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December 15, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Popular Adult Romances

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Popular Romance books for adults

 

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

 

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817

The classic story of class-conscious eighteenth-century England and the romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. The clash between opinionated Elizabeth and proud Mr. Darcy is set against a backdrop of wonderful minor characters and the social system in which they all live.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 5 on 1 copies

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Lolita

Lolita
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977

The story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 15 copies

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Night in Shanghai

Night in Shanghai
Mones, Nicole

""Sailing to Shanghai in 1936 to lead a black jazz orchestra, Thomas Greene goes from being flat broke in segregated Baltimore to living in a mansion with servants of his own, and from the classical piano pieces he was trained to play to the toe-tapping swing of the big band era. Song Yuhua is refined, educated, and bonded since age eighteen to Shanghai's most powerful crime boss in payment for her father's gambling debts. Outwardly submissive, she burns with rage, longs for escape, and risks her life spying on her master for the Communist Party. With Shanghai shattered by the Japanese invasion, Thomas and Song find their way to each other and forge a bond from which neither can back down in the turbulent years that follow. Torn between music and survival, freedom and commitment, love and war, they navigate the dangers leading to world war until the moment when they must cast their lots."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 9 copies

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The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect
Simsion, Graeme C.

"The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they're about to face a new challenge because--surprise--Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he's left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie. As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 23 copies

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The Marriage of Opposites: A Novel

The Marriage of Opposites: A Novel
Hoffman, Alice

"A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro, the Father of Impressionism"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 29 copies

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The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel

The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel
George, Nina, 1973-

"Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country's rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 32 copies

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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-eight Nights: A Novel

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-eight Nights: A Novel
Rushdie, Salman

"Once upon a time, in a world just like ours, there came "the time of the strangenesses." Reason receded and the loudest, most illiberal voices reigned. A simple gardener began to levitate, and a powerful djinn--also known as the Princess of Fairyland--raised an army composed entirely of her semi-magical great-great-great-grandchildren. A baby was born with the ability to see corruption in the faces of others. The ghosts of two philosophers, long dead, began arguing once more. And a battle for the kingdom of Fairyland was waged throughout our world for 1,001 nights--or, to be more precise, for two years, eight months, and twenty-eight nights."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 29 copies

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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure : the "good Parts" Version

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure : the "good Parts" Version
Goldman, William, 1931-

Presents the timeless love story between a farm boy named Westley and the beautiful Princess Buttercup, along with the author's comments on life and art as he attempts to edit the children's classic.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 5 copies

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The Thing Around your Neck

The Thing Around your Neck
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-

A collection of twelve stories includes the tale of a medical student in hiding with a poor Muslim woman, and a woman who discovers a devastating secret about her brother's death.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 12 copies

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The Dreamer's Song

The Dreamer's Song
Kurland, Lynn

"Acair of Ceangail, still dodging his reputation as notorious black mage, has undertaken the ultimate quest: ridding the world of a mysterious, terrible dark magic while using no magic of his own. But he never bargained for three maddening complications: attempting to safeguard his beautiful but horse-obsessed companion, Liersinn; trying not to slay a profoundly irritating prince of Neroche; and slipping in and out of places he knows will spell his doom if he's caught. Liersinn of Siichte simply wants to do what needs to be done--find the makers of various spells and rescue her grandfather. But walking side-by-side with Acair brings a terrible revelation about the magic she needs, and what its price will exact from her soul. Together, Acair and Liersinn face danger they never could have imagined, culminating in choices that will alter them and the history of the Nine Kingdoms forever"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 6 copies

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