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This list is not a complete list of the books we have in this genre. Please ask a librarian for further recommendations. This list was created with the help of Nicole Lawrence in 2016.
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Call Number: Fic Austen
In late eighteenth-century England, spirited Elizabeth copes with the advances of the haughty Mr. Darcy, the romantic entanglements of her four sisters, Kitty, Lydia, Jane and Mary, as well as the hysteria of their mother, Mrs. Bennet, and the patience of their long-suffering father, Mr. Bennet.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares
Call Number: Fic Brashares
During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences.

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Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë; Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Introduction by)
Call Number: Fic Bronte
A Victorian governess's love for her mysterious employer is threatened by the tragic secret he hides in his mansion.

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Ransom My Heart - Meg Cabot; Mia Thermopolis
Call Number: Fic Cabot
Finnula, desperate for money for her sister's dowry, comes up with a plan to kidnap Hugo Fitzstephen, Earl of Stephensgate, who is traveling back to England from the Crusades, and hold him for ransom, but the plot goes awry when Finnula falls in love with her hostage and learns he has been lying about his identity.

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The Selection - Kiera Cass
Call Number: Fic Cass
"Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illea, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her"--Provided by publisher.

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This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen
Call Number: Fic Dessen
Remy, a master at getting rid of boyfriends before any emotional attachments form, finds herself strangely unwilling to free herself from Dexter, a messy, disorganized, impulsive musician whom she suspects she has come to love.

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Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles
Call Number: Fic Elkeles
When wealthy, seemingly perfect Brittany and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, develop a relationship after Alex discovers that Brittany is not exactly who she seems to be, they must face the disapproval of their schoolmates--and others.

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Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
Call Number: Fic Gabaldon
While on vacation in Scotland, Clare touches an ancient stone circle and is hurled back in time 200 years, to 1743.

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The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Call Number: Fic Green
Sixteen year old Hazel, who has cancer, meets Augustus at Cancer Kids Support Group and as they fall in love they both wonder how they will be remembered.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han
Call Number: Fic Han
"Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent"--Provided by publisher.

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Finding Audrey - Sophie Kinsella
Call Number: Fic Kinsella
Fourteen-year-old Audrey is making slow but steady progress dealing with her anxiety disorder when Linus comes into the picture and her recovery gains momentum.

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The Girl You Left Behind - Jojo Moyes
Call Number: Fic Moyes
Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War II, Edouard's portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant.

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Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
Call Number: Fic Moyes
"They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose--Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life--steady boyfriend, close family--who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. All that comfort changes when she takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident"--Provided by publisher.

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Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
Call Number: 92 Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert recounts the experiences she had on her year-long journey around the world, and shares how her self-prescribed trip helped her deal with her divorce and cure the depression that threatened to end her career and her happiness.


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Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
Call Number: Fic Mitchell
Set in Georgia during the drama of the Civil War and Reconstruction, this is the tale of Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled, ruthless daughter of a wealthy plantation owner whose destiny is forever altered by history.

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The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Call Number: Fic Niffenegger
Clare and Henry, deeply in love, try desperately to maintain normal lives even though he has been diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder, a condition in which his genetic clock periodically resets, pulling him through time to the past or future.

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Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell
Call Number: Fic Rowell
"Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try"--Provided by publisher.

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Super Sad True Love Story - Gary Shteyngart
Call Number: Fic Shteyngart
Thirty-nine-year-old Lenny Abramov totally loves books, but he's living in a functionally illiterate society in which books are not valued, immortality is highly sought after, and there's a credit crisis going on. Then he falls head over heels in love with the cruel but cute twenty-four-year-old Eunice Park and attempts to convince her that holding on to one's humanity in a cruel world is still important.

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The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
Call Number: Fic Sparks
At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At twenty-nine, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle.

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The Best of Me - Nicholas Sparks
Call Number: Fic Sparks
Two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks, now middle-aged, are called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, and they will be forced to confront the choices each has made.


Digital Media

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The Phantom of the Opera
Call Number: DVD 782.1 Phantom
The story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.

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The Age of Innocence
Call Number: DVD Fic Age
Story of the manners and morals of New York society in the later 1800's, focusing on a handsome young lawyer who cannot decide between passion and propriety in his women.

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Cinderella Man
Call Number: DVD Fic Cinderella
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

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The Great Gatsby
Call Number: DVD Fic Great
An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway comes to see that Gatsby, once a poor boy, has recreated himself as a fascinating millionaire purely to win Daisy (who was Gatsby's true love before the war service) back but the events of a drunken afternoon conspire to bring about an ending which is anything but happy.

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Monsoon Wedding
Call Number: DVD Fic Monsoon
A story set in the modern upper-middle class of India, where telecommunications and a western lifestyle mix with old traditions, like the arranged wedding young Aditi accepts when she ends the affair with a married TV producer. The groom is an Indian living in Texas, and all relatives from both families, some from distant places like Australia, come to New Delhi during the monsoon season to attend the wedding. The four-day arrangements and celebrations will see clumsy organization, family parties and drama, dangers to the happy end of the wedding, lots of music and even a new romance for the wedding planner Dubey with the housemaid Alice


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