Contemporary Romance

These romance novels may be humorous, dramatic or suspenseful, but they all have two things in common: they feature characters trying to build and sustain a relationship in a contemporary setting and they’re all available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Must Love DogsMust Love Dogs by Claire Cook
A preschool teacher’s blissful romance hits a snag when her brother and his dog move in.

What Nora Knew by Linda Yellin
A thirty-nine-year-old divorced writer flunks the assignment when she’s asked to write a piece about romance in New York City.

Perfect Together by Carly Phillips
No longer interested in being her fiancé’s trophy wife, a young woman cancels her wedding and returns to her hometown.

Be Mine Forever by Marina Adair
Family obligations keep a commitment-shy playboy in his hometown where he finds a single mother an unsettling distraction.

A Broken Kind of Beautiful : A NovelA Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert
In an attempt to save her career, a young woman heads to a quaint island town in South Carolina to model wedding dresses at the request of her stepmother.

Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear
After her husband’s death in Afghanistan, a young mother returns to her family’s tranquil cabin where she reunites with old friends and meets an appealing newcomer.

Betting the Rainbow by Jodi Thomas
A young woman finds solitude in a quiet neighborhood and becomes friends with sisters who are counting on a poker tournament to make their dreams come true.

The Best Man by Kristan Higgins
A young woman, who left home after being jilted at the altar, returns to her family’s vineyard a little older and wiser to confront the ghosts of her past.

The Wanderer by Robyn Carr
After learning that he’s been left an old friend’s beachfront property, a man who has never be able to settle in one place, finds himself holding a community’s destiny in his hands.

Spellbound FallsSpellbound Falls by Janet Chapman
Trying to get a handle on fatherhood, a man learns his newly discovered six-year-old son is playing matchmaker.

Goodbye for Now by Laurie Frankel
A man develops a computer program that creates convincing human simulations that allow people to say final goodbyes to lost loved ones.

Stranger in the Moonlight by Jude Deveraux
A worn photo is the only proof a young woman has of a childhood friend who vanished without a goodbye.

Unleashing Mr. DarcyUnleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson
A young Manhattanite decides caring for a pack of show dogs in England is the perfect distraction from the scandal that ruined her teaching career and her reputation.

Beneath the Patchwork Moon by Alison Kent
A celebrated weaver hopes to transform an abandoned property into a community center to honor her best friend who died years ago in a car crash.

Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg
A woman’s commitment to save her family’s inn on the shores of Lake Michigan compromises a job offer in Paris that could make her dreams come true.

Originally published on June 6, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express.