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Feb 11

[ARCHIVED] Staff Picks - Love Stories, Part 1

The original item was published from February 11, 2021 9:20 AM to February 17, 2021 11:22 AM

Staff Picks ~ Love Stories, part 1  


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Valentine's Day is upon us and the staff at Lewis & Clark Library would like to share some of our favorite books which have a good love story within their pages. 

Happy Valentine's Day! 


Beth suggests . . . 


The Two Lives of Lydia Bird 
by Josie Silver 

Lydia unexpectedly loses her fiancé just months before the wedding. Lydia goes through the grieving process in an unusual way when she discovers the sleeping pills prescribed to her by her doctor allow her to revisit the relationship she lost in a surprisingly real alternative dreamscape while she sleeps. This book is lovingly told, with a cast of likeable characters and a touch of British humor to counter the sadness which is at the heart of this endearing story. 

Find it in the library catalog 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2 Go eBook and eAudiobook 


Rachel suggests . . . 


The Lost Letter  
by Jillian Cantor  

Weaving stories from Austria in 1938 and California in 1989, the author does an expert job of telling this moving story. A mysterious love letter brings together generations of Jewish families. It’s romantic and poignant and shows the lasting power of love. This is a wonderful book! I read it in just a few hours! 

Find it in the library catalog 


With Love Wherever You Are 
by Dandi Daley Mackall 

A beautiful semi-true story about the author's parents experience of meeting, falling in love and living apart while serving their country during WWII.  

Find it in the library catalog 
Also available in digital format: 
Hoopla eBook and eAudiobook 


Ann suggests . . . 


For love & romance try reading B.J. Daniels. She's a Montana author and writes a good story with interesting characters. With series such as Montana Mystique, McCall’s Montana, Cardwell Ranch, Beartooth Montana, and several more, Ms. Daniels has a handle on romantic suspense with a Western theme.   

Check out the library’s holdings by this prolific author 
Find B.J. Daniels on Montana Library2GoAxis 360, and Hoopla 

Read more about the author at Fantastic Fiction Here 


Bretagne suggests . . . 


The Rosie Project 
by Graeme Simsion 

A quick fun read that will keep you very entertained.  

Find it in the library catalog 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 
Hoopla eAudiobook 


Holly suggests . . . 


Cold Mountain  
by Charles Frazier 

This book is many things; a great historical novel, an extraordinary civil war story, an epic journey, and a moving love story. Inman, badly wounded and sickened by the war, decides to undertake the epic journey on foot from Raleigh back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the woman he loves. His odyssean journey and her time waiting for him build the tension to the final pages when they are finally reunited. The book won numerous literary awards including the National Book Award. Anthony Minghella’s film adaptation received seven Academy Award Nominations including Best Actor, Jude Law, and Best Supporting Actress, Reneé Zellweger. Cold Mountain really does have it all, including a great love story at its heart. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eAudiobook 
Hoopla eBook 


Lisa suggests . . . 


Pride and Prejudice 
by Jane Austen 

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” With one of the best and most recognizable opening lines in English literature, so begins Pride and Prejudice. The story of the five Bennet sisters centers around spirited second daughter Elizabeth.  Although Lizzie knows that her duty as a young lady is to marry well, she is determined to marry for love or not at all.  Enter Mr. Darcy.  Despite his disdain for Lizzie’s family and circumstances, the wealthy Mr. Darcy cannot fight his growing attraction to her. Here is a timeless love story that gives us a flawed hero who is worth redemption and a heroine who always remains true to herself.  

Find it in the library catalog 
here: print copy and audio CD 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 
Hoopla eBook and eAudiobook 


After you’ve read the book (or even instead!), check out the 1995 BBC series starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. It’s one of the best book-to-screen adaptations ever made.  The 2005 movie version starring Keira Knightley is very good as well.