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Fall in Love with Calibre Books on Valentine’s Day

13 February 2018

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic read from the Calibre Library – although you may have trouble choosing from the large selection of audiobook books available in our Love Stories category. Which is why we’ve put together a short list of fiction, both old and new, each with a love story at its heart:


The English Patient book cover

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje – 3613

The final curtain is closing on the Second World War, and Hana, a nurse, stays behind in an abandoned Italian villa to tend to her only remaining patient.

 

The Happy Home for Broken Hearts book cover

The Happy Home for Broken Hearts by Rowan Coleman – 12341

Ellie Woods spends her days immersed in the escapist pages of the romantic novels she lovingly edits. But her reality is somewhat less rose-tinted. Now it’s time to learn to live - and love – again.

 

Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations book cover

Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith – 10705

In these hilarious stories of perverse meetings, casual dates and romantic encounters, we are enthralled, saddened, inspired and surprised by the encounters we witness.

 

Honeymoon in Paris book cover

Honeymoon in Paris by Jojo Moyes – 11311

Sophie, a provincial girl, is swept up in the glamour of Belle époque Paris but discovers that loving an artist like Edouard brings undreamt of complications. Following in Sophie's footsteps a hundred years later, Liv, after a whirlwind romance, finds her Parisian honeymoon is not quite the romantic getaway she had been hoping for...

 

The French Lieutenant’s Woman book cover

The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles – 5710

At Lyme Regis on the Dorset coast, a young Victorian amateur palaeontologist, Charles Smithson, is struck by a solitary figure standing at the far end of the Cobb, staring out to sea. He is immediately beguiled and eventually infatuated with Sarah ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’.

 

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The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley – 5602

Leo, now in his 60’s looks back to the summer of 1900, when as a young boy he stayed at a house in Norfolk. There he had his first glimpse of the passions and intrigue of adulthood, and this time changed his life irrevocably.

 

Jane Eyre book cover

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – 7377

Orphaned Jane Eyre obtains the post of governess at Thornfield Hall and falls in love with the enigmatic Mr Rochester. When she learns his dark secret she must choose whether to stay, and live with the consequences, or uphold her principles and leave.

 

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Marriage: an Anthology edited by Elizabeth Jane Howard – 11783

Marriage - lots of us have tried it, longed for it or carefully avoided it. Here we have extracts from novels, short stories, letters and poems to illustrate marriage's many temperatures and moods.

 

Outlander book cover

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – 10405

1945, and Claire Randall goes to the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank. One afternoon, she is transported to 1743, where she falls into the hands of a gang of Scottish outlaws. Her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior.

 

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Rules for Dating a Romantic Hero by Harriet Evans – 10642

Laura Foster used to be a hopeless romantic. She was obsessed with meeting her own Prince Charming until she grew up and realised real life doesn’t work like that. Then she met Nick. Quick Read.