Loved Me Before You? Is The Notebook still your go-to for a good swooning? These romance novels will take you right back there…
Two by Two (Sphere) by Nicholas Sparks
In the midst of a career-defining move, and without warning, Russell is forced to raise his daughter on his own. He can’t stop the wheels from turning, but he can slow them down, and a chance meeting helps him do just that. Classic Sparks.
A Parcel for Anna Brown (Pan Macmillan) by Miranda Dickinson
Who is sending Anna parcels of beautiful gifts that brighten her ordinary life, and give her a sense of self-worth? Mystery and romance, written with a light-hearted touch – I was completely hooked.
The Olive Tree (Macmillan) by Lucinda Reilly
After 24 years, Helena returns to Cyprus, the island where she fell in love. Her husband and son go with her, and quickly realise she’s got something to hide. When past and present look set to collide, there’s no going back.
Love, or Nearest Offer (Quercus) by Adele Geras
Estate agent Iris Atkins loves fixing other people’s problems and finding their dream homes. But she’s not so hot at solving her own difficulties. A warm, funny read.
At the Water’s Edge (Hodder) by Sarah Gruen
Dragged by her husband to the Scottish Highlands, Maddie has to adjust to her difficult and different new life. Terrific characters and attention to detail made this moving, suspenseful novel by the author of Water for Elephants stand out for me.
By books editor, Lauren Mc Diarmid