15 Romance Novels for Valentine’s Day

Don’t have a date or special someone for Valentine’s Day? Perhaps you’re mad at your significant other. Whichever the case, how about a nice night in reading some of our recently added romance novels?

A book laying open with its pages folded in to make a heart shape. There is a image of a heart over the folded pages.

A book laying open with its pages folded in to make a heart shape. There is a image of a heart over the folded pages.

  1. Made with Love DBC08185
    Carpenter Noah Yoder agrees to help Lovina Miller make her lifelong dream come true by building a pie shop for her, but the love that grows between them is threatened by mistakes and insecurities from the past.
  2. Amanda Weds a Good Man DBC06445
    The Amish community of Cedar Creek is celebrating a wedding. When Amanda Lambright, widowed with three daughters, marries Wyman Brubaker, a widower with five children, she envisions joining their two households into one big happy family.
  3. Waves of Mercy LT036885
    Chicago socialite Anna Nicholson retreats to the Hotel Ottawa in Holland, Michigan, after breaking her engagement. Troubled and filled with questions about her new-found faith, Anna finds solace in Derk Vander Veen, a seasonal hotel worker who plans to go into the ministry. Prompted by her son’s request, Geesje de Jonge is writing her memories of emigrating from the Netherlands almost fifty years ago. Her story captivates Derk, who sees similarities between Geesje and Anna. Past and present collide as Derk brings the two together.
  4. Sunrise Crossing LT036893
    Yancy Grey is slowly putting his life back together after serving time for petty theft. As he rebuilds an old house, he finally has a sense of stability, but he can’t stop thinking of himself as just an ex-con. Until one night, he finds a mysterious dark-haired beauty hiding in his loft. But who is she, and what secret is she protecting? The art gallery Parker Lacey manages is her life — she has no time for friends, and certainly not lovers. But when her star artist begs Parker for help, she finds herself in a pickup truck, headed for the sleepy town of Crossroads. A truck driven by a strong, silent cowboy . . . Gabe Snow has been a drifter since he left Crossroads at seventeen after a violent incident. When he accepts a job in his hometown, he’ll have to decide whether he can put the worst night of his life behind him and build a future in the community that raised him.
  5. Polonaise DB028187
    A historical romance and adventure set in the Napoleonic era. From England comes Jenny Peverel, a sensible girl, with no good looks to dilute her chances of a dull life. But a dull life is denied her as she allows herself to be mixed up with hooded members of a Polish secret society, Monsieur Talleyrand, the czar of Russia, the Cossacks, and a Polish princess.
  6. Tickets DB018842
    During intermission at the Metropolitan Opera, a debonair bachelor meets an enchanting married woman. Believing that life is full of significant surprises and as melodramatic as opera, the bachelor attempts to orchestrate their subsequent affair as he imagines it should be written, but the lovers are soon playing out their romance for real. Some strong language. Some explicit descriptions of sex.
  7. Watchman Tell Us of the Night: A Novel DB026363
    Funny, laugh-out-loud, contemporary novel explores the offbeat romance between a suburban housewife who writes poetry and an artist whose latest creation consists of placing obscure messages in the “New York Times” classifieds. Includes references to aspects of contemporary life, such as survivalism, television evangelism, and shopping malls. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.
  8. A Cascades Christmas: Four-in-One Collection DBC00563
    Four interrelated Christmas novellas recount the challenges of faith, pioneer life and the thrill of unexpected romance. Is tomboy Anna too great a risk for one logger’s heart? Can safety-seeking Emma build a secure future with reckless lumberjack? Can a sawmiller win the heart of an heiress? Will sentimental Natalie’s dreams of love come true?
  9. A Portrait of Emily Price LT036901
    Art restorer Emily Price has never encountered anything she can’t fix–until she meets Ben, an Italian chef, who seems just right. But when Emily follows Ben home to Italy, she learns that his family is another matter. When long-hidden family secrets are unearthed and past hurts become fresh again, Emily is left to wonder whether she really fits into Ben’s world.

    A book laying open with its pages folded in to make a heart shape. There is a image of a heart over the folded pages. Book covers from some of the books on this list a featured as well.

    A book laying open with its pages folded in to make a heart shape. There is a image of a heart over the folded pages. Book covers from some of the books on this list a featured as well.

  10. Home on the Range LT036892
    Nick Stafford stayed in central Washington, working his family’s large ranch after his brothers left to pursue other passions — but his toughest job is being a single dad. As a child he watched his father fail at marriage and parenting, so Nick was determined to show him up. He’d be a better husband, father, and ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever was. Despite that commitment, three years after Nick’s wife left him, he has a daughter in trouble at school and both of his girls are facing issues that force him to rethink his stubborn plans. For Dr. Elsa Andreas, life fell apart when tragedy caused her to abandon her family therapy practice and retreat to the backwoods of Gray’s Glen. Her school principal sister believes Elsa can guide the Stafford girls and that working with kids will draw Elsa out of her protective bubble. Summer on the Double S teems with life and adventure. Amid the bounty of God and land, will Nick and Elsa find the courage to build futures based on faith rather than fear?
  11. On Kingdom Mountain DBC04074
    When the state of Vermont proposes in 1930 to build a highway directly over the top of her mountain, the eccentric Miss Jane Hubbell Kinneson prepares for battle. In the process, she also finds love. Some descriptions of sex. 2007
  12. The Sterile Cuckoo DB018847
    The story of a rapturous, crazy love affair between an effervescent heroine and a fun-loving fraternity man who first meet in a bus station. Some strong language.
  13. The Girl from Venice LT036891
    Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman’s body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, Mussolini’s broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon.
  14. Maria Canossa DB018548
    In 1943, Maria Canossa, a beautiful Italian woman, leaves Hitler’s Berlin and a loveless marriage to return to her native Rome. Amid the chaos and intrigue of a desperate city under German occupation, she falls in love for the first time, with the mysterious Marco Varelli.
  15. Lady Chatterley’s Lover DB014901
    An earthy love story, once banned in the United States, of the affair between Lady Chatterley and her gamekeeper, Mellors. Married to an impotent, invalid husband, she is attracted to Mellors’ strength and independence from industrial society. Explicit descriptions of sex.
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