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December 16, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Romances

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New Romance Books for Adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Romance books for adults.

 

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Mothering Sunday: A Romance

Mothering Sunday: A Romance
Swift, Graham, 1949-

"Twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild, orphaned at birth, has worked as a maid at one English country estate since she was sixteen. And for almost all of those years she has been the secret lover to Paul Sheringham, the scion of the estate next door. On an unseasonably warm March afternoon, Jane and Paul will make love for the last time--though not, as Jane believes, because Paul is about to be married--and the events of the day will alter Jane's life forever. As the narrative moves back and forth from 1924 to the end of the century, what we know and understand about Jane--about the way she loves, thinks, feels, sees, remembers--deepens with every beautifully wrought moment."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 18 copies

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Exit West: A Novel

Exit West: A Novel
Hamid, Mohsin, 1971-

"In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet--sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, thrust into premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors--doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As violence and the threat of violence escalate, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 139 on 71 copies

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The Afterlives: A Novel

The Afterlives: A Novel
Pierce, Thomas, 1982-

""Ridiculously good" (The New York Times) authorThomas Pierce's debut novel is a funny, poignant love story that answers the question: What happens after we die? (Lots of stuff, it turns out). Jim Byrd died. Technically. For a few minutes. The diagnosis: heart attack at age thirty. Revived with no memory of any tunnels, lights, or angels, Jim wonders what--if anything--awaits us on the other side. Then a ghost shows up. Maybe. Jim and his new wife, Annie, find themselves tangling with holograms, psychics, messages from the beyond, and a machine that connects the living and the dead. As Jim and Annie journey through history and fumble through faith, they confront the specter of loss that looms for anyone who dares to fall in love. Funny, fiercely original, and gracefully moving,The Afterliveswill haunt you. In a good way"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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If You Come Softly

If You Come Softly
Woodson, Jacqueline

After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with people's reactions.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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The Road to Wings

The Road to Wings
Tizard, Julie

"What does it take to earn Air Force wings? Your heart, your soul, even your very life? Lieutenant Casey Tompkins is starting the most difficult flight training program in the world. She has to face thunderstorms, the death of friends, and male instructors who want to wash her out. Captain Kathryn Hardesty is the toughest and best instructor pilot on the base and the chief of flight safety. She's demanding because she knows the price of failure is tragedy and a smoking hole. She looks out for all the students, especially the female ones. Casey has to learn to fly a supersonic jet, not get killed in the process, and face a growing forbidden attraction. Can she muster the intelligence, courage, and unbreakable determination to become an Air Force pilot? Does she have what it takes to earn wings, find love, and not crash and burn?" --provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Snow Falling

Snow Falling
Villanueva, Jane Gloriana

"In 1902 Miami, Josephine Galena Valencia has big dreams. Engaged to Pinkerton Detective Martin Cadden and working at the lavish Regal Sol, her life changes forever one champagne-fueled night with dashing hotelier Rake Solvino. Josephine must decide where her heart lies, even as a dangerous crime lord threatens all she holds dear. Will her dreams dissolve like falling snow or lead to happily ever after?"--Page [4] of cover.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 6 copies

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Vanity, Vengeance & A Weekend in Vegas

Vanity, Vengeance & A Weekend in Vegas
Davis, Kyra

Sophie has just discovered that Anatoly, her sexy Russian P.I. boyfriend, is actually married to the daughter of a Russian mafia boss. Her friends Dena and Marcus spirit her away to Vegan for a weekend at a sex toy trade show. But Anatoly is there ... with his wife ... and a dead body stuffed into a closet ...


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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The Ebb Tide

The Ebb Tide
Lewis, Beverly, 1949-

When a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up. Curious by nature, Sallie loves reading and learning, and she fears that her chances of making a good match with an Amish farmer will be hampered because of it. Though she loves taking care of nine-year-old Autumn Weaver during the week, Sallie has free time on the weekends to enjoy the shore. It is there that she meets Edward Kreider, a young marine biology student who talks freely about all he's learning and asks about her interests, unlike the guys she grew up with. Sallie wonders if this is the kind of relationship she's been longing for. Then again, Ed isn't from her community--and he's Mennonite, not Amish. Sallie is afraid of what her parents would think about her new friendship. But that's not all she's fearful of. When unexpected danger threatens Autumn, Sallie will have to put her fears aside. Will this be a summer to remember, or one to forget?


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Lala Pettibone's Act Two

Lala Pettibone's Act Two
Mastrogiovanni, Heidi

In this second coming-of-age novel, Lala Pettibone, a forty-something widow, moves to Los Angeles to visit her Auntie Geraldine after subletting her New York apartment. Good things come her way in sunny LA, including Dr. David, a handsome veterinarian, and an inspiration to transform her previously rejected, uproarious, screenplay into a novel.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Taming the Highlander

Taming the Highlander
McGoldrick, May

"Innes Munro has the ability to "read" a person's past simply by touching them, but her gift comes with a heavy price: her freedom. Forced to stay at desolate Castle Girnigoe, Innes never expects to be drawn to the wounded warrior who haunts its dark passages and challenges her at every turn. Conall Sinclair, the earl of Caithness, carries the scars of battles with the English and the lash marks of their dungeons, but the wounds that fester within give him even greater pain. Isolating himself from his clan and the rest of the world in a tower perched on the wild Scottish coast, Conall is reluctant to let the spirited Innes close to him, however neither can deny the growing passion that ignites with every look, every touch. But can Conall ever love a woman who can read his darkest secrets and feel the pain he hides... and can love really tame all fears? As dangerous forces close in, Conall and Innes must take the ultimate leap of faith and forge a bond of trust that will save them both... or lose each other forever."--Amazon.com.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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