Books to fall in love with
1. “Marrying Mozart” by Stephanie Colwell ($24.95). The four Weber sisters struggle with poverty and marriage prospects until 21-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart walks into their lives. This is the richly textured love story of a remarkable man and the four women who engaged his passion, his music and his heart.
2. “The Heartbreaker” by Carly Phillips ($16.95). Phillips continues her hit story of “The Bachelor.” When their mother falls ill, the sexy and most eligible Chandler brothers hear her last desperate words: “Get Married!” and “Give me grandchildren!” Can a heartbreaker today become a husband tomorrow? Read this fun novel to find out.
3. “Voices of the Heart” by Ed Young ($8.95). This small book is a perfect gift for someone you love. With his beautiful collage art, Young combines the visual western symbol of the heart in the style of ancient Chinese characters. This is a lovely, thoughtful book, perfect for any age.
4. “The Lost Girls” by Laurie Fox ($23). The story of a grown-up Wendy Darling who has long heard the family legend: madness strikes the Darling women shortly after romance visits in the form of an overgrown boy. This is a magical novel that takes a classic story and builds on it in a fresh, imaginative and contemporary way.
5. “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” by John Gray ($12.95). Finally in paperback! Gray’s bestseller explores the relationships between men and women. This book has helped an entire generation of men and women realize how different they really are and how to communicate their needs in such a way that intimacy is given every chance to grow.
6. “Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair” by Pablo Neruda ($12). From the opening lines of this stunning collection by the 20-year-old future Nobel Prize winner, it is immediately obvious that Neruda is a master of romantic poetry. With their gorgeous sweep and intimacy, their sensuality and rhapsody, Neruda’s poems are deeply moving and lovely. Read them aloud to someone you love.
7. “Any Human Heart” by William Boyd ($14.95). The latest novel from this acclaimed author is a compelling and complex emotional story. In a series of intimate journals, Boyd tells the story of Logan Mountstuart, a writer, lover, art dealer and spy as he makes his way through the 20th century.
8. “Schott’s Original Miscellany” by Ben Schott ($14.95). Impress your sweetheart with just how much you know about everything! Impossible to read in one sitting but utterly “unputdownable,” this is a unique collection of fabulous trivia. Totally addictive and less fattening than chocolate!
9. “Boy Meets Girl” by Meg Cabot ($13.95). Kate Mackenzie and her friends grapple with life in the big city. She works for a T.O.D. (Tyrannical Office Despot) who makes her fire the most popular employee, who in turn, sues Kate. Can things get worse? Of course! This book is great fun.
10. “Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees” by Johnny Gruelle and Kees Moerbeek ($19.95). This classic story is available in a gorgeous pop-up book. Moerbeek put Gruelle’s original story and illustrations into a surprise-filled, enchanting story.
Compiled by manager Alison Jones-Pomatto at the Book Seller, 107 Mill St., Grass Valley, 272-2131. The Book Seller is open 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
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