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.
The Night Circus: A Novel
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 - 2011
Holds: 64 on 22 copiesView The Night Circus: A Novel
The Rosie Project
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 - 2013
Holds: 59 on 13 copiesView The Rosie Project
"An epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II"--Provided by publisher.
Format: Book - 2015
Holds: 53 on 24 copiesView The Nightingale
A Long Petal of the Sea: [a Novel]
Sponsored by the poet Pablo Neruda to flee the violence of the Spanish Civil War, a pregnant widow and an army doctor unite in an arranged marriage only to be swept up by the early days of World War II.
Format: Audiobook CD - 2020
Holds: 15 on 8 copiesView A Long Petal of the Sea: [a Novel]
In the city of Egunu, Nigeria, fifteen year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a somewhat cloistered life. Their father is a wealthy businessman, they live in a beautiful home, and attend private school. But, through Kambili's eyes, we see that their home life is anything but harmonious. Her father, a fanatically religious man has impossible expectations of his children and his wife, and if things don't go his way he becomes physically abusive. Not until Kambili and Jaja are sent away from home for the very first time to visit their loving aunt, does Kambili's world begin to blossom. But when a military coup threatens to destroy the country, the tension in her family's home escalates, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together.
Format: Book - 2012
Holds: 13 on 3 copiesView Purple Hibiscus
Writers & Lovers: [a Novel]
Blindsided by her mother's sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the summer of 1997 without a plan. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, moldy room at the side of a garage where she works on the novel she's been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching onto something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more.
Format: Audiobook CD - 2020
Holds: 13 on 3 copiesView Writers & Lovers: [a Novel]
The Other Bennet Sister: A Novel
"A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than she bargained for when she wakes up trapped in a book and realizes that somethings cut deeper than paper...things like marriage...to a book...because it's a LOT of paper.."--
Format: Book - 2020
Holds: 13 on 6 copiesView The Other Bennet Sister: A Novel
Absent in the Spring, and Other Novels: Absent in the Spring, Giant's Bread, The Rose and the Yew Tree : A Mary Westmacott Omnibus
First published between 1930 and 1956, the six novels written by Agatha Christie under the name Mary Westmacott, regarded by some as the writer's finest work, show a very different side of her talent. What they share with her other fiction is Christie's gift for sharp observations about people, the ambitions that drive them, their relationships, and the conflicts that erupt between them. This omnibus edition brings together three of Westmacott novels: Absent in the Spring : Stranded between trains, Joan Scudamore finds herself reflecting upon her life, her family, and finally coming to grips with the uncomfortable truths about her life. Giant's Bread : The story of Vernon Deyre, a composer and pianist whose obsession with art wreaks havoc with the two very different women in his life. The Rose and the Yew Tree : In one of the finest explorations of the human heart, the compelling story of a deep and abiding love, the conflicts it encompasses, and the price that must be paid. (syndetics)
Format: Book - 2002
Holds: 12 on 1 copyView Absent in the Spring, and Other Novels: Absent in the Spring, Giant's Bread, The Rose and the Yew Tree : A Mary Westmacott Omnibus
All My Mother's Lovers: A Novel
"For fans of Mostly Dead Things and Goodbye Vitamin, a warm and witty debut novel about love, loss, and a transformative roadtrip"--
Format: Book - 2020
Holds: 11 on 8 copiesView All My Mother's Lovers: A Novel
"In World War II France, two sisters face frightening situations and respond in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions"-- (8/13/2020 7:14:06 AM)
Format: Large Print - 2015
Holds: 10 on 3 copiesView The Nightingale