Valentine's Day Reads

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There is no better time to curl up with a love story than around Valentine’s Day.  The following are some recent novels that go perfect with the holiday.    

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison:
This quirky love story features a protagonist who may be brilliant, but lacks basic social skills.  Determined to find love he starts “the wife project” using his own calculated plan for finding the right partner.  When he meets Rosie, who is nothing like his ideal partner, his plan goes off course and he sets out to help Rosie with her own project.  In the end the reader is reminded that sometimes love happens when you least expect it.

The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman:
Both romantic and nostalgic in tone, this novel tells the story of Lenka and Josef who are torn apart by war and eventually reunited by fate years later.  Richman manages to deliver a beautiful love story while telling about the real life horrors and hardships of the Holocaust era. 

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell:
This young adult book tugs at the heart strings of all ages.  Set in the 1986, Eleanor is new to town and is seen as an outcast by all of her new classmates including Park.  Eventually the two bond over comics and music which leads to a love that will remind readers of their first time falling in love.