Get in the mood  with romantic reads

Gone With the Wind

By Margaret Mitchell, $17

Chances are you’ve seen the movie, but this classic American romance began as a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. This book was written in 1937, but the passion between Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara still leaps from each page.


The Lucky One

By Nicholas Sparks, $24.99

When a U.S. Marine returns safely from three tours in Iraq, he believes his good fortune comes from carrying a “lucky” photo of a woman he’s never met. His quest to find this woman alters the course of both their lives.


The Time Traveler’s Wife

By Audrey Niffenegger, $14.95

An unassuming librarian involuntarily travels through time, often visiting his wife when she is a child. Their love takes on added complexity and emotion because it develops in past, present and future.


Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen, $13.95

Now in his 90s, Jacob Jankowski lives in a nursing home, recalling his tour as a vet for a traveling circus during the Depression. He falls in love with Marlena, an elephant stunt woman who is married to the brutal head animal trainer.


American Wife

By Curtis Sittenfeld, $26

First lady Alice Blackwell struggles to adjust to life in the White House and her husband’s ambitions and tanking popularity. In doing so, she examines the fundamentals of marriage and one’s loyalty and responsibility to a spouse.


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