
ISBN-10: 1476730601
Erotic Romance. "When you're old, do you really want to look back at your life and realize that you were never young?" Fortified by her best friend's cautionary words, straight-laced financial consultant Kasie Fitzgerald steps out of her role of responsible, reliable career woman and pursues a one-night stand with a stranger. Unfortunately, her fling with Robert Dade comes back to haunt her when his company becomes her firm's biggest client -- and Dade requests that Kasie manage the account. Now, torn between her comfortable (if dull) routine and the promise of incandescent passion, Kasie must decide what she really wants from life.
A Gentleman 'til Midnight - by Alison Delaine
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/31/2013
Share A Gentleman ISBN-13: 9780373778362
ISBN-10: 0373778368
Historical Romance. Once a countess, Lady Katherine Kinloch became Corsair Kate after her abduction by Barbary pirates, which ended when she escaped her captors, stole a ship, and took to the high seas. However, her days of buccaneering may be drawing to a close: she must return to England lest she lose her ancestral estate. En route to her destination, she rescues a shipwreck survivor who turns out to be none other than Captain James Warre, the naval officer who failed to save her from the pirates years ago. James, still haunted by regret, agrees to help Kate restore her family's fortunes. However, what begins as a temporary partnership born of practicality soon becomes a much stronger bond.
Somewhere in France - by Jennifer Robson
Publisher: William Morrow
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/31/2013
Share Somewhere in France ISBN-13: 9780062273451
ISBN-10: 0062273450
Historical Romance. In 1914, Lady Elizabeth "Lilly" Neville-Ashford defies her family's expectations to marry, instead volunteering as an ambulance driver for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. Dispatched to a field hospital on the Western Front, Lilly falls in love with surgeon Robbie Fraser, whose working-class origins make him an unsuitable match in the eyes of Lilly's domineering mother. But there's more at stake than the couple's budding relationship -- the world is at war, and the war must be won before they can even conceive of a future together. For more WWI-themed romance starring plucky heroines who break the boundaries of gender and class, check out Amanda Harte's War Brides series.
Kiss Me, I'm Irish
The Pub Across the Pond - by Mary Carter
Publisher: Kensington Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/01/2011
Share The Pub Across the Pond ISBN-13: 9780758253361
ISBN-10: 0758253362
Contemporary Romance. Carlene Rivers has never had much in the way of luck...that is, until she enters an online raffle whose grand prize is an Irish pub. Carlene never expected to win, and no one else expected her to actually go to Ireland to claim her prize. Nevertheless, when she arrives in the village of Ballybeog, near Galway, her luck takes another turn -- for better or worse -- when she meets charming, reckless Ronan McBride, the black sheep of his family -- and the owner of the pub before he gambled it away. Will Carlene find success and happiness in her new life? And might Ronan play a leading role in her happily ever after?
The Stolen Bride - by Brenda Joyce
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/01/2006
Share The Stolen Bride ISBN-13: 9780373771844
ISBN-10: 0373771843
Historical Romance. Eleanor de Warenne has loved Sean O'Neill since they were children. Even after he left Ireland and vanished without a trace, she never stopped hoping he'd return to her. Mere days before her wedding to a wealthy Englishman, Eleanor finally gets her wish: Sean arrives, having escaped from prison. His only desire is to see his ancestral home once more before he flees to America -- until he's reunited with Eleanor and decides, impulsively, to take her with him. But can the fugitive and his stolen bride find happiness together? Find out in this 8th steamy, dramatic entry in the De Warenne Dynasty series.
Breakaway - by Deirdre Martin
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/07/2012
Share Breakaway ISBN-13: 9780425243688
ISBN-10: 0425243680
Contemporary Romance. After signing with the New York Blades and becoming the first Irish professional hockey player in the American leagues, Rory Brady made the biggest mistake of his life: he broke off his engagement to Erin O'Brien. Although it's taken him a few years to realize the error of his ways, Rory is determined to win back his true love. He returns to his hometown of Ballycraig, only to discover that Erin wants nothing to do with him. (And, really, can you blame her?) Now it's up to Rory to convince Erin to give him another chance. Breakaway is the 11th installment of the New York Blades series, after Icebreaker.
The Angel - by Carla Neggers
Publisher: Mira
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/26/2009
Share The Angel ISBN-13: 9780778326083
ISBN-10: 077832608X
Romantic Suspense. Folklorist Keira Sullivan is planning a research trip to Ireland to investigate an ancient legend involving a stone angel -- despite multiple warnings from an acquaintance who later dies under suspicious circumstances. At a fundraiser on Boston's posh Beacon Hill, Keira meets FBI agent Simon Cahill, a search-and-rescue expert and the only person who can help when Keira goes missing in southwest Ireland. This 2nd book in the BPD-FBI series, which follows the adventures (both professional and romantic) of members of the Boston Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is a fast-paced romantic suspense story full of magic and mystery.
Dark Witch - by Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/29/2013
Share Dark Witch ISBN-13: 9780425259856
ISBN-10: 0425259854
Paranormal Romance. When American girl Iona Sheehan journeys to Ireland to learn about her family history, she meets her cousins, Branna and Connor O'Dwyer -- and their attractive friend, Boyle McGrath. Iona learns about dark witch Sorcha, who, centuries ago, defeated evil sorcerer Cabhan at the cost of her own life. Unfortunately, Cabhan has returned and Iona is the only one who possesses the necessary magick to banish him for good. Don't miss this opening installment of the Cousins O'Dwyer trilogy, an enchanting blend of fantasy and romance.
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