Valentine’s Day reads

Well, it’s that time of year again, folks.  Love it or hate it, it’s time for swooning and wooing and all that silly stuff.  We focused on anti-Valentines sentiment last year, so we’re succumbing to it this year by highlighting some of our most sentimental virtual reads.

Vintage Valentine's Day Card


These downloadable audiobooks are all available via ‘Clipper’ which you can get to via the Library2go page on our web site.

The Various Flavours of Coffee by Anthony Capella

When impoverished bohemian Robert is hired to categorise types of coffee, he didn’t know that he would end up falling for one of his boss’ daughters!  But when he gets sent to Abyssinia, a beautiful slave girl changes everything…

Riders by Jilly Cooper

A whopping 30 hours of raunch…not for the prudish!

The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies

It’s 1944 and three strangers lives are going to intersect, leading them to question where their loyalties lie…

East of the Sun by Julia Gregson

It’s 1928 and three young women are on their way to colonial India – one to wed, one to find a husband, and one to uncover unexpected truths…

One Day by David Nicholls

If you haven’t read this one yet, what a wonderful, laugh-out-loud, heartbreaking read for Valentine’s Day.

Alphabet Weekends: Love Lessons from A-Z by Elizabeth Noble

“A is for Affection – between childhood best friends; between their parents; between brothers and sisters. B is for Broken-hearted – Natalie, when the boyfriend who was meant to propose dumps her just before Christmas. Her mother, when she realises what her life has come to. And Lucy, as she thinks of ending one relationship and maybe beginning another. C is for Chemistry – Could Natalie and Tom have it? And what does it actually mean, anyway?”


The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison

It’s 1939 and Anna, an eight year old refugee, is evacuated to a large country manor under the care of Thomas and Elizabeth Ashton.  Anna finds herself getting involved in their unravelling relationship.

The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin

A charming read about a tiny woman with a huge heart.

Life Begins by Amanda Brookfield

Charlotte is a 40 year old recent divorcee with a troublemaking 12 year old son and a best friend’s husband who’s inappropriately interested in her newly single status.  Must Charlotte uncover secrets from her past for her life to truly begin?

Rules for a Perfect Life by Niamh Greene

Rule One: Don’t ditch the perfect man just because he eats the last yellow jelly baby. Rule Two: Don’t move to a shack in the country to ‘find yourself’ and inadvertently become a subject of ridicule for the locals. Rule Three: Don’t fall for a man who has two children who hate you, a sainted dead wife who you’ll never live up to and a mother who thinks you are the maid. Maggie wants the perfect life — but if she keeps breaking the rules will she ever have it?

A Love Story Starring my Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner

After Julia’s death, Cass and her friends bring their dead friend’s secret musical project Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad to life.  A moving young adult novel about friendship and sexuality.

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Forget everything you know about Romeo and Juliet.  Juliet didn’t commit suicide – she was murdered – by her own husband, Romeo, so that he could be granted immortality.  He didn’t bargain on her being made immortal too, and made an agent for the Ambassadors of Light, fighting to preserve romantic love…

Kiss me Forever by Rosemary Laurey

We know that loads of you love supernatural romances, so why not try a new vampire series?  This vampire claims to be Christopher Marlowe… yes, that one.

Finally, here’s a little e-poetry-book that you can read to the kids – Twosomes – a collection of funny and cynical poems wondering if animals celebrate Valentine’s Day!


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