Romance

If You Knew Me

By Anne Roiphe

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Finding love in middle age can be wonderfully unexpected and heartbreaking. Leah Rose is a never-married microbiologist in a rut. She returns to her parent’s summer home to rest and recharge her batteries. She meets, and is reluctantly wooed, by Oliver Marcus – an English teacher and year-round resident. He has never married, lives in the house he grew up in, and cares for his mentally handicapped sister. Ollie and Leah aren’t looking for love – they’re too old, too jaded, too damaged by life – but love finds them in spite of themselves.

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Steamed

By Jessica Conant-Park and Susan Conant

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Twenty-something GourmetGirl Chloe Carter becomes entangled in a murder investigation when her dinner date is stabbed (before dessert!) and the chief suspect, a chef, is her newest romantic focus.
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Honor's Pledge

By Kristen Heitzmann

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Set in post-Civil War Colorado, the "Rocky Mountain Legacy" skillfully weaves spiritual truths into an unforgettable tale of love, honor, betrayal, and ultimately, forgiveness. To Abbie Morgan, honor means betrayal when Montgomery Farrel chooses a wartime pledge and a family debt over his love for her. A dramatic kidnapping and an epidemic of scarlet fever bring Abbie and Montgomery to a greater destiny.

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Under the Greenwood Tree: A Rural Painting of the Dutch School

By Thomas Hardy

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The arrival of two newcomers in the quiet village of Mellstock arouses a bitter feud and leaves a convoluted love affair in its wake. While the Reverend Maybold creates a furor among the village's musicians with his decision to abolish the church's traditional 'string choir' and replace it with a modern mechanical organ, the new schoolteacher, Fancy Day, causes an upheaval of a more romantic nature, winning the hearts of three very different men - a local farmer, a church musician and Maybold himself. "Under the Greenwood Tree" follows the ensuing maze of intrigue and passion with gentle humour and sympathy, deftly evoking the richness of village life, yet tinged with melancholy for a rural world that Hardy saw fast disappearing.

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Letters from Home

By Kristina McMorris

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In 1944 Chicago, Liz Stephens reluctantly agrees to ghostwrite a letter to soldier Morgan McClain, who is stationed overseas, for her friend Betty and becomes torn by her feelings for a man who doesn't know her true identity.

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The Boy Next Door

By Meg Cabot

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In her first adult novel since her successful series, The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot uses her heroine's e-mails to tell this boy-meets-girl story. Gossip columnist Melissa Fuller, always chronically late for work, has a real excuse for not showing up to work on time when her elderly neighbor is attacked and put in the hospital, leaving Mel in charge of two cats, a great Dane and her playboy nephew Max. But there is something mysterious about Max and then the killer returns...

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A Very Gothic Christmas

By Christine Feehan and Melanie George

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"Two acclaimed authors weave stories of paranormal passions and unreal ecstasy, taking readers into a world of dark secrets that are entwined with the beauty and redemption of the holiday season."
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Gone with the Wind

By Margaret Mitchell

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Spoiled Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara never stops loving the married Ashley Wilkes even as she faces the hardships of life during the Civil War and the changes brought about by Reconstruction.
 

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This Must Be the Place by Kat Racculia

This Must Be the Place by Kat Racculia

Amy Henderson could not wait to leave Ruby Falls, New York, and start her life in This Must Be the Place, by Kate Racculia.  She wants to go to Los Angeles and make monsters—her hero is Ray Harryhausen, talented maker of special effects with stop-action animation and creator of the Kraken in the 1981 version of Clash of the Titans. But like many a movie monster, Amy Henderson leaves disaster in her wake.

Amy does get to make monsters, but she dies at 31 of a freak electrical accident on a movie set. She leaves her totally devastated husband Arthur, a pink shoebox full of memorabilia of her life and a postcard with a cryptic message addressed to her best friend Desdemona Jones in Ruby Falls. Amy writes that she left the best of herself there. Arthur makes a journey to find out the secrets in Amy’s life. What hadn’t she told him? What else didn’t he know about his wife?
 

Girl from the South

By Joanna Trollope

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When Gillon comes back to her native Charleston, she has a young Englishman in tow. He has accompanied her on a lark, planning to take pictures. But he soon falls in love with the sights of South Carolina, with Gillon's family-and perhaps, with Gillon herself...From the acclaimed author of Marrying the Mistress, this is an unforgettable novel about feeling like a fish out of water-and finding those with whom we can breathe more easily.
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