If You Like Rococo by Adriana Trigiani ...

Romance and lust and family dynamics feature prominently in "Rococo" by Adriana Trigiani. Some other titles that you might like:

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

The women of the Waverley family -- whether they like it or not -- are heirs to an unusual legacy... (B)ehind their Queen Anne home on Pendland Street in Bascom, North Carolina...an apple tree bearing fruit of magical properties looms over a garden filled with herbs and edible flowers that possess the power to affect in curious ways anyone who eats them. (from Barnes & Noble)


Cupid and Diana by Christina Bartolomeo

Diana Campanella is the owner of a vintage clothing store in Washington, D.C., teetering on the brink of disaster. She and her blue-blood lawyer fiancé still have not set a date for their wedding. And it's becoming more difficult than ever for Diana to keep the peace in her big, unruly Catholic family. (from the publisher)


Truelove and Homegrown Tomatoes by Julie Cannon

When her beloved husband of forty-eight years dies... a friend insists that a trip to the Kuntry Kut 'n' Kurl and a new man are what Imo really needs. At her prompting, Imo sets off on a hilarious dating spree with a series of unsuitable bachelors. (from the publisher)


What to do About Annie? by Millie Criswell

She's outspoken and outrageous. She's tired of swimming in the dating pool. And most of all, Annie Goldman has played bridesmaid for the last time. (from the publisher) note: Millie Criswell is a local author!


Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg

Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. (synopsis)


Full of Grace by Dorthea Benton Frank

Though Grace has managed to shed the name Maria Graziella, she's still a good Catholic girl puzzling over whether she can marry live-in boyfriend Michael, a scientist/doctor who just might be an atheist. (from Library


Recent History by Anthony Giardina

Ticklish issues of sexual identity, class and intimacy wreak frightening confusion in the life of an Italian-American boy growing up in 1960s Massachusetts...11-year-old Luca Carcera finds his life upended by a series of baffling changes. (from Publishers Weekly)


Bet Your Bottom Dollar by Karin Gillespie

For Elizabeth, Mavis, and Attalee, logging nine to five at the Bottom Dollar is not just work time, it's family time. So when news gets out that the Super Saver Dollar Store chain plans to set up shop and run the Bottom Dollar out of town, things go catawampus. (synopsis)


Three Junes by Julia Glass

As she tells the tales of love, loss, and the bonds between members of a complicated Scottish family, Julia Glass poignantly explores the role of fate and serendipity in bringing people together, as well as the communication gaps and shuttered emotions that often keep them apart.
(from Barnes & Noble)


Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh

(A)n intimate exploration of love and family set in a western Pennsylvania coal town in the years following World War II. Bakerton is a town of company houses and church festivals, union squabbles and firemen's parades. (from the publisher)


Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts

A Beverly Hills veterinarian goes south hoping to locate the mother who gave him up for adoption-but finds himself instead investigating a murder, a cover-up, and attempts on his own life. (from Kirkus Reviews)


A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka

When an elderly and newly widowed Ukrainian immigrant announces his intention to remarry, his daughters must set aside their longtime feud to thwart him. For their father's intended is a voluptuous old-country gold digger with a proclivity for green satin underwear and an appetite for the good life of the West. (from the publisher)