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Fireworks over Toccoa
by Jeffrey Stepakoff
An unexpected discovery takes 84-year-old Lily Davis Woodward back to 1945, and five days that forever changed her life. Married for only a week before her husband was sent to fight in WWII, Lily is anxious for his return. After a chance encounter, Jake Russo, a handsome Italian immigrant also back from war, steals Lily's heart. Now, torn between duty and true love, Lily must make a difficult choice.
Safe Haven
by Nicholas Sparks
When an enigmatic stranger shows up out of the blue, the folks of sleepy Southport become suspicious of her past. Katie tries to keep herself from becoming involved with anybody in town, but as time goes on, she slowly falls in love with Alex, a widowed store owner and father of two. However, when her dark past finally catches up with her Katie must make the painful choice between either fleeing or facing her fears and fighting for her newfound life.
Sundays at Tiffany's
by James Patterson
As a little girl, Jane has no one. Her mother, the powerful head of a Broadway theater company, has no time for her. She does have one friend-a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael-but only she can see him. Years later, Jane is in her thirties and just as alone as ever. Then she meets Michael again-as handsome, smart and perfect as she remembers him to be. But not even Michael knows the reason they've really been reunited.
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas: A Novel
by James Patterson
Katie Wilkinson has finally found the perfect man -- but one day he suddenly disappears, leaving behind only a diary written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby, Nicholas. In it she intimately reveals the romance between herself and the child's father, her hopes for their marriage, and her unparalleled joy in motherhood. As Katie reads on, she realizes that the man she loves is Suzanne's husband. Now, filled with terror and hope, Katie must struggle to understand what has happened -- and find out if her new love has a prayer of surviving.
The Bridges of Madison County
by Robert James Waller
Robert Kincaid, a photographer for National Geographic, arrives in Madison County, Iowa, on August 16, 1965, to photograph covered bridges. He stops at the home of Francesca Johnson to ask directions, but stays for four wonderful days. But she is married, and they must let go of one another.
The Carousel: A Novel
by Richard Paul Evans
This is the love story of Michael Keddington and Faye Murrow, a love story that takes place not in seclusion but in the real world, with the challenges that all lovers must face. No relationship is an island: There are threads that bind us all and pull at our lives -- the demands of family, of friends, of work, and social obligation. "The Carousel" is about what happens when life doesn't turn out the way that we planned. Beyond a love story, it is about faith, loyalty, and sacrifice.
The Notebook
by Nicholas Sparks
This story of love-lost-and-found-again, revolves around a single time-honored romantic dilemma: will beautiful Allison Nelson stay with Mr. Respectability (to whom she happens to be engaged), or will she choose Noah, the romantic rascal she left so many years ago?
The Year of Pleasures: A Novel
by Elizabeth Berg
Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew. Pursuing a dream of a different kind of life, she is determined to find pleasure in her simply daily routines. Among those who help her in both expected and unexpected ways are the 10-year-old boy next door, three wild women friends from her college days, a 20-year-old who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome man who is ready for love.
Tidings of Comfort and Joy: A Tender Story of Love, Loss and Reunion
by T. Davis Bunn
As the questions begin, an extraordinary story unfolds. A story of love and loss and caring, of separation and reunion. Of small acts of heroism in a distant and war-weary English village, now half a century ago. As her grandmother shares this story with Marissa, the two discover that the most precious gift of Christmas is that of the present. And the season of giving is not limited to once a year.
Very Valentine
by Adriana Trigiani
In this contemporary family saga, the Angelini Shoe Company is one of the last family businesses in Greenwich Village. The company falls on the shoulders of the talented but unsuspecting apprentice, 33-year-old Valentine Roncalli, who is tasked with bringing her family's old-world craftsmanship into the 21st century, and saving the company from financial ruin. While juggling her duty to her family, a project for a design competition, and a romance with a dashing chef, Valentine accompanies her grandmother to Italy, on a trip that turns her life around in ways she never expected.
Updated 01/24/2012
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