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Elsie Loves Romance!


This Saturday is Bookstore Romance Day, a day designed to give independent bookstores an opportunity to celebrate Romance fiction—its books, readers, and writers.


We asked Elsie, our biggest romance fan, to recommend some of her favorites. Elsie loves classic romances, but she also has a fondness for Betty Neels, a Harlequin Romance favorite. We hope these selections give you a moment of love and a romantic read.


See all the Bookstore Romance Day virtual events here.

My Antonia by Willa Cather


The first book in the Great Plains Trilogy -- follow Antonia and her story as told by her tutor and disappointed admirer, Jim Burden.









Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


Jane becomes a governess and falls in love…”Isn’t it romantic”...one the greatest romances!








Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier


Tall dark husband, innocent young wife...while the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca lurks.







Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


How can you beat this one?









Valentine for Daisy & The Awakened Heart by Betty Neels


Ms. Neels 100+ romance novels featured doctor/nurse romances, usually with English nurses and Dutch surgeons. I devoured them.


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