Monday, February 2, 2009

The month of lovin' begins

We here at Mentor Library enjoy cashing in on the spirit of love almost as much as the guy who invented Sweetest Day. So, of course February's flavor of the month had to be Romance. I know I'm looking forward to some quick reads that end happily. But in case you are looking forward to reading a romance as much as you are looking forward to spending 5 times the amount for a bouquet of flowers bought any other time of the year, here are some romances for people who don't read romances. You can also find this list and more like them on our Reader's Wall located by the computers at the Main Library.

The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum
Ending her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, successful, twenty-nine-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Pratt struggles to deal with the sense of emptiness she hides behind an independent facade.

Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie
Rescued during a break-in by an unlikely hit man who has been directed by the mob to protect her, food writer Agnes Crandall finds her situation further complicated by a missing cache of money that becomes a key factor in a Southern mafia wedding.

Secrets by Jude Deveraux
Having harbored an unrequited love for a man she met in childhood, Cassandra impulsively breaks an engagement to become the now-widowed man's nanny, but realizes that her chance for winning his heart is threatened by dark secrets.

The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer
Dutiful housewife Pearlie questions everything she has ever believed about her husband after the appearance of a stranger who mysteriously offers her a considerable sum of money.

Chasing Windmills by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Two people trapped by life's circumstances break free and find a place in the world where love is genuine and selfless.

A Pigeon and a Boy by Meir Shalev
Mortally wounded on the battlefield during the 1948 war for Israeli independence, a young pigeon handler dispatches a final bird carrying a message to the girl he loves, while many years later, that girl's middle-aged son receives a special gift from his mother on her deathbed.

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