Book Genre: Romance

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Susan Waggoner
Hope
3

In the year 2218, Zee is a teenage empathy interning at a hospital in London.  Working alongside medical staff, she provides clear mental images and brings calm and peace to those in pain. While she prides herself in remaining detached from excess emotions (she can’t read books that may...

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Eli Brown
Monica
1

"Cinnamon and Gunpowder" follows the story of Owen "Wedge" Wedgewood following his kidnapping onto a pirate ship where he is expected to cook extravagant meals to preserve his life.  Despite Wedge's addition to the ship, they continue their plans to foil the Pendleton Trading Company....

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Salina Yoon
Mandy M.
5

Penguin in love is one of the most heart warming books I have read in a while. It is a true romance from cover to cover, but simplifies it into the most basic of equations. This book haphazardly follows the lost item theme that people may be familiar with, think of Cinderella. Somebody lost a...

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David Levithan
Dawn
4

A has woken up each morning in a different body for A’s entire life.  It could be a female or male body.  A tries not to interrupt the life direction of anyone A “exists” in for a day.  One day A’s body is the body of Justin. Justin is Rhiannon’s boyfriend. A and Rhiannon has a...

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Gustave Flaubert
mbrandstetter
2

It might be a classic, but I didn't care for Madame Bovary.  I might be looking at this piece of literature too superficially, but it didn't offer me much more than a cheap, modern day romance novel.  The story's main focus is the immature attitudes and behavior of Doctor Bovary's...

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Graeme C Simsion
Georgia
4

Don Tillman is an unmarried university professor with Asperger's. Though he is intelligent and attractive, he cannot find a woman who he can maintain a relationship with. He starts what he calls the “Wife Project” to find a compatible woman for him to marry.  Throughout the “Wife Project”...

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Kami Garcia
Angelita
3

This is book three of the Caster Chronicles. I would start at book one to get all the exposition and character development for the series. This book isn't my favorite so far in the series. It was basically picking up all the pieces from the second book, but also preparing for the fourth book....

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W. Bruce Cameron
mmcgowan
5

     What a wonderful story!  This story was based in Colorado.  A younger man has just broken up with his girlfriend and he doesn't really know what to do in life.  He lives in a cabin in the mountains (Evergreen) in Colorado and is a computer geek.  A...

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Jennifer Ashley
Mary P
4

I was pretty impressed with the writing in this book, even if it is seen as a "beach read."  I enjoy reading romance novels from time to time, and this one was one of the better stories of this type that I've read.  The characters were interesting, and unlike many stories, the saucier...

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Brenda (Brenda Streater) Jackson
mmcgowan
3

Jaclyn Campbell, an intern, and her drop dead gorgeous boss unite and fall in love with each other however they must be careful that no one finds out about this relationship or else they could both lose their careers.  One day Jaclyn gets really sick and the boss looks at their relationship...

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P.N. Elrod- Editor
Adelina
4

An enjoyable collection of paranormal short stories. Most of the stories feature characters from the authors full length book series. Short stories are a great way to try out new authors and get a feeling for their style of storytelling without committing to a whole novel. Some of my favorites...

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Brian K Vaughan
Thane
5

Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples is a love story. It's about two star-crossed lovers struggling to raise their daughter in an uncertain world. Oh, and it takes place in space. And there's a giant intergalactic war going on. And there's giant spider bounty hunters, robot sex, living...

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Dave Isay
Adelina
5

This book is a collection of StoryCorps stories with the theme of love. "All There Is" groups the stories into love found, love lost and love found at last. StoryCorps is an American oral history project recording the voices and emotions of their storytellers. I listened to this book on audio...

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Melissa Brayden
Becker
4

Molly's partner since high school, Cassie, died in a plane crash over 4 years ago. She still can't quite picture her life moving forward without Cassie. Jordan, Cassie's younger sister, took Cassie's death hard, too. They were best friends, and Cassie was Jordan's only ally against her parents'...

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John Green
Georgia
4

This book is a tearjerker! Two teens battling cancer fall in love in a support group.

Hazel Lancaster, three-year stage IV–cancer survivor is sent to a cancer support group by her doctor, it is there where she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor. Though they both understand...

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Liesel Schwarz
L.F.
3

A Conspiracy of Alchemists, the debut novel for author Liesel Schwarz, won the British Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Best debut novel for 2013.  Set in the Belle Époque, the novel is a genre defying blend of steampunk, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. 
Schwarz...

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Debbie Macomber
lisab
3

The first in what has become series; I can see why readers like her books. The story is about Jo Marie Rose, a widow whose husband has been killed in Afghanistan. As part of the moving forward process, she buys a B&B on Puget Sound.  This story tells about her first customers and of her...

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Cindi Madsen
L.F.
3

Cindi Madsen is the author of YA novels All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, and Demons of the Sun and adult contemporary romances Falling for her Fiancé and Act Like You Love MeCinderella Screwed Me Over, a women’s fiction novel, is the...

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Gail Carriger
ShellyB
4

This steampunk style paranormal romance graphic novel based on the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger is a fun, sexy little story about a feisty female in Victorian England who is unhappy with the restrictions placed on her gender.  Bursting with curiosity and especially...

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Rainbow Rowell
Nikki
5

I loved this book!  I was laughing out loud for much of it and I highly recommend everything that Rainbow Rowell has written.  Once I read one of her books, I had to read them all and they are all different from each other, but all of them are delightful.  Attachments is a unique...

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Rainbow Rowell
Nikki
5

I loved this audio book!  The readers were perfect  and listening to it was a wonderful change.  Eleanor + Park has been getting a lot of attention the last few months as it has been showing up on many Best Books of the Year lists and I really believe it deserves the praise....

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Jess Walter
Charles
3

Beautiful Ruins is a book with a plot not drastically different from many romance books and movies.  A man falls in love and at some point realizes the feelings are not mutual; the woman is in love with another man.  The book begins in Italy in 1962 and chronicles relationships that...

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Rainbow Rowell
Nikki
5

This was a very fun book.  Fan Girl tackles the very popular trend of fan fiction writing which I have never seen done.   Cath is a huge Simon Snow fan which is so much like Harry Potter that I kept forgetting it wasn’t.  Wren is her twin sister and they used to write stories...

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Graeme C Simsion
KristinR
4

The Rosie Project is one of the most talked about books of the year, and for good reason! Laugh-out-loud funny in many places, this uplifting romantic comedy is a novel that will not soon be forgotten. Even I, I must admit, ended up with a literary crush on Don Tillman--a professor with...

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Simone St. James
KristenA
5

Jillian Leigh's life is about to become even more unconventional. She already challenges social norms in 1920's England as she studies at Oxford and drives her own car. But when her estranged uncle Toby, a professional ghost hunter, falls from a cliff while alone on a job, Jillian is drawn into...