February 13, 2018
Romantic Reads For All My “Galentines”!
In recognition of Valentine’s Day, I’ve listed a few of my favorite romantic reads. Romance is not my preferred genre, so I don’t have a huge list to choose from. As I looked over my read books list, I found a few romantic titles (although not typically romantic genres) you might enjoy.
(in no particular order)
Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of WW1
by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
This WW1 love story is not a Christmas book despite the title and can be enjoyed at any time of year. 5 romantic stars.
Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
by Jamie Ford
Sweet love story beginning in Seattle, Washington and continuing in a Japanese internment camp . Some first loves last a life time. 4 romantic stars.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows
The island of Guernsey after WW11 is an ideal setting for an unexpected romance. Told in epistolary format. A favorite book that will soon be a movie which will release April 18! Will you read the book before seeing the movie? 5 romantic stars.
Our Souls at Night
by Kent Haruf
Seniors can find love too! 4 romantic stars.
Castle of Water
by Dane Hucklebridge
An engaging and well written castaways love story! 5 romantic stars.
Romance Reads High On My Spring TBR List
This is a little risky…..I normally don’t recommend books I haven’t read……but these two have moved to the top of my TBR because of the excellent reviews I’ve read from trusted reviewers. I’m eager to read and review them!
***edited to add that I’ve read this now and highly recommend it as a light, romantic, delightful, escapist, and cozy read! A book about books in a quaint, idyllic setting with interesting characters and multiple story lines/perspectives finds me ranking this high in the chick lit category (which usually averages 3 star reads for me).
How to Find Love in a Bookstore
by Veronica Henry
Wouldn’t you pick this up just because of the title and cover?!
The Music Shop
Links I Love For More Romantic Reading Ideas
For more romantic reads please check out this great list at Peace, Love, & Raspberry Cordial: Valentine’s Book Crush: Go Weak in the Knees With 10 Swoony Reads
(Bonus: she also has a giveaway of one book and you can enter by commenting on her cute blog! I’m hoping to win The Music Shop!)
The Caffeinated Bibliophile also has a list of Christian romantic reads in her post Eight Christian Romance Books to Read for Valentine’s Day.
Happy Reading Bookworms!
(I’ll be back Friday with a regular review)
***both book graphics from Pinterest