No matter what kind of love you’re looking for this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered with five books filled with romance. Whether you’re looking for surprising matches, fateful lovers or a historical setting, these love stories are the perfect books to cuddle up with come February 14th.
The California Wife by Kristen Harnisch
In this sequel to The Vintner’s Daughter beginning in 1897, newlyweds Sara and Phillipe Lemieux are optimistic about the future for them and their Napa vineyard, Eagle’s Run. Amidst a world on the brink of change, history intertwines with a beautiful setting in this romance about family, new beginnings and fine wine.
Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson
In 1924, aristocrat Lady Helena Montagu Douglas Parr leaves her stifling home for the freedom of Paris, where she can start a life as simply Miss Parr. Paris in the 1920’s is abloom with artistic and passionate expatriates, all looking to escape the horrors of their war torn past in beautiful Paris. Helena finds herself transforming into someone new amidst Paris’ cobbled streets and finds herself dreaming of a relationship with a journalist, who is a world apart from the aristocratic men she has always been expected to marry. Jennifer Robson’s third novel, this historical romance will delight and transport you.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Don Tillman is a professor of Genetics who has never had any luck with relationships. Which is to say that he’s never actually had one. Instead of giving up, Don decides to take the scientific route by preparing a sixteen page questionnaire of scientifically researched questions to find him his ideal partner: he’s calling it the Wife Project. Instead of the perfect match, Don finds Rosie, who is looking for Don’s help in finding her biological father. Rosie is habitually late, smokes, drinks and works at a bar, which all go against what Don is looking for. This charming romantic comedy is essential fun for Valentine’s Day.
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
Expert story teller Mitch Albom does it again with the story of Frankie Presto, the greatest guitar player in the world. Narrated by the voice of music, this story follows Frankie as he meets the musical greats of the 20th century and becomes a famous musician. Frankie came from Spain as a nine year old with only an old guitar and six magic guitar strings. Every time Frankie’s music changes someone’s life, a guitar string turns blue. After disappearing for years, Frankie Presto returns to change one more life. Original and melodic, Frankie Presto is the Forest Gump of music.
The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack
This book really has everything: romance, adventure, mystery, and a plot that takes the reader through world history. An artist and a neurogeneticist are brought together through strange dreams that seem to look right into the past, and a mysterious lab explosion decades ago. A mesmerizing and engrossing read, The Memory Painter is an epic story of love that transcends time.
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