A Lot Of Love In The Library — Three to Read

Fall in love with these romances set in library recommendations.

Recommendations Romance Three To Read

February is the month of love. And around Valentine’s Day, an entire week is dedicated to various elements of romance. In the spirit of love, in this week’s Three to Read, we have hand-selected books on love set in a library.

Libraries are gorgeous places and what better place to fall in love, than a place stacked with books. Amongst the aisles of organized books with the rich smell of old paper, love finds a beautiful place to grow.

Hot Pick

A Girl During the War

by Anita Abriel
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Synopsis:

Set in the year 1943, a university student in Rome, Marina Tozzi finds her father dead. He was caught harboring a Jewish artist. Scared for her own life, she flees to her father’s best friend, Bernard’s Villa in Florence. Marina is an art expert and is able to help Bernard in his library. Bernard leaves her to the library as he takes the dangerous trek to Switzerland. In her time in Florence, she meets a young partisan, Carlos with whom a budding romance flourishes. This romance was short-lived because the war picked up and Florence was no longer safe.

Why:

Anita Abriel is the author of the international bestseller, The Light After the War. She returns with another evocative story of love and purpose which is set in a library in the midst of World War II Italy. With Marina meeting a partisan due to her skill and art in managing the library, the book uses the setting to give ground to their love. Many are anxiously awaiting the release of the book, which is scheduled to release on March 8th, 2022.

Coffee Shop

The Paris Library

by Janet Skeslien Charles
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Synopsis:

Odile Souchet, a young and ambitious woman in Paris, 1939, has it all: a lovely beau and a dream position at the American Library in Paris. When the Nazis invade Paris, Odile risks losing everything she values, including her beloved library. Odile joins the Resistance with the weapons she has: books, together with her fellow librarians. When the battle eventually ends, Odile is left with the harsh sting of treachery rather than freedom.
Lily is an adolescent yearning for excitement in small-town Montana in 1983. Her curiosity is sparked by her old, reclusive neighbor. Lily discovers that they share a love of words, the same longings, and the same jealousy as she learns more about her neighbor’s background, never thinking that they are linked by a prior secret.

Why:

The renowned author of Moonlight in Odessa, Janet Skeslien Charles’s book The Paris Library has gained a lot of acclaim. It is a book of love, war and history, that is predominantly in the world of books. Having a sweet romance that grows in the chaos makes it a must-read.

Dark Horse

The Woman in the Library

by Sulari Gentill
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Synopsis:

A woman’s horrified cry disrupts the tranquillity of the Boston Public Library’s beautiful reading room. Security officers take over right once, telling everyone inside to remain put until the threat has been detected and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers who chance to be sitting at the same table spend the time conversing and making new connections, friendships and love. Each has their own motives for being in the reading room that morning; the only difference is that one of them is a killer.

Why:

A writer who has studied astrophysics dabbled in corporate law and has written some bestselling books wrote this new murder mystery that has its fair share of romance. Set entirely in a library, this book will definitely see libraries in a new light.

Thanks for joining us for another Three to Read! We hope you pick up one of these romance-filled reads this Valentine’s Week.

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