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Books to Fall in Love with 2010

Valentine's Day

Books to Fall in Love with 2010

The countdown to Valentine's Day is on! Stuck on what to buy your Valentine? Our featured titles have the bookish answer. From January 22nd through February 5th, readers had the chance to win one of our five Bookreporter.com Valentine's Day Baskets. They are filled with one copy of each of our featured books, as well as some irresistible Valentine's Day-themed goodies. Thanks to all who entered and told us which character in a book they would want to share a Valentine moment with. 

Although the contest has ended, we encourage you to take a look at these titles. Whether you are looking for humorous tales, heartwarming love stories, page-turning mysteries or classic works of literature, our Valentine's Day suggestions are sure to satisfy whatever you’re craving to give on this holiday.

Our featured Valentine's Day titles are BECOMING JANE EYRE by Sheila Kohler, BRAVA, VALENTINE by Adriana Trigiani, THE BRONTË SISTERS: Three Novels: JANE EYRE, WUTHERING HEIGHTS and AGNES GREY by Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë and Anne Brontë, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Elizabeth Noble, A MATTER OF CLASS by Mary Balogh, O, JULIET by Robin Maxwell, VERY VALENTINE by Adriana Trigiani, and WICKED CRAVING: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett.

Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler - Historical Fiction

In BECOMING JANE EYRE, Sheila Kohler uses extensive research and her own imagination to bring the tragedy-filled circumstances of Charlotte Brontë and her family vividly to life. BECOMING JANE EYRE is the story of Anne, Emily and Charlotte as they struggle with love, family, finances and their writing.

Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction

When Valentine's grandmother begins a new life in Italy, she places Valentine and her nemesis, her brother Alfred, "the Prince," as partners at the Angelini Shoe Company, makers of handcrafted wedding shoes since 1903.

The Bronte Sisters: Three Novels: Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; and Agnes Grey by Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë - Fiction

The Brontë family was a literary phenomenon unequalled before or since. Both Charlotte's JANE EYRE and Emily's WUTHERING HEIGHTS have won lofty places in the pantheon and stirred the romantic sensibilities of generations of readers. For the first time ever, Penguin Classics unites these two enduring favorites with the lesser known but no less powerful work by their youngest sister, Anne. Drawn from Anne's own experiences as a governess, AGNES GREY offers a compelling view of Victorian chauvinism and materialism. Its inclusion makes THE BRONTË SISTERS a must-have volume for anyone fascinated by this singularly talented family.

The Girl Next Door by Elizabeth Noble - Fiction

 


It turns out that the kind and generous Nancy may have made a few enemies, starting with her boss at the diner where she was a part-time waitress, and even including the publisher of the Eagle-Examiner. Carter’s investigation of this seemingly simple story soon has him in big trouble with his full-time editor and sometime girlfriend, Tina Thompson, not to mention the rest of his bosses at the paper, but he can’t let it go—the story is just too good, and it keeps getting better. But will his nose for trouble finally take him too far?

A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh - Historical Romance

Reginald Mason is on his father’s last nerve, with a spoiled attitude, exorbitant shopping tabs and excessive gambling debt. Annabelle Ashton has just embarrassed her family by trying to run off with the coachman. Their fathers, who are life-long rivals, finally come to an agreement in which they decided that they should punish the two by forcing them to marry each other. But all is not as it seems in this delightful romance from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh.

O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell - Historical Fiction

Before Juliet Capelletti lie two futures: a traditionally loveless marriage to her father’s business partner, or the fulfillment of her poetic dreams, inspired by the great Dante. Unlike her beloved friend Lucrezia, who looks forward to her arranged marriage, Juliet has a wild, romantic imagination that knows not the bounds of her great family’s stalwart keep. The latter path is hers for the taking when Juliet meets Romeo Monticecco, a soulful young man seeking peace between their warring families. A dreamer himself, Romeo is unstoppable, once he determines to capture the heart of the remarkable woman foretold in his stars. The breathless intrigue that ensues is the stuff of beloved legend. But those familiar with Shakespeare’s muse know only half the story.

Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction

VERY VALENTINE is a sumptuous treat, a journey of dreams fulfilled, a celebration of love and loss filled with Trigiani's trademark heart and humor.

Wicked Craving: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G. A. McKevett - Mystery

Savannah Reid may have a few extra curves on her full-figured body, but that hasn't stopped her from becoming one of California's most successful private investigators. Her latest case puts her hot on the trail of a shady weight loss therapist who's made a killing treating --- and cheating --- his overweight patients. The question is, did he kill his wife, too?