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Unforgettable Love Stories in Fiction

Books take us into their world, and sometimes, they make us fall in love. Get lost in one of these vibrant and memorable love stories.

 

And if you’re looking for even more swoon-worthy reads, discover these romance books by Black authors!

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    Love in the Time of Cholera (Illustrated Edition) Book Cover Picture
    Love in the Time of Cholera (Illustrated Edition) Book Cover Picture

    Love in the Time of Cholera

    by Gabriel García Márquez

    A beautifully packaged edition of one of García Márquez’s most beloved novels, with never-before-seen color illustrations by the Chilean artist Luisa Rivera and an interior design created by the author’s son, Gonzalo García Barcha.
    Love in the Time of Cholera (Illustrated Edition) Book Cover Picture
    Love in the Time of Cholera (Illustrated Edition) Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $25.00

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    The Last Letter from Your Lover Book Cover Picture
    The Last Letter from Your Lover Book Cover Picture

    The Last Letter from Your Lover

    by Jojo Moyes

    A spellbinding, intoxicating love story with a knockout ending, The Last Letter from Your Lover will appeal to the readers who have made One Day and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society bestsellers.
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    The Last Letter from Your Lover Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Anna and the French Kiss Collector's Edition Book Cover Picture
    Anna and the French Kiss Collector's Edition Book Cover Picture

    Anna and the French Kiss Collector’s Edition

    by Stephanie Perkins

    Anna can’t wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she’s less than thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He’s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?
    Anna and the French Kiss Collector's Edition Book Cover Picture
    Anna and the French Kiss Collector's Edition Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $22.99

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    When Katie Met Cassidy Book Cover Picture
    When Katie Met Cassidy Book Cover Picture

    When Katie Met Cassidy

    by Camille Perri

    From the acclaimed author of The Assistants comes a delightful romantic comedy about falling in love–and finding yourself–in the heart of New York City.
    When Katie Met Cassidy Book Cover Picture
    When Katie Met Cassidy Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Atonement Book Cover Picture
    Atonement Book Cover Picture

    Atonement

    by Ian McEwan

    Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.
    Atonement Book Cover Picture
    Atonement Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.95

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    Pride and Prejudice Book Cover Picture
    Pride and Prejudice Book Cover Picture

    Pride and Prejudice

    by Jane Austen

    Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet in Austen’s beloved classic Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth’s early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by the folly of his arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to true feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved.
    Pride and Prejudice Book Cover Picture
    Pride and Prejudice Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    Jane Eyre Book Cover Picture
    Jane Eyre Book Cover Picture

    Jane Eyre

    by Charlotte Bronte

    Charlotte Brontë’s most beloved novel describes the passionate love between the courageous orphan Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Rochester.
    Jane Eyre Book Cover Picture
    Jane Eyre Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $9.00

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    Before We Were Wicked Book Cover Picture
    Before We Were Wicked Book Cover Picture

    Before We Were Wicked

    by Eric Jerome Dickey

    New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey reveals how one chance meeting can change everything in this engrossing, sexy tale of star-crossed lust.
    Before We Were Wicked Book Cover Picture
    Before We Were Wicked Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Royal Holiday Book Cover Picture
    Royal Holiday Book Cover Picture

    Royal Holiday

    by Jasmine Guillory

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal and a “rising star in the romance genre” (Entertainment Weekly) comes a dazzling new novel about a spontaneous holiday vacation that turns into an unforgettable romance.
    Royal Holiday Book Cover Picture
    Royal Holiday Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    The Great Gatsby Book Cover Picture
    The Great Gatsby Book Cover Picture

    The Great Gatsby

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    To F. Scott Fitzgerald’s bemused narrator, Nick Carraway, Gatsby appears to have emerged out of nowhere, evading questions about his murky past and throwing dazzling parties at his luxurious mansion. Nick finds something both appalling and appealing in the intensity of his new neighbor’s ambition, and his fascination grows when he discovers that Gatsby is obsessed by a long-lost love, Daisy Buchanan.
    The Great Gatsby Book Cover Picture
    The Great Gatsby Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    One Day in December Book Cover Picture
    One Day in December Book Cover Picture

    One Day in December

    by Josie Silver

    “The perfect book to get lost in . . . Josie Silver’s characters sneak their way into your heart and stay.”—Jill Santopolo, author of The Light We Lost
    One Day in December Book Cover Picture
    One Day in December Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Just Like You Book Cover Picture
    Just Like You Book Cover Picture

    Just Like You

    by Nick Hornby

    This warm, wise, highly entertaining twenty-first century love story is about what happens when the person who makes you happiest is someone you never expected.
    Just Like You Book Cover Picture
    Just Like You Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Bridget Jones's Diary Book Cover Picture
    Bridget Jones's Diary Book Cover Picture

    Bridget Jones’s Diary

    by Helen Fielding

    The iconic #1 bestseller by Helen Fielding; Bridget Jones is now the inspiration for the September 2016 Working Title film release of Bridget Jones’s Baby, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey and Emma Thompson.  
    Bridget Jones's Diary Book Cover Picture
    Bridget Jones's Diary Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    The Kiss Quotient Book Cover Picture
    The Kiss Quotient Book Cover Picture

    The Kiss Quotient

    by Helen Hoang

    A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.
    The Kiss Quotient Book Cover Picture
    The Kiss Quotient Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Crazy Rich Asians (Movie Tie-In Edition) Book Cover Picture
    Crazy Rich Asians (Movie Tie-In Edition) Book Cover Picture

    Crazy Rich Asians (Movie Tie-In Edition)

    by Kevin Kwan

    When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor…
    Crazy Rich Asians (Movie Tie-In Edition) Book Cover Picture
    Crazy Rich Asians (Movie Tie-In Edition) Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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