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"Daughters of Jane" Meet & Greet

Introducing a new Regency Romance book club

Do you love Regency Romance or Victorian literature? Come meet like-minded literary souls as we celebrate the kickoff of Daughters of Jane on Tuesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. This will be the first in a series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence. Starting each March, we will honor a new woman author as we read and chat throughout the year about her work, as well as the work of other writers who have been impacted by her.  

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The Bridgertons

A Guide to the Original Eight Novels

Introduced to readers between the years 2000 and 2006, The original Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn largely takes place between the years 1813 and 1827, with prologues and first and second epilogues extending the time frame.  In order by age, the Bridgerton siblings are Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth. The eight children are distinguished amongst society by their strong resemblance to their late father, Edmund and to each other, and their deep reddish brown hair.

The Duke Who Didn't

Beyond Bridgerton

Historical Romance Novels

It seems like everyone’s been watching the hit romance series Bridgerton. It’s been making headlines and breaking records. Even my dad had his theories about who Lady Whistledown might be. I was thrilled when I heard the Bridgerton books by Julia Quinn were becoming a Netflix show, as I read and enjoyed the series several years ago, and regency romance novels are one of my favorite sub-genres.

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Workplace Romance with a Killer Twist

When the professional turns very personal, can these couples stay safe, catch the villains and make a relationship work? 

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Celebrating Nora Roberts' 40 Years of Books

Nora Roberts’ first book was published in 1981. To celebrate her enduring legacy, here are some of my favorite Nora Roberts romances. If you haven’t read some of these (or any of her books!), you should definitely check them out. 

In a Holidaze

Time is of the Essence

Romances That Play With Time & Space

Who doesn’t love time travel, a second chance at first love, or a chance to see what life would be like if you’d have made a different choice?  Time comes into focus in these five novels of romance, personal responsibility, and growth, and if you want to get lost in time and lost in love, these are the perfect books to pick up at your neighborhood branch or online. 

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Historical Romance Protagonists with Interesting Careers

More and more historical romances feature female characters with careers that we don’t normally think of women having before the 20th century. Yet women could be found in nearly every profession even if it was frowned upon or ignored by polite society. Check out some of these great stories with women who attain both fulfilling careers and love.

A Little Life

Escape to an emotional read!

Books that make you cry and laugh out loud.

The list of books below has a combination of genres such as contemporary fiction, romance and erotica. Giving proof that you do not need to focus on one specific genre (fantasy) to escape through books. These are all books that I have read and while reading them I found myself laughing out loud, crying, or clutching my pearls. I hope that if you are in need of an emotionally draining book you find one that fits you within this list!

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Heat Up Your Nights with Historical Romance

Need an escape from reality to get you through the long, not so chilly months until summer vacation? Try taking a trip through time with one of these great historical romances.   Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla by Lauren Willig

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

Forget the Hallmark Card! Send some of these sweet words to your loved one instead this Valentine’s Day.

Ah, Valentine's Day. Love it or hate it, soon every store on your block is going to be covered in a regurgitation of red hearts, lace and little cupids. But if you really want to impress your lover or your crush this Valentine's Day, memorize one of these bad boys and find a balcony somewhere. It seemed to work for these prolific love poets (some of whom had lovers on every continent).