Once again, it’s that day of the year … the day when some of us get to spend a romantic evening with our significant others and some of us…. just get to read about it. 🙂 And good news! I have some suggestions for you:
The Last Letter from Your Lover, by JoJo Moyes
I’m currently reading and thoroughly enjoying this love story about a woman who loses her memory in a car crash in 1960s London. Even though she wakes up to a rich and handsome husband, a gorgeous home filled with fine objects and clothes, and a circle of fabulous high-society friends, she feels something is missing. It’s only when she discovers a secret letter tucked away in a romance novel that she begins to put the puzzle peices together.
Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver
While many people say their favorite Barbara Kingsolver novel is The Poisonwood Bible, I have to go with this alluring triptych of three love stories set in Southern Appalachia. Woven together beautifully, the stories also illuminate issues about nature and the environment, and the human place in its ecosystem.
Birdsong, by Sabastian Faulks
A more male-focused love story set in France just before and during World War I. A young Englishman goes to Picardy, France, to learn the textile business. While there he plunges into a love affair with the young wife of his host that changes him forever. Several years later, with the outbreak of World War I, he finds himself again in the fields of Picardy, this time as a soldier on the Western Front.
And you, readers? What love stories do you recommend this Valentines Day?