Tag Archives: romance

Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins

Things are going pretty well for Colleen O’Rourke:  she co-owns a tavern with her twin brother, Conner; has made more than a few love matches between the good people of Manningsport, NY; and is great at giving advice. Well, things were going well until Lucas Campbell … Continue reading

Posted in novotnyr | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

My Man Godfrey (DVD)

Screwball comedies became popular during the depression. They usually involve a confrontation between a man and a woman that come from different social standings. The woman is ditzy and domineering, and both have quick tongues. Most have an element of … Continue reading

Posted in grigsbyb | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Feel the Heat by Kate Meader

Lili DeLuca set aside her plans for grad school and took over managing her family’s Italian restaurant when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Now that her mother has completed her treatment, Lili, bullied as a child because she was heavy, still … Continue reading

Posted in jordanl | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye

Becca Merritt needs help.  Her younger brother and only remaining family member is missing, leaving her a cryptic message which leads her to a tattoo shop called Hard Ink and Nick Rixey, former member of her late father’s Special Forces team.  Unknown … Continue reading

Posted in jordanl | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

The book Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral is a love story in the form of a scrapbook; yet it is so much more than a scrapbook, more than just photos.  It is memorabilia from someone’s life, and that someone is Gloria Fleming.   … Continue reading

Posted in bostict | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Amour (DVD)

Tragically beautiful and real, Amour is a profoundly honest depiction of how a stroke can affect both members of a marriage. Though a French film and in subtitles, one hardly needs the translation to follow the emotions—shame, embarrassment, frustration, loss, fear, and … Continue reading

Posted in taggartc | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project is a marvelous mix of mystery, romance and wit as related through the mind of the socially challenged Don Tillman, a geneticist with Asperger Syndrome who finds the whole dating process extremely inefficient.  Thus he develops a survey—otherwise known as … Continue reading

Posted in jcl-janinem, myersj | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Covet by Tracey Graves

Claire and Chris Canton are living the quintessential suburban life in Johnson County, Kansas when the recession hits and Chris gets laid off from his job.  With a generous severance package Chris is sure that he will be able to … Continue reading

Posted in jordanl | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievfater

As the November tide rolls in so do the capaill uisce, water horses with venom in their veins and a strong bite. Riders gather at the beach on the island of Thisby every year to tame the capaill uisce and … Continue reading

Posted in mendezj | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Selection by Kiera Cass

16 year old America Singer, citizen of Illea-caste 5, was just chosen as one of 35 girls who will compete for the hand of Maxon Schreave, Prince of Illea-caste 1.  So begins The Selection, a “Hunger Games meets the Bachelor” … Continue reading

Posted in davinr | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment