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Feb 28

Love List

Posted on February 28, 2020 at 9:39 AM by Maggie Witte

With love and romance in the air during February, we asked this Valentine’s Day for your favorite romance novel on Facebook. Thank you for all of your responses. So we’ve gathered the responses and made this Ultimate Valentine’s Day Book List for your to-be-read (TBR) list.

DB 58817
The Princess Bride S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure; the "good parts" version, abridged by William Goldman
Annotation: The most beautiful woman in the world falls in love with Westley, the perfect man. Their pending romance, however, is interrupted by fate and the wicked prince Humperdinck, ruler of Florin. Thirtieth anniversary edition of the classic fairy tale spoof features a 2003 introduction. 1973.

DB 57102 The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Annotation: Librarian Henry DeTamble first meets his future wife, Clare, when he is twenty-eight and Clare is twenty--but Clare has actually known Henry since she was six. Henry suffers from Chrono-Impairment, a disorder that catapults him sporadically through time, complicating the couple's enduring love. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2003.

DB 72629 A Discovery of Witches: All Souls Trilogy, Book 1 by Deborah E. Harkness
Annotation: After scholar and witch Diana Bishop requests an alchemical manuscript from the depths of Oxford's Bodleian Library, she finds the magical power within the leather cover disturbing and hastily sends it back. But the book's reemergence causes a chain reaction through the paranormal community. Descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

DB 55355 Catherine and the Pirate by Karen Hawkins
Annotation: Boston, 1777. Seventeen-year-old Catherine Markham defies her uncle and heads to Savannah to ransom her brother Royce from the British. She seeks help from Royce's friend Derrick St. John, and uses his ship for the voyage. Pirate-turned-entrepreneur Derrick reluctantly agrees and falls in love with the lovely heiress. For senior high readers. 2002.

DB 87619 Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
Annotation: An uneventful adulthood looms for Liesl, daughter of an innkeeper and musician. Her world shifts when her sister is taken by the mischievous Goblin King. Liesl journeys to the Underground to save her, and she soon faces an impossible decision. Descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.