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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With These Books, Music And Movies!

Recommended by Julie Marchand, LPLS Library Associate

2/10/2014 -- Ah.  The season of love.

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us!

 

Check out the heartwarming books, CDs and DVDs we recommend!

 

From the sweetest sounds, to the tenderly romantic books, to the tear-provoking films, we have what you’re craving this Valentine’s Day holiday.

 

See our Valentine’s Day material recommendations below.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

Books, Music and Movies We Recommend This Valentine’s Day

List Compiled by Julie Marchand, LPLS Library Associate

 

BOOKS

Be My Texas Valentine by Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda & DeWanna Pace (Available also as an eBook)

In this delightful book of short stories, you will be able to follow four different women hot on the trail of capturing the hearts of four irresistible sweet-talking Texans.

 

Bitten by Cupid by Lynsay Sands, Pamela Palmer and Jaime Rush (Available also as an eBook)

Vampires meet cupid in these exhilarating tales of romance and suspense by three of today’s hottest authors.

 

Fortune’s Valentine Bride by Marie Ferrarella (Available also as an eBook)

When Blake Fortune decides to marry suddenly after a life-altering event, can Katie Wallace, his secretary who knows him better than everyone else, convince him that there is something more between them before it is too late?

 

Hating Valentine’s Day: A Novel by Allison Rushby (Available also as an eBook)

 

Liv Hetherington, a wedding photographer whose family and friends have given up on setting her up on dates, finds herself haunted by the Ghosts of Valentine’s Day Past, Present and Yet-to-Come by Cupid, who is determined to teach her a lesson where love is concerned.

 

A Red Hot Valentine’s Day by Lacy Danes, Megan Hart, Jackie Kessler and Jess Michaels (Available also as an eBook)

Spice up your Valentine’s Day by indulging in these four erotic tales where love is full of wicked pleasures.

 

 

CDs

Body + Soul: Slow and Easy

These rhythm and blues grooves performed by some of today’s top artists including Luther Vandross, Vanessa Williams and Barry White, will set the tone for an evening full of romance.

 

Friends and Lovers

 

Full of hit songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s by artists ranging from The Four Tops to The Righteous Brothers, these songs of love will bring back many lovely memories.

 

Kamasutra Lounge: Music For Seduction

Take your heart on a passionate journey around the world by enjoying these songs of seduction.

 

Simply the Best Classical Passion: Music for Classic Lovers

Set your heart aflutter by listening to these passionate classical pieces of music.

 

Sirens of Song: Classic Torch Singers

Let this wonderful music compilation of classic torch songs sung by the likes of Billie Holiday, Judy Garland and Etta James, among many others, fill your heart with the ebb and flow of love.

 

Smooth Jazz Hits for Lovers

This collection of romantic tracks by today’s best smooth jazz artists is sure to set the perfect tone for an intimate evening. The album includes Dave Koz, George Benson and Fourplay.

 

 

 

DVDs

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

After skipping work and spending a cold Valentine’s Day on the beach, Joel Barish meets Clementine Kruczynski, a woman wearing orange with shocking blue hair, at the train station. Joel discovers that he and Clementine used to date each other and that she had all memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Upset at this news, Joel goes to see Dr. Howard Mierzwiak himself to have all of his memories of being with Clementine erased. During the procedure, Joel finds their original passion reignited and begins to escape the procedure from deep within the recesses of his brain to be with the woman he still desperately loves.

 

The Lost Valentine

On a Valentine’s Day during World War II, Caroline, who is with child, bids farewell to her husband, Neil, at Union Station. Sixty-five years later, Susan Allison, a TV journalist, learns the touching story of Caroline who has returned to Union Station every Valentine’s Day to salute the memory of her brave husband declared missing in action after his plane went down over the Pacific during the war.

 

Sleepless in Seattle

In an effort to help his grieving father move on after the death of his mother, Jonah gets his dad, Sam, to pour out his heart on a national radio talk show about his perfect marriage and how much he misses his wife, Maggie. Letters flood in addressed to Sam from across the country from women who have fallen in love with him including one from Annie Reed, a Baltimore-based newspaper writer who is engaged to another man. Will a meeting on top of the Empire State Building between Sam and Annie on Valentine’s Day change their hearts forever?

 

Something New

Encouraged by her friends to let go of her dream of the “ideal black man,” Kenya McQueen, a successful African-American CPA, decides to go on a blind date with Brian, an architectural landscaper, only to cut their date short when Kenya discovers that Brian is white. After meeting again at a party, Kenya decides to hire Brian to landscape her new home. Over time, romance begins to blossom between Kenya and Brian, but will reservations among their family and friends threaten their newfound love?

 

Valentine’s Day

Allow yourself to be led on a heart-filled romp with this star-studded cast that explore the characters interwoven stories of one Valentine’s Day full of love lost, gained and how it will all play out in the end.

 

 

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