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Whether it is a great love story¬†you¬†desire or just a good mystery about the most romantic day of the year…this “Romantic Reads” list includes a book for everyone.

A Catered Valentine’s Day: A Mystery With Recipes

By Isis Crawford

Bernie and Libby, owners of A Taste of Heaven, are partnering up with the Just Chocolate store for a Valentine’s Day mega-event. When a client’s mother dies, Bemie and Libby put their plans on hold to attend the funeral, only to become involved in a grisly mystery.


Otherwise engaged

By Eileen Goudge

What if you could live the life you’ve always dreamed of — but never pursued? What if your choices — married or single, career or motherhood, city or country — could be made all over again? Bestselling author Eileen Goudge ponders “what might have been” in this tender, provocative tale of two best friends who exchange lives — and discover the surprising places where their deepest joys and satisfactions live.

William and Kate: A Royal Love Story

By Christopher P. Andersen

Prince William and Kate Middleton defied all odds to forge a storybook romance amide the scandals, power struggles, tragedies, and general dysfunction that are the hallmarks of Britain’s Royal Family.



This I Believe: On Love

By Dan Gediman

Based on the popular “This I Believe” radio series and the thisibelieve.org Web site, this collection contains inspiring essays on love shared by men, women, and young people from all walks of life.



The Love of My Youth

By Mary Gordon

From the acclaimed author of Pearl and Final Payments comes a beautifully choreographed novel about first lovers meeting again after more than thirty years and reimmersing themselves in their shared past.



Still Life With Husband

By Lauren Fox

In this generous, heartfelt, and often hilarious novel of marriage and friendship, Lauren Fox explores the baffling human heart and the dangers of getting what you wish for.



Money Can’t Buy Love

By Connie Briscoe

Lenora Stone used to say if she didn’t have bad luck, she wouldn’t have any luck at all. At age thirty-eight, instead of socializing with Baltimore’s A-list, she photographs them for Baltimore Scene , a glossy magazine filled with beautiful people who, unlike Lenora, never have to worry about car trouble and overdue bills. As much as she’d love to slam the door on her overbearing boss, quitting isn’t an option.

Cupid: A Tale of Love and Desire

By Julius Lester

This is the story of Cupid–the god responsible for heartache, sleepless nights, and all those silly love songs–finally getting his comeuppance. When the god of love falls in love himself, things are bound to get interesting. And when he crosses his mama, Venus, in the process . . . Well, things could get downright messy.


Building a Home With My Husband: A Journey Through the Renovation of Love

By Rachel Simon

The bestselling and highly acclaimed author of Riding the Bus with My Sister returns with an illuminating and tenderhearted memoir about the unexpected ways a home renovation can change a life. Featuring beloved characters from Riding the Bus with My Sister and written with Simon’s signature breathtaking prose, Building a Home with My Husband is a wise and poignant reflection on love’s endless possibilities and the extraordinary endurance of the human spirit.


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