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For the Love of Books

By: Briana Soto

To the hopeless romantics, the believers in love, Happy Valentine's Day! Today, we celebrate the (complicated) gift that is L-O-V-E. If you're like me, you might enjoy a good, overly cheesy romance novel every once in a while. So why not highlight a few of them on V-day. The selected books you'll find down below are currently in stock, so, if you like what you see, come on in! Whether it's for you, a friend, or your Valentine, we can all appreciate LOVE today and all year round.


1. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare

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We all know the story: Capulets v. Montagues. Star-Crossed Lovers. And a whole lot of drama. Romeo and Juliet's timeless and tragic love story is easily one of the most recognizable stories in classical literature.


2. The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks

You more than likely have seen the movie, but the book. is. always. better! Nicholas Sparks makes us swoon with the incredible love story of Noah and Allie. Unlike the movie, the novel allows the reader to delve deeper into their love story with detailed description/dialogue (Just make sure you have extra tissues handy).

"At 31, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle..." (FictionDB)


3. Born in Fire - Nora Roberts

Looking to start a trilogy? Check out Born in Fire...

"Gifted, reclusive, stubborn, free-spirited... Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty, but reflections of her own true nature. Attempting to hide from her troubled past, reclusive Maggie, who hides the wounds by perfecting her craft.

When Dublin gallery owner Rogan Sweeney came to Maggie's isolated studio, he saw the soul in her art, and vowed to help this complex woman build a lucrative career. When Maggie is discovered by the gallery owner, she finds in him much more than a devoted patron, and her heart was enflamed by their fierce attraction--and her dark past was slowly healed by a gentle and forgiving love.... " (FictionDB)


4. In A Class By Itself - Sandra Brown

"Ten years had passed since Dani Quinn had graduated from high school in the small Texas town, ten years since the night her elopement with Logan Webster had ended in disaster. Now Dani approached her tenth reunion with breathless uncertainty. Logan would be there... Logan, the only man who'd ever made her shiver with desire and need, but would she have the courage to face the fury in his eyes? She couldn't defend herself against his anger and hurt -- to do so would demand she reveal the secret sorrow she shared with no one. Logan's touch had made her his so long ago. Could he reach past the pain to make her his for all time?" (FictionDB)


5. The Kiss - Danielle Steel

"Isabelle Forrester is the wife of a prominent Parisian banker who has long since shut her out of his heart. For years, Isabelle has lived a life of isolation, caring for her desperately ill son and her teenage daughter. She allows herself one secret pleasure: a long-distance friendship with a Washington power broker who, like Isabelle, is trapped in an empty marriage. To Bill Robinson, Isabelle is a godsend, a kindred spirit who touches him across the miles. Their relationship is a lifeline that sustains them both through the heartache of marriages they will not betray. Agreeing to meet for a few innocent days in London, Isabelle and Bill find their friendship changing. Then, amid the sudden crash of steel, they are thrust onto a new path fraught with pain but also with possibility.

Now, inside a London hospital, Isabelle and Bill cling to life. In the weeks that follow, they traverse a road to recovery littered with challenges of the body, spirit, and heart. Together, they must find the strength to embrace life again. But changing relationships and another loss conspire to separate them once more. And this time they could lose each other forever.

In a novel that is as compelling as it is compassionate, Danielle Steel weaves a story of courage in the face of unimaginable loss, exploring the strength it takes to conquer our greatest fears, showing us how the toughest choices can yield the most unexpected rewards...and how the longest journeys can begin with a single kiss." (FictionDB)


6. The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks

(Yes, this is the movie with Miley Cyrus!)

Fun fact: Miley and her onscreen love interest (Liam Hemsworth) are actually married in real-life! #couplegoals

"Seventeen-year-old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside down when her parents divorced and her father moved to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains alienated from her parents, particularly her father . . . until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she and her brother spent the summer with him. Resentful and rebellious, Ronnie rejects her father's attempts to reach out to her and threatens to return to New York before the summer's end. But soon Ronnie meets Will, the last person she thought she'd ever be attracted to, and finds herself falling for him, opening herself up to the greatest happiness -- and pain -- that she has ever known.

In the tradition of his beloved novel A Walk to Remember Nicholas Sparks brings us a deeply moving story of a young girl's first encounter with heartbreak -- and love." (FictionDB)


Well there you have it folks: 6 swoon worthy romance novels for the romantic in all of us. Do you have a favorite love story? Leave your suggestion in the comments!



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