Romance genre books (94)


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The First Wife : A Tale of Polygamy by Paulina Chiziane EN

Rating: 4.5     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
Description:
After twenty years of marriage, Rami discovers that her husband has been living a double--or rather, a quintuple--life. Tony, a senior police officer in Maputo, has apparently been supporting four other families for many years. Rami remains calm in the face of her husband's duplicity and plots to make an honest man out of him. After Tony is forced to marry the four other women--as well as an additional lover--according to polygamist custom, the rival lovers join together to declare their voices and demand their rights. In this brilliantly funny and feverishly scathing critique, a major work fr... continue
Recommended: 23 Mar 2022

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The Girl with the Hazel Eyes by Callie Browning EN

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The beautiful island of Barbados, world-renowned for white sand beaches and tranquil blue seas, became the scene of an international crime in 1967. Forty years after Susan Taylor's whistle-blowing novel, 'The Unspeakable Truth' became the most famous novel by any Caribbean author, she reaches out to a young writer to write her biography. Lia Davis has no idea why Susan would choose her, but there's more to Susan's story than meets the eye. The Girl with the Hazel Eyes will show you just why there is trouble in paradise.

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The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald EN

Rating: 4     28 Votes
Description:
Fitzgerald's classic tale of jazz-era New York and the mysterious, party-throwing millionaire Jay Gatsby. It's 1922 and New York is electric. A hotbed of jazz, glamour and scandal. The playground of the super-rich. And the new home of Nick Carraway, a Mid-Western man chasing his American dream. For eighty dollars a month, Carraway finds himself the unlikely neighbour of his beautiful cousin Daisy Buchannan and a mysterious millionaire - Jay Gatsby. From the shadow of Gatsby's mansion, Carraway is drawn into the glittering, captivating world of the wealthy - their parties, their love affairs, a... continue

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows EN

Rating: 4     3806 Votes
Description:
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. “Treat yourself to this book, please—I can’t recommend it highly enough.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love “I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that sh... continue

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Description:
In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark ... continue

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The Last Will and Testament of Senhor Da Silva Araújo by Germano Almeida EN

Rating: 3     5 Votes
Country: Africa / Cape Verde flag Cape Verde
Description:
"In his will, Senhor da Silva Araujo has left a memoir that is a touching web of elaborate self-deceptions. He desired so ardently to prosper, to be taken seriously, and to join (perhaps, if they would have him) the exclusive Gremio country club. But most of all, he wanted to be a good man. And yet, shady deals, twists of fate, an illegitimate child: such is the lot of poor, self-critical Senhor da Silva Araujo. A bit like Calvino's Mr. Palomar in his attention to protocol and in his terror of life's passions; a bit like Svevo's Zeno (a little pompous, a little old-fashioned, and often hapless... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

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The Little Paris Bookshop : A Novel by Nina George EN

Rating: 3.5     3517 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anch... continue
Recommended: 31 Oct 2022

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The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Winner of the 2019 ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year Award. The international bestseller, now sold to over 24 territories internationally, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart tells the enchanting and compelling story of a young girl, daughter of an abusive father, who has to learn the hard way that she can break the patterns of the past, live on her own terms and find her own strength. 'Lush, powerful ...an engrossing novel of female survival.' Bookseller + Publisher A young girl loses both her parents in a tragic event, and is taken to live with her grandmother on a flower farm. Growing up, Al... continue
Recommended: 26 Nov 2022

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The Love Hypothesis

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood EN

Rating: 4     29 Votes
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
The Instant New York Times Bestseller and TikTok Sensation! As seen on THE VIEW! A BuzzFeed Best Summer Read of 2021 When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman's carefully calculated theories on love into chaos. As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn't believe in lasting romantic relationships--but her best friend does, and that's what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists re... continue

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The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman

The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Thériault EN

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This short novel conjures up the solitary daily life of Bilodo, a postman who shares his Montreal apartment with his goldfish, Bill. As a result of his indiscretion (the steaming open of personal correspondence), Bilodo becomes involved in an exchange of haiku between the woman of his dreams, a Guadeloupean beauty, and Gaston Grandpre, an eccentric intellectual whose mail Bilodo delivers. Around these events, Denis theriault weaves a passionate tragicomic love story full of twists and turns, but also rich in dazzling descriptions of lush, tropical landscapes and subtle evocations of the sober,... continue
Recommended: 26 May 2023


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