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December 17, 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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The Portrait of A Lady

The Portrait of A Lady
James, Henry, 1843-1916

Follows the story of American heiress Isabel as she visits Europe to find her own destiny, is pursued by suitors, and ultimately must make a tragic choice.


Format: Book
Holds: 49 on 16 copies

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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Lee, Mackenzi

Henry "Monty" Montague was bred to be a gentleman. His passions for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men, have earned the disapproval of his father. His quest for pleasures and vices have led to one last hedonistic hurrah as Monty, his best friend and crush Percy, and Monty's sister Felicity begin a Grand Tour of Europe. When a reckless decision turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything Monty knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.


Format: Book
Holds: 47 on 22 copies

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The Music Shop

The Music Shop
Joyce, Rachel

"A love story and a journey through music, the exquisite and perfectly pitched new novel from the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 35 on 18 copies

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The Nightingale

The Nightingale
Hannah, Kristin

"An epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 34 on 46 copies

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Bel Canto: A Novel

Bel Canto: A Novel
Patchett, Ann

Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots. Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set in motion and cannot be stopped.


Format: Book
Holds: 27 on 13 copies

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: [a Novel]

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: [a Novel]
Honeyman, Gail

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. But meeting two other loners may rescue them each from their lives of isolation.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 25 on 7 copies

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Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies
Groff, Lauren

"At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 23 on 28 copies

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George and Lizzie: [a Novel]

George and Lizzie: [a Novel]
Pearl, Nancy

George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family, his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom, while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed, George is happy; Lizzie remains, unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie's past resurfaces, she'll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 23 on 16 copies

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The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project
Simsion, Graeme C.

Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.


Format: Book
Holds: 19 on 21 copies

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Cannery Row

Cannery Row
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

Unburdened by the material necessities of the more fortunate, the denizens of Cannery Row discover rewards unknown in more traditional society. Henry the painter sorts through junk lots for pieces of wood to incorporate into the boat he is building, while the girls from Dora Flood's bordello venture out now and then to enjoy a bit of sunshine. Lee Chong stocks his grocery with almost anything a man could want, and Doc, a young marine biologist who ministers to sick puppies and unhappy souls, unexpectedly finds true love. Cannery Row is just a few blocks long, but the story it harbors is suffused with warmth, understanding, and a great fund of human values.


Format: Book
Holds: 18 on 21 copies

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