The Seattle Public Library

Your Account | Print-Friendly

December 11, 2017

Library Collection

Books, Movies & Music : Popular Adult Romances

Header Image

Library Locator


Map of Library Locations

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.

 

RSS feed for this list
A Discovery of Witches: A Novel

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel
Harkness, Deborah E., 1965-


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 7 copies

View this item

 
The Night Circus: A Novel

The Night Circus: A Novel
Morgenstern, Erin

Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 20 copies

View this item

 
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: A Novel

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: A Novel
Sendker, Jan-Philipp

When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be--until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father's past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the listener's belief in the power of love to move mountains.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 2 copies

View this item

 
The Japanese Lover: A Novel

The Japanese Lover: A Novel
Allende, Isabel

"From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family--like thousands of other Japanese Americans--are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco's charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 27 copies

View this item

 
The Dovekeepers: A Novel

The Dovekeepers: A Novel
Hoffman, Alice

A tale inspired by the tragic first-century massacre of hundreds of Jewish people at Masada presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker's wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a medicine woman who keep doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 14 copies

View this item

 
This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her
Díaz, Junot, 1968-

Presents a collection of stories that explores the heartbreak and radiance of love as it is shaped by passion, betrayal, and the echoes of intimacy.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 19 copies

View this item

 
The Bone People

The Bone People
Hulme, Keri

This unusual novel, set in New Zealand, concentrates on three people: Kerewin Holmes, a part-Maori painter who has chosen to isolate herself in a tower she built from lottery winnings; Simon, a troubled and mysterious little boy; and Joe Gillayley, the Maori factory worker who is Simon's foster father. Elements of Maori myth and culture are woven into the novel's exploration of the passions and needs that bind these three people together, for good or ill.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 4 copies

View this item

 
On Beauty

On Beauty
Smith, Zadie

Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, feels that the first two acts of his life are over and he has no clear plans for the finale.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 5 copies

View this item

 
Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies
Groff, Lauren


Format: Large Print
Holds: 7 on 25 copies

View this item

 
Merry and Bright: A Novel

Merry and Bright: A Novel
Macomber, Debbie

Between her full-time job and taking care of her family, it's been a long year for Merry, and her social life has all but disappeared. Trying to get her to take a break from the responsibilities of everyday life, her mother and brother make her an online dating profile, and the matches start rolling in. Intrigued by their similar interests, she starts chatting with a charming stranger, and their exchanges soon become the brightest part of her day. But everything turns upside down when they finally meet in person.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 7 on 3 copies

View this item

 



[ 1 - 10 ] [ 11 - 20 ] [ 21 - 30 ] [ 31 - 40 ] [ 41 - 50 ] [ 51 - 60 ] [ 61 - 70 ] [ 71 - 80 ]

RSS feed for this list