Romance Fiction from 2017
Love reigns over difficulties in this selection of romance novels released in 2017 and available at the Clermont County Public Library
Any Day Now by Robyn Carr — Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find Sullivan’s Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. But when her past catches up with her, it’s a special man and an adorable puppy who give her the strength to face the truth and fight for a brighter future.
Chasing Down a Dream by Beverly Jenkins — There’s never a dull day in Henry Adams and the entire town comes together to lend a helping hand. Though the residents of Henry Adams face seemingly insurmountable obstacles, each of them will discover that family comes in many forms, especially during the most trying of times.
The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean — The Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer’s end. There is only one problem– he already has one.
Egypt’s Sister: a novel of Cleopatra by Angela Hunt — Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria’s royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery. Cast off and alone in Rome, Chava must choose between love and honor, between her own desires and God’s will for her life.
Hero in the Highlands by Suzanne Enoch — When Major Gabriel Forrester learns that he’s inherited the massive Scottish Highlands title and estate of a distant relation, the last thing he wants to do is give up the intensity of the battlefield for the too-soft indulgences of noble life. But Gabriel does not shirk his responsibilities, and when he meets striking, raven-eyed lass his new circumstances abruptly become more intriguing.
The Secret of the India Orchid by Nancy Campbell Allen — When Anthony, Earl of Wilshire, journeys to India on an undercovermission to investigate a mystery surrounding a confidential document, he is reunited with Sophia, whom he hopes can forgive him for breaking her heart and even consider giving love a second chance.
Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh — Camille Westcott, who has been declared illegitimate and without a title, moves to Bath to teach at an orphanage, where she meets artist Joel Cunningham, for whom she feels a mutual contempt until things take a passionate turn.
The Ultimatum by Karen Robards — Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, Bianca St. Ives has surpassed the master. She’s known as the Guardian. Running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole; and she’s damn good at it. She does things on her own terms. But her latest gig had a little hiccup- if you count two hundred million dollars and top secret government documents going missing as little. Her father also died on the mission. The thing is, the US government doesn’t believe he’s really dead. They’ll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives, a high-value target and someone who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world for over two decades, and they mean to use Bianca as bait. With only a fellow criminal for backup and her life on the line, it’s up to Bianca to uncover the terrifying truth behind what really happened- and set it right, before it’s too late.
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